Monday, November 30, 2009

Wolves, Whirley Twirls and Bronson B'day Beats in Girlfriend Magazine

Ha Ha, Can't get enough of Bronson! talk about BROSESSED. Im loving it... ANYWAYS. Here is another interview with another NZ tween mag... Girlfriend Magazine


New Moon’s Bronson Pelletier may be in the intimidating wolf pack, but in real life, he’s just one of the boys.


GF: IT’S SUCH A BUZZ TO HAVE SOMEONE FROM NEW MOON IN NEW ZEALAND. YOU’RE HERE FOR ARMAGEDDON EXPO AY?

Yeah. My agent told me I was coming and I was like, “Wow, yeah, that’s awesome.” I can’t wait to hear what questions I get asked by fans. I love video games and stuff so I’ll be loving it!


GF: HEY WE HEAR YOU B’DAY’S ON NEW YEAR’S
Yes, everybody parties on my b’day. Everyone sings happy birthday to me and I get my birthday beat.


GF: BIRTHDAY BEAT? WHAT’S THAT?
My friends are all guys and if it’s your b’day you get a friendly b’day beat. The next day I have bruises!


GF: WOW. SO WHAT DO YOU AND THE OTHER GUYS IN THE WOLFPACK GET UP TO?

We work out a lot. The guys are like my brothers.


GF: YOU ALREADY HAVE FOUR BROTHERS IN REAL LIFE. WHAT’S THAT LIKE?

My mom says that she’s an “unpaid referee”, so there’s a lot of fighting, but we get on, really. I got picked on by all my older brothers. They used to give me the whirly twirl.


GF: HOLD UP! WHAT’S THE WHILRY TWIRL?!

Where they put my head down the toilet, just for fun.


GF: NICE! JUST AS WELL TWILIGHT CAME ALONG TO KEEP YOU OUT OF TROUBLE. WHAT WAS YOUR FAV, NEW MOON OR ECLIPSE?

I liked filming New Moon best coz I got to do my own stunts.


GF: DO YOU HANG OUT WITH THE CAST?

Yeah, we go out for dinner, but I wouldn’t go as far as [to say we go to] parties.



Fans asked, Bronson answered...


What do you look for in a girl?

A sense of humour


What was your audition like?
First I auditioned for Embry, then they wanted me to read for Quill, then I got Jared! So confusing, but cool.


What’s your first thought of the day?

My mind wanders; It’s always something different.



Haha B'day Beats and a Whirly Twirl. Poor Bronson! xP

New Month, New Banner & some News!

Hello everybody! I was too excited to wait a couple more hours for Dec. 1st that I just decided to change the banner for the month. If you remember, I thought it would be a great idea to feature an actor from the Wolf Pack for the next coming months until Eclipse comes out. November to June is 8 months and there's 8 members in the Pack! Well, Bronson gets this month! Feel free to guess who gets what month.

Kate from Oh-Quileutes.Org was able to get a shoutout from Mr. Pelletier himself at CollectorMania this weekend. Nice timing, indeed.


I love his wink :P

Some News. Kiowa's been added to the Official Twilight Convention in Los Angeles. I am most likely going to that. He's probably been added to more. That's just the only one I checked.

I'd like to thank all pack sisters for helping me spread this movement. It will only get bigger and better! My goal is to get a whole section of Pink Paws at the Red Carpet Premiere for Eclipse! Even if I'm not there. Can we do this!?

Speaking of pack sisters, I'd like to thank Emonte from Hokulani-Designz for hooking us up with great graphics all the time! Check out the site! It's great for wolfpack graphics and now they are expanding!

Let me know if you like the colors! I made it easy on the eyes and not soooo pink.

Creme Magazine's interview with Bronson and scans from the Mag

Creme Magazine is a New Zealand tween magazine, they caught up with Bronson when he visited New Zealand for the Armageddon Expo. I have also scanned the article for your viewing BROSESSED pleasure :). Enjoyy

We were super excited at Creme last month to actually get to see a member of the wolfpack in the flesh in NZ! Bronson Pelletier, who plays Jared in New Moon was in Auckland to meet as many of his fans as possible.

BRONSON'S FACT FILE

FULL NAME: Bronson Pelletier
BORN: December 31, 1986
OTHER ROLES: Played Jack Sinclair in a TV show, renegadepress.com
FAV SPORT: Ice Hockey
FAV FOOD: Spaghetti
FAV SCHOOL SUBJECT: Gym
LEAST FAV: Maths
FAV SUPERHERO: Harry Potter
ACTORS HE'D MOST LIKE TO WORK WITH: Benicio Del Toro or Mickey Rourke
CELEB CRUSH: "I've really got a crush on Scarlett Johannson. She's really hot."
A ROVE-ISH QUESTION...WHO HE'D TURN GAY FOR: "Tay Lautner. He's a stud muffin, isn't he?"

Creme caught up with Bronson at the Armageddon Expo, where he'd had a massive few days and was also preparing himself for a mammoth month ahead. The day we caught up with him he was flying out to Vancouver, his home, where he was spending just one night before he was due in Paris for a work appearance. He didn't even want to think past Paris because his schedule was so chock-a-block! He was super keen though to talk all about New Moon, Eclipse, his massive love for NZ and loads of on-set goss!

How are you enjoying NZ? Did you get a chance to do some sight-seeing?

I went to Waiheke Island - it was really nice there. I did the sky jump and that's about it. I'm going to come back to New Zealand though. I wanna come back on vacation. I love it here. Honestly!

Are you Team Edward or Jacob?

Of course I'm Team Jacob. Werewolves all the way!

Chaske Spencer, who plays Sam Uley, says you're a real jokester. What trouble did you cause on set?

What trouble didn't i cause?!?!! I put clear plastic cling wrap over the guys' toilets, that was probably the worst! I joked around on set all the time and brought a lot of energy - that's probably why Chaske said that. Taylor also said I was a joker and really fitted the character - that's pretty cool!

Where are you upto with the filming on the movies? Has anything been different to the books?

We just finished Eclipse. You know what? They didn't include Kim in the movie, so I didn't get my on-screen kiss. I was really looking forward to that too!

What was your fav scene you've filmed so far?

I didn't get to film the Eclipse crazy werewolf and vampire fight with the newborns, but I really liked that scene. I watched them shoot it and it was really interesting to watch. It was all done with CGI so it was good to watch! My favourite scene to film was when I had to jump off this 50ft scaffolding and they didn't have a stunt person who fit my description, so I got to do my own stunts. I first did a 30ft jump and I had butterflies in my stomach. I jumped off and then took it up to the 50 ft. And finally they were like, "Are you comfortable? We're going to throw you off the 50ft." I wasn't that happy about being thrown off - jumping myself wasn't so bad, but being thrown wasn't my thing. That's definately going on my resume that I did my own stunts!

How'd you get this job?

I auditioned for Embry first then I got a call back for Quill. But, to be honest, I didn't really know what the movie was - I know! My bad! Then I went and did my research and found out it was this huge project. So when I came into that next audition I was a little more nervous! A lot was on the line! I did that one for Quill and then three weeks later they called me and told me I got the role. I was like, "YES!" Literally jumping up and down on the street! Then two weeks before filming they sent me the script and all the bits for Jared were underlined for me, and I was like, "What? What's going on here?" But it's great coz Jared was one of the first to join in the wolf pack and is Sam Uley's right hand man, so I was even more pumped.

What was the most difficult part of filming?

We did it in August and had to do it without our shirts, so it was pretty chilly. Then we had fake rain coming up on top of us - it wasn't warmed up, it was cold. This was all in the middle of a really cold spring. There was one point where they did a really wide shot, so normally we had people on the sides of the shot with warm-up coats and stuff, but they were so far away. We were all freezing and between shots the wolf pack would run behind trees and stand all together like in a rugby pack to stay warm.

Are you worried about what's ahead of you with the fans and paparazzi? Like what's been happening to Robert Pattinson?

He was warning me about it, actually. He said, "Trust me. As soon as the movie comes out, you guys aren't going to be able to go anywhere." At home we have this SkyTrain. It's like, ah, a train in the sky, ha ha, probably why it's called the SkyTrain! Anyway, I like catching the SkyTrain coz it's so quick. It takes so long having to drive everywhere, coz it's so hard to get around justing driving. So Rob told me I won't be able to take the SkyTrain after this movie, which sucks!

What's been your weirdest fan experience so far?

I had someone ask me for my cellphone number, my home address and my postcode. I played this guy called Jack in this other movie and she said to me, "Can I just call you Jack?" Ahh... so I sort of stopped talking to her and she got angry, so I said sorry and she said, "Ok, if I see you again though, I'm going to kill you!" Eeeeeeeeek. That was weird.

Have you had any cool celeb encounters?

I once got to sit down with Samuel L. Jackson and he's such a great guy. He went through all the things about the industry, what you should do, what you shouldn't do and gave me some really valuable advice.

Have you ever met Taylor Swift?

No, I've never met her. She came on set a little while ago, but i wasn't there that day.

What's Taylor Lautner Like?

Oh he's so great. He's a really nice guy. His parents brought him up really well, he's got good manners - a real please-and-thank-you kind of guy. Wouldn't really give him sugar though. He does this amazing trick - it's like useless trick number four hunred and something. You can pick up a grape and throw it as far as you want, like a football field away, and he'll catch it in his mouth. One after another! Believe me, we had a heap of time on our hands making those movies!

Out of the Cullens, whos your fav?

I like Alice. Sh's hot. Out of the Volturi - I like Daniel (Cudmore), he played Colossus in X-Men and I like Cameron Bright. Oh and Charlie (Bewley) - he's a funny guy.

Did it make you nervous knowing you'd have to take your shirt off a lot in this movie?

Nah, I don't have to worry about it too much. I have the gift of the gab to fall back on!

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

I play a lot of video games. I can play them for hours and hours and hours at a time. I love watching cartoons too. Sometimes my friends will ask if I wanna go out with them and i'll be like, "Nah, I can't I've got heaps of work stuff to do!" When actually I just wanna stay home and watch cartoons.

You've been doing a lot of travelling lately. Where's been your faviourite place so far?

New Zealand. I'm not just saying that either, I really love it here. I'm definately coming back.

Any advice for getting into acting?

First things first, get an agent. Shop around for one of those. Get prepared for a lot of rejection. Always move forward. Always push forward coz you've gotta have a lot of drive in this industry.

BRONSON TALKS ABOUT LUUURVE...

DO YOU HAVE A NEW MOON ROMANCE? ASK OUT ANY OF YOUR CAST MATES?

No I haven't. I've made the mistake of mixing business with pleasure before and never again will I date someone I work with!

IS ANYONE DATING?, LIKE, I DON'T KNOW, SAY KRISTEN AND ROB?

Sorry, I honestly don't know the answer to that question!

WOULD YOU GO OUT WITH A KIWI GIRL?

Oh heck yeah!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GIRL?

I like a good sense of humour, because I like a good laugh.

I LOVED that interview! I hope he comes back to New Zealand *cross fingers* and YAY for Kiwi Girls.... i so happen to be one... WOOOOOOOOO. xD. Brosessed over and out.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Chaske at Ashley Greenes Maxim December Spread


Lucky Winner gets to interview Bronson for tribute.ca

Stephanie Gobin was the lucky winner of the Tribute & BeingGirl contest. As the winner, she had the chance to interview in person one of the stars of The Twilight Saga: New Moon on behalf of Tribute Magazine and its network of websites. She talks here with Canadian actor Bronson Pelletier, who plays Jared, one of Jacob’s (Taylor Lautner) friends in the film.

How did you get involved in the Twilight Saga?

A friend of mine called me up from Los Angeles and I had just come back from camping and she said there’s this project going on and they’re looking for native actors and I think you’d be perfect for it. So I called my agent up and I had just turned my phone back on and he’s like, ‘I was trying to get a hold of you! I know you were camping but there’s this project and I want you to go audition for it.’ So I went for the audition and I did it, it was good, I went for Embry and then I got a call back so I was doing a lot of homework and research about it and I find out it’s a huge, huge project, like Twilight, you know, the Twilight Saga: New Moon. And I do the audition and I was a little bit nervous at this point now because you know, I’m meeting like the director, producers and what not and then I got a call back three weeks later and I got the part. And then two weeks before we started filming I got the script and [I realized] I had [gotten the role of] Jared rather than Embry or Quil and those were the two I read for. So I was pretty pumped because you know, Jared’s like Sam Uley’s right hand man so I was pretty hyped.

How did you prepare for the role? Did you read the books?

Yeah, I read the books and I was in my hotel room and I was jumping around like a wolf (laughs). No, pretty much in preparation what we had to do was, we had to go to the gym. A lot it was hitting the gym and eating right. We did strength training, conditioning, muscle confusion, all these ridiculous things. It was crazy, crazy intense, like, four or five times a week. Eating every two hours. That was the main preparation to become the wolf pack.

Was that the hardest part?

Yeah, totally. It was intense.

So you’ve finished filming Eclipse now and you finished shooting New Moon. What movie did you enjoy shooting more?

Well, I really enjoyed shooting Eclipse, but I’d have to go with New Moon because in New Moon I got to do my own stunts. I got thrown off this huge 50-foot scaffolding off this little mat kind of thing and it was pretty high up there and I’m a little bit afraid of heights so that was definitely a bit of a challenge. I love to jump off high things but every time I do it I get the butterflies in the beginning. I was in New Zealand, I jumped off the Sky Tower in New Zealand, kind of bungeed right off it.

