Warning: Please stop reading here, unless you’ve seen The Originals episode (aired April 25). Spoilers ahead.
Many fang fans stayed open-mouthed during the last episode. Zap2It talked to Phoebe Tonkin about the shocking twist.
Unbeknownst to fans, Phoebe Tonkin has been signed on for the spinoff since July, when she first joined “The Vampire Diaries” cast. “To finally have this episode air when it’s been talked about for nearly twelve months is crazy,” she says. “I’ve been dying to see it!”
But even as she made her appearances on “The Vampire Diaries,” the details of her role in the spinoff were kept strictly under wraps. She didn’t know that Hayley would be pregnant with Klaus’s baby until seven days before filming began on “The Originals.”
“It came completely out of left field,” she laughs. “No one knew anything. Even when Joseph and I were filming one of the other episodes — the episode where they conceive the baby — we didn’t know that we were conceiving a baby! So when Joseph and I were filming, we were like, ‘Maybe this happens, or maybe this happens,’ plotting out our spinoff ideas. We were way off base.”
When Phoebe finally got her hands on the script, her reaction to the big twist was… pretty much the same as our reaction to the big twist. “I’m reading the reactions on Twitter now, and I think I pretty much felt the same as everyone watching it,” she laughs. “I was like, ‘What!?’ — just screaming. Honestly, I think it’s a really cool twist. It’s something I don’t think people were expecting. People are tweeting me, and they think it’s a joke. It’s not a joke.”
The show has been billed as a darker, more mature look at the supernatural genre, and responsibility for a child certainly elevates that. “I was impressed that they would put something like this in a supernatural show, because it totally changes the tone; the stakes of the show, the tone of the show,” says Pheobe. “It puts it in more of an adult field. It’s less high school, and more about maturity, and the next step in your life.”
While Joseph discussed the episode with Digital Spy. He also revealed what we can expect for the finale.
It’s interesting you say there are no other love interests in Klaus’s near future, because Hayley’s in ‘The Originals’ and last time she was with Klaus they shared an amorous moment, shall we say! But there’s nothing going on with them?
“I can’t wait for you to see the episode – it’s going to blow your mind! Do you know what, it’s made reference to in the episode, what happened between them. I don’t think there’s a future in that way for those characters, but what we’ve done is given a complicated history to them so already there’s something between them, which makes things a little more complicated. I think it’s just making things a little more interesting – it’s stirring the pot a little more.
“And also I like that whole storyline. I feel like he is extremely flawed, Klaus, and the fact that he would sort of be keeping himself pure for Caroline – it’s not realistic in terms of the character. I think no matter how much he loves her he still makes huge mistakes and errors of judgement all the time – talk about not learning from the last thousand years! But yeah, I think it only serves to make things more interesting and make him more rounded as a character.”
We’re almost at the end of this season of The Vampire Diaries now – what hints can you give us about Silas and the cure in these last couple episodes?
“They’re actually shooting scenes from the last three episodes at the moment, filling in all the gaps, everything they missed. And I can tell you… I mean, when I read the finale the main thing I wanted to know is, ‘Who’s going to get the cure?’ 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. There’s also some appearances in the coming episodes which people should get very excited about. There’s some characters that people should be excited to see.”
Some familiar faces?
“[Ums and ahhs] Possibly some familiar faces, yes! I’m on the line now, you know what I mean?”
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