‘Vampire Academy’ Cast Interviews (1/27/14)

The cast of ‘Vampire Academy’ is hitting their press tour hard! Check out the interviews and photos from today (Jan. 27, 2014) below!

Sami Gayle on PIX11 News

Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry on Huff Post

Transcript from Reddit’s Chat with Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry:

Vampire Academy Movie Questions:
If you were both moroi, what element would you guys like to specialise in?
LF: Spirit.
ZD: Spirit!!! Duh.
What are you most nervous about in regards to seeing the film?
LF: ummmm….that’s a really good question. I guess I’m nervous for the reaction, like i’m really excited to share it but I hope that everyone enjoys it.
ZD: so I’ve seen it and the final cut, and the thing I’ve been worried about since the beginning is its tone, because it’s so specific. I wouldn’t categorize this movie as a thriller or drama or romance, i can’t specifically pinpoint the genre, but after seeing it, it’s quite evident that the tone is consistent. the humor is relevant, and because of those things, that was what i was the most nervous about. so i’m not nervous, i think it has a very specific feel to it.
Apart from each other, who was your favorite actor to work with on this movie? And, Zoey, I hope you don’t mind me saying that your mom is super hot.
ZD: yes i know but when i was 6 and some random fan asked her to sign a screenshot from a love scene with Tom Cruise in All the right moves, it was mentally scarring because I thought she didn’t love my dad anymore…
Danila Kozlovsky.
LF: It’s so hard, everyone was amazing. I feel really lucky because i’m torn picking my favorite person, we really liked everyone.

+ More from their Reddit transcript below!

How did you prepare for the audition?
LF: I was really excited as soon as i read the script because I connected to Lissa instantly and when i first read it i was in england and on the plane to La i was drawing pictures of her while reading the book, and from the very beginning i just wanted to explore this character out of interest initially rather than knowing that i would get the chance to play her.
ZD: the audition process, there’s no great story for me, mine is just a boring audition process, but after getting it i was excited to play her because she is fun and charming. you know all those times that you wish you had the perfect come back? Rose has the perfect one liners written by the fantastical Dan Waters. so i was very excited to endeavor into that part. maybe that’s the wrong context for that word, i’m not sure.
What was it like working with Dan and Mark Waters?
ZD: they could not be more opposite people.
LF: and so fun to have that contrast. The way they bounce off each other and argue is so much fun to be around.
ZD: Dan and I have the same birthday but not the same year!
What do you think of the soundtrack? Any songs not on there that you wish were?
ZD: one of my sister’s songs, funny enough there is a Haim song on there, and my sister and i went to school with them. I went to school with someone in Haim and my sister was very close to the people in it, and we hadn’t seen each other in a long time so it was bizarre and funny.
What quality do you guys love the most about your characters?
LF: for Lissa i love her sensitivity and her open heart and the way that she feels empathy for every living thing.
ZD: i pretty much said it before when I said what drew me to the role of Rose. She’s tough, funny, charming, the best friend you could ever want. I admire her loyalty.
Is it mortifying to be part of a adaptation that already have a massive fanbase?
LF: no, I think it’s really exciting to be a part of something that already has a life and take it into a new medium!
ZD: I agree. I like that.
What were your reactions when you found out you got the part?
LF: I was in a bit of shock. It took a long time for it to sink in that it was real.
ZD: i was very scared but i took that as a good sign.
Who was the funniest person on set? Lots of love from Italy girls 🙂
LF: well Zoey is pretty high up there!
ZD: Lucy is too nice to be the funniest. Lucy is the nicest. I am the most ridiculous. And maybe Danila was funny to me, he was a goofball to me but he presents himself differently to different people.
LF: He has a way of being funny with everyone. you never know what you’re going to get.

I really admire your friendship, which began when you auditioned! Could you tell me how to burn the movie strengthened the friendship of you and what do you like in your friend?
LF: I think when you go through the process of making a film together, you get to a whole new level of understanding and you get to see each other through your strongest moments and your weakest moments and you get to see each other at both.
ZD: time feels very warped in regards to how close i feel to Lucy because we have known each other for less than a year but we feel like we’ve been friends for more than a year, because we have spent so much time together for the best and worst times of our sanity. so there is a deeper understanding that makes it feel more like family.
LF: also growing together, i grew a lot during the filming process and to be with Zoey during that time gave us a friendship that runs very deep.

