Cassidy Freeman returns to The CW

The Vampire Diaries, Cassidy Freeman and Ian Somerhalder

Proving that you can’t keep a good bad girl down, Smallville alum Cassidy Freeman returns to The CW to bedevil another crazy-hot cast. “I guess they’re trying to tell me something,” says the former Tess Mercer with a laugh. “When I was cast on Smallville, I was like, ‘Really? Evil angry girl?’ Because I can’t stop laughing in real life.”

In the March 15 Vampire Diaries episode — a flashback to 1912 — Freeman plays Sage, a bloodsucker with ties to the Originals, as well as Ian Somerhalder’s Damon. “She [is] really aware of what being a vampire is and owns it,” says Freeman, who says it “has been a dream to play a vampire” and that she was “jumping for joy” when she got the part. Sage will also resurface in modern-day Mystic Falls with a murky agenda. “She comes back for good reasons, but she is [out] for herself.” – TV Guide

The Vampire Diaries stars are Smallville alums too. Paul Wesley (Lucas Luthor) was in Season 2′s Prodigal and Ian Somerhalder (Adam Knight) was in Season 3′s Crisis, Resurrection, Obsession, Velocity, Hereafter, Delete and Asylum.

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