Leave it up to Nina Dobrev to play multiple supernatural roles at once! ‘The Vampire Diaries’ actress is now heading to ‘The Originals’ as yet another doppelgänger.
Nina Dobrev already played three different characters in one episode of The Vampire Diaries last season, but now that Katherine is gone for good, does that mean she can just be Elena? Not so fast. Introducing . . . Tatia.
Nina Dobrev Heads To ‘The Originals’
“There’s a lot of people that could cross over, and when we plan our crossovers, we like to think of the most clever way to integrate The Vampire Diaries mythology into The Originals mythology,” Julie Pelc told E! Online. “There was a character’s name introduced a long time ago in season three in association with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and how they became vampires and a girl that they both loved a long time ago who was the original doppelgänger, Tatia.”
Now you may remember when Tatia was mentioned was during season three when Rebekah (Claire Holt) explained that she was “The Original one” who “was much prettier” than the doppelgängers today. However, it was believed that she was dead since Elena and Stefan (Paul Wesley) were the only doppelgängers left.
“What we remember from The Vampire Diaries, for those who watch both shows, is that [Klaus and Elijah] both loved her, so it’s a little bit of history repeating itself like with Stefan and Damon [Ian Somerhalder],” Julie added. “And then Esther [Alice Evans], their mother, killed her so that she could make Klaus not a hybrid. There’s lots of secrets and scandal and romance and terrible tragedy attached to her character. We’ll get to go back into the past to see how that all played out.”
TVD & Originals Cross Over: Why Now?
It’s strange that we’re just seeing Tatia now, three whole seasons later.
“We made a rule at the very beginning, like, ‘Let’s not be number whores or number grabbers.’ We don’t want to be doing crossovers for the sake of, ‘Look at us!’ You know? But in this particular case, the character of Tatia is part of their history and is kind of a dangling chad,” Julie added. “It’s something we brought up a long time ago and never paid off.”
You can expect to see Nina on episode five of The Originals. However, you won’t have to wait until Nov. 3 to see Nina — The Vampire Diaries comes back this Thursday on Oct. 2 at 8PM on The CW. Are you excited to see Tatia?
— Emily Longeretta