The 33-year-old actor recently opened up to EW about what we can expect in season two! Check it:
On helping Hayley: “He’s kind of a 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.”
On which of Klaus’ parents is a bigger threat: “I go back and forth on that. It’s hard to say. I’m going to tell you what I’m feeling at the moment is that his father is more of an emotional threat. As a boy, all [Klaus] wanted was his father’s affirmation, and I think just having that hatred from his father and being made to feel he was weak and not good enough and not knowing why for so long, why his father or the man he thought was his father hated him, I think that was truly disturbing. So as much as he despises Mikael, we saw back in Vampire Diaries when he managed to kill his father, when he finally managed to put the White Oak Stake in him and Mikael’s body was burning up, he wasn’t rejoicing. He was crying. 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.”
The Originals returns for season two on Monday, October 6 @ 8PM on The CW!