Elena and damon dating 2016
Dobrev said, "The writers heard me speaking Bulgarian to my mom on the phone while I was on set one day. Executive producer of the television show, Julie Plec, said the Elena from the books was "really kind of selfish".
In The Vampire Diaries, Elena's "selfishness" in the books as a human was never explored, because it "didn't ever feel like a characteristic" the show wanted for their heroine. Williamson told her that "the angle we wanted to go for was the relatable, nice, girl next door, who the audience roots for".
The actress stated that it has been a challenge distinguishing the two, and enjoys playing them both.
In the television series's fourth season, Elena becomes a vampire and dies then deals with the struggles that come with her change.
Dobrev portrayed the "conniving" Katherine as well, who is opposite of Elena.
Plec said "We kind of abandoned that queen-bee popular complex that in a lot of ways defined early Elena in the books", while feeling that Elena's actual flaw is her "deep, deep connection to other people". Speaking about the different qualities Stefan and Damon bring to Elena, Dobrev said they have "different qualities that are very appealing", which combined make "the perfect man".
Describing Elena from the books, Dobrev said she is "one of those mean girls that gets what she wants, popular . She said "Stefan is committed and sweet and protective and loving, and Damon is spontaneous and crazy and fun and exciting".
In the books, Elena was blonde, popular, selfish and a "mean girl".
However the show's producers, Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, felt that it wasn't the direction they wanted to go with their heroine in The Vampire Diaries television series.
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Stephen is trustworthy and caring and sweet, plus he doesn't drink human blood.