Phoebe Tonkin Opens Up About Her Final Scene as Hayley on 'The Originals'

Phoebe Tonkin Opens Up About Her Final Scene as Hayley on 'The Originals'

Phoebe Tonkin has opened up about Hayley’s death on The Originals and how she really felt saying goodbye.

The 28-year-old actress spoke to EW in a post-episode interview, which showed Hayley sacrificing herself for her daughter Hope.

“Every season we prepare to say goodbye for good as we never know if we will come back for another season or not till very last minute, but knowing this season would be [the end], it definitely made it easier to plan wrap gifts and say proper goodbyes to my buddies who I’ve spent 5 years with,” Phoebe shared about bidding her character.

That’s not to say that this wasn’t an easy thing to film, either.

She added, “My last scene sadly was at one in the morning, and the core cast weren’t there, nor were some of the main crew members as there were two units shooting that day.”

Phoebe adds, “I basically ran around the studio yelling anyone’s name so I could give as many tearful hugs and goodbyes before I left the studio for the last time.”

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    Hayley is the female lead on The Originals. Hayley is a fighter, a legend, she deserves better than what 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

    • Rose S

      I disagree. It seems like this wasn’t a choice Plec made, rather one she was forced to make due to Phoebe. Not blaming Phoebe or saying this negatively at all, but it does seem like Phoebe had a very busy year. She wrapped early to go to Germany for Chanel and also was working on her Australian drama, Safe Harbor. I believe in an interview, the cast confirmed they didn’t know they were renewed for this season until last minute. I doubt Plec would choose to kill Hayley and have her be a guest star in their last season. It seems like a decision more based around time and scheduling constraints. And then they brought Caroline in to give fans someone familiar to make this messy season better.

      • disqus_s7UbhcpT5N

        Phoebe finished filming on Save Harbour on June. TO filming began at the end of July. It was Plec who made this choice and made Phoebe only a guest star. Phoebe went to Germany only for 3 days, when she returned TO was still filming, but Phoebe wasn’t. Phoebe wasn’t doing anything when TO was filming. Plec just wanted to remplace Hayley by Caroline.

        • Rose S

          Well if that’s the case, the fans deserve better and so did Phoebe. I wonder if there’s bad blood between her and Plec. Because Hayley didn’t have to die to make room for Caroline. Klaus and Hayley were never a romantic couple and I doubt they ever would be, so why did she need to be MIA for Caroline to be around? Julie is always preaching about feminism and having strong characters, but she honestly kills off most of her female leads. Hayley, Cami, Davina. Even Rebekah was all but written off because of behind the scenes things. Phoebe is too professional to ever say anything, but I’d really like to understand what went on behind the scenes. As loyal fans I feel like we’re owed an explanation, since this season was so disappointing and lackluster.

  • 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 Hope, a worthy outcome.

  • Fernanda

    Hayley 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 one of my favorite characters and my favorite female in the show, 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 the originals. 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

    Julie Plec call herself feminist but she have killed off 2/3 lead females roles so far. In season 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 season 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 Plec 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. TO 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.

  • disqus_dbHsJpWWds

    Hayley should be alive for her daughters sake.Hayley is a strong character that has been through so much. All in the name of family. It is so cruel that the writers took Hayley away from Hope.To be completely honest Hayley is definitely by far my favorite character. I will not watch TO since they killed off Hayley .

  • Lizzy Jacobs

    I really want to know what that last scene actually was? Like we haven’t really scene any alone Hayley scenes late at night this season?

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