Hollywood Crush: Jackson Rathbone and Jasper’s Journey

jacksonrathboneMTV’s Hollywood Crush caught up with Jackson Rathbone and had a few questions. Jackson talks about working with David Slade and literally getting back in the saddle again:

“”There are some really cool action scenes,” Jackson told Hollywood Crush. “We worked with some amazing stunt men and women who were so incredible and just a lot of fun to work with and collaborate with. They taught me a lot. So I hope to see a lot more of the action [in the next ‘Eclipse’ trailer].”

Though we don’t learn much about Jackson’s Jasper Hale in “Twilight” and “New Moon,” his background is explored much more in “Eclipse.” “I’m excited for a step up with Jasper’s character,” Jackson said. “It’s been two, three years and now I get to kind of go outside and show a little bit more of what makes Jasper tick. We get to go into his back story — see where he came from, who he was before, what makes him who we see in the first film of ‘Twilight,’ what makes him seem like he’s always in pain, why he’s always in pain … because he is.”

So why, exactly, is he in so much agony? “He’s almost depressed,” Jackson said. “He wants to live a good life. He wants to be part of the Cullen family. He is the newest to this vegetarian vampire way of life, and he’s still trying to be part of that and address his inner demons and what he used to be. It was really fun to be able to express that.”

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  1. Man, I love Jackson. I am sooo excited to see him get to do Jasper’s backstory because I really love Jasper too and I can’t wait to see Jackson bring that character to more life and really give him some more depth.

  2. Joanna O says:

    Those eyes. (: I can’t wait for Airbender either.

  3. webkinzjr6 says:

    I seriously can’t wait any longer. I might not be able to make it to June to see the movie, I might go crazy. I can’t wait for the action, and seeing more of some of the charecters, Jackson as Jasper especially. I hope they have another trailer with more action in it soon, please!!!

  4. miranda sweat says:

    It should be fun and exciting to see jasper’s story in eclipse. We also get to see how he met alice and how they found each other. it will be a great love story.

  5. So happy to have concrete evidence that Jasper’s back story will be included in the movie. Even if it just a couple of short scenes – at least his back story is in the movie. That was one of my favorite parts of Eclipse.

    Jackson is just awesome. He really understands his character.

  6. Who doesn’t love a man in a uniform riding a horse?

  7. I think there will be alot of Team Jasper out there when Eclipse comes out in June!!!!

  8. emilypruitt says:

    Can i get an AMEN for all this Jackson Coverage!! It’s so refreshing that other people get it too. From Day 1, i thought Jackson had the best grip on his character and it has only gotten better with each film. So Glad Jackson and Jasper get their due time on the screen in Eclipse!!

  9. Rockin'It says:

    But has anyone noticed that they seem to have cut out Peter and Charlotte? I wish they hadn’t- I was really looking forward to seeing them interact with Jasper.

    Ah well… I’m still so excited to see all this Jasper goodness! He’s always been my favorite character!

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