Assignment X has an exclusive interview with The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev about her character Elena Gilbert in the CW Network television series “The Vampire Diaries”, does she have a favorite when playing Elena and Katherine, and does she like doing fight scenes.
AX: Given all of the twists and turns that Elena and Katherine have taken, do you have a favorite between them at this point?
DOBREV: No. I don’t have a favorite, because whenever I get bored with one, the other comes into my life. And I get to play her until I get bored with her, and I get to play the other one. So it’s kind of a perfect balance. It’s an ideal situation – I get to do both. I get to be Damon and Stefan. Because Damon’s usually the bad guy and Stefan’s the good guy, and then they switch. So I get to do both. So I’m happy.
AX: A lot of male actors say one of the things that made them want to get into acting was the fun of doing fight scenes. When you were thinking about becoming an actress, were you hoping, “Maybe I’ll get to hit or bite somebody?”
DOBREV: I think watching Angelina Jolie movies is always kind of inspiring and awesome. The guys get to do [that kind of fight action] on a weekly basis and kick butt, and some of us [women] get to do it, depending on the episode. But it is really cool. I remember watching [Jolie in] TOMB RAIDER and there’s this woman who’s beating up all of the guys. It does feel very empowering.