Some of the cast members of ‘Beautiful Creatures’ gave their personal favorite fantasy franchises.
Viola Davis, who plays the “seer” Amma, tells Celebuzz that she was enchanted with Rich Man, Poor Man, and The Sound of Music. “I was always attracted to the forbidden love story,” she said. “But who doesn’t love a love story?”
Emmy Rossum, who plays the deliciously villainous Ridley, reveals that she was obsessed with Harry Potter.
“I was really into all of those books,” Rossum said. “I remember getting them the day they came out, and underlining stuff, and going back. I remember I was so excited when, a couple of years ago, as an adult, when I went to Harry Potter World and drank Butterbeer and thought it was so cool that it really existed.”
Alice Englert, who grew up in New Zealand, said that her country’s deep ties to fantasy entertainment inspired her to rebel against that sort of storytelling.
“I grew up with this genre so present in pop culture that actually it was rebelling against it that left an impression on me,” she explained. “So it was less part of that fantasy genre.
“Although I have to say my father read me The Hobbit when I was a kid, and I love that,” she added.
It’s kind of weird trying to imagine someone like Emmy Rossum as a kid anxiously waiting for her Harry Potter book to arrive, because honestly, the story still seems like it was just created a couple of years ago, and yet it’s been 16 years since the first book was released.