The Vampire Diaries only has a few short weeks left before their return January 5th and the cast and crew just wrapped for the holidays. EP Julie Plec spoils not only Rebekah’s return, but the rage that will follow Klaus like a looming shadow.
“That character was obviously meant to make a splash. I mean, when we introduced her she gets to walk in and lick blood off Stefan’s mouth. Hello. Her entrance was pretty powerful,” Julie laughs. “She has this great presence. She’s a mean girl without being unlikable, she’s tough without being too aggressive, she’s vulnerable without being a sap. Everything about her is so fun to watch. She also happens to be a very nice person off-screen, which is always a bonus.’
When Rebekah wakes from her slumber Plec spoils that it won’t be pretty.
“She ain’t gonna be happy,” says Julie. “She doesn’t like to be duped, she doesn’t like to be betrayed, and she certainly doesn’t let anyone get the one-up on her, which is what Elena did. The funny thing about the Originals as villains and antiheroes — they’re very similar to how Damon used to be, where it’s always two steps forward, one step back with them. Just when there’s an emotional connection being forged, either one of our heroes literally stabs them in the back, or they do something destructive to destroy the relationship,” Julie says.
“It’s definitely the driving engine when we come back for a good chunk of our winter episodes,” Julie says. “Klaus isn’t ruled by love the way that Damon, even in his darkest moments, is ruled by love. Love is Damon’s achilles heel. For Klaus, his achilles heel is his fury, his rage at having been unloved or not properly loved,” Julie says. “Every time he gets a moment where we can see his vulnerability, the very act of him feeling vulnerable triggers that rage. His response, his fight-or-flight response, is to get angry and to act out and to be hostile and manipulative and evil. With one comes the other.”