Monday 29 December 2014

Dobrev bites off shark adventure

Published 20/09/2012 | 15:48

Nina Dobrev enjoyed her time swimming with sharks

Nina Dobrev has revealed that she enjoyed swimming with sharks.

The Vampire Diaries star had an unforgettable adventure when she dived into the sea to swim cage-free with the big fish when she flew out to Bora Bora with boyfriend and co-star Ian Somerhalder.

She told US TV presenter Chelsea Handler: "I went to Bora Bora and it was really freaky actually. At first there's an adrenaline rush, and I'm equally as fascinated as I am terrified of them.

"Those were black-tips, but we swam with lemon sharks too, which I thought were docile, later to find out on (TV documentary) Shark Week that a dude got his arm eaten off by one, which really freaked me out!"

The 23-year-old also revealed she had a plan if the sharks became aggressive.

She joked: "They say you're supposed to punch them in the nose so I decided I'd just go swimming with heels, and I find that they're a lot more effective."

Nina will reprise her role as vampires Elena and Katherine in the hit TV series, as well as appearing in movie The Perks Of Being A Wallflower alongside Emma Watson.

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