While at Creation Entertainment’s Official Twilight Convention in Chicago this weekend we had the chance to meet our first member of the Volturi guard, Charlie Bewley who plays Demitri. Charlie was on stage for Q&As on Friday and really gave the fans a treat with his British humor and a new way to think of the Volturi. He said that they aren’t really “evil” but that they are just making sure someone upholds the law. We found this comment particularly interesting considering that we had printed off tote bags which basically said the exact same thing! We had Charlie sign the bags and will be giving it away on the website at a future time. He also spoke about his audition process and that he was initially called in to audition for Marcus, which he didn’t want. He did this hilarious Marcus impersonation several times where he kind of fell over the side of his chair and mumbled dialogue in an exaggerated form of boredom. He told us that Chris Heyerdahl does this very creepy voice for Marcus and that his performance was spot on.
Charlie also spoke about the costuming for the Volturi saying that when he first saw everyone in costume he felt that “we all looked like a bunch of choir boys!” He said that it took the addition of the hand painted contact lenses to really feel the vibe of the characters and that once he saw himself in full make up he stood back and praised the mind of Stephenie Meyer. But probably the funniest moment of the Q&A was when he compared the Cullens to the Volturi. Of course the crowd booed a bit when he said the Volturi were better and cooler, but he made his point to a degree when he suggested showing the two covens gear up for battle. He said the Cullens would be there pumping up their Reeboks while the Volturi would be putting on Armani capes and making sure their medallions were straight. Much laughter followed especially when he started acting it out!
Many thanks to Charlie Bewley and the staff at Creation Entertainment for the photo!