Luke Evans is playing Prince Vlad, best known as Dracula in the new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 116-year-old novel.
The production is being filmed in different locations of Northern Ireland due to the landscape’s similarity with Transylvania, where the novel takes place.
Apparently Luke Evans was very impressed with their location, called Limavady, saying it is “absolutely gorgeous” and he wasn’t alone, director Gary Shore was also amazed by the location’s natural beauty.
The Roe Valley town was invaded by the Hollywood production earlier this month when Evans, Dominic Cooper, and the rest of the cast joined the Irish director.
“By the end of the day we had a really impressive little audience watching, we couldn’t believe it”, said the Welsh actor.
Dracula will explore the beginnings of the father of all vampires, who used to be known as Prince Vlad, and sold his soul to save his wife and child.
Luke Evans talks about the demanding schedule that he has at the moment explaining,
“I spent eight hours in the water filming, and to top it off they were spraying my face and hair with water” but as the consummate professional he is, and despite the long day, he said he was “excited to go back out and do it again” the next day.
Shore joked that Luke was perfectly fine “in his waders and waterproof clothing.”
Both men found the place beautiful and Luke called Limavady “absolutely gorgeous” adding that he was “thrilled at how welcoming and excited people were” about the filming.
Dracula with Luke Evans is set to open on August 8, 2014.
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