The Sara Diaries: Sara Canning’s Finally Talking About That Thing That Happened to Her Character Jenna (Exclusive!)

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Summer on Teen.com is about to get really juicy! Not like bloody juicy (gross!), but fans of The Vampire Diaries, we’ve got an awesome surprise for you. We were able to snag up VD star Sara Canning (aka Jenna) to blog about the show and the movies that inspire her. And get this, Sara will be with us ALL summer long (VD Spoiler Alert past here), unlike her character! You’re welcome.

Click on to read Jenna’s Sara’s second blog post, where she finally addresses her TV show death!

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I have a large “thank you” to say this week. But before I do, SPOILER ALERT! Anyone wishing to view TVD‘s “The Sun Also Rises” and hasn’t yet, avert your eyes! Jenna’s chapter has ended. I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity of working on The Vampire Diaries. I made many great friendships and had a great time developing Jenna’s character. As viewers witnessed her death in last week’s episode, my Twitter feed blew up with messages. I was floored and so appreciative of all the love sent my way. I am not a Twitter whiz, but I know enough to be thrilled that Jenna was trending. Right under Don Cherry (Go Canucks!) and Johnny Depp (Johnny Depp!).

Speaking of Johnny Depp, any fans out there? A few? Though I love him at his character-y best in roles like Edward Scissorhands and Captain Jack Sparrow, one of my favorite performances is tucked away in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. The film is an amazing, honest portrait of a family that Gilbert (Depp’s character) struggles with everyday. His acting is subtle, yet filled with an incredible emotional range stemming from Gilbert’s home life, from frustration to guilt to the simple joys he experiences with his brother, Arnie. Arnie is played by Leonardo DiCaprio in what is, in my opinion, his best performance ever. I first saw the film when I was very young. Amidst a sea of Disney, it was the first “grown-up” film that I loved. Though I didn’t necessarily understand all of it, I was so moved by it.

I am happy to report that I will be working on two new projects this month. One is a short noir piece (big fan of that genre), and the other, a Lifetime film called The Hunt for the I-5 Killer. Thank you again for all the support, much love to you!

Have a question you want Sara to answer? Will you be checking back next Thursday for her latest blog?! Sound off in the comments!