Vampire Diaries' Joseph Morgan on Klaroline's 'Honest' Moment and Klaus' Mystic Falls Exit
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Before the hybrid even says goodbye to Mystic Falls, the Original will seek vengeance against Elena and her pals, finally get some action of the romantic kind (with Caroline?!) and bond with his siblings, his portrayer Joseph Morgan tells TVLine.
Read on for all that scoop, as well as the actor’s thoughts about why The Originals ”has got to be a good thing” for fans of The Vampire Diaries.
TVLINE | That final scene between Caroline and Klaus in the last episode, did you read it as her being honest with him? Or was she manipulating him?
I thought she was being honest. As an actor, when you get a scene like that, you want to make the most interesting choice. I would assume that Candice [Accola], looking at that scene, would think the most interesting choice would be to play it as if she’s being honest, that she wishes she could forgive him for the things that he’s done. That just adds to the complexity of her character.
TVLINE | It was a rare moment of vulnerability on both their parts. How does it change things between them?
It was. It evolves the relationship further. It’s interesting – the more time they spend together, he keeps messing things up and doing the most horrendous things and then slightly redeeming himself at the end of it. It’s just giving them more and more of a history and adding more weight to the relationship.
TVLINE | Is he going to try to be better for her? Or is he still hell-bent on destroying everyone in his sight?
You know that saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”? I don’t know if he’s got it in him. He’s pretty stubborn. But you never know. He may be able to compromise a little bit, but I don’t think he’ll be able to reverse a thousand years of seeing the world one way.
TVLINE | Will Klaus ever get lucky in love? He has to be the most celibate vampire in Mystic Falls.
Yeah, he’s going to get some action.
TVLINE | I can only imagine how crazy he’s going being trapped in the Gilbert house. What kind of retaliation will he take when he finally gets out, especially against Elena?
He’s going to be pretty angry that he was trapped in that place. Also, angry with Tyler. Tyler, being there, taunting him the whole time isn’t helping at all. He’s going to be pretty furious with everyone involved… He’s going to be bringing some vengeance when he gets out of there.
TVLINE | What’s his first priority when he’s finally free?
I’d like to think it was something to do with seeing if Caroline meant those things she said. He’s very easy to affect in the present moment, so probably his first priority would be Tyler because Tyler was right there, insulting him. So that would be freshest in his mind. And then he’ll move on to the other people who put him where he was and all of that. They killed his brother, so there’s going to be a list — a Santa Klaus list of naughty children to deal with.
TVLINE | We saw that Kol was deathly afraid of Silas being raised, but what are Klaus’ feelings on Silas?
He’s trying to play his cards close to his chest at the moment. On the one hand, he can’t die… He’s got plenty of tricks up his sleeve. But he doesn’t know quite what to expect. The fear of the unknown is something we can all relate to a little bit. So until we know a little more about Silas, [Klaus is] playing it a little guarded. But he certainly doesn’t feel zealous like Kol became about it all. He’s a little more cocky and arrogant and full of himself than Kol was. He trusts himself a little more. He dealt with many, many things before. Nothing quite like this. But it’s going to be interesting when those two characters meet, if they should come face-to-face.