David Tennant on Playing Peter Vincent in Fright Night


Most Americans will probably know actor David Tennant from his stint as the tenth Doctor on BBC’s long-running sci-fi show “Doctor Who,” but in Craig Gillespie’s upcoming remake of Fright Night, we get to see a very different side of Tennant, playing Peter Vincent, the flamboyant and mostly drunken Vegas stage magician who Anton Yelchin’s Charley calls upon to help him against his pesky vampire neighbor Jerry, played by Colin Farrell.

In the original movie, the reluctant vampire hunter was of course played by the late, great Roddy McDowall, but Tennant plays the character in a very different way, pretty much stealing the movie whenever he shows up. Part of that is the way he’s dressed with long hair and beard and tight leather pants, but it’s also the way he’s transformed Vincent into the most pretentious and pompous character we’ve seen on screen possibly since Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow that makes Fright Night far more effective at last in a comic sense than the original. Sadly, we don’t see his character very much in the commercials, but we think it’s going to be the character that most will remember as they leave the theater.

ShockTillYouDrop.com got on the phone with Tennant earlier this week and you can read the interview by clicking here!