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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.

'The Originals' Character That You Didn't Want To Die, Actually Did Die on Last Night's Episode

'The Originals' Character That You Didn't Want To Die, Actually Did Die on Last Night's Episode

The Originals delivered on a character death that fans picked up on last year.

In last night’s episode, Hayley, played by Phoebe Tonkin, sacrificed herself to save her daughter Hope. Hayley ripped off Greta’s daylight ring and pulled them both into the sun.

Just before that, Hayley actually bound her werewolf side, meaning she was a full vampire.

“It was one of those things we knew from the beginning of the season,” EP Jeffery Lieber shared with TVGuide after the episode. “We were looking for a way to do it at a point in the season where it really resonated, where it changed all the other characters, but left us enough space to still be able to tell the rest of Hayley’s story.”

He adds, “That was what was really important…Being able to do it midseason, it causes an inflection point and it causes every single other character to change in a meaningful, primal way. It also again gives us space in the back half to finish telling the story in a really interesting, cool way.”

But is this the really the last time we’ll see Hayley? No.

“I don’t think I’m giving anything away in saying that she is in other episodes this season, so that her death is not nearly her end,” he adds, giving fans some kind of silver lining.

If you missed it, check out what Phoebe said about saying goodbye to Hayley.

Caroline Returns To Help Klaus on Tonight's New 'Originals'

Caroline Returns To Help Klaus on Tonight's New 'Originals'

Caroline (Candice King) talks with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) in this new still from tonight’s new episode of The Originals.

In “What, will, I, have, left”, after learning how she can get Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) back, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) sets off on a dangerous mission to end the mess she started.

And Klaus is not happy about it. He turns to Caroline for help when he discovers her plan.

Meanwhile, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) and Freya (Riley Voelkel) clash over whether to let Declan (Torrance Coombs) in on New Orleans’s supernatural secrets.

The Originals airs TONIGHT, May 30th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

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Hope Tries To Fix Everything She Started on Tonight's 'The Originals'

Hope Tries To Fix Everything She Started on Tonight's 'The Originals'

Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) has a talk with Roman (Jedidah Goodacre) in this new still from tonight’s all-new The Originals.

In “Don’t It Just Break Your Heart”, Hope is determined to make everything right again, so she takes matters into her own hands to fix the mess that she’s created.

Meanwhile, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) follows up on a mysterious clue that leads him one step closer to finding Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin); and Antoinette (Jaime Murray) opens up to Elijah (Daniel Gillies) after her past comes back to haunt her.

Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) makes a decision that puts him at odds with Klaus.

The Originals airs TONIGHT, May 16th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

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The CW Greenlights 'Originals' Spinoff 'Legacies' & Four Other New Shows

The CW Greenlights 'Originals' Spinoff 'Legacies' & Four Other New Shows

The CW is expanding its’ lineup to Sundays!

The network just announced today that it has picked up five new shows, including The Originals‘ spinoff, Legacies.

Danielle Rose Russell will star with Matt Davis in the third series of the franchise, centered on teenage Hope in Mystic Falls at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted.

So excited!

Click inside for details on the four other new shows coming to The CW! More Here! »