Vampire Diaries’ Daniel Gillies Explains His Vision for an Originals Spinoff
If you’ve been a bit puzzled by the scenes between Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) on The Vampire Diaries, you’re not alone. In a recent interview withThe Los Angeles Times, Gillies himself admits he’s not quite sure what’s going on between the two. “There is something deeper than romantic. I don’t understand it with them. There is a magnetism.” He has a theory about the tension between the two — and it has nothing to do with the fact that Elena’s an exact replica of Elijah’s former love, Tatia.
“Maybe it’s Nina and I. We’re both colossal flirts,” he tells The L.A. Times. In fact, so deep is Gillies’ admiration for Dobrev that he has a tough time keeping it under wraps during filming. “I’m always having fun with her. Even the other day we had to do some rough stuff, which I can’t tell you about.” Ah, the ever-secretive TVD cast.
One thing Daniel’s very open about is how keen he is to do an Originals’ spinoff. “I can’t remember who conceived of this fantasy, whether it was myself or Joseph Morgan, or actually it might have been Julie Plec who planted this seed when we were having beers one night, but I’m pretty sure someone said, ‘Yeah, why don’t we get a corporate version of the Originals in New York that are white-collar criminals?’ Every part of that sounds amazing.”
Agreed. We’re picturing an updated version of American Psycho — though Patrick Bateman had nothing on the Originals!