Do you think Ian & Nina are just friends? Nina gives her most direct answer to that question yet.
Vampire Diaries fans may be split on whether they want to see Elena (Nina Dobrev) with Stefan (Paul Wesley) or Damon (Ian Somerhalder), but there’s one thing most can agree on: They want to see Nina and Ian as a real-life couple! And Nina, 22, is doing little to dispel rumors of an on-set romance in a new interview for Teen Vogue‘s April 2011 issue. “A lot of people who work together end up dating, so it wouldn’t be unusual,” Nina says. “But I’ve never dated anyone I’ve worked with.”
Got that? Nina managed to give just the right amount of mystery in her answer, wisely choosing not to deny the rumors altogether. She may only be 22, but this girl is an interview PRO!
Read on for more of Nina’s Teen Vogue interview:
On her double life as both Elena & Katherine:
“When I signed on to the show, I didn’t know whether I’d be playing both girls,” she says. “And while it’s been cool, it’s also exhausting because it’s double the work. You invest so much of your heart and soul and energy into making even one character. It’s like doing two movies at once.”
On being hounded by paparazzi:
“I just feel like a normal girl, and the whole concept is very odd to me. But other people, like Ian, have had that experience before, so they’re like, ‘Yeah, this is what happens; there’s nothing you can do about it.'”
On what she was REALLY like in high school:
“I wanted to be the jock, and I wanted to be a dancer and actress. I was also a gymnast and very academically driven. I always had a lot on my plate and was really overwhelmed. Not much has changed—I’m constantly trying to one-up myself and raising the stakes.”
On her healthy eating habits:
“I try to eat healthy. I like to drink my kombucha, I like smoothies, and I genuinely love oatmeal because it reminds me of childhood. But having chocolate or cake makes me happy too.”
On her daily yoga regimen:
“It’s that hour and a half in my day that I get to not have voices telling me to go somewhere, do something, run lines, get curtains.”