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LAST INJURY I HAD

Being the not-suave guy that I am, my thumb got bent back in a romantic scene where I slowly lowered Nina [Dobrev] onto a bed. I was out of commission for a week.

LAST BIZARRE FAN ENCOUNTER

I do fan conventions, and usually the people are very sweet. Once in a while, someone shows up with a baby doll made to look like Stefan, my character, and I'm supposed to sign its face.

LAST TIME I WAS EMBARRASSED

I was presenting an award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in the U.K. I tried to crack a couple jokes that bombed. I remember telling my wife [actress Torrey DeVitto] I really need to study up on my British humor.

LAST ROAD TRIP I TOOK

My buddy and I drove up to Mammoth after a huge storm. I put new rims and tires on, but we found out they were summer tires as we were going up. The car was sliding down the hill, and we were screaming at the top of our lungs.

LAST GIFT I GAVE

I sent my wife a two-hour massage. In long-distance relationships you have to let the person know you're thinking of them, even though you're 2,000 miles away.