Last week, reports surfaced that “Twilight” star Cam Gigandet would be playing a vampire on screen again in a live-action adaptation of “Priest,” a popular manga series published by TokyoPop.
But hold the phone, “Twilight” fans, it appears that tales of his blood-sucking role have been greatly exaggerated. During a press event for his upcoming film “The Roommate,” the actor said there’s been a slight misunderstanding when it comes to his “Priest” character.
“I think there was some miscommunication that I was a vampire,” Gigandet told MTV News, “but that’s not the case. I’m not a vampire.”
The original report had Gigandet pegged to play a half-vampire sheriff who teams with co-star Paul Bettany’s character, a priest, on a journey across a wasteland ravaged by years of battles between humans and vampires.
“There are vampire-esque creatures in the movie, but it’s really a battle between god and evil,” explained Gigandet. “Paul Bettany and I are on this journey to rescue someone that we love, and it’s just this fascinating journey movie taking place in a different reality.”
“It’s an amazing story and I can’t wait to start,” he said.
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