The popular book series, “Vampire Academy” tells the story of best friends and vampires, Rose (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa (Lucy Fry) making their way through high school. Sure, they run into the same problems as everyone (crushes, mean girls and homework), but they have a few extra issues on their hands as Lissa discovers she is vampire royalty and Rose fights to project her. After all, what are best friends for?
Q: How did you get your start in acting?
A: As a child I was really quiet and shy- no one could hear me when I spoke! My teacher recommended I go to speech and drama classes to find my voice. Through those classes I started to recite poetry and discovered I loved to perform. At 14, I started to train at a theatre in Australia and it was so liberating and exciting. I thought, this is something I could do.
Q: When you heard you got this part what was the first thing you thought?
A: Blank shock – I could not think.
Q: Did you do anything special to prepare for the film?
A: Lots of voice training to get my English accent perfect and yoga to get my princess posture! I also did lots of training with a physical theatre coach to find ways to physically manifest the pain Lissa feels over the loss of her parents.