Lead actor, Luke Evans admit that the vampire movies ‘Dracula Untold’ is not his ‘Cup Of Tea’
“To be honest with you, vampire films aren’t really my cup of tea. But I don’t feel like I’m in a quintessential vampire film, because we’re telling a different story, which gives it a different entity.”
“I certainly didn’t want to make another movie that’s ‘just another Dracula film’. That’s why I think the title’s appropriate – it’s the untold story of the beginnings of one of the most famous vampires who’s ever been written about.”
Luke Evans talk with Screen rant as the actor Explains What Makes His Dracula Different
When asked : This is a character-driven version of Dracula. From your point of view what is the change between the pre-vampire Vlad/Dracula and the post Dracula? Besides the fangs obviously.
Luke Evans: Well you meet Vlad at the beginning of the film and he’s in a good place, he’s had 10 years of peace. He’s in a loving relationship with his beautiful wife and he has a good kid. His people are happy and everything is prosperous, so he’s quite in a good place. Then a threat comes of an invasion by the Ottoman empire, he loses his security and becomes quite vulnerable. The cracks start to show, you see his weaknesses and you see he’s a very vulnerable leader. Then he gains this gift in a way, these powers that he has after he chooses to become a vampire and you see a different character. I guess he becomes more confident, he has hope all of a sudden in a different way.
He also has these abilities which he didn’t have before which no one else knows about but he’s aware he can do these things; he can speak to you without opening his mouth and you can hear what he’s saying and all those things and he can fly and jump, he’s immortal and can heal. I think that sort of stuff is good to play on. As we go further into film, I get to play those internal confident boosting moments. I think there’s a lot of Vlad that you see in the beginning, that you see at the end. The important thing that we wanted to do we wanted to impress in the character of Vlad and Dracula, when he becomes the vampire, is that you see the human in the vampire. We don’t want to disassociate the two people we want to keep them the same person, the same emotional drive he has at the beginning of the film and the reasons why he does what he does are still prevalent at the end of the film. So, in a way he’s the same person but in a way he isn’t and he has other things going on.
Air New Zealand’s The Hobbit safety video published great stuff idea as the airline created safety video featuring The Hobbit character Which you will see The Welsh star cameo in Air New Zealand’s themed on-board information video
Concluding the airline’s highly successful three-year association with the Peter Jackson-directed Hobbit films – as well as the Kiwi-filmed Lord of the Rings triptych which preceded it – the recording is going to be proven to passengers initially in October.
Designed to coincide with the cinematic relieve the 3rd and final instalment in the series, entitled The Battle of the Five Armies, it’s also set to feature cameo performances from other as-yet-undisclosed members of the cast, as well as a look from Jackson himself.
The films did wonders for New Zealand by increasing its tourist trade and creating employment for armies of actors, set-builders, engineers and visual effects artists.