Without his fangs, Dracula's a nice guy
[excerpt from Close-up With Jeff Lyon, page 1, Chicago Tribune, February 16, 1979]
"We all come at it from a different angle," Brett said. "I thought I'd play it for the first time as if Count Dracula were in love. He says 'I'll set my Lucy above all else.' My God, he's fallen in love. So I play this man who's gone out of control, who becomes terribly careless and makes mistakes because he's got this girl under his skin. He's 500 years old and he's become a love-sick child."