Andrew Liner gave us a peek at Mason’s cooler characterization when we asked him whether he’s team Dimitri or Mason. «Mason did get a little bit of a coolness upgrade from the books,» he said. «When you watch the show, he has this essence to him, and it’s a modern twist on it.» Liner added, «He is a passionate person and he is very comfortable with himself. Usually, when people are comfortable with themselves and confident and charismatic, they tend to be all right, and Mason is [comfortable with himself].»
Of course, the actor himself is rooting for a Mason and Rose endgame, as unlikely as it would be. «I’m team Mason, but that’s the thing. I can see why people would be team Dimitri because Mason also sees why Rose can fall for Dimitri and is falling for Dimitri or whatever,» he explained. «With that said, there’s a mutual respect that Mason and Dimitri have for one another because they have this shared experience. They have this lived-in experience of [the Dhampir tagline for Moroi]: ‘They come first.’ They see a lot of each other in themselves. I’m 100% team Mason.» But hey, showrunner Julie Plec made Damon and Elena endgame on «The Vampire Diaries,» so who knows what will happen?