What can you tease about The Vampire Diaries finale?! — Rachel
NATALIE: We promise that tears (both happy and sad) will be shed while watching the final hour, which includes an epic declaration of love, a duo (finally!) setting off for the summer together, a major death and another character heading on a path that will leave fans screaming at their screen.
We all hated Klaus since the beginning. Fans from Denmark and all over Europe share this sentiment. He’s not even your typical villain who’s just plain bad—arguably, he’s the worst. Not just in terms of doing unspeakable vile things to others (humans, vampires, and even werewolves), but the way he plans his evil ways with cunning and underhanded measures either make you cringe or applaud his ingenuity. Then again, without his methods of outwitting and outdoing the other characters from The Vampire Diaries, the show will lack the challenge and flavor it now enjoys. Being an “original”, Klaus seemingly holds all the answers to the mysteries surrounding our favorite trio Stefan, Elena and Damon. And because of this, we’re not willing to let him go just yet.
As the story progresses, we see a different side of Klaus that we started to love. Grudgingly at first, because we know just how wicked he is. Yet when we see glimpses of gentleness, affection, combined with the grace that makes him seem like a dapper Danish gentleman, we rethink what we initially conceived him to be. Maybe he’s not so appalling, just misunderstood. Maybe he’s just lonely, like when he and Stefan made a pact to be brothers back in the 20’s at a New Orleans bar. Maybe he just needs some loving, that’s why he unceasingly pursues Caroline despite being hated by everyone. Yes, we all swooned when he perfectly sketched Caroline, somehow melting all the anger in our hearts brought about by the constant “surprises” he brought. We have to admit that somehow, we all wonder what it’ll be like to be adored by a deeply scarred and conflicted individual—especially when said person comes in a very fine-looking package.
The Wall Street Journal recently caught our boy Joseph Morgan for an interview, and when asked on how he feels about vampires this was what he said: “I have a slight obsession with vampires but I do think that within that show, there’s not as much scope to explore the character… I always thought that as the most powerful vampire in the universe, 1000 years old, that I would surely settle in Paris or New York or a bigger town. Klaus is very cultured… To be in a bigger more vibrant city, I think it’s not a different Klaus, it’s a more in depth look at what makes him who he is.” Isn’t he dreamy?
One fact that you probably don’t know about Joseph is that he’s an avid poker player. Whether in land-based casinos like the Casino Copenhagen or at online sites like Partypoker, Joseph knows how it is to bluff his way into a win. One of his poker buddies is actually part of the cast of the spinoff The Originals. In an interview by the Huffington Post he laughingly said, “I know Charles Michael Davis. I used to play poker with him when I lived in Los Angeles. He texted me when he was auditioning and then he text me again when he was testing for it so I was thrilled when he got the role because our characters, Klaus and Marcel, have a history. It’s wonderful to know that it’s going to be him. He’s such a smart guy and he’s got a killer role … pun intended.”