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Vampire Academy Goodies: New Poster and More

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With the release of Vampire Academy nearby, the publicity and promos are gearing up and it’s impossible to keep track! Especially when you count all the TV spots and trailers they keep releasing every two days! When the tagline said ”Prepare to be Tested” back in July, 2013 … this is surely what they meant! We bring you a roundup of all that has happened so far. Check our Vampire Academy page to make sure you are up to date with everything going on.

1. First up – Check out this poster, definitely an improvement with the colour and tagline and our Morois and Dhampirs look fierce and ready to battle, in an exclusive reveal via Buzzfeed.

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2. Check out the songs from the Vampire Academy soundtrack, we’ve updated with the CHVRCHES cover of Bela Lugosi’s Dead and all other songs (except one yet to be released) right here and the CHVRCHES cover right below –

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3. Danila Kolzovsky (Dimitri Belikov) attended a press conference in Russia to talk about the film. Read the English Translation of the interview which is SUPER ADORBS on Kozlovsky Brazil and if you want to watch him, and lets be honest, who wouldn’t even if they don’t understand Russian, watch it below!

Check out some of our favourite highlights from the press conference –

Danila on Skyping with Mark Waters (on auditioning for VA):

“I showed him two scenes from Richelle’s 1st book. The first scene is how real a Dhampir must kill a Strigoi. I showed him some gestures and read the text. The second scene was about how Dimitri first understood he was falling for Roza. I must show how I see her (Roza), what i’m thinking, how i’m looking at her, what i’m thinking about her.”

Danila on his Vampire Academy Movie partners:

“All the guys are so young (i repeat: so young!) But all of them are incredibly talented. They (Dominic & Lucy) are big professionals but they’re funny too. They made my hard work easier because both have a great sense of humor. There were a lot of joke and laugh during the shooting. They (Dominic & Lucy) helped me with my adaptation very much! She (Zoey Deutch) works so much and so hard! She had only one day off on this shooting, but i never heard complaints from her.”

Danila on Richelle Mead:

“I must say my personal thanks to this amazing writer and woman. She created a very interesting character: Dimitri. She allowed him to fall in love, to love and to protect those he loves! He’s a gentleman and i really appreciate it! Thank you, Richelle!”

Journalist: Can you compare Vampire Academy with Twilight or Harry Potter, for example?

“I never watched Twilight. But i watched Harry Potter! I’m a real fan of this story. Once i watched all the Harry Potter movies in a whole day. (Everyone has a bad day when we want to relax, don’t we?) – Danila laughs – I can’t compare these movies. Every single one of them has their own mythology. Maybe i can only say that the main action of these stories is at schools (or Academy). But i don’t see other points.”

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4. Sami Gayle (Mia Rinaldi) appeared on PIX11 to speak about Vampire Academy. She spoke about how Vampire Academy was different from other vampire movies because it was set in a school and is about the tribulations of teenagers at school  and how difficult it is to grow up in the stage between adolescents and adults, something both demographics will be able to relate to. Check out the interview below –

You can also check out the screencaps and transcription on Fans of Vampire Academy.

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5. Sarah Hyland (Natalie Dashkov) appeared on the radio with Ryan Seacrest to talk about Vampire Academy. Sarah said that she was excited for her fans to see the film because it is so different than anything else she’s ever done in the past. She described her character as being nerdy, wearing fake pimples, glasses and frizzy hair. Listen to the session below –

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6. Zoey Deutch (Rose Hathaway) and Lucy Fry (Lissa Dragomir) took over a Reddit AMA session, answering questions from fans. Check it out on Fans of Vampire Academy. Our favourites are shown below –

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7. Zoey and Lucy then appeared live on Huffington Post to chat about Vampire Academy. They looked super cute –

Zoey spoke about how funny Vampire Academy is and Lucy added that it takes a cheekiness to vampires along with the power and darkness that comes with being a vampire. Watch the interview below –

Check out more screencaps and some quotes on Fans of Vampire Academy.

