Category Archives: Rosemarie “Rose” Hathaway

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.

Vampire Family Australian Premiere

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


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:


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

Australian PROMO: Interview of Lucy Fry and Zoey Deutch

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

New BTS photo of Lucy Fry and Zoey Deutch on set


Russian PROMO: new promo photos

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Australian PROMO: Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry talks fame

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.”

Source: SBS


Australian PROMO: Zoey Deutch for Dolly Mag

Zoey Deutch has been interviewed by Dolly Mag to promote Vampire Academy:

Vampire Family Australian Premiere

What are the main similarities between you and Rose?

Probably our sense of humour. I kind of use it as a means of survival as does Rose and also our passion for all things which probably gets us in trouble as well as. It’s a positive attribute and a negative and our fervent opinions on things. We probably don’t know enough about to be that opinionated.

Are there many major differences besides the obvious?

Yeah I probably can’t kick ass, so absolutely! I also really admire her loyalty as a friend.

The film is very physical how did you prepare for it?

I did about three months of gym, crav maga, jujitsu , kick boxing  and during filming as well and there was a lot with my diet- as much food as I could possibly shovel in my mouth. I had been a vegetarian for 7 years prior and I became a meat eater for it because I was losing too much weight and I was having a ton of protein shakes so it was pretty full on!

So you probably could kick butt then!

[laughs] Not as much as I think I can! I have a much bigger head than I should because when I was doing the scenes all these stunt men had wires on them so I’d punch them and they’d fly across the room so I think I’m stronger than I actually am.

If you had a choice, would you be a moroi or a dhampir and why?

Dhampir because I’ve said it in every other interview and probably because most stories are about the fact that if you have powers you wish you didn’t. In most supernatural stories the superheroes end up wishing they didn’t have them all.

If you could choose anyone in the cast to have a ‘bond’ with who would it be?

Well Lucy and I almost have an altered version of a bond I can sense when she’s off, or needs food or if she’s tired. Probably Danila [Kozlovsky who plays Demitri] because I just don’t understand how he functions as a perfect human.

Did you and Lucy spend much time hanging out when you weren’t shooting?

I didn’t have much time to because I’m in pretty much every scene but when we had our day off we would go out sometimes, hang out and get lunch.

Was it tricky adjusting to filming at night?

Absolutely yes, especially the first 2-3 weeks were pretty brutal because I was on LA time and I go to London and spend a month and a half there on London time and then I go to night shoots. My body clock was everywhere but I kind of live in the mentality of ‘don’t think about it’. People ask me if I have jetlag and I’m like nope jetlag isn’t real! People get really confused by that response. But I’m strong-willed in that sense, at the time I think it was ok but looking back it was exhausting.

Did you get to see some daylight at all?

For the most part no because we would wake up at about 2 in the afternoon, we’d see the sun on the car ride to set and then you’re in a trailer getting hair and make-up so no not a lot of it!

Do you think making a movie about a really successful book series makes it harder to manage fan expectations?

My mum reminds me that it’s none of my business what other people think about me.

Have you had much feedback from fans?

Yeah a lot! Negative and positive but they have every right and I totally respect their passion, so if it means they don’t like me or something’s wrong then so be it they’re entitled to their opinion.

Do you have any favourite one-liners from the film?

It would be vain if I did but Daniel Waters wrote some pretty hilarious one liners for sure.

My favourite is when Rose is trying to reach Lissa in a crisis and says, ‘damn one-sided bond’!

Really!? That’s so funny I love it. I didn’t think that line was funny at all!

I think it was because it was such a serious scene and I wasn’t expecting it…

Well that’s kinda how life is! The most serious moments are sometimes the most comedic as well.

Can you think of any off the top of your head?

Well my family is always just treading that line between humour and offending one another.

In the VA film Rose is crushing on Dimitri but who would real life you choose Dimitri or Rose’s pal Mason?

That’s difficult. Probably Dimitri?

Are there characteristics that you admire about them in real life?

