The Originals character poster of Hayley, Phoebe Tonkin!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // November 15, 2014

Phoebe Tonkin, Hayley Marshall, The Originals

The Originals character poster and symbols of Hayley Marshall, played by Phoebe Tonkin!

The Originals Hayley Marshall, played by beautiful Phoebe Tonkin, burst on the scene in The Vampire Diaries looking for her family. She found her family and became part of another when she came to New Orleans and gave birth to her and Klaus’ daughter Hope.

What fan of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals can forget that steamy hot, sex scene where Klaus and Hayley conceived baby Hope in a liquor-fueled night of passion! Afterward, Klaus casually mentioned that he had seen the crescent-shaped birthmark on her shoulder in Louisiana. Her bumpy journey of discovery began, filled with witches, magic, death, birth, and rebirth.

There was budding romance between her and Elijah, but when she became a hybrid their relationship was strained by her raging identity crisis. Like he did with Marcel, he chose to encourage Klaus to bond and mentor her. With Esther offering both of them a second chance, will either of them take it? Probably not, because that would mean the beginning of the end for the series!

Her werewolf pack has lost Oliver, and Jackson seems reluctant to step up. Being a hybrid, her wolves don’t trust her, so she needs Jackson to try and reconnect with them to help break their forced slavery to Esther. According to executive producer Michael Narducci, Jackson isn’t sure he can trust his pack anymore.

Michael Narducci on Jackson and Hayley

[H]e got his ass kicked at the end of last season and he’s not completely sure he can trust these werewolves anymore. He’s also depressed because the girl he was supposed to marry is now a hybrid. He doesn’t think he’s the hero she thinks she is.

Hayley sees this and decides she can’t wait for him to step up, and she has to be a leader to her people. She has a strong journey of empowerment going forward.

In episode 11, Debra Mooney joins the cast as Mary, who will perform “the most important ritual a pack leader can undertake.” If Hayley is branded a liar, she’ll lose her right to be her pack’s leader.

Phoebe Tonkin, 25, who breathes life into Hayley, is from Australia and was excited to be part of The Originals family with her BFF Claire Holt, who plays Rebekah! She was also excited to get her own set of fangs this season!

She and Claire were both mermaids on the Australian series “H2O: Just Add Water,” and Phoebe became part of The CW family with the role of nasty little witch Faye Chamberlain on “The Secret Circle” which lasted only one season. Her other roles include Lexi in “Packed to the Rafters,” Adrian Hall in “Home and Away,” and Jaimie in “Bait.” She’ll also be seen as Amy Tilton in the thriller “Take Down” which is currently in post-production.

On the personal side, she’s currently dating Paul Wesley, who stars as Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries. On the trivia side, at 5’10” she’s an inch shorter than Joseph, who is 5’11”!

Character poster of Hayley Marshall


01: Moon Phases. Represents Hayley’s werewolf background.

02: Torch. Representative of Hayley’s transformation into a hybrid. The torch of the royal wolf clan has been passed to her as the Queen Werewolf.

03: Holly. Named after the Teutonic Goddess Holly, who was the universal mother and matron. This ties well to Hayley and motherhood.

04. Peacock Feathers. Symbol for the Goddess Hera. Also represents royalty and immortality. Hayley is a fallen royal and Queen Werewolf who is immortal.

05. Doves. Conveys peace and hope. This is what Hayley is striving for with her transition.

06. Arrows. Synonymous with the wolf community, the arrow is often tied to wildlife and the hunt.

07. Peonies. Associated with the moon Goddess Selene. This represents Hayley as the werewolf and her connection with the moon.

Character poster of Hayley Marshall with symbology guide


“My Dinner Date with…” Phoebe Tonkin

Find out how these symbols relate to Hayley, Phoebe Tonkin, and her relationship with Klaus, the Mikaelson family, and her wolf pack on The Originals on Mondays, at 8/7c, on The CW!



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