Wetpaint recently spoken to The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec about what’s going to happen with Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) now that she’s going to be a vampire and how she will have a harder time than Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) did.
Is it worse for her than for Caroline?
Yeah. Caroline as we remember is a control freak and a perfectionist. So when she set her mind to being great as being a vampire, she just rocked it. And maybe one day she’ll crack and collapse like a Juilliard pianist under pressure, but until then, she’s a rock star. So Elena’s going to have a much more difficult time with it. Every piece of compassion she’s ever felt for anybody will be magnified, every piece of grief she’s ever felt will be magnified, every piece of rage she’s ever felt will be magnified. She’s going to go through a lot, and it’s not going to be quick, and it’s not going to be easy.