Is The Originals '10 Times Sexier' Than Vampire Diaries? Plus: Co-Stars' 'Awkward' Hand-holding!

To hear Charles Michael Davis tell it, The Originals will be no less than “10 times sexier and cooler” than the CW drama that sired it, The Vampire Diaries.

That was just one of the titillating teases tendered by the spin-off’s cast as they spoke with Meg Masters in TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite.

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Daniel Gillies, meanwhile, said the New Orleans-set offshoot will feature “more strategic warfare” and Mafia-like grabs for power, now that Elijah’s brother Klaus (played by Joseph Morgan) has returned home. “Elijah wants his kingdom. He wants his brother on the throne,” Gillies added.

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Also in this video Q&A: Claire Holt notes that while Rebekah was “always” going to follow Klaus to New Orleans, there nonetheless will be “turmoil and friction ‘tween the half-sibs; Phoebe Tonkin, who plays Hayley, teases her first-ever Vampire-verse scene with H2O: Just Add Water co-star Holt; and there’s an instance of “awkward” hand-holding by two of our guests!

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