What was your favorite scene to film in the movies?

I don’t want to talk too much about Eclipse, so we’ll say New Moon. My favorite scene to shoot was probably the scaffolding scene. Or no, wait, it’s kind of a toss-up between being thrown off the scaffolding or, I have this scene with Kristen where it was like this muffin scene where I’m like, it’s a pretty good scene…

In the kitchen?

Yeah, yeah, the kitchen. That was pretty good. I’m looking forward to seeing it because I haven’t seen the movie yet. I know Taylor’s seen it, but the rest of us, we’re kind of just, we’re waiting until the premiere.

How do you guys get along? What was the dynamic on set?

Oh wow, it was great. I’ve been on sets before where you know you have to have chemistry with somebody and it kind of feels a little bit forced but with these guys it wasn’t forced at all. It was totally organic and it was just like, it was real. I clicked with these guys right away. These guys are like my brothers now, you know. It was great.

Did you hang out before, to get the whole wolf pack thing going on?

Well, we all worked out together so that definitely built a lot of the camaraderie. Right off the bat, like an hour into working out, we were already teasing each other and bugging each other already and feeling like a bunch of bro’s, just chilling out.

How has your life changed since you’ve gotten the role of Jared?

Wow, it’s changed quite dramatically, like I’m traveling the world and I’m getting noticed places here and there. The fans are pretty wild, they’re dedicated, it’s great and yeah, it’s definitely changed a lot. Opening a lot of doors, that’s for sure.

Do you have any plans for after Eclipse?

Well, I don’t want to say anything in particular right now but I’m reading a script right now that these producers brought from Los Angeles so we’ll see what happens with that.

So you’ve read all the books and all the fans are in love with the whole saga. What part of New Moon did you find most compelling?

Honestly, I don’t know. I love the fact that the wolf pack is introduced in New Moon and the thing that I loved most about it what the directing from Chris Weitz. Getting to work with such a phenomenal director, that was the most compelling thing for me.

If you didn’t play Jared, out of all the other characters, who would you like to play and why?

Uh, I’d go with Bella. (laughs) No, honestly, I don’t know. I think I’d love to play one of the Volturi. I love their whole costume. They had that whole, that old school kind of costume, that’s really inviting to me.

Just because of their costumes?

Yeah, their costumes are so bad-ass. Pardon my language, but the origin of the whole vampire, it’s so old school and I love it. Plus they’re really powerful too, like the wolf pack.

Do you see similarities between your character and Jared?

From what I’ve learned so far, and mind you I’m still a young actor, I’ve only been acting for eight years so I try to bring a little bit of myself to each character I portray. I’m definitely bringing a lot of similar stuff to Jared just like in other TV series I brought a lot of my stuff to Kit Whitefeather and Jack Sinclair.

Oh, Renegadepress?

Yeah, Renegadepress, baby.

Did you learn anything from Renegadepress that has helped you?

Yeah, you learn a lot more on set. I didn’t do too much acting training, but most of the stuff that I know now, I learned on set. Hands-on training is the best training you can get. They don’t tell you in acting school about marks and all the technical side to it and working on a TV series like Renegade I started off very green, and I progressed through the last fifth season, fourth season, third season, whatever, I started really finding myself as an actor and started to craft my skills. Hands on training is the best possible training possible. Possible.

The Video of the interview is on tribute.ca website
"Renegadepress baby!" gosh I love ya Bronson!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wolfpack Rain Still


I've never seen this before! This looks like the scene where Jacob and Bella "break up" and Sam calls out for Jacob to hurry over to them. Yes. it was raining.

Source:EW.com

New Moon Costume Designer on dressing the WolfPack and Jacob

Entertainment Weekly caught up with Tish Monaghan. She was the same lady who went to Rachael Ray before Alex appeared.

Moving on to the wolf pack, was it easier to dress them since they were shirtless?
We still had to have a lot of fittings with them. You had to be very careful with where the shorts fall on the hip bone, we had to make sure everything sits at the same place when they run. Each individual actor had their own request, but we also had requests from the visual effects department, because if we had big, loose shredded shorts on when they morphed into wolves, it’s too much work and too many hours to magically get rid of that clothing on camera. They wanted the shorts as close-fitting to the leg as possible, whereas the natural tendency of the guys would be to have something baggier so that they didn’t look like they were wearing hot pants. [Laughs] So if I knew they were going to morph, then they had tighter-fitting shorts, and if they didn’t have to morph, then we would give them something a little bit looser and longer. There were lots of Levi’s, American Eagle, Old Navy. Quite honestly, I tried to shop where I figured the wolves would shop. [Laughs] So we went to Wal-Mart. The general concept was that anytime they went off to hunt, those shorts got destroyed because they’d change into a wolf. So they all had a secret little stash, buried in a hole somewhere in the forest, where they went running naked. [Laughs] That’s what we imagined. They had an unlimited selection of cut-off pants.

And did you or did you not pay special attention to where the sleeves of Jacob’s T-shirts fell on his biceps? Because job well done.
Absolutely. Everything was geared towards making sure that his arm muscles really showed. There’s a scene where he’s working on a motorcycle, and his muscles are really pulling against this plaid shirt he’s wearing. He looks very strong and very built, and we tried to do the same with this T-shirts. There was no way since it was the same actor that we could show somebody that had grown like six inches. So it was Chris Weitz’s genius idea to tailor his clothes, to make the sleeves a little bit shorter, a little bit tighter — make it look as if he’d grown out of his clothes in a couple of months and hadn’t had time to go get new ones. We found T-shirt brands that fit him well with hardly any adjustments and just stuck with those in earth tones — The Gap, Banana Republic, American Apparel, Levi’s. We tried more expensive T-shirts, but he looked too pretty.

Last question: What can you tease about the costumes in
Eclipse?

We go back to the 1700s and do a complete Quileute tribe. I had to go to museums and pour over clothing that was dug up from burial sites, and I went into diaries of sailors to read what their first encounters were with the Indians on the Pacific Northwest coast. Then we did vampires from the Civil War era, then we did the 1930s, then we did our contemporary world, then we did fantasy Volturi flying over on a jet to Forks, Washington. Then we did an army of vampire newborns. It’s pretty cool stuff.

For the full interview, click here.

Tight jeans and loose jeans explain everything! No wonder Jared/Bronson and Embry/Kiowa don't wear tight jeans in the transformation scene. But Embry's not wearing jeans though. He's wearing basketball shorts. And Jared's wearing cargo shorts. LOL.


