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‘The Originals’ Season 3 Star Daniel Gillies On Working With Wife: ‘I’m Grateful’ Exclusive by Fashion & Style

Another wonderful interview added by Fashion & Style. 

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"The Originals" star Daniel Gillies recently chatted with Fashion & Style balancing his career and being a father and a good husband to his wife. Check out our exclusive interview with this handsome, talented actor!

As a father and an actor, do you find it difficult to strike a balance between work and family life?

The short answer is yes, although I know that I am extraordinarily privileged to do what I do and that I am able to earn a decent living as an actor.

I am also grateful for all the love and gratification that I receive for "The Originals" because I know that kind of support for a television show is very rare.

The only downside to being both an actor and a father is the merciless scheduling and the distance from home.

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‘The Originals’ Star Daniel Gillies Teases Season 3 Is ‘More Dangerous, Beautiful’ by Fashion & Style

Every now and then you get an interview that ticks many boxes for you.  This beautiful interview by Fashion & Style is one of them.

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(Photo : Getty Images/Monica Schipper) 

(Photo : Getty Images/Monica Schipper) 

The talented Daniel Gillies, who is is best known for playing Elijah Mikaelson on "The Originals," recently chatted with Fashion & Style about about what is in store for his character in season 3 of the hit CW series, what it is like being a father, and much more.

You starred in "The Vampire Diaries" before "The Originals." In what ways does "The Originals" differ from "TVD," even though it's a spinoff series?
In the beginning I thought there was very little difference, but we have finally found our own independence. Because of "the mothership," particularly at the outset, we were necessarily similar in tone and texture. Over time, we have found something that is more dangerous and tragically doomed.

My fondest memory from set so far is the day I was forced to leave for the birth of my daughter.
— Daniel Gillies

You will definitely see this change during the third season, which is without question our most resonantly individual season thus far. "The Originals" season three essentially becomes this race for power where no one emerges victorious. It's beautiful.

Viewers will watch these people, this family, drift from one another because they are being pulled downward by their own inexorable ruin. Even with all of their brilliance and power, we're watching them spectacularly disappear.

Basically, the third season focuses on an ancient species desperately fighting for the last of its dignity before it departs, like an ocean liner vanishing into the sea.

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The Movie Crypt: Ep 112: Daniel Gillies. Via The Movie Crypt.

Listen to Daniel talk Kingdom Come / Broken Kingdom and his genuine love for movies and movie-making.

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Via The Movie Crypt -
"After countless mentions over the life of this podcast about how KINGDOM COME is the absolute “must see” filmmaking documentary for anyone wanting to learn just how harrowing the indie financing process can be, Daniel FINALLY sits down with Adam, Joe, and Arwen to tell his tale on this week’s fascinating episode.  Listen, cringe, laugh, learn, and be inspired as Daniel shares his personal story and recollects on the experience that damn near killed him, yet couldn’t disenchant his love of cinema or his desire to do it all again someday.  It doesn’t get more honest or more real than this.  And seriously… we can’t recommend enough that you seek out and watch both KINGDOM COME and BROKEN KINGDOM immediately."

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15 Incredibly Amazing Facts About Daniel Gillies

by Heather Vee

Elijah Mikaelson is an enigma wrapped in a well-tailored suit, but there’s nothing enigmatic about the talents and work ethic of the man who brings our favorite moral vampire to life. Daniel Gillies is an actor, director, producer, writer, and as bad ass in real life as his vampiric counterpart.

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Home Entertainment Review: Kingdom Come

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Andrew Parker

Kingdom Come (Paiman Kalayeh, John Lyons Murphy, 2012) – I’ve been recently working on writing a piece about questions you should never ask at a Q&A following a screening at a film festival. One of those questions is “Was it a struggle to get this film made?” I say you shouldn’t ask that not because it isn’t a valid question, but because the answer in filmmaking of any kind or level will always be “Yes” and you the person you asked it to undoubtedly won’t have two hours to fully answer your question in detail as to why. The heartbreaking, yet essential documentaryKingdom Come does an exceptional job of following the struggles of an independent filmmaker trying to make a work of art on his own terms.

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