Daniel Gillies Interview – ‘The Originals’ Season Three

Daniel Gillies Interview - The Originals Season 3
Daniel Gillies and Joseph Morgan at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con (Photo by Richard Chavez / Showbiz Junkies)

Daniel Gillies has an interesting take on season three of The CW’s The Originals, although he’s quick to point out that he’s not certain that what he expects to happen this upcoming season is really in the works. Discussing the popular vampire series during roundtable interviews at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con, Gillies described season three as “the darkness before the light.”

“It’s certainly going to get worse before it’s going to get better,” said Gillies. “I think this terrible…this mountain of offenses that Klaus has sort of piled high at the feet of basically everybody who adores him are starting to amount to too much. I think that whatever allegiances we used to have, they sort of been all but eradicated. I think that now there’s going to be a new force that threatens us. I think in order to honor our audience, I think we do need to see a bit of a rift between Elijah and Klaus. I’m not sure that they can remedy it before they face this common foe. I don’t think they’re going to be able to. My suspicion is […]they’re going to be at war. I think the brothers are going to be at war. I think it’s an interesting place to go. That’s just my suspicion – it’s not what I’m teasing. I don’t know where we’re going. I’ve only read the first two.”


So does Gillies feel the dynamic between brothers will undergo a drastic change in season three? “It’s the dynamic we’ve always had,” explained Gillies. “They’re always finding one another. But I think Elijah who led them there, who led them to New Orleans on this crusade to reclaim his kingdom, has seen that his brother doesn’t really value him. There’s no indication that he does in any way. If he does, he doesn’t know how to express that. I think that for all of Elijah’s undying allegiance, I think that he’s reaching a place where he has to determine that it’s better for him to not serve this man – at least for a time.”

On a lighter note, Gillies’ response to the question of what he likes the most about Elijah had the group of women journalists at the table in giggles (yes, actual giggles). “His deltoids. He’s got beautiful, supple, rippled deltoids,” answered Gillies, before adding, “I admire him. When you talk about the stratosphere of morality, there’s… I’m going to change my answer. I like his humor. I think he’s funny. I think he ought to be more. He’s almost as contemporary as he is old, and there’s something about that that’s fun and that we ought to explore more on the show.”

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