Category Archives: Lucy Fry (Lissa)

Lucy Fry for Sugarscape

Lucy Fry talked to Sugarscape on Vampire Academy DVD release in the UK this July 14th, here is what she has to say on the movie:

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Hey Lucy. So first up, what is different about Vampire Academy to all those other bloodsucking movies we’ve seen before?

It’s fun and you’ll have fun! It’s a great mixture of humour and action and tension and romance, all tied together in a really punch storyline. It’s the kind of movie you go and see when you just want to enjoy yourself.

It’s a proper bad ass, girl power movie because although you’ve got the romance in there, it’s more about friendship, right?

Definitely. I think that’s why I loved the script so much, because when you’re a teenager, your friendships are everything to you. I guess romance is exciting, but your friends always come first and that’s what this film really honours.

The fact that Mark Waters (who did Mean Girls) was in the directing chair must have been pretty exciting when you were signing up?

I was really thrilled to get to work with Mark. He was everything that I thought he would be. He is so great, there’s so much attention to detail and he just knows how to make it fun.

Yeah and it totally nails the humour of the book despite having quite a dark storyline.

Exactly. I think that’s why Mark was the perfect person to bring the humour out in the really intense scenes.

Did you read the books before filming?

I hadn’t read them before I got the part, but as soon as I got the part I read them and really loved them. I tried to limit myself, but by the time I finished the first one, I just had to go onto the second one. 

 

They are SUCH addictive books. We read the series in one go. And Sarah and Zoey seem like a hilarious duo to have got to work so closely with?

I really, really love the girls. We were so lucky we got to work together – it was such a fun atmosphere on set. They are both really amazing actors and such hard workers, who always put in what they need to deliver but we had some good jokes on set. And it got intense some times – the story is about life and death so it’s nice to have that balance.

Lissa has quite an awesome journey in the movie – she does a proper 360. Did you prefer playing queen bee, bitchy Lissa or the quieter, more intense version?

I guess playing the juxtaposition between the two is my favourite, trying to find the middle ground with that manipulative queen bee side trying to control everyone, but also she never really feels she can be herself. So it’s that journey of not really being sure what’s going on inside of herself – that was really fun to play.

She has an amazing wardrobe too – was there anything you wanted to steal from wardrobe?

Oh yes. I really wanted the green dress that she wears at the end and she has this black dress, I think it was for the crowning picture with the queen, and it’s a proper princess dress. I was very tempted.

St Vladimir’s is pretty different to regular school – if you could give your teenage self a bit of advice, what would it be?

Just relax. I worked really hard at school and I think I’d just tell myself to chill out a bit more.

And you got to get rather up close and personal with Dominic, who plays Christian. How was that?

He was so much fun. He’s such a great guy. We had a really fun relationship. Our scenes were really intense so we had to break it up by making fun of each other. We have a really great friendship now, so that was nice.

 

The question we all want to know: How was it doing the kissing scenes with him – was it as fun as it looked?

[Laughs] Yes. I mean, when you’re doing scenes like that, you’re in character. It’s not Lucy and Dom, it’s Lissa and Christian so because you’re in that space, it’s fun to go and experience something like that.

Is it ever awkward?

The first one was awkward! It was the first day of filming and we’d pretty much just met and we did a kissing scene. It was really hard because you don’t know what the other person’s boundaries are and you’re not comfortable to laugh about it yet. I mean, by the end of the day the ice had been broken and it was easy to get on with the rest of the shoot and you could be relaxed and comfortable. So it was probably actually a good thing to be on the first day. There was no more tension.

Blimey, they properly threw you in at the deep end. Lissa has some awesome powers – If you could have some form of superpower in real life, what would it be?

I think having Lissa’s power to heal would be pretty phenomenal. I guess because I got to pretend to have that power, I’ve ended up wishing I had it in real life.

If you could have her mind reading abilityies and read the mind of any other celeb for a day, whose would you want it to be? 

I’m not sure about a celeb but I’d like to read my mother’s mind. Sometimes things come out of her mouth and it would be fun to know where they came from.

Source: Sugarscape

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Lucy Fry for Female First

Lucy Fry has been interviewed by Female First, a UK website, as Vampire Academy DVD releases this 14th July in the UK!

