Nina Dobrev On 'Vampire Diaries': 'The Storylines Keep Getting More Intense'

Between jetting off to awards shows, filming "The Perks of Being A Wallflower" and gearing up for season three of "The Vampire Diaries" in September, there's no question that Nina Dobrev has a lot on her plate. But is it too much?

We caught up with Nina at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards post party earlier this month—where we found her unwinding with "TVD" executive producer Julie Plec and co-stars Steven R. McQueen and Kayla Ewell—to get the scoop on how she manages her workload and whether, after two seasons, it's still exciting to slip into the roles of Elena and Katherine.


"It's definitely fun still," Nina said (feel free to let out that sigh of relief!). The 22-year-old, however, shared that since the show is so fast paced, she sometimes fears they might run out of twists and turns for the viewers. (Confession: We've totally been afraid of that too!) "I wonder when we're going to burn out and when there won't be anymore story to tell," she said.

Luckily, that's where scribe Julie comes in.

"She is brilliant, and she keeps delivering. The storylines keep getting more intense and bigger, and the cliffhangers are crazier and steeper," said Nina. Yet, as the arcs get meatier and Nina's schedule gets more and more packed, the challenge of managing her workload is that much greater.

"For me personally, it's finding that balance between life and work and having a life within my work because I have to live to have something to pull from, and I'm trying," she said.

Considering she’s already a pro at juggling two characters and multiple on-screen love interests, we’ve got no doubt she’ll manage to find some harmony in her off-screen life as well.

Are you impressed by Nina's time management skills? What would you like to see happen on season three of "The Vampire Diaries"? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!