‘Vampire Diaries’ Casting News: Details Emerge On Spencer Locke’s Role

Oh, Twitter, what did we used to do in the days before you existed in our lives? Thanks to a Hollywood Crush informant, we came across a juicy tweet from “Big Time Rush” star Spencer Locke today (it was posted March 1) that read: “packing for Atlanta, GA! so excited to be working on Vampire Diaries :) not so prepared for the freezing COLD!what to bring..what to bring..”

Spencer has plenty on her plate these days — she recently appeared on “Cougar Town” and will be seen in the upcoming sci-fi horror flick “Resident Evil: Afterlife” — so we just knew whatever was bringing her to Mystic Falls had to be pretty worth it. Here’s what we know so far: A rep for the CW series confirmed to us that Spencer will be featured in an upcoming episode titled “Miss Mystic Falls” and her character’s name is Amber.

From our quick “Vampire Diaries” research, we can’t seem to find a trace of that name in the book series, which means she’s another genius creation from the minds of exec producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. We have a feeling she may be working closely with Malese Jow, who plays feisty vampire Anna, as she tweeted a picture of her and Spencer yesterday along with this note: “Proceed extensive assemblage”! hottest new crew around! Taking over HOTlanta! http://twitpic.com/179x6f.”

Perhaps the episode title suggests they’ll also be a beauty pageant? If that’s the case, then may the best girl win! UPDATE: TV Guide reported today (right after we published this post) that our suspicions were correct: there will be a pageant and Amber Bradley (her full character name!) will be going up against Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola).