About 10 different Twilight fansites had a phone interview with Alex and Edi. The questions are from the following websites: Twilight Examiner, Twilight Series Theories, Twilight Facebook, Twilight Moms, His Golden Eyes, Twilighters, Twilighters Anonymous, Twilight Superfan, Twilight Source/Imprint, Bella and Edward.
Q: I just wanted to ask both of you guys, what was your favorite stunt to do?
Alex: For me, my favorite stunt to do was the cliff-diving scene. It’s pretty fun when you get the chance to jump off this fifty foot scaffolding just to practice the form, and it’s really exciting. I mean, it’s a good thing when an actor can actually perform your own stunts; it’s pretty rare.
Edi: I actually had a ton of fun on the second unit. The second unit director was extremely collaborative, and we actually created a shot together based on an idea that I had. And I can’t give it away, but the stunt that I do was something that I thought of and he said yes to, and it felt very wonderful to be able to have that sort of collaboration on a project of that scale.
Q: Alex, was it hard for you to come onto the New Moon set as one of the newcomers?
Edi: It was ‘cause I beat him up everyday [laughs].
Alex: There was no phase. Well, surrounded by the rest of the wolfpack, we’re all new to it, so we kind of relied on each other, you know, for support and whatnot, and we spent the most time together. So, when I saw any of the other actors, it was mostly in passing, but we did work together. It was all good, you know, we had a good time. No … I felt right at home.
Q: Edi, your character kind of makes his last stand in New Moon and Alex, yours just kind of begins, so how are your experiences in filming and how are your current experiences in promoting the film?
Edi: I guess that question’s to you, huh Alex?
Alex: You’re passin’ the torch onto me?
Edi: Well, I die and he’s just born.
Alex: Yeah, ‘cause I feed off of you.
Edi: You eat me and then you get a new life. For me, it’s all about perspective. I just feel really lucky that I was a part of not only one film but two in a huge franchise so it’s opened up a lot of doors and given me opportunities to meet people and travel and do interviews, and like it’s not bad for my career, and right now it’s sort of like, will the Twilight ever end? I don’t know when it’s gonna end, but it’s very strong, there are a lot of people, there is a lot of passion to it, and I just feel lucky to be a part of it.
Alex: And I do as well. I think it’s an amazing franchise and I’m very fortunate to have a couple of films ready for me right after New Moon. So, it’s a good process and it’s a rare thing. Most other franchises … in fact, I don’t really know of any that actually take the time out to communicate with the fans as we’re doing, you know, and I think that’s a very crucial process, and, you know, it definitely motivates you to get back and do good work. [Read more...]
RingCon is an annual convention in Germany that is a fantasy convention. It has stars appear from movies like The Lord of the Rings, Twilight, and other fantasy based films/projects.
This year Edi Gathegi and Christian Serratos were in attendance. The German site, Forks Bloodbank, has written up a report.
“Edi stated: It happens very rarely for an actor to be part of such a successful movie and it’s definitely a blessing that all these doors are opening up ’cause you’re part of this franchise. It’s great and I want to relate to Kyle’s words, I’m in Germany, get to meet friends and Twilight fans. Twilight fans are amongst the best fans ever. They develop a passion for the story and support us. Everyone tells you that they are addicted to the books and love them and that they read through them in two days.” Christian’s private live hasn’t really changed since Twilight. “I still have the same friends but it’s obvious how great it is to be here and meet all the great fans!” It’s the first visit to Germany for the three of them and they all talk about how much they like it here.”
See the rest on Forks Bloodbank.
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.
The folks over at the Examiner had the chance to catch an interview with Edi Gathegi, Justin Chon, and Gil Birmingham this last weekend when the guys were in Orlando for the Fantasy TwiLife convention. You can read the entire interview here.
Q: What kind of motivates you guys to do the conventions?
Justin: Um, I think it’s fun, and you get to go somewhere that maybe you haven’t been before. I mean, I haven’t been to Orlando in so long, and I’ve gotten to go to Europe twice. That’s pretty awesome … and meet people who actually want to talk to you.
Edi: You’re like loved as soon as you walk in the door.
Justin: That’s a good feeling.
Gil: Oh, I just love the fans. The fans are the best part of it. Just to have interaction and hear their stories and how involved they are with the series. There’s some fabulous stories I’ve heard and I’m completely touched by it. And from that way, it makes things all really worthwhile.
They also have a great write up about Gil Birmingham’s music as well as a few videos of him performing some of his original music and jamming with the guys from Nova Echo.
Edi Gathegi is on the cover of Fangoria issue number 288.
FYI, before clicking, please be advised that Fangoria is an intense horror magazine. Many of the images on their main site are gory and well beyond a PG-13 rating. currently the images on the page that talks about Edi aren’t over the top, but you don’t know if they’ll change them, so click at your own risk.
RadarOnline has an interview with Edi Gathegi about how scary his character will be in The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Radar: How scary is your scene?
Gathegi: Let’s just put it this way. I told Stephenie Meyer that my goal would be to scare every 14 year-old girl, and she looked at me and said “Edi, you’re so sweet and you have such a little baby face, no one is going to be scared of you at all.” Then she saw the movie and the dailies said, “OK Edi, you scared me!” And I said “That means a lot coming from you,” especially since she told me I wasn’t even going to be able to BE scary!
Edi Gathegi is the latest Twilight actor to join Twitter. His account name is iamedigathegi. Show Edi some love by following him!
There’s not a ton of content up yet, but we are sure that will change soon, because one thing that Edi isn’t, is shy!
A big TY to Amanda Bell of the Twilight Examiner for tracking this one down and verifying it was a legit account via Edi’s management.
Novel Novice Twilight admin Sara got to talk to Twilight and New Moon star Edi Gathegi this morning, while coordinating a live interview at KPTV/Fox 12 in Portland, Oregon. Sara and her team of anchors talked to Edi about the upcoming Vampire Baseball game, why he’s coming back to Portland and what fans can expect.
And remember … Novel Novice Twilight is giving away 2 sets of tickets to the Vampire Baseball game. (These are tickets ONLY to the game, and do not include transportation so you must live near Portland, Oregon, or be able to get yourself to Portland Saturday morning.) To enter the contest, go here: