Did you know Joseph Morgan had somewhat of a fascination with vampire mythology and pop culture before taking the job as Klaus on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals? According to Just Jared, JoMo talked to Bello magazine about his research for the role, and what makes The Originals different from TVD!

“I’ve always been fascinated with the genre. I had somewhat of a knowledge of vampire mythology before going into the show,” said Joseph. “I watched a lot of films, read a lot of books, and you know, just kind of immersed myself in it, so in many ways it was a dream job going into this. I just had to familiarize myself with the particular mythology of Mystic Falls.” We think Joseph’s passion for the project shows, and we don’t think we’ve seen another vampire quite like Klaus.

Joseph says The Originals differs from TVD because, though the former has many of his favorite elements from its source material, “there’s an older, darker, edgier side to The Originals.” We’d agree with that after watching this week’s ep, in which we learned Cami’s brother was involved in some kind of church massacre that is being covered up by the priest and Marcel. Dark stuff, Originals. And don’t even get us started on “The Garden.” We’re still having nightmares...

Other strengths of The Originals? The cast! JoMo said he’s “always loved working with Claire [Holt] and Daniel [Gillies],” aka Klaus’ siblings Rebekah and Elijah. The Originals has given the characters a chance to breath free of the love triangle so integral to the TVD structure, and to explore more Mikaelson-specific storylines, like the upcoming birth of Klaus and Hayley’s miracle baby.

“I’m looking forward to playing how Klaus deals with impending fatherhood,” Joseph said of the baby daddy storyline. We do, Joseph. We do, too. Because, frankly, at this point, we’re not sure if Klaus isn’t going to just burn the whole quarter down in a panic fit.

How do you think The Originals is different from TVD? And, how do you think Klaus will handle impending fatherhood? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of The Originals on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, followed by Supernatural.

Source: Bello via Just Jared