The Vampire Diaries isn't usually the first show you would think of when it comes to stunt-casting. But when a hugely famous, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast wants to be on a show, things change.
That must be the case, because Gabrielle Douglas will have a guest-starring cameo in an upcoming episode of The Vampire Diaries season 4.
As confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter
, Olympic gold-medalist Gabby Douglas will make an appearance on episode 7 of The Vampire Diaries
season 4 (scheduled to air on November 29). There is no word yet on how Douglas will fit in to the narrative of the show or how big her part will be.
Hints of the upcoming cameo by Gabrielle Douglas first appeared in the Twitter feed of TVD
star Nina Dobrev. On Wednesday, September 19, Dobrev posted
: "First thought at 530am when I woke up this morning : 'What to wear when meeting an Olympian Gold Medallist?'"
Later on the same day, Dobrev followed up with a message that mentioned Gabby Douglas specifically
: "Thanks for coming @gabrielledoug , I hope you had fun - you were great ! Smile is even brighter in person... :)" This second message was accompanied by a photo of Dobrev and Douglas together.
How does something like this happen? Well it all started back at the Olympics when Gabby Douglas publicly mentioned that The Vampire Diaries
was one of her favorite shows. To most of us, this meant that Douglas had awesome taste in television. To the people at The Vampire Diaries
, however, it meant even more.
Executive producer Julie Plec immediately posted her excitement on Twitter
: "In the span of one week I learned that an Olympic Gold Medalist and an American Idol love TVD. That rocks. @gabrielledoug @kelly_clarkson" Shortly afterwards, the cast of The Vampire Diaries
appeared in a video congratulating Gabrielle Douglas and the rest of the US women's Olympic gymnastics team on their medals in London.Don't remember the video? Click here to watch it again! The Vampire Diaries
season 4 will premiere on Thursday, October 11 at 8pm on The CW.
Are you looking forward to Gabrielle Douglas appearing on The Vampire Diaries
? What role do you think she should play -- vampire or victim? Leave your comments below!(Images courtesy of WENN and The CW)