Joseph Morgan on Marriage, Singing in Shower, & the Show!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // January 27, 2015

Joseph Morgan, Klaus Mikaelson, The Originals

The Originals Joseph Morgan talks about singing in the shower, getting married, and his show!

While these pictures of The Originals Joseph Morgan may be black and white, this handsome 33-year British actor is much more colorful!

In a recent interview, Joseph revealed a lot of different things including some New Year’s resolutions, what he sings in the shower, what marriage is like, and Claire Holt’s possible return to The Originals!

His New Year’s resolutions include exercising more, just in case there are some shirtless scenes on the show. He’s also practicing his guitar. Persia bought him an electric one for Christmas and he’s been practicing scales and modes using YouTube videos. He took an acoustic guitar to work and says he’s been annoying everybody by “playing really loudly”!

Another resolution is to write more and be more productive. Since Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder have been given the opportunity to direct, maybe they’ll give Joseph the opportunity to write or direct an episode of The Originals!

In addition to singing in the shower, since Joseph has a forty-five minute drive to work he’s been singing some Mumford & Sons, Tom Waits, and doing voices. “Mostly dark stuff.”

When he was 21 and in drama school he signed with his UK agent and his first audition was for Tom Riddle in the Harry Potter “Chamber of Secrets” film. Joseph read the book, got a poster, and “absorbed it all” as much as possible. Although he got a call back, he didn’t get the part. He said it set the standard for him, “Like, I knew I should be doing film and television.”

On a recent trip to LA, Joseph and Persia found and adopted a little terrier they named Kingston. He was wandering in LA when they found him, so they think he’s about two-years old. They decided to name him Kingston because they love and were married in Jamaica.

Although not a New Year’s resolution, one of the things on his bucket list is skydiving. The only problem is he is “a little timid about heights.” Joseph isn’t afraid to look out of a plane window, but when it comes to jumping out of a plane he thinks he would need to be pushed!

When Joseph was shirtless on The Vampire Diaries, after Silas “stabbed” him, as well as that hot sex scene with Hayley, you may have noticed the triangle on his right shoulder. Its meaningful because he and his two best friends he grew up with, whom he’s had since he was 16, decided to get the same triangle a couple of years ago. As teenagers they referred to themselves as “the triangle.” One friend is Leon Davis, in Wales, who has it in the middle of his back, and the other is Matt Ryan, who stars in “Constantine” on NBC on Fridays at 8/7c.  Matt has it on his left shoulder.

Michael Trevino and Nina Dobrev have crossed over from The Vampire Diaries to The Originals, but he’d love to see Michael Malarkey, who plays Enzo, do a crossover. He’d also love to have Claire Holt, Rebekah, come back since he’s very fond of her. He revealed that he recently spoke with her and she’s interesting in coming back. However, he didn’t say whether this would be as a series regular or just more guest appearances.

Joseph admitted that he never though he’d get married, until he met his wife Persia White. He thinks married life is terrific. Even though they lived together before they got married, it’s very different referring to Persia as his wife, which is a big thrill for him.

He always thought marriage was what “straight laced” people did, like his parents. When he met Persia, who was wild, passionate, interesting, amazing, and fiery, he thought, “Alright, if it’s with her, that’s alright. I could do that.” He says it’s like the “eye of the hurricane thing, which is amazing.”

Joseph revealed they have a lot in common and do just about everything together. They both paint and have converted one of the rooms in their apartment into a studio. They took out the carpets and have painting parties. Since Persia is also a talented musician, they’ve been playing some music together. They are each other’s muse, encouraging and inspiring each other, which is the kind of marriage he’s always wanted, which is really incredible for him.

The Originals Joseph Morgan in Black and White

Catch Joseph Morgan as Klaus, both very colorful, on The Originals on Mondays, at 8/7c, on The CW!



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