The star of Vampire Academy discusses how a Vampire Diaries actor influenced her character

The star of Vampire Academy discusses how a Vampire Diaries actor influenced her character ...

Daniela Nieves of Vampire Academy has admitted that Marguerite MacIntyre's portrayal of Lissa Dragomir influenced her.

MacIntyre (who played Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes) is a master multitasker, as well as a former staff writer on Legacies and The Originals.

"This is so bizarre, and I've never said anything about it, but sometimes I would look at Marguerite, she just has this gift about her that's so effortless," Nieves exclusively tells Digital Spy.

"I remember looking at her and being like, 'That's kind of reminding me of this," says the narrator. I would sometimes watch her and observe her as she... I don't know how she responded to things, her mannerisms, or her tone.

"I've never said it because I thought maybe it would be kind of strange, maybe!" the actress continued.

"I also thought about Princess Diana a bit, how she was graceful and soft-spoken but at the same time she was extremely powerful and stood up for what she believed."

MacIntyre and Julie Plec talked to DS and other media recently about how the two Vampire shows differ, claiming that there is a crossover in terms of emotional aspects.

"There's not a lot of overlap except for the emotional stuff" Plec said. "In a Spanish castle, the opulence is dialed up."

"There's this whole class of vampires with different fighting styles," MacIntyre said.

Peacock in the United States, and Peacock on Sky and Now in the United Kingdom, has made Vampire Academy available for viewing.

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