The WolfPack: Hunks With Hair


Bronson Pelletier (Jared)

Age: 22

Background: Plains Cree tribe of the Askinootow First Nations

Bio: The Vancouver Island, British Columbia, native was among the most experienced actors, landing roles in Discovery Kids’ “DinoSapien” and “Renegadepress,” a Canadian youth TV show.

How he prepared to play someone from a different tribe: “It’s 2009, I Googled it!”

A stroke of luck: Pelletier said he landed the first audition he ever went on. “I went to an audition with no agent, no head shot, nothing. That same day, I got the call that I got the part. It’s like I woke up one morning not knowing what I was going to do with my life and I ended the day with a career.”

Kiowa Gordon (Embry)

Age: 19

Background: First Nation descendant of the Hualapai Nation

Bio: This is Gordon’s first role. He was cast straight out of high school. “I go to church with (author) Stephenie Meyer. She told me about the audition. I went to an acting coach an hour before the audition, and it turned out to be pretty easy and really fun.”

Musician at heart: Gordon, who recently moved to L.A. with his 25-year-old brother, hopes his success will also help his rock band, which is tentatively called Anything and Everything.

Alex Meraz (Paul)

Age: 24

Background: First Nation descendant of the Purepecha (Tarasco) Nation based out of Michoacan, Mexico.

Bio: Meraz, who is also a painter and illustrator, has had a variety of small roles as American Indian dancers and warriors in films like “The New World.”

Escape through acting: Growing up on a reservation, Meraz saw acting as a way out. “You look at glitz and glamour. You can make a lot of money doing nothing, you know, compared to construction. I’ve always been an artist, and acting is the medium I just loved the most. I want to tell stories. I think that’s culturally specific to being native. We have that cultural background in telling stories. It’s instinctive almost.”

Chaske Spencer (Sam)

Age: 34

Background: First Nation descendant of Lakota (Sioux) Nation

Bio: The eldest Wolf Pack member has had several American Indian-based roles on TV miniseries and shows like “DreamKeeper.”

Name game: His first name is pronounced “Chess-Kay.”

Breaking stereotypes: Spencer hopes his part as head werewolf Sam, will change the American Indian stereotype. “The history of Hollywood and the way Native Americans are portrayed in movies is very racist. I think ‘Dancing With Wolves’ was a pinnacle moment and it started going forward from there. This movie, it’s going to be so big, plus it thrusts us onto contemporary roles, it’s very exciting for us, and it opens a lot of doors. We’ve been getting offers for films that aren’t specifically designed for natives at all.”

OK!'s Man Candy:Alex


*His first date with Kim sounds so chill :)*

In the current issue of OK!, hunky New Moon werewolf Alex Meraz, opens up about his views on romance and art.

When it comes to finding that special someone, the 24-year-old married father advises, “Be open-minded and don’t have a checklist of what you do and don’t want. It happens when you least expect it.”

In fact, Alex’s first date with his wife Kim took place in “a cellar bar with a jazz singer, wine and gourmet pizza.” These days, the couple’s dates are just as down-to-earth, featuring “the couch, TV and popcorn.”

When he is playing the role of a shirtless werewolf, Alex is pursuing his passion for painting.

“I hope to have a gallery opening next year,” he said. “That’s my New Year’s resolution.”

Source:OK!

CollegeMagazine: Your New Obsession:Alex


Twilighters everywhere will have a new obsession once New Moon is released on Nov. 20. Alex Meraz is the hot new actor in the saga, and fans everywhere will be sure to love him. Meraz joins the Twilight cast as Paul of the Quileute tribe, the short-tempered, volatile teenage werewolf that is prone to have an angry outburst at any moment.

At 24, Meraz is a husband and proud father of a 19-month-old son, Somak. He credits his wife for getting him interested in the Twilight saga."My wife is obsessed with the books and was anxiously waiting for the movie. She pushed me to go to the casting," he said.

Originally reading for the part of Sam Uley, Meraz admits he was surprised by his casting. "What scared me was that my manager called me and said I didn't get the part of Sam Uley. But then said that I got Paul. And I was like 'Paul? Paul who?'" He said his cockier, explosive reading at the audition better fit the personality and character of Paul.

Meraz hails from Arizona, where he attended the New School for the Arts and Academics. It was there that he decided high school was enough for him and that he'd pursue his acting career without attending college. "I'm not a conventional guy. School scares me. I already knew what I wanted to do," he said.

In addition to acting, Meraz is an avid painter and dancer and he has received his black belt in martial arts. “When I got out of high school and decided not to pursue painting, I wanted to be a dancer. But it took a major toll on my body and I decided acting would be the happy medium for me," he said.

Thus far, acting has served Meraz seemingly well. Entering the fan-obsessed world of Twilight was very exciting for him. "I'm grateful to be in a series of films with such an amazing following," he said. "It was raining and freezing in Vancouver when we were shooting and we had a tent to sit under and I saw these director-like chairs with names on the back," he remembered."First I saw Kristen [Stewart]'s and then next to her was mine with my name and I was like 'That's awesome!' That's how I knew this was big."

Just having finished shooting Eclipse, the third installment of the Twilight saga, Meraz said things are still hush-hush about whether or not his character will be included in the fourth and fifth movies based on the final book, Breaking Dawn.

In regards to the probable instant stardom that will surround him once the film releases, Meraz is expecting nothing and hoping for the best. "Whatever happens, happens," he said. "I'm getting a lot of promises so I kind of leave it be and if or when it doesn't happen, I wont be shocked."

Source:CollegeMagazine.com

Friday, November 27, 2009

New Alex photoshoot


Click for bigger. I will only post ONE, because my PC may freeze or crash. Everytime I view pictures of Alex, it always freezes! Click here for the rest.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Chaske's on Team Jacob

Kiowa at Biltmore Borders in Phoenix


EastValleyTribune covered Kiowa in Borders. Later referenced our partner site, http://www.kiowagordon.net/

Valley teen finds rising fame in ‘New Moon’

It’s no question what team local actor Kiowa Gordon is on: It’s Team Jacob.

The former Mesa resident portrays Embry Call, Jacob Black’s best friend and werewolf pack brother in the popular movie “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”

Gordon auditioned in an open casting call in Phoenix in January. The unnamed movie was searching for Native American actors. Gordon is a member of the Hualapai tribe.

The 19-year-old already knew he was trying out for the second movie in the “Twilight” series after he was tipped off by none other than Stephenie Meyer, the writer of the book series the movies are based on. Meyer goes to church with Gordon’s family in Cave Creek.

Gordon moved to Cave Creek with his mom after living 10 years in Mesa, where he attended several Mesa schools, including Mountain View High School, Highland Elementary School and Stapley Junior High School.

