“Our fans seem like they’re a different race, a different species of human being,” Dobrev said. “They’re really cool. They’re united by their love for Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder), I presume, and for the show. They’re really committed. It’s one of the big pop-culture references these days, and it’s great.
“They’re really, really passionate, and they’ll fly in from everywhere to come to these fan conventions that we sometimes do. We had some kids all the way from Spain and Australia fly to Atlanta at one point to meet us and hang out on set. They’re really committed, and we’re really grateful to all of them.”