News broke yesterday that the role of 'April' had been cast. Nine Lives of Chloe King actress, Grace Phipps, will join the cast this season as a girl who has history with both Elena and Jeremy. 'April' will be a 16 year old girl who returns home from private school after her father passes away. She will make her first appearance in the second episode. Phipps is the second new actor to join The Vampire Diaries for the 4th season. It's been previously reported that actor Todd Williams will also have a recurring role as a vampire hunter. Since we know Williams' character will be no friend to the Salvatores, one has to wonder if April is somehow connected to this new threat.