The young actress stars as the older Hope, who’s been on the run with her mom Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) for the past five years.
“Hope does play a major part in the season and there is something out there that is coming that is very dangerous and very deadly,” executive producer Michael Narducci told EW about her story.
He adds, “We wanted this season to feel, more so than seasons in the past, like a proper New Orleans ghost story, and that is a big part of it.”
So, what will Hope and dad Klaus’s (Joseph Morgan) first meet actually be like?
“She’s a person who can ask questions and have a perspective. She barely remembers him and, over the course of the five years they’ve been apart, he’s almost become this mythical figure in her mind, so what does a 7-year-old kid think of Klaus Mikaelson, who we in the writers’ room refer to as the Genghis Khan of vampires?”
He questions, “Is she afraid of him? Is she amused by him? Does she know that he will always protect her? That is going to be a big part of Klaus’ headspace — coming to terms with this new person in his life. We know family is more important than anything for him, and now he’s got a new family member who he’s interacting with this season and that’s a great joy to see.”
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