Saturday, 16 February 2013

Joseph Morgan On Klaroline & Katherine

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.

"There's always got to be a hint of hope for them, hasn't there? 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."


Friday, 15 February 2013

4x15 'Stand By Me' Webclip

4x15 'Stand By Me' Extended Promo

Spoiler From E! Online - 15th February 2013

I'm super excited to see some shirtless Klaus on my screen! Anything else you can tell us about the hot hybrid sex that's to come in TVD?

We can't say who Klaus is finally hooking up with, but we can tell you that Joseph Morgan says fans will not want to miss episode 18. And says it's a big Klaroline episode. Hmmm, As for the shirtlessness, Morgan says, "He hasn't really ever kissed anyone! I mean in the form of Tyler her has, but I think he's finally going to get some action. It's going to be interesting. Also, I've gotten away with a year and half of keeping my clothes on, on the CW, which I think must be a record! They probably thought, ‘Hang on a minute, he's getting that spin off,' so I've spending a lot of time in the gym."

Vampire Diaries 4x14 Song List

Ep 14 'Down The Rabbit Hole'

Rosi Golan "Been A Long Day"

4x15 'Stand By Me' Short Promo

Joseph Morgan Interview

There was a very moving moment for Klaus in last week's episode. There were actually tears in his eyes. Was it fun for you to play that side of him?
Yeah, definitely. The more opportunity I'm given to explore the different sides of him, the better for me. I was really allowed some freedom by our director as well. Mike Allowitz, who works on the show quite frequently, he allowed me to really go. In fact, I remember when we were filming, I said, "I don't know how far to go with the end." And he said, "Well, I think he's in love with her and she's dying. This is it! So go for it."

Do you think Caroline [Candice Accola] was being genuine with what she told Klaus or was she manipulating him into saving her life?
Well, here's the thing: I think that for Candice, the most interesting choice as an actor would've been to play it honest, which is what I believe she did. It just adds a level of complexity to her character, rather than that thing we've seen before of her trying to manipulate him. She has nothing to lose and she really, truly believes that he's going to let her die. She tells him, "I wish I could forgive you for all of these things you've done." I bought into it as an actor and as a character. I really do believe it was honest.

What can we expect the relationship to be between Caroline and Klaus after this? It's definitely the most extreme thing he's ever done to her.
Absolutely. The characters are still going to have a fair bit of interaction, certainly in this week's episode. He's still trapped in Elena's [Nina Dobrev] living room. [Laughs.] So he's not going anywhere for a bit.
What I like about these two characters is that there always seems to be a glimmer of hope, even with all the terrible things she's done and the vast differences in their personalities and the way that they see the world and interact with other people. I think there's this spark between them that is fascinating and it's nice to be able to continue to explore that. I think what's happened now between them will only add another layer of complexity to their relationship and it'll be interesting to see where it goes.

What about how this all affects Tyler and Klaus' already tumultuous relationship? Will we see much of them this week?
Yes, we will. My storyline in the upcoming episode is completely tied up with Caroline and Tyler. They're trying to translate the code on the Hunter's Sword and Klaus has a lot of ancient, relevant knowledge to help them crack the puzzle. But, like always, he's not just eager and willing to volunteer his knowledge; he likes them beg and tell him how useful he'll be and promise him things. He likes to puppeteer the whole situation. So there's going to be a lot of interaction between the two of them and the dynamics between the triangle that's there is very interesting.

It's impressive that Klaus has so much power, even caged in the Gilberts' living room. When can we expect him to get out of there? It must be weighing on him mentally, being locked in a room with the body of his little brother.
Yes, it is. I love that last week's episode started with Klaus staring at the body. I think that was really a great choice by the writers.
But, you know, he's going to have to get out of there soon, unless they're going to set the spinoff in Elena's living room. [Laughs.] He will be getting out of there and when he does, there's going to be a list of people he wants to visit after them getting rid of his brother like that.

