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Alice Evans is set to guest-star as the mother of the Original family on The Vampire Diaries, has learned.

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Evans, who notably played a young Eloise Hawking on Lost, will be introduced as Esther via flashbacks in Episode 8. As we previously reported, the character is as fierce and strong as Klaus (Joseph Morgan), but she's more into protecting her family.

Evans joins other members of the original family, including Klaus, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekuh (Claire Holt).

Evans has also appeared on Brothers & Sisters.

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