Within the past few months or so, I have gotten into heavy metal and Goth music; more so, one of my favorite bands of the moment has got to be Type O Negative and they’re commonly known as a Gothic metal band. It makes sense because their music includes sounds of organs penetrating supposed church hallways or even women crying out in the dead of night for their lives. Anyway, I digress…
The reason I mention this band is because a little birdie recently shared with me that Type O’s lead singer, Peter Steele, was up for the role of Lestat in Interview with the Vampire back in 1994. I’m going to share my thoughts on how I think that film would’ve turned out if Steele actually played the unforgettable role.
Tom Cruise as Lestat was good at best; he portrayed an age-old creature that didn’t do too well with change and had sired a lost soul, played by a young Brad Pitt. That’s fine and great but I would have liked to have seen a vampire with – pardon my French – balls!
Peter Steele would have been the perfect man to play a vampire that ruined lives, broke people’s psyche down in an instant, and climbed the ladder of Sire-dom like nobody’s business.
Take for instance the scene where Lestat gives Louis the choice of eternal life; Steele would have just attacked on pure animal instinct and thought about it later on once the deed was done. How about the scene where Lestat gets murdered for the first time? Peter Steele wouldn’t have taken any crap from Louis or a pre-pubescent Kirsten Dunst; the man would’ve fought back then killed the two whiny bastards in one blow.
Gee, do you think I would’ve preferred Peter Steele over Tom Cruise? Perhaps if they ever make a remake of the film, we’ll get to vote for Type O’s lead singer. Someday…