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‘The Originals’ Season 3 Star Daniel Gillies On Working With Wife: ‘I’m Grateful’ Exclusive 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’ Daniel Gillies Exclusive: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Handsome Elijah. By Fashion & Style

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If you're a fan of "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Originals," then you'll instantly recognize Daniel Gillies, the actor behind the character of Elijah Mikaelson. The handsome actor had a chance to get "personal" during an exclusive interview with Fashion & Style, so check out our list of five things you didn't know about The CW star! 

5. He's A Fan Of "Rushmore"

"My favorite fictional hero is Max Fischer from the 1998 film 'Rushmore'," the actor told us.

4. He Admires Marina Abramovic

When asked to name who he admires most, the actor rattled off a list of names:
"It's dead heat between these people: David Lynch, John Cassavetes, Marina Abramovic, Ira Glass and Russian cage fighter Fedor Emelianeko."

3. He Identifies With Legendary Filmmaker John Cassavetes

"The historical figure I identify with the most is John Cassavetes," Gillies told Fashion&Style.
Although Cassavetes has acted in several films, including "Rosemary's Baby," he is  considered to be the most notable independent filmmaker that the United States has ever seen.
In fact, Robert Ebert once called him "the Godfather of independent cinema in America."

2. He Wishes He Was A Better Carpenter

"The talent that I would like the most to have is carpentry," he said. "Or a building skill of any kind."

1. His Biggest Pet Peeve Is Wasting Time

"My biggest pet peeve is folks who get to the front of a long line filled with other people who have their own respective needs and ask the service professional behind the counter questions designed to waste time," Gillies admitted.

"For example, they will ask the counter person to carry out a task they can in no way perform or will inquire about cashing a check from 1987," the actor explained.

"I also don't like when they ask the counterperson a random question that has no immediate answer or takes 20 minutes to address, but has no bearing on the purchase that the customer almost certainly does not wish to make."

"Finally, it is also irritating when they ask the cashier to examine a expired coupon and argue about its validity," the actor added.

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

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(Photo : Getty Images/Monica Schipper) 

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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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