IGN recently interviewed Kevin Williamson about the changes Elena will be going through once the show returns for it's 4th season this fall. Besides discussing the show's season 3 finale, Kevin also discusses how Elena differs from Twilight's Bella Swan, and his desire for actress Phoebe Tonkin to join the cast. Thanks to @Secret_Circle for the heads up! Click here to read interview.
We started thinking it through. We were just like, “That’s such a fourth season thing.” And once we came up with the Original family, we knew that the next stage would be Elena turning into a vampire.