South African model-turned actress Tanit Phoenix may not have landed the role of love-interest in Michael Bay’s upcoming Transformers 3 movie (she sent in a video audition ala Heidi Montag), but she did score the lead in the straight-to-DVD-bargain-bin sequel Lost Boys: The Thirst.
The 29-year-old, 5-foot-9 looker plays a vampire-romance novelist who bites off a little more than she can chew. (UPDATE: TANIT IS UP TO PLAY WONDER WOMAN/ WILL STAR IN HBO’S ‘FEMME FATALES’)
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Phoenix, who was reportedly one-of-four actresses considered to replace Megan Fox in Transformers 3, is putting on a happy face and doing her best to pump up Corey Feldman’s bi-yearly payday.
She lies to tells Moviehole:
I went up against some interesting American actresses, but Warner Bros and the producers loved my audition – and the director, Dario Piana and I got on so well – that they decided on me for the lead.
What I found very interesting about the Lost Boys script was that it showcases Vampires how they really are, blood sucking and evil, which somewhat dances around the fact that Twilight made their Vampires seem beautiful, but they really are not. I wanted to play a bad girl, and I finally got my chance.
The original Lost Boys makes the cut in Clatto’s 15 Vampire Movies That Won’t Make You Gay.
Phoenix can next be seen as an ex-military-sniper-turned-race-car-driver in Universal Pictures Death Race 2: Frankenstein Lives.