In a recent interview with Fearnet.com, Nina Dobrev (who we all know as Elena from the Vampire Diaries) shared all sorts of goodies with us bloodthirsty fans. She dishes about her castmates, how she feels about playing Katherine, what she’d like to see in season 2 and more! Have a look:
Having seen the three of you on stage here in LA at this year’s PaleyFest, I noticed the camaraderie you share with your costars – Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder – is very strong.
We’re all really, really close, and we’ve become like a family, and we hang out a lot and work a lot together. That’s the way you develop these great friendships – you get to know all these people. Luckily, I’m surrounded by an incredible group of people who are not only talented and professional and successful, but are also sort of great down-to-earth people.
In the show’s flashback sequences, set in the town’s distant past, you get to play a different character, Katherine. For an actor, how much fun is that?
I love playing two completely different characters. Especially because Katherine is so conniving and narcissistic and selfish – which is so unlike me, I would hope and think. So it’s really a challenge and it’s interesting to step into those shoes and be that person every now and then. But I think that the corsets and the costumes and all that really do help and ad to the character. Because as soon as I put that costume on, I feel like a different person, as soon as the makeup and the hair is all done. I even feel like I change a little bit. And it’s so much fun. It’s so much fun to go back and explore a different time and age and be a different person.
Is there any particular direction in which you’d like to see Elena go in the second season?
Yeah, I definitely want to see how her relationship between the two boys progresses; and if at some point enough will be enough, and if she will decide that being around these two individuals is really worth all the pain and heartache and all the difficulties that they really put on her life. She had problems before they showed up. But it’s definitely complicated things a lot, their presence. So I’d like to see whether or not she will call it quits or keep going and fighting for what she loves.
Read the entire interview HERE.
If you’re anything like me then you’re probably even more excited for season 2 of Vampire Diaries. Can’t wait!