Access Hollywood caught up with Toni Trucks who plays Mary at the Ruby Sparks premiere. You can also catch Toni this fall in Made in Jersey. Laura met Toni recently in LA and she is wonderfully down-to-earth and excited about the franchise. She’s also totally right about Twilight fans being interested in actors’ other projects!
Back at the Breaking Dawn red Carpet we were able to interview some of the new coven members.
Next our Amazon based women Tracey Heggins as Senna and Marissa Quinn as Huelin
And our Egyptians Omar Metwally, Angela Sarafyan, Andrea Gabriel
The nomads: Peter (Erik Odom), Randall (Bill Tangradi), Mary (Toni Trucks)
Kind of fitting on Thanksgiving to feature American nomad vampires!
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