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After three seasons, Elena Gilbert finally — and accidentally — became immortal on The Vampire Diaries’ finale Thursday.
When Nina Dobrev’s character drowned — she begged Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) to save Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig) instead — her friends presumed her to be dead. What they didn’t know, however, was that Elena had vampire blood in her system, and she would soon join Stefan, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) and Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) as a vampire.
Dobrev, 23, visited Us Weekly’s New York City offices Friday to chat about how her character’s surprising transition will play out during Season 4 of hit series, which returns this fall on The CW.
“I liked having one human and one vampire, because then I get the best of worlds and I get to do a variety of things,” said Dobrev, who also plays a vampire named Katherine Pierce. “But, then again, it is going to be different for me and it’s going to be challenge. It’s going to be more fun to sort of explore that world.”