Fans eagerly awaiting the return of The Vampire Diaries on January 5, 2012 have been trying for weeks now to pry some spoilers out of executive producer Julie Plec, unfortunately, she won’t budge. But, she was nice enough to dish a little on the inner workings of Klaus. She also shared a few tidbits on Tyler as well. Check it out!
“Klaus isn’t ruled by love the way that Damon, even in his darkest moments, is ruled by love,” she said in an interview. “Love is Damon’s Achilles’ heel. For Klaus, his Achilles’ heel is his fury, his rage at having been unloved or not properly loved.”
Plec explained: “Every time he gets a moment where we can see his vulnerability, the very act of him feeling vulnerable triggers that rage. His response, his fight-or-flight response, is to get angry and to act out and to be hostile and manipulative and evil. With one comes the other.”
Plec said in a previous interview that that Tyler is now in a very difficult position, claiming that he will have trouble relating to his friends now that he has been sired to Klaus.
“He’s got Klaus whispering in his ear saying ‘I need you to do this for me. You need to serve your master’,” said Plec.
“Tyler is in a very, very bad situation that almost has catastrophic consequences. It’s going to take him a while to earn his way back into the good graces of our heroes, his friends, and Caroline,” she said.
Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley (Stefan) also shared his views on Klaus, saying that he never expects Klaus to become good, adding that he believes it is important that the hybrid remain a villain on the supernatural series.
“I don’t think Klaus is in any danger of ever becoming a good guy,” he said.
“He will either stick around as a villain for quite a while or he’ll be sent out with a big bang. I don’t think we’ll ever convert Klaus into, like, one of the guys in Mystic Falls who works at the Mystic Grill flipping burgers. That would be a big mistake. He needs to be that big dark entity.”
I agree. What do you guys think of Klaus? I love him as a villain. I think he’s fantastic, he’s evil, but he has depth to him and an emotional history that adds to the impact.