Not at all. But, she will be crossing over on the show for an episode, according to E! Online, who got the lowdown from showrunner Julie Plec.
"There's a lot of people that could cross over, and when we plan our crossovers, we like to think of the most clever way to integrate The Vampire Diaries mythology into The Originals mythology," Julie told the E! Online's Kristin Dos Santos.
"There was a character's name introduced a long time ago in season three in association with Klaus and Elijah and how they became vampires and a girl that they both loved a long time ago who was the original doppelgänger, Tatia. So Nina Dobrev will be visiting The Originals for a nice little storyline in our fifth episode which airs November 3." Interesting.
Julie went on to say that Tatia's presence will cause the Original brothers to struggle again with falling in love with the same woman...kind of like what Nina deals with on her own show.
"What we remember from The Vampire Diaries, for those who watch both shows, is that [Klaus and Elijah] both loved her, so it's a little bit of history repeating itself like with Stefan and Damon," Julie continued. "And then Esther, their mother, killed her so that she could make Klaus not a hybrid. There's lots of secrets and scandal and romance and terrible tragedy attached to her character. We'll get to go back into the past to see how that all played out."
Tatia is getting introduced now, rather than when they first mentioned her, because they didn't want to bring Nina in in the beginning for the sake of getting higher ratings. "We don't want to be doing crossovers for the sake of, 'Look at us!' You know? But in this particular case, the character of Tatia is part of their history and is kind of a dangling chad. It's something we brought up a long time ago and never paid off," Julie continued.
As for when you can see Nina play Tatia on the show, her episode of the Originals airs Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. on the CW. Meanwhile Vampire Diaries airs Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.
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