was even “heavier” than he expected, the actor tells TVLine — partially because he didn’t
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“My schedule actually changed at the last minute,” Roerig explains. “When the producers told me I’d be wrapping up, I was like, ‘Oh… Wow.\'”
That said, Roerig and his castmates still had plenty of time to bask in the “surreal” glow of the series’ end while filming the last episode: “We were all giddy,” he recalls, “like we were back in high school. There was this electric buzz going around, knowing it was the last time we’d be out in the woods, or in the town, or wherever. There were definitely a lot of tears, I’ll say that.”
(Random bonus fact: Roerig says, rather proudly, that he did not have to rock a wig in this week’s flashback episode. “It may look like a wig,” he admits, “but it’s my own hair!”)
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As for what’s still to come for Matt in the final four episodes, Roerig alludes to his character’s ongoing dream of being a “hero” to his friends, adding that Matt is now “an integral key to saving everyone in Mystic Falls.”
And don’t worry him getting too close to the action, either. “Matt’s a Band-Aid,” Roerig reminds us. “He’s always going to be OK. I don’t know, and I don’t know why, but I trust him.”
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hopes for the final four episodes? Drop ’em in a comment below.
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Of course, like most I want Elena and Damian together but I also want all the other characters to end up with someone and be happy. Bonnie in particular has done so much for everyone, she should be alive and with Jeremy.
Did you seriously think everyone will get a happy ending especially when several have multiply pairings this TVD not 7th heaven
I’m so going to miss seeing him on my tv and dealing with some of the other actors.
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