‘Vampire Diaries’ executive producer Julie Plec teased that Elena-with-fangs could be a possibility. Do you want that to happen?
Mystic Falls’ finest descended upon Los Angeles this weekend for Paleyfest, dropping hints at some pretty major plot points to come on The Vampire Diaries. And even though I was basically drooling during the entire panel discussion, one question in particular is still ringing through my ears two days later: Will Elena (Nina Dobrev) ever turn into a vampire, like she does in L.J. Smith‘s original book series?
Executive Producer Julie Plec, who I now consider to be the master of the artful tease, gave this cryptic response: “We’ll see.”
“There’s a wealth of stories that have been given to us from these books,” Julie said. “There’s things we’ve decided to do and things we’ve said maybe not for us. So I would say I don’t know.”
Her answer isn’t a confirmation by any means, but honestly, I expected a flat-out “no.”
As all Vampire Diaries fans know, Julie is hardly shy about shooting down ridiculous rumors, like when she blatantly dismissed any notion that Elena’s adoptive parents could somehow still be alive. So for her to answer with a “we’ll see” leads me to believe that Elena’s transition is, at the very least, a distant possibility.
So what do we think about this?
Personally, I’m less than excited. While I think Elena’s struggle with life as a vampire would make for a compelling (tee hee!) story line, I think Nina playing two vampires would be the very definition of overkill. Plus, isn’t it enough that we have Stefan (Paul Wesley) angst-ing out about his bloodlust every week? We don’t need to multiply that by two.
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