Gordon secured an acting coach an hour before the audition, and a week and a half later, he was told he got the part through an e-mail and then through a phone call from director Chris Weitz.

“It’s been crazy,” Gordon said.

Just two months later, Gordon was in Vancouver shooting the popular vampire and werewolf movie starring several teen heartthrobs, including Taylor Lautner, who portrays werewolf Jacob Black, Bella Swan’s best friend.

Halfway through “New Moon,” Gordon’s character goes through a sort of werewolf puberty and changes into a werewolf. The werewolves are there to protect the reservation and Bella from vampires.

Most of Gordon’s scenes are action scenes, and he is usually half-clothed, along with his other pack brothers.

“We bonded quite well,” Gordon said. “We’re like brothers.”

The premiere of the movie was Nov. 16 in Westwood, Calif. Gordon walked the red carpet and saw the movie for the second time. The first time was a rough cut at Meyer’s home.

Since then, Gordon has traveled the country doing press for the movie, sometimes sitting down for 100 interviews in a day.

“Our fans are really passionate,” Gordon said.

The third movie in the series, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” was filmed in October, and Gordon portrays the same character. The movie is slated to come out in June 2010.

“My wolf character in ‘Eclipse’ has more fighting scenes,” Gordon said.

After the massive success of the ‘Twilight’ movies, Gordon has already been offered several movie roles and appeared in many magazines.

In January, he’ll start filming “Murder for Dummys,” a thriller/comedy. In May or June, he’ll travel to Tennessee to star in “Into the Darkness,” a psychological thriller about a group of friends who go camping, discovering caves where people start dying.

Gordon is no stranger to the movie set. He’s been in several smaller movies and a commercial, but “New Moon” is his biggest break.

On Saturday, Gordon and two other “New Moon” actors will host the “Saturday Slashers” horror movie marathon on MTV. Last week, he starred in a skit on “The Jay Leno Show.”

His mom, Camille Nighthorse, has been bringing her eight kids to various movies she’s been a part of as extras. “Ki,” as she calls Kiowa, is the second youngest.

“I’m very excited for him because I’ve been trying this for years,” said Nighthorse, who helps manage her son’s career. “For him to get into a character with such a huge fan base, it’s just been such a blessing. Ki has always had that rare talent.”

On Wednesday, Gordon signed “Twilight” books, calendars and even arms for adoring fans at the Biltmore Borders in Phoenix.

Darcy Fowler, a junior at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, is a big fan of the movies and was excited to meet Gordon.

“He was really good in the movie,” said Darcy, 16. “He held himself up even though he may have been younger than the other actors.

“It’s just really cool that he’s here today,” she said. “I really appreciate him coming out and meeting his fans.”

For more information on Kiowa Gordon, including his band Anything and Everything, visit www.kiowagordon.net.



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Quil & Embry Still!


Pre-transformed Quil and Embry. Enjoy them.

Click for bigger version. View more here.

Cast talks to Yahoo about Eclipse

Taylor to host SNL...and more news!


According to Access Hollywood, Taylor will be hosting SNL on Dec.12! Set your DVR as I have a feeling there could be a New Moon parody?

The wolfpack's appearance in Jay Leno will air tonight! Chaske tweeted the news just now.
Edit:Chaske tweeted AGAIN that their Leno appearance will be Dec.3rd.

Bronson will be in CollectorMania in London this weekend! There will be paws!

Must I mention I came back from seeing New Moon the 3rd time!? WHY!? The book wasn't my favorite. Eclipse is my favorite! Imagine me for Eclipse. I'll need to save money for that now.

ErikRivera with Chaske who made an appearance at Duracell Smart Power


ACED Magazine's interview with Kiowa and Alex


Written by John Delia
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:00


Recently I was able to sit down with two of the werewolves from The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Alex Meraz and Kiowa Gordon. Both are new to acting on the big screen, but you wouldn’t know it, as their performances are first-rate.


Alex, of the Purepecha First Nation of Michoacan, Mexico was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. A graduate of the New School for the Arts, Meraz has since developed as a multi-faceted performer and artist. He has competed in the world of mixed martial arts, and has won numerous tournaments in Karate and Capoeira. Alex plays Paul in New Moon, a werewolf and stalwart member of the tribe.


Kiowa was born in Berlin, Germany, and at the age of one moved to McLean, Virginia where his father worked for the government. When he turned two his family moved to Northern Arizona to the Hualapai reservation, where he learned the ways of his native American culture. He later attended Mountain View High School in Mesa, Arizona. He won the role of Embry at an audition in Phoenix.


Outwardly friendly and inwardly sincere, the two actors were open to anything I could throw at them.


How did you get into acting and land the roles in New Moon?


Alex: I have always had an interest in film, and all its different components. There are so many different layers to a good film, and I always wanted to do it and try it out. I got a great role in Twilight. I mean, that is a great launching pad for a new career.


Kiowa: What can I say, this is a great way to start an acting career.



The movie is going to be great all the way. The two of you play werewolves in the film, but most of the time you are shirtless. How did you buff up for the roles of Paul and Embry?


Kiowa: As for buffing up for the role, the studio hired us a trainer. He had worked on the film 300, so he knew how to jack up people.


Alex: I do karate and wrestling so I was already in shape, but I had to gain weight back and get beefed up again. I have a hate relationship with food and lifting weights, but it was all worth it.



Some directors can be tough on a cast. What was it like working with Chris Weitz?


Alex: The director was great! In a big budget film like this there are a lot of things going on all at once, and he was able to spread things out so evenly that you did not feel any pressure. He is a very soft-spoken man. He was a man of few words, and in acting you really don’t want someone to explain too much to you in words because it takes away from what you are doing. He kept it simple. We had a really great working relationship.


Kiowa: He is the first director I have ever worked with, and it was great to get to work with someone so great.



When you work with computer generated images (CGI) as they have to do to bring the werewolves to life, you really don’t see the results of their work until you see the completed film. What was it like working with CGI?


Alex: Working with so much CGI really worried me. We know with big-budget films there is always lots of CG going on, so the actors can be treated like objects you know ... like stand here and don’t move ... and everything else happens around you, and you don’t really know what you are doing. But, Chris brought in an amazing special effects team that he worked with on Golden Compass, so it was really incredible, and an organically involved process. I have a transformation scene where I try to kill Kristen’s character, and I get into a fight with Taylor’s character. They showed me a composite of what it was going to look like on the laptop so I could imagine it -- it gave me really good references.


Kiowa: Well in the actual making of the scene he just kind of huffs and puffs and then jumps out of the scene, and we are working with a cardboard cut out of a wolf, and we have to pretend it is this big ferocious beast.


