Which TV Starlet Almost Played Elena on The Vampire Diaries?
Over the past five seasons of The Vampire Diaries, we’ve come to know and love Nina Dobrev as she’s played not one, not two, but three characters. It’s been a doppelganger frenzy for the 25-year-old actress, who plays protagonist Elena Gilbert, the sassy-yet-lovable Katherine Pierce, and the short-lived Amara. But can you believe that Nina almost didn’t get the part?
There are a lot of talented young actresses out there, but between Lucy Hale, Victoria Justice, and Alexandra Chando, which brunette was almost a CW darling?
WetpaintEntertainment asked Viggle users this very question during the February 27 episode of The Vampire Diaries — Season 5, Episode 14 (“No Exit”) — and the results are in.
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This was a tight one, and in the end, only 23 percent of Viggle users correctly guessed that Alexandra Chando almost played Elena. Can you believe it? A whopping 43 percent of Viggle users were convinced that Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale was considered for the role, while 34 percent thought that Nina Dobrev look-alike Victoria Justice almost got the gig.
Alexandra, who has starred on The Lying Game and As the World Turns, auditioned four times for the role, but the CW casting execs decided to go with Nina instead. After hearing that Ashlee Simpson almost played the lead as well, we’ll always ask wonder, “What if?”
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