With this years newest Vampire flick, Vampire Academy Blood Sisters, due to hit screens next week, Hypable had the opportunity to sit down with cast member Dominic Sherwood, who portrays Moroi, Chirstian Ozera.
Hypable – How did you create the character of Christian?
I went to six auditions for the part of Christian. This is really embarrassing, I worked at Hollister just up the road from where the auditions were being held and I would do an audition one day and my agent would ring me up and say, “that was great but they want you to make him funnier.” I would go in and do that and then I would get a phone call saying, “yeah, that was great but they want you to go in and make him darker, and make him poutier.” I was like, “oh my god, you don’t know what you want!” But when I got offered the role I realized that Christian was all those things.
They wanted to make sure everything was there, so that is how I molded the character, just by looking back at all the audition process. Mark had this idea in his head of what he had to be and I had the script to work off of so I kind of just….smushed, I’m not really sure that is a real word but I’m going to use it.
It’s a word.
Yeah? cool, cool. So I smushed all of those elements I had, all those little pieces, I smushed those together. Three times I used that word there!
What was your favorite Christian scene to film? Is there a scene that you were nervous to film?
There is never anything I don’t want to do. If I see something in the script that is challenging that is always like my favorite bit to get to. If we have to cry, or to do anything dangerous or epic those are my favorite bits to go for. But when I read the script it was the ending which I can’t talk about because I don’t want to spoil. I’ve already done that with my housemate and he was really upset but when I read that in the script I was very excited to kind of get that up on its feet but then it got rewritten. We had the ending in the script originally then Dan came up to me one day and said yeah we are not doing this anymore we’re doing this. I was like that’s awesome too! When I read the script I was like that is going to be a fun day.
What was it like to use fire as Christian’s element?
I was so excited to get to play with fire. It was unreal. We toyed around with the idea early on with this special gel where they could set my hands on fire. I could have done all this crazy stuff with it but we ended up not using it. We had live fire on the set for the whole ending sequence but again, I’m not allowed to mention, but it was cool. We had fire very close to my body at one point and the stunt and safety team had gotten to know me by then and they knew I was pretty clumsy and dumb at times. They were like, “don’t put your hands in the fire whatever you do.” I was like, “Cool. I will try to do that guys, not put my hands in open flame.”
The first few days were nerve wracking. I was cast late in the game. I was cast and two or three days later we went to table read. We didn’t really have rehearsal time, Mark doesn’t really believe in it because if you rehearse it and get it done amazingly that means you kill that take which completely makes sense.
What was it like filming scenes with Lucy?
Christain and LissaThe first few days I met Lucy, we were filming the ball which is near the end of the movie, obviously I was nervous. Everyone was on the set so I was really, really nervous. Then day two we were doing some dancing and then Mark comes up and goes, “ok, we are going to do some kissing now.” I was like, “oh my god, I completely forgot we were doing this.” We had barely spoken, we hadn’t talked about it properly, we were like, “what sort of kiss? They want us to do it right now? Oh my god, what are we going to do?” It actually turned out to be the easiest thing because Lucy is so lovely and our personalities just work with each other. We got the first kiss out of the way and it was just smooth sailing from there on out.
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