In the entertainment business, versatility is the key to longevity. Actors who can seamlessly transition from one genre to another often leave a lasting impression on audiences and critics alike. The journey from supernatural love triangles to explosive adventures is not just a craving for change but a reflection of an actor’s craft. Nina Dobrev, known for her role as Elena Gilbert in ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ is one such performer who has set her sights on new horizons.
In a 2012 interview with Ocean Drive magazine, the actress shared her desire to explore uncharted territories in her acting career, saying:
“I want to work in an action movie at some point.”
Amidst her ambitions for a thrilling action role, Dobrev mentioned her dream of being a part of iconic franchises, adding:
“My dream role is to do a James Bond film, or if they did another ‘Lara Croft,’ or even a prequel ‘Lara Croft,’ I’d want to do that, to get it out of my system.”
In the years following her stint in ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ Nina has indeed ventured into diverse genres. She starred in a series of action-packed and suspenseful films, such as ‘XXX: Return of Xander Cage’ and ‘Flatliners,’ where she showed her ability to hold her own in adrenaline-pumping scenes. Additionally, Dobrev embraced the horror genre with her role in ‘The Final Girls.’
Furthermore, Dobrev’s journey took an unexpected turn as she delved into the world of romantic comedies. Her performances in films like ‘Dog Days’ and ‘Love Hard’ proved her capacity to evoke laughter and tug at heartstrings.