What was your favorite set? {Lucy}
LF: i actually loved the little attic with all the old dusty books and stained glass windows. it felt really ancient and i really felt like i was in the Vampire world when I was in there!
If you can take home one item from the props/clothes/things on set, what would it be? And why?
LF: i would want to take home the Lissa dress that I wear at the Equinox dance because i love it and I think it’s really pretty and I was in it for a lot of the film so it has a lot of memories attached.
ZD: I’d take home the beautifully custom made school uniform blazer. It was gorgeous in person.
I’m 30 and I’m totally going to see this, idgaf.
ZD: yes you do!!! and for all the haters out there, you tell ’em. everyone will have fun!
there is no shame in being 30 and going to this film, it’s funny, it’s relevant, and it’s a good time.

1 thing you LOVE about playing a vampire?

LF: the fangs. and the powers.
ZD: i loved the chance to learn how to fight.
Hi Lucy, did you have a hard time speaking in English accent?
LF: No it’s actually strangely easy for an australian to learn to speak with an english accent because patterns and intonations are fairly similar. Like the australian accent originally came from british, it’s easier to train the muscles to be english!
ZD: she was very on top of her game, she worked very hard on the accent as well.

What is your favorite moment between Rose and Lissa from the movie and the books?
LF: both of us love one of the final scenes where everything has calmed down a bit and we are just hanging out in the church attic and having this feeling of relief that we’ve made it through.
ZD: in the movie, there’s a really funny opening scene that really establishes Lissa and Rose’s relationship that I think is good.
Zoey and Lucy, How was filming at night?
LF: It was actually kind of fun to live backwards for a while.
ZD: it was dark.

Hi guys! I’m SO SO SO excited for the movie! How did you two prepare for your roles? Did you get any sort of special insight from Richelle Mead on the characters? Thanks for doing this!
ZD: well I have six of Rose Hathaway’s diaries, all the books are written from her perspective, so I had a lot of work pre-done for me.
LF: I read the first book over and over to absorb everything on her journey and her psychological journey and having Richelle come to set on that one day to talk about how she wanted the characters played and conveyed, it was great to talk to her

What was the best part of shooting in London? (sorry if there’re spelling mistakes)
LF: I loved the theater and having the chance to go see beautiful plays.
ZD: Well, come on I’m 19 years old and i get to film a movie in England for a few months?! It is the most amazing glamorous and exciting experience ever! I’m not jaded so I saw the coolness of the experience. I loved the people’s sense of humor too, in America my humor is bitchy but in England it’s british.

What is the hardest scene you had to do?
LF: I think it was for me the power scenes, when I was healing or being tortured because I got to use a lot of imagination and create a sensation that was unknown so it was the hardest but also the most fun because it challenged me a lot.

More Vampire Academy related Questions: 
If the rest of the VA series gets the green light, which book would you be most excited to bring to life? (That’s if you’ve read them all!)
LF: 3
ZD: second for me i think!
Is Sami as nice as she seems? x
LF: YES. she is really sweet.
Which couple you think is the hottest? Lissa and Christian? Or Dimitri and Rose? 😉
ZD: have you SEEN Lucy and Dom’s lips?????
If you could choose to be a Moroi, a Dhampir or a Strigoi (idk maybe you like evil), which one would you guys choose?
LF: Moroi. I sometimes got jealous of the Dhampir during all the fighting.
ZD: going to say dhampir.

How would you guys describe Dominic Sherwood in one word????
ZD: lovely.

Favorite vampire movie?
ZD: Vampire Academy! It’s amazing and you should see it.
LF: Agreed.

We have a very talented cast of actor-musicians. who sang more on the set? Dominic, Danila, Dominique, Edward …
LF: danila sang a lot.

ZD: yeah, Danila

Hey guys if you’re not play Rose and Lissa in VA , which character would you like to play?
ZD: Natalie for me.
LF: Victor.

