Vampires often brood. And they can have mood swings, just like the rest of us.
But there are cases where a vamp is just bad news, and Niklaus Mikaelson is one of those. He's a Sociopath. Okay, that's not technically what we call it, but you still need to cross the street when you see him coming.
Antisocial Personality Disorder is no joking matter. Deception, irritability, a complete disregard for others and an utter lack of remorse are bad enough when spread out over a lifetime. But over an eternity? Better duck.
By century two complex dangerous sub-characteristics start crystallizing: like belligerence, and the obsession with one's own infallibility. And the vengefulness? Hell, how many times has he staked his poor sister?
To make matters worse, he's a werewolf hybrid. Add fearlessness, recklessness and zip impulse control to the mix.
The genesis of this disorder is believed to be trauma. You know, like when your mom turns all your siblings into vampires. There is no hope for poor Klaus, and less hope for any living thing he rubs up against.
Fortunately, he has the spin-off to keep him occupied. But if it's canceled, better to get out of Dodge.
Actress Rachael Leigh Cook's husband has confirmed the pair has welcomed its first child. Despite early reports of the star giving birth to a baby boy, Daniel Gillies reveals his wife actually welcomed a daughter.
The Originals star writes on Twitter.com, "It's a girl. the tiny new empress of my everything. she's immaculate. we're delirious."
The She's All That star revealed earlier this year (13) that she had learned the gender of the baby, but kept the fact private between her and Gillies.
She said, "We didn't plan to (find out) initially, but my husband and I have largely been apart for this thing, which was very difficult on several levels, so finding out the sex seemed like a good way to make it all seem more real."
Cook and Gillies married in 2004.
Actress Rachael Leigh Cook has become a first-time mother after giving birth to a baby boy, according to a U.S. report. The She's All That star welcomed a son, her first child with husband Daniel Gillies, according to Eonline.com.
No further details were available as WENN went to press.
Cook and Gillies married in 2004.
Actress Rachael Leigh Cook is pregnant with her first child. The She's All That star is expecting husband Daniel Gillies' child and admits she has been struggling to hide her baby bump on the set of TV drama Perception.
The 33 year old tells UsMagazine.com, "I've been hiding my rapidly growing bump while shooting but this kiddo is vying for screen time. We clearly have a future actor on our hands."
The couple, who wed in 2004, also has another big pending arrival - they co-star in new TV movie Broken Kingdom, which Gillies has also directed.
Good news! Against all odds, the casting director geniuses at The CW have found someone with the same balance of attractiveness, charisma, and menacing terror as Joseph Morgan. The potential Vampire Diaries spinoff, "The Originals," which should unquestionably earn a spot on the network's fall lineup, introduced us to our newest TV crush: Charles Michael Davis.
The actor plays Marcel, the HVIC (head vampire in charge) of New Orleans, whose dimples are just as adorable as JoMo's. A long, long time ago, the Mikaelsons (mostly Klaus) helped found the gorgeous, electric city of New Orleans. Marcel is Klaus' onetime protege who now runs the city — and who is every bit the ruthless killer as his former mentor. I'd like imagine Klaus picked him up from the gutter, Fagin-style, made him adopt a charming British accent, and turned Marcel into the Oliver Twist of his merry band of vampire thugs.
For all we know, that could have happened. But what we do know is that at some point, Klaus and his bros peaced out, while Marcel stayed and turned the city into his own little kingdom. He drove the werewolves away, terrorized the witches so they wouldn't practice magic within city limits, and made New Orleans a vampire's paradise.
Naturally, this means the New Orleans witches aren't happy. Enter Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), who'd spent a few weeks drinking at various bars around the city while she searched for clues about her family history. A pair of witch sisters noticed something different about her and cast a spell to determine whether their hunch was correct. It was.
A bunch of other stuff happened, Elijah made his way to town (and was super hot and badass in the process, like always), blah blah blah, HAYLEY IS PREGNANT WITH KLAUS' BABY. The Nawlins witches want Klaus' help to take down Marcel, and they're holding Hayley (and Klaus' unborn child) hostage until he helps them out.
Unfortunately, Klaus didn't actually care about his baby or his one night stand, so he not-so-politely declined their offer. Enter Elijah, the voice of reason, who appealed to Klaus' narcissism and mades his brother realize that an heir is exactly what their family needs. Maybe this thing is gonna work out after all!
Here's the thing about the pregnancy — the loophole the writers created to allow Klaus the ability to impregnate someone, that werewolves can procreate even though vampires can't, is totally believable. It's got that WTF?! element of most of TVD's best plot twists, and adds an urgent, emotional layer to the storyline. Although kids make everything complicated, this is a fascinating complication that I have no doubt the talented TVD/Originals writing team can make even more complicated and interesting (in the best way possible).
