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Nina Dobrev

Warner Bros.

We now know and love Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert on The Vampire Diaries, but once upon a time she was a very controversial choice for the part, on account of her nonblond hair (for shame!).

Find out why producers took a risk on young Nina and see exclusive tape of her audition for the series in our first look at The Vampire Diaries season-one DVD special features:

 

 

 

 

Would your favorite stars want to be a vampire in real life? Check out their answers:

Get these Vampire Diaries goodies and more on the season-one DVD, out this Tuesday. But first, tell us: What are you most looking forward to in season two of The Vampire Diaries? Katherine craziness? More Alaric? Or something else?

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