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8. Richelle Mead has seen the movie and she loved it! Last night she took over @VAOfficialMovie‘s Twitter handle to chat with fans who had questions for her. Check out the excerpts below and read her full interview here on Fans of Vampire Academy or Her Royal Guardian. Some of our favourites are below –

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9. A few days earlier, Dominic Sherwood (Christian Ozera) did an interview for Hypable which is so insightful. Be sure to read it. Our favourite Q&As …

Q: How did you create the character of Christian?
A: “I went to six auditions for the part of Christian. This is really embarrassing, I worked at Hollister just up the road from where the auditions were being held and I would do an audition one day and my agent would ring me up and say, “that was great but they want you to make him funnier.” I would go in and do that and then I would get a phone call saying, “yeah, that was great but they want you to go in and make him darker, and make him poutier.” I was like, “oh my god, you don’t know what you want!” But when I got offered the role I realized that Christian was all those things.”

Q: What was it like to use fire as Christian’s element?

A: “I was so excited to get to play with fire. It was unreal. We toyed around with the idea early on with this special gel where they could set my hands on fire. I could have done all this crazy stuff with it but we ended up not using it. We had live fire on the set for the whole ending sequence but again, I’m not allowed to mention, but it was cool. We had fire very close to my body at one point and the stunt and safety team had gotten to know me by then and they knew I was pretty clumsy and dumb at times. They were like, “don’t put your hands in the fire whatever you do.” I was like, “Cool. I will try to do that guys, not put my hands in open flame.””

Q: Do you have a message for the fans?

A: “It would be: thank you. For all of the support you have given us and being so nice to us. The MTV Movie Brawl is going on right now and they are so 100% behind us. Thank you, is all I can say. I wish I had more eloquent words, more poetic words, to give you but thanks is all I’ve got.”

There you go, calling all VA fans, book fans, YA fans, vote for Vampire Academy in the MTV Movie Brawl and make it the number one movie, click here.

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10. Also don’t miss all the upcoming promos and contests such as winning tickets to the LA premiere and other events like the meet and greet in different US cities and promos coming up, check out the list below, courtesy Fans of Vampire Academy and Vampire Academy’s Official Movie Facebook Event page –

Competitions from Ryan Seacrest and SheKnows and TWC.

January 28: Zoey Deutch is taking over Yahoo Insta
January 29: Kelly and Michael with Sarah Hyland
January 29: Red carpet endings meeting the cast
January 29: VA Movie Mall Party, 2 PM local time, Houston Galleria, Houston, TX
January 29: Book signing at Barnes & Noble in The Woodlands (Zoey, Lucy and Dom)
January 31: Sami on the Talk (CBS)
January 31: VA Movie Mall Party, 2 PM local time, Westfield San Francisco Centre, San Francisco, CA
February 1: Press conference LA
February 3: VA Movie Mall Party, 2 PM local time, The Grove, Los Angeles, CA
February 4: LA Premiere, Regal theatre, Los Angeles, CA
February 6: VA Movie Mall Party, 2 PM local time, Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall, Parasmus, NJ
February 6: Zoey Deutch in Under the Gunn

So sign up and attend the events if you live in those cities!

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11. Stay tuned … lots more coming from the world of Vampire Academy … speaking of which, check out the cool new website “World of Vampire Academy” … there are lots of goodies, information on the different levels of guardian training, and this SUPER ADORBS video made by St. Vlad’s students holding a decathlon –

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Vampire Academy release date nears

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A very exciting New Year’s for the #VAfamily as they got their first official clip from the upcoming movie.

Our thoughts

Sami has nailed it. She’s got all sides of Mia we were hoping she would achieve. That vulnerability bubbling under the bitchy surface. I hope that settles people’s angst over her hair – we love this Mia!

Okay… DRAGOZERA FEELS. Lucy as Lissa gave us chills.  And the way Christian protects her?

Dominic is just perfect. Defensive and sexy. Swoon…

Rose! The way she just swoops in there… Zoey is absolutely flawless. #HathawaySwag

And of course, the Rose-Mia punch to the nose. This clip was edited, so we can’t wait to see the full scene! A fan-favorite on the big screen. 🙂

One-liners

“I’ll fire-magic you into ASH!”

“Allow me, Mr Ozera.”

“Why are you Dragomirs SUCH drags?!”

