New Face Friday: Meet Joe Anderson aka Alistair

The fansites had a chance to chat with Joe Anderson as part of the New Face Friday series.  Being a fan of all things Austen as well as musical theatre, Joe was not a “new face” to us!  Joe portrayed Jane Austen’s brother in Becoming Jane and starred as Max Carrigan in Across the Universe as well as appearing in several other films including The Grey and Crazies.  However, being new to the Twilight Saga allowed us the opportunity to get to know him better.  Y0u can read the whole interview at Page to Premiere

And for those of you who haven’t read up on Alistair yet, we encourage you to check out his character bio.  If you never read his section in the Official Illustrated Guide, then you might be surprise at how much info you don’t know about this solitary, brooding tracker vampire!  

How much did you know about Twilight before you auditioned or before you got the part?

Joe Anderson: I wasn’t living on Mars so I knew a lot about it. Friends of the family as well were a little younger than I am, young girls, and they were huge, huge fans so when they found out that I was going to have something to do with it, my street cred went through the roof. So there was a gathering and watching of films together and getting excited about it. I’d seen all of them (the movies) I think by the time I was shooting in Canada.

Does that mean you haven’t read any of them?

Joe: No, you know interestingly enough, no, I did pick around the books. The interesting thing with Alistair is that the way he is used in the film versus the books is slightly different. For me it was more about taking this rather aloof character and developing him. And as an outsider, you know I wasn’t part of the previous movies, so I sort of felt like I had a bit of room to kind of play with this guy because none of the other characters quite knew what to expect and what have you.  So it was quite freeing – quite fun to sort of go in there and really sort of invent something.

New Vampires Screen Caps: Lee Pace as Garrett Rami Malek as Benjamin and More

We thought we’d point out a few of the new vampires that are in the teaser.


Lee Pace as Garrett standing with Myanna Buring as Tanya and Casey LaBow as Kate. In the background Noel Fisher and Guri Weinberg as the Romanians.

Lee Pace as Garret at the fireplace with Casey LaBow. Possibly, seated Christian Camargo.

Joe Anderson as Alistair

Joe Anderson at far right as Alistair Bill Tangradi as Randall far left. Also present Carlisle and the Denali

Rami Malek and Omar Metwally and Benjamin and Amun

Benjamin and Tia (Angela Sarafyan)

The Amazon’s Tracey Heggens as Senna and Judi Shekoni as Zafrina

Charlie Bewley as Demetri sending who we believe is Toshiro, played by Masami Kosaka, to the wall.

Joe Anderson’s (Alistair in Breaking Dawn) The River to Debut February 7

Joe Anderson who plays Alistair in Breaking Dawn Part 2 can be seen in ABC’s The River on February 7.
It’s a mid-season replacement series. I was able to see the first episode at Comic Con this summer, and I can tell you that I was definitely on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. He plays the son of a missing wildlife adventurer.

Comic Con Sunday Schedule Is Now Out

Comic Con now has all scheduling of panels out. There still can be some tweaking, but in general it’s all out there. There is everything from actor appearance to fanfiction panels.

TwiExaminer has a updated rundown:

“This year’s Comic-Con event in San Diego promises to host a lot of interesting parcels for Twilight fans, not the least of which will be exclusive new footage from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. There’ll be Twilight stars present for the Breaking Dawn – Part 1 panel on Thursday, but there’ll also be a few other panels of interest throughout the rest of the convention.

So, to keep it organized, here’s a run-down of all of the Twilight-related events at Comic-Con, including who’ll be there, what they’ll be supporting, when the various panels and presentations take place, and where each is located.”

See it on TwiExaminer (including new info on Joe Anderson who plays Alistair)