“Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev may be hanging up her leather jacket and Katherine fangs for the summer, but she’s not leaving teen angst behind. The 22-year-old actress recently signed on to play high school senior Candace in the big-screen adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” alongside Emma Watson and Logan Lerman. And as you can probably guess, we just had to get the scoop on the production when we sat down to chat with Nina yesterday.
“I get to Pittsburgh next week, and I start filming in about a week-and-a-half, two weeks,” Nina dished. And although she’s currently in the middle of reading the book, she told us that fans need not fret over whether the movie will closely reflect the source material. The script is really, really, really amazing and the cast. The fact that Stephen wrote the book, and he wrote the screenplay and he’s now directing, it’s going to be really good to see that because a lot of the time when a book is made into a film, a lot of the original fans are scared it’s going to be ruined. But when the visionary is the one who is going to see it is made the way he saw it and wants it to be seen, he’s going to play it true to the original.”
Nina has yet to meet co-star Emma, but she does go back (all the way to 2009!) with cutie pie Logan, who plays her brother in the film.
“I know Logan Lerman. We actually shot ‘The Vampire Diaries’ pilot when ‘Percy Jackson’ was shooting in Vancouver, so we all stayed in the same hotel,” she said. “He’s a great kid. He’s really talented. But I have not met Emma, or Paul [Rudd] or Mae [Whitman] or anyone else.”
Starring in a beloved YA adaptation and hanging out with Logan, Emma and Paul? Sounds like a pretty awesome summer to us!