Lucy gets teeth into vampire role

Wigan-born actress Lucy Gaskell has revealed she plays a real man-eater in her latest film.

The former St Peter's High School pupil stars alongside funny men Matt Horne and James Corden, of Gavin and Stacey fame, in their spoof-horror movie, Lesbian Vampire Killers.

But, far from playing one of the mythological bloody-sucking night-walkers referred to in the title, the 27-year-old's character is a monster of an all too real kind – an evil girlfriend!

Lucy said: "I play Judy, the girlfriend of Jimmy, Matt Horne''s character and I'm the worst girlfriend ever!

"I treat him really badly. I'm really manipulative, I take all his money and spend it on myself, and I'm always dumping him then luring him back.

"And he keeps taking me back! God knows why, I wouldn't."

It is while trying to escape Judy's clutches that Horne's character and his best friend Fletch, played by Corden, find their way to a seemingly sleepy country village.

As night falls it becomes all too clear that not everything is at it seems.

Soon the hapless pair unearth a terrible secret – that all the village's women folk have been enslaved by a legendary curse.

To survive, the two must become Lesbian Vampire Killers!

The film has been the subject of much speculation after its eye-catching title – reminiscent of the lurid B-movies of old – was revealed towards the end of last year.

But, it was the funny script that grabbed Lucy's attention.

She said: "It was one of the most fun jobs I have ever had to do, ever.

"The script was just hilarious, from the moment I read it I knew I wanted to do the job so I was delighted when I got the call saying I had got the part.

"And working with Matt and James was really fun.

"They are lovely guys and I'm a big fan of Gavin and Stacey so it was great to have the opportunity to work with them."

And that sense of fun has, Lucy hopes, transferred over into the finished film, which, if the trailer is anything to go by, has a classic 1950s drive-in movie feel.

Lucy said: "The director Phil Claydon is a big fan of a lot of different film genres and he has taken stuff that he loves and done it in his own way.

"It is really cool, very comic-booky. It is a good, fun film.

"I took my agent to the cast and crew screening and she was laughing the whole time, which must be a good sign."

Lesbian Vampire Killers is released on March 20.