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"Kelly E. Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 2 Aug 1993 10:55:44 CDT
<[log in to unmask]>; from "HAZAN, Robert" at Aug 2, 93 7:40 am
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> To revive a discussion we had on the list a few weeks ago:
> According to reports that I read last week, Tom Cruise has
> been signed to play Lestat in Interview with the Vampire-
> scheduled release Summer of '94. Now that it's official
> (unless it changes) does anyone else think he's horrbily
> miscast?
> Robert
YES! I had to reply to this because as soon as I heard about this (in
Entertainment Weekly 7/30 - though a friend had heard the rumor through
Variety earlier and I refused to believe) a bunch o us Rice fans got
together to moan and groan over it! I try not to judge an actor by what
roles he's already played but Cruise just seems so so... well, wholesome.
He  just doesn't fit the image I have in mind of a Ricean character. Then
again, he could surprise me, or drop the part. Meanwhile it's great to
know that I'm not the only one who heard this and said "ugh!"
BTW - did the fact that John Travolta, Richard Gere, and Mel Gibson were
considered earlier come up in the previous discussion? And CHER? Honestly,
I still don't really believe that - but then I'm still having trouble with
this Crusie thang.
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