Alex: Kristen had a really hard time feeling it because it is just a big cardboard thing with two guys holding it. It was kind of difficult for some of the actors to feel it. That is the beauty of a film like that. It is so involved and you have to use a lot of your imagination. The end product was incredible.
Interview from ACED Magazine

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Taylor & Alex talk to Ryan Seacrest

Taylor and Alex separately talk to Ryan Seacrest at the New Moon Premiere. If you didn't know Ryan Seacrest's crew built a soundproof booth along the Red Carpet.




Taylors Rolling Stone Cover

WARNING: If you can't control yourself, close the window and come back to this post on February 11th 2010 :)

So Taytay in Rolling Stone, this is a HUGE deal, congratulations Taytay! soo proud of you!. Here are some very tasteful pictures of him in Rolling Stone Magazine. Enjoyyy (not that I need to tell you to!!)









*GASPS* um, no comment...














Just so you know... This was torture for me. Thats all. :)


And here's some BTS video. Thanks to FePattz2






Alex & Kiowa on Hot Hits 957 in Houston


Listen to the interview here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Alex & Kiowa's Press Tour in Miami

Click here. No embedding.

YEticket.com talks to Alex & Kiowa

Hollyscoop: One on One

AMCTV w/ Wolfpack

MTV: Wolf Stills!



I don't know why I find Sam's wolf so fascinating. But he is! Maybe its because he is the most noticeable since he's all black while everyone else are shades of greys and browns.

Also MTV interviewed Phil Tippet, who was the visual effects person making the wolves...

MTV: That's hilarious. Tell us about the wolves themselves.

Tippett: Well, we put a good amount of time into studying the behavior and the physical actions of timberwolves, and then multiplied that up to a 1,200-pound character, so that the weight and mass appear to fit properly into earth-specific gravity and all that stuff. Sam Uley is the big-kahuna wolf, definitely the biggest one. Each wolf is between 1,200 and 800 pounds, and a lot of that is on a shot-for-shot basis — Embry and Jared are the smallest. Sam is the biggest one, then Paul and Jacob are roughly the same size — Jacob is maybe a little bit bigger.

For the rest of the interview, click here.



MaximoTV w/ Alex at the AMA's



One hot couple, Patricia and I still don't know who to have a crush on!


PopSugar gpes to the AMA's.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

DigiWax w/ Bronson at Armageddon Expo in Melbourne

This may be a little over a month old, but my first time seeing this!



Source:DigiWax

MSNBC with Chaske, Tyson & Bronson



Love how astonished they are with the dolls....

Kiowa at New Moon Rising Over Arizona



For more pics, view them here.


Into the Darkness Trailer

This is the trailer for Kiowa's new movie, Into the Darkness. Embedding has been disabled so click here!

What do you think? I thought it was good, until I heard the little girl in the end...I'm wearing headphones, dude! Shoot!

EW:Chaske on Cougars & Fainters


Chaske Spencer, the actor who plays wolfpack leader Sam Uley, talked to EW about getting cast, meeting randy Twilight fans, and playing the leader of the pack.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When did all this start for you, and when is it done?
CHASKE SPENCER: It started for me March 5 when I got cast in New Moon, and I don’t know when it’s going to be done. It’s been like a wild ride. We got cast and there was already sort of a buzz about us. As it got closer, you kept feeling the buildup and the buildup, and all of a sudden at the premiere, it just exploded. It was like a rock star moment. This is what we’ve been waiting for. People are telling us our lives are going to change. And they have.

What has been the most memorable fan encounter?
Let me think of PG one. [Laughs] Probably, a fainter. I had a girl faint on me. And then the criers. And then the cougars—the Twi-Moms—always come after us. That’s been very surreal, because we’ve had phone numbers slipped in our back pockets. It’s like we’re The Beatles.

Did you have a sense of what part you wanted when you auditioned?
They had me going out for Jared at first. Any part was fine. I knew it was going to be a huge movie. Next thing I know, they told me I had Sam. When I read the book, I thought more about his character. He’s tragic; he never wanted this—to be the leader of the wolfpack—but that was what he was thrown into.

What’s next for you?
I have my own production company called Urban Dreams. I want to get scripts for movies I want to do or vehicles to star in or direct. Things are rolling. Something hit me last week—we were doing some promos at a Nordstrom. Me and Bronson [Pelletier, a fellow wolf] were riding in a limo, going through Laurel Canyon, on Mulholland Drive. The sun was setting and a really cool song was playing on the radio. We rolled down the window and were like, ‘Wow, this is a good life. I can’t believe we’re in f—ing New Moon.’”

Source:Entertainment Weekly

Alex at the American Music Awards


Thats the grin we're all familiar with! xD

Picture from: OnTheRedCarpet.Com

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Amanda's New Moon Movie Review

Hello! If you follow me on Twitter, I am @pink_paws. You may not get the best movie review from me. I was a bit distracted from my friends, who kept asking me questions. I guess that's what happens when you sit in the middle! What questions were they asking me?
"When's he gonna cut his hair?"
"That last wolf that stared at her is Jacob right?"
"Is this bike part in the book?"
"Are those his friends from the garage?"
"Why are they only wearing shorts?"
"When they get angry, do they become wolves?"
"Which one is she engaged to?"
"Oh is he the leader of the pack?"
"Is he really in Brazil?"
"What Dakota's power?"
AND MORE!

All that aside, from what I remember, New Moon did follow the book. The wolves were great. Chris Weitz is a wonderful director. I liked how they used scenery for October, Novemeber, December. When I passed through the pages in the book, I thought to myself 'What a waste of paper....but I understand that time is passing.'

The meadow, The Jacob-Bella-Mike date, and the muffin scenes were the scenes I was really looking forward to. Those scenes weren't leaked in trailers and clips. The meadow, of course, but I was just excited to see that scene fully. I was on the edge of my seat when Sam's wolf comes out. BLACK. SO BLACK!

It was funny watching the three-way date. Facepunch? REALLY! "I'm gonna shoot you and shoot you now" *Endless gunshots* My friend and I were laughing. But the whole palms up thing was there to show how desperate they wanted to hold her hand. And I LOVED seeing Jake lash out on Mike. Mike's eyes were watering and had this look like "Whoa there buddy, calm down a bit!

I wished the Muffin scene wasn't so rushed! I wanted that whole "Great! We've got bait" thing in there, too. In the book, Bella understood how close-knit they were. You couldn't get that in the movie. In the book, I imagined Sam kissing Emily slowly, scars first then a big, deep passionate kiss on the lips. It turned out cute in the movie, though. Little playful kisses. I love little playful kisses. I need a man! HAHAH

Hmmm...what else? Blah blah Volturi was great too. I find myself liking the Volturi too. Like I enjoy watching wolfpack and Volturi interviews. Total opposite.

