Theresa Palmer and Nicholas Hoult play an unlikely couple in the upcoming horror-comedy ‘Warm Bodies’. Palmer and Hoult were on set when HitFix went to visit, and they discuss how their characters and relationships function in the accompanying interview.
Hoult says, “You can hear the voice-over of my character, which is very eloquent. It's partly the way Jonathan [Levine, the director] is shooting it as well. You can't see some of the more violent, gory stuff. You see it from his point of view because it's something he has to do. The fact that it's shot beautifully makes it less about killing someone's boyfriend, which is never a good start. The thing I really liked about the script is it's about someone trying to retain his humanity. Through killing Julie's boyfriend and eating his brains he falls for her and then regains that through being with her. That's the great thing about Teresa: She's such a lively, bubbly person anyway and that spark she brings to the character."
Palmer also says great things about Hoult, adding that he made her role easier, saying, “It’s hard because I’m leading all of the scenes. My character, she’s very high-spirited; she’s got a lot of energy. It’s almost as if I’m doing huge monologues after monologues. But Nick is so expressive with his eyes. He gives me so much without having to say anything. I really can just play off of him and I feel what he’s feeling. He honestly is the perfect casting choice for this role; he’s just beautiful in the movie."
Warm Bodies releases on February 1st, 2013.