Executive producer Julie Plec of the hit show The Vampire Diaries is opening up about the current search for a fresh face to put towards the highly anticipated arrival of the vampire Klaus on the show!
Klaus, the oldest, most vindictive, and so far unseen vampire who’ll want to sacrifice Elena to break the curse that keeps most vampires from walking in the sun (and thereby seal the fates of werewolves to forever change on the full moon whether they want to or not), will play a key role in an upcoming battle on the show. Producers are admitting that they’re not taking the casting call lightly, and that the lucky man that is awarded the role will definitely be frightening…
Plec estimates a couple hundred actors have now read for the role. “We’ve been getting great tapes out of England and Australia. That’s what excites me: This idea that there might be somebody out there that no one’s really familiar with yet that can be a new fresh face that we can exploit…in all the good ways,” Plec says “I think our show works so well because we don’t really stunt cast. That being said, if there’s some big hot TV star that’s available that we love, then… As I always joke, I have my Joshua Jackson fantasy — Pacey in Mystic Falls.”
Pacey in Mystic Falls? It’s a thought Dawson fans, but not likely! But back to VD reality, Plec goes on to say that fans offering their picks on Twitter is great: “We like the people on Twitter who are like ‘Alexander Skarsgard has to be Klaus!’ I’m like really? ‘Cause that’s original.” She also reveals that the important elements of the character are “charisma and gravitas”, and says that the character will make his appearance by season’s end.
For now, fans will just have to wait and see who’ll be playing the role of one of the show’s “most evil and headstrong” vampires yet; but if it were up to you, who would you cast?