TVOvermind posted a lovely interview with Joseph Morgan, filmed at SDCC 2015. The Originals star discussed how the new threats that will emerge in Season 3 won’t be immediate relatives of the Mikaelsons but instead sired vampires of the original family that have come to New Orleans to seek vengeance, making this season less about Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah’s parents and more about their “children,” in a way. Additionally, Morgan also talks about how Klaus is doing as a full-time father with Hayley still trapped in her werewolf form for most of the month and if he believes his character will ever truly find love.
KSiteTV published a lovely roundtable interview with Joseph Morgan, conducted at the 2015 Comic-Con International in San Diego, where he talks the upcoming Season of The Originals. He reveals he is most excited that Season 3 will feature the presence of more vampires — particularly those who were the first in the sire line. The first season 1 was what he called The Season of the Witches, and Season 2 dealt with a lot of issues with parents. Season 3 will be “very much more vampire-centric.”
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While it may feel like ages away now, we are much close to Season 3 than we were in June. It is now confirmed that the premiere episode of Season 3 of The Originals will air on October 8, 2015.
There will also be some new characters intruduced this Fall. Jason Dohting, known for his role in Veronica Mars, will be visiting New Orleans as Detective Will Kinney. Rumors are that Dohring will face off certain villains and he will try to curb their evil ways. Kenney is said to be confident, smart, with a firm grasp of what’s right and wrong. Two other that we’ll meet soon are vampires Aurora and Lucien. Aurora is described as a sexy and erratic vampire, though she can suddenly turn lethal in a snap of a finger. There have been no updates as to her role, besides her being another vampire, though there are rumors that Aurora might be a new love interest for Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) as he is still being ignored by Cami (Leah Pipes). Lucien is an attractive vampire who has a tumultuous history against the Mikaelsons.
The CW announced renewals for eight of its current dramas: Arrow (Season 4), Jane the Virgin (Season 2), Reign (Season 3), Supernatural (Season 11), The 100 (Season 3), The Flash (Season 2), The Originals (Season 3), and The Vampire Diaries (Season 7).
“Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience,” commented CW president Mark Pedowitz. “By picking up these shows now, our executive producers can start planning next season’s storylines, and rolling these shows out throughout next season guarantees. The CW will have more proven original series for our fall, midseason and summer 2016 line-ups.”
Congratulations to The Originals team!
Joseph Morgan tells MTV Klaus shouldn’t necessarily be looking to settle down with anyone. Keep on reading to find out why.
“He’s very jealous,” Morgan told MTV News over the phone. “He’s not desiring a love interest specifically, but he wants to be the center of attention. That’s why he hates when Elijah and Rebekah are conspiring, and he hates if Elijah and Hayley are together, because that’s Elijah playing surrogate father to his child. Even though he doesn’t want to be there, he doesn’t want Elijah to be there [either]. He wants everybody to be focused on him, but he lacks the emotional tools to form healthy relationships with any of these people, so they’re drawn to each other instead.”
Morgan also said that Klaus has “the nature of a loner” and that he manages to destroy every relationship he’s ever had, which is why, during the premiere, we’ll see a Klaus that is barely even speaking to his brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and his baby’s mother Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin).
“They’ve really shut themselves away in the compound, they’re living as strangers,” Morgan continued. “They each remind each other of what they’ve collectively lost. It’s very difficult for them to communicate when we find them at the beginning. Elijah is worried for Hayley — being a hybrid now, having gone through that death and the loss of her daughter, she is struggling with her new nature. Elijah encourages Klaus to talk to her about it and help her come to terms with it, but you know Klaus. He’s not the greatest communicator. I’m not sure that that has the desired effect.”
What the result of this big conversation will be remains to be seen, but Morgan said that one thing remains crystal clear — Klaus and Hayley are a firm “It’s Complicated” on Facebook.
“It’s a turbulent relationship, as far as Klaus and Hayley are concerned,” he explained. “They’re really people who shouldn’t be in each others’ lives, but because of this child they have together, they’re forced to be. It’s a very interesting and very human dynamic to play.”
Of course, these relationships will soon be shaken up not only by the fight to win back baby Hope, but the arrival of Klaus and Elijah’s parents, Esther and Mikael, who come to New Orleans with separate (but equally sinister) plans for their not-so-much favorite son.
“He’s very emotionally threatened by his mother, because he’s always been a bit of a mummy’s boy,” Morgan said. “He learned at a young age that Mikael was not his birth father, but he’s always desired that kind of affirmation and affection from both parents. Mikael can be a very physically imposing threat to Klaus, and we will see some physical confrontations, but also some emotional confrontations with the parents in season two. I’m really not sure who is the bigger threat. I’d say Mikael is more direct in his confrontations, and Esther is more manipulative.”
The Mikaelson parents, the French Quarter witches, the Guerrera werewolves, and Klaus’ own self-destructive nature will prove to be a threat throughout season two, but Morgan said that nothing will distract Klaus from his one true goal: getting his daughter back.
“[Klaus’ goal] 100 percent is to make New Orleans safe for his daughter, so he can bring her back and reunite their family,” Morgan concluded. “He wants the chance at redemption that his daughter will bring him, and he wants a chance to be a father. But he can’t do that while his enemies are running New Orleans.”
Thanks to Nazan for the heads up.
In the latest CW video, Joseph Morgan answers fan questions. The first question asked which cast member from The Originals was the funniest. The actor responded intelligently: “I assume you are not including me because, obviously, so I would have to say the cast member I like to laugh at the most is Daniel Gillies who plays… Elijah.”
After revealing that blood doesn’t scare him, he confessed his favorite line was from the show is “I’m gonna kill each and every and last one of you,” and added Klaus uses it in episodes 2, ,5, 7, 13, 17, 20, 21, and 22 of season 1.” It is also being featured in season 2.
The video ends with Morgan thanking fans for the questions.
Joseph Morgan says he hopes something changes inside Klaus once his baby is born. “If Klaus sees the baby or gets to hold the baby, I don’t know if it’ll make him go more in that [nurturing] direction or send him the other way. I can see him not being able to handle it,” he tells TV Guide. “With him becoming a father it’s interesting to see how that affects his bloodlust.”
Joseph has also commented on Klaus’ relationship with his siblings, which has changed a lot throughout the season: “[T]he family has become tighter and more important to him — both with his sister and brother and his potential “modern family.” They’re becoming that tight unit and they’ll have to work together to really keep a hold of the city and make things work.”
The changes did not only impact the character. The British actor admitted he likes The Original hybrid more the way he is now. “I would say he’s become more likable. I like him more, I’ve always liked him, but I feel like there’s more honor. His brother is rubbing off on him! Impending fatherhood has caused him to face his own demons. It’s really come full circle and that’s the season in a nutshell: him having to deal with his past in order to be able to deal with his future.”
What about the finale? What can we expect? E!Online found out that the tonight’s episode is “huge” and “it’s also very terrifying”. In Joseph’s words: “It’s a really frightening episode.” He promises, “I don’t think you’re going to be disappointed. We’re going to go out real strong.”