Joseph Morgan on Rebekah’s ‘deepest betrayal’ and revenge plots

Feb 25 • by admin • No CommentsThe Originals

THR talked to Joseph Morgan about the upcoming episode of The Originals.

Things are about to get worse for Klaus and Rebekah.

The Originals returns Tuesday after a brief Olympics break with brother and sister incapacitated — thanks mainly to Celeste’s witchy master plan to take over New Orleans. But what Klaus doesn’t know is that his own sister, Rebekah, colluded with his former protege, Marcel, to bring Klaus’ father to New Orleans, causing him to flee decades ago.

“Klaus and Rebekah have both been captured. They’re not able to immediately deal with issues that they may have with each other,” Joseph Morgan tells The Hollywood Reporter. “But I think the secrets she’s kept from him for a hundred years, when the truth about that comes out, he will certainly be needing some sort of revenge. That will not bode well for their relationship.”

But this latest development will have lasting effects on Klaus. “Over the years they’ve had their moments of working together, but it’s a very conflicted relationship. This is possibly the deepest betrayal because it’s very personal,” he says. “It’s about bringing their father [Mikael] into town, someone who wanted to kill Klaus and the source of all his insecurities. It’s going to be very hard to come back from this one for them.”

The repercussions for Rebekah will be great, Morgan hints. “I don’t know if he’ll be satisfied with putting her in a time out with a dagger in her chest. I think what she’s done requires more consequences and perhaps the unthinkable,” he says.

Though Task No. 1 for Elijah in the return episode, the 1919 flashback-heavy “A Long Way Back From Hell,” will be to save his family from further destruction, things will get touchy — yet again — when everything is laid out on the table.

“When the secret does come out, it’s going to force the siblings to address their relationship and their ties with each other,” Morgan promises. “Each of them have responsibilities toward each other and and they each have things they should feel guilty of, so it’s really going to adjust the balance.”

Full article here.

Joseph Morgan talks the witches’ attack

Feb 25 • by admin • 2 CommentsInterviews, The Originals

000Joseph discusses the surprising twist we could watch three weeks ago, and predicts we are going to be frightened tonight.

The Originals’ Rebekah and Klaus are about to go through living Hell.

At the end of the last episode, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) had been taken by the new band of witches, dead set on exacting their revenge. From the first minute of Tuesday’s episode (8/7c, The CW), the two are in dire circumstances, separated, and being tortured. What unravels is not for the faint of heart.

“The episode is possibly the most terrifying episode of The Originals to air so far,” Morgan tells “I jumped out of my seat a few times and I knew what was coming. I’d advise not to show the episode to young children. It’s pretty frightening.”

As Morgan explains, the witches’ attack on the Original family and the repercussions of that will play out over the next three episodes “coming to a terrifying conclusion.” But before then, the two — with the help of the witches, of course — will be torn apart due to the decades-long secret Rebekah and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) are hiding. If Klaus were to learn his sister and best friend were behind bringing their father to New Orleans — an event that eventually caused Klaus and Co. to flee — could “Always and Forever” be done for good?

“I mean what is ‘for good’ in terms of an immortal?” Morgan says. “But it’s a huge betrayal and not something that can be forgiven, and I don’t know that Klaus would be satisfied putting Rebekah in a time-out with a dagger.” Added to all the backstabbing Klaus has already been around, this would only intensify his lack of trusting anyone. “He already is very untrusting and suspicious of people’s loyalties to him, and this will confirm he was right to be suspicious all along,” Morgan says. “His experiences have shown him not to trust anyone but himself, so this is a confirmation of that so he’ll find it difficult to team up with anyone…I don’t know if there’s coming back from this.”

Full article here.

Tune in the CW tonight to find out what’s Joseph talking about.

The Originals: Long Way Back from Hell (1.14) official synopsis, preview and clip

Feb 25 • by admin • No CommentsThe Originals

The wait is almost over. The Originals are returning to the CW tonight! Left click on “Show more” to read the official synopsis.

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When Rebekah (Claire Holt) finds herself locked up in the sanatorium where she worked in 1919, she realizes a witch named Genevieve (guest star Elyse Levesque) is back to seek revenge and to reveal dark secrets that would destroy Rebekah if exposed. A distraught Elijah (Daniel Gillies) turns to Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) for help when one of his decisions puts Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah’s lives in danger. With time working against them, Marcel realizes he may hold valuable information that could lead them to Rebekah and Klaus, but revealing it will almost certainly result in deadly consequences.

