Friday Night Video: See “The Originals” gay kiss between vampire Josh and werewolf Aiden
Hey, How to Get Away With Murder isn’t the only show right now featuring some serious same-sex smooching.
The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals is creating its own buzz with a same-sex storyline between a vampire and a werewolf.
It began with gay vampire Josh (Steven Krueger) flirting online with gay werewolf Aiden (Colin Woodell) – something that is quite forbidden in a world where vampires and werewolves are not compatible.
In the show’s most recent episode, Josh and Aiden shared their first kiss (see video below).
Woodell says when he got on the show, he was told by one of the head writers that this romance was in no way about the gender of these two people.
‘It’s about the factions that they come from and who they are really, their species more than anything,’ the actor tells The Backlot. ‘So right from the get-go, I was told “don’t even worry about the fact that this is a gay relationship. That does not matter whatsoever.”
‘It’s more about this is a Romeo and Juliet scenario where there’s a lot at stake and bad things can happen, not because of two guys being together, but because of one being a werewolf, one being a vampire.’