A long time ago, a little film named 'Interview with the Vampire' started brewing. A pre-mega star Brad Pitt would play the tortured vampire Louis, a new little girl -- Kirsten Dunst -- would play the tragic Claudia, and Tom Cruise -- of all people -- would play the vampire Lestat. Creator Anne Rice was none too pleased with that latter piece of casting. She took out an advertisement to complain, calling the casting "bizarre", while noting that Cruise "is no more my Vampire Lestat than Edward G. Robinson is Rhett Butler."

But when Rice saw Cruise transform, the complaints melted away and the praise descended. For a year now, deep in the 'Twilight' craze, rumors have bubbled that the film would be remade. But this time, she's waiting to see what Hollywood comes up with for Lestat, and is happy with the rumor that it will be Robert Downey Jr. -- even if he is over double the age the blonde vampire was when he was turned.
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