Pre-order Armistice on DVD (US only)

Feb 14 • by admin • No CommentsArmistice

Armistice is soon coming out on DVD in the United States. The release date is March 11, 2014. Below you can find a list of US outlets where you can pre-order the DVD.

Barnes & Noble
Best Buy
Blow It Out A Here
Books A Million
CD Universe
Critic’s Choice Video
DVD Planet
Fatt Videos
Heartland Music
The Video Collection

News for the UK and other countries are coming soon. Make sure to follow the official page on facebook and twitter for the latest updates.


The Originals gets its Second Season

Feb 14 • by admin • No CommentsThe Originals

Season 2 of The Originals is official. The CW has given early renewals to its strongest series, Deadline reports. The list includes flagship dramas The Vampire Diaries and Arrow, formidable veteran Supernatural and freshmen The Originals and Reign. After an inauspicious launch behind mothership series The Vampire Diaries, The Originals has flourished in the Tuesday 8 PM slot despite gloom and doom predictions about its face-off with ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Its potent pairing with Supernatural has doubled the CW’s Tuesday night ratings year-to-year in adults 18-34 (+100%, 1.4 vs. 0.7), grown +150% in adults 18-49 (1.5 vs. 0.6), and gained +88% in total viewers Blast Radius(3.2 million vs. 1.7 million).

Joseph Morgan shared his excitement on twitter:


The Originals cast to be at PaleyFest 2014

Feb 12 • by admin • No CommentsAppearance, The Originals

011PaleyFest is two weeks long television festival where the audience see episodes or highlights of the featured work followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the cast and creative team. Both, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals actors are confirmed to be there this March. The events will take place at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles from March 13 to March 28, 2014. TVD and its spin-off have their conference scheduled for Saturday, March 22. Guests announced so far are Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder. Joseph Morgan isn’t mentioned on the official website, but not all guests are listed. Julie Plec tweeted, “And of course the Mikaelson men will be there with the mama wolf, the brave bartender, the teenage witch & Marcel.” So I guess there’s a big chance he’s coming, don’t you think?

Grab your tickets here. You better hurry!

Update: According to the EW, Joseph is confirmed to be there as well.

The Originals: Moderator: Jarett Wieselman, Senior Editor, BuzzFeed
Joseph Morgan, “Klaus Mikaelson”
Daniel Gillies, “Elijah Mikaelson”
Phoebe Tonkin, “Hayley”
Charles Michael Davis, “Marcel Gerard”
Leah Pipes, “Camille O’Connell”
Danielle Campbell, “Davina”
Julie Plec, Creator & Executive Producer
Michael Narducci, Coexecutive Producer

Armistice gets a DVD release date

Feb 11 • by admin • No CommentsArmistice

1005357_502230159855861_904834225_nLuke Massey’s film Armistice with Joseph Morgan in the main role has been available in the US for over a month now. You can get it on VOD, iTunes USA and other digital platforms. But now we also have a DVD release date! According to Dread Central, XLrator Media will be releasing Armistice (formerly known as Warhouse) on DVD on March 11, 2014. Just a month from today.

The psychological thriller will also be screened at Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival this Saturday. Buy your tickets here.

Have you seen the film? Did you like it? Let us know in a comment box bellow.

Joseph Morgan: I’m no longer the B storyline

Fearnet recently talked to Joseph about Armistice (now out in the US), 500 Miles North and his behind-the-scenes role. I’m also happy to read some updates on the upcoming Luke Massey’s film – according to The Originals star, they “are hoping to release 500 Miles North at the end of this year”.

How did you get involved in Armistice?
My co-star, Matt Ryan, and I have been friends for years and years and years, since college. Matt and I co-wrote a short film called “With These Hands” and we were looking for a director of photography. Matt was in the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and he met a guy named Luke [Massey] who shot some short films for the company. So we contacted Luke and went to see him and he was interested. We ended up making this short film with him as the director of photography. He started talking to me about a film idea he was developing with a guy named Ben [Read] called Warhouse. He asked me if I would be interested in doing it, and I was – I am a huge fan of genre. So it sort of developed from there. It eventually became Armistice. We shot it for about five weeks in Stratford. It’s probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. I’ve been solid friends with Ben and Luke since then.

Was your friendship how you also became an executive producer on it?
That was essentially part of the offer when they came to me. What Luke was really interested in was collaborating on a deeper level. So we collaborated in all aspects, from the script to really developing the character together from the beginning. I was on board from the beginning – before there even was a script. Those two guys wrote it – don’t get me wrong – but I was very involved in the development and the casting, and in the post-production process as well, in terms of really honing the story. Even in post-production, the film transformed dramatically and became something cleaner and simpler and better – in my opinion.