With just over a month left to wait until this highly anticipated movie hits the cinemas, we are very happy with this first look at footage!

Thank you to Lucy Fry Source for uploading the clip for international viewers.

Vampire Academy: New HD Stills!

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So many VA feels! If you haven’t died yet, wait for it… This could finish you off.

EW have released 5 new HD stills from the upcoming movie, Vampire Academy, here.

Be sure to check out Director Mark Waters’ captions for some insight into these scenes.

 

Zoey Deutch looking badass as Rose Hathaway.

Rose”This is a little bit of a leap off the book,” teases Vampire Academy director Mark Waters, ”but Rose has a brief moment where she has a chance to kill a Strigoi, but then she hesitates because she’s still a novice, and fails to go through with it. I have to keep it a little cryptic because I don’t want to reveal too many things that happen in the movie, but it is her brief moment of trying to do something, but her training is not quite up to it yet.”

 

BEWARE: DRAGOZERA FEELS. Dominic Sherwood and Lucy Fry getting all snuggly as Christian and Lissa.

Christian and Lissa”If you know the story between Christian and Lissa, they have an attraction and Rose tries to sabotage the relationship,” explains Waters, ”but then when they come to the dance is when they come together for the first time and actually bend to the fact that they like each other and want to be boyfriend/girlfriend. So it’s a very nice moment where they realize they’re allowed to be together.”

Waters continues, ”Their [chemistry is] fantastic. It was interesting because Dominic Sherwood was cast very late in the game. We saw many people for the part and weren’t happy with anybody until Dominic came in at a very late juncture. This [scene] was actually shot on the first or second day of shooting. We just threw them into the fire. They start slow dancing, and [we said], ‘You’re going to kiss now.’ And they literally had only met once before. But they did it with gusto and didn’t lose any enthusiasm.”
OH EM GEE. The Romitri feels are OFF THE CHARTS on this one! Just KISS already!

kiss”This is an interesting one because there’s a running gag in the movie where Rose tries to surprise attack Dimitri, and this is the first time she tries to do it,” previews Waters. ”She says, ‘I should have had you!’ And he says, ‘Well, keep it up. Keep trying to attack. It’s good training for both of us.’ But the tension of this moment is nice because after he tackles her and pins her down, they realize, ‘Wait a second. I’m still holding you down. And we’re still really close to each other.’ It’s a bit of an uncomfortable, awkward, romantic moment when they realize that they’re this close to each other and they have to kind of quickly disengage.”

 

The beginning of a beautiful, albeit forbidden, romance. Zoey and Danila, ladies and gentlemen. 

training”[Dimitri is] kind of her mentor and trainer,” says Waters. ”Rose comes back to the academy after having missed a year from training and is kind of out of shape and not as impressive as she once was. But after him taking her under his wing and really busting her in training, she gets better and better at these martial-arts moves that she’ll need later.”

 

And with every teen movie, comes High School cliques. Aaron, Mia and Camille, played by Edward Holcroft, Sami Gayle and Bronté Norman-Terrell.

mia3”This is actually a moment right when Mia is playing a prank on Lissa,” explains Waters. ”It’s Lissa’s first day of school after coming back to the academy, and she’s leaning down to have a drink at the water fountain. And Mia — who’s a water magic user — causes the water fountain to explode and completely splatter her face and clothes.”

Thanks to both EW and Mark Waters for this amazing article!

Vampire Academy (NYCC Panel)

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If you weren’t able to get to New York Comic Con last week to see the Vampire Academy movie panel, then don’t worry! Someone kindly uploaded the panel for the #VAfamily!

Watch quickly before it’s taken down!

And a massive thank you to MAEntertainment for recording and uploading. 🙂

VA Party Week! (Including first trailer)

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We’ve had set visits, the first Fiery Heart book trailer (with the second one to come in a few days’ time), a new official poster, cast interviews and appearances (Comic Con)… It’s been one exciting week for sure.

And here we end it, with the first, full, official, magnificent trailer of our eagerly-anticipated Vampire Academy film adaptation. The moment we have all been waiting for since we first picked up the original book…

HOLY MOROI. I can’t even. How am I breathing I just OMG. So… Yeah. I’m totally handling all of these feels in a cool and collected manner. Mm-hmm. Just… Excuse me while I die from fangirling too much.

