Would you believe that Nina not only considers herself clumsy, but is also a snorter? When talking the filming of Let’s Be Cops, Nina credited her co-stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. with creating an atmosphere of creative freedom.
“They really gave me confidence and supported me and wanted me to make the character my own and sort of bring in my own quirks like the snorting and the clumsiness. That’s just me. That’s just how I am, like, I’m pretty shocked that I’ve walked a full 20 feet [on the Let's Be Cops red carpet] without falling — it’s a good day for me today.”
It is hard to reconcile this clumsy, snorting Nina with the characters she plays on TVD. Now that Elena Gilbert is a vampire, she has supernatural strength and reflexes. And Katherine Pierce has always been smooth on her feet. But we appreciate that Nina is happy to dispel the misnomer that actors are as perfect as they can sometimes appear on the screen. We love Nina for her quirks!