Based on Hoult, a lot of the bug-eating is for a scene when Renfield is getting ready for a struggle and attempting to “prime up” the powers Dracula has given him. Plainly the Acquainted’s bug-eating is not only superstition on this movie. As Hoult advised Whole Movie in a current interview:
“I feel they simply ordered them from Amazon or wherever. The crickets got here in several flavors. A few of them have been barbecue, some have been salt and vinegar. Truthfully, when you recover from the thought of what it’s you are consuming, they weren’t that dangerous. And I ate lots. There was just one that I did not like — it was a potato bug, and that one did style… buggy.”
Hoult’s description makes the bugs sound like potato or corn chips — a small, crunchy base with powders of taste sprinkled on prime. However regardless of his “not that dangerous” protestations, the bugs nonetheless aren’t appetizing sufficient for me to strive for myself.
Hoult did not must endure an completely bug-based weight loss program although. As he advised Whole Movie, a few of the “cockroaches” he ate have been simply caramel molded to appear like bugs. Hoult referred to as these, “suitably chewy and sticky within the tooth, however scrumptious.”
The irony of that is that whereas most of us would select the caramel bugs if given the choice, they have been most likely a lot much less wholesome than the actual bugs that Hoult ate. That is the unfairness of diet we dwell with every single day.