Miss the whole pre-production process of cast training? Prior to filming, the actors were already very hard at work (seriously, we're exhausted just LOOKING at the pics below) getting into gear and kicking ass to become the characters who fill the Vampire Academy world. Since things are moving at such a rapid pace now, we decided to do a recap of pre-production highlights with plenty of pictures and video.
Our first glimpse into their training was uploaded by Alicia Strom on Youtube. This is a short video demonstrating one of the exercises she had Zoey Deutch (our Rose!) do during their first weeks of training:
ZD TRX Elevated Hamstring Curls
"That is Danila on the floor. post workout, Zoey had just checked in on him.;) he kicked some major butt @BobbyStrom" - Alicia Strom on Twitter
**You can also read Richelle Mead's blog post from after this picture was posted, including her view on body image and Zoey Deutch as Rose Hathaway, HERE!**
"rip zoey deutch's soul" - Zoey Deutch on Twitter
"And @KozlovskyD looking defeated but still working. #VAFamily I know you are proud." - Alicia Strom on Twitter
Then we got to see Danila upright for the first time - in a fighting stance, no less!
""Russian superstar Danila Kozlovsky training 4 #vampireacademy loves ECO container & all natural protein" - Bodylogix on Twitter
Look at how long those Dimitri locks are getting!
"Jessie and Danila on his last day Training with us." - Eddie Perez on Twitter
THERE'S JUST TOO MUCH WONDERFUL HERE. HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE?
"@KozlovskyD mr. Fu said he misses you training as well" - Eddie Perez on Twitter
"@KozlovskyD & @ZoeyDeutch training for @OfficialVAMovie. @bodylogix Eco container and natural protein #fuelup!" - Bodylogix on Twitter
"Photo of Danila (@KozlovskyD) & I sweating/talking to Mark Waters about our training for @OfficialVAMovie." -Zoey Deutch on Twitter
We love how supportive and interactive Lea Thompson, Zoey's mom, is! She spoils us with peeks inside the VA training world:
"@ZoeyDeutch is a badass. Working so hard in the gym and got the colors to show it. #roseisthecoolest" - Lea Thompson on Instagram
"Sometimes you need to be CHALLENGED & constantly kept on your toes THANX @ZoeyDeutch you totally ROCKED IT! #VAFamily" - Alicia Strom on Twitter
"Another Day in the Office.. @ZoeyDeutch you rocked it once again baby girl! #VA #BloodSisters #CoreandGlutes" - Alicia Strom on Twitter
"Hey #VA Family can you guess whose amazing back & arms these belong to?.. She is killing it! #BloodSisters #Fitness" - Alicia Strom on Twitter
Can Alicia be our personal trainer as well, or...? Because GIRL, look at that body!!
"Prepare..." - Danila Kozlovsky on Twitter
+ Zoeys reply!!
"When training HARD 1 is required to have fun :).. even balancing on the #TRX .. @ZoeyDeutch shows you how. :) #smile" - Alicia Strom on Twitter
"Doing my favorite ab crunches on the exercise ball of doom wearing @VictoriasSecret #VSXSport. cc: @StromMethod" - Zoey Deutch on Twitter
Not only does Zoey train hard, she has the biggest smile and warmest personality - and we're not the only ones who think so!
My girl - Compass421 on Instagram. Officially trained/ready to kill some vampires.
"We love our Zoey." - Eddie Perez on Twitter
"Team Rose" - Eddie Perez on Twitter
"Great Dinner. Great Company" - Compass421 on Instagram
"Thank you @ZoeyDeutch @LeaKThompson @maddiedeutch for an amazing evening. The Food...the Company..delish.. #GoodCooking" - Alicia Strom on Twitter
"Zoey & Family feeding us & entertaining us...Great night!" -Alicia Strom
"So why is Zoey not here training?" (Mr.Fu!!!) - Eddie Perez on Twitter
Zoey and Danila aren't the only ones going vamp:
"Last vampire trained. Go Cameron AKA Mason Ashford" - Eddie Perez on Twitter
"Ok Cameron fans he's ready and off to London." - Bobby Strom on Twitter
WHOA. Now that we've covered all those workouts, is it time for a nap?! Seriously, we're so excited to have such a dedicated group of actors working on this film - next step: seeing them in action!
You can find every update during the start of production to the very end in our "Filming of Vampire Academy" tab HERE