Tonight’s Legacies season 3 episode was the much-hyped musical, and near the end of it, there was a moment old-school fans will love.
Given that this entire episode was a tribute in part to both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, it made sense to get some sort of cameo in here. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a physical cameo … but we still got to hear Caroline’s voice. As Lizzie read the letter from her mother, it was clearly Candice King’s voice as her character playing out on the show. While we’ve seen Candice appear on The Originals and Caroline has been mentioned often on Legacies, we have never actually seen her turn up.
Given her obvious connections to Josie and Lizzie, there is going to always be an opportunity for Caroline down the road — not only that, but we have to imagine the door is always open. This was just a nice little gift to all of the fans out there — once King agreed to do it, we imagine that it was as simple as finding the right story reason for it to happen.
For more on how the small voice-cameo came about, here is what executive producer Julie Plec had to say to TVLine:
As you know, Candice is a good friend of mine and [Brett Matthews’], and there’s a soft spot in her heart for this show. She has said over the years that, she will show up one day, but she wanted a break after The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. She wanted to go out and live a non-Caroline Forbes life for a while. But she has always said, “If you never need something small or simple, just let me know.” So I just sent a text and she said, “Absolutely.” And then nine months went by before we actually needed her to do it because of the COVID shutdown.
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