Nina Dobrev just rocked everyone's worlds and not in a good way. As you probably know, Nina Dobrev is leaving The Vampire Diaries, as she revealed in an Instagram announcement Monday evening, and sparked what currently feels like a national day of mourning. So, if you're extremely down and out, wondering how the show will possibly go on, take a look at some of Dobrev's best cast photos and behind-the-scenes pics that she's posted on her Instagram. You know, to remember the good times.
The Picture That Started The Sorrow
Let’s read over the caption so we can really accept that she’s leaving,
”Dearest TVD Family,
I’ve just spent the most beautiful weekend on Lake Lanier in Georgia with my own TVD Family, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries. I want to be the first to tell you that it wasn’t just a holiday celebration, it was a goodbye party. I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime. I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger. I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there’s still so much more to come before the season finale in May. Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates, and I myself made some of the best friends I’ll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever.
There’s more to come before we wrap this up, and I promise you’ll get to hear all about my experiences over the next month as we approach the season finale (I have given an exclusive interview for the June issue of SELF Magazine that I am excited for you to see!), but until then I invite you to hop on the roller coaster ride that is Elena Gilbert’s life and join me as I celebrate her and prepare to say goodbye to her – and to my work family – as I move on to the next chapter of my life. I want to share this goodbye with all of you (this weekend’s pictures were just the beginning). You, the wonderful fandom who gave more love, support and passion than anyone could have ever imagined seven years ago, when a young Degrassi girl from Canada showed up in LA to audition for ‘that Twilight TV show.’ ;-) I love you all. Fasten your seatbelts. If you think you know what’s coming, you don’t.
This Fun Boat Group Shot
How does one get an invite to this?
Shades and smiles.
Very T. Swift of you, Nina.
When The Cast Isn't Snacking On Blood, They Enjoy A Good Burger
And a tiara.
Terrifyingly Adorable #TVD Themed Cake Pops
Helping Out A Cast Member
Some Filming Insight
So many cameras.
Gruesome Yet Gorg
I mean really, they make blood look like an accessory.
Some BTS POV
Eye spy with my little eye…
Artsy Set Shots
Creepy yet cool.
Whatever This Is...
Ian Somerhalder, you do you.
Can Never Have Enough Cast Polaroids
Good Friends Hang Out Even Off Set
Stefan & Elena 4EVR.
Where The Magic Happens
Filming Can Be Rough, And It Shows
Dobrev rocks the grey hair, though.
Interviews Aren't Photo Shoots, Guys...
Well, I guess they are when you’re this good looking.