The Originals Pilot

The Originals Q&A: Daniel Gillies Talks Klaus' Betrayal

Access Hollywood

Fans who saw the original version of “The Originals” encountered a surprise twist when the show premiered a beefed up version of its pilot last week on The CW. At the end of the episode, Daniel Gillies character, Elijah Mikaelson, was staked by his brother, Klaus (Joseph Morgan).

Klaus, the vampire/werewolf hybrid, did it because he believes Elijah, who has that great love of family (and is particularly pleased that Hayley is carrying Klaus’ miracle baby), is a weakness Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) can exploit.

Shortly before Daniel set off on his newest adventure – parenthood (he and his wife, Rachael Leigh Cook, welcomed a daughter just over a week ago), he spoke with Access about “The Originals” staking twist, and what could be next for the growing Mikaelson TV family.

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'The Originals' Daniel Gillies on "horny" Elijah, Klaus, the new pilot.

Digital Spy

Daniel Gillies has confirmed that the new pilot for The Originals will be from Elijah's point of view.
A backdoor pilot for the CW drama already aired during The Vampire Diaries, but Gillies told reporters at Comic-Con that it was "overshot" and the new first episode will be "restructured" to include footage that was not originally used.

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