Nina Dobrev a commanding presence at Met Gala, talks about upcoming projects

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Nina Dobrev stunned as she walked down the red carpet in the 2016 Met Gala held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York on May 2.

Movie News Guide described the “The Vampire Diaries” alumna as “a total standout” in the event in which most celebrities came in outfits that austerely adhered to the theme “Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Dobrev’s instead went against the current with her “champagne tulle gown with a menagerie of flying birds and botanical features in fine gold threadwork scattered with mirror fragments, along with a nude metallic minaudire and headpiece all by Marchesa,” as described by Just Jared Jr.

In a fashion exhibit where everyone looked extremely futuristic in shiny silver with short hemlines, Dobrev displayed old-fashioned elegance that stood out.

Dobrev has been frequenting the big screen, and this year, she is filming with Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson the D.J. Caruso-directed action flick “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.” On the film set, she chooses to do her own stunts, which at one instance got her into a “bloody” accident.

She also enjoys fun-loaded friendship with another “xXx” co-actor Ruby Rose whom she identifies as a breath of fresh air. Dobrev has nothing but good words for her, saying in her interview with The New York Post, “Ruby is a force to be reckoned with, and I’m beyond lucky to have her as a co-star and be able to call her a good friend.” Dobrev added, “She’s hard-working, focused, funny, professional, fiercely determined and a lot of fun to be around.”

Apart from mainstream projects, Dobrev has also been doing indie movies. After her stint in “The Final Girls,” she is set to appear in the recently wrapped “Crash Pad” and “Arrivals,” which has been in development since 2015.