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Joseph Morgan Gets Inspiration from Tom Cruise

Joseph Morgan Gets Inspiration from Tom Cruise

Joseph Morgan poses for a feature in August Man‘s February 2012 issue.

Here’s what the 30-year-old Vampire Diaries actor had to share with the mag:

On getting inspiration for his character, Klaus: “I looked a lot at Tom Cruise‘s Lestat [in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles] when I was preparing for Klaus. I also wanted a little element of Anthony Hopkins‘ Hannibal Lecter, that quiet calm he has. There is something so predatory about the way he uses stillness, like a coiled spring.”

On what he’d like to achieve career-wise: “There is so much more I want to achieve. Certainly in terms of acting roles but also in writing and directing. I want to become more involved in the whole process of film-making. This is certainly something I’ve been working towards for the last few years.”

FYI: This shoot was styled by Joshua Seth Liebman.

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20 Responses to “Joseph Morgan Gets Inspiration from Tom Cruise”

  1. 1
    Mary Says:

    He’s dreamy!

  2. 2
    Melani Says:

    urgh

  3. 3
    Sandy Says:

    He looks so tired in all those pics! Poor guy! Get some sleep!

  4. 4
    Francis Says:

    Don’t like his hair :( looks creepy

  5. 5
    Jasmine Says:

    Ah I’m excited to see him getting some press. I’ve watched his interviews and he seems like such a down-to-earth guy and of course, gorgeous!

  6. 6
    Jennifer Says:

    Dunno why he is still on the show! So tired of the originals Storyline…hope they will find a way to get rid of him (klaus) before the season ends!

  7. 7
    ramo Says:

    he is gorgeus and a inteligent person!

  8. 8
    Yawn Says:

    And another yawn…….

  9. 9
    sarah Says:

    What trolling a$$holes go around downing positive comments? What the hell do you know about him to make you dislike him? His character on TVD? Grow up kids.

  10. 10
    Fassdong Says:

    He’s so hot!
    And he’s such an amazing actor!
    I hope he stays on TVD for a looooong time!

  11. 11
    Ellen Says:

    I love JoMo, he’s such a beautiful human being. After Damon, Klaus is my favorite character on TVD.

  12. 12
    Jenna Says:

    Not my kinda guy but he sure rocks as Klaus on VD!!

  13. 13
    Rebbeka Says:

    Honestly I don’t like Klaus at all….that’s my opinion! No offence to anyone!

  14. 14
    Chocolat Says:

    I used to think Damon was the hottest guy on the show but not anymore. Joseph is sex on legs. Those lips….

  15. 15
    irinia Says:

    wow,klaus~~~

  16. 16
    molly Says:

    HE IS HOT!

  17. 17
    Audrey Says:

    there is something fierce about him. he is not simply hot, he is charismatic. love him

  18. 18
    lil Says:

    I agree he’s the hottest guy on the show but I preferred him insensitive, as a heartless vilaine… the storyline with caroline is so cliché & ridiculous to me…. I wish he dies .. sorry

  19. 19
    hmm Says:

    Ugh I LOVE him I swear they better not kill Klaus or Elijah.

    And as much as I tried not to…i’m falling for him and Caroline,

  20. 20
    Marguerite Says:

    I love JoMo, he’s such a beautiful human being. After Damon, Klaus is my favorite character on TVD.

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