Elena and Caroline are getting the full college experience when “The Vampire Diaries” returns on October 3—or at least the full TV college experience. The Mystic Falls BFFs will move in together when they matriculate at Whitmore College in season five, which, as we’ve learned through many years of TV-watching, means parties, hot boys and inordinately large dorm rooms.
“Look, we can all joke about it, but in order for a scene to look good, you need a lot of space to shoot in—especially when you’re a show that shoots on long lenses,” executive producer Julie Plec admitted to Hollywood Crush recently. “So yes, our dorm room is a little bigger than the dorm room I had in college.”
But that doesn’t mean it’s not gonna be awesome. “We establish a university that’s old and steeped in tradition and it’s been around for a while, and the room reflects that. It’s got the big arched ceilings and a good, old-world feel to it. So you will laugh, because yes, of course it’s a little bit bigger than it should be, but we’re proud of it.”