October is Nina’s month — not only with the return of The Vampire Diaries on October 11th, but she is also Seventeen Magazine‘s October cover girl. In her interview with Seventeen, Nina talks about what she loves about fall fashions; prints, colors, and layers, and looking stylish while still staying warm.
She shares more about her character’s abusive relationship in the movie Perks of Being a Wall Flower, that comes out later this month (September 21st!) and also stars Emma Watson…
“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.”
… and she dishes on her real-life relationship with our favorite vampire brother.
“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…its 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.”