The Originals premieres tonight at 9pm on the CW, and it will be so fun to see characters from the Vampire Diaries get some more screen time. One of those actors looking forward to the spin-off is Claire Holt, who portrays Original vampire Rebekah Mikaelson.


Claire, who hails from Australia, told us she is “so excited, beyond excited” for the new series. The show takes place in beautifully creepy New Orleans, though production will mainly take place in Atlanta (like Vampire Diaries).

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Of the home of the Saints, Claire says, “Oh my god, I loved it. I didn’t shoot any of my stuff there, I just went down there for a photo shoot. Phoebe [Tonkin] and I were just running around.” The city has more to offer than Mardi Gras, like food! She continues, “It was really fun. I hope we get to shoot some exteriors there.”

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When asked about her favorite show on the CW, her answer is obvious: “Can I say the Vampire Diaries? Because I’m in The Originals? Yeah!” she laughs.

Tune in tonight at 9pm to see what Rebekah will be dealing with on the series!

Are you planning to watch The Originals tonight? Who is your favorite character on Vampire Diaries? Have you seen any of Claire’s other work? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.

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