The Originals Preview: Charles Michael Davis on Marcel's Season 2 Goals, Affection for Morgan Freeman

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Marcel is no longer calling the shots in New Orleans. But is that a good thing for a bad thing for him?

When The Originals Season 2 kicks off tonight, we'll see that Francesca is still the person in charge of the quarter, but since The Originals Season 2 Episode 1 is titled "Rebirth," we can expect some power shifts in weeks ahead.

However, back to Marcel, who will be teamed with our gay vampire Josh to rebuild his vampire crew, while also nursing a bruised heart. What can we expect from his relationships with Klaus? Or Davina? 

Charles Michael Davis, who brings Marcel to life on the show, sat down with me at The CW offices recently to give me a preview of what's to come Let's see what he had to say:

Next, I asked Davis about his love for Morgan Freeman. Click Play to hear him tell the story of shaking the hand of the Academy Award winner recently, and also to learn why he has such strong affection for the icon:

The Originals airs Mondays 8/7c on The CW. 

Jim Halterman is the West Coast Editor of TV Fanatic and the owner of Follow him on Twitter.

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The Originals Season 2 Episode 1 Quotes

Marcel: Gotta say, never thought I'd see the day vampires were kicked out of the quarter.
Cami: And I never thought I'd be sleeping with one so life is full of surprises.

Elijah: I suppose we shall have to call this your white period.
Klaus: I'm missing a crucial color in my palette, that of my enemies' blood.

The Originals Season 2 Episode 1 Music

  Song Artist
Olafur arnalds this place is a shelter This Place Is A Shelter Olafur Arnalds iTunes
Villagers occupy your mind Occupy Your Mind Villagers iTunes
Clifford brown easy living Easy Living Clifford Brown iTunes