'The Vampire Diaries' villainous newcomer Joseph Morgan generates buzz for Positive Women

joseph-morgan-headshot.jpgThere's very little known about highly anticipated "Vampire Diaries" villain, Klaus, and the actor who plays him, Joseph Morgan, intends to keep it that way. When Zap2it recently visited "The Vampire Diaries" set in Atlanta we had to promise to keep our lips zipped about just what kind of man the Original vampire will be.

Morgan himself, however, has already made a splash with "Vampire Diaries" fans on Twitter, displaying his detailed knowledge of the book series and chatting with fans about vampire lore. You can follow him at @_josephmorgan -- and yes, we can confirm that he's the real deal.

Morgan is eager to use the considerable buzz generated about his new CW gig to fuel a cause close to his heart, an organization called Positive Women, which raises funds and awareness to empower the women of Swaziland, a small nation in Southern Africa. "Our work focuses on supporting communities to help them change their own lives and circumstances, to alleviate poverty and make significant social progress," the organization's website states. "To achieve this, they must have their basic needs met, choices in their lives and an understanding of their rights. We help make this happen."

The organization is currently encouraging people of means to attempt to "live below the line" on £1 per day to raise awareness of the daily struggle for women in Swaziland.

Though he's currently diligently staying away from cameras to keep Klaus's mystery intact, Morgan recorded a video message last year, seen below, in support of Positive Women. "It's movements like this that will change the world for the better," he says. "They're the future. And now they need your help -- someone like you. It has to be. We can't look to the next person, or the person after that. We are the ones that will make or break the chains of poverty for the people of Swaziland. Join us, and make a change."

You can catch the video below and learn more about how to contribute on PositiveWomen.org and by following @Positive_Women on Twitter.

As for Klaus, "Vampire Diaries" fans will catch their first glimpse of him in episode 219... aptly titled "Klaus." We'll flash back to 1491 to see Katherine's first meeting with Klaus and Elijah (yes, Daniel Gillies returns) and we'll see where that wretched moonstone curse originated. Back in the present time, Elena will go behind the Salvatore brothers' back with her own ideas about how to handle Klaus' arrival in Mystic Falls. Damon will become a little more vocal about his feelings for Elena, which will cause increasing tension between him and Stefan.