In The Originals, returning to The CW October 6th, Joseph Morgan plays Klaus – the original werewolf-vampire hybrid first introduced as a big bad in The Vampire Diaries‘ second season. Over the years audiences have watched Klaus evolve from outright villain to villainous antihero, learning his backstory, meeting his family, and eventually following him to New Orleans for an entirely new series. Undoubtedly, it’s Morgan’s keen balance of menace and charm that allows audiences to invest in him both as protagonist and antagonist within a single mythology.
At Comic-Con last weekend I sat down for a roundtable interview with Morgan. He talked about how fatherhood has changed Klaus, the possibility of finding redemption, Klaus’s self-destructive nature, his level of self-awareness, the return of his dreaded father Mikael, and more. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.