The cast of the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter found working with excessive amounts of blood and gore while on location in Louisiana to be a lot easier than struggling with the culinary temptations New Orleans has to offer.
"To lose weight in the greatest culinary city in America? Yeah, it was not pleasant," says Benjamin Walker, gamely complaining that his 1,100-calorie-a-day regimen to keep him thin as the title character was like a "schoolgirl diet." He adds with a laugh, "I just thought it would be funny if I would, like, go through the line at McDonald's [dressed as Abe Lincoln] – 'I'll have a four and a score and seven to go…'"
Produced by Tim Burton and directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), the horror-action thriller finds our 16th president battling ravenous bloodsuckers, re-imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead.
Watch the video to see how co-stars Anthony Mackie, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper and Mary Elizabeth Winstead handled the excessive amounts of blood as well as the delicious N'Orleans temptations on and off the set.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter axes its way into theaters Friday.