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Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Bill Skarsgård on his role in “Nosferatu”. “It was like summoning pure evil.”

In an interview with Esquire, the actor revealed that playing the role of a vampire was extremely important to him demanding and resembled “summoning pure evil”.

“It has taken its toll. (…) It took me a while to get over the demon that had arisen within me” – he said.

He also admitted that the vampire he created is disgusting and he doubts people will recognize him. This only confirms the words of the director, Robert Eggers, said in one of the interviews with Total Film magazine.

Bill lost a lot of weight. He's changed so much that I'm not sure people recognize him. (…). He also worked with a vocal coach to lower his voice an octave. Someone might think we used computer effects, but that's entirely his credit.”

“Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror” is a silent film from 1922 directed by FW Murnau, which became one of the most important cinema classics. She was a clear inspiration for the script plot of Stoker's novel “Dracula” (1897). Florence Stoker, the author's wife, filed a lawsuit against the creators court trial for illegally used novels her husband. The condition of the settlement was to get rid of all copies of the film. Nevertheless, fortunately for us, some have survived to this day.

Eggers' remake will premiere in December this year. Apart from Skarsgård, we will also see: Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp and Willem Dafoe.