Freya Mikaelson is about to get all she’s ever wanted — but will it come at a price? (This is The Originals, so I’m assuming that’s a big fat yes.)
“Freya’s still trying to form a relationship with her brothers; she just wants to know her family and to be accepted,” actress Riley Voelkel tells TVLine. “She’s been struggling for them to really see her as one of them, and you’ll start to see that change this week. She really becomes a Mikaelson — one of their siblings, not just the long-lost sister they don’t know if they can trust.”
Her opportunity for acceptance comes during Friday’s episode (The CW, 9/8c) when that no-good Aurora “uses Freya in a way she’s probably never been used before” as a means to lure Klaus and Elijah into a trap.
“Freya’s put in a real life-or-death situation,” Voelkel teases. “Aurora does not care about Freya. The whole episode is pretty scary.”
On a less upsetting note, Voelkel says we can expect to see Freya’s bond with Hayley strengthen as they “work together a lot this season to save the family.” And what’s this about a potential romance?
“[A love interest is] something that’s been talked about for a while, though I don’t know who that would be,” she says. “It would be exciting to think it’s someone we haven’t met yet. I could definitely see her being in love and having a relationship to fight for. It could also be really funny having her bring someone into that family.”
As far we know, though, the only new guy Freya will be meeting anytime soon is Stefan, on loan from The Vampire Diaries for the shows’ Feb. 26 crossover event.
“It was really fun, one of my favorite episodes to shoot, and Paul was great to work with,” Voelkel says. “We had quite a few scenes together. On- and off-camera, he was great, but the actual episode is one of the most intense we’ve ever done. Stefan needs Freya’s help with something that… well, you’ll see.”
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