Nina Dobrev, reaching out

By: Essie Cha (Makeup Artist)

After lunch on the set of ‘The Vampire Diaries’, we always do touch ups for the next round of shooting. One day I had Nina Dobrev in the touch up chair, and I noticed that she had been crying and she continued to cry through my work. I had to ask her what happened. She got up and left the chair and Continue reading

Nina Dobrev, the Sweetheart

By: Essie Cha (Makeup Artist)

The Vampire Diaries is the most difficult show I have ever worked on. It’s so physically demanding with a tremendous amount of running, hustling, schlepping, setting up and breaking down, and moving heavy crates containing the actors’ bags, backup supplies and so on. I would get so exhausted that I would need the entire weekend to recuperate. Nina always knew exactly what I needed. Continue reading