It’s only been a week since the mid-season finale of The Originals, a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries about vampire/werewolf hybrids, but we know that fans are already thirsting for a fresh dose of The CW's hit drama—especially after the show introduced guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers in one of the show's craziest twists. “It’s a very exciting role,” the 22-year-old Oxford grad told InStyle when she recently stopped by our offices. “I’ll be on for quite a few episodes.”
That’s big news for fans of the supernatural saga, whose collective freak-out echoed around the web when Richardson-Sellers made her debut. She plays the new Rebekah—or more specifically, main character Rebekah's new host body. “She’s a very sassy, cool character,” says the British actress. And while taking on the beloved role originally played by Claire Holt may seem daunting, Richardson-Sellers is totally game to take on the challenge. “I want to explore my boundaries as an actress,” she says.