Question: I was wondering if a person or an actor inspired the character of Dimitri? Or if you know any hot Russians personally?
Richelle: I’m afraid Dimitri came straight outta my brain. People have asked this and I have contemplated that maybe I should have mentioned it a long time ago, come up with a story to stick to and tell people. I can make up this great thing about maybe my car broke down and a hot Russian came and helped me fix my tire. I basically built a lot of mystique around the character. But I’m afraid the truth is he was born straight from me.
Question: From the actors that you have met playing the characters, which ones match imagination of the character the best?
Richelle: I haven’t met any of the cast yet. They all are just spot-on. I am so thrilled with the way that they did this casting. Everyone was just, I feel, very hand-picked. The director was so conscientious about matching the characters personality with them. I think the one that most … Gosh, it’s really hard to pick anyone I would say is the most. I mean Zoey [Deutch] has that vibrancy and energy that Rose has. Danila [Kozlovsky]’s got that stoic Dmitri thing going down. Maybe it’s because he’s a little older than the rest of the cast, which is exactly how it should be for the books. I think the one that kind of just really knocked me out was when I saw Cameron Monaghan cast as Mason. He is just such a dead ringer for the Mason in my head which is bittersweet for those who know Mason and the rest of the series. I look and I just think Aw, Cameron. But yeah, they all are just, I couldn’t be more thrilled with the way it panned out.
Continue reading Richelle Mead talks ‘Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters’
Richelle Mead, author of ‘Vampire Academy’, talked about Zoey and her hair color for the movie.
I have to ask about the Vampire Academy movie as well. Are you going to visit the set?
I hope so. The details of that are being worked out. I hope I get to. In the meantime, they’re doing all sorts of stuff. Working on costumes, etc. Both the lead actresses [Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry] have had their hair dyed accordingly.
Don’t want to upset the fans on that one.
Yeah, it’s funny that hair color is such a sore subject with people. It was just like The Hunger Games when people saw blonde Jennifer Lawrence. But once the dye comes in, everything’s cool. So, they look great now. [Pauses] They looked great before, of course.
If you are a fan of Zoey and Vampire Academy, this is for you! You can win a trip to the ‘Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters’ set. If you are interested, fill the form here. Good luck!
The epic Vampire Academy series from Richelle Mead is finally coming to life on the big screen this February. To celebrate, we’re sending one lucky fan to London for an exclusive once in a lifetime chance to visit the set of the movie.
Spend time with the cast and crew, check out life behind-the-scenes at St. Vlad’s and share your experience with Vampire Academy fans around the world. Maybe you’ll bump into Dimitri. ;)
We are also giving away 100 cast signed posters as First Place prizes. So, make sure you enter and tell your Vampire friends!