Eager for more of Klaus and Cami’s interactions? Watch this TV Guide exclusive webclip from next week’s episode, Girl in New Orleans (EP104).
Joseph Morgan recently spoke with TV Guide about the battle – or game – between Klaus and his former protege:
“It’s going to be harder to pull the wool over Marcel’s eyes, but that’s what makes it interesting because there’s this game between the two of them,” Morgan says. “They really don’t trust each other, and they’re really sussing each other up. But there are still moments where the cards are laid on the table and then they go back to playing the game. Klaus is going to have to constantly understand that Marcel does know what’s going on and change accordingly.”
He also talks a bit about Klaus’s relationships with his siblings, so make sure you check out the whole thing!
Klaus and Rebekah talk about the joys of fatherhood and setting things on fire – it’s a webclip for next week’s new episode of The Originals, Tangled Up in Blue (EP103)! The episode airs Tuesday, October 15th at 8/7c.
Looking for a little taster of what’s to come in House of the Rising Son (EP102) at 8/7c tonight? Joseph Morgan talks about Klaus, family, New Orleans, and how alcohol is an excellent bargaining chip.
In advance of her character Rebekah’s appearance on The Originals in House of the Rising Son (EP102) tonight, Claire Holt spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about Rebekah’s reunion with her brother and more:
“Rebekah and Klaus have a history where there’s a lot of tension in their relationship. He’s betrayed her many times, and he’s never been the most loyal sibling, whereas she’s always been loyal to him,” Claire Holt, who plays Rebekah, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s going to be friction, and I don’t know how he’s necessarily going to feel about having her there.”
She also discusses Marcel and a possible return to Mystic Falls.
Ready to watch Klaus act as Marcel’s wingman? Check out this clip from the upcoming episode of The Originals, House of the Rising Son (EP102), airing Tuesday, October 8 at 8/7c.
HAPPY SERIES PREMIERE DAY! The Originals: Always and Forever (EP101) airs TONIGHT at 9/8c after the Season 5 premiere of The Vampire Diaries. Lots of interviews and such hitting the web today, so quick hits:
“Klaus is an anti-hero. He’s an antagonist. He’s always going to have that edge. That idea that no matter how good he is, he can always just mess it up for himself.”
So he won’t be selling Girl Scout cookies?
“I mean, maybe poisonous Girl Scout cookies,” Morgan says with a sneaky smile. “To girl scouts.”
The Associated Press (via Huffington Post) – ‘The Originals’ Premiere: Joseph Morgan On Klaus’ Weakness And His Fanboy Side:
AP: Klaus was a big deal on “The Vampire Diaries.” He was talked about before he showed up on the show. Did you realize how important the role was to the story?
Morgan: I thought about like, ‘You know, maybe he should have a different name like they could call him like William or something.’ And then I looked up (the character) online and I was like, ‘Oh, no. This is already an established thing. We can’t go changing this.’
The Hollywood Reporter – ‘The Originals’ Preview: Charles Michael Davis on Marcel’s Kryptonite and Klaus’ Nightmare
How much more of Marcel’s background or journey can you reveal?
[Executive producer] Julie [Plec] laid it out in a way where all the regulars are connected in ways that we didn’t really imagine. She told us at our first table read, “All right, this is what’s going on with you and you …” We’re like, “That’s really detailed, that’s intricate, that’s deep.” Deep in the sense that you get a good feeling of it. Plus, in The Originals, being alive for a few thousand years, it’s a small world. All the characters have crossed paths. Given the fact that Marcel runs New Orleans, I’m sure he has relationships with everybody in that city.
As seen in the premiere, Sophie (Daniella Pineda) is the witch embroiled in the battle between Klaus and Marcel. And now that she’s gotten mixed up in Hayley’s baby drama, she probably wishes she’d never gotten involved. “She was never terribly invested in all of this and it’s all come down on her [since Marcel killed her sister],” Pineda says. “She’s under a terrible amount of pressure, but she’s being so careful and she’s so calculating that even though she’s terrified, she’s not going to show it. She’s also more powerful than people think.”
And here’s a super-fun piece from Entertainment Weekly: ‘The Originals’ star Joseph Morgan steals from EW offices.
Parade talked with Charles Michael Davis about tomorrow night’s series premiere of The Originals, the relationship between Klaus and Marcel, potential romances, power, and thoughts on his character:
Marcel is the fun guy—but there’s an edge to him that we’ll see. How did you go about creating the character?
For sure he has an edge. He has a certain moral code, and high standards. So I looked for people that were fun, but you could see that in them. For me, Tupac was one of my main inspirations—watching his evolution, growing up, going to art school, then going to Oakland. And Marcel’s very business-minded, so I looked at Jay-Z and his books. He just thinks differently. I pulled a little bit of DMX, you can hear it in his voice. And I watched a lot of Training Day. I felt like Marcel is like always manipulating. With fear, with charm. He’s not apologizing for anything to Klaus. He’s so honest, but it’s a way of baiting him and manipulating him. I love that slyness, that subterfuge.
You mentioned a lot of hip-hop.
It’s my favorite Pandora station.
We’re blogging these two videos because we love Ian Somerhalder and Joseph Morgan. Too bad we feel the opposite about the questions and the interviewers.
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.
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!