Going back to the beginning of the season, I have to ask if you helped Michael Trevino embody Klaus? It was really fun to watch.
He was great, wasn't he? We didn't do loads together, but we've done a fair bit of scenes together since Tyler was sired to Klaus so he naturally picked up mannerisms and so on. Then we went to Monte Carlo together and did the whole press thing and stayed together for a while. So we've spent a bunch of time together as friends. He asked me a few little things about embodying Klaus, but really, he just took it and ran with it. You know, what's weird is to hear someone else talking about your mannerisms. [Laughs.] But I like to think that Klaus almost sort of smells people because of his werewolf side. It's like he looks at everyone not as a person, so he's looking at this alien being in front of him, just curious, cocking his head. He's very objective about the world so he has a sociopathic nature. Trevino did a really great job with embodying some of that, for sure.

We know there is a huge death coming this season. I know you can't say much, but what was your reaction when you found out?
You know, it's always difficult. I saw a little bit of it when Sarah Canning who played Jenna went at the end of Season 2, although I didn't get a chance to get to know her that well -- and I was playing the character responsible for her dying, which is slightly awkward. [Laughs.] But it's weird because you're such a part of each others' lives. We're in a bit of a bubble here in Atlanta so it's always a strange feeling. They try to give us as much notice as they can that someone's going to die and give the person in question as much notice as they can, but it's always still a little awkward and kind of emotional to know that one of the people that you see every day, or almost every day, you're suddenly not going to see them so often.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, fans have also been teased about a "shocking and much-anticipated return" coming up. A lot of viewers have their money on Elijah since Daniel Gillies signed on for "The Originals." What can you say about that?
[Laughs.] That's logical, isn't it? To assume that? Yeah, I mean, I would hope it's Elijah. It would make sense if it is to lead up to "The Originals." But you never know. He could just be in New Orleans waiting for Klaus. But it does make sense, doesn't it?

Will you be shooting on location in New Orleans?
Yes. We're filming a little bit in Atlanta and then we're doing about five days in New Orleans for the pilot. Then, I think, should we be picked up, we'd go between the two, but more often in Atlanta in the studio that we shoot at.

What leads Klaus to leave Mystic Falls and head to New Orleans in "The Originals"?
I can't really give any details because I don't have the exact details myself. I know leading up to that what happens and know what happens when he gets there, but I'm waiting for the script to be released for the episode that will tell me exactly. But I feel like it's going to be tied up with the cure and with Silas and all of that kind of business. We'll see. But it would have to be something pretty strong, wouldn't it? He has set down some roots now in Mystic Falls. He's tried to leave a few times though, having said that. I think he's even packed boxes a couple of times. [Laughs.] So we'll see.

Have you met any of new cast members yet?
Actually, I know Charles Michael Davis. [Laughs.] I used to play poker with him when I lived in Los Angeles. He texted me when he was auditioning and then he text me again when he was testing for it so I was thrilled when he got the role because our characters, Klaus and Marcel, have a history. It's wonderful to know that it's going to be him. He's such a smart guy and he's got a killer role ... pun intended. [Laughs.] It's fantastic. But I haven't met the others yet.

Do you know know how much or how little Klaus would be involved in "The Vampire Diaries" should "The Originals" get picked up?
I would assume very little, just because I'd have to film 22 episodes of "The Orignals" and it would be pretty tough. [Laughs.] But I know that there would be crossovers. Definitely. I mean, here's the thing that I think really speaks in favor of it: There's such a strong following for "The Vampire Diaries" so the idea of expanding that world so you have two shows that characters move between and refer to each other and storylines crossover, I think that's just surely such a tempting idea for the fans. That could be wonderful! You'd never know who's going to show up where because the reality is, we'd be filming in studios that were just down the road from each other the majority of the time. Bringing a character over to film a scene here and there, if not a whole episode, would be very easy thing for them to do. It just means the whole thing gets more complex and more interesting, I think.


Elijah To Return In 4x18

Fans of Daniel Gillies' ever-honorable Original vamp Elijah were thrilled to learn that Gillies has signed on to be a series regular cast member on "The Originals," the potential "Vampire Diaries" spin-off series. The backdoor pilot for the new show will air on April 25, as an episode of "TVD." In addition to Gillies, fans can expect to see Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, and Phoebe Tonkin in that episode.

