Joseph Morgan, The Originals Klaus, talks about pranks, playing a villain, and meeting Persia White for the first time!
Joseph joked that since taking on the role of villainous Klaus Mikaelson, he has a lot less free time. Although its been more work its also more rewarding. After his 16-hour days on set it’s great to come home to Persia, who has dinner and a cold beer in the fridge waiting for him. Her support makes his job possible.
The great thing about The Originals is that there’s more time to explore his character, whom he loves playing. The stories of his life and all the flashbacks. The close-knit family atmosphere on-set is also great, especially the relationship he has with Daniel Gillies, who plays his on-screen brother Elijah Mikaelson.
He and Daniel had an on-going prank involving their cars and their side-by-side parking spaces. It began when Daniel parked his Jeep taking up both spaces, which required Joseph to find another place to park. The next time Joseph moved Daniel’s Jeep. Unfortunately the prank eventually ended on a sour note, as Joseph describes in the video.
He and Persia were both on The Vampire Diaries, but instead of on-set they met in a lobby waiting area. They ended up having a two-hour conversation and they haven’t been apart since. Sounds like love at first site!
After dating for three years, they became engaged in May, 2014, and married on July 5th, 2014, in Jamaica. He revealed that the best part of the wedding was when he turned around and saw Persia walking toward him in her beautiful wedding dress!
When asked if Persia might be on the show, he didn’t sound very hopeful. Since her character of Abby Bennett, Bonnie Bennett’s mother, is so much a character on The Vampire Diaries, there would have to be a reason for Abby to be on The Originals. Hopefully the writers will come up with something!
Joseph Morgan on pranks with Daniel and playing a villain
Joseph Morgan on meeting wife Persia
Watch Joseph enjoy playing a villain on The Originals, Mondays at 8/7c, on The CW, because villains have more fun!
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