Damon & Elena’s sex scenes may seem flawless, but like any good mom, Nina’s thinks her daughter could always try harder.
No matter how old you get, your mom will never stop telling you what to do. She’ll always remind you to clean your room, always bug you about paying your credit card bill, and always suggest that you arch your back when having sex with Ian Somerhalder. Oh, actually, I guess that last one only comes from Nina Dobrev‘s mom.
The Vampire Diaries star, 24, was a guest March 12 on Conan, and Conan O’Brien grilled her about getting physical with the men of Mystic Falls.
“I’m pretty sure I’ve made out with every guy on the show — as my character, of course,” she said.
OK, now back to that whole ‘arching your back’ thing. Nina said her mom has a tendency to get a little over-invested in her daughter’s performances.
“The awkwardness and weirdness is when my mom comes to set and I have to do, like, a sex scene or something,” she said. “That can get kind of weird. But what’s even weirder is when I come off set and she starts giving me notes. … ‘Arch your back more. It’ll look sexier if you arch your back.’ We’re close.”
So the next time you watch a particularly spicy scene between Damon and Elena — The Vampire Diaries returns with new episodes March 14, so there are sure to be plenty in the coming weeks — just know this: You have Nina’s mom to thank!
Watch Nina’s hilarious chat with Conan below, then drop a comment: Do you have a favorite Damon/Elena love scene?
— Andy Swift
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