The Originals Facebook page (click that link and hit LIKE if you aren’t already following!) has been posting one of these photos a day for the past week, and now there’s finally a full set to enjoy. Check out Sophie (Daniella Pineda), Cami (Leah Pipes), Davina (Danielle Campbell), Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), Rebekah (Claire Holt), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) below and in our Gallery.
In advance of tonight’s midseason premiere of The Originals, The Casket Girls (EP110), Julie Plec talks about the real history behind the episode as well as the way this is the episode when the female characters start fighting back.
“Back in the late 1700s, all the men working in New Orleans — basically building the city — were the scourge of the Earth who’d been shipped over from the prisons of Europe,” she explains. Hard up for female companions, the men lured single women from Ireland and France with the promise of marriage. “These girls packed up all of their belongings in boxes that looked like caskets and set sail across the sea.” However, once their ship hit our shores, the girls mysteriously disappeared. Legend has it that the Vatican swept in and sealed off the women — and their caskets — in the attic of New Orleans’ allegedly haunted Old Ursuline’s Convent, where the girls lived as captive vampires. “So we took that basic story and shaped it into a story of female oppression and empowerment.”
Ooh, creepy! Claire Holt, Daniel Gillies, and Phoebe Tonkin also weigh in on the episode.
And make sure you also check out Julie Plec’s answers to TV Guide‘s Showrunner Survey!
TV Guide Magazine: Give us an equation for The Originals.
Plec: The Vampire Diaries plus Carrie plus The Sopranos minus New Jersey plus The Addams Family minus Lurch, divided by all Merchant Ivory movies.
Last night’s People’s Choice Awards yielded a handful of riches for The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Miss the show? You can check out highlights below and a HUGE congrats to Joseph, Ian and Nina on their wins! Pat yourselves on the back, TVD and Originals fans.
First up, Joseph Morgan won for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series and was presented his award on the PCA red carpet before the show.
Joseph also introduced One Republic with Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale.
And Ian Somerhalder was also presented with an award on the pre-show red carpet: Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor.
And finally, Ian and Nina Dobrev took home the PCA for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry and gave what might have been the funniest and most charming acceptance speech of the night. (And Malin Ackerman may have given the most unique pronunciation of Ian’s name we’ve ever heard.)
The Paley Center for Media has announced their full panel line-up for PaleyFest, an annual festival celebrating past and current television shows, and for a third year, they will feature a showrunner/cast panel for The Vampire Diaries and, representing for the first time, The Originals.
The full festival runs from March 13-28, 2014, but here’s the date you need to mark down on your calendars: The Vampire Diaries and The Originals panels are scheduled together for Saturday, March 22nd, 7pm at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. Panel guests have yet to be announced.
Per the Paley Center website, individual event passes for the festival go on sale Thursday, January 16th at 9am PT for Paley Center members (which gets you first shot at tickets and discounted prices; details on becoming a member here), and to the general public on Sunday, January 19th, 9am PT.
We’ll post more details as they become available.
Candice Accola was a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night and she talks The Vampire Diaries, her engagement and wedding plans, growing up in Orlando, her career in general, and the proper pronunciation of her last name.
According to a TVLine exclusive, The Originals has cast Elyse Levesque (SGU, Cedar Cove) in the recurring role of Genevieve. “The seductive and deceptive Genevieve returns to New Orleans with a mysterious agenda and some unfinished business with Rebekah and Marcel.” She will first appear in episode 13.
And over at Zap2it, Daniella Pineda discusses Sophie’s future in relation to the Harvest, the other characters, potential love interests, and more.
“It is a really big blow. The elders are gone, but the elders have the access to all the major power,” Pineda says. “Even though Davina’s sucked up a great deal from The Harvest, the elders know what they’re doing, they know how to proceed. And my character was rather reluctant in the beginning, so it’s a huge blow. Nothing could be worse for the witches than right now. The only other option is who will become the next elder, and that takes time.”
In advance of tonight’s mid-season finale, Reigning Pain in New Orleans (EP109), Zap2it spoke with Danielle Campbell about Davina’s power and priorities, her relationship with Tim, the shocking events of the episode, and more. About her character:
“She’s pretty damn powerful,” Campbell points out. “She knows what’s going on and she’s starting to develop her own sense of what she thinks and she’s not just taking one side or another. She’s starting to have a voice of her own and she’s starting to figure out what she wants. She’s starting to think for herself.”
There’s an unembeddable video interview, too, so make sure you click over for the whole thing.
Before tonight’s new episode of The Originals, The River in Reverse (EP108), let’s catch up on a few set visit interviews, a nice story about the show filming in New Orleans, and more. There’s a bunch of scoop about what is to come, especially between certain siblings and a certain pregnant werewolf, so beware of spoilers and read at your own risk! If you’ve found any interviews we’ve missed, feel free to put them in the comments. And enjoy The River in Reverse (EP108)!
- Claire Holt Talks Special Episode of The Originals, History with Marcel, Love for Target [TV Fanatic]
- The CW’s ‘The Originals’ shoots on-location in the city where it’s set, New Orleans [nola.com]
- ‘The Originals’ cast talks Hayley’s history, her bond with Elijah, Marcel and Rebekah’s revenge on Klaus, and more [Zap2it]
- The Originals Preview: As Elijah and Hayley Bond, Will Klaus Be Replaced in His Baby’s Life? [TVLine]
Before tonight’s new episode of The Originals, check out what the cast has to say about filming in New Orleans in this video from the CW.
Lots of reporters headed to the set of The Vampire Diaries for the 100th episode celebration, so there are a whole bunch of new set visit reports and interviews for us to read! Find out what’s up with your favorite plots, ships, and more. Some focus on things we’ve already seen, while others peek into the future, so beware of spoilers! (And there are a few tidbits about The Originals scattered in there too.) If you’ve found any set visit reports we’ve missed, please go ahead and share them in the comments.
- Best TV Couple of All Time: We Have a Winner! Instant Reaction—and Scoop—Straight From the Set [E!Online]
- TVD Set Scoop: Kat Graham Talks Carrie, Crying and Bonnie’s Possible Return [TV Fanatic]
- ‘The Vampire Diaries’ EP Caroline Dries and Paul Wesley clear up the Silas confusion: Is he alive, dead, cured, or aging? [Zap2it]
- The Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham: Bonnie’s Return From the Other Side Is Bittersweet [TV Guide]
- The Vampire Diaries: Paul Wesley and Candice Accola Have Very Different Opinions on a Stefan-Caroline Romance [E!Online]
- ‘The Vampire Diaries’ shipper update: The cast teases what’s coming next for Delena, Stelena, Klaroline, Steroline, Forwood, Beremy, and more [Zap2it]
- ‘The Vampire Diaries’ spoilers: The EPs and cast on ‘crazy pants’ Amara, Stefan’s returned memory, and more in ‘Death and the Maiden’ [Zap2it]
- Vampire Diaries Stars Talk Delena ‘Tension,’ Stelena’s ‘Faded’ Romance and Katherine’s Love [TVLine]
- Vampire Diaries Stars Talk ‘Very Final’ Forwood Break-Up, Steroline Teases and Flirting With Jesse [TVLine]