Claire Holt steps out for The Originals panel during the 2014 PaleyFest held at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday evening (March 22).
The 25-year-old actress was joined by her former co-stars Danielle Campbell, Leah Pipes and Phoebe Tonkin.
“It’s ludicrous,” Claire recently shared about the made up reports of why she exited the show. “I want to be very clear that they didn’t run out of material, I wasn’t pushed out, I wasn’t fed up with Rebekah, I didn’t quit mid-season, there was no drama, there was no rift between cast members; it really came down to the fact that I completed my initial commitment and made a life choice, not a career choice.”
Claire continued, “This show has been so amazing for my career, and I’ve had such unbelievable material, it was just never my intention to be away from home this long. It was a tough choice that I didn’t fully make it right up until the end, because I was enjoying myself so much. But three seasons later, I realized I hadn’t been home to Australia in years, I hadn’t seen my family, and I hadn’t spent time with the people I loved…but I want to make it so clear that this show has such a special place in my heart. I am so glad I was able to do The Originals, and I want to be a part of that family for a long time. I am simply looking at this as a temporary absence.”
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FYI: Phoebe wore a Camilla and Marc dress, Saint Laurent heels and JewelMint jewels. Leah wore Alice and Olivia pants, a Mason top, Helmut Lang jacket and Saint Laurent shoes. Danielle wore a Sachin + Babi shirt, Zara skirt and Alice and Olivia shoes.
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Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt stand outside the cemetery in this new still from The Originals.
In “Le Grand Guignol”, In a series of flashbacks to 1919, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) opens up to Cami (Leah Pipes) and reveals details of the devastating secret Rebekah (Holt) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) were trying to keep from him. Elijah (Gillies) forms an unlikely alliance with Monique (Yasmine Al Bustami) and asks for her help in locating Sabine (Shannon Kane).
Meanwhile, in the bayou, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is at her wits’ end and holds Sabine hostage in an attempt to get information that will reverse the curse on Phoebe’s werewolf clan.
“Le Grand Guignol” airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on The CW. 20+ pics inside…
“Le Grand Guignol” Clip
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Leah Pipes is getting married, JustJaredJr.com can confirm.
The 25-year-old actress is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, actor AJ Trauth, 27.
“He proposed on Christmas Day,” Leah told Us Weekly. “There was a wrapped ring box under the tree…[and] it was empty.”He’d been holding the ring behind his back and asked me to marry him. It was the best moment of my life!”
As for her princess-cut engagement ring, Leah said, “It’s so understated and elegant. It’s such a wonderful symbol of our love…and it will never go out of style!”
She added, “We’ve known each other since we were teenagers. We both grew up in the entertainment industry. He was actually very close to starring with me in the first movie I did. I’m so glad we spent years getting to know each other before dating. He’s my best friend.”
“I’m hoping to get married in the same church my parents were married,” Leah continued. “Some friends and family are pushing for a destination wedding in Hawaii, which also sounds very fun!”
Congrats to the happy couple on the exciting news!
Leah Pipes goes southern gothic glam for the holiday issue of Glamoholic magazine.
The Originals actress chatted with the online mag about hew hit CW show, playing the only human in a sea of fantastical figures and the best advice she’s gotten. Check it:
On career advice: Stay Humble. If you don’t stay humble this industry will find a way to humble you.”
On Cami: “I was happy Cami’s a human. That made it a lot easier to develop a character. I don’t know how the rest of the cast members do it. They all make the pretend element of our show so real. I also liked that Cami had a dark past that brought her to New Orleans. She isn’t just a love interest. She’s a girl who is looking for answers and possibly revenge.”
On what attracted her to the show: “I loved the political element it had. As well as the very human traits of these super-natural beings. They have problems we can relate to, but set in a super-natural setting so the stakes are high.”
Leah Pipes opens up about The Originals in this brand new JJJ interview!
The 25-year-old actress stars as Cami, the only human in the Quarter who seems to be caught up with the vampire/witch drama. She has a major reveal in tonight’s episode!
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We caught up with Leah on set in Atlanta where she dished on Cami’s new friendship with Klaus, her relationship with Marcel, and more.
In case you missed it, check out our interview with Joseph too!
The Originals airs TONIGHT @ 8PM on The CW!
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Danielle Campbell and Leah Pipes meet up in this new still from The Originals.
In “Girl in New Orleans”, with the annual Dauphine Street music festival around the corner, Davina (Campbell), itching for a night out, convinces Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) to let her attend. Marcel cautiously obliges but asks Cami (Pipes) to keep a watchful eye on Davina.
Agnes (Karen Kaia Livers) convinces Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) to visit a mysterious doctor in the bayou where she makes a shocking discovery. Meanwhile, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) takes a special interest in Cami, who reveals some alarming information about her past, and a determined Rebekah (Claire Holt) is on a mission to get to the bottom of a recent strange encounter involving Elijah (Daniel Gillies).
“Girl in New Orleans” airs Tuesday, October 22nd @ 8PM ET/PT on the CW. 10+ pics inside…
“Girl in New Orleans” Preview
Leah Pipes takes a stroll to grab lunch with her manager on Thursday afternoon (September 19) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
“It’s official. I have a shopping problem… And a fabulous new Burberry trench coat. #sorryimnotsorry,” the 25-year-old actress recently tweeted.
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Be sure to watch Leah in The Originals, which premieres on Thursday, Oct. 3 @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW!
Official premiere synopsis: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, has returned to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) leaves their sister Rebekah (Claire Holt) behind and follows Klaus as he reunites with his former protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic but diabolical vampire who now has total control over the supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Klaus vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family.
FYI: Leah is wearing a dress from OneDressADay.com.
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