The other new character of note, Camille (Leah Pipes) — or Cami, as she'd prefer to be known— seems a worthy, gorgeous love interest for Klaus. But even though there's crazy romance potential there, it was comforting to see the hybrid call his Mystic Falls object of affection, Caroline, instead of engaging this new girl. He was standing in a city he loved and he wanted to be with the girl he loves (even if that love isn't exactly reciprocated).
Back in Mystic Falls, Rebekah remained resolute that she would not help Klaus. Seems like she'll eventually come around, though, considering she's supposed to be a series regular on the new show. Also, Stefan and Damon are desiccating Elena until she gets weak enough to scare some humanity into her. This was the only Mystic Falls-related revelation we learned all night. And guess what? I hardly noticed.
"The Originals" felt darker and more mature than TVD — as advertised — but the most striking thing about the episode is how it felt like a natural evolution of the vampire drama we love so much. It also felt like a natural extension of the story. This was no forced spinoff. The characters belong in the world of New Orleans, and there's plenty of story to be told. If The CW doesn't announce in the next two days that it's already picked up 22 episodes of the new show for its fall schedule, then they're more oblivious than Bonnie Bennett.
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If all goes according to plan, Claire Holt and her ancient vampire brothers will be spending a lot of time in New Orleans next year. The potential Vampire Diaries spinoff, "The Originals," which airs tonight as an installment of TVD at 8 PM on The CW, sees the three surviving original vampires head to the magical world of New Orleans— well, maybe.
"We don’t actually know if Rebekah makes it to New Orleans or not," Holt teases to Hollywood.com. That makes sense, since she and her vampire/werewolf hybrid brother haven't been on good terms recently. "Her journey is more about deciding whether she’s going to follow and help Klaus, or whether she’s going to stay behind and live her own life. I think she’s felt very betrayed by Klaus, he’s done some awful things to her, so it’s going to be a tough call."
Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) head to the city they helped found when Klaus learns of a mysterious plot brewing against him. Rebekah, meanwhile, stays behind in Mystic Falls (at least for the time being). Klaus and Rebekah are still at odds, but Elijah is trying to keep the peace between his siblings. "I think Elijah’s always been the mediator. He’s usually the sensible brother, the smart brother, and I think he’s trying to bring our family together again," Holt says. "That’s his goal; he’s really loyal and he wants us to start over and I don’t think Rebekah is necessarily having that. I really love the dynamic that Klaus and Rebekah had at the very start of my journey on the show and I hope we get to revisit that."
Although the spinoff will contain elements of the TVD we know and love, Holt says the show has its own distinctive look and feel. "It’s a really different feel from The Vampire Diaries. It still has those same elements that makes the show so popular — the really intriguing story, the fantasy and the escapism — but it feels darker and it feels like a different story, a different world, and it’s really exciting to me," Holt says. "Some of the new characters add a great dynamic. There’s a lot of strong females and Marcel, played by Charles Michael Davis, is an absolutely outstanding talent. So he definitely adds a lot to the show. He’s so great, oh my gosh. Even at the table read he just brought that character to life in a tiny little conference room in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s going to be a star for sure."
Plus, the city of New Orleans provides an incomparable backdrop. "['The Originals'] looks beautiful. The production value is amazing. New Orleans has such beautiful places to shoot," Holt says. "There’s a lot of amazing jazz musicians in this episode, and the story is helped along by all the elements that are unique to New Orleans. Of course the boys and the story and Klaus’s quest are certainly very important, but I think it’s really helped along by the fact that we got to shoot in such a beautiful city."
"The Originals" episode of The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday, April 25 at 8 PM on The CW.
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Last night on The Vampire Diaries, our favorite residents of Mystic Falls (plus that b**chy dress thief Elena) attended their senior prom, so it's only natural that they needed a couple of weeks off to recover from all that body-hopping, betrayal, witchcraft, and teen drinking. So for next Thursday's episode, they've handed over the reins to everybody's favorite Original vampire threesome — Klaus, Rebekah, and Elijah — for a wild romp through New Orleans, which is Klaus' former stomping (and biting) grounds.
If next week goes well ratings and reception-wise, The Originals could very well be a weekly staple on The CW's lineup next season. And this "backdoor pilot" was set up perfectly last night, with Katherine sending a note to Klaus (The Originals' star, Joseph Morgan), claiming that a group of witches were mobilizing against him down in Nola.
In the trailer below, we see that Klaus has enlisted his siblings (Claire Holt and Daniel Gillies) for his latest adventure in the town where "the living are easily lost, and the dead stick around to play." But it's not all fun and games for Klaus, who realizes that his former protege Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) is now ruling the city, living the life full of family, friends, and power that Klaus has always wanted. This naturally won't sit well with Klaus, who ends the promo saying "I want to be king."
Definitely looks like some strong stuff, and we're excited to see what TVD overlord Julie Plec has come up with. We don't see much of the witches who have rallied against Klaus, but if you don't blink you'll see Phoebe Tonkin's Hayley creeping about. Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the comments!
