Nina Dobrev just can’t run away from the sci-fi and fantasy genres.
The 21-year-old Vampire Diaries star chatted with the press during the 2010 Winter TCA Tour earlier this month and dished about playing two different characters in two different eras, mic sets and her love for fantasy books. Check it:
On if we’d ever see Katherine and Elena share the screen: “Playing Katherine takes so long. Getting into the character, there’s the hair and make-up process, and just getting dressed, alone, takes half an hour because there’s corsets and pantaloons. There’s so many layers that it takes half an hour to put the outfits on, so I couldn’t play both in one day. It’s very good because it takes a lot of energy. When I’m in that corset for 17 hours, at the end of the day, I feel like I’ve done a work-out. I remember looking at my stomach and thinking, “I should get myself a corset for every day.” It really tones you up. You’re sucking in, all day.”
On her most embarrassing moment on set so far: “When we’re doing scenes, we have mic packs, usually in the back pocket of our pants or somewhere. I went to the restroom once, forgot about my mic pack and it fell in the toilet. And, a mic pack is $2,000 or $3,000. I don’t think they heard it. I was just really embarrassed and I felt really bad. They announced it on the mics on the set, so everyone knew and everyone laughed at me. I offered to pay for it, but they wouldn’t let me.”
On her favorite kinds of books: “I was into ‘Harry Potter’. I’ve read all the ‘Harry Potter’ books and I’ve watched all the movies. When I went to London, I got to visit the set. It was insane. It’s huge! The whole place was massive. It was the Hogwart’s set, and I sat in Dumbledore’s chair. But, I signed a confidentiality agreement, so I can’t tell you anything else. I’ve read ‘The Lovely Bones.’ I’ve read all the ‘Lord of the Rings’ books. I love fantasy and sci-fi. When I read a novel, I like to get away from normal life. It’s an escape for me, so I like to read a lot.”
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