Nina Dobrev made the fans of “The Vampire Diaries” sad over her departure and she never really gave a reason behind her sudden decision. She then revealed in a recent interview what the driving force was that compelled her to leave the show.

The 28-year-old actress said in her interview with Harper’s Bazaar that she actually planned her exit so that she could get the roles she really wants to play.

Dobrev’s explanation detailed

Initially, many believed that she left the show because her former flame, Ian Somerhalder, had a new girlfriend, Nikki Reed, who is now his wife.

Somerhalder and Reed also recently welcomed their first child together.

According to E! News, that was not the reason at all as the 28-year-old actress had it all planned from the beginning. She was on “The Vampire Diaries” for six seasons and she did not renew her contract for the seventh. She appeared in the CW show’s final season. She is best known for her role as Elena Gilbert in “The Vampire Diaries,” which started in 2009.

In her interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she said that she was terrified at first and worried that she would not land another job but it pushed her to be better and get more projects. She has had guest roles in some series (“Robot Chicken” and “Workaholics”) and two films (“Let’s Be Cops” and “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage”) since her departure in 2015 from “The Vampire Diaries” but she noted that it is not because there are no offers, it’s because she tends to be picky about the roles she wants to play.

Dobrev said she no longer wants to play teenager roles as she would prefer to play adult roles. She noted that she wants to be challenged and work with great filmmakers to be able to tell “incredible stories,” Refinery 29 shared.

Dobrev stars in two new films, the “Departures” and “Flatliners.”

Harper’s Bazaar spent the day with Dobrev

Aside from talking about “The Vampire Diaries,” Dobrev also talked about what how her usual day goes.

She usually wakes up at 8 in the morning to walk her dog. After that errand, she goes back inside and has a shower then meditates. For breakfast, she revealed she makes the same shake every day, which is Sunwarrior protein powder mixed with half a banana, coconut peanut butter, almond milk, spinach, kale, and cinnamon.

After breakfast, she goes out for a swim or reads through scripts.

By lunch time, she usually makes her own food or orders from her choice of restaurant. On cheat days, she reveals she eats a burger for lunch. In the afternoon, Dobrev spends time with her friends and usually plays beach volleyball with them. If she does not see them, she also prepares for work and reads through her scripts.

On nights she does not have work, she stays at home and meets with her girlfriends. They watch something on Netflix or whip something up in the kitchen.