06:32 PM EDT 08/24/2015
Originally posted 05/13/2015 12:00PM
After six years on The Vampire Diaries as its star and diarist in question, Nina Dobrev is moving on.
As she admits to PEOPLE, her last days on set in Atlanta were "bittersweet," but the cast and crew sent her off in the best way they knew how – by ganging up on her with a massive prank six years in the making that she won't soon forget.
The actress, 26, also opens up to PEOPLE about what it's like interacting with one of the biggest and most enthusiastic fandoms on the Internet as well as her favorite part about playing Elena (… /Katherine/Amara/Tatia).
Originally posted 05/12/2015 08:15PM
There's no bad blood between Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder.
Dobrev – who is exiting the supernatural CW series after Thursday's finale – told E! News she's thrilled her ex-boyfriend found love with Nikki Reed. (The couple tied the knot April 26 in Malibu, California.)
Originally posted 05/12/2015 09:35AM
Nina Dobrev and Conan O'Brien could have a dual circus act somewhere in the future.
The Vampire Diaries actress, 25, stopped by Conan Monday night and ended up showing off her impressive flexibility – once again – alongside the 52-year-old late-night host.
"I can do the splits, yes," the actress confirmed – with slight trepidation – in the video.
Originally posted 05/04/2015 12:00PM
After Nina Dobrev announced she would be leaving The Vampire Diaries once her six-season contract was up, the show's creator, Julie Plec, had the same knee-jerk reaction to the news as the rest of us: denial.
"Nina had said earlier this year that she wanted to be done, and we spent a little time trying to talk her out of it," said Plec on a KCRW podcast. "[We'd say,] 'Oh, look at all these great plans of how you can stay!' "
However, said Plec, Dobrev "was just looking forward to moving on with no hard feelings and no drama. … She finally was like, 'No, I signed up for six years. I've done my six years. I'm ready to move on and spread my wings."
Originally posted 04/16/2015 01:10AM
Nina Dobrev and Michael Trevino, who are both leaving The Vampire Diaries after season 6, commemorated their exits in the cutest way possible on Wednesday night: with a helium-voiced sayonara.
Dobrev, 26, who announced her departure on Instagram earlier this month, also posted a Polaroid-style shot of her hugging her costar, 30, whom she tagged as part of her "#TVDFamily."
Originally posted 04/14/2015 09:35AM
Elena and Stefan, together forever.
Nina Dobrev's time on The Vampire Diaries is quickly coming to a close, and on Monday she reached a bittersweet milestone – her final scene with costar Paul Wesley.
Dobrev, 26, and Wesley, 32 – who goes by @paulwesley on Twitter and @paulvedere on Instagram – have been the show's leads through six seasons. With a seventh season on the way, Dobrev has announced she is leaving (as is Michael Trevino, who plays Tyler Lockwood) and officially commemorated the end of the Stelena era with a sweet Instagram post.
Originally posted 04/07/2015 01:45PM
The Vampire Diaries fans, prepare to bid farewell to the beloved Tyler Lockwood.
Originally posted 04/06/2015 08:45PM
Nina Dobrev isn't long for Mystic Falls.
The original cast member of The CW's The Vampire Diaries confirmed Monday via her Instagram account that she'll depart the show after this season.
Underneath a picture of Dobrev, 26, with TVD creator and showrunner Julie Plec, the actress wrote, "I always knew I wanted Elena's story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime."
Originally posted 03/26/2015 06:20PM
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Originally posted 03/12/2015 03:30PM
After six years starring as Damon on The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder moved behind the camera for the very first time to direct Thursday's episode.
Having just learned that his mother may have actually been alive (or, more accurately, undead) for the past 100-plus years, Damon enters "The Downward Spiral" with a whole new set of abandonment issues.
In an exclusive chat with PEOPLE, the actor, 36, opens up about what it was like to direct for the very first time (which, funnily enough, segued into musings about the inevitable march of time), what's coming up for Delena (and even Bamon) and his ideal ending for The Vampire Diaries.
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