We will definitely be decoding the entire thing sometime this week, so be sure to check back with us again soon!

If you’ve survived this week, that is! #ShadowKissed

15 “Vampire Academy” GIFs

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So if you watched the five “Vampire Academy” cast videos that were released this week, you would notice that the cast is quite animated! What better way to celebrate their awesomeness than to immortalize their actions in the form of GIFs! Here are some exclusive “Vampire Academy” GIFs brought to you by us! Enjoy ….

Lucy seems to be in awe of her ‘vampire-y’ world!

Sarah has just had an awesome time filming “Vampire Academy”.

So, we’ve all heard the term “boys will be boys” … and here is your proof!

But then they go and do those things which make us stop midway in our eye-roll and completely fall for their charms!

And Zoey … Zoey, Zoey, Zoey!! She is so animated and so full of energy, that we couldn’t help but create four gifs, only for her!

Zoey described a few embarrassing moments on the set of Vampire Academy.

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And here are some that can be used to describe plenty other, random moments!

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We’ve noticed a serious lack of Danila! So lets wake him up …. (gif taken from tumblr and from Danila’s Russian movie – Soulless)

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and watch him walk towards us …

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Oh … and while we wait for him to get here (with all his Vampire Academy related interviews and trailer footage), lets enjoy this serious Dragozera makeout session ….

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We hope you enjoyed these GIFs … stay tuned as we bring you more fanart, memes and gifs from across all fandoms, now lets fangirl together!

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(source for #fangirling HIMYM gif above – tumblr)

And … as a bonus … check out this page on tumblr with gifs of the cast introducing themselves in the videos!

“Vampire Academy” Cast Answers Questions!

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This past week, Penguin Teen Australia released five videos of the Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters cast answering a fan question, chosen through a competition run by StudioCanal Australia, the Australian distributors.

First up on Monday was Lucy Fry, who spoke about the preparations she underwent to transform from an “Aussie Beach Babe” to “Moroi Vampire Princess”. She prepared for her role by covering up at the beach and underwent dialect training for her English accent as well as took some acting classes to help portray the troubled character of Lissa. She also wore jade green eye contacts which made her vision green. Watch Lucy Fry be graceful like a princess below.

Tuesday’s video reveal was Dominic Sherwood who spoke about what attracted him to play the role of Christian and what was his favourite part about the character. Dom stated that the little boy (boys will be boys!!) in him was excited to play a vampire, who could also control fire and who falls in love with a princess (aaaawwww!!!) and that his favourite thing about Christian was that he was incredibly sardonic and sarcastic, he is funny, but the humour comes from a dark place (you guys, Dom really GETS Christian!!!). Watch Dom speak below and swoon along with us.

Next up on Wednesday, was Sarah Hyland’s video reveal. Sarah plays Natalie in the film, and spoke about her filming experience stating that it was really fun to play a vampire, to shoot in London and to have made great friends on the set! Watch Sarah be bubbly and cute in the video below.

On Thursday, it was Cameron Monaghan’s video reveal. Cameron plays dhampir novice Mason in the film and spoke about fight training preparation he did before filming began! He also added “its always nice to have an excuse to play with knives and stuff” (boys will definitely always be boys!!!).  Cameron also admitted that even though he prepared with hand to hand combat and with stakes, Zoey and Danila could probably still kick his butt (aaawww!!). Watch Cameron be a cutie in the video below!!

The final video reveal on Friday was Zoey Deutch’s, who recalled two awkward and embarrassing moments during the making of the film! She first recalled a moment while filming an action scene, when she was running backwards and fell on her tailbone (aaaawww, Zoey!!!). Watch her video and listen to her recount her stories below! (Spoiler Alert in case you haven’t finished the first book)

 

Unfortunately Danila Kozlovsky (who plays Dimitri) was busy filming scenes and could not film a similar video! Don’t worry fangirls and boys, they are saving his moments for later, as they say, the leaving the best for last!! In the meantime … enjoy this GIF of Dimitri Belikov walking away from an explosion!

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For more GIFs (from the above interview videos), check out our GIFs section!