Dreaming of Dark Shadows

You may or may not know that Dark Shadows, the film starring Johnny Depp is coming out May 11.  I’m so excited about this one.  My mom was absolutely hooked on this “vampire meets 1970’s soap opera.”  How can it get any better when my boyfriend Johnny Depp is going to play the famed Barnabas Collins?  Here’s some trivia to get you excited for the film along with a clip.  Enjoy!
This is Tim Burton‘s eighth film with Johnny Depp, his seventh film with Helena Bonham Carter, his fifth film with Christopher Lee, and his second film with Michelle Pfeiffer(Pfeffer had starred in Batman Returns twenty years previously).

Anne Hathaway, Lindsay Lohan and Jennifer Lawrence auditioned for the role of Angelique. 

Kathryn Leigh Scott reported at the Dark Shadows Festival in Brooklyn (August 19-21, 2011) that she, Lara Parker, David Selby and Jonathan Frid were treated “like royalty” when they arrived on set for their cameos during the first week of July 2011, and thatJohnny Depp walked up to Jonathan Frid and said, “None of this would be possible had it not been for you” referring to Frid’s original portrayal of the Barnabas Collins role and its impact on the success of the original series. 


To prepare for his role as Barnabas Collins, Johnny Depp undertook a weight-loss regime and a diet of green tea and low-sugar fruit, getting his weight down to 140 pounds. 

Eva Green described her role of Angelique as “Bette Davis and Janis Joplin mixed together.” 


All photos courtesy of Vanity Fair Magazine
Trivia courtesy of IMDB
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  1. My mom loved the show too! She would watch reruns on tv when I was growin up and we watched a remake in the 90’s. So I know a little of the story. It will be fun to see.

  2. I am SO excited for this too (: I LOVE anything Tim Burton & Johnny Depp is a genius… add the 70s and I’m in! (:

  3. I just wanna say that I cannot freaking wait until I get to see this. I seen the preview in theaters & I for one was super excited :) yay! I am just glad to know that I am not the only one excited :)

  4. I’ve heard of the show, but have never seen it. I don’t know that I’ll rush to the theater, but I do love pretty much everything Mr. Depp does.

  5. I really want to see this but I don’t know if I will get to see it in the theaters. I never saw the original nor had I even heard of it. Oops. LOL.

  6. I am so excited about this movie I could die! Johnny Depp is just too much!

    Chelsea (www.hautechildinthecity.com)

  7. I too was a big fan of the original Dark Shadows! And I’m a big fan of Johnny too! I’m looking forward to it.

  8. I can’t freaking wait to see this flick! It looks so good. I do really want to watch some of the series first though. I think that would be cool!

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