Lucy Fry and Zoey Deutch talks shooting the movie and fame:
“It’s been very surreal for me,” Lucy Fry
“Really exciting and I feel like only now I’m settling into it and feeling more comfortable with everything. At first, I was just in a constant state of weird shock.” Lucy Fry
Zoey Deutch, who plays Rose, admits she is very similar to her character, although she can’t read Fry’s mind, like Rose can.
Well actually, she can.
“I can’t go into your mind with actual important things, but like stupid things, literal things, like she’s hungry or she wants this to eat, or she needs to go outside, I can tell those things,” Deutch says.
Neither of the two had read the Vampire Academy book – the first in a six-part series – but launched into reading it once they were cast.
However for Deutch, once filming began, there was no time for page-turning anything but the script.
“During the film, I had absolutely no time to even sleep or eat or take a bath,” she says.
Aside from being in most scenes during the shoot, in the lead-up to filming, she underwent three months of gym, krav maga, jujitsu and kickboxing to prepare for her physically demanding part.
“The latter (kickboxing) being my favourite, cause they would put pictures of people I hated on the punching bag and I would do what I had to do to them to get through the session,” she says.
Deutch says without the fans, the film wouldn’t exist. However she didn’t let the pressure of living up to their expectations get to her while filming.
“We’re only human and to put that kind of pressure on yourself is debilitating,” she says.
“(But) it’s awesome to have these fans that will probably be with us for the rest of our career.
“They’re die-hard and passionate and that’s such an amazing thing to get from a project.”