I can't remember the dude they got to play him. But I was too busy being indignant that they'd given all of Louis's role to stupid Jesse. I never blamed Anne Rice for being pissy over the movie. Because they did a terrible job.
Well! I had a huge crush on Shane West when that movie came out so that helped. But I didn't think it was nearly as terrible as other people thought it was. I'll have to watch it soon too!