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Sunday 20 April 2014

Eating brains is fun for Hoult

Nicholas Hoult enjoyed eating brains for his new zombie rom com

Nicholas Hoult has revealed how he truly threw himself into his new zombie role in Warm Bodies.

The X-Men: First Class star had to chomp on 'brains' for a scene in Jonathan Levine's zombie romantic comedy, which also stars Teresa Palmer as his human love interest Julie.

"Eating brains is fun. It's kind of like a cold, wet sponge they made the brains out of," he told Collider.

But former Skins actor Nicholas admitted it wasn't all fun.

"There was one day where there was a scene where I crack open Dave Franco's head to eat his brains. We used a dummy, and I actually pulled some of the dummy's hair out and it was on the brains so I ate a load of fake brains and the dummy's hair which wasn't the most pleasant experience," he recalled.

The 23-year-old said his zombie alter-ego R isn't as unfeeling as the undead.

"The idea that Jonathan came up with is that because these brains are memories: it's kind of like being alive again, it's kind of like a drug to the zombies. The brains is quite a release," he explained.

"Through killing Julie's boyfriend and eating his brains, he falls for her and then regains his humanity through being with her."

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