In case we haven’t made it abundantly clear, we’re pretty obsessed with Claire Holt from “The Vampire Diaries.” Holt was brought on to the show as a recurring guest star and quickly climbed the ranks — she recently signed on reprise her role as Rebekah on the spin-off “The Originals.” Rebekah has proven to be one of the most nuanced and dynamic characters on the show, straddling the line between vicious villain and vulnerable teenager with grace and wit.
Like we said… we’re obsessed.
We recently had the chance to sit down with Claire on set, while she was shooting an upcoming scene with Nina Dobrev… and Nina Dobrev’s body double.
Yes, Katherine and Rebekah will finally come face to face, and we can expect some fireworks.
“It’s kind of funny,” Claire tells us. “They’re so similar in a way, but so different in a
way. I think Rebekah likes having the power. She likes controlling
situations. I think she’s liked to play that sort of vixen role in
Mystic Falls, and Katherine has been the ultimate vixen, so I don’t
think they’re going to be the best of friends, that’s for sure.”
Now that the cure for vampirism is in play, Rebekah is on a single-minded mission to become human, despite warnings that an ordinary life may not be what she’s looking for. “She wants to take it. She wants the cure, she wants to be
human. This whole hype has been, since we found out there was a cure,
Rebekah has been destined to take it. So I think that’s what she wants
right now. Who knows, if and when she gets the cure, if that happens, if
it comes into her possession, whether she’ll really pull the trigger.
But I think she thinks it’s a really nice romantic idea,” Claire says.
Speaking of romance, Paul Wesley seems to think that there’s potential for some genuine affection between Stefan and Rebekah — he even called her his “main squeeze.” Claire, on the other hand, thinks that the relationship is doomed for failure.
“I would love for it to [continue] because I absolutely adore Paul Wesley,
he’s one of my favorite people on the planet,” she says. “People don’t know this
about him but he’s so funny. Probably one of the funniest people I’ve
ever met in my life … I think we had some really great chemistry, it harkens back to the 1920s
episode, but like, really? I don’t think anybody really wants to be
with Rebekah forever unless she changes her ways.”
Tune in to “The Vampire Diaries” Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST to see how Rebekah’s search for the cure continues.
In the meantime, you won’t want to miss our video interview below, in which Claire talks about working with Phoebe Tonkin on “The Originals,” shooting scenes with double Dobrevs, and what she’s most looking forward to exploring when Rebekah, Klaus, and Elijah are reunited.