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When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire.
Over the years all these vampire movies have come out and nobody looks like a vampire anymore.
I have never met a vampire personally, but I don't know what might happen tomorrow.
The whole theme of Interview with the Vampire was Louis's quest for meaning in a godless world. He searched to find the oldest existing immortal simply to ask, What is the meaning of what we are?
I want a cheeseburger so badly, but I have to be a vampire in a few weeks.
Like some kind of particularly tenacious vampire the short story refuses to die, and seems at this point in time to be a wonderful length for our generation.
I love vampire stories. That's why I did the movie. Women especially were taken with that movie-even more so when it came out on video.
I'm about to play an emaciated pregnant vampire, so I've stopped using as much butter as Paula Deen - just until 'Breaking Dawn' is over.
The most difficult novel I have had to write in terms of just getting it done was The Vampire Lestat. It took a year to write.
For many years I had heard about an underworld consisting of people who act out a vampire fantasy while I was living in New York. Fortunately for me there are also several books on the phenomena.
I remember being a kid and sleeping over at my friend's house and staying up late and watching 'Nosferatu.' Vampire movies are supposed to be secret and bad. They should be rated R.
Vampires are immortal, you can do whatever you want, and get away with it. And there's the seduction part of course, sex is a big part of the vampire thing.
Jonny Lee Miller
I'm a big fan of vampire movies generally and that sort of tradition of characters.
I love vampire movies. I think they are sexy.
Actually I liked that 'Let the Right One In,' that Swedish vampire movie.
There was no male vampire type in existence. Someone suggested an actor of the Continental School who could play any type, and mentioned me.
The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing, but it was a success.
The role seemed to demand that I keep myself worked up to fever pitch, so I took on the actual attributes of the horrible vampire, Dracula.
It's cool to play a vampire and be a part of this new, hot genre.
What I'm working on now - I'm back to fantasy, although considering that it's me, I'm turning it into a kind of science fantasy. It's a vampire story - but my vampires are biological vampires. They didn't become vampires because someone bit them; they were born that way.
Memnoch the Devil happen to be my favorite of all The Vampire Chronicles.
I'm from New Orleans. There's a lot of vampire mystique and mythology that resonates there, and I was fascinated by it. I always wanted to play one.
I know not everyone starts out reading high literature. If you read enough you might be drawn to some other things, so maybe those vampire books are what they call 'gateway books.' I just coined that term. I don't know if there's a thing called 'gateway books.'
It's difficult to do a genre film well, and it doesn't matter if you're talking vampire movies or 'Dawn of the Dead' or 'The Thing' or 'Escape From New York.' Those kind of movies, they understand what the old-school B-movie is supposed to be, they get the throwback of it.
I'm like an old vampire, so it's important to talk to young people.
Like a cyclone, imperialism spins across the globe; militarism crushes peoples and sucks their blood like a vampire.
I've worked with Len Wiseman before, on the 'Underworld' series, in which I was a vampire. The first two of those were his first two films. And I admire him beyond measure. I think he's tremendous, as a man and as a director.
The phenomenon of vampires has always appealed to me. Everyone kind of likes a vampire story because it almost could be true.
I've seen little pieces of 'Interview with a Vampire' when it was on TV, but I kind of always go yuck! I don't watch R-rated movies, so that really cuts down on a lot of the horror.
I think that my vampires in general were influenced by my being allowed to watch the Hammer vampire films. Vampire Circus, also shown as Circus of Fear, was one of those movies.
Laurell K. Hamilton
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