venerdì 31 gennaio 2014

11 Things We Learned From The Cast Of "Vampire Academy"

http://ift.tt/1hY8WO1

Zoey Deutch had an unfortunate first day of filming.

Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry stopped by BuzzFeed to talk about vamps (not the sparkly kind). Here’s what we learned:

Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry stopped by BuzzFeed to talk about vamps (not the sparkly kind). Here’s what we learned:

John Gara/BuzzFeed

For those who haven’t read the book, could you tell us what Vampire Academy is about?

For those who haven’t read the book, could you tell us what Vampire Academy is about?

Lucy Fry: Vampire Academy is about an academy with vampires! There's three races of vampires; the Moroi, the Strigoi, and the dhampir. The Moroi are living vampires and Lissa, my character, is a Moroi who has powers as all Moroi do. The dhampir are the half-human/half-vampires who protect the Moroi from the Strigoi, the evil undead vampires, who want to kill the Moroi and suck their blood.

Zoey Deutch: So basically auditioning for this you can imagine I'm sitting in my room being like, "Moroi, Strigoi, dhampir, what?!" It's very difficult, but not complicated; the words are just funny.

LF: It's just the context. Once you understand that [the structure of the vampire world], the premise of the film is that Rose and Lissa are best friends, and Lissa's parents die in a car accident and she's really scarred and feels all of these dark shadows, and scary things happening at the school. So Rose protects her and takes her away from the academy, and the film starts with them being captured and taken back to the academy, and they have to face of all these things they've been running away from, including the bullying at the school.

ZD: Whilst also discovering what even happened in the first place because their memories were warped.

John Gara/BuzzFeed

Have you read all the books yet?

Have you read all the books yet?

ZD: No.

LF: I'm almost there.

So it's pronounced dhampir (dom-p-ear)?

ZD: Yes, dhampir.

OK, I was paranoid about how I was pronouncing it in my head while I was reading.

ZD: Yeah, one person has pronounced it as dom-fairy, dom-fairy-yon, etc.

John Gara/BuzzFeed

What do you love most about your characters?

What do you love most about your characters?

ZD: One aspect of Rose's personality doesn't necessarily strike me as my favorite aspect of the character, but I love her loyalty to her best friend; that's a wonderful message to send to young girls. I like how she prioritizes her friendship over guys, I love her strong-willed nature, and maybe perhaps most importantly, the fact that she makes mistakes. I find a lot of strength and vulnerability and I think by this type of tough girl not always being right and trying to deal with this just like any other type of teenage girl is, is awesome.

LF: For Lissa, the thing I connected to first was her sensitivity and that she has empathy for everything and everyone, even when she's hurt by something. She feels everything, and I can relate to that, of being really affected by everything, but she always struggles to move on with her life no matter what she's going through. She has a lot of demons, like her parents dying in a car crash, but she's trying really hard to keep everything together, and the thing that helps her the most is having Rose as a best friend. Their friendship is really inspiring and wonderful, and Lissa values that more than anything because it's the one thing that keeps her going.

John Gara/BuzzFeed


View Entire List ›