Hotel for Monsters

Actress Fran Drescher talks about playing Mrs. Frankenstein in Hotel Transylvania

Sep 28, 2012 | By Kelli Plasket
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Where do monsters go to get away from humans? They escape to Dracula’s Hotel Transylvania. Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) opened the hotel after his vampire daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) was born, to protect her from mortals. But that doesn't stop human Jonathan (Andy Samberg) from showing up uninvited and falling in love with Mavis, in the animated movie Hotel Transylvania, in theaters and 3-D now.  Click here to watch a featurette about the movie.

The hotel is a popular destination for famous monsters, from the Invisible Man (David Spade) to Frankenstein (Kevin James). Frankenstein’s wife Eunice is voiced by actress Fran Drescher. Eunice a loud but motherly character. Recently, Drescher answered a few questions by email about her character and Hotel Transylvania.

Fran Drescher records the voice of Eunice, Frankenstein’s wife, in the studio for Hotel Transylvania.
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Fran Drescher records the voice of Eunice, Frankenstein’s wife, in the studio for Hotel Transylvania.

TFK:

You voice Frankenstein's wife, Eunice. How would you describe her?

DRESCHER:

She has a very crusty exterior. She seems like she is always yelling, but deep down, she is a devoted wife and aunt to her niece, Mavis.

TFK:

Do you share any traits with Eunice?

DRESCHER:

She can be misjudged but actually is very loving and concerned about her loved ones. We’re similar.

TFK:

What's Eunice's relationship like with Frankenstein?

DRESCHER:

Eunice’s relationship with Frankenstein is a traditional marriage.  He may seem a little henpecked [criticized by his wife], but at the end of the day, she takes care of him, loves him and wants to make him happy.

TFK:

The guests at Hotel Transylvania are all monsters. What is the scariest thing about Eunice?

DRESCHER:

The size of her mouth would scare anybody.

TFK:

You’re a style icon. So what do you think of Eunice's fashion?

DRESCHER:

I think she pulls herself together rather well. She works with what she's got. She puts time into her appearance, and she looks beautiful.

TFK:

If you had to stay at Hotel Transylvania, which monster would you be most afraid to have staying in the room next to yours, and why?

DRESCHER:

Probably the Invisible Man because you just never know what he is up to.

TFK:

Other than Eunice, who is your favorite monster from the movie and why?

DRESCHER:

I loved Dracula. I thought he was very three-dimensional. The character grew as a vampire, as a parent, and became someone who was more trusting of human beings, and of his daughter needing to grow and develop herself as an individual. 

TFK:

Why should kids go see Hotel Transylvania?

DRESCHER:

It is really funny.  The animation is great. It’s a really good story. It has good music in it, and it's just a really fun, visual feast.

Hotel Transylvania is rated PG. Also starring Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon and CeeLo Green