“I think [Elena’s] biggest challenge is going to be the next phase of her life, dealing with life and how she can exist post-Damon and Bonnie and how she’ll go on without them,” Nina dished. “She’s devastated, but she has a very unique, odd, weird, unconventional way of dealing with her loss. That’s all I can say without spoiling anything.”
Nina might not have been able to spill the beans on how Elena is actually handing the tragedy — we do know she decides to go pre-med — but she did let us in on the fact that death is going to be permanent from now on. “Yeah, people are gonna keep dying,” she said. “So if you love the characters, you’ll be crying. Death has to be real now.”
While Elena is still standing strong, Nina’s other characters haven’t been so lucky.
“I’ve played three characters so far on the show and two of them have died,” Nina began. “So now I’m down to one, which is a blessing in many ways. I don’t have to wear as much coverup under my eyes because the bags aren’t as heavy anymore.”
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