‘Interview With the Vampire’s Jacob Anderson Reacts to That Season 2 Premiere Reunion

Anderson missed Lestat simply as a lot as everybody else.

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  • Lestat’s “demise” in Season 1 did not cease his return in Season 2, as Louis hallucinates him within the premiere.
  • Louis’s troubled thoughts nonetheless cannot let go of Lestat, regardless of their poisonous relationship, resulting in emotional stakes.
  • AMC’s
    Interview With the Vampire
    finds a strategy to embrace Lestat in a fascinating manner, with Reid within the position.

Lestat’s (Sam Reid) obvious demise at the end of Interview With the Vampire Season 1 didn’t cease his reprisal within the new season. Jacob Anderson advised Entertainment Weekly that interacting along with his outdated scene companion within the Season 2 premiere was a delight. The final followers noticed Lestat was following Louis (Anderson) and Claudia’s (Bailey Bass) botched homicide try. Not fairly useless but, Lestat survives by feasting on rats, the place he presumably nonetheless is. Reid’s look within the premiere was within the type of a hallucination borne from Louis’ troubled thoughts and was simple for Anderson to deal with.

“It was truly like a very nice kind of household reunion. It felt like slipping again into an outdated routine slightly than jarring or something. It is fairly humorous as effectively, to see the issues that Sam did that did not make it into the episode, like the place Lestat writes a bit of music that he begins taking part in on his neck wound. Watching that in actual time is without doubt one of the most surreal issues I’ve ever seen in my life. I am very disturbed that I can nonetheless see it and listen to it.”

Disturbed is an ideal manner of describing the toxic relationship between the two. Irrespective of what number of instances Lestat abuses Louis or the variety of methods Louis tries to depart him, the 2 all the time discover their manner again to one another. Whereas Lestat has not actually returned — at the least not but –, Louis’ mind-set represents this actuality adequately. He and Claudia’s relationship has fractured as a result of he determined to spare Lestat. And nonetheless, he can’t let go of the one that fairly actually ruined his life. Even whether it is simply in his personal thoughts.

‘Interview With the Vampire’ Can’t Let Go of Lestat

If Louis can’t let go of Lestat, the identical may be mentioned for the present itself. After Lestat’s failed demise, his affect fades closely from the ebook. He returns intermittently, however is weakened and has no vital impact on the remaining characters. In mild of casting Reid within the position, this merely won’t do. If one actor was born to play a personality, it’s Reid within the position of Lestat. Sidelining the character could be a disservice to the performer.

The AMC collection has discovered a strategy to nonetheless embrace Lestat in an attractive manner that has emotional stakes. The query stays how the remainder of the season will end result. AMC’s Interview With the Vampire is a religious adaptation of Anne Rice’s supply materials however deviates in fascinating ways. How the collection will proceed with the Lestat problem is bound to be shocking and intriguing. In preparation for Season 2, viewers can atone for Interview With the Vampire by streaming on AMC+.


Interview with the Vampire

Based mostly on Anne Rice’s iconic novel, observe Louis de Pointe’s epic story of affection, blood and the perils of immortality, as advised to the journalist Daniel Molloy.

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Sam Reid , Jacob Anderson , Eric Bogosian , Bailey Bass , Assad Zaman


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