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THE ORIGINALS: Previewing “The Casket Girls”

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Interviews, * TV Addict, * Video interviews, The Originals on January 14, 2014 at 11:55 am
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This week’s all new episode of THE ORIGINALS is all about the female empowerment. Showcasing the tale of the New Orleans Casket Girls (young women brought from France to Louisiana to marry), THE ORIGINALS puts their spin on it with a street party, lavish costumes and some much needed female bonding.

When we last saw our vampire heroes before the winter break, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) declared his fealty to Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and bequeathed his vampire crown to Klaus as the new vampire king of New Orleans. Then with Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) working hard to keep Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) safe and those she holds dear, and with all vampire-relations finally aligned again, that just leaves Davina (Danielle Campbell) and Camille (Leah Pipes), both chaffing under Klaus’ iron-clad rule.

Davina as an all-powerful witch and rebellious teen just wants to be free. She wants to live her life as a girl and have some fun. So hiding out in a church attic all the time is not how she wants to spend her precious teen years. Plus, if Marcel is no longer running things in New Orleans, why should she have to declare herself loyal to Klaus who has done nothing for her?

In addition, Cami has finally figured out a way to remember everything that Klaus keeps erasing out of her memories as audio recording all her movements seems to have paid off. Klaus’ compulsion powers do not work on mechanical devices, after all. And now that Cami knows what is really going on and who is responsible for all those blackouts, she is determined to change a few things as well.

So this puts Klaus squarely in the crosshairs with both Davina and Cami chaffing under their bondage and seeking to get free of his control; and he had better watch out of these two angry young women decide to team up against him.

As Danielle Campbell revealed during a visit to the set: “Davina figures out that she’s a pawn to everybody. After find that out, she’s done being used and she just wants a life for herself. She just wants all this to go away. She kind of takes the few friends that she knows and trusts and she takes back her life the only way that she believes she can. She confronts everyone and just calls them out on their game. That includes Elijah (Daniel Gillies).” More of the interview with Danielle can be read HERE.

Then see what Leah Pipes teased about Cami’s efforts to take back her life as well:

Another interview with Leah:

Co-star Charles Michael Davis also previewed this special episode:

Additional videos with the cast of THE ORIGINALS can be seen HERE.

In a rare turn of events, this is one time we may actually feel a bit sorry for Klaus. He always seems to be alienating women that he actually wants to care for and take care of. He bears no ill-will towards Davina, but he sees her as a “spoils of war” – the prize to be claimed upon quashing the vampire rebellion. As Marcel’s in-house witch, Klaus feels he is entitled to wield her magic as he sees fit. Alas, Davina is her own person and Klaus needs to recognize that. Her loyalty and devotion is earned, not demanded.

Likewise, Klaus’ attempt to protect Cami from the evils of the vampire-world and from remembering the pain over her brother’s betrayal and death is back-firing spectacularly. She does not see his blatant brain-washing as something helpful, loving and protective; Cami sees it as a mental assault and she is angry and frustrated. Cami may only be human, but she is a determined and resourceful that vows not to be ruled by Klaus’ tyranny and compulsory obedience.

In “The Casket Girls,” Klaus is going to have to deal with the myriad of women in his life and he is going to rue the day he thought women were inferior and helpless. Klaus may be immortal, but that does not make him immune to payback.

To see Klaus’ comeuppance, be sure to tune in for “The Casket Girls” on Tuesday, January 14th, with all new episodes airing subsequent Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. on the CW.

(Note: This set visit and opportunity to interview the cast of THE ORIGINALS was provided by and sponsored by Warner Bros. Television.)

Where this article may also be found:

http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/01/14/the-originals-danielle-campbell-leah-pipes-charles-michael-davis-preview-the-casket-girls/

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THE ORIGINALS Scoop: The Cast Dishes On What’s Next and Tease a Very Special VAMPIRE DIARIES Guest Star!

