The Originals' Young Hope Is Now Young Jean In Dark Phoenix, And Joseph Morgan Is A Proud Papa

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Actress Summer Fontana (Hope Mikaelson) is flying high after The Originals, and Joseph Morgan (Klaus Mikaelson) is clearly proud of his on-screen daughter.

Summer Fontana played young Hope in The Originals Season 4, which aired in 2017. The now 10-year-old star has gone from The Vampire Diaries spinoff to the new X-Men movie Dark Phoenix. This time, she plays young Jean Grey, with older Jean played by Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner.

It's an amazing accomplishment to already play such powerful and amazing women. A Hope and Klaus Mikaelson fan site tweeted congratulations to Summer Fontana, and her Originals father Joseph Morgan shared his own praise. The former Hope star replied to papa Klaus with her own thanks:

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Hayley and Klaus would be so proud of their Hope. She's a mature teen now on Legacies, and Season 1 of that show gave us an update on Klaus in the afterlife. He will never find true peace until Hope does. (Peace doesn't seem to be on the way anytime soon for Hope, not after the Legacies Season 1 finale.)

Dark Phoenix hits theaters today, marking the next exciting stage in young Summer Fontana's career.

Dark Phoenix Summer Fontana as young Jean Grey

We met Hope Mikaelson as a baby, then as a toddler, and then Summer Fontana took the role as young Hope in Season 4. Danielle Rose Russell started playing teen Hope starting in The Originals Season 5, and now she's the main character of Legacies.

The Originals only ended last year, actually not quite one year ago. Fans are still heartbroken over the endings for Klaus and Elijah, with Klaroline fans frustrated that Klaus and Caroline didn't end up together. Instead, the Klaroline dress got a shoutout on Legacies, as worn by Hope, and we've had name-drops for both Klaus and Caroline, but no sighting of actors Joseph Morgan or Candice King. Maybe someday Joseph Morgan can show up as a vision for Hope, if Legacies ever decides to go in that direction.

Many stars of The Vampire Diaries have joined or at least cameo-ed on Legacies, and at least one has done the same from The Originals. Since it has been less than a year since The Originals finale, not everyone has moved on to another TV or film project yet. Riley Voelkel (Freya Mikaelson) joined Roswell, New Mexico, which also co-stars The Vampire Diaries' Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood). For his part, Joseph Morgan has been promoting his short film Carousel, and he also recently promoted a retrospective of his late father's artwork in London.

Dark Phoenix is now playing in theaters. Hope Mikaelson will be back on the small screen in Legacies Season 2 this October on The CW. Here's everything we know so far about the 2019-2020 season.

Gina Carbone

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.