Who Should Play Klaus on The Vampire Diaries?

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The Vampire Diaries has set the bar high.

As the oldest, most bad ass vampire in the history of time, Klaus' legend precedes him - and means casting him will be a very tall order for TVD producers.

According to new reports, a face has not yet been assigned to this mysterious character, one intimidating enough to make even Damon "shake in his boots."

Elena and Elijah

You think THIS guy's scary ...

Per Ian Somerhalder, "[Klaus] is the most powerful. A guy you don't want to be in a room with. Ever. In order to kill these guys [the originals], there's such a process."

Same goes for casting them. Elijah is fairly hard core, and if Klaus is supposedly much more so ... wow. Who do you think should play this ultimate blood-sucker?

Moreover, how and when should he be introduced? Should he remain shrouded in mystery for multiple years, a la Jacob on Lost, supremely influential but never seen?

Discuss below!

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I definitely think it should be a child or young person, that always has the biggest chilling effect. Prime example, Lilith's vessels in Supernatural. Just an amazing character (portrayed by Sierra McCormick, yet still entirely terrifying). No male child actors spring to mind, Cameron Bright would have been absolutely perfect had he been a little younger. Although he'd still be great at the part now, I think.


micheal sheen


My first choice would be: Milo Ventimiglia - from Heroes Jason Dohring - He'd be great to verbally spar with Damon Also good ideas are;
Timothy Olyphant
Julian Mcmahon


Henry Cavill from The Tudors.


jamie campbell bower


Ultimate Badass Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben from BSG, John Wakefield from Harper's Island, Vladimir Laitanan from 24)


I think it should be Mike Vogel as Klaus


Or how bout Michael Rosenbaum (played Lex on Smallville) he's bold but hey what's in hair?


How about a lady as Klaus. We assume that he'll be a man.
But i think the suprisefactor wil be if they cast a woman or a child woudn't that be cool.
I think that's what they'll gonna do.... surprise us with someone we woudn't expect.

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