'The Vampire Diaries': Lilly Roberson cast as Tyler's latest love interest

tvd-sofie-tyler-caroline.jpgWhen "The Vampire Diaries" returns on September 15, it's Elena's 18th birthday... and we're sure that her birthday party won't end without some serious supernatural hijinks. From the looks of it, though, it seems there will be a healthy dose of good old fashioned teenage angst as well.

Though it's been reported that Atlanta actress Lilly Roberson was cast as Becky, a former flame of Stefan's, sources confirm to Zap2it that Becky is still in the casting stages. Roberson, who previously had a guest role on "Without a Trace," is actually playing Sofie, Tyler's ( Michael Trevino) date to the birthday bash.

Don't worry, though. This new love interest isn't likely to make quite the lasting impression on our favorite werewolf that Caroline ( Candice Accola) did. While Tyler and Caroline are currently in the friend zone, the potential romance that was built up in Season 2 is definitely going to surface again as they battle with the fact that they're members of two warring species. 

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