Claes, 52, transformed into Count Dracula for a collaboration of the masterminds behind the BBC's Sherlock, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The new three-part thriller goes back in time to the days of when novelist Bram Stoker first penned the gothic horror franchise. It wasn’t just the portrayal of Victorian London and 19th Century Eastern Europe the cast and crew had to replicate, the Danish actor also underwent quite the makeover for the key role. However, not all went as well behind the scenes Claes explains as he details the secrets behind the vampire’s gleaming fangs.
The European actor is just one of many highly acclaimed stars who have taken on the portrayal of the villainous Count since the books were first published in 1897.
Christopher Lee, Louis Jourdan and Gary Oldman are just a few names who have donned the black cape and neck-biting fangs to become the infamous vampire.
However, not having naturally big and pointy teeth does make it harder when trying to play the bloodthirsty fictional character.
Discussing some key features which had to be made to his appearance, Claes explained how the use of a fang prop was somewhat problematic.
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Dracula star exposes problem with fangs as he reveals secrets on becoming infamous vampire (Image: BBC)
Dracula: Claes Bang struggled with speaking whilst having the fangs prop in his mouth (Image: BBC)
Asked if the prop fell out during the filming of the gothic horror, the Danish actor told press, including Express.co.uk: “No, no, no.
“The guy that did them was the most amazing. It was really really cool,” he explained, before commenting on some issues which arose with the fangs.
“I had a little bit of a problem with the S’ in the beginning, because they sort of got in the way,” Claes remarked.
Detailing the construction of such a mouth piece, the actor