Zap2It Interview with Claire Holt from ‘The Vampire Diaries’


With her come back to The Vampire Diaries this week combined with the spinoff talk about The Originals, everyone is talking to actress Claire Holt! Here is some of her interview with Zap2It!

Claire Holt at Immortals Premiere in Los Angeles

Zap2it: Let’s get the spin-off question out of the way right off the bat. Have you had conversations about Rebekah being involved? Would you want to go over to the new show? I know you just hate working with Phoebe.

Holt: [Joking, obviously] I would just despise working with Phoebe Tonkin, because she’s no fun at all! Listen, I haven’t read the script yet; I don’t know what’s going to happen. We’re shooting episode 16, or just about to start 16 right now, and the backdoor pilot is episode 20, I think. I don’t know what’s going to happen as far as Rebekah being part of it. Nothing has been decided, right now, or confirmed. That said, I adore Joseph and Phoebe and I think that any show that they’re in is going to be unreal, and it’s really great to start it off with the fan base of ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ but I don’t know anything about my involvement yet. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.

Zap2it: In this week’s episode, Rebekah locks all the kids in the high school and basically puts them through the worst group therapy session ever. It looks pretty terrifying, but also super fun.

Holt: Totally! Absolutely. It’s a really messed-up method of therapy, I guess. It was so fun to shoot, just one of my favorite episodes. When I read it I immediately was like, ‘Oh my god, I love it! This is so great. I need to watch.’ It’s definitely Rebekah exacting her psychological revenge on Stefan and Elena, and she plays a really manipulative game of truth or dare with them. It’s all about finding out about the tattoo, and the cure, and what’s been happening since she was daggered. She definitely doesn’t spare anyone’s feelings in this. She just goes right for the heart in all the questions that she asks. It’s going to be really difficult for those that she’s torturing, and really fun for Rebekah.

Zap2it: Does Rebekah want the cure? It seems like she enjoys the power of being a vampire, but she also seems to long for some human comfort, too.

Holt: Oh, she wants it. Whether it be for herself or for others or for Klaus. The whole reason that she is torturing Stefan and Elena and Caroline is to find out about it, find out how to get it. She’s going to be going on a journey to get it — the characters end up going to a little island off of Nova Scotia in search for it. She’s angry that she’s been kept out of the loop by being stuck in a coffin.

Head over to Zap2It to read the full interview!