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'The Vampire Diaries' Might've Found Its Klaus

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 27th 2011 4:40PM
Joseph Morgan With Emily Van CampThis season's story on 'The Vampire Diaries' owes much of its mystery to an ancient, powerful vampire named Klaus whom we've yet to meet. But that could change soon, since TVLine is reporting that the show is thisclose to hiring Welsh actor Joseph Morgan to play the coveted role.

Morgan (pictured here with actress Emily VanCamp) is relatively unknown to American audiences, unless you're a longtime BBC America fan or have Anglophile friends who introduced you to the short-lived show 'Hex' about a college-aged witch. (It was ahead of its time, really.)

He's also popped up in movies like 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' and 'Mister Lonely,' and the TV movies 'Mansfield Park' and 'Silent Witness.'

Morgan's certainly got the looks -- then again, who on TVD doesn't? -- and will have beaten out hundreds of other hot, young actors for the role. Entertainment Weekly reported that more than 100 men were in the running, but producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec wanted to cast an unknown.

Since Klaus is supposed to be centuries old, Morgan's experience acting in so many historical films -- from 'Alexander' to 'Ben Hur' -- will certainly come in handy.

A spokesman told E! Online the report is "just speculation at this point," but these types of rumors usually have a lot of truth to them. Time will tell.

Tell us: What do you think of Morgan as Klaus?

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valerie pernice

I think he will make a great Klaus.

February 14 2011 at 11:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i think its gay

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