'The Vampire Diaries' Season 4 casts Phoebe Tonkin as a face from Tyler's past

phoebe-tonkin-secret-circle.jpgWe've got the best news ever for you this morning -- proving that wishes do come true!

"The Secret Circle" spitfire Phoebe Tonkin has landed a juicy recurring role on Season 4 of "The Vampire Diaries" as Hayley, a friend of Tyler's (Michael Trevino). First appearing in episode 3, 19-year-old Hayley is "wildly sexy" -- with a tough, intimidating side that could just give Caroline (Candice Accola) a run for her money.

Let's just hope that by the time Hayley surprises Tyler in Mystic Falls, he's back to actually being Tyler.

Best known in the U.S. for her witchy ways on "TSC," Tonkin made a splash in Australia on "H2O: Just Add Water," where she played a mermaid alongside her soon-to-be "Vampire Diaries" costar (and off-screen bestie) Claire Holt.

"The Vampire Diaries" returns Thursday, October 11 at 8 p.m. EST.

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