Katie McGrath – I went blonde for Dracula and turned into different girl

IRISH actress Katie McGrath dyed her hair blonde for her new role in “Dracula” – and changed into a different person.

The actress, previously known for her role as raven-haired sorceress Morgana in “Merlin”, stars in the eagerly-awaited vampire TV series alongside Irishman Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

And she says: “It was so odd being blonde. I’d go into work as Katie, but no sooner had I put on the blonde wig, people treated me differently and I acted differently.

In the new series, McGrath, 29, plays Victorian era socialite Lucy Westenra. Her character is the best friend of Mina Murray (Jessica De Gouw) – the woman Dracula becomes obsessed with over the 10-part series.

“Lucy is a very social girl,” explains McGrath, from County Wicklow. “She’s high class and intelligent and used to being the focus of every room.”

Asked about the fake fangs many of the cast were required to wear, she adds: “They are not comfortable to wear I can tell you!” l

Katie, who also starred alongside Rhys Meyers in BBC2 series The Tudors, says: “Jonny sounded like Daffy Duck with them on!

“Seriously, although the show is called Dracula, it’s not really about vampires as such, it’s about the relationships between all the characters, and the fact that one of them is a semi-supernatural being is actually just a small part of it.

“The story is about revenge, love and conflict. What’s great about this show is you can root for all the characters, even though all have darker elements.”

* “Dracula” premieres on the Sky Living channel, on October 31 at 9pm – a week after its US premiere.


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