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The Vampire Diaries Casts UnREAL Beauty — As 'Evil Herself’?

Vampire Diaries Casts Nathalie Kelley as Sybil

Something wicked this way comes — or, rather, someone wicked.

UnREAL alumna Nathalie Kelley is joining The Vampire Diaries for Season 8 — its final season — in the heavily recurring role of Sybil, aka “evil herself.”

But come on — can the character really be that bad? Apparently so. The casting breakdown for the dastardly immortal describes her as a power monger who manipulates her victims “into twisted games and tests for her own amusement and glorification.”

Underneath, however, Sybil is just like all of us: She only wants to be loved. (Aww.)

At the series’ Comic-Con panel Saturday, executive producer Julie Plec elaborated on what would make the minx such a formidable femme fatale. “It’s a new take on villains for us,” she said. “It’s rooted back all the way to ancient times.”

In related news, the show has cast two Containment grads, Kristen Gutoskie and Demetrius Bridges, as, respectively, Seline and Dorian, Alaric’s new nanny and intern.

Season 8 kicks off on The CW Friday, Oct. 21, at 8/7c. How do you hope the series will end? Hit the comments.