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Dreaming of Dark Shadows

Posted on the 30 April 2012 by Koridonahue
Dreaming of Dark Shadows
You may or may not know that Dark Shadows, the film starring Johnny Depp is coming out May 11.  I'm so excited about this one.  My mom was absolutely hooked on this "vampire meets 1970's soap opera."  How can it get any better when my boyfriend Johnny Depp is going to play the famed Barnabas Collins?  Here's some trivia to get you excited for the film along with a clip.  Enjoy!
Dreaming of Dark Shadows
--This isTim Burton's eighth film withJohnny Depp, his seventh film withHelena Bonham Carter, his fifth film withChristopher Lee, and his second film withMichelle Pfeiffer(Pfeffer had starred inBatman Returnstwenty years previously).--Anne Hathaway,Lindsay LohanandJennifer Lawrenceauditioned for the role of Angelique.--Kathryn Leigh Scottreported at the Dark Shadows Festival in Brooklyn (August 19-21, 2011) that she,Lara Parker,David SelbyandJonathan Fridwere treated "like royalty" when they arrived on set for their cameos during the first week of July 2011, and thatJohnny Deppwalked up to Jonathan Frid and said, "None of this would be possible had it not been for you" referring to Frid's original portrayal of the Barnabas Collins role and its impact on the success of the original series.Dreaming of Dark Shadows--To prepare for his role as Barnabas Collins,Johnny Deppundertook a weight-loss regime and a diet of green tea and low-sugar fruit, getting his weight down to 140 pounds.--Eva Greendescribed her role of Angelique as "Bette DavisandJanis Joplinmixed together."Dreaming of Dark Shadows
All photos courtesy of Vanity Fair MagazineTrivia courtesy of IMDB

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