Who do you like more: Kristen Stewart or Nina Dobrev? Who is a better actress in vampire movies: Kristen Stewart or Nina Dobrev? These are two extremely popular questions nowadays. Kristen Stewart is the female star from The Twilight Saga while Nina Dobrev is the female main character from the TV-series The Vampire Diaries.
But what’s with this competition? Twilight is a movie for big screens while The Vampire Diaries is a TV-show. Well, from my point of view, the answer is quite simple: The Vampire Diaries is the only serious opponent for The Twilight Saga. Both movies are extremely popular. Both received good and bad reviews. Both have hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide.
On the other hand, the differences between these two characters are huge. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) looks like a girl with emotional problems, a girl without an own will, a girl who is easy to control. Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) is a strong character. She gets involved in everything, she is in the middle of the action, she is intuitive and she knows how to take hard decisions.
However, this is the first impression and it’s only the “surface” for two extremely popular characters. Looking more deeply we see a strong Bella Swan played almost perfect by Kristen Stewart. The character itself is extremely complex and (this is my personal opinion), way harder to play than her counterpart Elena Gilbert.
While Elena Gilbert is more “real” and “natural” (when Elena discovered that Stefan is a vampire, she became really scared, just like a normal person would react in this situation), she also depends on Stefan way more than Bella Swan depends on Edward.
Both movies are based on two popular books but the love story between Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) looks more real. Stefan falls in love with Elena because it reminds him of Catherine. That was the trigger. On the other hand, there is no background for the love between Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson).
The bottom line is: comparing these two characters is almost impossible as the background and “story” behind them is completely different. Kristen Stewart plays Bella Swan really well. Nina Dobrev is a perfect choice for Elena Gilbert (although should be blonde). Both Kristen Stewart and Nina Dobrev have huge talent and potential to grow.
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