Joseph Morgan

The Vampire Diaries' Joseph Morgan says his favorite pieces of fan art are those inspired by his real passions more than those of his character, Klaus.

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"I like this one the best because I'm holding a load of books and I started this online book club [called] Book Revolution," Morgan tells TVGuide.com. "Reading is a huge passion of mine and it's one of the reasons I wanted to be an actor — immersing yourself in a fancy world. So I love how that's incorporated in there."

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In the interview below, Morgan shows us which piece of fan art scares him, shares his secret to getting into Klaus mode and how being a painter inspired the show to make Klaus one too.

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.