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Claire Holt Shockingly Exits 'The Originals' as Series Regular!

Claire Holt Shockingly Exits 'The Originals' as Series Regular!

Tonight’s episode of The CW’s The Originals was Claire Holt‘s last as a series regular, JustJared.com can confirm.

According to our sources, the 25-year-old Aussie actress will not be returning to the show in the near future, but the door remains open for her to reprise her role in guest appearances if everything lines up. Though, nothing is in the works as of right now.

In tonight’s (March 11) episode, titled “Farewell to Storyville,” her character
Rebekah drives off into the unknown after she was “forgiven” by her brother
Klaus (Joseph Morgan). She also said goodbye to her love Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and told Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) to take care of her niece.

Rebekah was first introduced in the third season of The Vampire Diaries before
heading to the French Quarter with her brothers for the spin-off series.

In case you missed it, check out Claire‘s JJ Spotlight interview, where she chatted about the show.

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34 Responses to “Claire Holt Shockingly Exits 'The Originals' as Series Regular!”

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  1. 1
    Steph Says:

    Well that was a spoiler alert.

    I’m shocked – totally unexpected!
    I’ll miss her on the show – wondering if it will be the same without her.
    The show was getting so good. :(

  2. 2
    rrodriguez0309 Says:

    One of the best characters in the show. :( NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. the originals is not going to be the same any more BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  3. 3
    Living in a box Says:

    Simple answer, she want to be in film.

  4. 4
    kate Says:

    WHAT???? WHYYY

  5. 5
    Teddy Says:

    How does this even work? She was the female lead of the show and it was just renewed for a second season.

  6. 6
    Isabel Says:

    Awww man really?! She’s my favorite character from the whole TVD/Originals thing! I’m really going to miss her :(

  7. 7
    Kailea Says:

    Seriously???!!! It only made since to have 2 brothers and one sisters. I loved Rebekah on the Vampire Diaries and the Originals…honestly I don’t think it will be the same, I would have loved to see the siblings reunite and take on the city together…damn…..

  8. 8
    chris Says:

    wow she is one of my favorites she is an original wtf what a horrible decision

  9. 9
    rrodriguez0309 Says:

    No…. I think the girl that plays the preasts niece will become a vampire. but i have a strong feeling caroline will be joining the originals in it’s second season!! …..

  10. 10
    abby Says:

    This blows major ****! Ull be miss claire :(

  11. 11
    wendy Says:

    And the gorgeous Elijah is leaving as well :( so i just wonder if this is the end to this great show? I hope not damn…

  12. 12
    Tracy Says:

    Total shocker! It seems these TVD faves are using their notoriety and now bouncing!!!! What will become of this show if all the fan faves exit?

  13. 13
    Tracy Says:

    I am having déjà vu…remember when mischa Barton just walked out of the OC? Yeah, it ended soon after! Wtf!

  14. 14
    Anon Says:

    Watch the ratings go down now and Plec try and do something desperate to get the ratings back. One part of me is glad that she got out of there, it was obviously a personal decision for her and with the downward spiral that show and TVD is taking I am glad she is out of it. In the other hand when it comes to the actual show itself, how can it be able The Originals and their family when there are only now two of the five siblings left in there? OOHHHH I know… It’s so that Plec can shove talent-less Hayley into the spotlight and turn the show into The Hayley & demon spawn show.

    The characters that moves over to this show have been killed be the while of it and I honestly just wish that Season two wasn’t going to happen and that they will can it all and stop destroying those characters.

    Good Luck Claire and I will keep following you and seeing what comes up next in your career, you have certainly grown as a person and an actress since the days of H20

  15. 15
    Tara Says:

    Who is your “source”? And for the love of God, do not say Buzzfeed.

  16. 16
    rrodriguez0309 Says:

    for those of you who saw the episode, if you watched the ending. and you want to know the song name is ‘walkabout’ and it’s by AUGUSTINES!

  17. 17
    lyla Says:

    Claire always does that. I think it’s her fault. I remember when she started in H2O – Just Add Water and the show was a HUGE hit especially in my country and then she dropped out in season 3 to “focus on her film career”. What did she do? She made The Messenger 2, Yeah…never understood that. Sure, she later started in Blue Like Jazz and eventually got a role in Vampire Diaries, but let’s look at her H2O co-star Phoebe Tonkin. She didn’t leave H2O, made GOOD movies (Tomorrow, when the war began), got a role in 2 TV shows and is more successful than Claire. I think Claire just wants something more like starring in a Martin Scorsese movie, she has big expectations from her, but I think she is some sort of ungrateful.

  18. 18
    Lavi Says:

    I think she is dropping out bc she is pregnant : )

  19. 19
    Janire Says:

    Noooo, what happened? :/

  20. 20
    lauren Says:

    well this sucks, she was the best character on VD and the best on the originals, wonder how the writers are going to try and make the show go on without her.

  21. 21
    miss_r Says:

    I’m so sad she left. The relationship between Rebekah, Klaus and Elijah was the only thing which made me watch the show.

    I really don’t believe it was Claire’s choice, it was Julie Plec who called the shots. Sorry to say but without Rebekah The Originals are not worth watching anymore.

  22. 22
    just me Says:

    How you know so much jared? Its all about your sources, Hate to see her go. She was the reason I watched the show, Anyway Cancel the no kids policy its your site not Kristen bell”s

  23. 23
    Vendetta Chronicles Says:

    Frak! Claire Holt was the only ORIGINAL I could actually stand. Why did she sign a contract if she never wanted to commit to a character this long?

    The Originals is unwatchable mainly because of Marcel. I guess the show is now all about Klaus since Daniel Gilles will be in most episodes of Saving Hope next year.

  24. 24
    miapocca Says:

    she has been looking bigger lately

    I think she is pregnant

    After which she probably wants to transition into movie

    She is good in the show.. a mix of vulnerable and vampire bitchiness

    CW has had sucess with Jared and Jensen sticking to the supernatural, but I think thats because C makes you and ties you to them for eternity, so you run when you can.

    Those who want stabilkity stay with the program

  25. 25
    HunnyClare Says:

    I love you bb! :( GOOD LUCK

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