When asked about why fans should be Team Marcel, Charles said, “He likes to have fun; really enjoys being a vampire. He takes pride in who he is. Also, his intelligence — being able to run a city and maintain it. He’s very competitive too.” We guess those things (coupled with his devastating smile) might be enough to get us to switch over from Team Klaus.
But what’s with Davina Claire, the teenage witch who appears to be imprisoned in a high tower by Marcel? Ever the comedian, a smiling Davis made up this hilarious scenario on the spot, saying, “Marcel is also a really good baker. And he makes mean cookies and brownies — and she’s got a sweet tooth.”
Moving on to a more serious answer, Charles did say that the question about Davina and Marcel’s connection will be answered soon. He said the two actors asked Julie Plec specifically about their connection at the first table read, adding, “...that will be answered, quickly. And it’s very interesting, and I don’t want to give anything away. It’s a good storyline.” YES. We love it!
As far as Marcel’s hospitality towards Klaus, Davis hinted that his character is obviously approaching his former BFF with a lot of caution: “I think anyone that you invite into your house, you don’t give them free reign. You don’t put yourself aside, given that you’ve built the house. So that’s the thing that he says, that Klaus is Marcel’s guest. So he will be treated accordingly, like a guest.” Why do we think Klaus isn’t gonna like that?
In fact, Marcel is going to treat Klaus like his student, flipping the tables on their original relationship dynamic. Charles wrapped up the interview by saying, “Klaus has been out of New Orleans for a while. And it’s like when a kid gets a new toy, and a friend comes over on the weekends. You know, I’ve been playing with this toy all week, and I know all the cool features, and all the shiny buttons. And then I show it to him — I show him my city — and then I take it away.”
Our money’s on Klaus throwing a big ol’ hybrid tantrum when Marcel tries to take his “toys” back, and in the TVD universe, that usually means a very high body count.
Hmm. Suddenly that upcoming masquerade ball seems a lot more perilous, doesn’t it?