David gives HollywoodLife.com his perspective on Shane’s intentions and teases serious drama with Bonnie & Jeremy.
“Good” and “evil” are relative terms on The Vampire Diaries, and Mystic Falls’ newest resident Professor Shane (David Alpay) knows all-too-well what it’s like to exist in that gray area. In fact, he could literally teach a course on it. “The funny thing about this show is that even someone like Klaus, who’s seemingly so evil, does the things he does for a reason,” David tells HollywoodLife.com. ”I don’t even know if Shane is evil, to be honest.”
“It’s a little ambiguous; we’re not really sure, and I think that’s a big credit to the writing, which is getting more sophisticated as the seasons go by,” David continues. “The audience is demanding it. They want something more than just what you might see in a vampire movie, which lasts an hour and a half.”
That said, Shane is definitely someone who shouldn’t be underestimated, particularly by struggling-witch Bonnie (Kat Graham) and fledgling-hunter Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen).
“Shane, at this point, knows Bonnie and Damon have a hunter,” David explains. “He doesn’t know who it is, but he pieces that much together. He’s incredibly smart; he’s spent his entire life studying the occult.”