Kathryn Leigh Scott is a former farm girl and Playboy Bunny who appeared on the cult soap Dark Shadows in the late ’60s. Now she has written Dark Passages, a novel about a former farm girl and Playboy Bunny who appears on a cult soap in the late ’60s. “It’s complete fiction,” says the actress who played Josette DuPres, bride of vampire Barnabas Collins. “Yes, I was a Bunny, and yes, I did a television series, but I’m not a vampire. The novel’s about a girl who is a vampire but denies it.”
Leigh Scott isn’t even into vampires, though she understands their appeal: “The reason Dark Shadows took off was that youthful yearning for being eternal.” And though she is familiar with the Twilight films’ ethereal Edward, she says, “My favorite will always be Barnabas. He’s the grandpa of all modern-day vampires in that he felt terrible guilt and made the vampire vulnerable.”
So what’s Leigh Scott’s advice for all the Josettes and Bellas out there, in love with a guy who’s available only at night? “Go for it,” she says. “Follow your heart.” We agree . . . just watch your neck.
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