'Legacies' season 1 EXCLUSIVE: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe dishes on her return to the vampireverse, the Saltzman twins and Jacques Parker
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, who played the character of Josette Parker in both 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'Legacies' hopes to see her return for season 2
After a Mikaelson witch visit, 'Legacies' fans may be expecting another cameo from a powerful Gemini witch soon - there's a possibility Josette Parker may be coming back to 'Legacies' for yet another appearance. Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, who played the character of Josette in both 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'Legacies' hopes to see her return for season 2. Will she be a "mombie" this time? We don't know yet. She teased in an exclusive interview with MEAWW, "I hope we see Jo again but at this time I, unfortunately, cannot say more."
Keefe says that she was thrilled to be working with 'The Vampire Diaries' universe again. "It was so lovely to work with the 'Legacies' cast, so many old friends, so many new friends. There was an air of excitement with the younger cast. I felt that everyone was genuinely happy to be there and to do their job and that made it all the more wonderful for me," she says, "The feeling of the show reminded me of 'The Vampire Diaries'. Getting to work with some of the same cast again, Matt Davis and Marguerite MacIntyre, all of these things felt like home to me."
Josette's return to 'Legacies' this season was an emotional one. It was the first time that Jo met her two young daughters Lizzie and Josie. If you remember, Jo's end in 'The Vampire Diaries' was a brutal one. She was murdered by her twin on her wedding day with Alaric Saltzman while she was pregnant with the twins. While Alaric managed to save the twins with the help of Bonnie Wright, another powerful witch from Mystic Falls. Bonnie magically removed the twins from Jo's womb and planted them in Caroline Forbes' womb. The twins survived the incident but Jo passed away.
When the family reunites, Jo finds that her daughters have grown to become two very different women. While Josie takes after her, Lizzie takes after Caroline. Now Caroline's character in the younger days is known to be, more often than not, cold and unaffectionate. Similarly, Lizzie is seen as self-centered on the show. However, the show has always implied that she's more than that. "I think Lizzie will definitely show the world her giant heart," she says talking about the character's arc in the future, "And as a mom, I think Jo is really grateful to Caroline and grateful that Caroline raised such a strong-willed daughter." As for Josie, will her sweet nature land her in trouble? "I don’t think it will land her in trouble, I think it will be her biggest asset," Keefe confirms. Is this a nod to who survives the highly anticipated Merge? We'll have to wait and see.
Keefe also addressed rumors about a new Parker sibling joining the show. "I don’t know anything about Jacques Parker but wouldn’t it be exciting to meet yet another Parker," she said.
Watch the next episode of 'Legacies' on Thursday, February 7 at 9/8c on The CW.