The Originals Joseph Morgan on flashbacks and bigger fights!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // October 5, 2014

Joseph Morgan, Klaus Mikaelson, The Originals

The Originals Joseph Morgan says season 2 will have lots of flashbacks and much bigger fights!

When season 2 of The Originals returns, Klaus has been hidden in his compound for four months, not only depressed over giving his daughter, Hope, to Rebekah for safety, but also because he agreed to give the impression that Hope was dead. But now he wants revenge. As he said in the first sneak peek, he’s missing a color in his palette. The color of his enemy’s blood! But the werewolf Fancesca isn’t his only problem. His parents and another sibling are back and they’re not very happy!

Joseph Morgan, who plays Klaus, has been filming continuously. He said a lot is at night, and there will be a lot more fights this season, trying to “up the action” and make it more dynamic. Although the producers and writers set the bar high in season one, it will have to escalate in season 2.

Another big change in season 2 involves Hayley. After baby Hope’s birth, Hayley died and came back a hybrid, like Klaus. But Joseph says it won’t bring them closer. Instead, he’ll be a reluctant mentor.

Joseph on Klaus, the reluctant mentor

He’s encouraged by his brother to talk to Hayley, to help Hayley, because Hayley’s incredibly lost. I think it’s one thing for Klaus to have to give away his daughter, but Hayley gave birth to her, and it’s sort of another thing altogether, I think, for Hayley. So Hayley’s not taking it very well at all. And Elijah, I think, feels very distant from her and worries about her, and so he encourages Klaus, being the only other hybrid now, to talk to Hayley, to help her understand what it is that she’s going through and how she can deal with the thing that she’s become. So Klaus rather reluctantly does that. I would say that it helps their relationship, but it’s not like everything is just fine after that. There’s a long way to go for all of these characters, I think. They’re truly troubled, these creatures.

In addition to trying to help Hayley over the bumps of becoming a hybrid, he’ll also have to deal with a bigger problem. His parents. Davina brought Mikael back, although she has him on a supernatural leash, and when Genevieve died, Esther and one of his brothers (Finn or Kol) came back with her. Mikael and Esther both want to destroy their family, each in their own unique way.

Joseph says he thinks Mikael is a more emotional threat. Klaus wanted his father’s approval and love, but all he got was hatred which made him feel weak and never good enough. He says he finds this truly disturbing. As much as Klaus despises Mikael, when he killed him on The Vampire Diaries with the White Oak Stake and his body started burning, instead of rejoicing he was crying. According to Joseph, “He was upset, deeply, deeply upset, because he would never get that love and affirmation that he so desperately wanted from his father, and somehow, Mikael still has this emotional chokehold on him.”

But Esther, played in flashbacks by Alice Evans, might be worse since she’s a manipulator. Joseph says that even though Klaus is a thousand years old and has all this strength and power, “he’s still a little boy when it comes to his parents. He reverts to being that child again in their eyes. It still affects him.”

They’ve already filmed some of the flashbacks that will explore the relationship between Esther and Klaus. Alice will return in the 2×03 episode “Every Mother’s Son,” which will begin delving into his relationship with Mikael and Esther in general as well as some of the truths behind some of the stories. Aiden Flowers, who played young Klaus in 1×16 “Farewell to Storyville” will also be back. According to Joseph, “[Aiden] was too good for them not to bring him back, so we’re hoping to see more of them as children and really where the roots of the problem started.”

Klaus also has a brother back from the dead, which we’ll find out very quickly whether it’s Finn or Kol! Since he daggered Finn for 900 years, “Finn would be more pissed”! Kol can cause more trouble and is more vindictive, but all Joseph would reveal is that “The guy who plays said brother Yusuf Gatewood is a bloody fantastic actor, so you’re going to really enjoy watching this guy. He’s really, really good.”

Joseph on Klaus’ identity issues

He lived thinking one man was his father and trying to aspire to that; he became a vampire but he had this wolf side that his mother tried to suppress and did suppress with that curse, but he’s always been fascinated by the wolves ever since him and young Henrik, his brother, sneaked out to watch the wolves when they were kids and Henrik died. So absolutely, for as long as I’m playing Klaus, I’m always going to play that he’s fascinated with that side. Even today, I’ll go into this stunt fight, and I’m always trying to encourage them, like, “Now, listen, he’s half werewolf, so I want a little of his bestial nature in this fight. Let’s show something a little animalistic about him here.” I want to push for thais fascinated by his werewolf side and will have to deal with it at some point. Since his werewolf side has been surpressed and he’s been a vampire for a thousand years, there’s something unresolved about his real roots and his birth father and his true father’s werewolf pack. He’s rejected that side for so long that he may finally have to deal with it.

Klaus is fascinated by his werewolf side and will have to deal with it at some point. Since his werewolf side has been surpressed and he’s been a vampire for a thousand years, there’s something unresolved about his real roots and his birth father and his true father’s werewolf pack. He’s rejected that side for so long that he may finally have to deal with it.

What would happen if Klaus could call in his birth father to help fight Mikael, Joseph says, “Oh man, that would be a fight, wouldn’t it?” Definitely!

Season 2 of The Originals begins Monday, October 6th, 2014, at 8/7c, on The CW!

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