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Events, * Interviews, * Set visits, * TV Addict, * Video interviews, The Originals on November 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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Life in the steamy city of New Orleans has taken a decidedly darker turn after last week’s cliffhanger revealing that Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is missing yet again. In addition, the Mikaelson brothers have shown in true bloody fashion that they will not tolerate any attacks on their family or Klaus’ baby-mama. Everyone likes to think of Elijah (Daniel Gillies) as the gentlemanly and honorable brother, but they forgot his true nature — he will protect his family as viciously as his brother Klaus (Joseph Morgan). It will always be blood over honor for the Mikaelsons. But decisiveness and brutality is not going to keep Hayley safe if they are always leaving her unprotected.

So this week’s episode “Bloodletting” picks up with yet another frantic search for the missing werewolf girl carrying Klaus’ child. Fortunately, a familiar face from Mystic Falls arrives just in time to aid in the search as Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) comes to town. Despite the long-standing feud between Klaus and Tyler, they may be able to put aside their differences for the sake of locating Hayley — hopefully.

In the meantime, Sophie (Daniella Pineda) is going to be lying low, after her duplicitous plot to manipulate Klaus and Elijah into doing her bidding to eradicate Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) was exposed. Then Rebekah has a big decision ahead of her — pursue the life of freedom she has always dream of, or stand by her family once more in the search for Hayley. Then there’s Cami, the poor brainwashed niece of Father Kiernan (Todd Stashwick), who is trying desperately to figure out why her memories are failing her. And that just leaves little darling witch Davina, who just wants to be a normal girl. Will she get her wish and will she be the last of the great witches with their power dying out as the time for the Harvest expires? Or will she discover how to wield that power and use it to stir up a little more trouble in the French Quarter, much to Klaus, Marcel and everyone’s dismay?

During a recent press interviews with the cast of THE ORIGINALS, they took a few moments to share their thoughts on the brewing war between the vampires, witches, and werewolves and whether the humans will be caught in the crossfire. They also dished on their character’s motivations, the blossoming love triangles, and teased what is upcoming with the arrival of Tyler and a very special episode involving the Casket Girls.

Here is what each had to say:

Then additional interviews were obtained from THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 100th Episode celebration red carpet:

(Video credit: Tiffany Vogt)

[Note: This set visit and opportunity to interview the cast on location was provided by and sponsored by Warner Bros. Television.)

All new episodes of THE ORIGINALS air Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. on the CW.

Where to find this also posted:

http://www.thetvaddict.com/2013/11/12/the-originals-scoop-the-cast-dishes-on-whats-next-and-a-tease-very-special-vampire-diaries-guest-star/

THE ORIGINALS Scoop: Daniel Gillies Talks What Elijah Sees In Hayley and His Monster Within

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Interviews, * Set visits, * TV Addict, The Originals on November 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

From the beginning of THE ORIGINALS, there was just a hint of perhaps more than a brotherly interest by Elijah (Daniel Gillies, pictured above with Tiffany Vogt) in Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), the werewolf baby-momma of his indifferent brother, Klaus (Joseph Morgan). But that hint has begun to look like more distinct romantic interest when Elijah returned from his brief time away in Marcel’s (Charles Michael Davis) coffin and actively began to hover more protectively around Hayley and unborn child.

In last week’s press conference, Executive Producer Julie Plec admitted, “There’s definitely something. Elijah, as we know, is a good protector and tends to be drawn to people in spite of himself.” To which her co-executive producer Michael Narducci added, “What a great fantasy Elijah is to someone like Hayley? How could she not be drawn to this protective and noble man? Something she’s never seen before.” But as a sign that their budding romance maybe thwarted, Julie further noted, “It’s very clear that [Klaus] is very territorial — that he likes what is his to remain his. So I have a feeling that we’ll stir up a lot of conflicted emotions for him as well.”

During a special set visit coordinated and provided for courtesy of Warner Bros. Television, star Daniel Gillies gave a bit of insight into what is going on in Elijah’s head and heart as to Hayley.

