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Q) The finale was incredible! Did you know it was coming for most of the season or did you find out only when you got the script?
A) I knew a couple of episodes beforehand, but not too long.
Q) Going into next season, how are you making Elena as a vampire different from Katherine as a vampire?
A) That’s going to be my biggest challenge. I don’t know quite yet. I think I’ll be figuring it out as we go, just like we did when we first started the show and did the pilot. We all got cast and then as our experiences on and as the characters evolved (depending on what they brought) we discovered our character. This Elena is going to be completely different from original Elena and from Katherine. I have to see how Julie [Plec] decides to shape her as an individual.
Q) Do you think will also undergo a physical transformation?
A) No. That’s the one thing that drives me crazy; it drives me crazy in our show when something happens and then all of a sudden they are a completely different person. I think she still has to be herself, she’s just a vampire. Just because she has fangs doesn’t mean she’ll be wearing skin tight leather pants. Katherine was like that because it was part of her personality. She was just a sassy, stylish sexy mama. Maybe Elena will evolve throughout the years and go shopping a little bit. She’s going to stay true to her.