Well, I think it helps that Tom Cruise is already a bit eccentric/crazy so channeling Lestat probably wasn't a huge leap for him rofl
"Louis! I am the angel of death! I decide who lives who dies!" Other people: "Wow you can really act!" Tom: "Wait, act?"
Aaah then I might just avoid it ;w; I do wish they would make quality Anne Rice movies and have Tom Cruise come back D;