Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin Talk ‘Vampire Diaries’ Spinoff


Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin are taking their Vampire Diaries characters on to upcoming new CW spinoff The Originals.

The show, which focuses on the original family of vampires from Vampire Diaries, stars the ladies as they embrace their vampirism.

And if you’ve been lacking on your Vampire Diaries viewing, have no fear. The actresses assure us you don’t have to be an avid viewer of the hit show to tune in to The Originals.

Claire and Phoebe tell On Air with Ryan Seacrest: “It’s definitely  independent [from The Vampire Diaries] and that’s the great thing about it.”

“I think that’s what Julie Plec, the creator, really tried to achieve. I mean, it’s the same mythology. We’re just kind of growing on it and exploring different aspects of that mythology.”

Catch the season premiere of The Originals on October 3 at 9 p.m. on the CW.