How are you feeling about Lestat these days? The stories seem to be getting crazier.
I’ve always had faith in Lestat, just very little trust. Not because he is untrustworthy as in dishonest or devious, but because he is foolish. He has come to accept, however, the importance of his role. At first, he struggled. His excuse, “well, I don’t want it.” It took an exhausting amount of time for him to understand what I have been telling him all along: it does not matter what you want anymore. Lestat has gotten the fame and notoriety he has always craved, just not in a way he imagined. Lestat is not used to having a lot of responsibility toward others.