Vampire Diaries Exclusive First Look: Meet Present Day Klaus!

You’ve seen The Vampire Diaries’ olden-day Klaus, thanks to Zap2It. And now, thanks to — hey, me! — you can feast your eyes on Joseph Morgan’s Big Bad after he gets his modern-day makeover.

Katherine’s worst nightmare, as personified by Morgan, is expected to first appear in Mystic Falls on April 21 (after making his presence very much known in other ways starting tonight). Once Klaus settles into his own skin, all bets are off.

So, on a scale of excited to hyperventilating, how much are you looking forward to Morgan’s debut as Klaus? Sound off below.



Comments (56)

  • Hyperventilating!

    Comment by Will – April 14, 2011 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • he doesn’t look scary but i think that was the intention. gah i can’t wait!!

    Comment by Shahnaz Yasmin – April 14, 2011 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, this is…better. Still a little on the fugly side. Maybe he’ll be better in action?

    Comment by Michelle – April 14, 2011 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The actor isn’t very photogenic to be honest. I’ve seen him in Ben-Hur and he’s very handsome. But he has a more unconditional bone structure, so he’s not the best looking in photos. Oh, plus he has an amazing voice/accent so that probably adds to the appeal.

      Comment by JJ – April 14, 2011 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Can’t wait. Joseph Morgan is gonna be awesome as klaus.

      Comment by elizabeth – April 14, 2011 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • disappointed.
    is that the looks of someone that can “out-Damon” Damon?

    Comment by celine – April 14, 2011 10:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Looks can be deceiving.

      Comment by Yeah – April 14, 2011 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i agree, his looks really can’t “out-Damon” Damon, im sure the storyline will be great and all but im not too keen on Joseph’s looks as klaus

      Comment by M – April 14, 2011 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Believe me this guy can “out Damon” Damon

      Comment by callie – April 14, 2011 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I see the ‘Angel’ look is still de rigueur for vampires.

    Comment by xav – April 14, 2011 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He is going to amazing as Klaus. I can’t wait for that episode.

    Comment by Rachel – April 14, 2011 10:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • totally bad-ass!! cant wait to see him take over mystic falls :)

    Comment by jen – April 14, 2011 10:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i dont know anythin

      Comment by mk baby – April 26, 2011 05:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • wat d hell am akshatha… who named me as mk baby….????

        Comment by akshatha – April 26, 2011 05:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kind of disappointed. He might be better on-screen than in this cap. I see he has done the angelus leather pants of doooom

    Comment by Pocket – April 14, 2011 10:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am definitely hyperventilating!!! Why is he holding a stake? Is he getting ready to kill someone? Oh god, I’m way too excited!!!

    Comment by Brit – April 14, 2011 10:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the recycling of the Angelus look, can we call it an homage to BTVS? What makes it awesome as well is that he can pull it off! I seriously love characters who are evil wearing the leather pants and seductive maroonie red shirt! Mmmm! I hope he is just as deliciously evil on screen!

    Comment by Kate – April 14, 2011 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s not really a homage so much as TVD is copying a lot of stuff off BTVS. Kinda like BTVS’ younger sibling, in a way ^.^

      Comment by issss – April 14, 2011 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • like Dawn…except less annoying

        Comment by Bridget – April 14, 2011 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As far as the storyline goes, I can hardly stand waiting because I am so excited. And I am perfectly willing to withhold any judgments about the actor or character before I see him in action, and I have faith in the execs of this show who have yet to let me down. But, from pictures alone, I think they could have done a little better in the casting of Klaus. From what I know and expect of him, he should be someone who in a purely aesthetic manor should be almost as attractive and intimidating as Damon, and from what I have seen this actor is neither. As it stands, I am more excited to see Matt Davis channel Klaus than this person.

    That being said, I still expect this to be an amazing story and cannot wait for everything to unravel.

    Comment by Todd Manning – April 14, 2011 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, he certainly looks better here then he did in the past photos, but then Elijah looks better modern day then he did past. Still not that scary though (his expression is kind of intimidating). I was imagining a blonde Damon, someone who’s sexy and cocky. Well, i’ll have to see about the cocky part in the show. CAN’T WAIT!
    And no one is allowed to ‘out Damon’ Damon! Damon is too cool to be outed.

    Comment by Holly.C – April 14, 2011 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely short of breath…

    Comment by Laurel – April 14, 2011 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG! Why did they make him so ugly?!!!!!! Joseph Morgan is handsome–They butched his hair and made him look like a freak and a serial killer. Dude, he was better with the hair he had on the IMDB page. Seroiusly, I am disapointed. I expected him to dress and look like someone out of Ralph lauren-jacket blazers with jean concept- something a tad European. What’s this lets make Klaus look like a hick crap!???!!!! DISAPOINTED is what I am

    Comment by Shawn – April 14, 2011 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i for one cannot wait. he looks great! this should be awesome… just as long as my girl Caroline does not die, (again and for good this time) i will be super psyched to see this story play out.

    Comment by LaLa A. – April 14, 2011 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh this is going to be EPIC! Freaking love this show, can’t wait for the Salvatore Brothers vs Klaus showdown! Game on! :)

    Comment by Corinne – April 14, 2011 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG!!! I cannot wait to see this man in action! I wonder who he’s getting ready to kill?

    Comment by BAND – April 14, 2011 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait to see Klaus kick the crap out of the Salvatores! I love Stefan and Damon, but they sometimes make me wonder if they even have brains in their heads.

