Though vampire flicks are growing to be somewhat tiring, Dracula Untold is an origin story that we’ve yet to see before – and Luke Evans, who plays the lead role, Vlad the Impaler, spoke to us about getting involved in this darkly enchanting piece.

Evans discusses what attracted him to the project and how he connected to Vlad on a human level, through the notion of addiction. He also speaks briefly about the final Hobbit production, and how he feels about the entire journey coming to an end.

Dracula Untold is released on October 3rd.