'Legacies' season 1 finale: Chris Lee discusses Kaleb's character arc, Landon Kirby's death and MG's Ripper powers
One of the most controversial characters on the show, Kaleb has gone from hated to adored in a matter of a couple of episodes.
If you've been watching 'Legacies' then you know that there's no other character that has seen as much growth as Kaleb has. Chris Lee, who plays the young adult vampire on the show, has undoubtedly become one of the most favorite characters in the universe and for good reason. One of the most controversial characters on the show, Kaleb has had a character arc that has gone from being absolutely disliked to being adored, finding his redemption in helping out a fellow vampire and his "family", MG.
In the last couple of episodes, Kaleb's bromance with MG has been at an all-time high, after MG killed Landon during an uncontrollable bloodlust. While no one deserves to die, fans have been arguing about how Landon is the one who should have apologized to MG for triggering him. "I agree, I do!" Lee tells MEA WorldWide(MEAWW), "I hated Landon in that episode. I think that MG shouldn't have killed him, but he can't control himself once he feeds, he's a Ripper! You can't piss a Ripper off, that's silly," he said. Paul Wesley, who is the OG Ripper in the universe directed this episode, called 'The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do'.
If there's one thing you can say about all of Julie Plec's characters, they always have more to them than meets the eye. From 'The Vampire Diaries' Damon Salvatore to 'The Originals' Klaus Mikaelson, there's a twist at every corner. As it turns out, Lee is also a huge fan of the universe and it was first introduced to him by a special someone. "My ex-girlfriend actually loved 'The Originals'," he told MEAWW in the interview, "and she actually forced me to get into it," he said laughing, "and I totally, totally did."
Lee opened up about working with the show's iconic creators Julie Plec and Brett Mathews. "They just really know how to make great TV. At this point, they really know what is going on. I don't really know any other successful spin-off, of a spin-off," he said. "They are very pleasant professionals but also manage to create this vibe where they are also approachable," he gushed. "I had worked with Brett Mathews before, but I got really lucky once because once I got the role, they started tailoring Kaleb towards me," he said.
Watch the full interview below: