Anne Rice Talks About Vampire Popularity

Posted on November 3, 2009

The Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog has an interesting interview with Anne Rice, author of Interview With a Vampire. Anne Rice talked about the current popularity of vampires today in novels, tv and film. She says the public's fascination is "great fun." Anne Rice likes HBO's True Blood series. Anne Rice also says she hasn't read the Twilight books but did see the film. She talked about how the Twilight film reflected young women's desire for older men.

"No, I haven't read any of the Twilight series, but I did see the film. I felt that it reflected the deep desire of young women to have the mystery and protection and wisdom of older men. I think many girls mature much earlier than boys, and they are frustrated when they approach young boys for love or protection. Hence the fantasy of a wise and protective vampire coming into the life of a young girl who, of course, appreciates him in a special way."
Anne Rice also sounds proud of her son, Christopher Rice, who rights mystery thrillers set in present day with no supernatural elements. Anne Rice has a new Vampire Chronicles novel out called Angel Time: The Songs of the Seraphim

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