She’s young, she’s gorgeous, she’s dating quite possibly the hottest guy on television, and yet Nina Dobrev‘s still got something else to celebrate. The Vampire Diaries actress is the newest cover girl for Seventeen magazine – again.
Back in 2010, she graced the glossy publication while talking about TVD, Twilight, Degrassi and her soon-to-be-boyfriend, Ian Somerhalder. Skip forward to 2011′s special fitness issue, and there she is once more, dishing on her personal workout obsessions — like yoga — and stay-fit tips. So, what’s left to talk about? Plenty…
When asked about her abused Perks of Being a Wallflower character, she says, “It’s a really heavy topic, and I hope my character gives girls some perspective. I think more than anything, girls allow abuse to happen because they’re embarrassed it happened and that they allowed it to happen. They know it’s not right. There’s no excuse for it. That’s why it’s so important to show girls that they can admit that it’s not their fault.”
But it wasn’t an entirely deep discussion. She also spills on her inner child: ”I want to go to Harry Potter Land! I actually should text Emma Watson to see if she can hook us up with a backstage pass or something. That’s the perk of doing a movie with Emma called The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
Of course she couldn’t get away with not dishing on her sexy boyfriend, Ian: “The first time I was on the cover of Seventeen, the cover line said ‘Nina: Why she wouldn’t date any of her co-stars.’ And then cut to two years later… it’s funny that I said that, but you know what? It was honestly what I believed at the time. I didn’t want to be dating one of my costars — my goal on the show was to be professional. But sometimes you can’t help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long — which I did for a really, really long time.”
For more of Nina’s interview and pretty pictures, visit Seventeen.com or pick up the October 2012 issue. Still not enough? Go behind the scenes of her Seventeen shoot below!