How many spoilers do you guys know about the rest of the series?
LF: like, all of them? but we’re not going to say!
Have you developed any kind of phychic bond? 🙂 
LF: in a way yeah. Zoey kind of knows things about what i am feeling and doing and we can read each other really well now. we know each other well now.
ZD: I would say yes. if i a guy is supposed to fall in love with me for a movie role, i don’t try to reflect that in real life, but in this movie my and Lucy’s relationship is mirrored by lissa’s and rose’s. a lot of times in a film people think they have to create something in real life, but we were lucky enough to have it happen in real life.

Do you think the rest of the series (we pray for all the movies) will be hard to play? P.S: Love you both :)! Hugs and love from Chile 🙂
LF: hugs and love back to Chile!
I would love to let Lissa grow to the full extent. I think it’s really amazing to get the chance to be with the character for a long time and be a part of their journey. hopefully we can grow up with them.
ZD: yeah!

If you could pick ANY magical power for yourself as a vampire, what would it be? 🙂 
LF: i think that for me the power of spirit, that’s one of the reasons I love Lissa so much. I think that to be able to heal is the coolest power in the world.
ZD: um, i would not have a magical power. Because i just feel like every story that resonates with me with supernatural abilities always has them wishing they were being normal. but if I’m being honest, reading minds.

Zoey, how excited are you about your new movie project “Midnight Rider”?
I am so excited, it’s a completely different project i’ve never played and hthe people involved are awesome. I can’t wait to act again!
Damn, ya’ll picked a crucial time to do this lol. Voting for the MTV Movie Brawl like craycray over here! Also, how AWESOME was Beyonce’s performance last night? 😉

ZD: I LOVE BEYONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I literally landed and tweeted someone send me the link of drunken love! (ZoeY)

Top three favourite movies. Ready…set…GO!

ZD: I don’t know!!! i always lie about these type of questions but i’m being honest with reddit today.
LF: LOTR, the lion king, Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind.
Which Mean Girls clique would you be a part of? I’d probably be a part of the “Girls who eat their feelings” clique. (I’m emotional and I love food) haha!
ZD: I dunno what clique id be a part of!!
LF: I think the point of Mean Girls is that at the end they are happy with who they are and don’t need to be in a clique anymore. That would be the clique that i would want to be a part of.
Holaaa Zoey! ¿Dónde aprendiste Español? Un beso! Si! (ZoeY)
If you were a man for one day, what would you do?
ZD: write my name in the sand when i pee.
LF: I’ve never thought about that before. I grew up very feminist and I like to think that there’s nothing I can’t do as a woman that i could do as a man.
Lucy how is America treating you so far, do you miss surfing and the australian beaches?
LF: I miss Australia a lot, I like America too but australia is a really hard place to let go of, it will always be home.
Are you introverts or extraverts? (I think all actresses are usually extraverts)
HD: I’m super introverted, I actually never say my opinion. And that was just a lie.
LF: well when I was a kid I was very quiet and nobody could hear me when i spoke, so my parents sent me to speech and drama to find my voice. And I found it! So naturally i am shy, but I’ve been trained to say what I feel.
Lucy, I’ve noticed you have lots of Australian pride! Hope your Australia day was lovely x
Yeah I was on the plane for Australia day, so I felt kind of homesick, but my heart was there.
zoey: here is a challenge. can you name all your animals?? 🙂 No! (ZoeY)
All I can picture is Zoey and Lucy walking away after this AMA, just saying “Well, that was fuckin’ weird.”
ZD: I’ve already said it. and p.s. I’m loving it
Say “Hi Brazilian Fans, We Love yours” please?
ZD: Hi Brazilian fans we love you please!
How do you guys feel about your fans?
ZD: we love them! they are amazing and they are passionate!! I personally feel so undeserving when people say I am an inspiration
Hey guys! Have you all picked out your dresses for the Premiere? And how would you both describe your fashion styles! ❤ Lots of love from India!
LF: India! that is so cool!
for me I’ve always been really relaxed and a bit of a hippy, but now it’s exciting to get the chance to play with clothes and be more creative with it and for the first time i’m really learning to be more artistic and playful in what i wear. I have an idea of my dress for the premiere but it’s not set in stone yet.
ZD: where in India? I want to go!
Fashion sense: I have 2 juxtaposing styles, one very sophisticated and then the other extremely bohemian thriftstore shopping, so complete juxtapositions of one another.
Hi guys! No specific question here, but I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work and support, you’re two of the best cast members we could ever ask for. You’re a constant source of inspiration for all of us VA Family, and I hope that you both do well in wherever you go after Vampire Academy!
 LF: that is lovely, thank you, we are grateful for your support too!

Zoey: how do you spell your Hebrew name? 🙂 CHIA. it means life in hebrew!

Zoey have you seen Talladega Nights Ballad of Ricky Bobby? if yes, fave qoute? 🙂 
ZD: way to put me on the spot! i have short term memory loss i think so I can’t remember if I’ve seen it but yes.
Zoey and Lucy! What do you think of Brazil? You have very dedicated fans here! We love you!
 LF: I have always wanted to go to Brazil!
ZD: me too!!
LF: I want to go there and get lost in the Amazon jungle.
ZD: brazil has the most insanely loyal fans. I always see everyone saying “Brazil I love you!!

Ya’ll are so young! I’ve always wondered as young actors do you tend to geek out over seasoned actors? Either in front of them or after they walk away.
ZD: I do! I think it’s a sign of respect. and you know who’s really good about that? Is Sarah Hyland. Sarah understands the importance of respecting fellow seasoned artists, and i really like that about her because there’s a line between being annoying to somebody and being excited to be around them, and i think it’s a good thing to let a fellow actor know that you’re a huge fan of theirs.
LF: i guess i haven’t been in that situation where you just suddenly meet someone.

Hey girls! First, I want to say I love you both so much! And my question is what do you think about MTV movie brawl? Are you proud? 🙂
ZD: i am proud except for we haven’t won yet!! please keep voting!
LF: please keep getting people to vote…
Will you guys do a meet & greet here in NYC? 🙂 🙂
ZD: there is one in new jersey next week? on Thursday at the Paramus mall.

Zoey, whats your favorite food??? all of it.
How’s it working with the legend Sarah Michelle Gellar on Ringer? Would you ever work with her again? YESSS! She is a boss-ass bitch. She knows what she is doing and I am such a fan of hers. She was a producer she was playing both the lead characters, and she was pregnant while we were shooting and we didn’t know, and a 2 year old daughter, and always on her game. she is SO prepared. She is so funny and awesome. I would love to work with her again.
What’s the funniest prank you’ve pulled or been a victim of?
LF: I dunno!
ZD: me either…
Favorite bands/music artists? Thank you ladies for all your work on the film, I hope to meet y’all in Texas this week!
LF: I love Australian music like Matt Corby and the Cat Empire, and Xavier and Ben Howard as well.

Lucy, will you back to Mako Island in series 2 of Mako? And what Zoey think about you as a mermaid? Unfortunately I am not going to be a part of season 2. But I hope it’s as successful and wonderful as it can be (Lucy)
What helps you to dispose yourself for work and is there any music works that inspire you?
LF: Florence and the Machine…
ZD: I get overstimulated by music unless I am focusing on it like i don’t necessarily like to listen to music in the background, it makes me feel too much and i don’t like feeling too much.

Zoey, would you kiss Danila on the VA premiere if we win on #MTVMovieBrawl?????
ZD: sure, why not?
In an interview with Sarah Hyland at the Grammys she say about you guys “They’re so beautiful, you just stare and you’re like [groans]”
ZD: says her, really? She’s like beautiful. She’s like a little doll…i have a big girl crush on her, i love her. and then you’re friends with them and you’re like I still have a friend crush on you.

Zoey will you teach Lucy the wonder of internet? I’m trying to so I don’t have to take all the responsibility of tweeting! but i love her for who she is so if she is not going to be on the interwebs, she will not be on the interwebs.

Hi! Will you guys come to Turkey? There are many VA fans in Turkey and we want to see our Lissa and Rose!

LF: I’d love to go to Turkey one day!

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