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Posted by | April 23, 2014, 9:20 (MST) | 6 Comments
Category: The Originals TV

Steven KruegerFans have long been calling for gay characters on The Vampire Diaries (and now The Originals), and The Originals has begun to remedy this deficit with the introduction of Josh, a newbie vampire who also happens to be a young gay man. Actor Steven Krueger spoke with TheBacklot about the unusual aspects of this character:

“I feel like one of the things that kind of sets Josh apart from some of the other gay characters that are on television is [that] his sexuality is probably the most normal thing about his situation. I think a lot of things that drive gay characters is that sense of wanting normalcy and wanting inclusion and belonging and a community and that kind of thing.

And with Josh he still wants all those things. It just has nothing to do with him being gay. You know? He’s now a newbie vampire and he wants to find a normal life in this world but when you watch other character’s reactions to him talk about being gay they don’t bat an eye or raise an eyebrow. When you talk about him being a newbie vampire it’s like ‘Holy hell, that’s the worst thing you could possibly be, is a newbie vampire.’”

Krueger also discusses Josh’s future and his friendship with Davina, as well as his own career progression.


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  • Sandy

    Hey guys! I’m selling a really awesome autographed TVD banner signed by Ian, Paul & more cast members! Check it out on eBay!!!!

  • lynne

    Josh & Diego will make a great team up. There are sweet and sour. Diego with his feistyness and Josh with his patience. Josh fell a little flat with trying to compel the Doctor, I chuckled for that, he just needs practice.:)

  • Mary Crespo via Facebook

    I don’t like it…you need better writers…God’s not pleased…mc

  • BeeBlood

    I just LOOVE the Davina/Josh chemistry. In a way, he’s also a bit like Matt in TVD, the good reliable guy.

  • Katie Dean via Facebook

    Love the show my favorite and love josh’s character .

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