nina dobrev seventeen 2012 october Nina Dobrev talks dating Ian Somerhalder, 'Perks of Being a Wallflower,' and more“The Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev
is ready for fall on the October cover of Seventeen Magazine, as she
looks forward to the Sept. 14 release of “The Perks of Being a
Wallflower.” In the film, Nina plays Candace, a teenager in an abusive
relationship.

“It’s a really heavy topic, and I hope my
character gives girls some perspective. I think more than anything,
girls allow abuse to happen because they’re embarrassed it happened and
that they allowed it to happen,” she tells the mag. “They know it’s not
right. There’s no excuse for it. That’s why it’s so important to show
girls that they can admit that it’s not their fault.”

As for her
own relationship, Nina says that when she first started “The Vampire
Diaries,” she wasn’t looking to date any of her co-stars, but eventually
Ian Somerhalder won her over. “It was honestly what I believed
at the time,” she says. “I didn’t want to be dating one of my costars–my
goal on the show was to be professional. But sometimes you can’t help
who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so
long–which I did for a really, really long time.”

nina dobrev candice accola disney Nina Dobrev talks dating Ian Somerhalder, 'Perks of Being a Wallflower,' and moreIt’s
not all about the boys, though — Nina always gets in some girl time.
If you follow Nina on Twitter, you know that she spent Labor Day Weekend
at Disney World and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with three of
her BFFs — including “Vampire Diaries” co-stars Candice Accola and Kayla Ewell.

“Girls weekend with the ‘Vampire Diaries’ girls has become a big deal!
It’s our quality time,” says Nina. “It’s so much fun to unload and not
feel guilty complaining or talking about your insecurities or bonding
over things that you thought you were on your own about. When we get
there, we go to dinner or cook dinner together, watch movies, lie on the
beach, and take tons of pictures.”

For more from Nina, check out the current issue of Seventeen, on newsstands soon!