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September 24th, 2012
Going from the supernatural role of a witch to the newest vampire on The Vampire Diaries may seem like an easy transition for Phoebe Tonkin, but the Australian actress promises that fans are going to see her in a role quite different from Faye on The Secret Circle.
Talking to TheInsider.com, Tonkin says her new character Haley is “…a bit of a tomboy, pretty ballsy and provocative, but not in the way Faye was on Secret Circle. I mean, she went out to manipulate and see what should could gain from people. Hayley just doesn’t have a filter.”
Like many characters on The Vampire Diaries, Tonkin’s Haley also seems to be lacking guidance at home, saying “She didn’t really have parental figures in her life, and I like that kind of a person. I like that she’s tough and tries to keep up with the boys. That’s what I responded to when Julie [Plec, executive producer] first pitched the character to me.”
Tonkin told the online mag that the decision to join The Vampire Diaries cast was an easy one, saying “I’m so attracted to the supernatural world, the unknown world. I find that so fascinating I got into acting to tell stories and be a kid again and use the part of your imagination you can’t use as an adult. And I’m such a huge fan of Kevin Williamson, I would do anything for him. To be part of something he created, is so popular, is so well-written and has such a big fan base, there was no question to joining.”
It probably didn’t hurt that Tonkin’s real life bestie, Claire Holt, will be returning in Season 4 to revive her role as original vampire Rebekah. Says Phoebe, “I called Claire when she was on set and I had to do a disclaimer before I told her so she wouldn’t squeal [laughs]. But we haven’t done any scenes together yet. I think they’re worried about us getting too excited and giggly on set. We’re hoping to work together soon.”
Watch Phoebe Tonkin as Haley in Season 4 of The Vampire Diaries, premiere Friday, October 12 at 8 pm ET on MUCH.Tweet