But the news just keeps on getting better! Zap2it has confirmed that Gillies will be making his return to Mystic Falls even earlier than that, in Episode 418. We previously learned that Elijah was so ashamed of his warring siblings that he wanted nothing to do with them, but it looks like something will change his mind.

The question is, will he come to town to repair his relationship with his siblings, or is he more interested in the ever-elusive cure? One thing is for sure -- both Klaus and Rebekah could use a little of Elijah's wisdom at this point.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Spoiler From E! Online - 14th February 2013

Any chance of Klaroline in the spinoff?

We asked the very charming Joseph Morgan that very question regarding The Originals, and we're sure fans of Klaus and Caroline will like his answer! "There are going to be characters that cross over between the two worlds. The whole world is going to be richer," he explains. "It would imagine all the fans that have been so generous to me are going to want to see what happens with Caroline…I feel like I owe it to the fans for there to be some resolve and for her to possibly turn up in New Orleans at some point. I know there's already talks about different characters that can come over to New Orleans and then go back."

Claire Holt Confirmed For Originals Spin-Off

Claire Holt who plays The Vampire Diaries' Rebekah Mikaelson has been tapped to join the networks pilot, The Originals.

The Originals centers on Klaus (Joseph Morgan), who returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, a town he helped build centuries ago, and is reunited with his diabolical former protege Marcel (The Game's Charles Michael Davis).

Holt will reprise her role as original vampire Rebekah, Klaus' half sister. In addition to Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies' Elijah, Holt joins a cast that includes Phoebe Tonkin, who will reprise her role as werewolf Hayley; Daniella Pineda and Danielle Campbell, who will play witches named Sophie and Davina, respectively; and Sorority Row's Leah Pipes, who will play Camille, a human unaware of the supernatural universe that exists around her.

The planted pilot will air April 25 as an episode of The Vampire Diaries. Showrunner Julie Plec will pen the script for Warner Bros. Television.


Vampire Diaries Bite - 13th February 2013

Joseph Morgan On The Cure And Spin-Off

In Thursday’s episode of The Vampire Diaries (The CW, 8 p.m. ET), Joseph Morgan’s Klaus is still trapped in Elena’s house while the hunt for the cure continues on that island off the coast of Nova Scotia. “He’s really the only thing at the moment that can help them translate the code on the sword and break the code on the tattoo and find out where the cure is. Tyler and Caroline are pushing him to try to get that information, and he, as always, loves to lord it over people. ‘Yeah, I have the information. Maybe you should beg me,’” Morgan says. “I feel like if this was an episode of 24, the other characters are the ones out on the streets busting into a drug warehouse or something, and we’re the ones back in headquarters going on the computer like [bloop], ‘We’re uploading the satellite thing now.’ There’s that kind of feel to it.”

As we’ve been pointing out in our recaps, we’ve never actually heard what form the cure takes and how many people can partake in it. That will change this week: “It’ll become a lot clearer,” Morgan says. “We find out a lot more about what the rules are concerning the cure.” Something else to look forward to: Klaus’ incarceration will leave him understandably pissed: “They killed his brother, he saw it, it was right there in front of him. And to top if off, Tyler spent the next two episodes taunting him. I don’t know if we can get quite as glorious as the slaughter of 12 hybrids with an ancient sword, but he’s certainly going to come out looking for vengeance.” (Klaus won’t be in the Feb. 21 episode, “Stand By Me.” Says Morgan, “That’s because of the way he lays it down in this episode.”)

Looking ahead to the April 25 episode of TVD, which will serve as a backdoor pilot for a New Orleans-set spinoff centered on the remaining Originals (costarring Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt), a grateful Morgan says he’ll travel to the Big Easy the week of March 11 to shoot it. (If it goes to series, they’ll shoot primarily in Atlanta to allow for crossovers.) “I’m terrified I’m gonna say something I’m not supposed to,” he admits, “but there’s some huge, huge transitions and some reveals that will change the character forever…. We’re gonna see some tremendous moments of vulnerability, but he is so, I wanna swear, badass. We’re gonna see him cooler than he’s ever been before.”

Klaus returns to New Orleans, a town he helped build, to find his protegĂ© Marcel (The Game‘s Charles Michael Davis) its unofficial king. “It would be nice, if we were picked up or even possibly during the pilot, to see a little bit of Klaus as the underdog, the one we’re rooting for,” Morgan says. Look for Morgan and Davis to have good chemistry: “I used to play poker with him in L.A., so I randomly knew him. He actually won money from me a bunch of times,” Morgan says, laughing. “He’s a really good poker player. He texted me when he was auditioning for it. I’m excited to start it with him, because I feel like I know the dynamic between the two of us works. It’s good to know that that’s something else that works, as well as mine and Gillies’ relationship.”


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Spoiler From TV Guide - 12th February 2013

Any Klaus scoop before he heads to New Orleans on The Vampire Diaries?

Can we say hot hybrid sex? Joseph Morgan's wishes have been granted and in an episode to air in March, Klaus is finally getting some lovin'. But who's the lucky girl? Comments below please!

4x14 'Down The Rabbit Hole' Australian Promo

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Charlie Bewley Interview

Congrats on your TVD role! Vaughn is described as “ruggedly handsome, charming, built, and tough as hell.” Those are quite formidable traits! What was the audition process like based on all of this?
I hadn’t worked much on the audition. I went in there and just let them have it. Maybe my confidence in the room was due to Vaughn and I being similar people.

Were you a fan of The Vampire Diaries beforehand?
I had never watched the show until I was cast – then I caught up and realized what I had gotten myself into.

Can you tell us a little bit about Vaughn and what brings him to Mystic Falls?
I cannot — you’ll have to watch. [Hint hint.]

In a battle of wits and charm though, who would win: Klaus or Vaughn and why?
Klaus is great! I enjoy Joseph’s portrayal of him and he fully deserves the spin-off. As for a Battle of Britain, I dunno… Let’s wait and see if we clash antlers in the future. It certainly would be great to stand toe-to-toe with JM.

Vaughn has a strong opinion when it comes to Delena on the show. But what’s your outlook on their relationship from what you’ve seen so far? What piece of love advice would you offer them?
My outlook on relationships is not one you want to hear, but in the context of TVD I’ll say this: I cannot believe these two brothers toss around a girl they supposedly love, neither can I believe that Elena willfully hops into bed with one after the next, and back. Sire bond is no excuse.

What was it like filming scenes with Ian Somerhalder, Joseph Morgan, and the cast? Were there any entertaining behind-the-scenes moments on set?
Ian is the glue that binds us all. He runs the show. It’s quite the spectacle. I love the guy — he has lots of great energy and is a real people person. TV is a new medium for me… these guys have been going at it for years. I feel privileged to have come in and injected my own brand of energy to Mystic Falls.

You portrayed a vampire in the Twilight saga. And now you’re a slayer. Moment of truth: Which do you have more fun playing and why?
I am all about supernaturalism. My focus on a daily basis is to push evolution to its limits and there is nothing I believe is not possible. So naturally, to play a vampire with the abilities of Demetri was very special. Vaughn is like Bear Grylls on a vengeance mission – and everyone loves Bear. But Bear can’t fly. And Demetri can.

Read the full interview here

Spoiler From TV Line - 12th February 2013

I would dearly love some hints to narrow down who’s dying soon on The Vampire Diaries. Is it a male or female character? And does the death stick?

Fun fact: Lost amid all this departure chatter is the potentially bigger news of an imminent, shocking and much-anticipated return

4x14 'Down The Rabbit Hole' Webclip 2

Leah Pipes Cast As Camille In TVD Spin Off

Sorority Row actress Leah Pipes has booked the lead human role in The Originals.

The Originals revolves around Klaus (Joseph Morgan), who returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, a town he helped build centuries ago, where he is reunited with his diabolical former protege Marcel (The Game's Charles Michael Davis).
Pipes, whose credits also include Life is Wild and The Deep End, will play Camille, a college psychology student fascinated by the study of human behavior unaware of the supernatural universe that exists around her.

She joins Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin, who will reprise their roles as Original vampire Elijah and werewolf Hayley, respectively, Daniella Pineda and Danielle Campbell who will play witches named Sophie and Davina, respectively.

The planted pilot will air April 25 as an episode of The Vampire Diaries. Showrunner Julie Plec will pen the script for Warner Bros. Television.