Dry your eyes! “Vampire Diaries” actress Nina Dobrev might have been written off the CW show during the Season 6 finale, but there is still a chance that she might return. Dobrev’s co-star Candice Accola left fans with some hope for Elena Gilbert during a recent interview.
Speaking with Fashionisima magazine (via Just Jared Jr.), Accola revealed that she’s not crying over her friend – because it’s possible that they’ll share the screen again!
“We’re used of people leave the show and then coming back from the dead,” she told the magazine. “You never know what will happen.”
While the 28-year-old actress didn’t outright confirm that Dobrev would reprise her role as Elena Gilbert, it certainly gives fans hope that the character could return to Mystic Falls in the future. The show has already written off Alaric (Matt Davis) and brought him back. Meanwhile, characters like Lexi (Arielle Kebbel), Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning) and Vicki (Kayla Ewell) have all been killed but returned for special events.
“Vampire Diaries” viewers will remember that Season 6 concluded with Kai (Chris Wood) casting a spell connecting Elena and Bonnie (Kat Graham). As long as Bonnie was alive, Elena would remain in a slumber. But if Bonnie tried to break the spell then both of them would die. Kai put the power in Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) hands – kill his best friend in order to get back his girlfriend.
Ultimately Damon couldn’t kill Bonnie. In fact, he even saved her life with his vampire blood when one of her lungs collapsed after a run-in with Kai. Instead, the Mystic Falls gang gave Elena a proper goodbye before cloaking her with an invisibility spell and placing her in the Salvatore crypt.
The ending left it open for Dobrev to come back to “The Vampire Diaries” – potentially for when the series finally goes off the air. As co-star Paul Wesley previously teased, the show can’t continue forever … especially when a majority of the actors are supposed to be playing teenage vampires.
“I think everything has to come to an end, man,” he told People. “First of all I’m playing a 17-year-old. I’m 32 years old. So theoretically, if I were to stay on the show for say three more years, I would be a 35 year old playing a 17 year old, which is almost double. It’s more than double. It’s literally more than double!”
“The Vampire Diaries” will return to the CW for its seventh season on Thursday, Oct. 8. The producers dished earlier this summer that while Elena may be gone, there is still “ a lot of story to tell.”