Can The Originals‘ Charles Michael Davis Steal Vampire Diaries Fans’ Hearts?


At this point, our Vampire Diaries-loving hearts are torn into tiny little pieces. First we were divided between Stefan and Damon, which was really hard enough. Then, we met Elijah Mikaelson, the mildly threatening but ultimately reasonable member of the Original family. Then came the deliciously dangerous Klaus, who almost stole us away from all the others with his soft side. Now that Klaus has his own spin-off, The Originals, debuting tonight at 9 pm ET on the CW, we’re getting one more rival for our love: Klaus’ offspring/friend/adversary Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). And oh man, his smile is almost as seductive as Damon’s eyes.

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“Marcel, who Klaus sired and brought up beneath his wing, now rules a menagerie of savage vampires running wild, killing in public for any human to come upon — witches held in subjugation…” Elijah paints a pretty bleak picture of what’s going on in New Orleans in the pilot episode. But when we interviewed the cast at Comic-Con this summer, the rest of the Originals stars seemed pretty taken with Charles.

The model-turned-actor has stolen hearts on Switched at Birth, The Game and Grey’s Anatomy already. We were already smitten, but this little sizzle reel of his other work makes us want more. What do you think?

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