Without any further ado, here’s our first look at Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters. USA Today shared three stills from the movie featuring the three main players: Rose (Zoey Deutch), Lissa (Lucy Fry), and Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky). Along with the stills, the article includes an interview with Zoey and director Mark Waters about the character of Rose.
“She’s got a lot of personality, and that fun, brassy energy is what makes Rose interesting,” the filmmaker (Mean Girls) says of the character played by Zoey Deutch in the movie, adapted from the first book of Richelle Mead’s young-adult series by Waters’ brother Daniel (Heathers).
“I love this story and Rose and every aspect of it just as much as any die-hard fan,” Deutch says. “I’m stoked for people to see how we’ve remained loyal to the book but also injected some of our own colors into it.”
Deutch, 18, says her sense of humor is as brutal as her fighting skills. “Someone who I, Zoey Deutch, would not want to mess with.”
Rose may be a very pretty girl but she’s got a lot of testosterone, Waters adds. “She has a wicked sense of humor and is openly sexual — when she likes a guy, she goes after him. It’s not at all like the shy, demure creatures you’ll meet in the YA novels.”
And while both Rose and Lissa have love interests, Vampire Academy has more of a “sisters before misters” vibe than its ilk. “The person they’re running after at the end of the movie is each other, not the guy,” Waters says.
Still, Rose is a teenager with hormones and she’s definitely got the hots for her mentor Dimitri, played by Russian actor Danila Kozlovsky.
“For Zoey, she was quite smitten with him in reality, and treating him in the god-like manner they refer to him in the book wasn’t much of a stretch for her,” Waters says.
What do you think of the stills?