Joseph Morgan sits down with the Associated Press to talk The Originals, and more specifically the challenges the spinoff faces as it establishes itself as a separate show from The Vampire Diaries.
Last time we saw Stefan Salvatore, he was trapped in a giant safe and disappearing underwater. Not the best way to spend a post-graduation summer, right? Paul Wesley tells TV Guide that the youngest Salvatore brother will definitely be “screwed up in the head” by his tortuous experience, but before Stefan returns to town, Wesley gets to play a true-blue villain: Silas.
“Silas has so much pain and anger and hurt, but it’s masked by a level of light energy and humor,” Wesley says. “[He isn't] intimidated by anything and the world is his playground. He’s 2000 years old and finds himself to be supremely more interesting and sophisticated. He doesn’t feed on people, he thinks it’s gross and primitive, so he manipulates people into cutting themselves and pouring their blood and then he drinks it; he’s a little snobby.”
ET Online caught up with Steven R. McQueen to talk about the upcoming season of The Vampire Diaries, particularly how Jeremy will deal with his return from death, his guilt about Bonnie, his different relationship dynamic with Damon, and how he’ll be dealing with Katherine. (Remember: She’s responsible for getting him killed.)
ETonline: If Jeremy is feeling guilty for Bonnie’s death, how angry is he with Katherine for triggering this series of events?
McQueen: I have some scenes coming up with Katherine. I can’t say what happens, but imagine things from her perspective: she’s this vampire that’s hundreds of years old, insanely strong, insanely fast, who can really get away with doing these sh*tty things because there were no consequences. Now we see her, at the beginning of this season, at a place of weakness: she’s human, she’s vulnerable and she’s pissed off.
People’s Choice has an exclusive behind the scenes photo from The Originals, featuring Joseph Morgan (Klaus) and Leah Pipes (Cami), and is also teasing what viewers can expect from the show’s premiere episode, Always and Forever, airing this Thursday, October 3 at 9/8c.
(Note: It is an entirely new episode that overlaps with the backdoor pilot that aired in April.)
Fans have been clamoring for more Elijah since his sporadic appearances on The Vampire Diaries. Now, it looks like they may finally be getting their wish. Though Elijah popped up in the backdoor pilot for The Originals, he has a much bigger role in the revised cut.
Thursday creeps ever closer and the CW has released two more TVD Season 5 promo posters via the official Vampire Diaries Facebook: Bonnie Bennett and Stefan Salvatore.
Check out more Season 5 promo in our Gallery.
Joseph Morgan talks with HuffPost Live about his journey from Vampire Diaries guest star to The Originals principal. He gives us some hints about what will be different on the new series, confirms that there will be new kinds of supernatural creatures cropping up in New Orleans. This is a great interview that covers a lot of different topics, definitely worth a watch!
We’re in the final stretch, folks! Only ONE MORE WEEK until The Vampire Diaries Season 5 premiere and The Originals series premiere on Thursday, October 3, and the new promo just keeps on coming. Check out what the official Vampire Diaries Facebook just posted, with the promise of more to come (looking good, Lockwood):
And ET Online has an exclusive peek at a new Originals promo poster of Klaus and Marcel. Check out the full poster over at ET Online!
In the latest TV Guide on-set video interview, Candice Accola discusses the relationship between Caroline and Tyler and how it might evolve in season five.
“They definitely care for each other, but we’ll see that things have changed,” Accola says. “It does parallel what young relationships go through when they move to college and are in two separate places. You’re trying to figure out yourself and your life and your path and trying to meet other people. It’s a lot for a relationship to withstand. So, we’ll see how long she’s able to do that.”
TV Guide caught up with The Originals star Phoebe Tonkin on set recently, and asked about how Klaus and Hayley will be getting along now that they’re becoming parents together.
“Each episode is different. They go between resenting each other and protecting each other a little bit,” Tonkin says. “But they have some really beautiful moments. They’re both in this … and are in situations they didn’t ask for. … [They] realize they’re now the parents of something else and they can’t be as selfish.”
Well, things are looking . . . bloody. Just over a week before The Originals premieres, a Hollywood Reporter exclusive brings us eight new character posters, all veiled in blood. Click on Marcel below to see their whole gallery.