Nina Dobrev To Return In 'The Vampire Diaries' And 'The Originals' Crossover? Season 8 Appearance Unlikely

19 October 2016, 6:45 am EDT By Michelle Guanzon Mobile & Apps

"The Vampire Diaries" is wrapping up with its final season with Nina Dobrev reportedly returning. However, recent reports confirmed that the actress is refusing to give in to the drama series executives and decided to crossover to "The Originals" as Katherine Pierce instead.

"The Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev plays both Elena Gilbert and her 500-year-old doppelganger Katherine Pierce not until she decided to leave the show due to her personal reasons.

"The last few months have been a pretty big change for me," she said. "'s a scary word, or at least I used to think that, because it meant new beginnings. New beginnings with a future that was unknown. But change is necessary -- necessary for you to grow and to learn and to better yourself," Dobrev said during 2015 Teen Choice Awards.

The possible comeback of the actress in "The Vampire Diaries" season 8 has been one of the most-talked about news on the series recently. This was led by the affirmation made by executive producer, Julie Plec that they will have Dobrev's character return to the series.

However, despite the news, the actress is reportedly not pressured into coming back to the show.

According to one report, Nina Dobrev is apparently sending a clear message about his return and that she is not willing to give in to pressure and reprise her role as Elena Gilbert or Katherine Pierce in the upcoming and final season of the vampire series.

In addition, with only one season left, "The Vampire Diaries" fans are dying to know if they can expect a final crossover with TVD spin-off "The Originals" before all is said and done. The short answer: It doesn't look like it, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Julie Plec also shared some spoilers on the last season of "The Vampire Diaries."

"We're on episode 8 and I think the biggest thing we've had to do magically was borrow a dark object from the armory out of the city of New Orleans," Plec told EW.

 "We've really enjoyed it. It's been great to not be able to solve every problem with a witch spell and just boil down the storytelling to its simplest. Certainly our villains are imbued with certain kinds of powers, so you could argue that that's a mystical element right there, but it's been fun. So we've hit the 50 percent mark and a dark object is the only thing keeping us from a perfect record," she added.

"The Vampire Diaries" season 8 returns on Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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