If anyone asked us what it is about Daniel Gillies that makes the ladies and gents go wild, generating a list of worthwhile responses would not pose a challenge at all. He’s a handsome, talented, and engaging fellow. Plus, he plays Elijah Mikaelson with such keen perfection every week on The Originals (which airs Tuesday evenings at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW) so what’s not to adore about this New Zealand actor/director/screenwriter/devoted husband and father? Essentially he’s a prime example of a modern Renaissance man.
Well, while visiting the set of The Vampire Diaries spin-off, we also learned one more fun fact about Daniel: he’s as sassy as he is charming! In the age of media-trained entertainers, it’s quite refreshing to interact with an actor who keeps it real, and Daniel’s responses to questions about Elijah, Klaus, and the baby certainly had us cracking up. That’s not to say, of course, that when we asked him some serious questions about his character, that Daniel handled them in a frivolous manner. Quite the opposite! Instead, he made interesting observations about recurring themes of betrayal and cyclical abuse that seem to run rampant in the Mikaelson family.