Fangs God It’s Friday: Mercury

One of the best vampire films in the past few decades has to be Blade. Among the vampires in the cast is Mercury, Deacon Frost’s right hand lady (and possibly lover, given some rather bloody smacky lip they engage in at one point).

Arly Jover as vampiress Mercury in Blade

Played by Arly Jover, she really got into the part. If her performance isn’t enough to let you know how much she enjoyed herself, you need only read a quote on her imdb.com page.

“I’m the new generation who fights the old generation. I’m the angelic/evil character. I’m part of the new world, the new ways, and the old ones must die. For me, being a vampire was an addiction, a human being turned into a vampire is like being addicted to blood, being addicted to a drug. You have to think this person had a life before being a vampire.”

I think the most interesting thing about her character Mercury is how little press she received compared to her screen time. What makes this especially amusing is that so much promotion was placed on another actress playing a vampire in the film, Traci Lords. Unlike Mercury, who plays a role in this movie from beginning to end, Lords’ character Racquel doesn’t even make it past the first ten minutes.

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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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