Nina Dobrev has been on The Vampire Diaries for a few years now, enough to establish a solid fan base and equally solid B-list cred. Nobody would call Nina an A-list TV actress, but she does command the same type of media attention and focus that A-list TV actors do, if only because her romantic life is such a topic of hot interest. However, think back to two years ago, when Nina was in a steady relationship with Ian Somerhalder and not dating anybody else – do you remember anyone expressing nearly this much interest in her life?
Hollywood has a thing about single actors versus married actors – sure, if you’re Channing Tatum, go get married and nobody will care. But for the majority of actors – and even people like Brad Pitt – it makes a difference when you’re starting out. If your career is built on your looks [even in part], then the pressure will be on for you to ‘appear’ single – if only to mollify your countless fans into thinking that they somehow have a chance with you. I mean, let’s be real – most Vampire Diaries fans don’t really care about dating Nina Dobrev, since they’re female teenagers. However, Nina is trying to launch a film career now, and that caters to a broad, broad demographic – at least half of whom equal men. That means that Nina can attempt to kickstart a film career all she wants, but the fact that she’s single right now is helping her enormously.
Nina Dobrev is still technically contracted to at least a few more seasons of the Vampire Diaries [including this one], but we already know she’s planning on quitting soon to escape the stigma of Ian Somerhalder’s association [and Nikki Reed]. But she’s playing it safe and waiting until she lands a franchise first. Just don’t be surprised if she remains single until then…
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