The Vampire Diaries fandom is abuzz with talk about Nina Dobrev's crossover to The Originals, but what does the writer responsible for it have to say about the actress' trip to New Orleans?
Following the press screening of [The Originals](series:833141), the shows executive producer Michael Narducci answered plenty of questions about the highly anticipated guest appearance.
Narducci explained how [The Vampire Diaries](series:200853) boss, Julie Plec, actively encourages crossover, but only if they enhance a storyline significantly enough. He told the audience:
Julie has always encouraged us in the writers' room to talk about characters crossing over from Vampire Diaries in an organic way, and you might think 'Organic? What does that mean?' But I think that clearly what she means is that we want to have these crossovers take place from a point of story. What makes the most sense for our story? We have a storyline in episode 5 that will involve a flashback to the time of the Vikings, and Nina Dobrev [is] playing Tatia. What I can say about it is there's no possible way to tell the story if we didn't get Nina Dobrev
Luckily Dobrev was eager to do her bit to help (which gossip rags are taking as confirmation that she wants out of TVD), and did everything she could to make the crossover a reality. Narducci explained;
So we basically got on our knees and begged her. She was, to her credit, wonderful. She had to work double-time, driving back and forth between sets, and she got to be in scenes with both of our leads, both Daniel and Joseph, and we tell a story that will make you understand her fate, what happened to her, her relationship with both brothers, and why what happened between her and the two brothers is so beautiful and also tragic
Tatia is being shoehorned into The Originals script after her story was first referenced in an episode entitled "Bringing Out The Dead." In that episode, Elijah said the following:
When our family first settled here, there was a girl named Tatia, she was an exquisite beauty. Every boy of age desired to be her suitor, even though she'd had a child by another man. And none loved her more than Niklaus.
You can remind yourself of the fateful moment in the video below:
Do you think this crossover will live up to the hype?
(Source: KSite TV)