Alan Tudyk Dishes on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Alan Tudyk spoke to Shock Till You Drop recently about his role on Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton’s upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
The movie, an adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s genre mashup novel, is set for release on June 22, 2012. Tudyk plays the role of Stephen A. Douglas.
“I’m Abe Lincoln’s political foil,” Tudyk told the site. “Historically, Stephen Douglas was initially engaged to Mary Todd, who became Abe’s wife. They were fellow Senators and they battled it out for the presidency.
“Stephen Douglas was a flip flopper. He started out his career being opposed to slavery, then he married someone with a plantation and saw all of the money coming in. It was then politically expedient to be pro-slavery.
“Whenever there’s a political statement to be made, Stephen wanders into the movie to represent the other side. Also, historically, Stephen Douglas worked closely with vampires to realize his political ambitions.
“Working with Rufus Sewell, the big baddie vampire, was great. So was Ben Walker, who plays Abe.”