"To me, vampires are sex," says show creator Alan Ball. "I don't get a vampire story about abstinence. I'm 53. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed."
Take that, Twilight fans.
Says Stephen Moyer, who plays a vampire who dates back to the Civil War, "If we go from a base level, vampires create a hole in the neck where there wasn't one before." It's a de-flowering of sorts, he says. "So that's pretty sexy. I think that makes vampires attractive." He laughs a little. "Plus, Robert Pattinson is just hot, right?"