Fangs God It’s Friday: Lestat de Lioncourt

For setting this week’s Fangs God It’s Friday on cruise control. Tom Cruise, that is. I will admit that I was among the doubtful when “Maverick” was cast as Anne Rice’s most popular vampire Lestat de Lioncourt. Then I saw the trailer for the film, and it was obvious. He nailed the part. Some will dispute that, but all you need do to realize how good his Lestat was is to compare his performance with Stuart Townsend’s in Queen of the Damned (my sympathies if you watch that film).

Tom Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt from Interview with the Vampire

Speaking as someone who read Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat, I think he did right by this bad boy vampire. He was also blessed with a script that got it right, too. There are always rumors of a Vampire Chronicles reboot, and I pity the guy who has to follow this act.


About Bill Blume

Bill Blume discovered his love for the written word while in high school and has been writing ever since. His latest book Gidion's Blood is being released on August 11th by Diversion Books. His short stories have been in many fantasy anthologies and various ezines. Just like the father figure in his first novel, Bill works as a 911 dispatcher for Henrico County Police and has done so for more than a decade. He also served as the 2013 chair for James River Writers in Richmond, which produces one of the nation’s best annual conferences for educating and connecting writers.
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