Say hello — or privet, if you’re so inclined — to Russian model Olga Fonda (Nikita). She’s been cast as the “emotional and beautiful” Nadia in The Vampire Diaries Season 5, Episode 1, according to TVLine.
Per the casting breakdown, Nadia has no allegiance to anyone, but she’ll side with whomever she thinks will help her with her mysterious mission. Described as an “emotional chameleon,” the well-traveled woman is just as likely to flirt as she is to turn to ice. “But the loneliness of her singular quest has taken its toll on her humanity, and she finds herself increasingly lost when it comes to genuine human connection,” the casting notes continue.
Based on earlier reports, Nadia is on a vengeance mission, but she might find that human connection in Matt (Zach Roerig). She meets both the busboy and Rebekah (Claire Holt) in Prague — and flirts with both.
Unless she’s that mermaid who rescues the vampire from the bottom of the sea that Julie Plec has been joking about, it sounds like Stefan will be on land sooner rather than later.