"...as a writer and as someone who loves doing new things and finding a fresh voice, we love it," said Plec about the changes to lead character 'Elena Gilbert', played by Nina Dobrev.
"We love mean 'Elena' because it's different. It's a fun sparkle.
"She's nasty, she's uncompromising and unforgiving, and it gets worse before it gets better for sure. Every time I see a cut of the show I feel it's so new and fresh.
"Now I also know you run the risk of alienating people who are traditionalists and purists who like their heroine to be clean and pure. It's not something that we would leave her there forever.
"I think it's all part of the journey. When we decided to turn Elena into a vampire »
- Michael Stevens
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