Nina Dobrev on Leaving ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Cast: ‘It’s Going to Be so Strange Not to Be with Them’

Nina Dobrev’s final episode of The Vampire Diaries airs this week. Before the episode airs, she’s opening up about leaving the show and its cast. 

In April, Dobrev announced on Instagram that she would be leaving TVD after six seasons. While many people were outraged, it seems as though Dobrev has made peace with the decision and is ready to take on new adventures.

Nina Dobrev
CREDIT: Self Magazine

Talking to Self magazine, Dobrev shared how she really feels about her final episode. “It’s important for me that it be epic and powerful,” Dobrev revealed. “I feel like I’m a completely different person than I was and I’ve grown so much. It’s been a big part of my life, and I want it to be beautiful. I want it to end well.”

It’s not just the show Dobrev is leaving, but the family that she’s made over the past six years. “I’ve loved working on this show,” she told the magazine. “It’s been such a crazy, awesome adventure, and I’ve been surrounded by so many people who I consider family. I know this is a new exciting step in the right direction for me, but it’s going to be so strange not to be with them.”

Right now, Dobrev is focusing on her move to Los Angeles. TVD films in Atlanta, so Dobrev be living in LA full-time for the first time. She’s currently on a cross-country road trip with some of her closest friends.

Dobrev is currently single, but she was dating her TVD co-star Ian Somerhalder from 2010 to 2013. Somerhalder just got married to Nikki Reed, so it sounds like it’s a good time for Dobrev to move away and move on.

You can catch Dobrev’s final TVD episode this Thursday on the CW. CLICK HERE to see the promo video for her last episode!