Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Elena Turns 18 on The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries fans, mark your calendars for September 15. That's The CW drama's third-season premiere — and a special day for Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev). "Our first episode is Elena's 18th birthday," spills exec producer Julie Plec. What's in store for the birthday girl? Any idea?

Nina Dobrev

Elena Gilbert

"There will be a small time jump [ from where last season ended ] as we celebrate Elena's birthday," says Plec. "But as is the pattern in Mystic Falls, the event never reaches its climax." Elena will now be a senior in high school, but don't bank on a season-ending graduation.

Now that she's 18, "Elena and Jeremy technically don't need a parent living in their house [following Aunt Jenna's death]," says Plec. "She will be taking care of herself."


On the romantic front, might the show now capitalize on the real-life romance of Nina and Ian Somerhalder (Damon) and have their characters hook up? While Plec stresses she would never exploit her actors' personal lives, she hints that "over the course of the season, Elena will be struggling with a deep, deep attraction toward Damon. That's going to be a big problem for her." As will Rebecca, a yet-to-be-cast vampire from Stefan's "darkest ripper days who loves that Stefan's back to his bad behavior." She's not the only one.

Elena and Damon

They look so lovely!

Damon and Elena. They have something!

I love this scene!

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev

Just can't wait until September 15! Let the clock start ticking! 

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  1. I am a huge fan :)
    Plus 15 september is my birthday :)
    I loved your post :)

  2. Thank you. Same here, am huge fan of TVD. Season premiere as your birthday present. Together with Elena celebrate birthday. =)