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Daniella Pineda: Cast on The Originals!

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Daniella Pineda will soon be heading to New Orleans.

The actress, who has guest-starred on Homeland and Men of a Certain Age, has landed a series regular role on The Originals, the wildly hyped Vampire Diaries spinoff whose backdoor pilot airs April 25.

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According to Deadline sources, Pineda will portray Sophie, a witch who is intent on leading a revolution among her kind because her powers have been silences for far too long.

The series, which will almost certainly be picked up by The CW for the fall season, centers on Joseph Morgan's Klaus returning to his native New Orleans and reuniting with his evil protege, an uncast vampire named Marcel.

Phoebe Tonkin is also in as Hayley, while Daniel Gillies will return as Elijah.

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It may be a surprise about new originals and new people to cast in the show but it would be more better if the problems can be solved and the show can be fixed again even though there will be scars left behind. ;P

Blu

@drich 61 If I may can I give you a mini history lesson? I assure you I'm not being rude here. The unfortunate thing about teaching black history or most history in general in school is that they don't teach you everything. It could still make historical sense. Not every black person in America was a slave during that time. Also, ready for this one? There were in fact black people on American soil prior to slavery. They used to work side by side with other immigrants no problems before the slave trade became a thing. There used to be a whole city of wealthy black people before it was burned down. Also in Louisiana there used to be a small population of educated biracial and blacks that were separate from those in slavery. Mostly composed of descendants of those here prior to slavery. So no, it isn't historically impossible and now that Marcel is in fact cast as a black /mulatto maybe we'll see what the background story is. Just my 2¢. :)

Youngnan

http://www.tvfanatic.com/2013/... Booyah! NO is represented by at least 1 black man! ...Still think that I going to boycott this...

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:-D I guess one could sum up all these comments to They f*cked up a pretty good idea before they even started shooting .

Youngnan

I still confused about Haley, don't tell me Klaus going be drawing ponies about her and talking about her light and ish. While I originally didn't like "Cordy and ANgel as a couple it made sense as she always had a crush on him and her being in the area made sense because it was California and Cordy wanted to be an actress but the whole point of Cordy was to give an angel an attachment from BTVS gang. No one even likes Haley and if Klaus is so gongho with killing Tyler, he should be just as pissy about Haley unsiring them in the first place" @whateva - Between you and drich61, the two of you guys convincing me that this thing will be nonsense. TVD is already enough nonsense as it is, it will hurt my heart to add in another nonsense show. Right now I'm trying to limit the amount of crap I watch, to the extent that I stopped watching Revenge. It's real heartache to take 40 mins of your life and spend it watching crap.

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Also if Klaus and brothers are not speaking some sort of french the will be problems as the English and French did not get along. I still confused about Haley, don't tell me Klaus going be drawing ponies about her and talking about her light and ish. While I originally didn't like Cordy and ANgel as a couple it made sense as she always had a crush on him and her being in the area made sense because it was California and Cordy wanted to be an actress but the whole point of Cordy was to give an angel an attachment from BTVS gang. No one even likes Haley and if Klaus is so gongho with killing Tyler, he should be just as pissy about Haley unsiring them in the first place.

Youngnan

@drich61 When I hear "Marcel" and "New Orleans", my brain goes to black man by default, but that's just me. I honestly get your point about the whole name thing, it's just... UGH, Plec! In my head there was at the very least this badass black guy vampire, and I was giving credit to Plec for making an attempt at the "male black vampire" character, hoping severely that she didn't make it into "Blackula II"... But now that you shine some light on my ignorance, it's like "Duh, of course this leading character is going to be white." What impossible cloud had I been on? What's the word I'm looking for? Outrageous? Audacious? The nerve of this woman to have a show based on the supernaturality of New Orleans and have it not feature black people in a role that she's previously designated to black people. If it wasn't for Klaus, I'd boycott it. "But I guess my whole argument is it would be weird to have a large white cast in a predominantly African American area." Exactly this.

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@youngnan
I get and understand what you are saying, and I also agree. Where I do not agree is your assumption that because of a character name the actor has to be African American. The description we have been given leads me to a different assumption (neither of us actually know at this time). If Marcel were going to be a new vampire I would make the same assumption as you. Since he is an old vampire I cannot agree, it would not make historical sense. Of course making sense is a stretch with Julie Plec, because Haley should already be dead. There is no way Klaus would have let her live after unsiring his hybrids. Keeping Tyler alive so he doesn't lose Caroline forever is a big enough stretch.

Youngnan

"You also need to remember the description for Marcel. He was Klaus' protege at the time Klaus was part of founding New Orleans. So today's demographic has nothing to do with when Klaus and Marcel meet. At that time blacks were still slaves, a black man would not have been very helpful in helping Klaus and the originals in founding New Orleans. Marcel has to be a Cajun to fit this story, at the time they meet." @drich61 - You're actually making it worse, but you know that, right? Are you deliberately or accidentally being a troll?

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You also need to remember the description for Marcel. He was Klaus' protege at the time Klaus was part of founding New Orleans. So today's demographic has nothing to do with when Klaus and Marcel meet. At that time blacks were still slaves, a black man would not have been very helpful in helping Klaus and the originals in founding New Orleans. Marcel has to be a Cajun to fit this story, at thew time they meet.