Complex has a nice lengthy interview with Joseph Morgan in which he discusses the development of the spinoff, his dead Original siblings, and more. On how he builds his portrayal:
“When I am Klaus, I keep in mind that my evil comes from the fact that I had a dysfunctional childhood, my father wasn’t my real father, my mother and my siblings rejected me so I’m striving for love and I want affection and I’m lashing out because I’m not getting it. All of these things that build the backstory for the character. When the audience is allowed to glimpse that backstory, to see Klaus as a child or young man, that allows them to sympathize with him. And to a certain extent, to justify some of the things he’s doing in the context of this fictional world.”
Charles Michael Davis sat down with Zap2It to discuss what’s coming up on the next two episodes of The Originals – tonight’s Le Grand Guignol (EP115) and next week’s Farewell to Storyville (EP116) – including Marcel and Rebekah’s relationship, what’s going down in the French Quarter, and the Original family’s many, many issues.
Star Charles Michael Davis tells Zap2it he’s surprised the family hasn’t sought out professional help at some point in their thousands of years of existence. “You’d think they would have thought about sitting down and meeting with a therapist or an M.D. or someone that is certified in their thousands of years, but I don’t know,” he says.
The Originals is back tonight and everyone wants to talk to Joseph Morgan. The actor told E!News that the show will be entering new territory soon.
“The next three episodes are all kind of part of the same story and trying to resolve the issue of this secret that was kept by Marcel and Rebekah from me, from Klaus,” Morgan previews. “I felt like they’re the best episodes we’ve done. We’re just really finding our tone now and it’s becoming a little more of a frightening show I think, which is good, because these are frightening creatures.”
The Hollywood Reporter also spoke with Joseph and he offered some insight into the Original siblings complicated relationship.
“They’re three adults in a world of children,” he says of Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah’s outlook. “They are absolutely desperately in love with each other and utterly bored of each other. They hate each other but love each other at the same time. Nobody will be able to understand them as much as they understand each other, so I think it’s an incredibly conflicted relationship that’s very needy and dysfunctional.”
In honor of an all-new episode of The Originals, Entertainment Weekly is hosting a Google+ Hangout with Claire Holt today, February 25th, at 6pm ET/3pm PT.
To take part in the fun, RSVP on our event page and then pull up a seat at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Tuesday to enjoy the fun. Holt will be on hand to answer questions and tease all the action coming up with Rebekah and Co. Twitter-using fans can also use the hashtag #EWTalksOriginals to submit burning questions.
We’ll be seeing lots of interviews with Joseph Morgan pop up in the next 24 hours, but TV Guide is first out of the gate with a sneak peek at what’s to come on tomorrow night’s all-new episode of The Originals, Long Way Back from Hell (EP114). He’s also previewing what we can expect as we move towards the end of the season and shares his thoughts on Klaus and Caroline’s TVD100 tryst.
With Klaus’ alienation, it’s no surprise he’ll soon delve into the werewolf side of his family, a history that has barely been explored on the show thus far. “Klaus is going to gradually show more interest in the other side of his family,” Morgan says. “He’s been primarily a vampire, but you know his last name is Mikaelson which means son of Mikael, which he’s not. So that will be really interesting. As Hayley decides how she wants to have his baby and who she wants to have around to protect her, it’ll be interesting to see where he stands [between the two worlds]. He is part werewolf even though that part has been neglected [for] the last thousand years.”
Awesome news, PaleyFest attendees: Claire Holt has been added to The Originals guest line-up for the festival, which means the Mikaelson clan will be fully represented. The Vampire Diaries/The Originals panel takes place Saturday, March 22nd at 7pm at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Check out the full list of confirmed guests for both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals panels, and if you haven’t picked up tickets yet for the big event, it’s not too late!
PaleyFest has released their guest line-up for the Vampire Diaries and The Originals panels on Saturday, March 22nd in Los Angeles.
Need tickets? They’re still available! And see you there!
Confirmed guests are:
The Vampire Diaries (moderated by Kristin Dos Santos from E!News & E!Online)
- Nina Dobrev
- Paul Wesley
- Ian Somerhalder
- Caroline Dries
- Julie Plec
The Originals (moderated by Jarett Wieselman from BuzzFeed)
- Joseph Morgan
- Claire Holt
- Phoebe Tonkin
- Daniel Gillies
- Charles Michael Davis
- Leah Pipes
- Danielle Campbell
- Julie Plec
- Michael Narducci
The CW has released a lengthy promo featuring several members of the Vampire Diaries and The Originals casts. Check it out!
OKAY? OKAY. If you’re jonesing for some insight and teases following last night’s epic 100th episode, behold! A list! Julie Plec talks about what went down in the 100th episode, how those events could reverberate throughout the rest of Season 5, and more.
OODLES OF SPOILERS AT THESE LINKS! Beware if you haven’t watched last night’s episode yet. But here’s a non-spoilery comment from Julie’s Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter:
We have a lot of stories to tell, which is the good news, so there doesn’t need to be an ultimate end date. I think we will keep going as long as we have good stories to tell and as long as people who work on the show want to stay with us and tell us good stories. When the stories start disintegrating into those pitches that we swore we’d never get to unless we were desperate, then we’ll try to wrap it up. But those decisions come with a lot of people’s input — a lot of people’s opinions so we shall see.
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Boss on Katherine’s Shocking Fate: Things Will Get Tricky (Q&A)
- TV LINE: Post Mortem: Vampire Diaries Boss on Caroline’s Surprise, Katherine’s Plan and Bonnie’s Future
- E!ONLINE: The Vampire Diaries: Julie Plec Dishes on 100th Episode Shockers (and Hookups!), Previews “Painful” Fallout
- ZAP2IT: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ 100th episode: Julie Plec breaks down the Klaroline hookup, Katherine’s sneaky twist and more
- TV GUIDE: Vampire Diaries’ Julie Plec on 100 Episodes, Crafty Katherine and Damon’s Downward Spiral
And here are a few leftover links TVD100 links from yesterday. First up, a must-read piece at Entertainment Weekly about TVD Writer’s Room debates, big and small:
The cure was something Plec and Williamson thought up before they even wrote one word of the series. When the decision was made to turn Elena, they knew they needed to be able to cure her. But four years later, they weren’t so sure she was the one they wanted to cure anymore. “When Kevin and I first started talking about it it was Elena, of course. And then it was Jose Molina, who was our writer during season 4 who said, ‘But if you start the season searching for a cure for Elena and then you end the season and you cure her, then isn’t that kind of a buzz kill because you accomplished the exact thing you set out to do and don’t you just generally want to twist that?’”
- BUZZFEED: “The Vampire Diaries” Welcomes Back A Familiar Face For The 100th Episode
- TV FANATIC: The Vampire Diaries Stars Celebrate 100 Episodes, Share Favorite Moments
How’s everyone holding up after everything that went down on The Originals last night? Need some postmortems to get you through? These are all super-spoilery so we’re not going to say much, but enjoy:
At E!Online, a certain cast member discusses finding out what was going to happen:
“The day that that script had come out, I had a lot of dialogue that day. So I wasn’t going to read the script until I got home that night. All day, everyone was coming up to me and my friends, people on the crew, were coming to my trailer like, ‘Have you read the script yet?’” Campbell tells E! News. “I was like, ‘No, what happens? I’m so excited, tell me!’ And they were just like, ‘Oh, you should probably read it.’”
There’s another (spoilery!) interview with that cast member at TV Guide.
And then head over to TVLine for a (spoilery!) interview with Julie Plec about what went down last night and what’s to come.