When MTV News sat down with Gigandet and his "Priest" co-stars Maggie Q and Karl Urban, the "Twilight" alum turned the conversation back to the gun his character uses in a quest to rescue his girlfriend from renegade vampires.
"They designed and built it, and it was literally, ten pounds," Gigandet told MTV News.
"If we're doing a scene and I have to have my hand up with the gun, by the end of the scene it's right here, shaking," he said, lowering his arm. "It was brutal."
Previously, "Priest" director Scott Stewart and actor Paul Bettany, who plays the film's title character, explained why the film won't be your average vampire tale. Along with comparing the powers of Bettany's character to a Jedi Knight, Stewart said the story of powerful warriors rendered obsolete after a war with vampires is "a really different kind of story."