Mike Welch sat down with Interview Magazine and chatted about his current work and New Moon:
LM: What about the paparazzi? Did you guys have to deal with that a lot?
MW: [LAUGHS] It’s funny you ask; we did, actually. It was my first experience with the paparazzi. They even got us when we were coming off the plane. I learned that they can just take a situation and put it into any context. There was one point when Taylor was talking to some people and the paparazzi took a picture and then I saw it online with a caption underneath that was like, “Taylor Lautner takes the time to talk to his fans, while Michael Welch is a jerk and just sits in his trailer …” It was just so weird. It’s a fascinating process to be a part of something this big, and this popular, ‘cause it’s sort of a double-edged sword. But I mean, I certainly have nothing to complain about; I’m very grateful to be involved.
LM: What’s happening with your character this time around?
MW: Well, you know, Mike Newton doesn’t go through too much of a journey, I’ll be honest. He sort of has his role to play in Bella’s life. In the movie it’s pretty much all about Bella, and how he relates with her, and him just being hopelessly in love—the character that is just really empathetic, and a little bit tragic in a lot of ways.