Andrew L. Urban accepted the irresistible invitation from director Michael Rymer to
play a bit(e) part – as a journalist – in Rymer’s next picture: a vampire
movie. In Queen of the Damned, your editor plays a journalist at an international press
conference in London (but shot in Melbourne). While on the set, Rymer agreed to ‘do
lunch’ with Urban in his trailer; Urban recorded the conversation.
Rymer on the set with Urban
HEAR Andrew L. Urban's interview with Michael Rymer.
Queen of the Damned is a supernatural adventure which follows the legendary vampire,
Lestat (Stuart Townsend), who has re-invented himself as a rock star in the contemporary
American music scene. His music wakes Akasha (Aaliyah), the queen of all vampires (the
Queen of the Damned), and inspires her to want to make Lestat her king. Akasha’s
malevolent power is so great that all the immortal vampires must stand against her if they
want to survive. Meanwhile a young London woman, Jesse (Marguerite Moreau), with a
fascination for the dark side falls in love with Lestat. The film also stars Lena Olin as
Maharet and Vincent Perez as Marius.