Nina Dobrev has played the role of Elena Gilbert on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries for 6 seasons, but now rumours are swirling that she’s leaving the popular TV series. Could it be true?
Over the holiday weekend, Dobrev spent some time with her VD family members Kat Graham, Michael Trevino, Candice Accola and her husband Joe King, and Michael Malarkey, and some of the show’s crew members.
During their time away, two photos (here and here) were shared on Instagram with captions that suggested Dobrev’s departure from the show. Both photos remain on Instagram, but their captions have since been edited. Follow the links, above, to see screen grabs of the photos with their original captions.
There’s been no official confirmation from Dobrev or the network on whether or not she’ll continue to be a part of the show into its seventh season. So far, however, fans of the show are not impressed and have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations:
I love Stelena, i don't like Steroline, I like Bamon, but with Nina's leaving there is no way i will watch TVD ever again.
— Sibi (@StelenaPrevail) April 6, 2015
If Nina was leaving, there wouldn't be a season 7. Do you guys really think Julie and the network would continue on without the protagonist?
— forever. ♡ (@DE_FTW) April 6, 2015
NINA CAN'T BE LEAVING THE VAMPIRE DIARIES THIS IS ZAYN LEAVING 2.0 THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING TO ME
— fiona (@uanticket) April 6, 2015
I certainly couldn’t blame her if she wanted to leave the show in order to try new things. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to broaden one’s horizons, is there?
The Vampire Diaries season 6, episode 18 “I Could Never Love Like That” will air Thursday, April 16 at 8PM EST on The CW.