We have another Joseph Morgan interview for you before tonight’s episode. This time, he talks to The Hollywood Reporter about how hard it is to kill those pesky Originals, as well as Klaus’s Tyler problem and who his “first call” might be. If you’re caught up through last week’s episode, click over for the particulars. Otherwise, enjoy this more general but still intriguing tidbit:
“First of all, you’ve got to remember that these guys are the original vampires; they’re the strongest vampires to walk the planet. They’re going to be incredibly hard to kill and it’s going to require absolute teamwork from our ‘heroes.’ They’ll do anything and Klaus, he’ll do anything he can to stay alive. He has no qualms about letting others suffer so that he can survive or so his family can survive.”
And how about Klaus’s motivations at the end of the season?
“He’s wanted dead by the majority of Mystic Falls by now so the finale for Klaus, a lot of it is going to be about trying to survive. . . . If things start getting too hot, it’s going to be about making his escape intact — and I would imagine he’s going to want Elena and Rebekah with him.”
Give Me My Remote interviewed Paul Wesley at PaleyFest, but it looks like they held this one back as it’s particularly relevant to tonight’s episode (spoilers). Paul talks a bit about Stefan and Elena and what needs to happen before he thinks they could really be together as a couple. He also touches on Stefan’s relationship with Rebekah and Klaus, and how those play into the current situation.
Meanwhile, TVLine has a (SPOILER!) tidbit from Julie Plec about what’s ahead for Bonnie Bennett over the next few episodes, especially where it comes to a particular fella who is definitely not her brother.
We expressed our own curiosity about Bonnie’s storyline in last week’s 20ish Questions column. Let’s see if Julie Plec can sate our thirst. “Bonnie hits her emotional threshold this week, but don’t despair,” the exec producer tells the Inside Line. “She finds a nice bit of hope when she gets closer to Jamie and takes him as her date to the Decade Dance where he gets a glimpse of Bonnie the hero in action.”
Ahead of tonight’s The Murder of One (EP318), Joseph Morgan has been doing an interesting set of interviews. Warning: These all contain spoilers through last week’s Break on Through (EP317)! First, at TVLine, he talked about Klaus and sibling relationships, romance – and bromance:
“Stefan is the biggest thorn in Klaus’ side, because if it comes to it, [Klaus] will kill Damon. … So I really think that there’s a little bit of him that still thinks his friend might be coming back. He’s still not willing to give up on The Ripper. That’s the biggest weakness that he has at the moment. He doesn’t believe who Stefan is now is the real him. He believes the real him was him back in the ’20s, and he still really wants his friend back. He learned so much from Stefan in the ’20s, even though he was a great deal older than him. It’s a bromance I think he misses as well.”
And over at TV Guide, he sheds some light on new Original mythology:
“We are going to learn a very interesting fact about the Originals’ mythology and the bloodlines of vampires,” Morgan says. “It’s not another loophole to how the Originals can’t be killed, [but] it’s something which has the opposite effect and it raises the threat level right up.”
Meanwhile, at Zap2it, he explicates Klaus’s feelings about a certain someone. (Remember: Spoilers through current episodes!)
“I’ll tell you that he’s definitely still interested,” Morgan says emphatically. “In the instant that he’s hurt, he’ll burn all the pictures; he’s impulsive. But a thousand years on the planet have given him a certain degree of patience, so I think he’ll come around. I don’t want to call it love, but he’s absolutely infatuated with her. As far as I know, his motives are genuine with Caroline, and it’s not part of some greater scheme or some greater manipulation. He does want to show her the world. He’s not ready to give up yet.”
Over at The Hollywood Reporter, Candice Accola shed some light on Caroline’s relationships and interactions with Tyler, Klaus, and Stefan, as well as what’s coming up in the latter part of the season in general. On the Caroline/Stefan dynamic:
“I really didn’t expect there to be a funny cadence between those characters’ conversations. It fit perfectly into it, especially at that time with Stefan showing her the ropes because Caroline is the perky “play with me play with me” pesky cheerleader and Stefan is more brooding, serious and so they played well together. I think this season there’s been other things to focus on and Caroline’s taken over Stefan’s place in the sense of showing people who are new in their supernatural ability, how to cope with it. There has been no intention to not have Caroline and Stefan be in scenes together, it’s just there’s been so many plot points and story lines going on right now. They’re still there. I’m sure that they’ll eventually have scenes together again.”
