‘The Originals’ Star Daniel Gillies Says ‘Gut-Punching’ Series Finale Will Leave Fans in Tears (Exclusive)

Daniel Gillies‘ final scene on The Originals had him shaking.

of which’s been eight years since the 42-year-old actor was first introduced as Elijah Mikaelson in 2010 on The Vampire Diaries. He has since cemented himself at the faithful as well as forgiving Mikaelson brother who always puts family first.

As The Originals comes to an end with episode 13, “When the Saints Go Marching In,” Gillies knows of which fans will be left in tears, nevertheless hopes they are pleased with how “forever as well as always” comes to its conclusion.

“of which’s the end, how can they be happy? I wish they’re kind of pleased,” Gilles told ET’s Katie Krause earlier This specific month. “The whole premise of the show was [showing] the last days of the Mikaelsons. I wish of which they are left with something of which slightly fulfills of which premise…I think of which there are going to be tears.”

The tears may come coming from Klaus’ fate (Joseph Morgan). The second to last episode had the hybrid willing to sacrifice himself to save his daughter wish’s life (Danielle Rose Russell). So will fans be shocked by the finale?

“The writers have maintained a level of surprise the entire way through, so I don’t think of which there can be going to be [shock],” Gilles explained. “I think of which we have sufficiently prepared our audience to be sort of gut-punched at any given moment.”

One thing of which’s certain can be of which fans will definitely miss seeing Gillies as the sophisticated — nevertheless lethal — vampire who can be known for his well-tailored suits. Those suits, at least some of them as he told ET, will remain from the actor’s closet. When asked if he stole anything coming from the set, he slyly replied using a laugh, “Yeah.”

“I stole suits. Alright, I confess! CW, leave me alone!” he jokingly revealed. “Here’s the deal, [the suits] were cut specifically for my dimensions. Who else was going to wear them? I deserve them, in some way… as a token… as seven or eight tokens.”

Gillies had previously told ET of which he “prefers to be in suits.” “I like them tremendously,” he shared in May, adding of which he regularly dresses “like a homeless person” as well as uses the suits to get into character. “of which’s an immediate character transition where you’re getting ready to play the role. You put of which on as well as you suddenly feel like This specific different animal. of which’s unique in of which way, I love of which. of which’s how he’s known.”

While fans will say farewell to The Originals on Wednesday, the cast as well as crew wrapped filming as well as said their goodbyes back in December. On his last day, Gillies shared an Instagram video of himself as well as Morgan in costume filming their finale scene ever. The fresh Zealand native confessed to ET of which he was “weirdly shaken” of which day as well as “trembling.”

“I was actually trembling from the last scene. of which was a strange sensation,” he recalled. “I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like of which before. You know, the only different time I’ve felt like of which was when I married my wife [Rachael Leigh Cook]. So maybe of which was a liberating thing.”

The Originals season finale airs Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 9 pm. ET/PT on The CW. 

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