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Elena Faces Off Katherine in ‘Vampire Diaries’ Season 2

There will be a showdown between Nina Dobrev and Nina Dobrev, literally. The actressportrays two characters at the same time on “The Vampire Diaries”, the main heroine Elena and the show’s villain Katherine. These two characters will finally meet “face to face” in the Fall season.

“I can’t talk much about it yet,” said executive producer Julie Plec to TV Guide, “but one of the big surprises is that Katherine comes face to face with Elena.” The double role proves to be a challenge for Dobrev. She said, “It will be difficult because a lot of acting is reacting to the other person, but it’ll be fun to step out of my comfort zone.”

Katherine, a vampire whom everyone thought was dead, made her dramatic return to Mystic Falls at the end of the first season. She would particularly stir up something within Ian Somerhalder’s Damon who has been separated from her for centuries.

Somerhalder himself admitted that he has to juggle two different personas while Katherine is present. “Damon, with Katherine, is this youthful wide-eyed fun guy who is so intrigued by her – so different from the maniacal, more mature Damon you see with Elena,” he said.

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Katherine and Elena to face off.

Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie and The Patty Duke Show all did it way back in the ’60s, and next season on The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev’s Elena will make her onscreen debut on the same screen with Nina Dobrev’s Katherine, who made her dramatic return to Mystic Falls posing as Elena in May’s season finale.

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“I can’t talk much about it yet,” says executive producer Julie Plec, “but one of the big surprises is that Katherine comes face to face with Elena.”

How does Nina feel about playing both Elena and her 19th century doppelgänger in the same scenes? “I will have to ask for a second pay check,” kids the 21-year-old, who as a child marveled over Lindsay Lohan’s dual performance in The Parent Trap. While special effects have advanced a thousandfold since Elizabeth Montgomery’s Samantha/Serena face-offs on Bewitched, Nina is still worried about emoting opposite a stand-in tennis ball when the series resumes production in July. “It will be difficult because a lot of acting is reacting to the other person, but it’ll be fun to step out of my comfort zone.”

Nina’s not the only one who’ll be given a tough acting assignment. Having the look-alike ladies in the same town will also force Ian Somerhalder to play two different sides of Damon. “It’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster for me,” Ian predicts. “Damon, with Katherine, is this youthful wide-eyed fun guy who is so intrigued by her — so different from the maniacal, more mature Damon you see with Elena.”

Source: Fox News