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Where You've Seen The Cast Of Interview With The Vampire Before

These days, there's a vampire story for every taste, from the glittery, high-school student stalking vampires of "Twilight" to the fairy-romancing vamps of "True Blood." However, when it comes to creating beautifully complex vampires with a resounding cultural impact, fewer vampire stories hold a candle to the world of Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles." Decades after the film adaptation starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, fans of the Anne Rice world are finally getting what they've been waiting for with AMC's reimagined "Interview with the Vampire," even if that means remaining open to a few changes. 

While the original novel, in which Louis recounts his story to a journalist, takes place over hundreds of years beginning during the late Enlightenment era, the AMC series alters the timeline significantly to focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, completely reframing the timeline of the vamps' lives together. Rather than a French-born enslaver who is more interested in wallowing in his own big feelings than stopping Lestat from eating the people his family forcibly enslaved, Louis is reimagined as a Creole entrepreneur. 

By setting the story in the early 20th century, the series will get to explore one of the most electric periods in America's history through the eyes of one very emo vampire. This also means that there will be plenty of room for adding new and interesting characters to the story. So grab your fiddle and let's take a look at where you may have seen the cast of "Interview with the Vampire" before.

Sam Reid as Lestat de Lioncourt

The Anne Rice vampire saga is full of interesting characters, but few are more charismatic and irksome than the blond pretty boy bloodsucker Lestat de Lioncourt. Played by Tom Cruise in the 1994 film version of "Interview with the Vampire" and Stuart Townsend in "Queen of the Damned," the velvet-clad brat prince got his start in life as an 18th-century aristocrat from Auvergne, France, whose family has fallen on hard times. He is still a newb in the vampire world when he converts his arm candy emo boy Louis.

Sam Reid plays the music-loving Lestat de Lioncourt in "Interview with the Vampire." One of the actor's earlier roles found him losing his head in the 2011 period drama "Anonymous," which explores the controversial Oxfordian authorship theory that contends Shakespeare's plays were written by the Earl of Oxford. In 2012, Reid appeared in an episode of the popular British police procedural "Whitechapel." He went on to play feuding family member Tolbert McCoy in the History miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys," appearing alongside Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Tom Berenger, and Mare Winningham. 

In 2015, he played John Glenn in the ABC miniseries "The Astronaut Wives Club." The Aussie actor has also appeared in several Australian productions including "The Newsreader," "The Hunting," and "Lambs of God."

Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac

As Lestat's longsuffering sidekick, the sensitive Louis de Pointe du Lac finds his dreams of eternity saddled with a kid he didn't plan for and a toxic twin flame relationship. In the 1994 film, this gothic softboy is portrayed by Brad Pitt. While Lestat is the musician in the fictional vamps' relationship, Louis is now played by actual musician Jacob Anderson, who goes by the name Raleigh Ritchie when he's creating experimental hip-hop. 

Anderson has been acting in films and on TV regularly since 2007. After appearing in several British productions, including the sci-fi series "Primeval," "Spooks," and "Skins," Anderson would become internationally known for his appearance on "Game of Thrones" as Daenerys Targaryen ally and Unsullied commander Grey Worm. In 2013, Anderson played Dean Thomas in the critically-acclaimed British drama "Broadchurch." 

From 2021 through 2022, the actor appeared on "Doctor Who" in the recurring role of pilot Inston Vee Vinder. He can also be seen in a 2019 episode of "Saturday Night Live," where he pops up in a Pete Davidson and DJ Khaled rap about "Game of Thrones."

Bailey Bass as Claudia Assad

Far too many couples try to resolve their relationship troubles by adding a kid to the mix only to unsurprisingly complicate things further. Louis and Lestat's adoption of the young Claudia is a source of serious strife in the original Anne Rice novel, which portrays an unsettling evolution of the relationship between Louis and the young bloodsucker. The drama unfolds after a near-starving Louis first encounters the five-year-old child lingering near her plague-riddled mother's corpse in 1794 and makes her a meal in his moment of weakness. After Lestat catches him in the act, he decides to surprise his bestie by transforming the little girl into a baby vampire doomed to wander the Earth forever trapped in a child's body.

Far more animalistic and amoral than her dads, something that becomes a liability for the pair, and eventually aware of her condition as an ageless child, Claudia comes to resent what Lestat did to her and turns on him. Portrayed by Kirsten Dunst in the 1994 film, the tiny vampire looks like a doll but hunts like a wolf. 

In the AMC series, Claudia is aged up quite a bit and is portrayed by Bailey Bass. Before landing her role as Claudia, the actor was best known for her work in the "Avatar" sequels as Na'vi diver Tsireya. She has also appeared in several other roles including the Lifetime movie "A Gift of Murder" — also called "Psycho Sweet 16." Bass also appeared as Breyona Taylor in an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and played LaTrice in "The Jenkins Family Christmas."

