Actress Riley Voelkel Becomes The Originals Freya Mikaelson!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // February 7, 2015

Riley Voelkel, Freya Mikaelson, The Originals

Riley Voelkel breathes life into The Originals first-born, Freya Mikaelson!

In The Originals 2×12 “Sanctuary” Freya Mikaelson, played by Riley Voelkel, helped her sister Rebekah escape the insane asylum for witches and sent the message that she’s coming for her brothers.

While extra Hannah-Bliss Carlton was the ghost of Freya, Riley Voelkel will be playing her the rest of the season and maybe into season 3, if she survives the treachery of her family! According to executive producer Michael Narducci, Freya will be a force to be reckoned with the rest of the season, so Riley should have a lot of fun!

Freya is the first-born of Esther and Mikael, and was first mentioned in season 3 of The Vampire Diaries. While the story was that she died in the plague, the true story of her fate was revealed in 2×06 “The Wheel Inside the Wheel” when Esther pleaded with her sister Dahlia to help her conceive and have children with Mikael.

Kind sister that she was, she agreed. The price, however, was the first-born of every generation of the Mikaelson family. Only Finn knew the true story and the heartache Esther suffered as they kept the secret.

Since vampires can’t procreate, this curse wasn’t an issue, until hybrid Klaus and werewolf Hayley discovered the loophole of nature resulting in baby Hope. This is probably why Esther wanted Hope killed. To prevent Dahlia from showing up and either taking her or killing the rest of her family.

Who will be more powerful? Freya, Finn, Dahlia, or maybe Davina?

Riley as Freya and Claire Holt as Rebekah share beautiful blonde locks, so she’ll fit right in with the Mikaelson family. In the picture below Freya looks at what appears to be a body bag. If it is, it will be interesting to see who is in it. Could it be Kol?

Some of the other roles you may have seen Riley in includes Claire in “Prom” which also starred Danielle Campbell (Davina Claire), Young Fiona in “American Horror Story,” Sam in “Glee,” Jenna/Jennifer Johnson in “The Newsroom,” and Lorelei Sumner in “Point of Honor” for Amazon which also starred Nathan Parsons (Jackson) as her on-screen brother John Rhodes.

Riley Voelkel as Freya in “I Love You, Goodbye”


Check out Riley as Freya, and find out who is in the body bag, when The Originals 2×14 “I Love You, Goodbye” airs Monday, February 16th, 2015, at 8/7c, on The CW!



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