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CW will have more vampire action on its slate this fall with “The Originals” joining the network. On Monday, May 20, TV Guide shared new comments made by Claire Holt about the series and the crossover potential the series will have with “The Vampire Diaries” as well. Check out the previously released photos for the cast of both shows here and here. If you missed any of the previously released photos or spoilers for either of these programs, check out the related topics links on the sidebar for more news.

During the season finale for “The Vampire Diaries” on CW, Rebekah went on with Matt to show him the world. This is not the last fans will see of this couple. In fact, fans might see Matt pop up on “The Originals” at some point. The same has been said about Caroline. Holt teased the following about Matt and Rebekah, according to TV Guide:

“Julie [Plec] has left the door open for us to have cross-overs and for each of the characters to swap between the show.”

Rebekah will have some work to do when it comes to her brother Klaus though. The siblings had a number of problems pop up between them during season four of “The Vampire Diaries.” Holt said the following about Rebekah and her brother:

“She’s going to have to mend her relationship with Klaus in order to make it successful and work for her. I’m hoping Rebekah and Klaus will reconnect again because we had some fun times in the ’20s.”

Elijah will also join the siblings in New Orleans for “The Originals” this fall. Klaus will work to reclaim the city for himself. “The Originals” will premiere on CW this fall.


  • Claire Holt plays Rebekah in The Vampire Diaries
  • Zach Roerig plays Matt in the hit show
  • Claire says she wants romantic scenes with Zach

As The Vampire Diaries closes in on its season finale, some of the cast are preparing to shoot the spin-off show The Originals, which airs later in the year. One of those stars is Claire Holt, who plays Rebekah in the hit The CW show and she has admitted that she would love to have some romantic scenes with Zach Roerig, who plays Matt.

Holt told, “I think Matt’s going to see a side to Rebekah he’s never seen before. He’s dying to see some of the good qualities that she has. She’s very vindictive — girl is definitely going out for what she wants. I think fans will be happy with the outcome. Whether it’s long-lasting or not I don’t know, but it’s definitely going to tie up some loose ends, I think.”
Claire then went on to admit she would love some romantic scenes with Zach, “I kind of hope so too. I’ve had a lot of lovely male conquests on that show so Zach Roerig would be welcomed as another. There’s one thing we shouldn’t look out for as high school graduation approaches, however: Stebekah. Rebekah and Stefan ain’t gonna happen, y’all.”
The Vampire Diaries season four airs on The CW on Thursday, May 16, while The Vampire Diaries season five will premiere on The CW later in the year. Meanwhile, the spin-off show The Originals stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin and airs on The CW later in the year.

The Vampire Diaries actress Claire Holt talks in a new interview about the Stefan/Rebekah hookup and Rebekah’s arc this season.

ET Online spoke to Holt recently about her work on The Vampire Diaries – and although sadly there is still no word on her potential involvement with the spinoff series The Originals, she does open up about the recent Stefan/Rebekah development.

She says that she’s always enjoyed the dynamic between the two characters and that, “I think it brings out good things in both Stefan and Rebekah,” but at the same time confesses that, “I’m always a little scared of the Stelena shippers.”

Holt also speaks about Rebekah’s mindset regarding the hookup, saying that while she’s definitely enjoying their renewed connection, “deep down she knows whatever is going on right now is a mutually beneficial relationship – they’re hooking up, having fun, but they have a common goal.”

And speaking of shipping, what about the one that never sailed – Rebekah/Matt? “I like the idea of her and Matt,” Holt admits, “I think it would have given her a more human experience.” And while she doesn’t think they’ll get together any time soon (Rebekah did try to kill him, after all), eventually “I’d like to have someone love her. I think it’s important.”

Finally, Holt offers a small preview of tonight’s episode, in which the decade dance is cancelled, leaving Rebekah very disappointed. She says, “when the dance gets cancelled and Stefan finds a charming way to make up for it. What he does really means a lot to her.”

We can’t wait! The Vampire Diaries 4×12 “A View to Kill” airs at 8/7c on The CW.


The Vampire Diaries’ Rebekah is one vampire you don’t want to mess with, and Claire Holt knows the feeling. Now that her character is canoodling with Stefan (Paul Wesley), she tells Entertainment Tonight that she’s a little worried about the fans’ reactions.

“Listen, I love working with Paul Wesley. He’s such a fine actor and such a fine human, so any time our characters get to interact, I’m happy,” says Claire. “I’m always a little scared of the Stelena shippers, but I think it’s fun. I always enjoyed the Ripper Stefan and I loved the dynamic they had in the 1920’s episode. I think it brings out good things in both Stefan and Rebekah.”

It has been nice to see a different side of mean-girl Bex, and Claire points out that the vamp’s personality makes her conflicted when it comes to the cure. “That provides a huge amount of inner turmoil for her because she loves parts of being a vampire — the power, being able to control situations — but she also wants to be a real girl and to have those experiences of going to a dance and being loved by a boy.”

And while she likes the idea of Rebekah and Stefan or Rebekah and Matt (Zach Roerig), Claire’s not all that picky when it comes to who the Original sister makes out with. “I’m a Rebekah anyone shipper. I’ll hook up with anyone in Mystic Falls, because, I don’t know if you’ve seen those guys, but they’re pretty gorgeous.”

Yeah, you really can’t go wrong with any of the men in Mystic Falls.


Just like Katherine Pierce, Rebekah Mikaelson (Claire Holt) can do do no wrong. There, we said it. Even when she’s causing devastating car crashes, destroying her brother’s doppelganger blood bags, chaining a shirtless Damon up to her wall (THANKS, GIRL!) and gleefully hazing Elena Gilbert, we still yearn for her sassy phrases (“Bite your tongue.”) and queen bee antics.

