Joseph Morgan (the IRL Klaus) recently told Us Weekly that he took “as much as [he] could fit in [his] bag” after he finished filming.
“Yeah, the henleys. As many henleys as I could carry,” he said about his character’s signature shirt. “And then actually we did one day in New Orleans at the very end and we did a couple of scenes and at the end it was wrapped. We did little speeches and hugs about stuff. It was pretty emotional and then everybody packed up and left.”
“I remember sort of standing there feeling like everyone’s gone,” Morgan continued. “I’m just kind of standing in New Orleans unemployed and alone. I had friends and my wife was with me as well, thank goodness. And some of the cast were with me as well, but you feel like wow. That’s it, it’s done. It’s a joy and a sadness at once, is the only way I can describe it. It’s a plethora of feelings … And then you pack up your stuff and I sort of took a last look at my dressing room that I’ve been in for five years and you think, ‘Is there anything else I can steal? No, I’ve got it all.’ And then you go. I took the name tag off the door. That’s probably worth something.”
He went on to discuss the end of the series and honestly, we dare you not to cry.
“It’s surreal because it’s coming up and it’s coming up and you sort of think, ‘Well, two days left.’ Or one day, or whatever, and then it happens,” Morgan tells Us Weekly about wrapping the show. “We shot our last day in Atlanta and said goodbye to all the crew, which was so weird because we’ve been with a lot of these people for five years and they’ve worked with me as a director as well. Just a kind of overwhelming experience.”