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Posted by | December 6, 2012, 11:31 (EST) | 2 Comments
Category: The Vampire Diaries TV

XXRemember when Elena’s biggest problem was plain old water? Lots of changes since then but Elena’s drowning scene was a big challenge for the actors and crew. Entertainment Weekly has a great piece on the mechanics of filming that scene, as told by Supervising Producer Chris Grismer.

I started the actors training for the scene about two months before we shot. They had to train every weekend with dive instructors. Nina Dobrev was already PADI-certified, but those who weren’t had to become. They also had to learn how to act underwater for a long period of time without air: They had to learn how to do a scene and then get air between takes from a safety diver, who was never more than five or six feet away, instead of coming back up to the surface, which I think was pretty terrifying for them.

READ MORE AT ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.

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  • 8Dana8

    Very nice read :)

  • Sweet Caroline (Swecar)

    These actors,directors, production staff, writers (everyone) are amazing. The work that they put into their craft to bring us quality television is phenomenal. I can tell you the last few scenes of this episode had me balling. Such a touchingly poignant episode! Nice to see what went on behind the scenes.





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