Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (2014)

Claire Foy is playing Sonya Karp

Vampire Academy: Blood SistersFilming Dates: May 28 - July 20, 2013
Theatrical Release: UK: July 4, 2014 / US: February 7, 2014
DVD Release: UK: TBA / US: May 20, 2014
Studio: Kintop Pictures/Reliance, Angry Films, Preger Entertainment
Director: Mark Waters
Screenwriter: Daniel Waters

Zoey Deutch (Rose Hathaway), Lucy Fry (Lissa Dragomir), Danila Koslovsky (Dimitri Belikov), Olga Kurylenko (Kirova), Claire Foy (Sonya Karp), Cameron Monaghan (Mason Ashford), Sami Gayle (Mia Rinaldi)

Based Upon: Book by Richelle Mead
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: UK: unknown / US: PG-13

Plot Outline

Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir’s Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements – water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi in possession of the almost unheard of element called spirit that forged a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir’s, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means.

Claire's Role

Claire Foy plays Sonya Karp, a spirit-using Moroi who teaches at St. Vladimir’s Academy.

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Filming Locations: Pinewood Studios and on location (UK)


Quotes from Claire

Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters is like a teen movie, I don’t know why I’m in it, I’m a bit too old.

I play absolutely bonkers, insane Sonya Karp who is a teacher. The people who have read the book know exactly what she does but it’s just great and the script was adapted so well. It was a really odd experience because I was relatively only in for a couple of days in quite a few scenes but I was bonkers like all the time. I have had practice to pull it off, hopefully not too well or that would be worrying. It was really great fun.

It’s just hilarious in a really dry and clever way, it doesn’t patronize the audience in any way. You are automatically join in the girls lives, automatically see what they like and go straight in what’s happening in their lives and I just think it’s brilliant and also to everyone, I mean not just kind of to the teenage fans. To everyone. I know lots of people who are in their twenties or even thirties who love the books. But I just really think it has also been done in a way that takes the vampires right which I think it needed really but it also just gives a whole new life, it’s just so funny, it’s hilarious.

I think people are obsessed with getting bitten. Becoming otherworldly, living forever, the mystery of the whole thing. People just really wanted and don’t want at the same time, like Twilight was a sort of “Oh no don’t, but go on but no but go on”, I think people just love it, they tend to be so badass, having incredible strength and look great and amazing but also drink blood.

If you are going to do something, do it differently because it has been done, you got to reinvent it and Vampire Academy really does that, really exciting.

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