Ethan Hawke and Weirdly Sexual Vampires

In a recent interview, Ethan Hawke, the star of the latest hit vampire movie, Daybreakers, gave us a bit of insight on how he feels about vampires.

“I know why I like vampires, it’s the same reason 11-year-olds like vampires. I remember I spent the night over at a friend’s house when I was about 11-years-old and Nosferatu came on, with Isabelle Adjani. She was so beautiful,” he said.

“Other vampire movies have captured that completely too, like Twilight and Interview With The Vampire tried to. It’s this sensuality… something weirdly sexual about vampires,” he added.

And not only did he land his beloved vampire role in Daybreakers, but he also got to wear some kickass fangs – on and off of set.

“The worst thing was that I loved my fangs. Because they were fitted on to my teeth, and they were really cool to put them on for parties,” said Hawke. Haha, awesome. A sexy man that loves vampires and has fangs, mmm, sounds perfect.

Daybreakers, which hit theaters January 8, 2010, follows Ethan Hawke’s character Edward Dalton. The year is 2019 and a horrible plague has transformed almost every single human into vampires. Since almost every human is a vamp they are running dangerously low on their supply of blood. The big bad vampires plot their survival, while a researcher works with a secret group of vampires in attempt to save humankind.

So far the flick has received excellent reviews. Yea yea, it has also been bashed and hated by a few reviewers, but for the most part people are saying that it’s an intelligent and highly entertaining film. Even VampChix enjoyed it.

“I’d rate it just above middle.  If you think too hard, you might start questioning our own society and its dog-eat-dog mentality (which the film showcases nicely at the end), but I never want to think too much watching a horror flick.”

Sounds good to me.

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


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