Nicholas Hoult Is ‘Beautiful’ In ‘Warm Bodies’

Teresa Palmer gushed to MTV News about her co-star's zombie performance.

If Hollywood can turn vampires and werewolves into sex icons, what’s keeping zombies from entering that same sexy stratosphere? Well, there’s the whole feasting-on-human-flesh thing to consider, we suppose, not to mention the endless groaning and decaying to boot.

Despite their brain-craving reputation, the walking dead are about to undergo a serious makeover in “Warm Bodies,” director Jonathan Levine’s adaptation of the Isaac Marion novel set in a post-apocalyptic world where a zombie named R (played by “X-Men: First Class” actor Nicholas Hoult) inexplicably falls in love with Julie Grigio, whose father is a general in the dwindling human resistance.

Teresa Palmer, who plays Julie, spoke with MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival about her work on “Warm Bodies” and why she can’t wait to fall in love with a zombie on the big screen.

“I’m just excited to see how Nicholas Hoult comes across on the screen,” said Palmer, who’s attending Sundance to support her drama “Wish You Were Here.” “He was so beautiful to work with. He does such an incredible performance. He’s playing a zombie, so he can’t say much, but he’s very expressive with his eyes.”

It’s not just Hoult’s “beautiful” zombie performance that Palmer fell in love with, but the “Warm Zombies” universe as a whole.

“The world that Jonathan Levine has set up is so epic and so interesting,” she said. “It’s always very cool when Jonathan Levine does something. I’m really excited to see it.”

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