TV Guide mentions The Vampire Diaries in their Finale Burning Questions post. Here’s what Julie Plec had to say about Elena becoming a vampire.
The Vampire Diaries: Elena is a vampire? Really?!
Yep, Vampire Diaries‘ teen heroine will be growing some fangs come Season 4. “It will be a very emotional, very complicated first episode when the show returns, but Elena’s future is pretty set,” says executive producer Julie Plec. What’s not a done deal is just which brother she’ll end up with. “That’s the best question of all!” says Plec, adding that though Elena (Nina Dobrev) chose Stefan (Paul Wesley) in the season finale, “everything has changed. Not necessarily how she feels about the boys, but who she is. This may bring her closer than ever to Stefan, or it may give her a deeper bond with Damon [Ian Somerhalder]. Plus, she’ll start learning things, like how Damon compelled her to forget their first meeting. Those memories will come back, and it’ll add more fuel to the fire.” —Ileane Rudolph