There’s many good things to say about Vampire Academy, which today is finally in theaters. 1) The movie shares a director with Mean Girls, so it’s obviously funny 2) It’s about vampires in high school but is nothing like Twilight and 3) It introduces us to Dominic Sherwood, the hot British actor who plays the iconic role of Christian Ozera in the film that’s based on the YA book series.
So, you want to know more about Dom, don’tcha? We talked to the hottie about the movie, his relationship with co-star Sarah Hyland, his obsession with Modern Family, and whether or not he dropped Mean Girls one-liners on set. And oh, if you’re wondering, gals? He sorta hinted that he’s looking for a relationship…
OK!: Your character, Christian, has quite an interesting relationship in the film with Lissa (played by Lucy Fry). What’s it like?
Dom Sherwood: Yeah, well it’s really cool because it’s not about them being vampires. They both are and they’re both members of the royal bloodline and they’re defended by the guardians and that’s where the guardian training comes into play. But their relationship is very much, they both feel alone and kind of find soulmates and kindred spirits in each other because of their loneliness. But it’s a really lovely relationship.
OK!: Does it remind you of any of your own relationships?
Dom Sherwood: No, god no (Laughs). My relationships have all been a trainwreck so far. I’m still waiting for a lovely relationship to come out that’s something like Lissa and Christian’s.
OK!: Mark Waters, your director, also directed Mean Girls. Did you guys find yourself dropping Mean Girls lines on set with him?
DS: (laughs) No, I think Zoey (Deutch) and Sarah (Hyland) popped a couple in every now and then but I think it would’ve been a bit weird, especially since I was playing like an anti-social darkish introvert character. If I were to pop in a Regina George line everyone would look at me weird so I held off. I kept it all inside.
OK!: Ha! What’s your favorite line from this movie?
DS: It’s in the book but its been tweaked a little and it’s like my first line when I first bump into Lissa and I say, ‘don’t worry, I don’t bite. Well at least not in the way that you’re afraid of.’ And we took the line from the book as well. It’s all kind of taken as a bit of a joke.
OK!: I see you’ve tweeted a lot at your co-star, Sarah Hyland. Are you a Modern Family fan?
DS: I literally, I wish I could take a photo of my living room right now. I’m watching Modern Family. Just as you rang. I had to pause it. I’m a huge fan and I’ve got my housemates as huge fans now as well. Sarah and her boyfriend Matt (Prokop) were lovely enough to invite me to their 100th episode party when I was over in LA. It was amazing. I got to meet a couple of the other castmembers and it was really cool and nice of them and I’m eternally grateful and that’s where I met Ariel Winter and the other guys.
OK!: Do you see yourself sticking with these kind of movies for the rest of your career?
DS: As far as being locked into one certain thing ,that’s not what I want to do. I just want the opportunity to go off and do something else whether it’s plays or musicals or whatever. I’ve always said from starting off, I don’t mind if I’m in a big budget film or a huge play or something small in London playing for 50 people, as long as I’m doing what I love doing for a living.
OK!: If you were to do a romantic comedy in the future, who would you want as your leading lady?
DS: Ooh. I think if I don’t say Lucy (Fry) people will tear my head off (laughs). I would love to do something else with Lucy, obviously, but if it could be anyone, I think it’d be cool to do something like that with one of my friends, someone I’m close with and explore that relationship and have the freedom to sort of be very open with one another. I’d love to be able to do it with maybe even Sarah. Someone like that that would be cool.
OK!: Speaking of playing the leading man, are you OK with being compared to Robert Pattinson? You’re both hot British guys who play vampires…
DS: Yeah, no I know, (laughs). I get it, it’s fair enough, people will make that comparisons but really the only similarity in our characters is that we’re young vampires.. Twilight is very different to the Vampire Academy completely. But I don’t want to be the next anything, I want to be the first me, you know? I don’t want to be treading in any one else’s footsteps.
PS: Be sure to check out the rest of our Vampire Academy cast interviews below!
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