So what do you think of Cameron Bright’s, who play’s Alec, Breaking Dawn details?
The Vancouver Sun has several pieces out featuring Twilight actors who hail from Canada. Jodelle Ferland who played Bree has her own article.
“”Twilight has had a huge impact on my career,” Ferland says over the phone from San Francisco, where she’s completing voice-over work for her latest project, The Haunting Hour, a television series that recently filmed in Vancouver.
“I’ve been doing all sorts of publicity for Twilight and conventions, and I get to interact with the fans a lot, which is so much fun. Before Twilight, I didn’t have a lot of teen fans, and now I definitely do. Most Twilight fans are teenagers, which is pretty cool, because I get recognized a lot more now by teens rather than people who like to watch horror films.”
They also have another article up profiling Tyson Houseman, Cameron Bright, and Leah Gibson who have all been in one or more of the movies. Unfortunately they didn’t cover Dan Cudmore, Charlie Bewley, and Noel Fisher who all also have Vancouver roots.
Finally, they cover where the outdoor sets are located. You can often see these by standing on public property (AKA the sidewalk not someone’s lawn) on non-filming days.
We thought we’d start doing a regular feature called Twilight Tweets. There are now so many cast members on Twitter, we thought we do a weekly round up of the most interesting stuff. Also we need a cute graphic for this regular feature. If anyone would like to make us one, we’d really appreciate it!
Erik Odom who plays Peter in response to a fan asking if he was excited, “Trust me, my walls are covered in bounce marks…and yes, I’ve been talking with my mate Charlotte (Valorie Curry) often…:). He also mentioned that he is currently in LA, but shortly heading to Baton Rouge.
Guri Weinberg who plays Stefan is already in Baton Rouge. We had a little Twitter chat with him telling him our nickname for the characters of Vladimir and Stefan—Creeptastic 1 & 2. He liked the name and said he’d tell Noel Fisher who plays Vladimir. He also promised, “Will do. I am going to post some photos of cast on our off-time, I will try and get one of us looking especially creepy.”
The cast is very limited in what they are allowed to say about the specifics of the production, but Guri did state the following:
- “The BD costume designer, MIchael Wilkinson, did an amazing job with all the characters. So many covens and time periods to handle…”(Cameron Bright also made similar comments)
- Bill Condon is SO passionate about BD that I imagine the crew is the best of the best.
- I met the special effects guy…he’s from Avatar. I was excited and a little star struck.
- I get asked a lot about the cast of Twilight. They are so down to earth, I was surprised. They totally deserve their success.
- I’ve met most of them at a dinner in Baton Rouge for the cast, writers and producers. I was personally a fan of Peter’s.(we are assuming he means Facinelli)
- So, now that BD filming is a week away, I am starting to get a little nervous. I think if I mess this up, BD fans will kill me! Good point, I get more than one take for scenes…plus, I could always blame Noel…;) Noel and I are VERY excited about one particular scene.
- (In response to being asked if he has seen the movies)Yep, I’ve seen them all, I like just about anything that involves vampires, that’s the “creepy” in me. I think I liked Eclipse best so far but BD will definitely be the best (OK, maybe I am biased)
- (In response to being asked if he has met Mackenzie Foy who plays Renesmee)I have met her, she is the most adorable, intelligent little girl I have ever met. I absolutely will post pics. She is sweet, adorable, really smart and stealing the cast’s hearts right and left.
- I have met Kristen, she is very kind and unassuming.
- I think Noel is really great, Lee is an amazing actor and Rami is also great…but don’t tell them I said this.
Judi Shekoni who plays Zafrina Is fully into learning about Brazil, where her character comes from. She’s been asking Brazilian fans for things she should know.She also tweeted out her motto, “ps My motto for life has always been : dont follow the path create your own and leave a trail … guess thats what twitter is… :)”
Andrea Gabriel who plays Kebi is a seasoned actress (She played Nadia on LOST) but some industry items are new to her. She tweeted, “First all night shoot ever! Oh and turns out that stuff about me being a night owl is only true if I am in bed and watching bad television. Vampire schedule is in effect… I am hanging out all night going to sleep at around 6 a.m. and waking up around 1. Is that a good thing?” Also Baton Rouge people might want to Tweet her and help her out because she having a little trouble with location items, “Oh where oh where to do laundry? Oh where oh where to find a CVS? Ah life on location.”
Cameron Bright is happy to be in Louisiana because one of his best friends lives there. As for his wardrobe, he is in full agreement with Guri Weinberg, “Holy wardrobe Batman! Wait til you all see this movie. Gonna have too, coz we can’t tell you anything…muahahahaha”
Charlie Bewley is looking forward to being in three locations, “In Louisiana for the whole of the Winter. It’s gunna be fun, cause there’s no other choice … home in UK for Xmas NYE:NYC” Charlie and Jamie Campbell-Bower had a very British humor conversation on their bringing their balls with them, and playing with them on their downtime—get your minds out of the gutter—their footballs and rugby balls. Charlie also has a film at Sundance, see an excellent article at TwiExaminer
Lisa Howard who plays Sibohan is doing her prep work, “Re-watching New Moon… Heading down to Baton Rouge soon. I’ve got to prepare :-)”
Charlie Bewley made his way to New Jersey after being in Minneapolis the day before.