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Vampire Academy is about to be released on DVD, so can you tell me a bit about the film?

It’s really fun! There is a great mix of comedy action and Romance all surrounding the powerful friendship between Rose and Lissa.

You take on the role of Lissa Dragomir in the film, what was it about this character and Daniel Waters’ script that drew you to the project?

I loved the Journey that Lissa goes through. At first, she is really shy and relies on her best friend Rose for everything, then she tries to take matters into her own hands and fix things alone but this just makes her even more fragile and crazy.

She goes on a really wild ride emotionally and eventually learns how to be at peace with herself… but only after hitting rock bottom first.

Vampire Academy is the first in a series of success and popular books, so how much responsibility do you feel knowing that there is already a very dedicated fan base attached to this story and characters?

I never thought of it as responsibility but rather a shared excitement for this story.

It’s really encouraging to know that there are fans of the books who feel as connected to Lissa as I do.

How much did you use the novels as you were developing the character of Lissa? Or did you just use what you had in the script?

I used the book constantly as a reference point because it helped me to really flesh out the subconscious journey Lissa goes through.

The book really delves into the complexity of her powers and how they hurt her, as well as the reasons why she turns on Rose and lets herself get hurt in the process of winning back power.

It was amazing to have so much depth written for me to refer to.

Friendship is really at the core of this story, so how did you find working with Zoey Deutch in particular, as this is the core relationship?

I loved working with Zoey; she is a phenomenal actress and always such fun to be around. They couldn’t have found a more perfect Rose.

This movie mixes, friendship, romance, action, humour, so how much was this blend of different genres a major draw?

I loved it; it was so fun to get to go through the full range of experiences during filming.

From blowing things up, to romance scenes, to playing around with Zoey and every day high school hilarity… I loved it.

Mark Waters is in the director’s chair for the film, so how did you find working with him? What kind of director was he?

He was amazing. He pays so much attention to detail and really knows how to bring out the comedy in a scene.

I felt really safe working with him because I knew he wouldn’t move on to the next scene until he got exactly what he needed.

How collaborative a process was it between Mark and yourself as you were developing the character of Lissa? Was he very open to you bringing your own ideas to the table?

Well Lissa already existed very clearly as a complicated three-dimensional character in the book, so it was easy for both of us to see clearly who she was.

However, in terms of how I played her, he was very open to my interpretation. Especially with the healing scenes.

It took me a while to get my head around how that pain would feel in my body and Mark was open to the way I wanted to play the healing process.

Source: Female First

New scene from Vampire Academy DVD

Watch this exclusive extra scene from the Vampire Academy DVD:

 

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US PROMO: Old interviews of the cast with Made in Hollywood

Watch old interview of Sarah Hyland, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Dom Sherwood with Made in Hollywood!

Australian PROMO: Lucy Fry for The West Australian

Lucy Fry has been interviewed during the Australian promo tour and talked about the movie and the reviews:

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“I loved the book myself, so even without thinking about anyone else, I wanted to do it justice”

“I put a lot of pressure on myself to do the best job I could, sometimes I wish I could go back and do it again and not be so hard on myself and kind of relax a bit more.”

“Personally I am not a huge fan of Twilight because somehow I didn’t connect to it as much,” she said.

“But what I loved about Vampire Academy is that Rose and Lissa are very powerful young women. Lissa’s acceptance of her own vulnerability is what makes her strong while Rose is such a hearty brave character.”

“It’s modern, it’s fast, it’s energised and it’s a comedy as well. For me I relate more to this because it’s in some ways more human than Twilight.”

“I try not to read reviews and that kind of thing because I don’t want to know if people hate it,” she laughs. “I love it and I think it’s a really great fun film and whenever I’ve been at a screening or a premiere it gets a lot of laughs and people are really enjoying it and having a lot of fun watching it. So that’s the kind of feedback I want to see.”

Source: The West Australian

Australian PROMO: Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry on ABC3

Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry will be on Studio 3 (ABC3) tomorrow (Australia)!

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Source: Her Royal Guardian

New Zealand PROMO: Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry message

Source: VA Worldwide News

Australia PROMO: Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry for Empire

Australian PROMO: special message from Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry

American PROMO: Interview of Lucy Fry in Spanish