Anne Rice Teases Facebook Fans on Lestat Return

By Neal Broverman

Originally published on Advocate.com September 26 2012 9:43 PM ET

Beloved author Anne Rice teased fans with two cryptic Facebook messages earlier this week concerning the bisexual hero of many of her books, Lestat de Lioncourt.

"If you want Lestat to come back, can you tell me why in one sentence?" Rice asked on her Facebook page. Her post received nearly 8,300 comments. The Vampire Chronicles author and mother of out novelist Christopher Rice followed that up with,"In one sentence, what one thing do you NOT like about Lestat?" Clearly, more people like Lestat than don't, since that post only received 3,250 comments.

The Vampire Chronicles include hugely successful novels such as Interview With the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat. The character of Lestat has been portrayed by both Tom Cruise and Stuart Townsend in film adaptations of Rice's books.