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Nina Dobrev Explains Why She's Really Picky About Her Roles

Nina Dobrev Explains Why She's Really Picky About Her Roles

We’re obsessed with harper by Harper’s BAZAAR‘s latest cover, which features Nina Dobrev.

The 28-year-old actress served as guest editor for the September issue, on newsstands August 22. Here’s what she had to share with the mag:

On her shocking departure from the hit CW series The Vampire Diaries in 2015: “That was the plan from the get-go. If anything, the fact that [leaving] terrified me drove me even more. I needed to feel that fear of ‘Oh, my God, what if I never get a job again?’ That just made me want to work five times as hard to make sure that didn’t happen.”

On her roles since then: “The things I want to do aren’t necessarily the things that are expected of me. I don’t want to play a teenager anymore. I want to play adult roles and be challenged and work with great filmmakers and tell incredible stories, and that has meant being really picky.”

On living an adventurous life: “My rule of thumb is, I’ll try anything once. I have a healthy—or possibly unhealthy—obsession with trying things for the first time. Nobody imagines me to be by myself backpacking, so they just think, ‘It can’t be her.’”

On how her modest background helped shape her political views: “I come from an immigrant family, and I think it’s unacceptable to treat anyone like that,” of Donald Trump‘s “build the wall” rhetoric. “Hopefully he’ll get impeached. Or indicted. Or both. He just doesn’t act like a president. He acts like a reality star on a terrible, horrible show that should never be aired. And he’s responsible for incredibly important decisions for the country that I live in, so my opinion does matter whether or not I had a chance to vote.”

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FYI: Nina is wearing an Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet dress and Le Vian earrings on the cover; a Coach 1941 jacket, Wacoal briefs, and Simon G. Jewelry in the image with the red jacket; and a DKNY jacket, DKNY Sport sports bra, and a Casato ring and choker in the final image.

Check out Nina’s cover shoot below…

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  • Koos

    VIAGRA made her do it…………..

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  • Matty Ice 2016

    Picky? I’m sure that is a lie. Like most actresses she is lucky to be working at all

  • TaraTeller

    Yeah, I’m sure she’s turning down roles left and right.

  • theonlyandoneme

    Can’t wait to learn more of the movies she is producing and co-writing. When we least expect, she’s surprising us with her new projects!

  • tom

    poor tv actress

  • cher19

    LOL picky. is that what she calls appearing for 10 minutes in Trash movies