You’d think that an actress with hit projects like The Vampire Diaries and Degrassi: The Next Generation would want to catch a break, but as we learned this past weekend inside the sixth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Los Angeles, there’s no stopping Nina Dobrev. The talent is gearing up to portray another character, and while we don’t know exactly what it is, we do know she’s undergoing a style transformation for the role: “I’m going to be cutting my hair for my next role. I’m doing a movie that I haven’t announced yet, so I can’t talk about it, but we’re going to be cutting my hair for that.”
The confident Hollywood pro went on to dish out solid, motivating advice for girls everywhere. “Have fun, be silly, be carefree, only listen to whatever you want to do and don’t listen to other people because it doesn’t matter. It’s what matters to you and what you believe in and what makes you happy and what makes you smile that will get you through the day,” she told InStyle. “So don’t be affected by other people’s opinions because everyone will have an opinion and you can never appease everyone—I have to remind myself of that daily.” We’re definitely inspired.
—With reporting by Brandi Fowler