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Nina Dobrev: Elena is a "Real Person"

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Less than two weeks before the series premiere of The Vampire Diaries, star Nina Dobrev spoke to iesb.net about her character of Elena.

From the role's relatability to her interaction on screen with her co-stars, here's a look at what the actress had to say:

On Elena: I think that she has a relatability and an innocence, and something that really gives her somewhere to go. She's a real person. She has problems, she's hurting and she falls in love, and the relationship is complicated, just like every relationship is. And then, you find out, on top of everything, it's not an average relationship that's complicated to begin with, but he's also a vampire, so there's another little bump in the road.

Nina Dobrev Promo Photo

Get even more up close and personal with Nina Dobrev when The Vampire Diaries premieres on September 10.

On the love triangle between Elena, Stefan and Damon: That's what's so intriguing. The thing about our show is that it's not something that we're going to drag out. They're really going and hitting all the stops, right from the beginning. The second episode is really intense. And, by the third one, we were shocked at how fast everything was moving along and how much action there was. We're also definitely pushing a lot of envelopes with the show.

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.

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