Well, it seems as though our wishes have been answered because, when The Vampire Diaries Season 4 returns with all new episodes on Thursday, January 17th, Rebekah will make a triumphant return to the show after her loyal sidekick, April Young, removes the dagger — that Stefan originally inserted — from Bex’s heart. And, in celebration of this drama-filled event, we interviewed Claire Holt to get the scoop on whats next for her volatile character and to find out what big plans Bex has in store for the poor souls of Mystic Falls!

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.

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The Vampire Diaries fourth, and possibly most controversial, season is well underway and the reveals and surprises are coming thick and fast. Klaus lives. Elena’s a vampire, the Council is no more and a new and sinister threat in the form of a vampire hunter has made life in Mystic Falls more complicated for everyone. This week we spoke to Claire Holt about bad girl Rebekah, her split with Klaus, what it’s been like to have H20: Just Add Water cast mate Phoebe Tonkin (The Secret Circle) on set and the ‘big game changer’ coming that will alter the course of both the season, and series, forever.

Screen Spy: Klaus didn’t die at the end of season 3. Were you relieved by the writers’ decision to keep Klaus, and Joseph Morgan, around?

Claire Holt:  Absolutely! He’s one of my dearest friends in real life. I think he’s so talented and we have such great chemistry. I just love working with him. I didn’t think there would be a be a chance they wouldn’t keep him around. He’s just too talented to stick around in that box for too long!

Screen Spy: Klaus chose to save Caroline over Rebekah in the season premiere. She’s been essentially disowned by her brother. How is this going to affect their relationship with each other going forward this season?

Claire Holt: Rebekah’s always been there for her brother. Going back to that scene in the premiere she tells him “It’s always been me. Not Elijah. Not Kol. Not Finn. Me.” So she felt incredibly betrayed by him and it’s definitely going to impact their relationship throughout the season. She’s so stubborn and as much as she wants to be a family unit, and she loves her brother, she’s also furious at him for betraying her again. I think it creates a really interesting dynamic for the two of them. As much as I love when Klaus and Rebekah are a team it’s also really great to have those scenes where they’re in conflict as well. So I can tell you, it will definitely play a big role this season.

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This made me squeee, my two favourite girls Claire and Kelly, together!

Claire Holt, Kelly Clarkson, Twit Pic

Stars— they’re just like us!

Yeah, except that when they are a huge fan of a show, they are given a tour of the set by said show’s executive producers and gets to hang out with the cast. This is exactly what Kelly Clarkson got to do today with the CW”s Vampire Diaries!

The American Idol winner was invited to visit the show’s Atlanta set by executive creator Julie Plec, where she got to rub elbows with Mystic Falls’ finest!

Vampire Diaries star Claire Holt, who plays vampire Rebekah, snapped a picture with Clarkson, which she posted on her Twitter account. “Special visitor on set today, ” she wrote. “So great to meet you @kelly_Clarkson :).”

So how did Clarkson wind up on set? Plec got to meet Clarkson after her show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last week and learned that the singer is a fan of the show.  “And….as the capper to the night I just met @kelly_clarkson who it turns out is #TVDFamily,” Plec tweeted at the time. “Gonna give her a set tour next week.”

Nice to see she keeps her promises!


“The Vampire Diaries”: Episode 4 will flash back to the 1100s, where we’ll meet Alexander — a vampire hunter with a very, very mean streak. Unfortunately, when he meets Rebekah, he’s unaware that she is one of the very creatures he’s hunting… and, naturally, he’s quite taken with her.


Rebekah Wears Ancient Garb in The Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 8, “Ordinary People”

If you’ve been waiting for The Vampire Diaries to get old timey again, you’ll be happy to know it will happen relatively quickly in Season 4. According toTV Line, TV Guide, Spoiler TV, and TV Addict and things will get hot in the 1100s for Rebekah (Claire Holt) — but not in a sexy, fun way.

In the Mystic Falls town square, a couple of vampires will be burned at the stake. A 12th-century vamp hunter is featured in the episode, and he could very well be responsible for their deaths. The flashback will also reveal a “big secret that will change the course of the season for everybody,” Julie Plec tells TV Line. Since a modern-day hunter (Todd Williams) is due in Mystic Falls, there could be repercussions from the vampire killer from hundreds of years ago in the present.

Or it might just have something to do with the fact that Rebekah is trying to repent for her sins. Trying to get Matt’s (Zach Roerig) attention after she ran him off the road won’t be easy, but Julie tells The Hollywood Reporter that Bex “is still harboring her secret fling for Matt — and it isn’t so secret anymore.” A simple apology doesn’t work on him, so “If she’s ever going to get any attention with Matt, she’s going to have to change her behavior and go about it a different way,” says Julie.

Maybe telling him a story involving flashbacks to that time 900 years ago when a crazy hunter was trying to kill you is an appropriate wooing strategy?


Claire isn’t mentioned but I thought you’d all like some TVD news and this will most likely affect everyone!

If you’re still gnashing your teeth and wearing a black armband for Vampire Diaries’ Alaric (Matt Davis), don’t expect the new hunter, Connor (Todd Williams), to take his old stool next to Damon (Ian Somerhalder) at the bar. This newcomer is badass to the bone, and he’s not concerned with befriending vampires. In fact, he has one bloodsucker at the top of his list — and that list is not a good thing to be on.

According to E! Online, it’s Elena (Nina Dobrev) whom Connor is after. Geez, talk about starting with an easy target! The girl will be grieving for her lost life, dealing with blood cravings, and trying to keep everyone from blaming each other for her vamp status. Come on, Connor. It’s her first day (as a vampire)!

Poor E. She better add “learn to dodge stakes” to that list of “To Dos.”