Sebastian Stan is one of Hollywood’s most in-demand talents, and over the years he’s shown an impressive and diverse range with appearances in the high profile, big-budget blockbusters from Marvel Studios such as Avengers: Endgame and the forthcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, along with more independent works such as the intense crime thriller Destroyer.
Now Stan has spoken up about the new Dracula reboot coming from Blumhouse Pictures and which will be directed by Karyn Kusama, and he’s been vocal in that he’s keen to show his fangs as the Prince of Darkness.
In a new report from MovieWeb, Stan’s comments to Dracula director, and whom directed him on Destroyer that he was keen for the role, both as a character and as a sense of national pride.
“I already emailed her about that. I said, ‘You know I’m from Romania, right?’ and she goes, ‘Yes, yes, it’s very early – and there’s a [freeze on movie productions right now]. Hopefully, we’ll see you in four years.”
Stan’s Romanian heritage has long been a source of pride for the actor, and ties in directly to the original heritage and history of the Dracula mythos with Vlad III of Wallachia, but better known to history as Vlad the Impaler or Dracula, and whom Stan is desperate to bring to life.
Stan’s also used his Romanian romanticism in an infamous clip on The Late Late Show with James Corden where he unashamedly flirted with fellow guest Sharon Stone.
However, with the COVID-19 pandemic it looks like production will still be a while away, and only time will tell whether we actually get to see Stan take on the role of the Prince of Darkness in Dracula.