Is Phoebe Tonkin really done The Originals, and the role of Hayley Marshall, for good? Consider this to be one of those occasions where it may not be good to make any assumptions.
What we know for now is that the character technically died at the end of this past episode; yet, there are so many other examples of characters coming back from the dead within this franchise that you can’t quite rule out that Hayley is gone forever. As a matter of fact, Phoebe Tonkin basically said the same thing in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying that “you’ll have to watch and see” if she is really done for good.
Tonkin did also make it clear that she was ready to go, something that the majority of the cast has to be prepared for on some level given the sort of series that we are dealing with here:
“Every season we prepare to say goodbye for good as we never know if we will come back for another season or not till very last minute, but knowing this season would be [the end], it definitely made it easier to plan wrap gifts and say proper goodbyes to my buddies who I’ve spent 5 years with … My last scene sadly was at one in the morning, and the core cast weren’t there, nor were some of the main crew members as there were two units shooting that day, so I basically ran around the studio yelling anyone’s name so I could give as many tearful hugs and goodbyes before I left the studio for the last time.”
For some eagle-eyed fans, it was a little bit easy to telegraph the exit of Phoebe, mostly due to the fact that she has not been listed as a series regular for the entirety of the season. Even before the character was killed off, she was still missing from a handful of episodes.
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