Joseph Morgan on why Klaus doesn’t need a love interest

Oct 7 • by admin • No CommentsInterviews, The Originals

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.

My dinner date with…Joseph Morgan

Sep 30 • by admin • No CommentsThe Originals

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.

‘The Originals’ season 2 trailer

Jul 26 • by admin • No CommentsThe Originals

The Originals second season trailer was shown this weekend at San Diego Comic Con.

Photos coming soon.

‘The Originals’ Season 2 premiere date announced

Jun 25 • by admin • No CommentsThe Originals

Mark your calendars, The Originals are returning to our screens with season 2 on Monday, October 6 at 8/7c.

Joseph Morgan on changes and tonight’s finale

May 13 • by admin • No CommentsInterviews, The Originals

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.”

The Originals: From a Cradle to a Grave (1.22) – Season Finale

May 13 • by admin • No CommentsPromo, Synopsis, The Originals

Are you ready for The Originals season finale? You better be, because it’s just hours away now!

Left click on ‘Show’ to read what’s the final Season 1 episode going to be about.

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As the baby’s due date draws near, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) embark on a search for Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), while Hayley herself is determined to do whatever it takes to keep her unborn baby safe and away from the witches. Francesca (guest star Peta Sargent) takes a meeting with Oliver (guest star Chase Coleman) and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) to determine the future of the werewolves in New Orleans. In the aftermath of a surprising attack on Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and his vampires at the compound, Davina (Danielle Campbell) and Cami (Leah Pipes) join resources to take down Klaus. Finally, in a desperate move to protect those most important to him, Klaus makes a heartbreaking decision.

I added seven high-quality episode stills to our gallery.

Season two of The Originals is coming to our screens in Fall.

Joseph Morgan teases The Originals season finale

May 6 • by admin • No CommentsInterviews, The Originals

Joseph Morgan describes The Originals finale as “absolutely action-packed and utterly heartbreaking and emotional.” Season one finale will begin with episode 21 titled The Battle of New Orleans airing on Tuesday, May 6, and conclude with episode 22, From a Cradle to a Grave, on May 13.

The British actor teases Zap2It readers saying, “It all comes to a head. It really opens the world up but also it’s fearless. They’ve never been afraid to kill characters that we like and they’ve never been afraid to let people do things that might make them unpopular, and both of those things will happen in the next two episodes.” Should we get worried?

The last two episodes will be very intense. “Each faction seems to be getting ready to make their move – the wolves to get their hands on the stones to make these rings so they can control their curse, and the witches are getting ready to try and sacrifice the child, and there’s uproar in the human community after Father Kieran died and Francesca is trying to take over, the vampires and Marcel are getting ready to make their move as we saw, and the Originals [are plotting],” Joseph explains.

“The whole season has been a pleasure, but the last few episodes especially are like a rocket ship and I think we’re going to finish very strong,” he says. “It’s utterly compelling you to watch next season.”

VIDEO: Joseph Morgan talks Klaus and Caroline

Joseph Morgan talks to OTRC.com at a PaleyFest event honoring The Originals on March 22, 2014.

Joseph Morgan talks working on The Originals

Mar 18 • by admin • No CommentsInterviews, The Originals

Digital Spy has a spoiler free interview with Joseph Morgan, who talks working on The Originals.

How delicious is it to play the bad guy?
“I love it. I’m having so much fun; that’s why I’m doing this show. I wanted to explore the character further – and that’s exactly what I get to do. Originally, I thought I would only want to play Klaus for about a year on The Vampire Diaries – but he’s just turned out to be such a great character because he is so multi-faceted. There’s more to him then just being a two-dimensional evil character. We’ve learned more about his motives and what drives him. We’ve learned about his vulnerabilities and what made him like he is: his history with his family, with his father and mother, and the rejection from his siblings, and so on. It’s a lot of fun.”

Claire Holt as Rebekah and Joseph Morgan as Klaus in The Originals: 'Apres Moi, Le Deluge'
What else do you enjoy about playing Klaus?
“It’s also fun to be the character who brings the chaos. He’s the guy who comes in and scatters the chips everywhere, rather than trying to put everything back together, which is what some of the characters on the other show got stuck doing. I get to play a lot more of the theatrical side of Klaus as well, when he’s playing to a crowd or when he’s holding court or holding people hostage. It’s a lot of fun. I really enjoy it; I’m nowhere near done with it yet.”

How much fun do you have working on the flashback scenes? Klaus has a very cultured past…
“You’re right; he is cultured. When I auditioned for the role a few years ago, the audition notes referred to the fact that Klaus was a fan of opera. I thought to myself, ‘That’s so interesting’. Then they made him a painter and he also shows an interest in literature and poetry. He reads a William Blake poem in one of the episodes, which is really nice. I like working on the period scenes a lot.”

How much work is involved in those scenes?
“I think it’s more work for everyone because there are more to the costumes. There are wigs involved and things like that, but the sets also have to be transformed. It’s a lot of fun, though. Where else do you get to play a character in the present day and in the past? I’ve done period drama before and I’ve done modern day shows, but to do it all in one show and to show the evolution of a character over a huge amount of time is a great bonus for me.”

What would you like to see happen to Klaus this season?
“This season, I’d like to see him embrace the idea of being a father a little more. I feel like he is embracing the idea a little, but he’s very conflicted. He’s conflicted about everything though!”

What is Klaus going to be like as a father?
“I would imagine he’d be a stern disciplinarian. If it’s a girl and she grows up to be a teenager, woe betide the boys that she tries to bring back to the house! To be honest, I don’t know what he’s going to be like as a father. I think he’ll need the help of his siblings to put him in his place and help him stay honourable and good.”

Full interview here.

The Originals: Moon Over Bourbon Street (1.17)

Mar 18 • by admin • No CommentsPromo, Synopsis, The Originals

The Originals is all new tonight and below you can check out what’s ahead of us.

Left click on ‘Show more’ to read the official synopsis.

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After accusing Klaus (Joseph Morgan) of doing nothing while their control over the Quarter crumbles, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) makes a move to take matters into his own hands. He receives an intriguing offer of support from Francesca (guest star Peta Sergeant), a beautiful woman from a powerful New Orleans family. In an attempt to bring the warring factions of the city together, the Mikaelsons throw an extravagant party, where Klaus offers Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) a tempting deal, Elijah and Hayely share a dance, and a violent fight comes to a surprising end. Finally, even as Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) works on a new path to power, he continues to help Cami (Leah Pipes) deal with her Uncle Kieran’s tragedy (guest star Todd Stashwick)

I also added ten high quality episode stills to our gallery.

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