As if being surrounded by the undead in "The Vampire Diaries" weren't thrilling enough, now Toronto native Nina Dobrev is looking for more explosive adventures.
"I want to work in an action movie at some point," she recently said in an interview for Ocean Drive magazine. The actress she covers in their September issue, outfitted in a sexy scholar look with a sheer blouse and tartan high heels, just in time for the Back to School season.
"My dream role is to do a James Bond film, or if they did another 'Lara Croft,' or even a prequel 'Lara Croft,' I'd want to do that, to get it out of my system," Dobrev continued.
A hard-hitting, gun-toting, high-kicking chick may seems like an unexpected role for the 23-year-old actress, yoga lover, and philanthropist (she works with the youth-focused charitable organization Free the Children). But as Dobrev also said in the interview, she "want[s] to do a little bit of everything," including roles like the "real people" in the upcoming film adaptation of the play "August: Osage County," starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
Dobrev also discussed her role in the upcoming coming-of-age film, "The Perks of Beign a Wallflower," in which she acts opposite Emma Watson and Logan Lerman. As Candace, older sister to the titular wallflower Charlie (Lerman), Dobrev's role is the polar opposite of an action heroine.
"Candance is a straight-A student and very proper, or tries to be," Dobrev revealed. "I think every character I play will always have a piece of me in some way ... There was something about my personality and work ethic that related to Candace. She's a perfectionist, a go-getter, an overachiever ... If you're not like the person you're playing in a way, you can't access that role. It has to kind of be in you."
So maybe deep down inside, this Canadian cutie is a super tough martial artist just waiting to punch herself out! We could definitely see Dobrev as a sultry-but-strong Bond girl, like Halle Berry, Jane Seymour, or Famke Janssen.
Let's hope that her father doesn't mind his daughter sporting the typical Bond Girl costume.
"My mom understands a lot more, and my dad -- well, he's my dad," Dobrev said about the scantily clad outfits she often sports in photo shoots, movies, or TV scenes. "I always pride myself on the fact I've gotten this far without taking my clothes off."