If you think you've been seeing a lot of Nina Dobrev lately, it's not just because The Vampire Diaries stunner has been burning up Fashion Week by hitting five shows in two days.
It must also be because you caught sight of her—and we mean a whole lot of her—on the current cover of Entertainment Weekly, in which the porcelain beauty gets hot and heavy with her hunkalicious vampire costars Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder. (Nope, her vampire-centric life definitely doesn't, ahem, suck.)
We nabbed the classy and charming star backstage at the Monique Lhuillier show to ask her about that shoot, and she gave us some fun scoop about flashing flesh—for magazine shoots and TV shows.
Get this: She even once passed on a part in an award-winning TV series because she wasn't ready to drop trou…
"You know, I actually turned down something, because of the nudity, for Boardwalk Empire," she tells us when we asked about her thoughts on baring some skin.
"But I was really young at the time. I'd just finished Degrassi, and I wasn't ready for it. But I don't think there's anything wrong with it, and I think if you're immersed in a role and if it's appropriate for the role, I say go for it. You just have to find the right role. But I think nudity has to be tasteful and appropriate and not gratuitous."
So what was the mood like on the Entertainment Weekly cover shoot?
"Whether you're on set or on a photo shoot, those kinds of things—when there's a lot of people watching you—you have to be able to laugh. But they're always a little awkward, a little tense."
Good thing she definitely knows how to laugh about it all. "I'm proud to say that up until this point, I've been able to keep my clothes on!" she says about agreeing to do the racy shoot. "I've gotten to where I am and kept my clothes on, so now I've reached the point where you gotta start taking the layers off!" she jokes.
Great to see she's got a good sense of humor when it comes to keeping The Vampire Diaries' fans happy!