Season Three Premiere

'The Originals': Daniel Gillies On Elijah & Hayley; Letting Off Steam At Vampire Fight Club

Access Hollywood

Tensions are running high among the brothers Mikaelson as "The Originals" returns with its Season 3 premiere on Thursday night.

Klaus was instrumental in Hayley being cursed (with the help of Dahlia in Season 2) to stay in her wolf state for all but one night of the month, and while Daniel Gillies' character, Elijah, remains under the same roof as his brother, their bond is deeply fractured.  With his family situation, and Hayley out in the Bayou, Access Hollywood asked Daniel what's keeping his character going and driving him as the season begins.

"At the moment, the answer's pretty simple, it's just the preservation of, and maintaining the safety and security of Hayley at any cost, and by extension, Hope," Daniel told Access when we spoke to him this week about the new season..

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‘The Originals’ Daniel Gillies on Elijah and Hayley love, Klaus as a dad and more

Zap2It

As “The Originals” prepares for its Season 3 premiere, there’s much to talk about in terms of the Mikaelson family. After working together to defeat Dahlia (Claudia Black) in the Season 2 finale, things have definitely changed in the French Quarter.

Zap2it spoke with Elijah Mikaelson himself — Daniel Gillies — about what the new season brings in terms of danger for the family and the continuing tentions between Elijah and Klaus (Joseph Morgan). Plus, what are the odds that the eldest Mikaelson brother could find love with Hayley, the mother of his niece?

Daniel Gillies: When he told everybody to come out to New Orleans at the beginning of the show, he had such hopes and dreams and aspirations. Those have sort of been rocked and shattered due to a variety of cataclysms that have been thrown at them from every single angle.