“Whatever happened to Lestat I do not know. I go on, night after night. I feed on those who cross my path.”

– Louis de Pointe du Lac (x)

Translation: Lestat, get well soon and come find me, bitch. You would be so impressed, I kill people now.

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Tom Cruise re: Lestat, 4

“People don’t… do things to be evil, they don’t, y’know, they, they do things because they think they’re right, and uh, they think what they’re doing is right and it just so happens that it can be evil to others. So, it was really important to understand that, and have… understand Lestat’s loneliness and, uh, y’know, because he really does love Louis, he really does love Claudia, and he does feel that what he’s giving them is this wonderful gift! Of eternal life! And to join him in what he perceives to be the greatest adventure… ever!

Tom Cruise re: Lestat, 3:

“I… I… always thought it’d be wonderful to have… y’know, to show Lestat’s sense of humor because he is such a bright character, I mean, you live that long, you’ve read every book, y’know, you can play any instrument you wish to play!”

Tom Cruise re: Lestat, 2:

“As an actor, it’s very challenging because you have to really root this character in an emotional reality – so that you’re not caught playing ’attitudes,’ y’know – that it’s… that it’s real and that it comes from real emotion and a strong foundation of who this guy is.

Tom Cruise re: Lestat, 1

“I used the books as a reference for me and, y’know, you have to read them, especially Interview with the Vampire, because it’s from Louis’s point of view, you have to read it very carefully to find the clues to who Lestat is, and y’know… his loneliness, and his, his personal… struggle. He recognizes that Louis’ a unique… being, and if he wanted… y’know it’s that whole thing, and Lestat gives him the choice – very clearly – even in the book Lestat gives Louis the choice, uh, and that’s something I felt very strongly about… and when Lestat asks Louis, "Do you still want death? Or have you tasted it enough?” He’s really asking Louis:

“Do you still wanna die? I mean, now you know, you’ve come close to death, is this what you want?”

Brad Pitt re: Louis de Pointe du Lac:

“You have a guy here who has a… he’s s’posed to do this and he’s s’posed to do that, and it doesn’t feel right for him, but yet, ahh… that’s, that’s… those are his instincts now, so… therein lies the whole dilemma.”