Nina Dobrev, the star of the CW’s Vampire Diaries show, has announced that she is abandoning her role on the television series.
“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,” Dobrev wrote on Instagram .
“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.” Her announcement sparked rumors on social media that her reason for leaving the show is due to retirement plans.
This became especially true after it was reported that she will be travelling and taking time off from the industry.
“Nina is excited to spread her wings, get some rests, travel the world, and also take it by storm, and we support her a thousand-fold,” said Vampire Diaries Executive Producer Julie Plec.
“We will miss Nina and the four hundred characters she played, but we look forward to the insane and exciting challenge of continuing to tell stories of our Salvatore Brothers and our much-loved and gifted ensemble.” The 26-year-old actress began her career in the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation and landed important roles in Never Cry Werewolf, Fugitive Pieces and Away from Her.
She was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and was raised in London, Canada.