BuzzFeed has confirmed that Episode 16, the aptly titled “Farewell to Storyville,” was Claire Holt’s final installment as a series regular. According to sources close to production, it was entirely the actress’s decision to leave The Originals, but everyone involved with the freshman series hopes she might return for future guest appearances. …A source close to Holt told BuzzFeed that the actress never intended to play Rebekah for as long as she did. Neither Holt nor The Originals creator Julie Plec would comment for this story.
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