So far during Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries, we’ve been completely head-over-heels with the newfound relationship between the sassy Katherine Pierce (Nina Dobrev) and her long-lost daughter Nadia (Olga Fonda). In a surprising turn of events, Spoiler TV reports that Ashlyn Jade Lopez, an adorable little actress, has been cast as a young Nadia.

While Ashlyn’s IMDB page is completely empty, getting your big start on The CW’s most popular show is quite a coup. And hey, we don’t usually get to see our favorite TVD characters when they were kids. Aside from Elena Gilbert’s flashbacks in Season 5, Episode 10 — “Fifty Shades of Grayson,” we haven’t seen any of the Mystic Falls residents as kids. Sure, there are plenty of flashbacks, but usually they are about Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) as adult vampires from decades past.

Since filming for the 100th episode (aka Season 5, Episode 11 — “500 Years of Solitude”) has already wrapped, we think these childhood flashbacks of the Bulgarian beauty will occur later in the season — which might provide evidence that Katherine doesn’t die in the milestone ep. Though, on the other hand, since most surprises for the 100th episode have been kept under lock and key, perhaps the flashback will occur in the special episode, giving even more emotion to what could already be a sad farewell.

When do you think we’ll get to see young Nadia? Hit the comments and speculate!

Source: Spoiler TV

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