    Comment by Nola – April 14, 2011 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOL exactly my thought.
    Shawn, looks are a BIG part of this show. If they have changed Joseph Morgan to make him look like someone who couldn’t do much damage, it’s probably very much planned. Just wait and see, maybe he’ll surprise you :)

    Comment by Tish – April 14, 2011 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally agree! Looks can be deceiving. Just because Klaus looks all sweet and harmless, doesn’t mean that he actually is. There is a reason why scary ass vamps like Elijah and Katherine fear this man. So, I really couldn’t give a damn what he looks like, just creep me out.(I personally think Klaus looks BEAUTIFUL!).

      Comment by Candy – April 14, 2011 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He looks like Matt? I’ll hold off judgement til I see him in action.

    Comment by wilmat – April 14, 2011 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He kind of looks like Justin Timberlake doesn’t he? I guess looks can be deceiving but I feel like it’s kind of blah LOL

    Comment by Tiffany – April 14, 2011 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Damon has already been out Damoned by Elijah and I loved it. Was hoping he would take Damon down so he would be more careful. Damon now knows there are things badder than he is and will be ready for it. He wants to be more like Elijah and has grudging admiration for him. I love Elijah and want that dagger taken out so he can help kill Klaus. The next 4 eps are going to be great, TVD my favorite show on TV. They pack more in one ep than most shows do all season. WTG writers.

    Comment by rehabber – April 14, 2011 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reminds me of Mark Pellegrino’s Lucifer on Supernatural. Someone everyone is scared of, but physically doesn’t look that scary.

    Comment by Sourabh – April 14, 2011 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I forgot how scary Lucifer was!!! Good comparison! And they do kind of look alike. Blonde hair and blue eyes.

      Comment by Candy – April 14, 2011 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hyperventilating. He looks like he can completely out-damon Damon. Complete silent threat but at the same time very obvious that he is a complete badass! Throw in the british accent and he will be amazing.

    Comment by Anastasia – April 14, 2011 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I had my doubts about morgan when i saw pictures of him. But i must say i ( after seeing this photo ) he is the perfect guy for the role, he is expressing this kinda attitude like: you can’t beat me, that look in his eyes. i like it! Elijah has the same look.

    Comment by klaus – April 14, 2011 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • he looks like albino guy in da vinci code

    Comment by sam – April 14, 2011 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What the hell is wrong with people? This dude isn’t ugly 0_0 I mean, yeah Ian Somerhalder is hot and all, but have you seen *his* hair lately? It fricken horrible. Hair/Clothes is not what makes an attractive man.

    Besides, Klaus’s main goal shouldn’t be to make every little girl swoon. It should be to make everyone in Mystic Falls wet themselves in fear. He’s needs to be a BAMF, not a runway model.

    Comment by Issy18 – April 14, 2011 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • true but he doesn’t look like the persona he has been described as and i think thats what most people are have a problem with. true no one said he has to look like a model but the guy isn’t more than a meh. Elijah was way better

      Comment by carter deleo – April 14, 2011 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Most people thought Elijah was horrible looking in his stills though. People were making fun of his hair like crazy. A picture is a whole lot different then seeing someone in action, so people should just wait and watch.

        Comment by Issy18 – April 14, 2011 02:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Could not agree more. I also thought Elijah looked harmless until we saw him in action and he proved to be a controlled, smooth, total bad@ss.

          Comment by Lisa London – April 14, 2011 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i don’t perticularly find him too impressive actually. he looks like the typical bad guy from any drama flick an extra in the movie the departed. i don’t think he is anywhere near as good looking as the salvatore brothers or evil looking as Damon was in season 1. or even any where near as intimanating as Elijah was now he looked scary some who you didn’t want to mess with

    Comment by carter deleo – April 14, 2011 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • my sentaments exactly. but i think he looks more like a bouncer from some club. Brady and the warlocks looked way more bad ass diffenetly not as good looking as any guy from the show and thats including guest stars even all the guys from the wolfpack were all good looking as were the warlocks this guy i give him a 5 on the hot scale. they had made his character to be this hot badass and we get that he looked more scary in the back in the day stills well lets hope he doesn’t suck

      Comment by chayo84 – April 14, 2011 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Elijah’s butt hair was indeed intimidating.

      Comment by Kit – April 14, 2011 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omg he doesnt look like the oldest vampire in history of vampire at all if it was up to me Elija Should have been Klaus!

    Comment by Thechiliepepper@yahoo.com – April 14, 2011 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks are def deceiving. Make no mistake he is deadly, scared to know who that stake is for…

    Comment by Becca – April 14, 2011 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yeah we now he is ruthless and deadly yada yada but the look over all is kind of a let down is what most people are saying, any vamp from underworld or even buffy the vampire looked way more scary compared to this klaus. infact i think the guy who played Elijah would have made a way way way better klaus

      Comment by candy – April 14, 2011 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You haven’t even seen him act. Sweet Lord, calm yourself and judge after you see him on screen.

        Comment by Kit – April 14, 2011 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He looks like kind of a dork with that haircut, he could look sexier and scarier but I think that’s the intention, to get surprised by his evilness…

    Comment by anonimus – April 14, 2011 09:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What’s with the hair?

    Comment by Caroline – April 15, 2011 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OUT STANDING, I MEAN ; I JUST ALWAYS LOVED THE BAD GUYS .
    Yes ,he is going to amazing as Klaus.
    I love him, but his clothes are terrible . I mean,really? He looks like a guy who has no idea what he wears.

    Comment by Romina# – April 15, 2011 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so in love with damon I don’t care who plays claus as long as damon sends him to the grave. Please don’t kill any of the main characters the show would not be the same bring in new people and kill them!

    Comment by laura – April 15, 2011 04:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVE HIM AS KLAUS, he is pretty cute and though not better than Damon, definitely much more sexy than Stefan, but really is Stefan better looking than any vampire, I think even Elijah outdid Stefan

    Comment by anniwa – April 18, 2011 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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