Actress Saoirse Ronan recently spoken to Irish Independent about her latest film “Byzantium.” A vampire film about a mother and daughter dealing with their immorality. She mentions that the vampires in the film don’t bite with their fangs, but use their talons instead:
During yesterday’s filming, they claimed their first victim, co-star Caleb Landry Jones.
But the Carlow girl revealed why it was the ‘X-Men’ star’s hands, rather than neck, which was seen dripping blood.
“We’re getting away from the tradition of biting vampires in this film.
“Instead the vampires have talons with which they draw blood,” Ms Ronan told the Irish Independent.
Co-star Mr Jones plays Frank, a teenager dying of leukaemia.
His personal struggle with mortality causes Ms Ronan’s character to struggle with her own immortality.
Yesterday’s shoot saw her teenage vampire Eleanor bringing Frank back to his home, dripping blood, and his parents desperate dash to hospital with him.
But with a hoodie and anorak on, the 17-year-old looked like she was more fearful of the December cold than any grizzly plotline.
Source – Independent