Angela Sarafyan: The Fans Helped Me Learn About Tia

Angela Sarafyan is in this month’s Yerevan Magazine, a magazine that focuses on those of Armenian heritage. Angela was born in Armenia. She talks about her rising career from State Farm commercial to the big screen.

“I really liked the main cast,” says Angela. “Kristen (Stewart), Rob (Pattinson) and Taylor (Lautner) were really nice people. We got along great, so it made the experience so much better.” As for playing a vampire, that was one of Angela’s favorite parts of the entire experience.

“It was really cool. I had these insane contacts. I love adventure movies, so to play something outside of being human was kind of crazy. That’s why I wanted to be an actor,” explains Angela. Her portrayal of Tia was a result of hours of research. She learned about the character not only by reading the books, but also by reading facts about the character posted by fans on the internet. Angela loves the Twilight fanatics, known as “Twi-hards,” because they truly give their all to the film and the characters. “I didn’t have that much time to get ready for it. I tried to get as much information from the internet as possible,” says Angela. “You know what’s awesome about these fans? They’re great at learning everything about these characters. So they helped me learn about Tia. I was pulling everything that I could.”

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