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True Blood star James Frain has revealed he regrets not getting any “vampire tips” from Robert Pattinson on the set of Water For Elephants.
Robert is known for his role as vampire Edward Cullen in hit franchise Twilight, and fellow Brit James takes on the role of a vampire in the forthcoming third series of True Blood.
But James said he and Robert did not talk about vampires while on the set of their film, which also stars Reese Witherspoon.
He said: “My scenes were with Robert Pattinson but I’m sorry to say we didn’t swap vampire stories. I wish we had.
“People can’t believe there’s going to be a scene in the movie with a Twilight vampire talking to a True Blood vampire and that we didn’t spend our time chatting about that, but I’m afraid not. I wish I’d got vampire tips from him, I wish I’d gone ‘Oi, Bob mate, any tips?’.”
But James was full of praise for Robert, saying: “He’s sweet, quite shy, just a really good guy.”
Water For Elephants, which is based on a book about a travelling circus, is due out in April 2011.
Stephen Moyer is relieved he didn’t find fame when he was younger, as he is convinced he wouldn’t have coped with the pressure.
The actor shot to fame in 2008 playing vampire Bill Compton in popular American television show True Blood. He is now 40 and insists he is happy it took a while for his career to take off.
Stephen is often asked if he feels any rivalry with the stars of Twilight but the British star is adamant he doesn’t envy Robert Pattinson, who plays brooding Edward Cullen in the hit Hollywood vampire franchise. Robert, 24, regularly admits his life has changed since he landed the role and often finds it unbearable living in the public spotlight.
“Listen, if I were a teenage girl I’d want to f**k Robert Pattinson!” Stephen joked in an interview with the British edition of GQ magazine. “I would have been floating upside down in a canal if I was Pattinson’s age. I wouldn’t have made it. I wish him the best of luck with that.”
The hunk went on to reveal he never planned to try and make it in America as he was happy doing theatre work in the UK. However, he was so impressed after reading the script for True Blood he decided he had to audition for the role.
“Theatre was always my passion,” Stephen explained. “I never wanted to do film or television, and I had kind of decided not to go to America before True Blood landed on my agent’s desk. But I was convinced to read it, begrudgingly. By lunch time the next day, I was on a plane to LA.”