New Cult Movie Star? ‘Warm Bodies’ Actress Teresa Palmer on Comparisons to Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
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 major breakthrough 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.”