Last month, EW.com quoted executive producer Kevin Williamson on the casting of Klaus, “It has to be someone that we truly believe was in a relationship with Katherine, because that’s where it started. He seduced her and whisked her away."
Executive producer Julie Plec chimed in on their choice of a relatively unknown actor for the role, “That’s what excites me: This idea that there might be somebody out there that no one’s really familiar with yet that can be a new fresh face that we can exploit…in all the good ways. The big important elements of this character are charisma and gravitas. You’ve got to be able to be afraid of this guy, whether you’re afraid of him because he looks scary or because he’s so charming that the fact that he can snap your neck with his pinky would take you by surprise.”
TVD's Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) spoke highly of Morgan at Cosmo's Fun Fearless Male 2011 Awards, "He's a magnificent guy and I know his acting abilities are way up there."
Catch an all-new episode of The Vampire Diaries entitled, "Know Thy Enemy," April 7th at 8 p.m. on the CW.