On one hand, Dobrev was playing the role of Elena Gilbert from seasons 1-6. On the other hand, she was preparing for some big roles in Hollywood coming her way.
After Dobrev left the popular supernatural drama in 2015 ''The Vampire Diaries'' after season 6, the TVD series has become quite lackluster.
Her last movie, ''The Final Girls,'' was screened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on Sep. 19, 2015. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson this American slasher comedy film was released in the US on Oct. 9, 2015 in a limited release.
''The Final Girls'' was not a mainstream cinema. It was appreciated by the media critics. It won several awards including ''Audience Award for Feature Film'' at Stanley Film Festival and was a runner-up at the ''Toronto International Film Festival'' for the People's Choice Award for Best Midnight Madness Film.
It also seems that Ian Somerhalder is out of the scene now. Nina seems to be going steady with Austin Stowell. The "Bridge Of Spies" famed actor Stowell seems to be having a good influence on Dobrev. Inquisitr reported that Somerhalder is back with Nikki Reed and is very happy.
Nina has a few movies like ''Arrivals,'' ''Crash Pad'' and ''xXx: The Return of Xander Cage'' at the pre-production stage. She seems to be ready for the bigger screen now after elevating herself from the small screen of TV.