Danielle Rose Russell Talks About The Impact Hayley's Death Will Have on Hope on 'The Originals'

Danielle Rose Russell Talks About The Impact Hayley's Death Will Have on Hope on 'The Originals'

Hope was just dealt a massive blow on The Originalslosing her mom, Hayley.

Danielle Rose Russell talked with TVGuide after the episode, opening up about how this will impact Hope going forward on the series.

“[It's] going to have a massive effect on Hope and the rest of the family,” she shared. “It’s going to disrupt Hope’s kind of self-journey of figuring out who she is, and so she goes through a really drastic change midway through the season.”

EP Jeffrey Lieber added that “for Hope, to lose a parent is horrifying. And especially if you’re of a group of people to whom the death of people you love is not a given.”

“She is the daughter of everlasting creatures, right? Death is both all around her because they are creatures of death and also something that she’s not necessarily prepared for because there’s sort of a given of forever-ness with them.”

He continued, “From a human standpoint, anyone losing a parent just changes them. It forces them to deal with all sorts of things they didn’t think they had to as a child, but also there’s a specific color about this given the nature of her lineage.”

The Originals airs Wednesdays on The CW.

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  • disqus_s7UbhcpT5N

    Hayley is the female lead on The Originals. Hayley is a fighter, a legend, she deserves better than what Julie Plec have planned for her. Julie Plec want to kill her off, take away a mother from Hope ,and replaced her by Caroline. It is really disgusting, I didn’t think that Julie Plec would fall so low

  • Christelle Perez

    Hayley Marshall is the best character in the originals and she has a such beautiful, singular and genuine heart and spent all those years helping to build every little piece of the show with her narrative, she’s so important! So it was very unfair to be ruthlessly pulled of the show and she’s has gone through many horrors, pain, cruelties, atrocities, and always in search of love, happiness and family for years and years and she deserved with all strength a happy ending with her daughter, a worthy outcome.

  • Fernanda

    Hayley Marshall is an amazing character and a great mother. Hayley shouldn’t die. She doesn’t deserve this. Hayley deserves the best ending with Hope. Plec really shouldn’t ruin the The Originals on it’s last season. Since Julie Plec kill off Hayley I will boycott The Originals and I won’t watch anything else Julie Plec has her hands on.

  • Sabrina Robertson

    Hayley is my favorite character in TO, she’s badass and amazing! She’s Hopes mother it is completely wrong to take her away after all that has happened to Hope.

  • disqus_00EVzGak64

    Hayley is a big part of this show. She has grown into a much better person because of Hope. Hayley didn’t get the chance to fully know her mother so Hope should be able to get that chance . Hope only 15 that is very young to lose her mother. Hayley fought for years for the safety of her child even before Hope was born. Hayley deserves every right and happiness with the child she gave life to.

  • ellen

    Plec call herself feminist but she have killed off 2/3 lead females roles so far. In s 5 she killed off Hayley. Despite the fact that Hayley is the lead female character and she has a 15 year old daughter who needs her mother. Hayley doesn’t deserve to die in the last season of The Originals. The females in this show are only used for the purposes of ships and are killed off as soon as they get their own storyline. The Originals s 4 should have been the last. Plec will ruin everything in s5. I won’t watch TO s5 and anything else Julie Plec has her hands on.

  • sierra

    The Originals was great show but now all that will go down the drain since Caroline is coming, Caroline should not be in The Originals. Julie once again is killing off another female character , while the men are safe. Hayley deserves so much more happiness and she doesn’t deserve to die. The Originals is my favorite show but without Hayley I’m done with it. I will boycott The Originals and I won’t watch anything else Julie Plec has her hands on.

  • Stephaniemarie1336

    I think Hayley did deserve so much more from the show she was a badass super woman but I don’t know if she wanted off the show or not because many have said they are done playing these characters and want to move on with their careers however, I want the legacies spin off not just to be geared toward pleasing Julie’s youngest fans I think it won’t be a true spin-off without some of the main cast of the Originals…They gave them their own spin-off because the show is widely popular, I really hope they make the right choices and put more of the actual original vampires on the spin-off legacies especially since some of them still would do it for the right amount of money.