In the latest video interview from the CW, Claire Holt talks about Rebekah’s relationships with Klaus and Elijah and how they inform the decisions that she makes going into The Originals.
E!Online has our first look at the October 3rd premiere of The Originals. Looks like we can expect flashbacks and the return of a gone-too-soon guest star.
With flashbacks playing such a major role on The Vampire Diaries, fans can expect to see even more on The Originals given the fact that Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah have clocked some thousand years. “I’ve read the first two scripts and I am just so excited. They both feature elements of flashback,” Morgan recently told us. “They’re both really on a larger scale. This is a war we’re building toward.”
Wondering what’s in store for season five of The Vampire Diaries given all the changes with Elena and company headed to college and the Originals headed to their own show? Executive producer Caroline Dries sat down with Give Me My Remote for a wide-ranging interview that touched on what the season has in store for virtually all the characters, including how Bonnie deals with her death and what Damon and Elena look like as a couple.
Given all of the changes in season 5 — losing several dynamic characters, graduation, college– what do you feel has been the biggest challenge of the new season?
Caroline Dries: It’s interesting, a lot of people have asked that [about losing the Original family], but we ended on such a strong cliffhanger with Silas, a huge villain; [and] Katherine is a human, [which is] a huge dynamic character shift for the show. So we’ve had an embarrassment of riches when it comes to villains. It’s not like there’s a huge void in the show, even though the Original vampires added a cool texture to it. The finale just launched us into this whole thing.
I remember at the end of season 1, when we were breaking season 2, we had ended season 1 with like 900,000 cliffhangers, and we sat in the writers room like, “Does anyone have any ideas of how to pick up the pieces?” We had enough on our plate [for season 5]. We knew we wanted Elena to go to college. It’s a new world. We can let THE ORIGINALS go to New Orleans.
TV Fanatic also took part in the recent The Vampire Diaries set visit, and has video interviews with both Salvatore brothers to share! First, Ian Somerhalder talks Delena, the new Gilbert living arrangements, the dark underbelly of Mystic Falls, Silas, and more.
And Paul Wesley discusses Stefan and Silas, playing a second character, the Damon/Silas dynamic, and more.
Want to learn more about The Originals and the relationship and rivalry between Joseph Morgan‘s Klaus and Charles Michael Davis‘s Marcel? Check out this delightful TV Guide video interview with the two actors from a recent set visit for a taste of the dynamic we’ll be seeing between these two each week.
“You’re not going to love to hate him; you’re going to love to love him!” star Charles Michael Davis tells TVGuide.com in the video below of his character Marcel.
“He’s so popular,” Morgan adds. “Marcel has a legion. I love his introduction when we come in the bar and he’s singing, everyone’s cheering and Klaus just stands in the back like, ‘What the?’”
More The Originals cast interviews! This time Phoebe Tonkin talks the various complications and intrigues her character Hayley will be facing as we enter first season of The Originals. Don’t forget to catch the premiere on Thursday, October 3 at 9/8c, right after the Season 5 premiere of The Vampire Diaries.
Thanks to Give Me My Remote, we have another goodie from San Diego Comic-Con to get us through this last long stretch of summer hiatus. Julie Plec spoke with reporters about The Originals, flashbacks, Shakespeare, potential crossovers, and more:
At a San Diego Comic-Con roundtable with reporters, Charles Michael Davis teased a bit about the backstory of his character Marcel, as well as his relationships with other characters on the show and more. And thanks to Give Me My Remote, we can see it too:
The CW has uploaded a brief video with Michael Trevino. While the actor doesn’t reveal much about season 5, he does talk about the moments he enjoyed most in season 4.
At Comic-Con, Phoebe Tonkin spoke with reporters about her character Hayley moving from The Vampire Diaries to The Originals as well as what Hayley’s relationship (or lack thereof) with Klaus will be like going forward. Here’s a taste via Give Me My Remote:
“I think Klaus resents Hayley a little bit,” Tonkin told reporters at Comic-Con. “They didn’t plan on this going any further than a one night stand, and now they’re facing the consequence of that.”