'Modern Family's Sarah Hyland talks 'Vampire Academy': 3 highlights
"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland is ready for audiences to sink their teeth into her new role in the film "Vampire Academy."
The movie, based on the popular 2007 novel, tells the story of two girls named Rose and Lissa (played by actresses Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry, respectively) who are brought back to the boarding school they escaped from to find dangerous lies and secrets within it.
The film, directed by "Mean Girls" director Mark Waters, his theaters nationwide on Feb. 7.
Hyland spoke to OTRC.com recently about the vampire flick, where she talked about social media's reaction to her casting in the movie, what it was like working with her cast mates and about doing stunts for the first time.
WATCH videos of Hyland's interview with OTRC.com above and check out three highlights below.
1. On making the film and performing stunts for the first time ...
"It was so much fun. It was my first time overseas in London. It was my first time doing stunts, choreographed fighting. It actually wasn't my first time playing a vampire, I played a vampire before but, it was so much fun and the cast was just so terrific and Mark Waters and Daniel Waters are just geniuses. I think that's the best way to describe them."
2. On social media reaction to her casting ...
"As soon as it was announced that I was playing Natalie, they started going crazy. They made fan art and they've been so supportive, you know. I think the only negative things that people have said about me, well, never mind, I can't say that because it'll give too much away. But people have always been so supportive on Twitter and on their Tumblrs and Instagram and all that social media mayhem. They've been really supportive and amazing and I just hope that they like the movie. I hope that they do because, I hope that they like the movie more than I do."
3. On working with her cast members ...
"We were all so very close. Lucy is like a young Nicole Kidman, so elegant and beautiful and so talented that I just kind of stare at her sometimes, that's all you really can do. And Zoey and I have this spastic energy that's just over-the-top crossing the line at times, so we really clicked from the get go. And she's just so, so professional and amazing and hard working. She worked her butt off in this film and I'm so proud of her. And I just kind of made weird faces and said lines. That's really all I did."
Reporting by Cari Skillman of KABC Television, which produces the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).