Joseph Morgan Speaks on Near (Fake) Death Experience

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Joseph Morgan almost died last month. On television, that is.

During a recent interview, executive producer Julie Plec admitted that the original script for the Vampire Diaries Season 3 finale called for Klaus to be killed off. Alas, she simply could not let this mesmerizing actor go.

"I must be doing something right!" Morgan joked with E! News at the Monte Carlo TV Festival about sticking around the show. "I talked to [Julie] about what would be the best thing to do. She said, 'I think there are some more stories to tell with this character," and I said, 'I agree, and I would love to have the opportunity to tell them.'"

Photo of Klaus

He now as that opportunity, as the Vampire Diaries Season 4 will find Klaus swapping bodies and, as Morgan surmises, possibly swapping spit as well.

"I think it will end in tears, probably Caroline's. I think Klaus will do his best to take advantage of the situation and to get something from it; I wouldn't be surprised if he does. I wouldn't be surprised if the first Klaroline kiss is in Tyler's body, but eventually I think he'll be found out because that has the most dramatic effect, right?"

Morgan adds that there's major "chemistry" with Candice Accola and he's appreciative that the Klaroline arc has allowed his character's "humanity" to shine through.

Watch the E! video interview with Morgan now and sound off: Are you glad The Vampire Diaries is keeping Klaus around?

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.