The star of the film, Teresa Palmer, is well aware of the comparison, as she told Celebuzz in an exclusive video interview.
“It’s almost like star-crossed lovers and that’s the same thing as Twilight, but it (Warm Bodies) is its own movie,” Australian-born Palmer, 24, said at Bing’s Summer of Doing event at Lafayette Park Recreation Center in Los Angeles.
“It’s dark and quirky and there’s a lot of humor in there too.”
But as for those comparisons of herself and Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella Swan in the Twilight saga, self-proclaimed “huge fan” Palmer added:
“She’s wonderful. Of our generation, I think she’s one of the most talented actresses out there.”
Her praise for Stewart, 22, didn’t stop there:
“She’s edgy, she’s different and I’m looking forward to On the Road,” said Palmer, pointing to director Walter Salles‘ soon-to-be released film costarring Garret Hedlund.
“I can’t wait for that movie.”
Warm Bodies could be a majorbreakthrough for Palmer, who was best recognized in 2011 for her role as an alien in the sci-fi film I Am Number Four.
Warm Bodies — which hasn’t yet got a release date beyond 2013 — is an adaption of author Isaac Marion’s debut novel about a zombie who becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims.
Their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
It costars X-Men: First Class actor Nicholas Holt, the boyfriend of Hunger Games’Jennifer Lawrence, who Palmer told Celebuzz she admired on and off the screen.
“I love Jennifer. She is such a special person in real life too, she’s really grounded. She’s got such a life force, I love that, and it really comes across on screen.”