It is very easy to see where the comparisons come from with regards to Twilight and The Vampire Diaries, as both are heavily based on Vampires and Werewolves. However, Nina Dobrev insists that, that is where the similarities end and that The Vampire Diaries stands very much alone. Nina did admit that she was a big fan of the Twilight franchise and is also quite friendly with the cast.
Dobrev explained, “There are very small similarities and comparisons that can be made between the mythology of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries. Vampires and werewolves exist in many stories that can draw the same comparisons. However, The Vampire Diaries, now in its third season, has taken a life of its own and stands alone at this point.”
She added, “I'm appreciative of Twilight. Its success has paved the way for the genre and allowed for our show to even exist. I've read the Twilight books. The story is compelling and I can see why so many are hooked and in love with the films! I'm also friends with some of the Twilight cast, and we vampires are all supportive of each other!” You can see Nina Dobrev in The Vampire Diaries, every Thursday at 8/7c on The CW.