"The Secret Circle" -- and Firewall & Iceberg Podcast -- favorite Phoebe Tonkin has landed a recurring role on The CW's "The Vampire Diaries."
Warner Brothers TV confirms that Tonkin will join the "Vampire Diaries" cast in the third episode, playing a character named Hayley, "a wild friend from Tyler's [Michael Trevino] past." 
Hayley makes an unexpected visit to Mystic Falls and her character is described as "free-spirited and extremely sexy." Presumably she'll cause a little trouble between Tyler and Caroline, because what fun would it be if she didn't?
Tonkin spent last season playing bad-girl witch Faye on The CW's "The Secret Circle," which was produced by "Vampire Diaries" co-creator Kevin Williamson. 
But Williamson isn't Tonkin's only connection to the "Vampire Diaries" world. The Aussie actress starred with "Vampire Diaries" favorite Claire Holt in the teenage mermaid drama "H2O: Just Add Water."
Other credits for Tonkin include the feature "Tomorrow, When the War Began" (and its upcoming sequel) and, like nearly every young Australian actor, a stint on "Home and Away."
"The Vampire Diaries" returns to The CW on October 11.


A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.