'Vampire Diaries' Star Joseph Morgan On Klaus' Plans For Season Three & A Potential Elena-Elijah Romance

Thu, April 28, 2011 6:53pm EST by 9 Comments

Plus, Joseph gives us his thoughts on the Royal Wedding. (Spoiler alert: He’s DVR-ing it.)

Though Elena (Nina Dobrev) and her merry band of vampires are working hard to destroy über-villain Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and prevent “the sacrifice,” there’s a very real possibility they will fail — at least in some way. Rumor has it, Klaus and his half-brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) will be sticking around next season on The Vampire Diaries, and Joseph tells HollywoodLife.com that Klaus has big, deadly plans in store for the people of Mystic Falls.

Klaus has been called many things — a were-pire, a Prius, etc. Any personal preference?

On Twitter, a lot of people have put out suggestions like “were-pire” and “vamp-wolf.” I’m not really sure. I love the term “hybrid,” even though it’s mostly associated with a car now. That’s an interesting question. Maybe you should put up a poll or something. [Editor’s note: Done! It’s at the bottom of this post.] He’s just been referred to as a “hybrid” on the show. Maybe a “were-vampire.” “Vamp-wolf” isn’t bad. Maybe we should leave it up to the fans.

Were you worried about living up to the fans’ expectations of Klaus?

Yes, to be honest with you. The more I watched of season two as I was preparing for the part, the more pressure I felt. I’m so passionate about the [vampire] genre anyway, so I felt like all I had to do was let myself run free with it and embrace it all. Everyone’s been wonderful, especially my followers on Twitter who were with me before I even appeared on the show. I’ve felt very loved, I’m very grateful.

Flashbacks often bring wacky costumes and embarrassing wigs. Were you happy with your ensemble?

The costumes were incredible. A couple were hand-made, and I loved the velvety blue costumes. One of the ideas I was going for in the past was that Klaus was like a spoiled prince, a rich kid who’s never had anyone say no to him. That outfit kind of accentuated that. The wig looked very much like how I used to have my hair a few years ago. I’m hoping if we flash back further — maybe 1,000 years to when the curse was set — we’ll see a very different look again.

Speaking of spoiled princes, any interest in the Royal Wedding?

I’m going to DVR it. I get kind of impatient watching those kind of things. It’s fantastic, but those ceremonies are so drawn out. I’ll probably have a flick-through.

The fans are asking: Is Klaus “in love” with Katherine?

In all honesty, I think he was never “in love” with Katherine in the way we think of love. When we meet Katherine in the flashback, Elijah said she reminds him of someone. She’s a doppelganger, let’s not forget, of the original Petrova. So Klaus’ plan, when he meets Katherine, is always to sacrifice her. There was never a love attachment, but there was always a fascination with her. I think of it like a cat batting a mouse between its paws. Part of it was probably sexual, part of it was emotional, and the rest was his actual appetite.

Julie Plec recently said season three will be the “Season of the Originals.” Does that mean you and Daniel Gillies might be back?

There’s no guarantee either of us will make it past this season. If we do, that decision has to be made by Julie and Kevin [Williamson.] I think it’s also up to the fans, whether or not they WANT to see more of us and how much people are interested in the Originals’ history. Should we make it to season three, a lot of things will be worth exploring. One of the things mentioned on the show is that we’re the “Original family of vampires,” but it hasn’t been explained how WE became vampires. That’s absolutely something we need to delve into.

Last thought, since you’re his half-brother and all: Do you think an Elijah-Elena relationship could work?

That’s interesting, isn’t it? There’s something there, a kind of respect and trust she has for him. I feel like it’s possibly more fatherly on his part. But never say never. This is The Vampire Diaries. Anything can happen!

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anurag

Posted at 3:50 AM on May 2, 2011  

The last episode-20 made no sense.Initially,before getting Klaus into action the directors highlight him saying “Hez the oldest Vampire time has ever known,Yes you can run but never from Klaus,his inner circle,something like as merciless as Klaus and all shit…….
But now,they make him look like any other vampire,Damon comes any challenges Klaus face to face,targets him with his comments and Klaus is like some helpless vampire who could do nothing but beg Damon not to do so…….
Had he compelled the Salvatore brothers he could have performed the sacrifice with ease…but he uses none of his Vampire powers…what all hell is this!!!
They degrade his dignity to such an extent that he has to go and pick up Elena from the salvatore house …where the hell is his inner circle!!!!

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Ingrid

Posted at 1:31 PM on September 28, 2011  

He just “enjoys the hunt” I presume, that’s why he doesn’t use any of his vampire powers

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ika

Posted at 1:43 PM on April 29, 2011  

I am really loving both Elijah & Klaus. I want them both in season 3!! Please don’t let any of them die, I love them both. It would be fascinating to see originals, I’m really interested in their story.

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XYZ

Posted at 5:39 AM on April 29, 2011  

love originals
both klaus and elijah hope they on the show till
next season ……………..mwaaah

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Becca

Posted at 6:13 PM on April 28, 2011  

The thought of Season 3 being the year of The Originals is very exciting. Both Joseph Morgan & Daniel Gillies stole my heart in episode “Klaus”. This is no small feat considering my heart has had a long-standing love affair with the rest of the cast.
Everyone was phenomenal, from take-charge Elena, crying Jenna, Angry Stefan & especially break-downy Damon. #TVD rocks!

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Nicole

Posted at 4:11 PM on April 28, 2011  

TEAM KLAUS TEAM KLAUS TEAM KLAUS!!!!!!!!!

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Ashley

Posted at 4:09 PM on April 28, 2011  

I LOVE KLAUS!!!

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Leigh

Posted at 3:21 PM on April 28, 2011  

OMG! Klaus is a vamp-wolf out on the prowl for Elena. But I have a feeling Elijah and Klaus will battle it out over her. And Klaus will win. Sorry Elijah, lyl. But wait a second, when you add in Damon and Stefan this is going to be one nasty doppelganger brawl!

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Andy

Posted at 3:44 PM on April 28, 2011  

LYL? is that ‘love you lots?’ if so… me too!

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