7 February 2014 / Interviews Videos / No Comments

(Thanks to Dhampir Life)

COLLIDER – Based on the best-selling book series from author Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy tells the story of half-vampire/half-human guardian Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and her royal Moroi vampire best friend Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry). As two 17-year-old girls trying to survive the perils of Moroi society and high school, Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who are putting her life in jeopardy. From director Mark Waters (Mean Girls) and writer Dan Waters (Heathers), the film also stars Danila Kozlovsky, Dominic Sherwood, Sarah Hyland, Cameron Monaghan and Sami Gayle.

At the film’s press day, actress Zoey Deutch spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how she got involved with the film, how much insight she got about her character from the book, the dream sequence that’s been added, that it’s such a quotable film, the extensive training she had to go through, the scene she was most excited to see the final product of, and what it was like to work with co-star Lucy Fry. She also talked about her next film, Midnight Rider, about the Allman Brothers. Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Collider: How did this come about for you?
ZOEY DEUTCH: I saw Mark’s name attached to it. I love Mark. I’m a huge fan of his. So, I auditioned for it, and I fell in love with Rose. It’s very rare that you get a part that you actually like. People have a misconception, whether it be because actors lie or because you’re reading interviews from giantly, massively famous actors, but you don’t just get offered parts, all the time. You actually have to work to get them. It’s a rarity to get one that you actually like, when you’re not already established. But, this was exciting because it was a great character and something that’s never been done before, and I also got it.

If you were going to do one of these young adult adaptations, especially one that is a vampire story, was it important to you that it be different from what’s already out there?
DEUTCH: I think so, yeah. It is important. And I do think it stands alone.

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HOUSTON CHRONICLE – “Vampire Academy” already has turned its young stars into hot commodities. And it hasn’t even opened yet.

The film, which hits theaters Friday, is based on a wildly successful series of young-adult novels by Richelle Mead that detail the complex friendship between Rose Hathaway, half-human/half-vampire, and Lissa Dragomir, a royal vampire princess. The six-book series has sold more than 8 million copies in 34 countries.

Social media explodes at the smallest mention of the film or its stars. A recent meet-and-greet at the Galleria with actors Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Dominic Sherwood drew hundreds of fans – mostly female – and generated frenzied Twitter and Instagram posts.

“As soon I got announced for the film, my Twitter followers just jumped all of a sudden,” said Sherwood, who plays brooding love interest Christian Ozera. “I had 50 friends following me on Twitter. All of a sudden, it just absolutely exploded.” He now counts almost 17,000 followers.

But so much hype also comes with snap criticism from an intensely devoted fan base. Some already are picking apart the slightest deviations from the books, despite seeing only a few minutes of the film in trailers. Her eyes are wrong! His hair isn’t right! Those outfits aren’t right!

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BUZZFEEDWould you rather be a Moroi or a dhampir?
Lucy Fry: Moroi.
Zoey Deutch: Dhampir. I don’t want powers.

You just want to be a badass?
ZD: Not even that, it’s just you only gave me two options and I’d rather be a human because I feel like every single supernatural story is about how they were better off before and that’s too much of a burden.

Would you rather have dinner with Beyoncé or Lady Gaga?
LF: Beyoncé!
ZD: Wow. Beyoncé. I’m nervous to say.

Would you rather only be able to eat bacon or Nutella for the rest of your life?
ZD: Bacon IN Nutella.
LF: I don’t know, I would be kind of depressed with both. Nutella?
ZD: That’s a difficult question because both are bad for you.
LF: I’ll take the nuts out of Nutella and eat the nuts for the rest of my life.
ZD: And I’ll take the pig and have it be my friend.

Would you rather date Christian or Dimitri in real life?
ZD: Dimitri.
LF: In real life? Dimitri.

What intrigues you about Dimitri?
ZD: He’s a man!
LF: Yeah! In real life, I need a man.

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We added many high quality photos of Zoey at the ‘Vampire Academy’ Los Angeles premiere and after party on February 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. She looks gorgeous in a Monique Lhuillier dress! Many thanks to Renee for some of them.

Public Appearances > 2014 > ‘Vampire Academy’ Los Angeles Premiere
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Zoey attended ‘Vampire Academy’ Press Day held at The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on February 1st, 2014.

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DHAMPIR LIFEWhat do you like about this character [Rose Hathaway]?
Zoey: Oh my gosh. How many times have I answered that question? What did I like about this character….I liked that Rose Hathaway is passionately curious, she’s strong-willed, she’s loyal to her best friend, she’s a fighter – literally and physically – and to me what I love most about her, is her sense of humor and that she uses it as a means of survival and as a defense mechanism. I loved that about her.

You had a love scene with a sexy older gentleman. Is that nerve-wrecking that you get nervous for your parents and friends to see that?
Zoey: Nah. I just kind of deal with that kind of stuff with self-depricating jokes. I just kind of say to all my friends when they see the trailer “and you saw my ass! How is that for you?”

You’re very kick-ass in the movie with Danila, do you think you can kick his ass in real life?
Zoey: Kick Danila’s ass in real life? Yes, because he would never fight a girl! He would never hurt a woman. He’s a gentleman through and through.

As a kid you did some dancing. Was that helpful in the learning of martial arts for this?
Zoey: It was helpful in terms of any of the kicks to do because I was flexible. And more so for the choreography because my body was able to adapt and learn quicker for that. But it did not help me with the martial arts because I needed to build muscle mass. Its a lot of gym training.

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BEAUTY HIGH – In Hollywood’s latest edition of vampire pop culture, “Vampire Academy,” a comedy-meets-action movie about vampires living in a mortal world (and, of course, going to “normal” high school), is set to come out this Friday, February 7. Packed with a cast of the next class of Hollywood royalty, the film stars “Modern Family’s” Sarah Hyland, “Shameless’” Cameron Monaghan, and “Switched at Birth’s” Zoey Deutch as the main character, Rose Hathaway.

In honor of the movie coming out this week, we caught up with Zoey to get an inside scoop on her favorite scenes, how she prepared for the role and, of course, her go-to red lipstick. Read on below!

Beauty High: Congratulations on “Vampire Academy!” Did you read Vampire Academy (the novel) before shooting?
Zoey Deutch: I didn’t have much time to read the book beforehand, but I’ve read it since getting the role. I connected to the character in the script and the book was my dream come true, because it’s a journal from my character. My character is the narrator of the book, so I got awesome insight for what the author really wanted, how she should be portrayed.

What was your favorite scene to get ready for?
I think my favorite scenes were the fight sequences. I hadn’t done anything like that before. I was with Cameron Monaghan, and we had a week and a half pre-production to learn fight sequences, and so many in a short period of time, and the day before we shot this one scene we had 20 minutes to learn it. I think it’s going to be great.

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4 February 2014 / Interviews Videos / No Comments

4 February 2014 / Appearances / No Comments

Zoey and her ‘Vampire Academy’ co-stars meet fans in Los Angeles on February 3, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

Public Appearances > 2014 > ‘Vampire Academy’ Book Signing At The Grove