Category Archives: The Characters

Silver Shadows Chapter 1 + Sydney as a graphic character

This week, we got a sneak peek at Sydney graphic novel style as well as the first chapter of Silver Shadows (Bloodlines 5), thanks to donations to a charity for babies.

Thanks to Emma Vieceli for this great pic of Sydney!

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You can read the first chapter here, beware of spoilers if you haven’t read the other books from the series:

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New Vampire Academy Stills

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Source: moviesstill | AlwaysZoeyD | RH_Shadowkissed

Sarah Hyland in Nylon Guys Mag

Sarah Hyland has been interviewed by Nylon Guys Mag:

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On her role as Natalie Dashkov in Vampire Academy:
“Natalie was really fun to play. She’s such a fly on the wall, so unassuming, and a loser—at best—with pimples and glasses and frizzy hair.”

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You can now buy Nylon Guys Mag!

Source: Nylon Guys Mag

Australian PROMO: Interview of Zoey Deutch with Junkee

During her trip to Australia, Zoey Deutch has been interviewed by Junkee about Vampire Academy and what she finds interesting.

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I liked the reference in Vampire Academy where your character calls your stalker-y classroom crush ‘Duckie’. Nice in-joke.
My father thought so too. He’s like, “Ah, that’s hilarious!” That was all Dan Waters – it was in the script before I was cast, too.

The whole teen vampire thing’s been done to death in recent years, but there’s a unique tone to this one: it’s more Buffy-ish than the recent spate of ridiculously serious stuff.
Yeah, it’s very playful. It has a real sense of humour about itself. Most of the plot and tone are true to the book, but the jokes are elevated – that’s much more of a Dan Waters specialty.

There are some interesting themes in there: it’s mainly about female friendship and competitiveness…
Yeah, and I’m sure there’s some weird sexual undertones that come through between them, which is inevitable when you have two young girls sucking each other’s necks. It’s also Mark Waters pushing the envelope: he’s not romantic at all, so he always needs to undercut it with some irony. Any sort of sentimental romance was like pulling teeth with him.

What’s it like working with the Waters Brothers? I read in an interview where you said Dan Waters has “the mind of a 13-year-old girl”.
Well, evidently – have you read the kinda dialogue he writes?

Yeah, kids calling each other “Bloodwhore!”
Dan Waters is impossible, and Mark Waters just doesn’t let anything phase him. They couldn’t be any more different.

Last Google Image search you made?
‘Pink Dior dress’. I’m wearing one to the Vampire Academy premiere and I was trying to see what kinda hair and make-up people have matched with it. That’s kinda embarrassing. Previous to that was ‘Neil Gaiman’. He wrote a short story that I love that’s being turned into a film script.

Last song you played?
‘Actor Out Of Work’, by St Vincent. I saw her perform at a DVF fashion show in New York recently.

Last thing you bid on on eBay?
Oh, a pair of Eames replica white chairs. I lost on eBay, but I got them somewhere else.

Last thing you Wikipedia’d?
‘Gustav Klimt’. My favourite artist. I was at a museum and saw one of his pieces, and the plaque mentioned the year that he made it, and I thought he was dead by then. Wikipedia proved me wrong. As did the painting which was right in front of me.

Source: Junkee

Taiwan PROMO: New Dimitri poster

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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

Australia PROMO: Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry for Empire

Australian PROMO: Popsugar Aus interviewed Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch was interviewed by Pop Sugar Australia during her tour in Sydney, she talks about the movie:

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What is it that sets Vampire Academy apart from what we’ve seen before, or what’s new about the vampire world?
I think what sets us apart is that it’s more of a high school movie that a vampire film, in my opinion. It has such an individual sense of humour about itself, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. It pokes fun at itself without being a parody. That’s my favourite part about the film: its tone.

PS: Do you relate to Rose?
Yeah, I do. I definitely think I have a lot in common with her, probably more so in the script than in the book. I’ve always been known to use humour as almost a means of survival, as Rose does. I’m very stubborn and strong-willed, passionate, curious. But one of the main things that I admire in Rose that is so far from me is her absolute, incredible loyalty as a friend. I have that with my family and my boyfriend, but not necessarily with all my friends. And I just think that’s so beautiful and admirable, to be that true of a friend.

