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    johnmarlena422

    [41]Jun 4, 2012
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    stellarchick86 wrote:
    ^True. That wouldve been very interesting to see. But on the other hand, they already sort of have a rival for her, Katherine, so I guess they figure maybe its good to have more of a passive-aggressive type of rival for her? I dont really know. But actually thinking about it some more, Caroline reminds me more of Taylor from The OC. I know you havent seen the show so its hard for you to see the similarities so I will include a clip hehe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QDhiwpD18s. People say Elena is sort of like Marissa as well. Dont think Summer is that much like Bonnie though.


    Oh wow yeah, that girl does seem a lot like Caroline, I like that comparison much better LOL Though, I agree I don't see that Summer girl as being anything like Bonnie, I know it was just one clip but still lol Also agree on the Katherine thing, I always thought it would be interesting with Caroline because her and Elena are supposed to be friends where as with Katherine it's more expected but I also enjoy the friendship between Elena and Caroline so I'm a bit torn lol
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    stellarchick86

    [42]Jun 4, 2012
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    ^Yeah, true..
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    thec0mebackman

    [43]Jun 7, 2012
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    johnmarlena422 wrote:
    Agreed. I think both girls are probably getting a little bored with the material they're given. With AnnaLynne, I hate to say this because I do like her but I really feel like she's just not even trying at all anymore because I've seen her other work and I've seen her acting when she does try and this is not it lol I mean she's not as good as the other girls obviously but still, she's better than this. I hate to even use the "weakest link" reference because I feel like it implies that she's a terrible actress which she's not, it's just that in comparison to the others she's simply not on their level. Lowndes has been singing/acting since she was a toddler so she's pretty much been at this her whole life, Grimes used to suck quite royally but she's gotten 100 times better now that she's got more substantial experience, Stroup I make a point of ignoring due to my disdain for her character but from what I recall she's a pretty decent actress as well, or at least she was when I actually paid attention to her lol So that only leaves Mccord and she simply can't compare to what she's up against but If she had reservations about playing "Naomi" from the get go, I really wish she had just turned the part down because now at this point she is Naomi to me and regardless of her acting chops, I simply can't imagine Naomi being played by anyone else.

    Nina on the other hand is completely different for me because I do think she has the talent and the potential and is deserving of being where she's at and the part wasn't just handed to her on a silver platter like with Mccord, Nina really had to work for it and she has to keep working 4 it just to keep it. She rocks it as Katherine every time and she may not be wowing us as Elena but I mean cmon what does Elena give for Nina to really wow us with?? lol Honestly, I think it says more about the way the character of Elena is being written than it does about Nina's abilities as an actress - She's in character so she has no choice to act accordingly with the material she's given, she's gotta act like Elena and there simply hasn't been anything "wow" about Elena as of yet lol So do I think she's getting a wee bit bored with her?? Well if I am then she must be lol But do I think she's just being lazy?? No, I think she's probably just a little overwhelmed and I can't say that I blame the girl - She's the star of the CW's #1 hit show which means the success of it rests in large part on her ability to play the part and that alone is a lot of pressure but then you add in the fact that she has to play 2 different characters and set them apart with every little look and mannerism and quirk in each characters demeanor being clear to the audience that these are in fact two different people and both the execs and Nina have spoken out on the difficulties of the whole set up. The execs just simply stated that playing more than one character she has to work twice as hard as everyone else and when interviewed Nina went into detail about how hard it is to pull of because both Katherine and Elena scenes are usually filmed back to back so that it's extremely difficult for her to keep all the little subtleties and traits that distinguish each character in check when taping back and forth without getting mixed up and having to start all over again..That can't be easy but she manages to pull it off and I give her a lot of credit for that but still it's a lot of work and now on top of all of that, she now has to play both as vampires and somehow still maintain the seperate identities of the two?? Even us viewers have been a tad concerned because we know turning Elena is gonna make her a lot more Katherine-like so I can only imagine how much pressure Nina must be under to pull it off and it's not gonna be easy so I don't really see that concern as being lazy, I think she just doesn't wanna let the show or the fans down which is understandable but personally, I think she'll rise to the occasion. She's just been doing the best she can with what she has but we shall see come season 4. Besides, Ian has also joked about how he prefers playing the villain because then he doesn't have to deal with all those emotional scenes but that hasn't stopped him from giving 110% in every one of them. Okay sorry for the rant guys, I just think some don't realize just how hard Nina really does work, I know I didn't before I saw that interview where she explains the process of it all so she really shouldn't be held responsible for Elena's lack of character development so we'll see how Nina works it once Elena is a bit more developed but I think she might surprise ya Comeback lol