Yeah. It’s just hard to differentiate Mason and Cameron because I like Cameron more than I like Mason.

Is Cameron really funny in real life?

He has a much darker sense of humour. He’s someone who no matter how well you know him you don’t understand him at all. He’s an enigma! I’m fascinated by him. I sat on a 6 our plane ride and talked to him the entire time and got no insight into what he’s been doing or how he is, he’s very mysterious in that way.

What lessons do you thinks we could learn from Rose and Lissa’s friendship?

I understand that internal struggle between prioritising friends over love interests because it is difficult when you’re young!  I certainly didn’t always succeed and I really appreciate and admire Rose’s one-track, complete loyalty to Lissa.

A few of the characters, such as Mia, struggle with a lot of insecurities. Do you have any tips on being confident in yourself?

I know everyone always says this but it comes from within and if you’re ever feeling bad about yourself be nice to somebody else and try to remember that there is strength in vulnerability. You don’t have to always pretend like you’re ok. There is strength in actions people assume as being weak. Love or crying or admitting to someone that they hurt your feelings are all extremely strong and difficult things to do and if you think about it that way it might help people feel a little bit more confident.

Read more: Dolly Mag


Australian PROMO: Zoey Deutch for Daily Mail

Zoey Deutch has been interviewed by the Daily Mail and talks about Sarah Michelle Gellar and strong female heroines!

Vampire Diaries Sydney Australia Premiere

‘She posted a picture on Twitter of her next to a stand-up poster of me, which I think is the seal of approval from the master of vampire slaying,’ about Sarah Michelle Gellar.

‘It was an honour to play Rose Hathaway in Vampire Academy because she’s so passionate and fervent in her opinions and excited about life.

‘She uses humour as a means of survival as well as being this physically strong woman.

‘I don’t think I necessarily have the kind of energy or vibe to be a damsel in distress, so I’m happy to hopefully play these kinds of parts for the duration of my career.

‘I would love to come back for more,’ said Zoey of potential sequels.

Source: Daily Mail

Australian PROMO: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Sarah Hyland for SBS

New interview of Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Sarah Hyland in Australia, with SBS:


“I brought my mother so that she would be the tour guide,” the 19-year-old star of the book-turned-movie says in Sydney.

“My first day here, we walked to the Botanical Gardens and the Opera House and to the museum. We snuck into the State Theatre to see it all. I’m staying an extra two days to see the beach.”

But Deutch has another person she can turn to for sightseeing help.

Her co-star in Vampire Academy is Aussie actress Lucy Fry.

While Fry calls Brisbane home, she did write a list for Deutch and instructed her on the art of eating a Tim Tam.

“I had a Tim Tam this morning,” Deutch says.

“A fan brought it at the signing yesterday and I dipped it in my coffee. It was phenomenal.”

Fry could also give some advice to another co-star, with Sarah Hyland in town to film Modern Family.

Hyland will attend the Vampire Academy premiere in Sydney and Deutch says they’ve been keeping in touch.

Unlike her Modern Family role, Hyland plays a nerdy vampire in the film, based on Richelle Mead’s book series.

She starts hanging out with fellow vampire Lissa (Fry) and her half-human/half vampire guardian-in-training Rose (Deutch) when they return to the academy, which they believe holds more dangers for them than the outside world.

Sarah Hyland:

“I like to do more local things,” she told AAP.

“I did some flea market shopping at Paddy’s Markets and got a boomerang, didgeridoo and coasters.”

Hyland also hasn’t ruled out trying some local cuisine, such as crocodile.

“I’ve eaten alligator before in New Orleans, so maybe (I’ll try crocodile),” she said.

However, the thought of eating kangaroo makes her uncomfortable.

“I don’t think I can eat kangaroo. I don’t think I can pull myself to do it.”

She’s not a fan of Vegemite, either.

“I’ve tried Vegemite before in the States,” she said. “I’m not the biggest fan of it. I think it’s something you have to grow up with.”

Source: SBS | zoey d fans