Thanks to Judy Yam, we have a new behind the scenes photo from tonight’s episode “All My Children” featuring Klaus and Kol. Click to view larger!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The CW has whipped up a few Vampire Diaries related Valentines to share with your friends. Enjoy valentines from Damon, Klaus and Stefan…I personally think they should definitely add some from the girls, don’t you think? Head on over to The Vampire Diaries official Facebook page for all three!
Wetpaint caught up with Joseph Morgan at the TCAs to discuss Klaus’ new infatuation with someone. Of course, we all know who that is now. But check out what he has to say!
Wetpaint Entertainment: What will Klaus go through in the near future?
Joseph Morgan: We’re going to see more layers, more aspects to his character. There’s going to be a love interest introduced.
What should we know about her?
Well, what do you know about her? Nothing. All I can tell you is that he becomes pretty infatuated with someone, and he’s not used to not getting his own way. And this person presents a new set of challenges to him, which only spurs him on further, only makes him more determined.
It’s a great thing for me as an actor because I’m playing a side of him that we haven’t seen before, a more tender side, the side that’s trying to woo someone, trying to flirt, trying to convince this person that he’s not just been killing for a thousand years. He does have a knowledge of culture and art and music and all of these things.
As we tweeted earlier, Deadline is now reporting that Joseph Morgan has officially signed on to play “Klaus”. TV Line’s Michael Ausiello was originally the one to break the news. Ausiello also reported the other day that Klaus will make his debut in the April 21st episode.
Joseph Morgan has now been signed to play him. Morgan, who’ll next be seen in the Henry Cavill-starrerImmortals, played supporting roles in the Peter Weir-directed Master and Commander, and Oliver Stone’s Alexander. He plays the title character in ABC’s upcoming miniseries Ben Hur. He was set for the show after more than 100 actors read for the role all over the world. Morgan’s deal was made by WME, Richard Koenigsberg Management and London-based Curtis Brown Group.
So…what do you guys think, now that we have official confirmation? Check out this fanmade video below showcasing Joseph Morgan in some of his previous projects.
Sources confirm to me exclusively that English thesp Joseph Morgan is nearing a deal to play the oft-referred-to-but-never-seen member of the Originals.
Joseph who? I’ll get to that in a second, but first you should know that Morgan’s near-casting caps a months-long manhunt for Klaus. In a recent interview with EW.com, exec producer Julie Plec estimated that more than 100 actors across multiple continents had read for the part. Plec also hinted that despite fans pitching some big-name actors for the role — Jason Dohring, Henry Cavill, and Gale Harold to name a few — they would likely hand the plum part to a relative unknown.
“This idea that there might be somebody out there that no one’s really familiar with yet that can be a new fresh face that we can exploit…in all the good ways… [is exciting],” Plec told EW. “I think our show works so well because we don’t really stunt cast.”
Which brings us back to Morgan. Although the 30-year-old actor’s resume consists primarily of British films and TV series, he appeared stateside in Oliver Stone’s Alexander and the Russell Crowe blockbuster Master and Commander. He also starred opposite Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk in ABC’s Ben-Hur miniseries.
UPDATE: E!Online has just posted some scoop regarding the deal, saying a CW insider says that the casting is “just speculation at this point.” We will continue to keep you guys updated as any more news comes in.