recently opened up to Cosmopolitan about playing two identical-but-very-different characters on The Vampire Diaries.
In a behind the scenes interview with the magazine, she said:
'I definitely feel like I've discovered multiple sides of myself and become a different person and evolved in different ways through my characters because of Elena and Katherine and every other role I have played.'
'As an actor you definitely feel like you may have developed a split personality disorder but it's exciting because you get to try things and be different people and learn about yourself in the process.'
I think it must be really rewarding for the actress to play two different roles – when you play one role for a number of years, it could potentially feel stale. Since Elena and Katherine are so different, it must keep life interesting!
Nina also took the opportunity to set the record straight on what sort of guys she goes for, now that she's single and ready to mingle.
'I'm progressive in some ways, old-fashioned in others. I like it when guys hold the door open and are sweet and thoughtful. The guys on our show are really good at that.'
'A man in a suit looking put together and dapper is very attractive, but I also kind of like the I-just-rolled-out-of-bed, a-little-bit-of-scruff, effortless, not-trying-hard-but-still-sexy guy. If a guy spends more time looking in the mirror than I do, that's a problem!'
I can't imagine Nina has too much difficulty attracting either type of man!