LISA FRANKENSTEIN's Kathryn Newton And Cole Sprouse On Inspiring Love And Causing Fear

Beware; for she is fearless, and therefore powerful.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · February 8, 2024, 2:04 PM EST
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We've been frothing at the mouth since Lisa Frankenstein was announced. A horror comedy written by Diablo Cody, starring Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse with Zelda Williams making her feature directorial debut? Say no more. Then we saw the Lisa Frankenstein trailer and it was game over. February could not come soon enough.

Lisa Frankenstein is Heathers for goths who grew up reading Poe and Shelley. With that Heathers DNA pumping through its veins, Diablo Cody's writing is as bitingly hilarious as ever, and Kathryn Newton brings it all to life.

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Cole Sprouse comes full-circle from "Fwankenstein" to a Frankenstein-esque creature complete with clever costume nods, and the whole thing is a neon-soaked party. And perhaps the best part? It all getss incredibly darker than expected, in the most glorious way. I sincerely hope folks go all out with Barbie-esque watch parties, complete with extravagant outfits.

Lisa Frankenstein stars Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse joined us to talk about fashion, delivering a bevy of hilariously "blink and you'll miss it" dark comedy, the challenges (and freedoms) of a wordless performance, and conveying a love story for the ages through the double whammy of heavy makeup and silence.

Surprisingly, Newton mentions that when she first learned about the project, she assumed the focus would be more on Sprouse as The Creature rather than on Lisa. “I read it like Creature was this big character, and my character was very small and quiet. It’s nothing like that.” Watch our full interview below.

Lisa Frankenstein is in theaters February 9, get your local showtimes right here. For more, check out our interview with Lisa Frankenstein costume designer Meagan McLaughlin for a behind-the-scenes look at some of her creations.