Why Did Nina Dobrev Leave Vampire Diaries? The first six seasons of The Vampire Diaries were mostly about Elena Gilbert and how she was saved. Then, Nina Dobrev shocked fans by saying that she was leaving the hit show after season 6. The last two seasons of the show were different after Nina left all of a sudden. Now that The Vampire Diaries is available to watch on Max, more people are finding out about the popular vampire drama and finding out for the first time how shocking Nina’s exit was. So, why did Nina quit The Vampire Diaries? What does she think now about the show? Here’s all the information you need.
Who is Nina Dobrev?
Nina Dobrev is a Canadian actress who was born on January 9, 1989. Her official name is Nina Dobrev. The way to say her last name is (nin dbrv). She became known for playing Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The CW’s magical drama series The Vampire Diaries, which ran from 2009 to 2015. Dobrev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, but grew up in Toronto.
Why Did Nina Dobrev Leave Vampire Diaries?
Dobrev later said that she didn’t leave The Vampire Diaries because of problems with co-star Ian Somerhalder. Dobrev and Somerhalder did stay friends, and Dobrev even went to his wedding to actress Nikki Reed. Dobrev decided to leave her part on The Vampire Diaries pretty quickly, which is different from most TV actors who stay on the same show for a long time. This is despite the fact that it was a steady and reliable job. She took a chance when she changed jobs.
Later, Dobrev talked about why she left the show. She said that her busy schedule and the challenges of playing multiple roles on the show had worn her down. In an honest post on Instagram, she said that for one character, she had to play a human, a vampire, a crazy immortal, and a doppelganger, among other things. Her character also went through a lot of scary things, like being kidnapped, killed, brought back to life, tortured, and cursed. Dobrev needed a break from her part because it was too hard on her emotionally and physically.
What Happened to Elena When Nina Dobrev Left?
At the end of the sixth season, Nina’s departure was written into the show in a smart way. In the season 6 end, Kai, a bad guy played by Chris Wood, put Elena to sleep with a spell that linked her to Bonnie, played by Kat Graham. Elena would stay asleep as long as Bonnie was still living. Elena knew how important it was for Bonnie to live a long life. When Bonnie died, Elena would wake up just like she was before.
Elena was lucky to be able to say “goodbye” to her family and friends. Elena and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) had a heartbreaking goodbye that finished with a dance in the middle of the road where they first met. Elena was put in a coffin and kept safe in the Salvatore tomb after she fell asleep.
Does Elena Come Back to the Series?
Even after Dobrev left, Elena was still a big part of The Vampire Diaries. So, it made sense for the former star to come back for the series’ last episode in 2017. In order to make the most of Dobrev’s guest part, the last episode, “I Was Feeling Epic,” had Elena’s vampire double, Katherine Pierce, make a cameo.
What is Nina Dobrev Doing Now?
Nina’s first regular part after leaving The Vampire Diaries was in the short-lived comedy series Fam in 2019. Her part as Clem was very different from the ones she played in Vampire Diaries. Nina has also been in movies like XXX: Return of Xander Cage, Love Hard, Flatliners, Redeeming Love, and more. The Out-Laws, her most recent movie, came out on Netflix on July 7.
There are a few movies in the works with the actor, such as Reunion and The Bricklayer. She also reunited with Drake from Degrassi and did other things in Drake’s 2018 music video “I’m Upset.” Nina and her best friend Julianne Hough have started a wine company called Fresh Vine Wine. In 2019, Nina started going out with Olympic skier Shaun White.