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New Dracula movie so romantic - Evans

LUKE EVANS has said fans may be surprised by how romantic his new film, Dracula Untold, really is.

He was joined on the red carpet by co-stars Sarah Gadon and Charles Dance for the London premiere.

The film tells of how ancient warrior Vlad the Impaler became Dracula after making a pact with Master Vampire, played by Dance.

The deal sees him inflicted with an insatiable thirst for human blood in return for being bestowed with the strength to crush his enemies.

Evans said: "There's a lot of romance, it's the main catalyst to why he does what he does."

Gadon, who plays Vlad's wife, said she was relieved to sit out the battle scenes.

"Sometimes I thought I really want to be fighting, but I also don't want to be going to the gym at the end of a 14-hour day."