Welcome back to Humor Nation. Elena Gilbert is one of the titular characters of the Vampire Diaries. She started off as a teenager who suffered a great loss when the show started, but as the story progresses, she learns and grows into a strong and mature woman. The character is portrayed brilliantly by Nina Dobrev who rose to major fame playing this character and would go on to star in big projects. While the character of Elena Gilbert has also received plenty of backlash from the fans who weren’t impressed by the character and felt annoyed due to over emphasis on her character.
So Take A Look At Interesting Facts About Elena Gilbert From The Vampire Diaries
In the books, Elena is a character with mean personality who gets whatever she wants. She feels entitled due to her pretty looks, with blonde hair and blue eyes, she is a popular girl. But the Elena in the TV show is completely opposite who is selfless, friendly, introvert, tragic, who suffered loss and struggles to get what she wants. Whereas the doppelganger Katherine role is also played by Nina Dobrev. She is cunning, manipulative, selfish person who would go to any extent to fulfill her ambitions.
3. NINA PREFERRED KATHERINE
Nina Dobrev revealed that she enjoyed playing Katherine more than Elena. She worked really hard to give both the characters an entirely contrasting personality so both of them can be distinguished easily. She prepared herself mentally while playing either character, she would practice in front of the mirror, modulate her voice to bring in little variations to suit the characters. While playing Katherine, the actress would use a wig to get the curly hair which would save her time in hair styling.
2. VAMPIRE TRANSITION
If you have read the Vampire Diaries novels then you must know very well that Elena Gilbert is a vampire in the books. She is turned quite early in the book. However, the vampire transformation of the character on show came pretty late. But the creators had planned her vampire transition pretty early, but realized it would feel rushed and they won’t to tell the story of the teenage girl. The writers almost turned her into a vampire in the Season 2 finale, but the idea was later changed. Plec felt again it was too early, ultimately the transition happened in the Season 3 finale episode ‘The Departed’.
1. NINA DOBREV CASTING & AUDITION
The casting for the main characters in TVD wasn’t an easy task. The showrunners and producers went through plenty of multiple round auditions to finalize the right actors. Various personalities and actors were approached for the role of Elena Gilbert. Popular actors such as Ashley Tisdale, Ashlee Simpson were given the opportunity, but it didn’t happen. Ultimately, Dobrev was cast into the role, but her casting happened through plenty of trials. The actress was having a flu when she first gave her audition and she called it one of the worst auditions of her life. The creators weren’t impressed by the audition and were trying other actresses for the role. But Nina Dobrev still wanted the part and she made one more attempt to bag the role, she recorded an audition tape giving her best effort and sent it to the Studio. This time the showrunners and producers were impressed by her audition and she was called up.