Collider has one of the better Michael Sheen interviews that we’ve seen where they’ve really got him talking about Breaking Dawn.
“What can you say about what you’ll be doing in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn?
MICHAEL SHEEN: It’s the same part that I played before – Aro.
Was there anything you got to discover in playing him this time around, that you hadn’t learned the last time you played him?
SHEEN: He’s more of a presence in these films than he was in New Moon, so I got to explore the character a bit more and probably fleshed it out a bit more. I don’t think that there’s anything that I learned. I just was able to go into the insanity of the character a bit more. I got to show what’s under the surface a bit more this time, which was fun.”
See more especially what he has to say about Bill Condon on Collider.
Michael Sheen has said in multiple interviews that he was inspired to do a modern passion play in his hometown of Port Talbot, Wales because of the theater that he was exposed to there as a young boy. The theater completely influenced his career choice. Well when a young fan got a little overwhelmed at the experience, Michael set things to rights:
“A LITTLE girl left in tears after watching Michael Sheen’s character being beaten up by guards during The Passion has been put at ease by the actor himself.
It was all a bit too much for Keava Evans when she saw some of the emotional and realistic scenes of the theatre production set in Port Talbot last weekend.
But the 7-year-old was not left upset for long, as the kindhearted actor made a special effort to speak to her on the phone to make sure she was OK.
Her grandmother Sandra McCalmon, of Southville Road, Sandfields, said she could not believe it when the Hollywood star was at the other end of the phone.”
See details of the phone call on South Wales Online
We’ve been telling you how Michael Sheen brought a modern version of the classic Passion Play to his home town of Port Talbot, Wales. The show took place in open air venues all over town and literally had a cast of 1,000′s (locals and professionals). By all accounts it was a stunning success, beyond anyone’s expectations.
There is a fabulous write up here on the Daily Mail with excellent pictures that recap all three days of performance. Please realize that some pictures are graphic in nature as they depict the crucifixion of Michael Sheen as a Christ-figure.
A special TY to Pixie for finding us the link that best recapped everything with photos from all three days!
This weekend Michael Sheen’s play The Passion ( a modernized Passion Play) takes place in and around his home town of Port Talbot Wales. There are 1,000′s of people involved from amateurs to professionals. Toni Trucks who plays Mary in Breaking Dawn flew to Wales to help out as well.
The BBC Wales has a great article on what it’s doing for the town and a super video (we can’t embed the video, so scroll down it’s worth the watch)
There is an old adage that goes, “It’s who you know not what you know.” Now it may sound a little cynical, but those connections do help. Here are some of the cool ways Twilight actors are teaming up to work on other projects, and at the same time pulling in new talent.
It’s been confirmed by former American Idol contestant Paul McDonald that he and Nikki Reed are seeing each other. The two met at the Red Riding Hood premiere(check out the .49 mark of the above video). Nikki wasn’t the only Twilight actor to be a Paul fan. Peter Facinelli tweeted back on April 7th, “Calling all pfach Followers. Give Paul Macdonald your vote this week on American idol. I luv this guys music. Only a half hour left to vote.” Just last night Peter announced on Twitter, “Loosies signs @pmcdonaldAI10 to be on soundtrack.”
Then Peter talked to MTV and gave them the scoop:
“”I was telling Nikki [Reed, McDonald's girlfriend and Facinelli's 'Twilight' co-star] I was looking for music for my movie, and she said, ‘You should look through Paul’s stuff,’ ” Facinelli recalled. “She was a big fan of his, I heard, and I thought it really worked for my movie, so I played some tracks over it, where we had temp tracks, and it just all worked. So I reached out to Paul, I sent him the movie, and he enjoyed it a lot, and he said he wanted to be a part of it, which I was stoked.”
Facinelli added that McDonald’s original music is really inspirational and fit well with what he was doing on “Loosies.”
Now Peter and Nikki aren’t the only ones collaborating. Michael Sheen and Toni Trunks are teaming up too. Over the last couple of days, Toni Trucks (who plays Mary in Breaking Dawn) has been tweeting about Wales and that she was traveling there. Well Wales is the site (specifically Port Talbot) where Michael Sheen is producing a Passion Play for Easter in his home town, and Mary is in the cast of professional actors and local citizens.
According to South Wales.com:
The doors of St Mary’s Church will be left open on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23 during the open air play held over Easter weekend.
The Aberavon church will see five hours of continuous drama taking place in and just outside the churchyard on Saturday, and the church will be open from 10am to 6pm to give visitors a chance to go inside and receive free tea, coffee and bottled water.
In total the three-day play, which is being staged by National Theatre Wales, will be supported by 1,000 cast members from the community, as well as 14 local professional actors and Michael Sheen, who is the creative director.”
See more on South Wales.com