    LOL that's a good way of putting it! and i do agree on some level, but i still don't think Nina has wowed me on TVD. yeah the writers have made Elena this boring Mary Sue of a character, and when playing Katherine she does an excellent job. but has Nina gone above and beyond like Lowndes or Grimes? nope haven't seen her impress us. if only you girls watched Degrassi.. you would see what i mean. Nina played this pregnant teenager on Degrassi, and us Degrassi fans can agree that her Degrassi character and Elena are played EXACTLY the same way. they're both so similar, it's like they're both the same character. maybe that's why the writers chose her for Elena? i haven't really seen Nina grow as an actress and it's been years, i need her to really step it up. not saying she's this god awful actress...no of course not. she definitely has the potential. she just needs to awaken that dormant volcano of her's LOL. and hey no fair Marlena you cut Nina some slack because she has this pressure of playing different characters, but you didn't give Shenae slack back in season 1 when she just started! haha jk. speaking of TVD....i read an article that the OG doppelganger (i forgot her name, the one Elijah and Klaus were fighting over) may finally make her debut in season 4.
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    stellarchick86

    [44]Jun 7, 2012
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    Someone on IMDb was complaining about Nina as an actress and then said shes worse as Katherine than she is as Elena. I dont really get it/ think its true, but I guess people just see different things in the characters. Havent seen her on Degrassi so IDK.
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    johnmarlena422

    [45]Jun 7, 2012
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    thec0mebackman wrote:
    johnmarlena422 wrote:
    Agreed. I think both girls are probably getting a little bored with the material they're given. With AnnaLynne, I hate to say this because I do like her but I really feel like she's just not even trying at all anymore because I've seen her other work and I've seen her acting when she does try and this is not it lol I mean she's not as good as the other girls obviously but still, she's better than this. I hate to even use the "weakest link" reference because I feel like it implies that she's a terrible actress which she's not, it's just that in comparison to the others she's simply not on their level. Lowndes has been singing/acting since she was a toddler so she's pretty much been at this her whole life, Grimes used to suck quite royally but she's gotten 100 times better now that she's got more substantial experience, Stroup I make a point of ignoring due to my disdain for her character but from what I recall she's a pretty decent actress as well, or at least she was when I actually paid attention to her lol So that only leaves Mccord and she simply can't compare to what she's up against but If she had reservations about playing "Naomi" from the get go, I really wish she had just turned the part down because now at this point she is Naomi to me and regardless of her acting chops, I simply can't imagine Naomi being played by anyone else.

    Nina on the other hand is completely different for me because I do think she has the talent and the potential and is deserving of being where she's at and the part wasn't just handed to her on a silver platter like with Mccord, Nina really had to work for it and she has to keep working 4 it just to keep it. She rocks it as Katherine every time and she may not be wowing us as Elena but I mean cmon what does Elena give for Nina to really wow us with?? lol Honestly, I think it says more about the way the character of Elena is being written than it does about Nina's abilities as an actress - She's in character so she has no choice to act accordingly with the material she's given, she's gotta act like Elena and there simply hasn't been anything "wow" about Elena as of yet lol So do I think she's getting a wee bit bored with her?? Well if I am then she must be lol But do I think she's just being lazy?? No, I think she's probably just a little overwhelmed and I can't say that I blame the girl - She's the star of the CW's #1 hit show which means the success of it rests in large part on her ability to play the part and that alone is a lot of pressure but then you add in the fact that she has to play 2 different characters and set them apart with every little look and mannerism and quirk in each characters demeanor being clear to the audience that these are in fact two different people and both the execs and Nina have spoken out on the difficulties of the whole set up. The execs just simply stated that playing more than one character she has to work twice as hard as everyone else and when interviewed Nina went into detail about how hard it is to pull of because both Katherine and Elena scenes are usually filmed back to back so that it's extremely difficult for her to keep all the little subtleties and traits that distinguish each character in check when taping back and forth without getting mixed up and having to start all over again..That can't be easy but she manages to pull it off and I give her a lot of credit for that but still it's a lot of work and now on top of all of that, she now has to play both as vampires and somehow still maintain the seperate identities of the two?? Even us viewers have been a tad concerned because we know turning Elena is gonna make her a lot more Katherine-like so I can only imagine how much pressure Nina must be under to pull it off and it's not gonna be easy so I don't really see that concern as being lazy, I think she just doesn't wanna let the show or the fans down which is understandable but personally, I think she'll rise to the occasion. She's just been doing the best she can with what she has but we shall see come season 4. Besides, Ian has also joked about how he prefers playing the villain because then he doesn't have to deal with all those emotional scenes but that hasn't stopped him from giving 110% in every one of them. Okay sorry for the rant guys, I just think some don't realize just how hard Nina really does work, I know I didn't before I saw that interview where she explains the process of it all so she really shouldn't be held responsible for Elena's lack of character development so we'll see how Nina works it once Elena is a bit more developed but I think she might surprise ya Comeback lol

