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Joseph Morgan Speaks on Near (Fake) Death Experience

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Joseph Morgan almost died last month. On television, that is.

During a recent interview, executive producer Julie Plec admitted that the original script for the Vampire Diaries Season 3 finale called for Klaus to be killed off. Alas, she simply could not let this mesmerizing actor go.

"I must be doing something right!" Morgan joked with E! News at the Monte Carlo TV Festival about sticking around the show. "I talked to [Julie] about what would be the best thing to do. She said, 'I think there are some more stories to tell with this character," and I said, 'I agree, and I would love to have the opportunity to tell them.'"

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He now as that opportunity, as the Vampire Diaries Season 4 will find Klaus swapping bodies and, as Morgan surmises, possibly swapping spit as well.

"I think it will end in tears, probably Caroline's. I think Klaus will do his best to take advantage of the situation and to get something from it; I wouldn't be surprised if he does. I wouldn't be surprised if the first Klaroline kiss is in Tyler's body, but eventually I think he'll be found out because that has the most dramatic effect, right?"

Morgan adds that there's major "chemistry" with Candice Accola and he's appreciative that the Klaroline arc has allowed his character's "humanity" to shine through.

Watch the E! video interview with Morgan now and sound off: Are you glad The Vampire Diaries is keeping Klaus around?

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I can't wait for season 4 but I don't want Klaus to be causing problems again. ;P

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joseph morgan is the best thing to have happened to TVD. Not kidding. Absolutely love him and his character klaus and klaroline and klefan and klebekah. the originals cannot die ever! they are too awesome.

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i was starting to fall asleep after S2 and actually waited till i had about 2 or 3 recorded on my dvr before i felt inclined to watch(especially as there are about 8 min of commercials for every 5 of actual show time). there are no words to describe how anxiously i wait now for thursday nights. i ONLY watch because of joseph morgan/klaus. caroline was my favorite character till he came. how awesome that they're now putting those two into stories together. for those that don't think he can act? that man could never speak a line and do an entire show with just a look. the range of emotions he is able to express is incredible. there are still a ton of stories to tell with him- caroline. how he's going to deal now that there is no doppelganger. i have not read the books but someone mentioned creatures that die and come back as something else? or even tatia the orignal doppelganger.we haven't seen any of his flashbacks where he's actually daggered his family way back like finn or kol. he can keep showing us his more human side and still be a ruthless bastard. he flips like he has a split personality i love it! i breathe a little easier knowing he sired the gangs line so they can't actually kill him, maybe put him on ice, but not kill him off. i read an urban fantasy series (kate daniels)by ilona andrews and the fans make noises about who would play the main character (curran, a shapeshifter, he's a lion from the first race)i picture joseph morgan in that role if it ever makes it to film. i don't mind klaus in tyler's body for an episode for it will let him be very very naughty and make it very very interesting when he makes it back to his own body(better be in ep 2)it should give caroline some food for thought if she feels she likes tyler better while not realizing its really klaus and then learning it was him and not tyler.

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I love Klaus but i want him back to being in Joseph Morgans body (i adore him;D) because i dont feel the guy playing tyler is as diverse an actor as morgan is, i just dont think it'll work and i dont feel he has much chemistry with caroline/candice...not like morgan has anyway, there are certainly some big sparks there! :)

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For all those supporting that Klaus has overstayed his welcome and that he had had a whole season to tell his stories,in addition that JM isn't a great actor etc.... Fuck you really! I don't even live in Usa and i watch practically almost all tvseries! The vampire diaries Season 3 was great in a way no other series was or would ever be and that was mainly due to klaus as all storylines began from him! How he could have benn killed last season? he first appeared in S2E20!!! you are suggesting that the sun and the moon curse didn't break klaus got killed then etc... what the fuck would you be watching now huh? We got to watch an incredible story about the vampires origins with great actors this season,unlike the other 2 vampire franchises!(sparkling-in-the-light-baby-having-edward and true-blood-nonsense-making-for-5-seasons)

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i'm thrilled about klaus-really glad he'is still in the picture. but like someone here said another season of ''let's kill klaus'' will be a waste of time..But this is impossible because klaus created their bloodline so... I want klaus to become permanent in the cast!!! Plz find an interesting way for him to stay. and be both bad and good so that klaroline happens! Bring a worse villain and put klaus team up with the salvatores! like in 21 episode! ''one big happy family!''as klaus said there! that would be awesome!

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yay!love him, the exchange look between Stefan (regret)and Klaus (why? I though we where friends) when Stefan stab him was priceless

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i really like the character klaus but only if they can get him back in his own body cause i don't think the actor that plays tyler can pull off being klaus i don't understand why your hating that he has been there to long he brings more to the show other then the 2 brothers pineing over elena and i can't wait til the summer is over becaue i can only image how furious klaus is going to be at rebecca for killing elena his blood supply it is going to be interesting because he can't trutly be up set in tylers body then it will give it away so see if we didn't have klaus the only other thing we would have to look forward to would be elena turning which i can't wait to see how that is going to play out now that she will know all the times damon compled her i think there is more stories out there for klaus especially the other side we get to see when he is with caroline CAN"T WAIT FOR SUMMER TO BE OVER

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So, joseph Morgan is great and all(cute, British, decent actor) but I'm really starting to feel like klaus the character has over stayed his welcome. He's had an entire season to tell his story and to be honest I'm not interested in hearing anymore about it. Another season of 'let's kill klaus' seems like such a waste of valuable screen time and I'm really itching to get back to the storylines and characters I'm actually invested in.
I really can't stress how much I dislike this klaus/Caroline/Tyler triangle. It makes absolutely no sense to me, but it seems pretty clear it's not going to go away.

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Well, the first Kc kiss will be in Tyler's body and that is downright disgusting. There is nothing young obsessive KC fans can say that will make it romantic. lol no dande worse, i saw some kc fans on tumblr fapping over it.