Nina Dobrev has revealed that she loves playing two characters on The Vampire Diaries.
Dobrev stars in the show as both Elena, who lives in the present day, and Katherine, a vampire from the 1860s.
“It’s a very rare opportunity that I feel very lucky for,” she told TV Squad. “It’s hard to find one character that’s challenging, gritty and amazing, and I have two amazing, contrasting characters.”
Dobrev explained that she loves having the chance to explore two different personalities.
“I play Elena, a sweet, nice and lovable girl who’s also very courageous and will take care of all the people around her,” she said. “She’s very selfless. Katherine is the complete opposite – she’s selfish, narcissistic and very crazy – and she does everything for her own pleasure and amusement. The world and these boys are her playground.”
She added: “It’s interesting and fun to explore two completely different things, and when it comes to Katherine, really be someone so far from myself. It’s beautiful. I love it.”