It looks like the reason why Nina Dobrev won’t be returning to the small screen for the final season of Vampire Diaries season 8 is another vampire. Rumors are spreading that the star will be switching up Elena Gilbert for a chance to be Bella Swan.
The Vampire Diaries season 8 marks the final season for the vampire series which ran for eight years. Dobrev’s role has been one of the most important– being the center of a love triangle between two vampire brothers. Damon and Stefan Salvatore has fought for the human girl’s love for six seasons. Until one day, Dobrev announces her exit from the series after season 6.
Heartbroken Elena supporters have been hoping for a comeback for Vampire Diaries season 8 even for a short while. For the longest time, fans remained positive until Ian Somerhalder (Stefan) shared that it looks like his off-screen ex would not return.
Dobrev Chooses Twilight vs. Vampire Diaries Season 8
Though CW has confirmed having talks with Dobrev for a possible comeback, nothing has been announced for certain. However, according to rumors, Dobrev might be replacing Kristen Stewart for the new Twilight movie.
Inquistr reports that studio chief of Lionsgate, Patrick Wachsberger says a new Twilight movie is possible. Additionally, Stephanie Meyer, author of the saga, wants to do something different with the story line.
As stated in the reports, Stewart is pretty uninterested in doing another Twilight movie despite the franchise catapulting her to fame. Nevertheless, the role of Bella Swan which is slightly similar to Elena Gilbert is still quite an attractive position to fill. The two roles resemble each other in that they are both humans (were humans) in between a love triangle.
Apart from the success of the novel-based franchise, working on the big screen seems a much better prospect for Dobrev. Not only will she get a wider audience, but also a chance to make it bigger in the industry.
But, at the moment, nothing has been confirmed yet for either Twilight or Dobrev’s return to Vampire Diaries season 8.