3. WE COULD HAVE GOTTEN A DIFFERENT MARCEL
Pedro Pascal is best known for his roles as Javier Pena in the Netflix hit ‘Narcos’, Oberyn Martell in the HBO hit show ‘Game of Thrones’, and for playing the titular character of ‘The Mandalorian’ in the Disney series of the same name. But did you know that Pedro was nearly cast in the role of the vampire Marcel Gerard. Marce is one of the lead characters of the Originals, he is the adopted son of Klaus Mikaelson who is the current ruler of the city of New Orleans. While the role eventually went to Charles Michael Davis, but Pedro Pascal was pretty close to bagging the role. Julie Plec is a fan of Pedro but admitted that the actor was slightly on the older side, and they were seeking someone relatively young to fit in the role of Marcel.
2. PHOEBE TONKIN ‘SECRET CIRCLE’ CONNECTION
Phoebe Tonkin played Hayley Marshall in the TVD Universe. It was her character that sets a chain of events in motion which laid the foundation for the Originals. But did you know Phoebe Tonkin played the role of a witch named Faye Chamberlain on ‘The Secret Circle’, a show which is also produced by Kevin Williamson based on LJ Smith’s books. The show was canceled after its first season due to its descending ratings and the high expenses incurred in the visual graphic effect. Kevin Williamson who was well aware of the acting prowess of Phoebe decided to create an opportunity for her on the Vampire Diaries, she eventually ended up getting the role of Hayley Marshall and appeared in Season 4 of TVD.
1. THE ORIGINAL HYBRID
It’s nearly impossible to imagine someone else playing the role of Klaus, it would be criminal to even picture some actor being Klaus Mikaelson. But it was almost played by the actor Joshua Jackson. The Dawson’s Creek fame actor Joshua Jackson was in contention for the role of the Original Hybrid. However, Joseph Morgan came along at the right time and his audition convinced everyone that he is the right man for the job.