THE VAMPIRE DIARIES has pulled from daytime talent before series regular Zach Roerig was a big hit as Casey on AS THE WORLD TURNS and now they’re doing it again. According to TV Guide, a couple of daytime actors will be appearing in the primetime soap’s fourth season.
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Blake Hood (Kyle) and ATWT’s Alyssa Diaz (Celia) are slated to play Dean and Kimberly, hybrid vampire/werewolf creators under the control of the villainous Klaus. Hood is scheduled to appear in the fifth episode of the season, and Diaz will first appear in the sixth. Perhaps Diaz will share scenes with former ATWT co-star and on-screen love interest Roerig?
At this time, there’s no word from Y&R about how this primetime gig will affect Hood’s screentime as Kyle, but seeing as how characters on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES tend not to live very long, it probably shouldn’t cause any scheduling conflicts.