New Girl In New Orleans

Klaus isn't long for The Vampire Diaries. The powerful hybrid is heading south. In The Originals, fans will see another side of him when he bumps heads with a new lady.

Leah Pipes

This week, The CW will air its backdoor pilot for The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals. It will center on Klaus, his siblings, and their time in New Orleans.

Klaus returns to the bayou and notices a lot has changed since he left. His protégé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) has taken over and is adored by the natives. He seems to have everything Klaus wants: Power, adoration and more importantly, love.

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During the past year, we've watched as Klaus has tried and failed to gain Caroline's (Candice Accola) affection. Maybe it's time for the hybrid to move on? Cue Leah Pipes' character Camille on The Originals.

Actor Joseph Morgan tells Zap2it that the pretty lady catches his eye.

"The Originals has been pitched as a darker, more adult show, and Camille personifies that. She's the only human regular character that's in the show, but she comes at it very damaged," Morgan revealed. "The characters in Vampire Diaries, at the beginning, had experienced tragedy, but they came at it from a very innocent place. She's coming in much more jaded, with an understanding of darkness."

The pilot only hints at the characters' chemistry. They don't share a lot of screen time, but Morgan believes their scene says a lot.

"I have one proper scene with her, a few run-ins with her, but one proper scene. I think that's some of the best work I've done. Even though I don't say much in the scene, it was a challenge for me," he said.

"I really like working with Leah. She makes interesting choices with Julie. She's a beautiful girl, but to me, she doesn't look like the majority of the fans out there who watch the show, for example. They might have a slightly harder time relating to her, which is what makes her so intriguing. She's a fantastic character."

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For those of you who are worried about Caroline, Klaus hasn't completely forgotten about her. "They're not going to introduce a new love interest and immediately go, 'Hey, he's with this girl now!' They respect the fans enough to keep acknowledging Caroline and potentially work in some crossovers."

See! It's a work in progress.

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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Comments on "The Originals brings Klaus a new love interest"

crispy May 04, 2013 | 4:01 PM

please don't do this to klaroline fans!!!!!! we've been waiting for so long for nothing?????if that's true, i'm gonna be really heartbroken!!!!!!!! those tow are the only reason i'm watching TVD!!!!!

Emily April 25, 2013 | 9:05 AM

Candice Accola "Caroline" was one of the first TVD characters confirmed to do crossovers, should The Originals take off and do well. And if you think about it this way: TVD is set to run for approximately six seasons, and we're in the end of season four. It is not completely out of bounds to think that Caroline will pop up in New Orleans more often once TVD wraps up. Of course, TVD could go on for a 7th, or even an 8th season, if The CW keeps it and there are more stories to tell. But I don't see it going much further than what it is already set for. I love TVD and I don't want it to be ruined by continuing it after it should have ended. The Originals has great potential and personally, I can't wait to see it! I love the Original family story arcs and it will be exciting to have two shows of the same universe. The crossovers would be epic. So don't rule "Klaroline" out just yet...there is still a story to tell for Klaus and Care. :)

Hazel April 25, 2013 | 7:20 AM

What's the use of ''acknowledging Caroline and potentially work in some crossovers'' if they are never given a chance,ever???In some ways,it's just better if he moves on,from her..that would be a much better alternative than prolonging our Klaroline hearts..

Andrea April 24, 2013 | 4:07 PM

I think if do not introduce Caroline to The originals would be a big mistake. Klaroline has a lot of fans and they have made us wait too long and if you include a new love interest for Klaus to the fans did not like this.

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