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The entire staff here at the Lexicon has been enjoying Alex Meraz’s artistic talent at conventions and we’ve even shared that with all of you many times. So it’s no surprise to us that other sources are finally picking up on his amazing abilities and featuring his work as not just the hot tempered member of the wolf pack, but as a real artist. YRB Magazine has a supurb interview with Alex that details his beginnings with art, his inspirations, and those artists he most admires.
As Meraz finds his place in the industry, his art will never be far behind, as he continues to strive for a balance of all his creative interests at the start of a very chaotic Hollywood life. As a sort of millennial Renaissance man, he’s completely devoted to all his passions and is now providing fans with prints of his work after getting numerous inquires on where they could get their hands on the wolf hottie’s art. “My website has everything on it. There’s a section where you can buy my art, check out some of my dance videos and just learn more about me.”
Last year Peter Facinelli won over the heart of thousands when he stopped by the Naval Exchange and signed DVD’s for everyone. In fact he missed his flight because he refused to leave until every person got a signed DVD. This year the cast visiting the exchange has expanded. Local military families with appropriate Naval ID entered a lottery and 300 were chosen to meet the cast members. According to Hampton Roads:
“The Oceana Navy Exchange expects a cast member from “Twilight: New Moon” to make an in-store appearance from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, base officials announced… 300 customers will have chances to have their pictures taken with the mystery celebrity. ”
The stars appearing are Nikki Reed, Alex Meraz, Daniel Cudmore, Christian Serratos, and Tyson Housmen.
We are back with this week’s Wolfpack Wednesday! We have just attended several of the Official Twilight Tours run by Creation Entertainment, and we have goodies to share!
If you know the answer to our trivia question write the answer in the comments and we will pick out a random winner from the correct answers. A big TY to Creation for letting us bring these items to you!
During the Creation Entertainment San Francisco Official Twilight Tour Alex Meraz joked around coming on stage wearing wear kind of disguise?
Check out the Lexicon Twitter for the answer. Put the answer in the comments below and we will pick a random winner from the correct guesses at 11:59 PM est Wednesday, February 24th.
Remember, we will ship anywhere! We have had winners in North America, Europe, and Oceania. If you are on a sub in the Antarctic we will figure out something! Congrats to Catie from Utah who was last weeks winner.
In addition to the autographed photo we also have a tee from the One Less Nemesis company to give to the winner. The winner can chose a One Less Werewolf or One Less Vampire shirt in your preferred size and style from One Less Nemesis. Take a look at the shirts here: http://www.onelessnemesis.com/onelessnemsisshirts.html
Vanity Fair interviewed members of the wolf pack as part of their ongoing series. First up is Alex Meraz (photo credit John Russo):
“You didn’t have stunt doubles at all?
No! They were pushing for it, we were pushing against; we wanted to do our own stuff. We had to train for a good two days, eight hours each day just practicing jumping, making sure we were landing safely. On the day [of shooting], we were actually jumping from a green screen cliff but it was actually taller and a little bit more dangerous because there was foliage and grass on top of it—it was a little slippery. We were fine, and it was really fun.
What was it like having to come together and bond as the Wolf Pack?
We were entirely new, and it was a lot easier. We relied on each other to get through everything. There was so much to learn, but it was organic. We spent a lot of time together at the gym, and that’s what helped. As far as the original cast from Twilight, they were really cool. We didn’t spend much time with them because all of our scenes were really just with the Wolf Pack. It was easy.”
Get the rest of Alex’s interview here.
Vanity Fair will be adding more later today. Stay tuned and we’ll insert the extra info here when it becomes available.
Looks like the only thing to do in Atlantic City, NJ come Halloween won’t be gambling. According to the Harrah’s Resort website:
|Date:||Saturday, October 31st, 2009
See more dates!
Venue: The Pool After Dark
From the Hit Movie TWILIGHT
Edi Gathegi, Chaske Spencer & Alex Meraz
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Doors open at 10 p.m.
The Pool After Dark- reserve your cabana or hot tub now!
Call 609. 441.5233 for reservations!”
Via What the Forks.
MTV has some great summaries up regarding the Q & A’s that the actors did. ( Gil and the Wolfpack) We were also fortunate enough to get our picture taken with the wolfpack. Originally we weren’t into the whole picture thing, but we got talked into it…soooooooo worth it!
One of the key moments this weekend was when Gil Birmingham at each Q & A session talked about how much he feels a responsibility to represent those who are wheelchair bound accurately. He talked about how much more respect and admiration he has for people who have challenges in life, and realizes that often they can be left behind.
“I did have a scene when we were congregating to get the search party ready to go look for Kristen. And then all of the sudden Sam comes out of the woods and everybody runs to him and Kristen and I realize I can’t go,” he explained. “Everybody takes off and I go, ‘Hey, hey!’”
Gil realized that at emotional moments like that when you just want to rush and hug someone that the opportunity isn’t there and often you’d have to rely on others. He also said he is very touched by any fanmail he gets, but particularly from people who thank him for not portraying Billy Black as a stereotype.
The Q & A for the wolfpack: Kiowa Gordon, Chaske Spencer, and Alez Meraz was so much better in New Jersey than the one we saw two weeks ago in Phoenix largely because the questions were much better. Highlights were Kiowa breaking out into random howls whenever the mood struck him, all the guys talking about how much they feel like protective older brothers to Taylor Lautner, and if they were vampires instead of wolves which would they want to be: Chascke (Carlilse), Alex (James), Kiowa (Jasper).
Alex then had to reveal an embarrassing moment because Gil Birmingham ratted him out. The two of them have this friendly rivalry. Alex tipped people off that early on in Gils career he was in the Diana Ross video “Muscles” and was as, as Alex puts it, “wearing a thong and doing cartwheels in a video”. So to get even, Gil told the audience, “Be sure to ask Alex how he almost killed Kristen Stewart by choking her to death.” This is how Alex described the scene (while he was describing it Kiowa and Chaske were cracking up the whole time being sure to add in any little detail Alex left out):
“I decided, all right, the Wolf Pack stay up all night looking for who’s killing people on the res, so we don’t sleep very much. So I thought it would be a great idea if I stayed up for 10 days straight.” What should have been a simple scene — a confrontation between Bella (Stewart) and the Wolf Pack — became, in Meraz’s mind, his “Brando moment.” Wanting to try something different, the actor played the scene overly aggressive: screaming, grabbing Stewart by the throat, hurtling his line at her.
“[Director] Chris Weitz comes off-set like, ‘Yeah, I like the energy Alex, but just take it down a little,’ ” Spencer chimed in: “Meanwhile the producers are freaking out back there.”
” ‘Cause nobody touches Kristen Stewart,” joked Meraz.
Alex then said that he went to apologize to Kristen for scaring the heck out of her and Kristen was really cool about him talking that kind of risk as an actor and going for it. She said if Chris wants it that way I’ll defintiely do another take with you. Chris however thought it was a little over the top. Chaske said when they did do other takes of that scene it was really hard to keep a straight face because they all remebered Alex’s over the top explosion and all they could think of was the producer’s reactions.
Celebuzz has a feature on Alex Meraz who will be playing Paul in New Moon. Alex friend Raoul Trujillo talks about the rising star.
“Nabbing the key role in Twilight was no fluke for the young actor. “If there’s anyone I have known in my life that deserves this, it’s Alex,” says Trujillo. “He’s worked his ass off in the time I have known him. He never lets up.”
Beyond staying in top physical shape, the actor-student works hard on honing his craft, including his New Moon audition. “Alex drove from Phoenix to my ranch in New Mexico on his birthday weekend so I could help him with his audition,” says Trujillo. “It’s about 8 hours each way. But he knew he needed to get this done.”
“He’s humble,” says Trujillo. “And he always showed that he was willing to listen and learn.”