    LOL that's a good way of putting it! and i do agree on some level, but i still don't think Nina has wowed me on TVD. yeah the writers have made Elena this boring Mary Sue of a character, and when playing Katherine she does an excellent job. but has Nina gone above and beyond like Lowndes or Grimes? nope haven't seen her impress us. if only you girls watched Degrassi.. you would see what i mean. Nina played this pregnant teenager on Degrassi, and us Degrassi fans can agree that her Degrassi character and Elena are played EXACTLY the same way. they're both so similar, it's like they're both the same character. maybe that's why the writers chose her for Elena? i haven't really seen Nina grow as an actress and it's been years, i need her to really step it up. not saying she's this god awful actress...no of course not. she definitely has the potential. she just needs to awaken that dormant volcano of her's LOL. and hey no fair Marlena you cut Nina some slack because she has this pressure of playing different characters, but you didn't give Shenae slack back in season 1 when she just started! haha jk. speaking of TVD....i read an article that the OG doppelganger (i forgot her name, the one Elijah and Klaus were fighting over) may finally make her debut in season 4.


    LOL No offense but I'd say playing multiple characters is a bit more of a challenge then just starting out which all actors are at some point
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    johnmarlena422

    [46]Jun 7, 2012
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    stellarchick86 wrote:
    Someone on IMDb was complaining about Nina as an actress and then said shes worse as Katherine than she is as Elena. I dont really get it/ think its true, but I guess people just see different things in the characters. Havent seen her on Degrassi so IDK.


    Yeah, Idk..I never watched Degrassi nor do I plan to (no offense to its fans lol) so I just have TVD to go off of so I just respectfully disagree with them lol
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    stellarchick86

    [47]Jun 8, 2012
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    ^Lol same here
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    johnmarlena422

    [48]Jun 8, 2012
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    stellarchick86 wrote:
    ^Lol same here


    It is interesting though to see how many of us that watch 90210 have completely different tastes in other shows haha
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    stellarchick86

    [49]Jun 8, 2012
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    Hehe very true. Its sort of the same way on IMDb too.
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    johnmarlena422

    [50]Jun 8, 2012
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    stellarchick86 wrote:
    Hehe very true. Its sort of the same way on IMDb too.


    Yeah bc you'd think if we all liked this show we'd have the same taste in others too but nope lol that's what makes it interesting though
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    stellarchick86

    [51]Jun 8, 2012
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    Very true. Although at least you and I like OTH and you and Comeback can talk about other CW shows (and me with TVD).
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    johnmarlena422

    [52]Jun 9, 2012
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    stellarchick86 wrote:
    Very true. Although at least you and I like OTH and you and Comeback can talk about other CW shows (and me with TVD).


    Yeah, though me and Comeback do spend a great deal of discussion time debating our opposition on the characters we love and hate lol But at least we can agree on the shows in general haha
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    stellarchick86

    [53]Jun 15, 2012
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    Hehe yeah, very true.
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    johnmarlena422

    [54]Jun 15, 2012
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    stellarchick86 wrote:
    Hehe yeah, very true.


    Yay you're back!! hehe
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    stellarchick86

    [55]Jun 15, 2012
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    Hehe yeah! Im pretty sunburnt, hehe, but overall it was an awesome trip! Have a good week?
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    johnmarlena422

    [56]Jun 15, 2012
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    stellarchick86 wrote:
    Hehe yeah! Im pretty sunburnt, hehe, but overall it was an awesome trip! Have a good week?


    Well, I had a pretty busy week with school but then at the end of it I won $2,000 bucks so it's definitely gonna be a shopping spree filled weekend hehe
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    stellarchick86

    [57]Jun 15, 2012
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    Awesome!!! Thats always great!! Howd you win it? I remember a few years ago my BFF, a few of her family members and I went to a casino to play bingo. There mustve been a few hundred people there and out of EVERYONE, SHE won the $2000 and shes already a pretty lucky person when it comes to that kind of stuff to begin with haha (and it wasnt like other people won during that round either).
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    [58]Jun 15, 2012
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    stellarchick86 wrote:
    Awesome!!! Thats always great!! Howd you win it? I remember a few years ago my BFF, a few of her family members and I went to a casino to play bingo. There mustve been a few hundred people there and out of EVERYONE, SHE won the $2000 and shes already a pretty lucky person when it comes to that kind of stuff to begin with haha (and it wasnt like other people won during that round either).


    Pretty similar for me actually, won at casino night with the girls. Got really drunk, gambled at round table then got even drunker to celebrate LOL
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    stellarchick86

    [59]Jun 16, 2012
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    Haha thats awesome!! I never have luck when it comes to those things.
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    [60]Jun 16, 2012
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    stellarchick86 wrote:
    Haha thats awesome!! I never have luck when it comes to those things.


    I usually never do either, the only other time I won anything money wise was my first time gambling on my 21st bday and even that was just a measly 50 bucks lol which is why I've been bouncing off the walls from the excitement of this win and it's not like I've never had two grand before but somehow actually winning it has got me giddy like a school girl LOL
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