Besides other distractions, I got the most distracted when they show Edward in Brazil. While everyone else is thinking "Oooo! Shoot! He thinks she's dead" I said out loud "Ooo Cool! that Christ the Redeemer statue is glowing!!!"

What is just me? Or did Chaske/Sam looked fake? Maybe its his bigger body or the bronzer, but sometimes he looked CGI. Like they just added him in there. Especially, when he was entering the kitchen and the beach. Probably the bronzer. Oh yeah, at the beach, did he have to yell at Jacob about helping Charlie and Harry when he was only like 5 feet away from them? My friend and I couldn't stop laughing.

Rescue scene was cool! That was definitely how I imagined Bella hanging lifelessly in Sam's arms. Loved the awkward look that Jake gives Sam when Sam's staring at him.

With all my friends' questions. I'm gonna have to watch it again. By myself. No distractions!

Good night!

Chaske reveals werewolf workout in OK! Magazine

Want to know how Chaske got that amazing body for New Moon? Read on...


‘New Moon’ Star Chaske Spencer Reveals Werewolf Workout
November 21st, 2009 7:00 pm / Author: Valerie Nome

Chaske Spencer packed on 20 lbs. of muscle to play werewolf Sam Uley in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which is in theaters now.

The actor, 34, opens up about how he got ripped, what he learned about dieting and how men can get the buff bodies they desire. (Just say “no” to sugar and carbs.)

For Chaske (pronounced Chess-Kay), buffing up his bod involved doing muscle confusion and circuit training workouts for an hour-and-a-half per day six days a week for three weeks.

“Muscle confusion is when you work the same muscle with a different exercise,” he says. “It’s confusing the muscle to where it’s working it with a different exercise. You can do 100 pushups, but the next day maybe do 100 pullups. Well, you can’t do 100 pullups. You still use the muscle, but in a different form. It’s faster. We work out the circuit, which is where you go from chest to arms, shoulders, legs and stomach. You go from one set to the next set to the next set. We’d do that without break. We would only break when we’re done with the full set. You get a minute or two break, and do it five or six times. It helps burn fat, too, fast.”

Dietwise, Chaske feasted on protein including steak, chicken, fish and vegetables, during 4-6 meals a day. Also, he downed 3-4 protein shakes a day from GNC. His favorite? " I liked the chocolate.”

One lesson he took away from the experience is to nosh on chicken, fish and broccoli, and avoid sugar and carbs.

“Sugar will break down protein, and carbs just add fat,” he tells me. “When the sugar gets in your body, it breaks the protein down. I didn’t know that. When I was on set, I was like ‘maybe I will skip apple pie with ice cream’ because it does you no good. You can have all the protein shakes you want, but if you’re eating pie with ice cream, you might as well just be wasting money. It goes right to fat. It goes right to your belly.”

According to Chaske, when the New Moon cast dined frequently at Moxie in Vancouver, they stuck to the Land Sea Grill dish, which is steak, prawns and salmon. “We kept our workout diets going,” he says.

How can men get ripped?

"If you want to get fast results, work out six days a week for an hour-and-a-half at the gym working your whole body, plus eat right and drink protein shakes,” he says. “It’s a discipline. It’s hard work.”

He continues, “Everybody’s body’s different. For someone who is 17 or 18, I would advise them to eat everything because you’re metabolism is so fast it burns. But for someone like me, I’ve gotta watch what I eat and stick with high protein, vegetables, and try to avoid carbs.”


Source: OK! Magazine

E! Chats with the Wolfpack

What WolfPack Are Like in Real Life

MyBliss gives Chaske fangs!

No embed code! Click here for the video.

Chaske Spencer: New Moon Superlatives



Source:Teen.com

Friday, November 20, 2009

Chaske and JoJo Wright from KIIS FM

Twitpic from JoJo Wright

Hahaha nice pose guys!

Chaske's Secrets from New Moon



Source:YoungHollywood

Chaske Wants Fans to Design Wolfpack Tattoo!

'New Moon' Star Wants Fans to Design Wolfpack Tattoo










"Twilight" fans have always wanted to sink their teeth into the cast -- and now they have the chance to leave their mark.

"New Moon" star Chaske Spencer (Sam Uley) and the actors of the wolf pack are considering getting tattoos, and Spencer says fans can help design the art!

Oh how cute!

I still haven't even seen New Moon yet. But this is how I imagine Sam and Emily kissing. Click pic for bigger version.

Thanks to Yazzie for tweeting this!

Straight.com interview with Bronson

LOL another Bronson interview. Cant get enough of Bronson <3 enjoyy




Jokester Bronson Pelletier basks in Twilight Saga: New Moon
By Alan Woo



Bronson Pelletier is a “big fan” of the Georgia Straight. “I read that!” he says over the phone from Toronto, where he and the rest of the Twilight Saga: New Moon cast are busy doing publicity. Born on Vancouver Island, the M├ętis actor moved to Vancouver at an early age and grew up in the Lower Mainland, where he still resides. At 22, he is only just beginning to discover the mayhem and chaos that will ensue once New Moon, the second installment in the insanely popular Twilight series, is released on Friday (November 20).

“I think it’s very on-point,” Pelletier says of the portrayal of First Nations characters in the film. He plays the part of Jared, a member of the Native shape-shifting werewolf pack that Taylor Lautner’s character, Jacob, hangs out with. “You definitely gotta be a good role model, no matter if you’re aboriginal or not. I gotta be careful with what I say and what I do, because I know a lot of younger aboriginal youth are looking up to me, and I didn’t really expect this to happen, but it kinda comes with the job.”


Acting began for this young cub when a friend convinced him to attend an audition in which he ended up nabbing the role. He first starred in the children’s TV series Dinosapien, following that up with Renegadepress.com, a Canadian teen drama that first aired on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.


The role in New Moon is his biggest to date. “I was so psyched, I was so pumped!” he exclaims. “I ran into this random gas station. I had to tell someone else, ‘Yeah! I just got a part in a movie!’ I was so happy!”


Pelletier’s voice is jubilant, his excitement infectious over the phone. The character of Jared is not unlike him, he explains. “He’s a little more knowledgeable about becoming a wolf than the other members, and he’s more levelheaded. I like to bring a little bit of myself to each character I portray, so I kind of brought the whole jokester side to Jared. I’m quite a bit of a jokester.” He admits to pulling pranks on the set, and in TV interviews one can see he definitely enjoys being the class clown.


Not having appeared in the first film, Twilight, Pelletier is now on the cusp of being exposed to an international audience and fan base, and the frenzy has begun. Case in point: he has already been approached to be involved in a fan site on Facebook, which he has agreed to, and he is using it to communicate with fans on-line.


“It still feels very surreal to me right now. I’m just taking it with a grain of salt, one day at a time, and just having fun with the whole thing.”



