According to Deadline, the Australian actress has been rumored to join the show from its inception, but “talks hit a snag” — until now. She says of the news,
Thank you for all the love!! Very excited to be starting this new chapter. #theoriginals
— Claire Holt (@MissClaireHolt) February 13, 2013
Claire will be joining real-life best friend, and fellow Aussie star, Phoebe Tonkin, who plays werewolf Hayley on TVD. As of now, these are the only four cast members — Claire, Phoebe, Joseph and Daniel — who are making the transition from The Vampire Diaries to The Originals.
Other, non–related talents on the new series include Leah Pipes (Camille), Danielle Campbell (Davina), Charles Michael Davis (Marcel) and Daniella Pineda (Sophie). Look out for the set-up of The Originals on the Vampire Diaries episode airing on April 25. Are you on board with the concept? Or would you rather the Originals remain on TVD? Leave your thoughts below or on our Vampire Diaries message board!