Nina attended Gemini Awards in Toronto last night. You can find a few photos here and head over to Nina Dobrev Network for more. There are some really good ones of her with fans, they’re definitely worth checking! There was also a tribute to “Degrassi” shown at the awards, one of Ms. Dobrev’s previous TV credits. Play the video below, thanks to Degrassi-Fans.com, again! Oh Nina Dobrev has some awesome pictures, too, as well as captures of the “Degrassi” tribute.
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Previously known for her lead role on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Nina Dobrev stars as Elena Gilbert, a beautiful young woman caught between two vampire brothers — one good, one evil — in The CW drama, The Vampire Diaries.
Confused by her apparent connection to the woman responsible for turning the Salvatore brothers, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder), into vampires, Elena will have to do some digging into her own past to find answers.
While doing press at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Nina Dobrev talked about playing two different characters in two different time periods (along with Elena, she also portrays the villainous Katherine), and how much fun it is to be bad.
Q: Why do you think Elena was so upset about seeing the photo of Katherine and how much she looked like her?
Nina: I think that it’s shocking. It’s one thing to have a crazy ex-girlfriend and come to terms with that. It’s like, “Okay, you have a past? That’s fine.” It’s another thing to look identical to the crazy ex-girlfriend. I think Elena will always feel like, “Why are you dating me? Do you want to replace her with me? Isn’t that selfish of you?” There’s a lot going on. You don’t want to look like someone else, especially an ex-girlfriend.
This past Saturday, the Town Center Mall in Kennesaw, Georgia echoed as upcoming band “We the Kings” entertained a nearly mile long line of “Vampire Diaries” fans as they anxiously waited to meet the cast of hit CW show.
From Virginia, to South Carolina, and even Chicago, die hard fans traveled from all over to catch a glimpse of the cast. More than 500 people were able to shake hands and get an autograph from the 10 cast members present, while several hundred waited outside of the Hot Topic in hopes of a glimpse at their favorite Mystic Falls resident. The first in line was a mom and daughter duo who had been waiting since 7:45 in the morning to guarantee their spot in line to meet the crew. Though the screaming was a few octaves lower than the “New Moon” cast appearance at the Mall of Georgia in November, these fans were much more determined to win the hearts of their favorite cast member.
When it premiered in September, The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” drew the largest audience of any other premiere since the network’s 2006 debut, and it has maintained impressive momentum ever since. On the heels of a 2010 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, the show returns tonight after a nine-week hiatus.
“Degrassi: The Next Generation” alum Nina Dobrev, who recently celebrated her 21st birthday, is pulling double duty. She not only stars as the show’s magnetic ingenue, Elena Gilbert, but also as her civil-war-era doppelgänger, the bloodthirsty vampiress Katherine Pierce.
The fall finale left us with a shocking cliffhanger. Elena, having discovered the disturbing truth about her resemblance to Katherine, stormed out of Stefan’s bedroom — only to get into a car wreck with a mysterious supernatural creature while driving through the woods.
Despite the demands of playing two characters, Nina made time to chat with me about her favorite episode, Elena’s post-car-accident dilemma, and which of her castmates served as inspiration for Katherine’s devil-may-care attitude.
Congratulations on all the success! To win something like a People’s Choice Award, that’s voted on by fans, must be incredibly gratifying.
We felt so good to be nominated, but you never really expect to win, and then they didn’t fly any of us out there, so we just assumed that we didn’t win it. We wrapped for the day in Atlanta and went out to dinner, a couple of us, and we got a text message that we won and we all kind of freaked out, like, “What? Really? Are you serious?” It was very cool.