Claire did an interview with Glamoholic magazine. You can read part of the interview below and the whole interview here.

On acting:
“I would love to continue to challenge myself by trying different things. Action, Drama, Comedy, I would be grateful to do any and all of it if someone is kind enough to hire me! I have such a wonder time on ‘The Originals’ though, because I get to play Rebekah in so many different periods. I’m a little spoiled.”

On ‘The Originals’:
“I think that the great thing about this show and the writing is that although it is a supernatural setting, the emotions and problems that the characters experiences are real and human. Because of that, it is easier to draw on my own experiences. [Rebekah] ultimately wants to be a normal girl who is loved and has a family.”

On her auditions woes
“When I first came to America, I did so many auditions. You have to develop a thick skin and move on to the next thing that second you walk out of the room. Otherwise you get too attached to the outcome and become so disappointed if you don’t get the role. I learned to just try my best and let it go after that.”



On March 11, BuzzFeed reported that Claire Holt had chosen to leave The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals, after her 16-episode contract was up. At the time, Holt and creator Julie Plec chose not to comment, but now, both the actress and executive producer are breaking their silence, speaking exclusively to BuzzFeed, in order to squash inaccurate reports.

“It’s ludicrous,” Holt stated of reports that the writers had run out of ideas for her character and forced her out of the show. “I want to be very clear that they didn’t run out of material, I wasn’t pushed out, I wasn’t fed up with Rebekah, I didn’t quit mid-season, there was no drama, there was no rift between cast members; it really came down to the fact that I completed my initial commitment and made a life choice, not a career choice.”

Holt’s decision to leave, which she said solely stemmed from a desire to be back in Los Angeles with her loved ones, did not come easily. “This show has been so amazing for my career, and I’ve had such unbelievable material, it was just never my intention to be away from home this long,” she said of the atypical route that brought her to The Originals, which began as a three-episode guest role on Season 3 of The Vampire Diaries, but quickly evolved into so much more.

“It was a tough choice that I didn’t fully make it right up until the end, because I was enjoying myself so much. But three seasons later, I realized I hadn’t been home to Australia in years, I hadn’t seen my family, and I hadn’t spent time with the people I loved,” she explained. “But I want to make it so clear that this show has such a special place in my heart. I am so glad I was able to do The Originals, and I want to be a part of that family for a long time. I am simply looking at this as a temporary absence.”

Echoing Holt’s sentiments, The Originals executive producer Julie Plec told BuzzFeed that Episode 16, the aptly named “Farewell to Storyville,” was definitely not the last fans have seen of Rebekah. Plec pointed to the recent return of long-deceased Mikael (Sebastian Roche), the Mikaelson patriarch, in flashbacks as a way Rebekah could appear on the show without invalidating her truce with Klaus (Joseph Morgan).

And she’s not the only Mikaelson who might be popping up on The Originals: “The opportunity exists for all the family members to return because they have a thousand years of history,” Plec added. “Especially Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic), who said very clearly on Season 4 of The Vampire Diaries that he had history with the witches of New Orleans. There’s many stories to be told there for sure.”

While Rebekah’s departure is still being mourned by fans, Plec added that her exit ignites a series of events that leads directly to the explosive Season 1 finale.

“In ending Rebekah’s journey, we opened up a lot of room in the final chapter of the season, which is really exploring all these different factions we’ve introduced along the way: the witches, the werewolves, the humans, Klaus playing all sides, and now Elijah stepping into that leadership role to keep some semblance of peace,” Plec said. “You’ve got a lot of people who all want the same thing — control of the quarter — trying to play a dicey game of backstabbing and manipulation that won’t end well.”

Source: buzzfeed.com



The actress will no longer be a series regular as of Tuesday’s episode, “Farewell to Storyville”

Claire Holt is leaving The CW’s “Vampire Diaries” spinoff, “The Originals.”

It’s true, you can’t kill an Original vampire but you can write them out of a show. Tuesday’s episode marked Holt’s final episode as a series regular, individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Holt plays Rebekah, one of the titular first vampires, whom East Coast fans just watched leave New Orleans after a dangerous confrontation with brother Klaus (Joseph Morgan) on Tuesday’s episode, appropriately titled “Farewell to Storyville.”

Show producers had decided that Rebekah’s storyline was advancing in such a way that the character was no longer needed in a series regular capacity. An insider told TheWrap that show producers intend to bring her back as a guest star later this season or on Season 2, but no agreements have been finalized at this time.

Holt first played Rebekah on Season 3 of “The Vampire Diaries” in 2011. Last fall, she transitioned to its spinoff, “The Originals.”

WBTV and producers on “The Originals” declined to comment on Holt’s departure.

CAA, Affirmative Entertainment and firm Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder represent Holt.

Source: thewrap.com



Great news Claire Holt fans and The Originals fans! The Originals have been renewed for second season.

The CW has officially renewed five of their series for next season, including two freshman dramas, E! News has confirmed.

The network has ordered a sixth season of The Vampire Diaries, a 10th season of Supernatural and a third season of Arrow, all established hits, while Reign and The Originals were picked up for second seasons.

“This season we’ve had great success with our new hit series The Originals paired with Supernatural, giving us our best Tuesday nights in years,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said in a statement. “The Vampire Diaries is No. 2 in its time period in the young adult demos, and with Arrow continuing to gain among young men, and Reign growing its time period, we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’m very pleased to announce early pickups for all five series, and let our fans know they’ll have more great drama to look forward to next season.”

On Tuesday nights, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries’ successful spinoff, and Supernatural have given the network one of its most highly rated pairings in years, doubling its year-to-year rating in the aduls 18-49 demo (1.5 vs. 0.6).

Source: eonline.com



Claire did an interview with Watch Magazine recently. Below you can read part of interview and to read more click here.

How did growing up in Australia fuel you physically?
I was very active from a young age and played all different types of team sports. I think that the Australian people are quite athletic in general, and I was surrounded by family and friends who always stressed the importance of health and wellness.

What activity do you find works best for you?
I like to have a lot of variety in my exercise routine. I try to run, spin, hike and
strength train regularly. I get bored quite easily.

You have a black belt in taekwondo. What attracted you to martial arts?
I originally started attending martial arts classes to keep my little brother company.
My parents thought it was important for him to learn self-defense and I offered to go along. I ended up falling in love with it and became very competitive.

Have you done any physical activity lately that’s taken you out of
your comfort zone?

I participated in my first triathlon recently. I was very inexperienced on the road bike and was pretty terrified. I’d also never practiced the three different legs one after the other, so wasn’t sure if my body would hold up. I was so proud of myself after finishing.

What’s your non-negotiable indulgence?
Chocolate. I have it day in and day out without fail. My father is a cardiologist and Ironman, so he is very health-conscious, but he has eaten chocolate every night since I can remember. I think I learned the habit from him.

Do you have a healthy role model?
My parents have always been so active and look amazing for their age. Seeing them thrive the older they get makes me realize that health and wellness is truly an investment in your body. I want to be physically fit well into old age.