Nikki Reed (she is really entertaining in these) and Xavier Samuel (sadly all video is too dark b/c management didn’t turn the lights in the theater up!) who were just back from European promotions handled Long Island and Manhattan.
Cameron Bright wowed in Atlanta
Bronson Pelletier was on the case in Ohio and Michigan.
Jodelle Ferland posed with fans in New Orleans
Julia Jones traveled around Chicago on Friday
Dan Cudmore and Cameron Bright in their own words.
This just in from Nordstrom:
On June 26, 27 and 28, Nordstrom and Summit Entertainment invite Twilight fans to take advantage of a special opportunity to meet select cast members of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at select Nordstrom stores. The cast appearances are being held to celebrate the highly-anticipated June 30 release of the third movie in Summit’s Twilight film saga. Nordstrom launched an exclusive clothing and cosmetics collection inspired by the film in early June.
Beginning Saturday, June 19, at 8:00 a.m., customers can acquire VIP access to be one of 200 customers to take photographs with cast members (visit nordstrom.com/eclipse for specific details).
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse cast members will visit the following Nordstrom stores:
– Sat., Jun. 26: Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen) and Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale) at Nordstrom Downtown Seattle
– Sat., Jun. 26: Cameron Bright (Alec) at Nordstrom Downtown Portland (Ore.)
– Sat., Jun. 26: Jodelle Ferland (Bree) at Nordstrom NorthPark Center (Dallas)
– Sun., Jun. 27: Alex Meraz (Paul) at Nordstrom Montgomery Mall (Bethesda, Md.)
– Sun., Jun. 27: Justin Chon (Eric) at Nordstrom Stoneridge (Pleasanton, Calif.)
– Sun., Jun. 27: Tyson Houseman (Quil Ateara) at Nordstrom Fashion Valley (San Diego)
– Mon., Jun. 28: BooBoo Stewart (Seth) at Nordstrom Oakbrook Center (Oakbrook, Ill.)
The BP. department at select Nordstrom stores is offering customers advance movie screening passes as gifts with purchase (see nordstrom.com/eclipse for participating stores and details), and all stores will host Twilight styling parties on June 19 and 20. Customers can visit nordstrom.com/eclipse to learn what events are taking place and sign-up for email alerts.
The fashion collection, created by Awake, Inc., reflects the style of two of the film’s main characters, Bella and Alice, by combining pieces that include screened tees and hoodies, fashion tops, mini skirts, dresses, skinny jeans and cardigans. Prices range from $30 T-shirts to $52 dresses to $58 for a pair of jeans. Nordstrom is also selling exclusive life-size cutouts of characters, Edward, Bella, Jacob, and Alice. In addition, Nordstrom offers customers Luna Twilight, a full cosmetics collection, including Twilight Lip Venom, which reflects the mood and spirit of the film.
The Calgary Herald has hands down the BEST Cameron Bright interview that we have seen to date. We first metCameron at the Vancouver Official Twilight Tour and, and we were immediately struck by how funny, down-to-earth, and how much he can entertain a live audience (some people just can’t bring it to a live crowd, but Cameron can!). Check out the interview from the Calgary Herald:
“Cameron Bright is 17, which means he’s currently floating above the abyss, but the Victoria native who made significant waves with his bathtub scene opposite Nicole Kidman in Birth, and donned amber contacts as vampire aristocracy in New Moon, is decidedly grounded.
“I’m at home on Vancouver Island, doing what any other 17-year-old kid would be doing: hanging out with friends, watching TV, going out. . . . I’m no different than anyone else my age.”
Bright says the only thing that really sets him apart from his peers is his job, and the fact he doesn’t attend a bricks-and-mortar high school.
“I guess I could look at my life and think I don’t have to go to high school. Technically, I could drop out. But I don’t see school as a backup plan. . . . It’s not like I like high school or anything. I’m normal that way. It’s just that I don’t want to be a high-school dropout.”
“Bright’s Alec is at first glance, an almost cherubic figure, but one who wields the lethal ability to completely shut off his victims’ senses, rendering them virtual vegetables. It’s just another novel re-imagining of an iconic monster — the vampire — that has caused both the Twilight books and the films to be controversial amongst purists.
“I think our vampires are really interesting,’ says the actor.
“We have a side history, something unique. Sometimes I hear people criticizing the way the vampires are presented in the film, the fact that we glitter and turn into diamonds but, here’s the thing: Vampires don’t exist! We can portray them any way we want to.”
Cameron Bright will be on the Vampire Radio program tonight. Listeners can call in to ask questions.
According to the VRO main website, “Jan 12th Cameron Bright Joins us for an ‘Open’ Interview. If you would like to call in to talk to Cameron we ask that you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ones who email us will be the first calls picked up.”
You can find the call in number and/or listen in online here.