Anyone who follows us here at Movies Blog and MTV News, for that matter, is well aware that we’re just a little excited about “Dark Shadows,” Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s next collaboration. In addition to our gushing over all the released photos, Depp weighed in on the subject himself, calling his Barnabas Collins a “classic monster character,” and the film’s composer Danny Elfman promised a “fun” and “wild” film.
Today we have more warm fuzzy words about the film via co-star Chloe Moretz, who we ran into at Spike’s Scream Awards, where she talked about her experience making the film and why the film is so special.
“It was pretty amazing. I mean working with Tim Burton has always been a dream for me, so to actually get on set and work with Tim, and be in it with Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer, it was a dream come true because they are all my idols,” she said. “To work people like that that know how to do it, and how to get it. It was really special I learned a lot.”
With regard to what separates the film from Burton and Depp’s most recent collaborations, Moretz said “Shadows” harkens back to Burton’s most iconic, classic films.
“I think it’s special because it goes back to Tim’s roots. It goes back to ’Beetlejuice,’ and ’Edward Scissorhands’ and it goes back to the true Tim,” she explained. “I love it because he gets in it, and he’s in that little circle with Michelle, and Helena and Johnny, and it just, it happens. Everything goes down in the movie.”
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