Anne Rice did not like the casting of Tom Cruise in the movie version of Interview with the Vampire.
In an interview with The Los Angeles Times in 1993, Rice said,
I was particularly stunned by the casting of Cruise, who is no more my Vampire Lestat than Edward G. Robinson is Rhett Butler.
This was just one of the things I didn’t know about the movie. But with Rice’s death, I’ve learned a little bit more about her life and work.