Chris Stack as Thomas 'Tom' Anderson

Chris Stack plays Tom Anderson in AMC's "Interview with the Vampire." The actor got his start in theater and has appeared in quite a few productions through the years, including his 2000 appearance in the Off-Broadway production "Joe Fearless," playwright Liz Tuccillo's tale about a basketball fan whose priorities are out of whack. 

From 2001 through 2002, Stack appeared in the CBS series "The Education of Max Bickford," a short-lived series starring Richard Dreyfuss as a college professor at an all-girls school and featured Katee Sackhoff as a supporting actor. In 2003, Stack appeared in Jack Black's "School of Rock" as Doug, a drummer for the band No Vacancy. He also guest starred as Kyle Freelander in the 2011 "Blue Bloods" episode "Thanksgiving." 

Stack is most recognizable for his work on the ABC soap "One Life to Live" from 2007 through 2009. He took over the part of Michael McBain from Nathaniel Marston, who in turn took the role from the original McBain, R. Brandon Johnson, in 2004.

Assad Zaman as Rashid

Appearing as part of Louis's present-day entourage and acting as his familiar, Rashid is played by Assad Zaman

A 2013 graduate of the Manchester School of Theatre, Zaman has plenty of stage acting credits under his belt. This includes the BBC Lights Up production of "The Winter's Tale," which was broadcast on BBC4 in celebration of Shakespeare's birthday in April 2021, according to Broadway World. The actor also appeared in the premier of the stage adaptation of Zadie Smith's "White Teeth" at the Kiln Theatre in London. 

In 2015, Zaman appeared in the BAFTA-winning Russell T. Davies series "Cucumber." He went on to play Sathnam in the British psychological drama "Apple Tree Yard" in 2017. Zaman appeared in the 2022 PBS series "Hotel Portofino," which centers around life in an Italian Riviera hotel in the wake of World War 1. In the series, Zaman plays Dr. Anish Sengupta, a friend of the family who owns the hotel.

Kalyne Coleman as Grace de Pointe du Lac

Even vampires have family drama to contend with. This is the case whether they're a part of the oft-melodramatic family antics of "The Originals" or the many, many wives of Nandor from "What We Do in the Shadows," and Louis is no exception. 

Appearing as Louis' sister Grace de Pointe du Lac in the AMC series is Kalyne Coleman. Graduating from Brown Trinity Rep with her MFA in 2020, Coleman has an extensive stage resume. Coleman's many stage credits include playing Rosaline in "Love's Labour's Lost," Brutus in "Julius Caesar," and Lady Anne in "Richard III." She also played Beneatha in a production of "Raisin in the Sun." 

Although Coleman hasn't yet had many roles in front of the camera, she appeared in the short film "800lb Gorilla" in 2018, where she played a woman whose media consumption has unfortunate and lasting side effects. She also appeared in the short film "Dog Bite" in 2021.

Eric Bogosian as Daniel Molloy

After first showing up in the Anne Rice novel "Interview with the Vampire" to interview Lestat, Daniel Molloy is a recurring character throughout "The Vampire Chronicles," popping up in "The Vampire Armand," "Prince Lestat," "The Queen of the Damned," "Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis," and "Blood and Gold." Daniel desperately wants Louis to turn him into a vampire and embarks on a quest to connect with Lestat that leads to a globe-trotting but miserably codependent romance with Armand in which the vampire dangles immortality just out of reach.

Although the novels depict Daniel as a much younger character who Christian Slater played in the 1994 film, the AMC series imagines him older, now played by Eric Bogosian, a playwright who has been writing and acting since the 1980s. His many performances include his 1987 solo play "Talk Radio," adapted for film by Oliver Stone in 1988. Two of his other plays have also been adapted for film, including the 1996 Richard Linklater film "SubUrbia" and the 1991 production of "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll." 

The actor's many film and TV credits include appearances on "Miami Vice," "The Twilight Zone," "Law & Order," "Tales From the Darkside," "The Good Wife," and "Scrubs," among others. From 2006 through 2010, Bogosian could be seen playing Captain Danny Ross on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." He played Roy Asheton on the Netflix musical drama "The Get Down," appeared as Lawrence Boyd on the Showtime series "Billions," and played the would-be liberal presidential candidate Gil Eavis on the HBO series "Succession."