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The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals — which will air on April 25 as a backdoor pilot — is almost here, and Hollywood.com has your first look into the dark, intense, drama-filled hour.
Written by TVD co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec, The Originals centers on the Original family of vampires, as Klaus (Joseph Morgan) returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans — a town he helped build centuries ago — and is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). Naturally, chaos will ensue.
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Check out a sneak peek of the episode in our gallery below to get the inside scoop about what's going down in the Big Easy:
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There's nothing better than an episode of The Vampire Diaries featuring the best member of the original family, Elijah. Actually, that's not true: the best ones have flashback hair. But although "American Gothic" featured a modern-day eldest Original brother, it still managed to be an excellent episode — thanks in large part to the hour's many dynamic duos.
The race to find the cure isn't quite as interesting now that Elena's a vampire biyotch, but it got a lot more fun when she teamed up with Rebekah to hunt down Katherine. Ms. Pierce was holed up in a small town in Pennsylvania, where she'd compelled the natives to let her feed off of them and forget her immediately after. Elena and Rebekah managed to catch her and keep her hostage in a diner (thanks to a grisly fork-to-hand impalement situation), sending Elena to a mysterious meeting in her place.
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Who was that meeting with, you might ask. Who's "em," the person in Kat's calendar? Apparently, Katherine DGAF about punctuation, and those were the initials of one Elijah Mikaelson, general badass m-f'er and Katherine's boyfriend. HER BOYFRIEND. Which we found out when Elijah greeted Elena-as-Katherine with a kiss. The sight of Elijah and Elena kissing was both weird and amazing, probably because the idea of Elijah kissing anyone makes a gal all tingly inside. He figured it out, though, and then they kind of hung out while Katherine ran some game in the diner.
While all this was happening, Stefan and Damon had finally chased their runaway Carmen Sandiegos to the Pennsylvania wilds. Katherine promised to take them (and Rebekah) to the house where the cure was hidden. After Katherine pretended it was stolen, Damon realized the vial was actually sitting on the bottom of a vervain-laced fish tank. Through a series of super-fast vampire moves, Katherine ended up escaping as Rebekah caught the vial before it crashed to the floor. Without a second thought, the original vampire downed the shot and promptly fainted.
First of all, how was she so sure it would work? Second of all, wouldn't she want to consider her options now that she actually had the cure in her possession? She took that shot faster than a Disney girl on spring break (sprang break foreverrr). Unfortunately, because this is Katherine we're talking about, it was fake, and Rebekah was crushed when she woke up.
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In an interesting play, Katherine ended up returning to her boyf and giving him the actual cure (after he found out she lied to him, prompting Elena and everyone else's inner monologue to respond with a well-timed "DUH"). Is it because she actually loves him, or is she playing a long con? Personally, I'm really not sure that Katherine can be trusted. While some part of her probably does love Elijah, there's no way she gave him the real cure purely out of good will. Girlfriend's got something brewing. The question is what? And the follow-up question: what will Elijah do with the cure? Stefan and Damon, defeated once again, sat with Elena in the small town's diner and finally discussed their real wishes for her. Only Elena had some wishes of her own — she wanted them to quit it with their pesky meddling and let her live her emotion-free life. If they didn't stop sticking their noses in her business, she'd start killing innocents — starting with the diner waitress who happened to pass by their table at the wrong time. No Emotion Elena might be a killer, but she's also a badass. Will they listen to her reasoning?
The other part of the episode focused on Joseph Morgan shirtless, writing around on the floor. He enlisted Caroline's help in getting the white oak splinter out of his back, but the first time it wasn't actually Caroline, it was Silas disguised as Caroline. The second time, when it actually was Caroline, she managed to be super rightfully pissed off at him while still doing him a favor and digging into his back with garden shears (with some super gross sound effects to make it seem all the more real). It made sense, though, because if Klaus dies then the rest of our Mystic Falls vampires die too, and nobody wants that to happen.
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But the real twist (not the twisting of metal into Klaus' back) came when Caroline distracted Klaus from his pain enough to make him realize there was no splinter, it was all an illusion created by Silas. Klaus told Caroline that although he wouldn't call off his hunt for Tyler, he wasn't exactly scouring the ends of the Earth for him. It's probably safe to assume Tyler will be fine for the time being.
As for the other two main cast Mystic Falls residents, Bonnie wasn't in the episode at all (pro! She's not off my s*** list after that Silas/Shane nonsense.) — but neither was Matt (con! He's so cute.).
Lingering thoughts:-Do we really believe that Stefan will disappear from Elena's life when she turns her humanity back on?-Elijah!!!!!!(!!!!!) (Still exciting.)-This was one of Season 4's better episodes, Y/Y?-Why is it still so painful to relive Jeremy's death in the "previously on" segments? It's been, like, months.
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