I tweeted this earlier yesterday, and thanks to the lovely @ShiraRose1 for the heads up! Dose.ca has a great interview up with Nina Dobrev. She talks about the challenges she faces in playing two roles.
The roles aren’t without their challenges: she admits that she sometimes struggles to understand Katherine’s motivations, especially her die-hard love for Stefan.
“I honestly don’t even know [why she loves him],” Dobrev says sheepishly. “They tell me that when I play Katherine, ‘Oh, she loves Stefan.’ ‘Oh, really? Why?’ ‘Don’t worry about it. She just loves Stefan.’ That’s what they tell me. I have to make up my own backstory and hope that it’s right.”
As for Elena’s relationship with the Salvatores, Dobrev praises its layered, complicated nature and commends the writers for not backing off for the sake of convenience.
“She’s with the two boys out of circumstance. They keep worming their way into her life and complicating it very much; as much as she loves them, they pose a lot of problems for her and her family – and her survival,” she emphasizes. “At the same time, you can’t help who you love. As much as she fights it, she has this undeniable chemistry with Damon and she has this love for Stefan. As horrible as it is and as much danger as it puts her in, she can’t get away from them.”
Read the rest of the story over at Dose.ca.