And we also got to talk to Lily Collins, who plays the young Lucy, who gets kidnapped by vampires, thus sparking the movie’s rescue plot. We asked Collins how she tried to take the character beyond the usual “damsel in distress” role. And she said:
I start out as a damsel in distress [and] end up a fighter. There’s pivotal moments in the film where you’ll see Lucy clocking certain weapons or things, and she stores them to use up later, and she ends up turning into a fighter and taking her destiny into her own hands. So she definitely has her own thing going on at the end.