Nina Dobrev ‘happy to be home’ ahead of filming 'xXx 3' in Toronto

There's no place like home for Nina Dobrev! After touching down in Toronto last week, the actress shared her excitement over being back in the Great White North on social media. "Happy to be home. Can't wait to start filming XXX this week!" exclaimed the star on Instagram, alongside a photo of the skating rink outside City Hall." The 27-year-old starlet is set to star in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, the third movie in the hit action series fronted by Vin Diesel.

Happy to be home. 珞 Can't wait to start filming XXX this week #Toronto

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In addition to sharing her excitement at being back home, the former Vampire Diaries star has expressed her joy over working with the likes of Vin and Orange is the New Black's Ruby Rose. The latter has been documenting her work on the film by posting behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram that show her rehearsing in frigid weather, undergoing intense fitness training and having her locks dyed green.

The A-list cast also includes Samuel J. Jackson, Toni Collette and Chinese actor Kris Wu, who received the biggest reception at the celebrity basketball game during NBA All-Star Weekend earlier this month. Rapper Ice Cube is also rumoured to reprise his role as Darius Stone in the franchise. Production on the movie is expected to wrap up in May.

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xXx: The Return of Xander Cage marks Nina's first blockbuster film since signing off from her hit supernatural series in 2015. She was last seen in the indie horror-comedy The Final Girls, which premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival.

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