Joseph Morgan sat down with Digital Spy to talk about the season finale. Who will get the cure?
“When I read the finale the main thing I wanted to know is, ‘Who’s going to get the cure?’” he said. “That’s what I was the most excited about – who on Earth is going to get the cure?
“And I can tell you it’s not what you think. I can tell you that it’s going to be… I think it’s going to be a surprise for everyone. It certainly took me unawares.”
Source: Digital Spy
Are you excited about ‘The Originals’ finally airing? You must have been looking forward to it for a while!
“Yeah, definitely – ever since I signed on and certainly since I read the script and we went up to New Orleans to film it and everything. But yeah, absolutely – there’s been loads of anticipation and even before it was ever a real thing there were all these fanmade trailers about it, so I just hope now it lives up to people’s expectations. I’m excited for everyone to see all the work we put in!”
So can you give us an overview about what this episode is about?
“It’s set in New Orleans – New Orleans is a town where the Original family used to live at around the turn of the century. We actually built the town – myself and my young protégé Marcel – and then my family and I had to leave unexpectedly. So while I’m in Mystic Falls I hear that some witches there are plotting against me – they’re starting to make a move against me – so I go back to New Orleans. The idea plays on my mind that someone is trying to play against me or do something against me and my ego, my vanity gets the better of me and I go back to see who it is. And in doing that, I open up a whole can of worms where my young protégé is now running New Orleans, running the town, and he’s got the humans to look the other way, he’s controlling the witches, he’s driven out the werewolves, he’s got the whole town in the palm of his hand. I see that and I go, ‘Wait a minute, that should be me – I was the one who built this town with him’. What the episode is about is me realising, ‘Wait a second, I want this – I want what he’s got’.”
Now The Originals has been picked up to become a series on its own, what will that be about?
“I think the overriding theme of our storylines within The Vampire Diaries has always been about family. We can do terrible things to our family members but woe betide the person from outside who comes in and tries to mess with us! And so I think that’s going to be a theme of the series – family. And then also the sort of power struggle. Vampire Diaries is kind of a coming of age story, and I think The Originals is definitely more sort of epic. It’s even in the backdoor pilot that you’ll see – it’s almost like a war is brewing. It’s on a grander scale – it’s less about prom and more about a war between the vampires and the witches. So it’s good!”
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Is The Vampire Diaries’ Klaus going to be a daddy?!
During “The Originals,” which served as the backdoor pilot of the potential Klaus-centric series, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) went to New Orleans with one mission: find out why a witch in the city he built was plotting against him. What he didn’t expect to learn was that his one-time affair with werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) would lead to something they never imagined possible: a child.
“It’s a change to the idea of how the mythology works, but it’s also a fundamental challenge to his character,” Morgan tells TVGuide.com. “Here’s a guy who has been around for a thousand years and this is not only something new, but [something] mind-blowing! Especially to someone where family is such a complicated thing.”
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Joseph Morgan sat down with TV Guide to talk about The Originals, and what it’ll do to Klaus’ character;
The Vampire Diaries’ upcoming episode (and backdoor pilot) “The Originals” is bringing a whole new flavor to the series, says star Joseph Morgan.
“Tonally, it’s a little different,” Morgan tells TVGuide.com. “The Vampire Diaries is a coming-of-age story and “The Originals,” like Julie [Plec] has said, is more like The Lost Boys, embracing the nature of being a vampire where you party all night and sleep all day. It’s really about these guys who want to be vampires as opposed to the guilt and remorse the weight of that which comes with The Vampire Diaries.”
When Klaus receives a message from Katherine (Nina Dobrev) that a witch in New Orleans is plotting against him, he travels to the Big Easy to reunite with his former protégé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and perhaps reclaim the city that was once his.
“Klaus is a fan of manipulation, and he makes a few direct challenges throughout the episode, and there are a few displays of violence,” Morgan says. “The interesting thing to see will be who he’s willing to work with to get where he wants to be and what commitments he’s willing to make to them. Klaus is very much a lone wolf, he’ll side with someone for a certain amount of time and then next thing he’ll be siding with someone else against them.”
Joining Klaus on his new mission is his brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies), who will be elated to learn he has a reason to keep his family together. “There are elements of the story line that come out which will absolutely explore more of a potential for vulnerability in his personal life and his relationship with family,” Morgan says. “Elijah really wants to bring the family together, and he’s come to a point where he’s realized that the strength they have is with each other. Rebekah and Klaus are very much at odds, so Elijah finds himself a little bit of a middleman.”
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Joseph Morgan also sat down with Alloy Entertainment to talk about the pilot for The Originals;
Alloy Entertainment: Congrats on the pilot! On a scale of one to ten fangs, how wicked does Klaus get in the Big Easy?
Joseph Morgan: Now do you mean ‘wicked’ in my English sense of the word, or ‘wicked’ as in how evil does he get?
Alloy Entertainment: Ha! Let’s stick to “evil” for the time being.
Joseph Morgan: (Laughs) Oh, man. That’s interesting. I haven’t been asked that before. And, for certain reasons which will become very clear when you watch the episode, I think that he makes some of the most evil choices he has ever made — certainly one of them. Given the circumstances he’s presented with, he is psychologically and emotionally more evil than we’ve ever seen him. (Pauses) But then he should be, shouldn’t he? I mean, this is a supernatural show. We have to raise the stakes and go as far as we can. (Laughs) But yea, hes absolutely taking no prisoners in that sense.
Alloy Entertainment: TVD has a central love triangle at its core. Will one be established in “The Originals” as well?
