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'Abraham Lincoln' Star Benjamin Walker Is One To Watch In 2012

Walker talks to MTV News about playing a vampire-killing president.

By Josh Horowitz

Benjamin Walker in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Film

MTV News' first couple minutes on the set of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" last spring were freaky. There we were, on a soundstage in New Orleans, and yet standing in front of us was the 16th President of the United States himself. A Fox publicist's assurance that we were set to talk to Benjamin Walker, star and namesake of "Vampire Hunter," rather than the man who was gunned down in a theater in 1865, did little to diminish the creepiness, because we were starring at no actor but Honest Abe himself.

Eventually we composed ourselves, and an epic and whirlwind day on the set of director Timur Bekmambetov's adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's best-selling novel proceeded without a hitch. Now, we're rolling out our exclusive look at the set,

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