Vampire Diaries: Nina Dobrev says “I don’t have to pick Damon or Stefan!”

by Anna Howell

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After her ex, and Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder recently came out as saying that he thought his character’s relationship with her was strange, Nina Dobrev has revealed that Elena doesn’t really have to pick from Damon or Stefan!

Fans of the hit US cult vampire series will know that, ahead of the new series, show producer Julie Plec, revealed that Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, who split up earlier this year, would be reuniting on screen as their characters Damon and Elena embark on another attempt at romance.

We know this will be uber-awkward, a bit like selling your house just to rent it from the new owners, but both sides of the new on-screen relationship have come out to express their feelings about the development, and neither seems too keen!

First of all Somerhalder expressed his feelings over the matter saying how he thought the coupling was “very strange” and that it would be weird for his character to finally get the girl (weird, or ironic?).
And now Dobrev has revealed that she thinks actually the best choice for Elena wouldn’t be Damon, or the other point of the love triangle his brother Stefan, and that she was hoping to discover another brother who was a mixture of both and a tad more suitable.

Discussing the situation with Digital Spy, the actress commented:

“I’m pretty sure there’s another brother somewhere who’s a hybrid of the two of them. I don’t know – I think Elena’s got it good. She’s got the both of them after her. She kind of gets both. She’s a smart woman!”


However, joking aside, she did acknowledge that expressing a preference to either brother would pretty much cause a war:

“Half the fans will get so mad at me if I say one, and the other half will say the other. The beauty of the situation is that I don’t have to choose.”

With regards to playing both Elena and her alter-ego Katherine, Dobrev admitted that she has “learned a lot and discovered a lot” about herself adding:

“They bring out different parts of me and I have to go to different places,” she said. “I can relate to both of them in many ways, and in many ways not. I’m learning a lot from them and I’m learning from their mistakes as well. It’s just made me more confident and okay with myself. And I can walk in heels really well.”