TWIST just chatted with Nicholas Hoult, who stars as R in the upcoming movie Warm Bodies. He spilled deets about the film, what it was like playing a zombie, and even gave us the scoop on what the vibe was like on set. Check out the exclusive convo below and be sure to see Warm Bodies in theaters on February 1st.
TWIST: Can you tell us about the film Warm Bodies?
Nicholas Hoult: Warm Bodies takes place after a zombie apocalypse and the story is told from the point of view of a zombie called R, who I play. He wants to connect with humans and be alive again so he connects with a living girl named Julie and it's a story about how their connection changes the world!
TWIST: Why should TWIST readers go see Warm Bodies?
Nicholas Hoult: I think they should see it because it's a mesh of everything. It's a good mix of comedy, a little bit of horror and some romance.
TWIST: What was your favorite part about playing R in Warm Bodies?
Nicholas Hoult: My favorite part about playing R is that I didn't have to learn a lot of dialogue because all he does is stare and grunt!
TWIST: How do you relate to your character R in the film?
Nicholas Hoult: I think ultimately in life the main aim is to connect with people and that's what he's striving for. I connect with him in that sense. Also, he feels like an outsider and I think at some point everyone feels like an outsider in life.
TWIST: What kinds of things did you do in preparation for playing a zombie?
Nicholas Hoult: I did movement coaching to learn how to move like a zombie and worked on my zombie voice. At first you feel kind of silly walking and talking like a zombie and then it becomes quite normal.
TWIST: What about the film's story drew you to want to play a role in Warm Bodies?
Nicholas Hoult: I read the script and really enjoyed it. It made me laugh and I cared about R as a character and then from there I just felt like I wanted to bring him to life.
TWIST: What was the vibe like on the set of Warm Bodies?
Nicholas Hoult: The vibe was great on set. Everyone was very relaxed and fun and we just enjoyed it. There was never a day where we didn't laugh.
TWIST: Do you have any upcoming projects our readers can look out for?
Nicholas Hoult: Yes, I actually have another film coming out a month after Warm Bodies on March 1st called Jack the Giant Slayer. It's the tale of a young boy who gets swept away on a journey to try and save a princess from a group of Giants.
TWIST: Thanks Nicholas
Nicholas Hoult: Thanks!
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