The relationship Rose has with Lissa is pretty much the whole film. What did you and Lucy do to bond after you were cast as these two best friends?
It was very immediate, actually. I’m not particularly someone, as an actress, who likes to form relationships outside of work that reflect those in work, but it just happened. At the audition, I ended up driving her home because she didn’t have a ride, and then when we got the parts, the next day we were baking cookies and I burnt them, as Rose would do. And when we got to London [to shoot], it was pretty natural that our relationship was very similar. I have this innate feeling of needing to protect her, and make sure she’s OK. I tell her she’s confused and angry because she’s actually hungry. And vice-versa — she’s calming for me, and kind, and compassionate, and so not defensive, which is a huge problem of mine. You say one thing to me and I hear a completely different, opposite thing. So we have a very great dynamic. To have done this film and not gotten into one fight is kind of remarkable. We really get on well.

What were the biggest challenges of the shoot? You had a lot of night scenes.
The biggest challenge was that! It was exhausting. I don’t look forward to a time where I have to do that again. You feel crazy because your body’s not meant to go to bed when everyone’s waking up, and it’s light outside.

I heard you weren’t familiar with the books before you got the role, and then you read some. Have you read all of them?
No. I read a few.

What did you think of them?
They’re good! They do what they’re meant to do — they’re entertaining, fun teen books.

And what do you know about their fanbase?
Well the fanbase is what makes it what it is. The movie would not be in existence if it weren’t for them. I appreciate their passion, as well as their fervent opinions, as a fellow impassioned person myself [laughs]. Though I’m sure it can get a bit critical, I don’t necessarily mind. It’s their right to say how they feel.

Have you had any strong reactions to any other films that have been based on books you really loved? Like if you loved Harry Potter. . .
I did, but they did that perfectly. So I have no criticism whatsoever. Maybe Alice in Wonderland I was a little critical of, because it’s my favourite book. It was so beautiful and I really enjoyed it, but I remember feeling very. . . focused on all the little details that perhaps I didn’t expect, but then liked.

This movie has a strong, young cast. What did you and the rest of them get up to away from filming?
I didn’t have any time. I would get like one day off a week, and it was basically not a day because everyone was asleep when I was awake. But I managed to find time to be with them because I thought it was important for my own sanity. We would go out and get in trouble, and it was fun. It was awesome to be 18 and living in London with a bunch of new friends. It was exciting.

You got to learn a lot of new skills. What was the training and preparation like, and what was your favourite new skill that you learned?
My favourite aspect of training was the kickboxing, just because I found it to be very therapeutic, as opposed to gym training, which was the most boring, tedious, obnoxious way of exercising, in my opinion, coming from a dancer-yogi-hiker. One move that I think is really helpful is all the chokeholds, because as a woman your punch isn’t going to do much to a 250-pound man. But choking them is going to knock them out, and buy you time to get out of there.

Sarah Hyland is quite different to her Modern Family character. What was she like to work with?
She’s great. She’s hilarious. We got on immediately. We are both innately loud humans, so together that’s loud to the second power, and very obnoxious to be around, I would imagine.

Do you get to catch up with her while you’re here? [Sarah was also in Australia shooting Modern Family.]
Yeah, and I see her quite a bit in LA as well. We stay in touch for sure, and we live extremely close to one another, so that’s helpful.

And how about you and Lucy?
I see more of a future for Lucy and I deciding randomly to take a trip to Bali, out of nowhere, than actually getting lunch in LA, because if you know LA well, we literally live on the other side, and it takes so long, and it’s very difficult to plan. Unfortunately I haven’t seen her as much as I would like to, but travelling and doing press with her, we spend large quantities of time [together]. But we’ll manage; I won’t let her get away [laughs].

Did she teach you much about Australian culture?
I understand her a lot better after coming here, for sure. She has a very free spirit. And a lot of the food she eats, which is delicious here. She’s so funny. We’re very in tune with each other’s energy and vibe, and the second we landed, she just lit up, more so than she already is. She was so happy to be home. She loves it here.


Source: Popsugar Australia

American PROMO: Interview of Lucy Fry in Spanish

Australian PROMO: Interview of Lucy Fry and Zoey Deutch

Lucy Fry and Zoey Deutch have been interviewed by BigPond in Sydney: