This week up for New Face Friday is Guri Weinberg who plays the Romanian Vampire Stefan. For a refresher on the character of Stefan, check out our character bios section.
Question: What did you think of your costume and your makeup the very first time you saw yourself fully decked out as your character? Guri: Well I loved it. I mean it was a little freaky but I loved it. It was exactly what Michael, who is the head wardrobe guy wanted when we first met and we put on the wardrobe. The eyes were a little weird, cause I don’t wear contact lenses, so it took them half an hour to put them in and then it took me another good half an hour to see through them. So when I actually figured out what I looked like, I was pretty happy with it. Question: You had never worn contacts before? That’s got to be a crazy situation. Guri: Ya, it was awful. But because we had a whole department of people that handled the contacts and put them in our eyes. The first two weeks it would drive them crazy because it would take them a good half hour to put them in my eyes and they said you know we are never going to get through this and I said well you should try to be me.
See the rest of the interview on Twilightish
We also had a chance to catch up with Guri on the Breaking Dawn Part 1 red carpet last year. Here is what he had to say about the fan experience.