Nina Dobrev: Actually I've had a…one scenario…'cause I play two characters. I play Elena, who's the sweet girl next door, and then I play Katherine, who's this 1)manipulative, kind of confident,2)spontaneous, crazy girl. And there was this one case when I had this little girl and her mom came up to me and the mom was like, “Hey look, honey, it's the girl from The Vampire Diaries; it's Elena,” and the girl looked at me, 'cause I was wearing this big period dress that Katherine normally wears, and she said, “Huh, no Mommy, no, no, no, that's Katherine. I don't wanna go near her, she's gonna bite me.” And she was this little girl and she was so cute and she was running away and I just wanted to hug her and I couldn't.
Interviewer: You…you were actually born near 3)Transylvania, right?
Interviewer: In Bul…Are you Bulgarian?
Nina: We're neighbors, yeah, I'm Bulgarian, so we're neighbors with Transylvania, 4)aka Romania.
Interviewer: But Bulgarian customs are different.
Interviewer: Doesn't like this mean yes? (shaking his head side to side)
Nina: Oh! Yes!
Interviewer: And that means…
Nina: It is really weird. In Bulgaria everything's kinda the opposite in that sense. When somebody says, “Yes,” they go like this (shaking her head side to side). And when they say, “No,” they go like this (nodding her head up and down). So if you're trying to get into a cab, you're like, “Hey can I get in and go to this place?” and they're like “Da!” (shaking her head side to side), and you're like, “OK,” and you go to close the door and they're like, “No, no, no, come, come, come,” and you're just…it's really confusing.
Interviewer: So, 5)dudes in Bulgaria, remember: “no” means “yes.”