Teen Vogue: Introducing Xavier Samuel

Teen Vogue features Xavier Samuel in their June/July issue.

“When Xavier Samuel arrived in Vancouver last summer, he didn’t make it far past baggage claim before he started making headlines. With just a few offbeat Australian flicks under his belt, the sandy-haired 26-year-old had been chosen to play newborn vampire Riley, the latest heartthrob in The Twilight Saga. Almost instantaneously he was being hailed as Robert Pattinson’s doppelgänger and couldn’t get coffee without seeing flashbulbs.

“It was all very sudden, not just with the paparazzi but also with being cast in general,” says Xavier, who’s been acting since high school. “I did an audition from Sydney on tape. Then I got word that it was down to four guys—and that I was one of them.” (Rumor has it he beat out Channing Tatum and Harry Potter’s Tom Felton for the part.)”

Check out the full article on Teen Vogue. where they have some great photo outtakes, a chance to go to the Eclipse premiere, and they also have a 10 Things You Should Know About Xavier list.


  1. Victoria says

    Rob’s doppelgänger? I don’t think so! Xavier is way more gorgeous than Rob. Anyday. I rather have him play Edward!

  2. emilypruitt says

    HELLO Xavier. Calm, collected, put together; i’m impresed. In some ways he’s like the cleaner version of Rob from 3 years ago when he first finished Twilight and was scooting around LA in a beat-up 20 year old BMW. But less awkward. Love him. Cannot wait to see him as Riley.