Kaylee Bryant, who plays Josie playing Elena, told E! News that she was a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries and remembers it as the first show she ever binge-watched.
“I watched the pilot episode and like genuinely could not stop,” she said, and her binging really paid off. “I watched The Vampire Diaries so many times that it’s ingrained in me. I did not need to go back and rewatch it because I already knew everything I needed to know.”
Her reaction to getting to play the one and only Elena Gilbert was extremely relatable.
“Oh, I panicked at first. Number one, I panicked. Then number two, I got excited. Number three, I got nervous again. It’s a huge honor,” she said. “I mean, Elena Gilbert is who started this whole journey, so the fact that Josie gets to play her was a dream come true for me.”
Bryant confirmed she asked a lot of questions about all the middle scenes and tried to convince writer Brandon that it needs to be a full show.
“If anyone in the fandom wants to aggressively tell him to finish the show, I will very much back that.”