Legacies Season 1 is now in the past, but not forgotten (unlike Hope Mikaelson in the Malivore pit). The joint spinoff of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals brought back several characters from those shows, and introduced several new favorites. While we were getting to know the new characters, the stars were getting to know each other during filming in the Atlanta area.
Back in early December 2018, when Kaylee Bryant was promoting the return of Josie Saltzman's biological mother Jo in "Mombie Dearest," CinemaBlend asked her for some knee-jerk descriptions of her beloved co-stars -- just one or two words that quickly came to mind when asked about her castmates. Here's what she responded:
If I had known Penelope Park would return to Josie's life in such a beautiful and emotional way, I'd have asked Kaylee Bryant about Lulu Antariksa. Alas, I only asked about the six above. (However, I did ask Kaylee about her favorite ship for Josie, including #Posie.)
Danielle Rose Russell first appeared as Hope Mikaelson on The Originals, before Hope became the lead character of Legacies. Hope and Josie have definitely shown some chemistry in Legacies, especially in "There's a World Where Your Dreams Came True," aka the alternate reality episode that told us about Stefanie Salvatore.
Matt Davis, who plays Josie and Lizzie's father Alaric, is the only star in The Vampire Diaries Universe to have been on all three shows so far -- The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies. Lizzie and Josie Saltzman are characters from The Vampire Diaries, although the actresses are new for Legacies, showing the twins in their teenage years at the Salvatore School.
Even back in December, before they shot the season finale, Kaylee Bryant told me how much she'd love to have Chris Wood on Legacies as the twins' evil Uncle Kai:
The Vampire Diaries Universe ruler Julie Plec definitely feels the same way, and she gave Josie and Lizzie a storyline in the Legacies Season 1 finale that directly tied to Kai Parker. Plec admitted it was kinda presumptuous of her to put actor Chris Wood on the spot like that, but she's hoping he considers at least a cameo in Legacies Season 2. He's not the only one Julie Pec and fans would love to see again from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, as there are still several characters (even beyond Caroline) whose storylines would dovetail perfectly with where Legacies is after Season 1.
Speaking of the twins' other mother Caroline, who also co-runs the Salvatore School -- she was not seen in Legacies Season 1. Her absence was eventually explained by Alaric, who intially said she was recruiting for the school, then admitted she was really trying to find a way for the twins to avoid The Merge when they turn 22.
Back in late 2018, I asked Kaylee Bryant if we'd ever see Caroline on Legacies. Here's what she said:
The Vampire Diaries ended just two years ago, and it hasn't even been a year since The Originals went off the air. Interestingly enough, now that the first season of Legacies has joined them on Netflix, some new fans are actually starting with Legacies and then catching up on all of the past show references by binge-watching Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
Legacies Season 2 will start filming in July for a premiere this fall on The CW.
Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.
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