Meet Vampires Suck Star Jenn Proske
Set to imitate Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan in the upcoming Twilight parody, Vampires Suck, newcomer Jenn Proske is currently on the brink of super stardom! (After all, the vampire phenomenon proves again and again to catapult all those involved directly into the spotlight – just ask Taylor, Rob and Kristen!) Starring as Becca Crane (get it?) in this summer’s soon-to-be hit spoof, Jenn should prepare herself for what will surely be a crazy ride! But before the hysteria hits, we managed to catch up with Jenn to get all the details on her (first ever!) film, her super hot co-star (he gives Robert a run for his money) and the hardest part of portraying K. Stew!
TeenMag: Why do you think Twilight is the perfect target for a spoof?
Jenn Proske: Well, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I think that vampires are sexy. The idea of them being untouchable has been really exciting for people. And I love how smart [the producers] are with using pop culture references. They just know everything. I’ve said to them before, „You must just watch TV and read every magazine!“ They know all the little details of what’s going on!
TM: So then, even though you’re making fun of it, are you really a Twi-Hard deep down?
JP: I’m a huge fan of all of the books and films! When I was working on Vampires Suck, I must have watched Twilight and New Moon literally almost every day. I have seen them over a hundred times. I wanted to approach the character as if I were actually Bella in Twilight, as if I had just received the role.
TM: What was the hardest part of imitating Bella?
JP: I actually have to lower my voice for the part. I also smile a lot and Kristen Stewart doesn’t. The director was always reminding me, „Don’t smile! Don’t smile!“
TM: Was there one scene that you were most excited to make fun of? Maybe something that seemed just so over-the-top ridiculous in the original film(s)?
JP: The break-up scene when she’s walking through the woods and collapses. We were out in the woods shooting it for about a week. I also had a scene where I Jell-o wrestled some girls in the fountain [in Italy.] That was pretty fun, too!
TM: So since you guys are making fun of this huge phenomenon, how do you think the die-hard Twilight fans will react?
JP: I feel like the lovers and the haters are both going to really enjoy it. I actually think the Twilight lovers are the ones who are going to enjoy it the most because there are so many specific little references. I think they are going to appreciate those. And the haters are going to love seeing us make fun of the entire vampire pop-culture phenomenon.
TM: In your perfect world, would Bella end up with the vampire or the werewolf?
JP: I think I’m a little more Team Edward. Just from playing Bella, I feel that way. I just think that they fit better. My personal opinion is that Jacob tries too hard, but that’s just from me being a fan. You’ll have to tell Chris Riggi [he plays Jacob] that I’m sorry! [Laughs]
TM: It helps that you are playing opposite a smoking hot Edward! [90210 star Matt Lanter.]
JP: I was actually nervous that Matt would be judging me because I’ve never been on camera before. I was afraid that he wouldn’t want to work with me. But he was so supportive!
TM: Did any romance spark on-set? Do we have the next Robsten on our hands?
JP: We did have a kissing scene. I was really nervous because it was my first on-screen kiss! Thankfully, it was one of our last scenes to shoot so by that time Matt and I were close friends. But I’ve actually thought about whether or not people will say [that we are dating] just because – but no, we aren’t.
TM: We know it’s almost impossible to choose but who is a hotter Edward: Matt Lanter or Robert Pattinson?
JP: That’s an easy one for me – Matt! I’m biased, though.