Maura Grace Athari as Antoinette

When they're not noshing on victims or arguing like an old married couple, Lestat and Louis love little more than a party — especially if that party has a decent soundtrack. One of the musicians to come into contact with our favorite anemic party boys is blues singer Antoinette, played by Maura Grace Athari

According to Deadline, Antoinette's arrival would mark a disturbance in the pair's "domestic tranquility." The wife of comedian and former SNL cast member Aristotle Athari, Maura Grace (formerly Maura Hooper) graduated from the Yale School of Drama. Although the actor is something of a newcomer when it comes to acting on camera, she has appeared in several short films. Athari's 2010 short "Exclusive" won best drama at the Hollywood Film Festival in 2011. She also appeared in the 2011 paramedic-themed short film "Frequent Flyers," the 2020 short film "Taboo," and even an Allstate commercial. Athari also appeared in the 2020 mini-series "Quarantine Therapy."

Rae Dawn Chong as Florence

The daughter of Tommy Chong of "Cheech and Chong" fame, Rae Dawn Chong plays Louis's mother Florence in the AMC "Interview with the Vampire" series. 

Rae Dawn has been acting since she was a child, first appearing in "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" in 1974. Chong has appeared in quite a few films and TV series over the course of her career. In 1984, she appeared with her dad in "Cheech & Chong's: The Corsican Brothers," and the following year, she played Squeak in "The Color Purple." She appeared with C. Thomas Howell in the 1986 film "Soul Man," a film that hasn't aged well due to some issues with blackface. She also appeared in her dad's 1990 film "Far Out Man." 

Besides her many film credits, Rae Dawn Chong's acting roles include quite a few appearances on primetime television including "St. Elsewhere," "The Hitchhiker," "The Outer Limits," "Highlander," "Judging Amy," "9-1-1," and "Impeachment: American Crime Story."

Jeff Pope as Finn O'Shea

As anyone who has made it all the way through "Charmed" knows, running a club is hard under the best of circumstances, but when you've got supernatural problems to contend with, it can be downright stressful. Fortunately for Louis, good help isn't hard to come by in New Orleans, where he finds folks like club bouncer Finn O'Shea looking for work. Finn is played by Jeff Pope, an actor who has landed some minor roles in quite a few memorable films over the years including "Looper," "Black Snake Moan," and "Hustle & Flow."

In 2015, Pope appeared as Ronnie Doyle in an episode of "NCIS: New Orleans." The following year, he landed the recurring role of Chub on the Sundance series "Hap and Leonard" based on the Joe R. Lansdale novel series set in the bayou. Although short-lived, the series would garner favorable marks from critics, earning it a high approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes

In 2019, the actor portrayed the recurring character of Johnny on HBO's "Euphoria." That same year, he played Sergeant Stokes on the Netflix series "Mindhunter." And in 2021, Pope appeared as Connelly on "The Underground Railroad."

Dana Gourrier as Bricktop Williams

As a New Orleans entrepreneur, Louis understands better than most that sex sells, especially when you've got a solid earner like Bricktop Williams selling it. A smooth-talking Haitian woman who knows how to get customers to part with their cash, Bricktop could give Maeve from "Westworld" a run for her money. Bricktop is played by Dana Gourrier, who is best known for her work with director Quentin Tarantino in "The Hateful Eight" and "Django Unchained."

The actor has appeared in several television series including "GLOW," "Treme," "True Detective," and "The Astronaut Wives Club." Fans of "American Horror Story" may recognize Gourrier from her work in another supernatural New Orleans-based tale, as she appeared in "Coven" as voodoo practitioner and Cornrow City employee Chantal. 

She also appeared in the silly but oddly fun-to-watch 2012 Syfy horror film "Ghostquake" along with Danny Trejo, in which a cult leader and a time capsule converge at a creepy New England private school in an explosion of mayhem and cheesy tropes.

John DiMaggio as Alderman Fenwick

That vampire life might seem like nothing but fun and games, but there's always some hater hanging around who just can't wait to rain on the parade. In AMC's "Interview with the Vampire," that someone is Alderman Fenwick, a local politician with an alcohol problem and a bad attitude. Fenwick is portrayed by voice acting legend John DiMaggio, who is perhaps most famous as the voice of another famous alcoholic with a bad attitude -– Bender Bending Rodriguez, the iconic robot from "Futurama." Younger generations may also recognize his voice as that of Jake the Dog from "Adventure Time," but the actor has lent his distinctive voice to dozens of animation, anime dubs, video games, and film characters over the years.

DiMaggio's many voice roles include Gonza on "Princess Mononoke," various roles across a handful of "Scooby-Doo" films, Fat John on "Dragon Hunters," and well over a dozen DC animations. He also appeared in "Wreck-It Ralph," "Zootopia," and the critically divisive "Bee Movie." Gamers may also know DiMaggio's voice from the "Final Fantasy" series, which is one of the dozens of games the actor has performed on. In addition to his voice acting work, DiMaggio also has quite a few live-action performances to his credit including appearances on "Law & Order," "My Name is Earl," "Bones," and "Better Call Saul."