The things Kelley saw there prompted her to shun show business and come home to launch herself into a social science degree at the University of New South Wales. Because she really is the Queen mean girl of all mean girls, how intimidating is it to play the embodiment of evil? Actress None of the other roles before this were the right fit and nothing really worked. What was your first day on set like? In 2010, Kelley played the love interest in the music video for the Bruno Mars song "Just the Way You Are". During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Nathalie Kelley talked about how much fun she’s having with playing evil, why this role was the right fit, balancing Sybil’s humanity and depravity, whether we might feel some sympathy towards this Queen mean girl, how what she was most nervous about with the role is also what she was most excited about, what it was like to join this cast in the show’s final season, and that we’ll learn more about Sybil’s possible downfall. Now, I’m in the flow. You’ve gotta do something, if you’re immortal. Nathalie Kelley gave us all the goss from 'Dynasty', 'Vampire Diaries' and 'UnReal', including the kicker: never sleep with your co-stars on set. She’s sadistic. She volunteered with Indigenous Australian youth in the inner-city suburb of Redfern before moving to Los Angeles and eventually becoming a film actress. The Vampire Diaries ha aprovechado la Comic- Con de este año para anunciar un nuevo fichaje para su última temporada, Nathalie Kelley. She has nothing else to do with her time. It’s really easy for me to turn that on now. I’m finding it comes quite naturally, which is frightening. I’m really enjoying it! In March 2008, Kelley appeared in the low-budget drama crime film Loaded alongside Jesse Metcalfe. She takes a lot of pleasure in it. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. Is this what they want?” And then, I started to really settle into it. While Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Alaric (Matt Davis) team up to uncover the origins of the mysterious force they’re up against, they must also decide when the actions of Damon and Enzo will pass the point of no return. I’m like, “Does she feel bad for this person, at all, in this scene?” They go, “No!” And I’m like, “Okay, just checking!” This is a cool episode coming up because, of all the episodes, it’s the one where you really see her humanity the most, literally. I don’t know how people are going to react. She attended North Sydney Girls High School on Sydney's North Shore. Ian was like, “Oh, wow, this is really going to mess with the fans!” But it was not until I saw it all together and the episode came out that it really hit me, the gravity of what Sybil had done. I’ve actually made some really wonderful friends on this show, which was surprising. Season NATHALIE KELLEY: I’m surprised at how much fun I’m having, playing this supremely evil person. I love that! She’s very old, so she has to come up with increasingly sicker games to interest her. She likes controlling people and watching them suffer. Without giving anything away, what can you say about what Sybil’s true motivations and goals are, and are we going to learn about them anytime soon? There’s not repentance, in any way. She would never! She is a theme park fanatic, which has lead to covering various land and ride openings, and a huge music fan, for which she judges life by the time before Pearl Jam and the time after. In August 2011, Kelley signed on in a major recurring role in the second season of the ABC crime drama television series Body of Proof. Do you think there’s any situation where she would willingly let go of Damon or Enzo, or both of them, or is it too much about control for her? The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. On The CW series The Vampire Diaries, currently in its final season, everyone is still fighting for Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Enzo’s (Michael Malarkey) souls while Sybil (Nathalie Kelley), the Siren controlling them, is exploring new and more sadistic ways to make them all regret that. Is that a fair assessment? You’ll learn that a lot of these circumstances were forced on her, but she makes the best of them. Christina Radish is a Senior Reporter at Collider. The "Miss Latin America competition" also earned her a much-needed $1,000, before she took a year off and went to Brazil. You’ll learn about what that tuning fork really is and what it does, and you’ll start seeing chinks in her army, in terms of her infallibility. In fall of 2016, Kelley appeared in the eighth and final season of The Vampire Diaries as Sybil. She moved to Sydney when she was 2 years old. She relishes in the manipulation. I hope this gives people more of an insight into why she is the way she is, and I hope they have some compassion for her. You’ll learn more about that, down the line. KELLEY: I hope so! You’ve gotta have a passion, and hers is making people suffer. I don’t know where I’m getting all this evil from, but it comes through. The film was shot in Los Angeles in 2007 but its release was delayed by Universal Pictures for unknown reasons. I’ve never joined a show in its eighth season. She’s focused. How do you approach playing a character like this? Will we start to feel some sympathy for Sybil, or are we still just going to mostly hate her? I take cues from the director, and usually they want to go more depraved. The Vampire Diaries Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. For what reason? Everyone was really warm in welcoming me. KELLEY: When you work on a character for the first time, you’re like, “Is this going to be evil enough? Here's How to Watch the X-Men Movies in Order (Chronologically and By Release Date), 'The Vampire Diaries' Nathalie Kelley on Playing Evil and Sybil's Possible Downfall, Like 'The Queen's Gambit'? It’s been amazing! Did you just go through an audition process for the role? Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Like on any show, people are a family. It would never even occur to her. There’s a reason the others didn’t work. Nathalie Kelley Nathalie Kelley was born in Lima, Peru, to a Peruvian mother and an Argentine father. Having worked at Collider for over a decade (since 2009), her primary focus is on film and television interviews with talent both in front of and behind the camera. KELLEY: For an immortal, she’s really petty and she holds grudges. At this point in the season, it’s still evolving. It’s a new and interesting experience. In 2012, Kelley played a vampire princess in the video clip "Luna Llena" from Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Baby Rasta & Gringo. The following month, Kelley appeared as the protagonist in the low-budget horror film Urban Explorer, which follows a group of four urban explorers who explore an underground world beneath metropolitan Berlin. She’s really committed to this evil thing. There’s definitely a lot more evil to come from her, as the season continues. I thought, going into it, that there were probably all of these mixed feelings about it being over and that they’d be so tight knit, but I’m coming out of this show with a lot of life-long friends, which is awesome. KELLEY: You’re already seeing elements of it with the tuning fork, and yes, that does become a big part of the storyline. KELLEY: No. From a young age, she dreamed about being an actress. They’re her toys, and nobody is going to take them from her without her giving them a fight. Will we start to learn more about what her weaknesses are, or where her downfall might come from? We’ve seen that Sybil is not as infallible as she likes to make people think she is. In 2014, she won a regular role in the Lifetime series UnREAL.