The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
Elena Gilbert has very blonde hair and blue eyes. When watching auditions, the directors made an exception for Nina Dobrev seeing as she was amazing at the part.
Caroline is portrayed as Elena's enemy.
Instead of having a younger brother, (Jeremy), Elena has a 4 year old sister named Margaret, and instead of Aunt Jenna, Elena's aunt is named Judith.
Into Mystic Falls: Bringing Vampire Lore and the High School Experience from Page to Screen; When Vampires Don't Suck (2010): The Popularity of Vampires and the Fans Who Love Them; The Vampire Diaries: A New Breed of Vampires - Casting the Series; The Vampire Diaries: Vampires 101 - The Rules of the Vampire; Creators/Director Pilot Commentary; Unaired Scenes; The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth Webisodes; Second Bite: Gag Reel.