We already know that Nina Dobrev’s character of Elena Gilbert is going to spend a good part of “The Vampire Diaries” season 4 trying to adjust to being a vampire; however, that is not the only sort of major adjustment she is going to be making. When you think about anything and everything that has happened to her over the course of the past several years, it’s easy to forget that she is getting ready to not just graduate from high school, but figure out what she wants to do with her life next. This is ridiculously important when it comes to her future; after all, drinking blood does not pay the bills.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in a new interview, executive producer Julie Plec explains a little bit as to what the dilemma is for the writers in terms of figuring out how to tell the tale of Elena’s future:
“… [What] I’ve been saying a lot about this season to the people at the network and in general is that the writers and I are really focusing on that time in your life as your adolescence is coming to an end, that milestone of graduation, and you are making decisions: Do I leave home for good? Do I stay? Can I part with this town that’s been so important to me? Do I part with these people who have been so important to me? Am I going out into the world and starting a life and growing up? Or am I gonna hide here where I’m comfortable even if it’s not the best place for me? There’s a lot of great questions that come along with graduation that our characters — both human and supernatural — are gonna be asking themselves about who they are, who they’re supposed to be, and what they’re supposed to do with their life moving forward.”
The other good news that comes out of Elena potentially graduating at the end of this season is rather simple: Stefan being able to do the same, which thus means that we don’t have to see Paul Wesley try and act like he is a student anymore. (It gets more and more unbelievable ever year.)
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