How are Hayley and Elijah dealing with their feelings for each other and having Klaus in the picture?
DANIEL: It is a very peculiar thing. It’s one of those really complicated relationships. [Elijah] is a thousand years old. One would think that he had better sense of self-preservation. It’s weird that he want this. Could it be any more complicated and more of a mine-field than choosing Hayley? So I guess that is this burgeoning thing. And it seems like the more that they try and resist it, that the more it snowballs. It will be interesting to see where it develops to because I sense him, at the moment in the scripts, pulling away really hard — which can signify two things. One, that he’s either really going to jump in with both feet or he’s gonna wrench himself away it. I don’t know. But they are sort of magnetically drawn to one another.

Phoebe had said that she thought Hayley is attracted to Elijah because she hasn’t been able to trust people a lot and he is so honorable. What do you think Elijah sees in Hayley that he is drawn to?
DANIEL: It’s the same thing that he was sort of drawn to in Elena (Nina Dobrev): it’s humanity. And they both happen to be very attractive — model-like, super-human beautiful woman. The way I justified it to myself, I think he sees that there is no greater embodiment of humanity than the pregnant girl who is kind of like doing it against the laws. I think he’s always sort of seen this divine nobility in humanity. That, to me, is the greatest prism through which you look at the vampire genre. It is always a great and sexy appeal of vampires as we look through this prism at mankind: what if we could live forever? And we look at it and we look people through that kind of periscope. I think Elijah is so stuck in that. Elijah embodies that more than anyone because of this sort of calm dignity that he has — that I certainly don’t have, but which I love playing, but I don’t have that. I’m much more erratic and fucked-up. But he looks at life as sort of this view that humanity is precious. When you have an infinite lifespan, as it were, and you look at this infinite shooting-star, who is still managing to have more dignity, humanity, decency and nobility than anybody could have achieved over a millennium, then I think he’s drawn to that. And he’s drawn to her bravery and her recklessness in the face of insurmountable threats to both her own life and her child’s life.

Phoebe also said that when you and she filmed the swimming pool scene that you couldn’t stop laughing, and that some of the scenes she does with you are just funny naturally.
DANIEL: (Laughs) People say these things about me. I don’t know what it is or why they say this stuff. It’s very nice. You know what it is? I just enjoy being an actor, to be honest. Either that or I’m entirely unprofessional. I always feel a bubble of laughter coming to work. I don’t know why I’m calling it work. I just really like my job and I like connecting with people.

When Elijah ripped the hearts out of the witches and then snapping Agnes’ neck, it reminded us how brutal he can be. Are we going to see more of that going forward?
DANIEL: I think so. I think it is a necessary element to the show. The problem is the mistake people make saying he is the noble one, he is the moral one. That’s a big mistake. To me, he’s like a gangster. He has a code when it comes to family. He’s honorable to that code. But by any human standards, he is an absolute fucking monster. Like he’s a total monster. He chopped off a guy’s head when we first met him, forced a vampire to stake himself into his own heart. It’s malicious. And there were innocent human beings sitting in that cafe when he picked up that thing of coins and threw it through the window. We created this guy because at that time the show needed an antagonist and he brought that in. Then they wanted to keep me around, so they really back-pedaled as hard as they could to make him sort of good. But I also think we shouldn’t forget the fact that he is capable of mayhem. I definitely think that is the distinction that nobody seems to remember. It’s a mistake.

To see how further intertwined the lives of Elijah, Klaus and Hayley become and who ultimately wins Hayley’s heart in this interesting blossoming love triangle, tune in for all new episodes of THE ORIGINALS on Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. on the CW. (Photo Credit: Tiffany Vogt.)

Where to find this article:

http://www.thetvaddict.com/2013/11/09/the-originals-scoop-daniel-gillies-talks-what-elijah-sees-in-hayley-and-his-monster-within/

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