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Elena Gilbert as a Vampire: First Imprisoned Look!

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Non-spoiler alert: Elena Gilbert will transition into a member of the undead on The Vampire Diaries Season 4 premiere.

Actual spoiler alert: She'll be placed behind bars on that same episode.

TV Guide Magazine has published the first photo of the new Elena. Check it out below and get a glimpse at this bloodthirsty creature. Also, take note of her location. Who has her locked up? Her friends for her own protection, perhaps?

Elena as a Vampire

Nona Dobrev has said her character won't want to eat people simply because she's now a vampire, leaving her "hungry and moody." We can imagine!

Watch our interview with Dobrev at this summer's Comic-Con for more scoop from the actress and check out another Vampire Diaries premiere picture now.

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I blame the costume department and the writers for her character.


Also clothes say much about your personality. She wears rags even for someone who is an offspring of 2 doctors that's not really believable and as for Caroline who can actually dress up and stand out and her mum is a fucking sheriff and she looks like her mum is as rich as Tyler's mum to dress up like that? Wtf even.


lul wow she's still mary-sue if she doesn't feed on people. omg this show Elena might dress like she gets her clothes from Salvation Army, but it would be easy to overlook if there was personality behind the rags, so to say. What fucking personality are you talking about? lul are you completely stoned? This character has the same amount of facial expressions as Bella Swan has.


Amie: To each his own. Also, you are not alone as an observer, exposed to culture and I am related to actors as well. Have a good day.


Well I don't need to be in the acting profession to see who is good actor or not, I am the viewer, hence if I don' t feel anything from the certain actors performance then that is how I decide whom I see as talented or not, it has nothing to do with image and how a certain actress looks. Plus I have been to the theatre quite a lot in my life so thats why I can judge.


Jealous much???? Those who attack Nina Dobrev have some serious issues! Nina is a very good actress and she plays the role of Elena/Katherine professionally. Those critics of her acting skills, tell me.....are you in the acting profession? What do you know? Attacking the actress' physical attributes is a bit much! Everyone is entitled to his/her's opinions and it is true that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" but I believe these attacks come from some very insecure women that do not like what they see in their own mirrors!


You know what I would love to see - Elijah helping Elena with her transition. We've never seen him feed on anyone (though I'm sure he has/does). I just think those two have a ton of chemistry and she needs to take a freaking break from the Salvatore brothers for a hot second!
I like the show a lot - but I don't think I can keep watching season after season if they drag this love triangle thing out - it's like beating a dead horse! At some point a clear and definite choice has to be made, one way or the other.


To whoever says that Nina is average actress: Early buzz about the Perks of being a wallflower raves about her performance.Though her role is not that big they say that out of the secondary characters of the fiilms she is the one that stands out the most among them!One critic even went to say that in a couple of years she can join Emma Watson in Hollywood's A list! So she is a good actress and now we also have a proof!And bear in mind that this film is a strong entry for the award season and the cast includes great actors like Emma Watson,Ezra Miller,Logan Lerman,Paul Rudd,Dylan McDermott,Joan Cusack,Mae Witman ,Kate Walsh etc. so to say that she stands out with this cast...that says by itself that Nina is not average but she is pretty good!


i like nina dobrev as elena.. in fact, she was the reason why i started to watch the show (now theres another reason too: IAN). i tuned to this show because i honestly found her very beautiful looking (no homo... mmm... maybe)
she's great as elena and even greater as katherine.. im pretty pumped to see elena as a vampire.


Frankly the problem is not the clothes. Elena might dress like she gets her clothes from Salvation Army, but it would be easy to overlook if there was personality behind the rags, so to say. Yeah, I know, but clothes are supposed to complete a character, what you wear says a lot about your personality, which is why I laugh everytime time they say Elena is getting dark or all super bad ass..even her Buffy training clothes spelled weak and miserable...anyway, as usual my point is - book Elena was so much better..