Joseph Morgan: Possibly. I know that they love the love triangles, but there isn’t one in the pilot. I mean, there could be. I could see how they might bring that in with the characters, but that’s not something we’ve talked about. Actually, when the first three of us — Gillies, Phoebe and I — committed to the pilot, people immediately assumed, ‘Oh, there we go. Two brothers, a beautiful girl. It’s a love triangle alright.’ But I don’t know if there will be one in the series. Potentially, I suppose.
Alloy Entertainment: While it might not be of the romantic variety, there’s definitely another sort of triangle to look forward to — the constant power struggle among Klaus, Rebekah, and Elijah. Should we expect any heartfelt or epic Original family moments? Will there be any flashbacks in the pilot?
Joseph Morgan: There’s no flashbacks because the episode is so jam-packed with new characters. Even New Orleans itself is a huge character on the show — it’s very vibrant and present as are the people there. However, we can expect the most…(Laughs)…the most extreme….How can I describe this without revealing too much? There’s a family moment in the pilot that will rock all of them to the very core. It’s something that will change the dynamic of the family forever. Also, in terms of the triangle between the three of them, at the moment it’s very much a straight line with Klaus on one end, Rebekah on the other end, and Elijah in the middle. That’s how I’d align them.
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Zap2it sat down with Joseph Morgan to talk about The Originals, Klaus and Caroline, new enemies and more;
Zap2it: “The Originals” is just two days away! There’s been so much anticipation for this show. Are you nervous, at all, for the fans to finally see the pilot?
Morgan: I’m really excited for people to see it. I’m interested, because I’ve seen the pilot which was presented to the network and the studio, but that’s a different version than what’s going to air. The episode that’s going to air has slightly more “Vampire Diaries” in it, as opposed to just “The Originals.” They’ve got extra scenes. I know the network and the studio really like it, but it’s going to depend on people’s reactions. I really hope that people respond to the new characters that we introduce and to the storyline. Right now I’m just ready for it to be out there. I’m tired of the world not knowing what’s happening, what the storylines are. I think it’s time for people to see. There’s been so much support and anticipation, I’m looking forward to the fans being rewarded for that.
Klaus’s relationship with Elijah and Rebekah is as bad as it’s ever been. At this point, it’s hard to imagine them deciding to move to New Orleans as one big happy family. Will their relationship improve over the course of this episode?
Things are definitely getting more complicated, but I don’t know if that’s an improvement or not. At the beginning of the episode, it feels like there’s a line. Klaus is on one end of it, Rebekah’s on the other, and Elijah is sort of in the middle, the great mediator — but also still kind of siding with Rebekah. He’s trying to bring things together in the family, but I think the most interesting thing about “The Originals” is that their dynamics are complicated. There’s certainly some hate for one another, there are things you think they’ll never forgive each other for, but there’s love as well. As an actor, I make a conscious decision that there’s love. When he says these terrible things to Rebekah — “You’re not my family, you’re not my sister, you’re nothing to me” — I think that I have to make him go to a place where he shuts off his emotion. He puts up a wall around how he feels for her, as opposed to not ever feeling for her. Those are the things which make it really interesting. I don’t know if the relationship is going to improve or not, but I know it’s going to have more layers.
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Question: I will Smurf whatever pull I have with the big Smurf in the sky to rain blessings upon you if you deign to tell me if there’s more Quintana coming up on Glee? —Rob C.
Ausiello: As of this writing, no. But there’s a lot of Season 4 left.
Question: Any scoop on the upcoming Klaus sex scene on The Vampire Diaries? —Holly
Ausiello: There will be blood ink. Teases exec producer Julie Plec of the anticipated coitus session in Episode 16 (airing March 14): “I will say that Joseph Morgan has some tattoos that I didn’t know he had until shooting this scene.” (BTW, Plec wouldn’t say if his partner in fornication was someone we’ve met before).
Question: Any scoop on Elijah’s Vampire Diaries return? —Jessica
Ausiello: Plec confirms that viewers will get “a little Elijah flavor” before the planted Originals spin-off airs in April. “It’ll be fun to have him back in our Mystic Falls universe,” she adds. “We finally get a sense of what he’s been doing during his whole absence from our world.”
Question: Can you give us any Vampire Diaries scoop on Silas? —Holly
Ausiello: Plec will eventually put a face to the name, telling TVLine, “We do plan at some point to meet the real Silas.”
Source: TV Line
Is all hope for a Klaus-and-Caroline friendship officially gone?
In one of the most heartbreaking Vampire Diaries scenes, Caroline (Candice Accola) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) were forced to say goodbye — yet again — so that Tyler could leave town before Klaus (Joseph Morgan) could kill him. While it seems this act would be one of many final straws, Morgan says the dynamic between the two is much more complicated than that.
The Vampire Diaries: Who died, who left town and who returned?
“There’s always got to be a hint of hope [for them], hasn’t there?” Morgan tells TVGuide.com in the video below. “I would like to think that she is understanding enough [because] this is the thing: No one is truly good or evil. There’s always some redeeming quality somewhere, maybe buried very, very deep within someone. I was filming a scene with her the other day, so the characters are still interacting. Their relationship, and I’ll use that term loosely, becomes much more complex the more we go on, which is so interesting to play.”
While the trio’s drama was playing out in Mystic Falls, a very big enemy of Klaus’ was returning out on the island. Just as Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) was trying to get the cure free from Silas’ fossilized hands, Katherine swooped in, grabbed the cure, and was gone before Jeremy could breathe his final breath. What does this all mean for the hybrid who despises the doppelganger? “Well, there are going to be interesting developments with that,” Morgan says. “We’ve got to bear in mind this is someone who Klaus hunted down for 500 years. So she’s going to want to do everything she can to avoid him, whether that’s trying to kill him or make peace with him or trying to broker a deal with him, that remains to be seen, but absolutely not something that’s brushed over.”
Source: TV Guide