For some interviews you have a carefully laid-out set of questions that flow seamlessly from one to another, creating a tapestry of journalism that would bring a tear to Edward R. Murrow's eye. Other times you make up fake expressions, talk about Spanx and invent a show about an elite team of hooker skydivers. But those conversational detours are just one of the reasons why interviewing Claire Holt is a delight every reporter should experience.
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And meander we did when Claire stopped by ETonline's studios to talk about her TVD spin-off, The Originals, which is coming off its best episode yet (an hour that happened to center on her character, Rebekah -- coincidence?).
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After taking care of business (teasing tonight's masquerade installment), Claire and I discussed the technical aspects of acting with a mermaid's tail, the joy of cracking an iceberg and she stumps for Twitter followers. Hard!
The Originals airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.