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How Nina Dobrev, ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star, Accidentally Flashed Photoshoot Crew

The ‘Vampire Diaries’ star told of an embarrassing bikini malfunction in a chat that dispelled the rumors of Hollywood glamour.

The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev has told how she accidentally flashed a crew member during a photo shoot for Men’s Health magazine.

Dobrev, 28, was being interviewed on Build, AOL’s new livestream interview platform, when she got to chatting about the workaday production that goes into creating glamorous pictures.

“Everybody always thinks that Hollywood and all these things are always glamorous and when you see this final result, I understand why you would believe that, but it’s not always the case,” Dobrev said, discussing a recent cover shoot for Men’s Health that showed the star in a bikini on a hammock.

She explained that the hammock had to be steadied at each end by two male crew members.

“I looked up and made eye contact with the gentleman in front of me and… his eyes went wide and he put his hat down. It wasn’t until that moment that I realized my legs were spread open and I’m wearing an itty bitty bikini in the photo,” she said.

“Super, super awkward! I just looked at him and was like, ‘I’m so so sorry… or you’re welcome? I don’t know.’”

The actress, currently promoting her new movie XXX: Return of Xander Cage, would not be drawn on whether the character that made her name, Elena Gilbert, will be resurrected from the dead to enable her to make a return to the finale of The Vampire Diaries.

“I haven’t ever told secrets in the past and I’m definitely not going to start now,” she said. “Sorry, guys. I’m not allowed to talk about that.”