Alloy Entertainment recently chatted with Claire Holt about her return to TVD and that much talked about spinoff The Originals!
Alloy Entertainment: Rebekah is back! What’s she going to be like now that she’s undaggered?
Claire Holt: Rebekah is going to come back with a vengeance! She’s going to be angry and looking to take some people down. I think that every time she’s burned, she gets a little more stone cold and she definitely wants to enact revenge on — in particular — Stefan, Elena, and Caroline, who she questions at the high school [in “After School Special”]. It was a really fun episode to shoot. There’s a lot of torture and manipulation going on — it’s going to be a big [episode] for sure!
Alloy Entertainment: What about Klaus? He’s the one who orchestrated Rebekah’s daggering. Will she be making him a prime target as well?
Claire Holt: Rebekah, in this specific episode, is going to focus on retrieving answers from Stefan, Elena and Caroline. She’s going to question them about [the hunter] tattoo, the cure, and definitely Elena’s relationships — and she really wants to find out what they know about it.
Alloy Entertainment: There have been rumors floating around that Rebekah and Stefan might grow closer throughout the season. Does their relationship shift at any point and how so?
Claire Holt: I think that’s a spoiler and I can’t really give away too much. [Laughs.] However, I think that the dynamic between them will definitely change – at least after all the torturing. In [“After School Special”], Rebekah questions Elena and Stefan’s relationship and this will bring some uncomfortable truths to light.
Alloy Entertainment: We’re very excited about The Originals spin-off. Can we expect to find Bex living it up with Klaus in New Orleans at any point?
Claire Holt: [laughs] That is probably something that Julie [Plec] will have to answer for you. You never know what might happen though! However, I think that it is going to be such a great show and any extension of The Vampire Diaries, with its incredible fanbase and a showrunner like Julie. It was exciting for me to see Phoebe [Tonkin] cast in the show as well. We’ve been best friends since we were 16-years-old and working [on H20: Just Add Water] in Australia, so that was wonderful news.
Alloy Entertainment: Elena, Bonnie, and Caroline recently had a girl’s night. What would an ideal night out for Rebekah and her new BFF April be like?
Claire Holt: [Laughs] I don’t know if Rebekah and April are going to have a chance to hang out in that capacity. She’s not really that good at maintaining friendships. However, if she were to have a fun time, it would involve dancing and a party and maybe some blood drinking. She does put herself on the outs with the girls in Mystic Falls so I’m not sure that’s going to happen.
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