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Nina Dobrev on Vampire Diaries Season 2

I have to be honest – the teenage vampire romance genre doesn’t always do a lot for me. Nothing against it of course. I think it’s cool that so many people are excited about dark fantasy and inspired to pick up books within the genre. But hey, you like peanut butter and jelly and I like grilled cheese, you know? Still, if there’s any show that has my attention these days, it’s The Vampire Diaries. The reason? Her name’s Nina Dobrev, the stunningly beautiful actress who plays Elena Gilbert, the show’s young heroine. A few weeks back, as she was winding up her work on The Vampire Diaries‘ first season, I had the opportunity to speak with Dobrev about her sudden success, about the experience of playing two distinct characters on one show, and about where she’d like to see Elena go in the second season. Hit the jump for our full conversation.

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