The Originals stands apart from its origin show The Vampire Diaries in many ways, one being the strong focus on familial drama as opposed to romantic relationships. This doesn’t mean, however, that the show doesn’t have its fair share of ships for fans, one of the most popular being the pairing of Klaus and Hayley aka Klayley.
Klaus and Hayley have one of the central relationships on the show due largely in part to the birth of their adorably supernatural baby, Hope, conceived after a one night stand. The pair hasn’t been a pair since, but that doesn’t mean fans haven’t been holding out hope (no pun unintended) for a reunion, so that the two can be a family with their daughter. During a recent set visit, Phoebe Tonkin and Joseph Morgan, who play Hayley and Klaus respectively, both commented on what’s in store, or not in store, for the parents of baby Hope.
When Joseph was asked about where the pair’s relationship was headed he replied, “I think in general Klaus and Hayley are-have difficulty sometimes communicating with each other. I think there’s a tension and a frustration there, because they both were quite, sort of, reckless individuals before they, before she got pregnant and she ended up having the baby. Now they have this joined responsibility of this child and they have very different ideas about how the child, for the main part, should be kept safe…For now, the object is to keep Hope safe, and I think Klaus feels the best way to do that is to eliminate any threat of danger. I don’t think Hayley always agrees with that. So there’s a sort of- they butt heads quite a lot.”
“Also there’s something to be said for the kind of example that you’re setting for your daughter in doing all that. This is how you deal with problems. So it’s an interesting dynamic, but they have to work together for the good of their daughter and their family as well. She is a part of the family now and I think, just as Klaus has that tension with Elijah and certainly with Rebekah, he has it with Hayley, but there’s a begrudging respect there and possibly even, sort of an affection, in terms of her having proved herself time and time again. I think, as a valid member of the family… A valuable member as well. I think she is a part of the fold. He knows that, he recognizes that and accepts that. But I don’t- uh, he doesn’t have to like it.”
Phoebe Tonkin and Charles Michael Davis sat down with us together. During that talk Phoebe revealed similar take on Klaus and Hayley’s future together. “In terms of Klaus, there’s definitely a really kind of lovely relationship that that’s blossoming that’s definitely more of a mentor student relationship, which has been really fun to play and it’s been really fun to pick up a few of Klaus’ traits and watch Hayley kind of evolve as a hybrid, under the influence of someone like Klaus.”
So by now you may be wondering if there’s any chance the two will reconcile any time soon. “With anything you never really know what could happen,” said Phoebe. “Hopefully we’re here for a long time and there’s a lot of stories that could be, you know… ” (At this point Charles cut in to ask “Would you like to see it rekindled?”) “Well, not necessaril-I don’t know!” (Charles jokingly cut in, “Yes or no!”) “I think it’s actually more interesting where it is right now,” continued Phoebe. “I think it’s a very adult relationship. Obviously they have a child together – they’re parents, they’ve both gone through a lot together. You know, they just kind of cling to each other in a really sweet way. They’re the only two that really understand the gravity of what’s happening, and the weights of knowing the danger that their child is in. So right now, I don’t think that that’s either of the characters’ plan, but that’s not to say I don’t think- I think they love each other almost as family right now because they have a really deep respect for each other, which is really nice.”
Looks like there won’t be any romantic action between the two for a while, but seeing Klaus and Hayley co-parenting and teaming up for some good old-fashioned butt-kicking action still sounds like a fun ride.
Klayley fans, let us know what you think about Phoebe and Joseph’s thoughts on their characters’ relationship in the comments below!
You can catch a new episode of The Originals next Monday at 8pm ET on The CW.
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