Beautiful Creatures, a novel written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is going to hit the big screen this February 14th 2013. This new supernatural romance movie revolves around the life of Lena Duchannes and Ethan Wate who are drawn to each other in a small town of Gatlin. Lena, a newcomer comes to the town bearing a dark secret: she possesses strange powers that have long been par t of her family’s bloodline. Ethan, a simple guy wants to leave the town because he sees no future within it but is quickly drawn to Lena after she arrives. Their romance is threatened by the dangers within Lena’s family who possesses Dark power and her being a Caster. Their lives will forever change because once Lena turns sixteen she must undergo the Claiming, a process that will decide her fate for the rest of her life. A time where she will know if she will be claimed to Light or Dark. Beautiful Creatures is directed by Richard LaGravanese and it stars Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Irons. Check out an interview with Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich on their upcoming movie, Beautiful Creatures.
“An Interview With Beautiful Creatures Stars: Alice Englert and Alden Enreneich
To celebrate the release of Beautiful Creatures, in cinemas 13th Febuary, TNS sat down with stars Alden Ehreneich and Alice Englert to discuss their first major roles, the film and Stewart/ Pattinson comparisons.
What attracted you guys to this film?
Alden: My character was the first thing. I knew within a couple of pages I wanted to do the film and when I read it I felt chemistry with the character. I just admired him [Ethan] in certain ways, his outlook, idealism, determination and the humour.
Alice: What drew me to it was that it didn’t take itself too seriously, which is why I could take it seriously. For a supernatural fantasy film it had a lot of humanity in it: it felt really real. Richard LaGravenese did a really lovely, charming, heartfelt job of making a coming of age love story that also has the fun playfulness of the fantasy world which I think is playful and I liked that.
What was it like working with Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson and Viola Davis?
Alice: Oh amazing! Emma Thompson is the funniest woman.
Alden: She is amazing.
Alice: Jeremy Irons is Jeremy Irons, he is beyond what you imagine him to be. He is more himself than himself, it’s difficult to explain. For example when I first met him I thought he was in costume because he has this great grand outfit. It was like a army jumpsuit and aviators and he is just like ‘Yeah.’
Alden: Me and my friend were trying to make up a slang word and be came up with ‘Brita’ (a filler that purifies water). So it means if you say someone is ‘Brita’ it means they are pretty much what they are, and it’s like what you said about Jeremy, someone who is clearly themselves…..now that sounds stupid! [Laughs]”
So was it fun on set?
Alice: Yeah. It was one of the most funniest and easiest shoots I’ve ever done.
Alden: For me, my character required a lot of energy (for the comedy scenes) to be playful and having a good time, and that just adds upto having a good day.”
The rest of the interview can be read at The National Student
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