Dominic Sherwood Exclusive Vampire Academy Interview
Did you have any qualms about signing on to a young adult franchise?
"No, not at all. I read the character and I read the script, and working with Dan [Waters] and Mark and the rest of the cast - not at all. It was a no-brainer. I knew Mark and Dan were involved well before they gave me the script. They didn't give me the script until the chemistry read. I was auditioning based on Dan and Mark who were selling it for me and Zoey [Deutch] and Sarah [Hyland] and the Weinsteins being behind it, and Lucy [Fry], obviously. Then there is the appeal of the character."
What was it about the character you found so interesting?
"The 5-year-old in me got to play a vampire. He gets to play with fire and fall in love with the princess and save the day. The little boy in me would have kicked my ass if I hadn't taken this role."
Read Dom's full interview on About.com HERE
Did you ever pretend to be a badass vampire slayer when you were growing up? Is this something you've always wanted to do?
[Laughing] "Whenever I audition for parts, no one ever wants to really see or believe me as a damsel in distress, which I'm grateful for. I don't really convey that sort of attitude. I've always kind of wanted to play strong characters. I've only been doing this for a couple of years and this is all very new and exciting for me but yeah, I wanted to play strong female characters, and here I am."
Is it hard to find those scripts?
"Yeah, I think so. I think it is difficult. I think, more importantly, it's not necessarily hard to always find strong female leads, but I think it's hard to find unique ones. In my opinion, I think this is a never been before done part and an opportunity that I'm so blessed that I won. I got the part and I liked it, which is very rare."
Read Zoey's full interview on About.com HERE
Lucy Fry Exclusive Vampire Academy Interview
You are not just playing a vampire, you're playing a vampire princess. How did you channel your inner princess?
"I grew up with whenever I was being like a little bit spoiled, my mom would be like, 'Lucy, stop being such a princess!' I think my inner princess kind of got squashed. But then there’s a part of every girl that … what I like about Lissa is that she’s a true princess in that she doesn’t care for the title and she thinks of the title as a burden, in the same way that it was a burden for me with my mommy. [Laughing] Rather than valuing the title of a princess, Lissa's mom - and my mom I guess - would make you just make Lissa and Lucy learn to be good people. I think that’s what a true princess is is like a true fairy tale princesses has a good heart, and that’s what both strive for and have to overcome a lot of things in order to find."
Read Lucy's full interview on About.com HERE