Is that something you would love to move into, a more of the behind-the-scenes role?
I wouldn’t say more, but certainly equally. I was a producer on the next film I did with Luke, which we are hoping to release at the end of this year, called 500 Miles North and I also produced and directed a short film called “Revelations” starring Persia White, who is my girlfriend as well. I’m very interested in writing and directing – all aspects of filmmaking. I’m pretty much a geek for the way a film is made. Even doing a film – or a TV show – purely as an actor, it is very interesting to me to see how the filmmakers get it done. I feel like it is a huge learning experience.

So yeah, that’s a kind of convoluted way of saying I am – not that I want to move away from acting. Just be involved in all aspects.

Also, I’m also quite anal about my attention to detail, so I would rather have more control than less control of a character and a story. The more I can put my two cents in, the more I feel comfortable in doing something.

You are the focus of Armistice. Much of the film is just you. Does that make it harder for you, because it is just you, or easier, because you like to have so much control?
In a way, yes, I see what you mean. Obviously, in a way, it is more pressure because if I mess up, I’ve only got myself to blame! [Laughs.] I can’t blame it on any of my co-stars! But collaborating with Luke – first off, I trust him implicitly. I know he’ll never use something I’m uncomfortable with. I feel free to experiment – and fail – and for us to discuss it, and know that he won’t sneak that into the cut. There is a freedom there. I wouldn’t say it was easier or harder – it’s just different. It’s nice to have that variety in a career, where you can really experiment with something like that. That is an extreme, and it’s an opportunity – certainly I don’t want every project to be just me – but it’s something that, if I hadn’t done it with Armistice, I wouldh ave definitely been interested in experimenting with it.

How do you go about preparing for a role like this? You have nobody to play off of, and there is a sense of loneliness and isolation. Does that transfer to time spent off-set?
I try not to let it continue on. While we made Armistice I stayed with Ben and every evening we would all sit and have dinner and talk about it. It was a very social experience for me. There was a huge sense of camaraderie off-camera. I worked a lot with our producer and military advisor Billy Budd, who was a Royal Marine, to get down the lingo and the demeanor. I felt that change in me while I was doing it, and certainly you hold onto that change. Also, just being there in that house, day after day… we tried to shoot as consecutively as we could, so I was really worn down by the end of shooting. I was able to use that exhaustion, draw from it for the craziness, the state of delirium that A.J. Budd ends up in.

I imagine that for a film like this, it would be far simpler to shoot it in order – at least from an acting standpoint.
It was. We did that as much as we could. Obviously we couldn’t do it entirely. The shot [that opens the movie] where I wake up on the bed and I put on the uniform, that was the first scene we shot. We tried to, as much as we could, work our way through.

Switching gears a little bit, what has the transition been like, going from The Vampire Diaries to The Originals? There are a lot more shades of gray in The Originals.
I would say there was a fair amount of gray before I made the transition. Having more screen time on the new show, you are able to see more layers because there is more time to explore them. I’m no longer the B storyline. It has been a transition in that way. I would say it has been more challenging because the workload is much bigger and there is a lot of press involved, trying to launch a new show. But it is very rewarding as well. My favorite bits of doing The Vampire Diaries was always working with Daniel [Gillies] and Claire [Holt], who play my siblings. It is great to be able to explore that a little further and take it to another level. So yeah, it has been challenging, but the reward has been worth it.


Joseph Morgan’s Maniac Magazine cover shoot footage

Feb 6 • by admin • No CommentsInterviews, Photoshoot

Maniac Magazine posted an exclusive footage of Joseph Morgan’s cover shoot. In the behind the scenes video Joseph also reveals his Most Maniac Moment. Watch the video bellow to find out more.

You can find scans of Joseph here.

The Casket Girls (1.10) official synopsis and HQ episode stills

Jan 11 • by admin • No CommentsPromo, Synopsis, The Originals

The next episode of The Originals is almost here – The Casket Girls airs this Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Bellow you can read what’s going to happen in New Orleans this week and check the new episode stills.

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As the French Quarter prepares for its annual celebration of the Casket Girls Festival, Cami (Leah Pipes) suffers through as Davina (Danielle Campbell) attempts to free her of Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) mind compulsion. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) form an unlikely alliance as Klaus sets his plan in motion to get Davina back. Once it’s known that Davina is missing, Sophie (Daniella Pineda) gets in on the hunt to track her down. Meanwhile, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is forced to make a tough decision after receiving an unexpected phone call, and Rebekah (Claire Holt) sets her own plan in motion when she enlists the help of someone from Marcel’s past.

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