It’s true, “Originals” fans, one of the leads is departing the show after last night’s episode.
BuzzFeed reports that Claire Holt, who plays Rebekah Mikaelson on the hit series, is leaving the show as a series regular.
Rebekah appeared in more than 40 episodes of “The Vampire Diaries” before the supernatural hit was given its own spinoff, centering on the Original family, including Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Holt’s character.
An insider tells BuzzFeed that the actress “never intended to play Rebekah for as long as she did.”
Since the show has been renewed for a second season already, there is hope that Holt might return as a guest star in the future.
The vampire drama has already seen the exit of one major female character, Sophie (Daniella Pineda). Pineda has since signed on for another pilot, NBC’s “Traffic”-like drama “Odyssey.”
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