While we’re all still bowled over by Jennifer Lawrence’s inspiring words about judging a woman’s physical appearance, we also feel it’s high time we tipped our hats to another rising starlet: Zoey Deutch.
When word first broke that she would be taking on the lead role in the adaptation of Richelle Mead’s popular “Vampire Academy” books, the announcement was met with mixed feelings. While some were excited about the “Beautiful Creatures” actress stepping into Rose Hathaway’s ass-kicking shoes, others worried she wasn’t quite what they expected.

After all, Rose is described as curvy and Zoey … isn’t.

“The fans were really upset that I don’t have big boobs. That was a huge issue for them,” the 19-year-old said during New York Comic Con. “Hopefully they can get over it, but it was a genuine problem.”

“Rose’s casting did concern me … Rose isn’t waifish,” insisted one commenter on a Young Adult fiction blog. “She’s just too small and Rose is supposed to be athletic and curvy,” wrote another. One more insisted, “Deutch looks way too sweet and too slim to pull of Rose’s toughness and great body.”

Again, here we are, judging a teenage girl’s body. But Deutch took the chatter with class and perspective.

“It is a little intrusive, certainly, that they all of a sudden feel like they have permission to pick apart my physical being,” she told Yahoo Movies. “I see all these things and it kinda just doesn’t affect me that much, honestly. That’s maybe even more worrisome than being affected by it. I just expect certain things. I know this is going to happen. I understand why it happens.”

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18 November 2013 / Candids / No Comments

Zoey and Avan seen leaving Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood on November 13, 2013.

Candids > 2013 > At The Chateau Marmont With Avan Jogia (November 13)

10 November 2013 / Post-It / No Comments


We want to wish a huge happy birthday to Zoey who turns 19 today! We wish all the best in her career and her personal life. Have a beautiful day with your family and friends, Zoey!

7 November 2013 / Candids / No Comments

Zoey and boyfriend Avan Jogia were seen leaving the Chateau Marmont on November 06, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Candids > 2013 > Leaving The Chateau Marmont (November 06)

1 November 2013 / Movies Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters / No Comments

For fans of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy books, the upcoming film adaptation could not be more heavily anticipated. Security was tight on the secretive set when we visited earlier this year in London, but Fandango found a way through, and we proudly share 10 things you simply must know about this exciting new YA vampire series.

1. The film nearly didn’t happen. When the project came to producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford at the height of Twilight’s popularity, they resisted reading Richelle Mead’s books, fearing vampire overkill. When their fellow producer Michael Preger wore them down, they realised what they’d missed. “Eventually we read it, and it was amazing. We knew we had to be involved in it,” says Murphy. And anyway, vampires are immortal, adds Montford: “So there is no vampire overkill!”

2. Daniel and Mark Waters, respectively the writer and director of the adaptation, truly get the books, according to Mead. “I like to mix things. It’s not straight romance and it’s not straight adventure. It’s got funny moments, but it’s not a comedy. They really get how to mesh that.”

3. St. Vladimir’s Academy is in… London, England. Fandango journeyed to University College London, the hallways and lecture halls of which provided the real-world backdrop for the school, which is set in Montana. London’s architecture simply offered the perfect backdrop for filming. “It’s my first time overseas, and I’m so excited,” says star Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), who plays Natalie Dashkov. “But we’re on night shoots and I haven’t been able to do much sightseeing. I want to do the London Eye and all the stupid tourist stuff.”

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Here at MTV News, we like to celebrate Halloween with tricks and treats, hence our latest episode of After Hours with Josh Horowitz. The host’s featured guests were “Vampire Academy” co-stars Lucy Fry and Zoey Deutch, so it seemed only fitting to play a couple rounds of “F—, Marry, Kill: Vampire Edition.” (Or, as Fry preferred, “Snuggle, Marry, Kill.)

First up, the handsomest of the handsome bloodsuckers: Edward Cullen from “Twilight” (played by Robert Pattinson), Eric Northman from “True Blood” (played by Alexander Skarsgard) and Damon Salvatore from “The Vampire Diaries” (played by Ian Somerhalder).

Deutch handled this round (as Fry was still learning the rules), coyly saying she’d snuggle Skarsgard, marry Pattinson and begrudgingly kill Somerhalder.

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If you haven’t read the popular YA series Vampire Academy (yet!), the best way to describe it is Gossip Girl meets Twilight. AKA? The awesomest book series turned blockbuster flick in ages. The movie adaptation—from the screenwriter behind Heathers and the director of Mean Girls—won’t hit theaters until next year, but we got some inside scoop from the incredibly cool cast at New York City’s Comic Con. (We also got to see a sneak peek of the film, and OMG it’s going to be great.)

In the past, vampire movies haven’t always been totally—or, um, at all—realistic, but this one is nothing if not relatable. Minus the whole blood-sucking thing, of course. When asked what her favorite thing about the film is, leading lady Zoey Deutch, who plays the part-human, part-vampire heroine, said, “I appreciate that it captures some of the hilarity of being a teenager. It’s not poking fun at vampires or teenagers, but it’s understanding that both can sometimes be slightly ridiculous and acknowledging that.”

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22 October 2013 / Appearances / No Comments

Zoey was stunning at the ELLE’s 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Thanks to Nicole for some photos!

Public Appearances > 2013 > ELLE’s 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration