“I want to become a different person, and that’s what working in film allows,” she explained. “I want to be a punk or a sweetheart or a drug addict! There are so many things to explore… Sometimes they’ll be like, ‘She’s not plain enough.’ Or ‘She’s not edgy enough.’ That frustrates me. I feel like a blank canvas, and I wish people would be a little more open-minded.”
All of which is to say, Nina doesn’t like to be typecast or pigeonholed—and she scoffs at stereotypes, onscreen and off. For instance, where plenty of young single 20-somethings live in fear of being labeled the Crazy Cat Lady, Nina owns up to it right off the bat (although, to be fair, she prefers the term “Cat Woman”):
“I love my furry friends,” she said. “I even made a calendar for 2012. It’s called My Pussies: A Hairy Love Story.”
We’re going to give you a minute to let that sink in, because yeah, she went there. And then we’re going to give you a minute to give the girl a standing ovation, because yeah, she went there. And it’s not over yet, as she also happily added, “[Cats] just migrate to me. I’m pretty sure I was a cat in a past life.”
And there you have it: Nina Dobrev. Reincarnated cat, calendar girl and our new favorite crazy person. In a good way.
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