It’s not Thursday yet (sorry!) but if your Tuesday is dragging a little, this is bound to cheer you up. Joseph Morgan took some time to answer fan questions for the CW Connect video series. The actor shares some of the things that he loves about playing Klaus, what period in history he’d like to see Klaus in and tells us why he’s a bit jealous of Michael Trevino.
In case you were unable to catch Joseph Morgan on MTV’s 10 on Top this past weekend, never fear: A kind soul has finally uploaded Joseph’s segment to YouTube and it’s worth the wait because he’s giving a tour of Klaus’s place! And it is as fantastic a glimpse as you could hope for (the framed love letters = brilliant). Also, cool TVD trivia: The paintings in Damon’s bedroom are also replicas of famous stolen paintings.
TV Guide sat down with Candice Accola recently and asked her about the where things stand in the friendship between Caroline and Bonnie at this point in the season.
“Caroline and Bonnie are at a very strong place,” Accola says. “Last season there was a rough spot between Caroline and Bonnie being that when Caroline turned into a vampire it was everything that Bonnie was against, but Caroline has proven she’s a good friend.”
Candice also talks a little about Klaus and Caroline, and teases new trouble brewing in Mystic Falls. Spoiler warnings for All My Children (EP315).
The clock is ticking down towards tonight’s episode, All My Children (EP315) but we couldn’t let Starry Constellation Magazine’s interview with Joseph Morgan go unnoticed. Joseph talks about the Original family (and anyone still trying to sort out the sibling age order will be pleased!), Klaus and romance and his feelings about fans and their response to the show. Spoiler warning for Dangerous Liaisons (EP314).
Q: Klaus has been starting to show that possibly he may have a good side. Would you like to see Klaus redeemed, or do you prefer him stuck in turmoil?
A: I wouldn’t like to see him completely redeemed, you know. I think some of the things he’s done are pretty unforgivable, but I’d like see that I’ve explored more of his human side. In the episode that aired last week we definitely see a little more of definitely a side of him that we haven’t seen before and I’ve got the writers to thank for that. They keep giving me great stuff and layering up the character. So yeah, I would like to see a little more of his human side, but I don’t think complete redemption is in order, I mean you know, let’s not forget, he did kill Aunt Jenna as well as the wolf girl, Jules, and he tried to kill Elena as well. There’s a little list of things that people should remind themselves every now and again, you know, every time they feel like they should completely forgive him.
As we mentioned yesterday, Joseph Morgan (in addition to David Anders and Lauren Cohan) will be at MegaCon in Orlando this weekend. In preparation for his appearance, he talked to the Orlando Sentinel about his experiences working on the show and the character of Klaus. On Klaus’s development over time:
“It’s a natural progression,” Morgan says. “He started off as two-dimensional, but thanks to good writing, there have been some strong elements of humanity. He needs to evolve. Otherwise, people will just hate him. Unless he develops more human attributes, people will find him hard to relate to.”
And on his decision to take the role:
“It’s been the best decision I could have made,” Morgan says. “It really has put me in the public eye and given me an amazing fan base that’s been so supportive. I’ve never been a part of American TV. Seventeen episodes [so far] and many to come, I hope.”
We certainly hope so too!
TVLine talked to Candice Accola about what’s coming up for Caroline in tonight’s big episode and beyond. On how Caroline will deal with the host of tonight’s formal ball:
“Caroline is definitely not viewing Klaus as the nice guy. She’s not like, “Ooh! He’s got an edge!” She knows he’s an extreme, evil killer. But at the same time, Caroline recognizes and learns from even just being around Katherine that… you can’t back down. You can’t show fear. You can’t allow yourself to be backed into a corner. You have to stand up and be strong.”
And where’s Tyler, anyway?
“He has gone to work on himself [and] to learn how he can not fall prey to [having been] sired so he can take control back over his life. It’s because of Klaus that Tyler even bit Caroline to begin with. In order to fight for her and fight for himself, he’s taking the time to learn how to not be controlled by Klaus.”