Nina Dobrev Calls Her Vampire Diaries Exit "Epic" and We're Already Excited/Scared

In her first interview after announcing her exit, the starlet admitted it will be "strange" to leave her "family" at the CW hit series

By Tierney Bricker May 12, 2015 3:00 AMTags
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T-minus four days until Nina Dobrev leaves The Vampire Diaries.

Since Nina announced she was leaving the CW hit after six years in April, we've all been living in a state of denial. But it's time to move onto the next stage of grief as her final episode, the season six finale, is just days away, and Nina is appearing on the June cover of SELF Magazine, speaking out about her decision to leave TVD for the first time. 

In the emotional interview, Nina opens up about shooting her final scenes for the show, saying she wanted it to be "epic." Good thing TVD specializes in epic, right?

"It's important for me that it be epic and powerful," she said. "I feel like I'm a completely different person than I was and I've grown so much. It's been a big part of my life, and I want it to be beautiful. I want it to end well."

And Nina also opened up about her mixed emotions on saying goodbye to the people who have become her "family" over the last six years. 

"I've loved working on this show. It's been such a crazy, awesome adventure, and I've been surrounded by so many people who I consider family," she told the mag. "I know this is a new exciting step in the right direction for me, but it's going to be so strange not to be with them."

SELF Magazine's issue with Nina on the cover hits newsstands on May 26th, and Nina's final episode of The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday at 8 p.m. on the CW.