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Vampire Diaries Executive Producer Julie Plec on Why Vampire Elena Will Have It Much Harder Than Caroline — Exclusive

Everyone on The Vampire Diaries handled their transition to bloodsucking differently. Caroline (Candice Accola) took to vampirism like a duck to water. Stefan (Paul Wesley), less so. Now that Elena (Nina Dobrev) is facing the same fate in Season 4, Wetpaint Entertainment spoke to Julie Plec at the CBS TCA All-Star Party and asked the executive producer if the new vamp will follow in her blonde BFF’s footsteps.

Wetpaint Entertainment: What should we know about Elena as a vampire?
Julie Plec: You should know, it is by no means a walk in the park. In fact, it might be the worst, most horrible, sweaty run through the park in the middle of the night running from terrorists. That's about the equivalent of her experience.

Is it worse for her than for Caroline?
Yeah. Caroline as we remember is a control freak and a perfectionist. So when she set her mind to being great as being a vampire, she just rocked it. And maybe one day she'll crack and collapse like a Juilliard pianist under pressure, but until then, she's a rock star. So Elena's going to have a much more difficult time with it. Every piece of compassion she's ever felt for anybody will be magnified, every piece of grief she's ever felt will be magnified, every piece of rage she's ever felt will be magnified. She's going to go through a lot, and it's not going to be quick, and it's not going to be easy.

Stay tuned for more of our interview with Julie Plec in the coming days!

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08.2.2012 / 02:07 AM EDT by Carita Rizzo
Related: The Vampire Diaries, Spoilers, Elena Gilbert, Caroline Forbes

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