Zap2it had a great time with “90210’s” Matt Lanter (who plays Liam) after his interview on The KTLA News Morning Show. In his new movie, “Vampires Suck,” premiering Wednesday (August 18), he rejoins the Writer/Director team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, who he did “Disaster Movie” with. He told us that despite the new film being a spoof, “Twilight” fans will probably get a kick out of it.
“A lot of our scenes are kind of ripped right out of ‘Twilight’ in just these funnier, quirkier, wacky situations,” Lanter says. “So, ‘Twilight’ fans are the ones who will actually get the jokes.”
He tells us that while the film primarily spoofs “Twilight,” it does do some take-offs of pop culture (cough, “Jersey Shore”). He also tells us that close pal, Nina Dobrev of “The Vampire Diaries,” asked if the film spoofs her show and back then, he said no. But, now that we’ve asked, he realizes that there is a take on the fellow CW show. Sorry, Nina!
Once we got around to talking about the upcoming Season 3 of “90210,” Lanter gave us some great scoops! It’s already out there that he and Annie (Shenae Grimes) are taking their relationship to the next level with their first kiss, but Lanter reveals that Liam’s newly discovered half-brother (played by Evan Ross) will complicate things for the couple. Also, Naomi (AnnaLyne McCord) may not be out of the picture and we should probably expect more girl fights, though they may not be physical (damn) over Liam.
He also gave us some new details on the earthquake that will open the season, including the possibility that not everyone will get out unscathed.
“We’ve got an earthquake coming up, Episode 1,” he reveals. “So, we’re back, we’re in your face with this big event that happens. So, it’s kind of cool to see what happens to these people during the earthquake. I think someone is going to be injured in the earthquake. Yeah, it’s kind of a big deal.”
Lanter has been really busy this summer with his film and his other gig as the voice of Anakin Skywalker on the animated series, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” on The Cartoon Network. But, he did find some time to scratch his sporty itch.
“I really kinda got the golf bug a little earlier this year,” he says. “So I’ve really been working on it. And, my game, it’s workable now. Maybe, I can kind of take that and go with it. It will be my niche.”
He adds, “Watch out Tiger, Matt Lanter is comin’ for yah.”
If you missed him on KTLA, watch him and his “Vampires Suck” costar, Jenn Proske, below:
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