By Julia Eskins
It’s not every day that a star-studded cast of monster comedians comes to town, but when they do – it requires a red carpet.
On September 8, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. With the film's stars, including Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, David Spade and Kevin James in attendance, fans were buzzing with anticipation.
Selena Gomez, who plays Dracula's daughter Mavis in the film, even brought along Justin Bieber’s younger siblings, Jaxon and Jazmyn, to watch the 3D animated film.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA tells the story of a high-end resort for monsters. Operated by the one and only Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler), ghouls come from far and wide to enjoy a human-free vacation. Things get crazy when a human boy crashes the monster bash and falls in love with Dracula's daughter.
Prior to the screening, some of the stars of the movie took the time to pose for photos on the red carpet. The Magazine was lucky enough to chat with the film’s star, Adam Sandler, about playing Dracula and working with fellow cast members.
The Mag: How did you try to bring a unique twist to the iconic role of Dracula?
Adam Sandler: We made it a warm movie, where Dracula happens to be a real guy. He’s a real dad, who just happens to also be Dracula.
In the film, you play an over-protective dad to your daughter (played Selena Gomez). Do you find you are the same with your own kids?
Yes… psychotic. I get nervous when they’re on the monkey bars, I get nervous when they’re climbing up the rocks at the beach. I’m a little weird. I don’t know how it’s going to work when I’m older. It’s going to be hard because I love them so much and I like being around them. It does suck that some guy is going to come along and hang out with my kid more than I do.
Out of all of your celebrity friends, who would you scare as Dracula?
Kevin James looks the tastiest.
Nice girl!… She’s a good kid. It made my kids excited and my kid’s friends go bananas that we know Selena now.
Where did you get the inspiration for your voice in the film?
I just did a standard Dracula voice that sounds a lot like the Zohan.
Do you usually dress up for Halloween? What are your plans for this year?
Maybe I’ll be Dracula this year! I do dress up every year. I’ll have to ask my kids, I do whatever they tell me to do.
Be sure to catch HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA when it hits theatres on September 28. The film is filled with funny moments, original songs by the cast and of course, just the right amount of monster-themed 3D action.