Talking with ET, the actor, who plays Elijah, opened up about the opportunity.
“It was something that I had wanted to do and it was something that I had seen Joseph Morgan do in the season before, so I was immediately and violently jealous,” he shared. “I thought, ‘Well, I’ve got to do that.’
Daniel adds, “And then Charles [Michael Davis] got signed up and I thought, ‘Well, if that hack is going to do it, now I’ve got to jump in.’”
So, who’s the worst to work with as a director? “I would say me. I’m just so resistant to direction.”
“I didn’t realize what an a**hole I was to direct until I directed me and I was like, ‘Oh! This is why everyone has got a problem with me!’ Like, I’m the worst,” Daniel says.
“Why am I contesting every line? I’m like, ‘Oh, my character wouldn’t say that,’ and then I had to come back to the monitors and yell at me.”