I am a day late posting this...sorry about that! I fell asleep early last night.
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There have been two movies based on the Vampire Chronicles. Interview with the Vampire which starred Tom Cruise as Lestat and Queen of the Damned with Stuart Townsend portraying him. The film version of Interview with the Vampire was by far the better adaptation. And while Cruise did a pretty good job (I mean he did play entirely against type), I still was not completely satisfied with the depiction. Queen of the Damned was a hot mess. They took one of my most favorite books and basically destroyed it. Stuart Townsend did okay playing the rock star version of Lestat, but there just was not any depth of character. I really wish they would remake that movie, but alas, it probably will not happen. If they do make more movies from the books, I don't know who should play Lestat. It's going to take just the right person to satisfy me and I'm not sure if that person even exists!
If you have not read Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and discovered Lestat, you are really missing out. Ask any Rice fan who their favorite character is...I bet the majority will answer with a resounding LESTAT!
The Vampire Chronicles (in the order they should be read):
1. Interview with the Vampire (1976)
2. The Vampire Lestat (1985)
3. The Queen of the Damned (1988)
4. The Tale of the Body Thief (1992)
5. Memnoch the Devil (1995)
6. The Vampire Armand (1998)
7. Merrick (2000)
8. Blood and Gold (2001)
9. Blackwood Farm (2002)
10. Blood Canticle (2003)
For more information on Anne Rice, click on her picture in my right sidebar.