My favorite person of all time Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who will next be seen kicking some scary alien ass in the October 14 release of “The Thing” recently sat down with The Playlist during the press junket for “The Thing” and revealed some details regarding “Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov’s upcoming adaptation of “Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter”, based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Here’s some of the highlights from the interview:
“I haven’t seen any [footage], but I know they’ve been editing and I know that they’re really excited about it,” Winstead said. “I know there’s going to be a trailer out in like February, or something, so I’m really excited about that.”
Although Mary Todd Lincoln later battled depression later on in life after the assassination of her husband and the loss of almost all her children, Winstead reveals that we won’t see her acting a hot mess and instead, created a stronger, more in control Mary Todd.
“Most of the stuff that people know about Mary Todd is the later years when she went kind of crazy,” she acknowledged. “But she also lost her husband and all but one of her children, to horrible diseases and things, and obviously the assassination. So to me, I was very sympathetic to her – like, of course people would go crazy in that situation!”
“So I didn’t play her like a crazy person, which is what people keep asking me,” she revealed. “But definitely a feisty young woman, and I get to turn into this older, very strong, powerful woman who’s helping her husband fight the war against slavery – and vampires!”
Despite that, Winstead reassures us that everyone involved researched each of the characters they’re portraying:
“I know that Benjamin [Walker], who played Abraham Lincoln, he was like an expert on the character, and I spent a lot of time before we started shooting reading biographies and studying up on Mary Todd.”
Be sure to check out the full interview at the link posted at the top.
“Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter” will be sinking its teeth into theaters on 3D on June 22, 2012 and will also star Anthony Mackie, Alan Tudyk and Dominic Cooper. Tim Burton is producing the film along with Bekmambetov.