Nina Dobrev Birthday Surprise: A Superhero Film?

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Nina Dobrev has been vacationing in New Zealand lately. She has been posting pics to Instagram of the gorgeous countryside. But Dobrev took time out to grab an award with ex-beau Ian Somerhalder.

The once-couple are still considered a hot item due to their screen time together in The Vampire Diaries. Dobrev and Somerhalder went up against some stiff competition at the People's Choice Awards for Favorite TV Duo on Wednesday. They were chosen over Supernatural's Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as well as Castle's Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic.

Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have been personally split since mid-2013. In fact, both are now either confirmed or rumored to be with other people. Somerhalder is with Nikki Reed, and Dobrev may be dating Mark Foster.

But Dobrev is also rumored to be looking at life after Vampire Diaries. One insider reports that she is hoping to launch a film franchise that is either in the ever-popular YA (Young Adult) category or perhaps even a superhero role.

The idea is that Dobrev will get a role that would get her high visibility in a blockbuster series of films, allowing her to use that as a launching pad for further film work in meatier roles.

This is the same formula that worked so well for Jennifer Lawrence, who used the YA fave The Hunger Games and the X-Men superhero film series to parlay into roles in America Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook.

Dobrev is only 25 years old, but she turns 26 on Friday. If the insider info is right, she hopes to get her film career off and running now. She has been in several films already, of course. The most famous of these was The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But a YA franchise or superhero series would certainly go a long way toward putting Dobrev into the kind of spotlight that Lawrence enjoys.

Here is one of Dobrev's recent pics from her New Zealand vacation.

Mike Tuttle
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