Thanks to Straight.com

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Patricia's New Moon movie review

It seems so surreal to me that I have watched New Moon already, and got to watch it before most of the world, because New Zealand, for some reason, got it before some countries like the U.S.A and England.

New Moon was completely different from Twilight, the most obvious reason being, Twilight is a different story in Bellas life, but thats not what I'm trying to point out. The difference I spotted straight away is how Chris Weitz work is totally different to Catherine Hardwickes. I love both of their work and I must say, Chris nailed it with the Vampire make up and the actual wolves visual effects.

So fans of the books want to see exactly what is important to them in the books. Fans of the books also want to see the actors portray the characters accurately. BIG expectations there for the actors. I have to say BIG UPS TO TAYLOR LAUTNER!! wooooooooohhhoooooooooooo, man did he nail Jacob! He was EXACTLY Jacob Black AND can I just say, he looked SOOO amazing....REEOOOWWW!! When he took of his top there was screaming in the cinema!
Lol okay back to ummm... reviewing...

So our main boys Sam (Chaske), Paul (Alex), Embry (Kiowa), Jared (Bronson<3) and Quil (Tyson) hardly got any screen time. But did so well, Chaske you are the perfect Sam Uley!. I felt their scenes were rushed and there should have been more scenes with them in it! reason being... New Moon introduces the Twilight world to the Wolfpack/Warewolves, Bella spends alot of time at La Push also. I am disappointed they spent more time showing Bella mope around the place.

For all the new fans, I advise you read the books or at least New Moon. I promise you, that the movie is not ENOUGH, you will appreciate the story, the emotions and everything in between more. I loved the movie, but I gotta say that I love the book better. This decision is slightly because there needed to be more Wolfpack scenes (am i biased or what??).

TEAM WOLFPACK!!

ABC7 talks to Cameron Bright

My observant eyes saw Bronson in the background. Who can miss him in that hat? He then goes on to hug Alex's wife, Kim. Then you see Kim for the rest of the interview. Alex pops up toward the end. Am I bored? NOPE! Just trying to avoid New Moon spoilers on Twitter and forums! I still have 23 hours left.

Source:FePattz2

AndPop speaks to Bronson

You can already tell what he's gonna say even if you're not playing it yet!....
Source:AndPop

Alex: Photo diary behind the scenes before New Moon Premiere in People

Check out these pictures of Alex before he rolled up to the New Moon Premiere and at the premiere. He looks SMASHING ( i just had to throw it out there). Pictures from People.Com




I love this Picture of Alex and Taylor!

Alex being nice to his fans as always! :)





Love this picture as well!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MTV:Wolfpack wants real Tatoo

PopSugar w/ Jennie Garth

Jennie talking about the Wolfpack and Rob being shirtless

Kiowa on Extra



Source:FePattz2

PopSugar Interview



Twilight Examiner chats with Tinsel

The Canadian Press with Bronson

Boy, does Bronson do alot of Interviews or whaaat?. Not that im complaining....



Vancouver's Bronson Pelletier bulked up to play hunky werewolf in 'New Moon'
By Cassandra Szklarski (CP)

TORONTO — Move over Robert Pattinson.


A new pack of "Twilight" heartthrobs is poised to take over the big screen, with Canadians Bronson Pelletier and Tyson Houseman among the newcomers portraying hunky werewolves in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," the latest instalment of the rabidly popular romance series.
Well-aware of the fanaticism the first film unleashed in young - mostly female - fans, Pelletier admits that a good part of his work on "New Moon" involved some serious muscle training to bulk up for topless scenes meant to make girls swoon.


"Our motto to it all is: 'Suck it in and tell the truth,' - that's kind of an inside joke between all of us," the affable Pelletier says of the unabashed eye-candy he and his co-stars were enlisted to provide.


"We're going to be immortalized on this screen, right?"


The baby-faced Pelletier plays Jared, one of a pack of young werewolves who prowl the aboriginal Quileute community of La Push, Wash., and protect it from the threat of vampires. The Vancouver resident says he's poised for the onslaught of attention - professional and otherwise - this movie will bring him.


Last year's "Twilight" film launched a fan frenzy that catapulted the relatively unknown Pattinson into super-stardom, and "New Moon" is already doing similar things for its new romantic lead, Taylor Lautner. Lautner plays budding werewolf Jacob Black and best friend to love-struck heroine, Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart.


Based on the second book in the bestselling series by Stephenie Meyer, "New Moon" finds Bella devastated when her vampire boyfriend Edward (played by Pattinson) leaves town. She finds comfort in Jake, but slowly learns that he, too, is struggling with a secret of his own.
Pelletier says he tried to bring a dose of levity to the teen melodrama, also featuring Chaske Spencer as the alpha dog werewolf Sam Uley, and Vancouver's Houseman, who plays one of Jake's best pals, Quil Ateara.


"I'd like to think of him as a bit of a jokester, I like to bring that to the table as a little part of myself," says Pelletier.


Daily workouts helped unite the wolf pack both on-and off-screen, adds the 22-year-old.
"We were only doing cardio training in the beginning, like conditioning and whatnot and then a bunch of us would go out, just the wolf pack would go out by ourselves and do some weight training with each other," he says.


"We did conditioning, muscle confusion, strength training and it was with the same trainer that did '300' and so he had no mercy on us. It was like, blood sweat and tears. It was a lot of hard work."


The wolf pack also features Kiowa Gordon as Jacob's pal Embry Call, and Alex Meraz as Paul, the most volatile of the pack. Veteran actor Graham Greene, of Ontario's Six Nations Reserve, plays Harry Clearwater, an old friend of Bella's father and a Quileute tribal leader.


Pelletier, of Plains Cree and French heritage, says he felt an obligation to portray the Quileute Nation with respect since the fictional tribe takes its name from the community in La Push, Wash.


"I did a lot of research on the Quileutes and they're originally whalers," says Pelletier, whose previous roles include the Canadian TV series Renegradepress.com.


"The mythology behind the Quileutes is their origin was from wolves and they changed into the humans but they don't change back like we do. We can change back and forth as we please and that's kind of like the whole fantasy realm of it all, which Stephenie Meyer really brings to the whole thing."


The "Twilight" cast has already filmed the next instalment, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," and Pelletier notes he gets a little more screen time the next time around.


"There's no such thing as a small role, I bring it all to the table and see what happens," he says of his big movie break.


"I just realize this is definitely going to be opening a lot of doors for me so I figure, you know what, I might as well put everything you have into it, just like any work you do."


Other Canadians in the film include Vancouver's Christopher Heyerdahl, who plays Marcus, a member of a royal class of vampires.


"The Twilight Saga: New Moon," has already broken the Canadian record for advance ticket sales. Cineplex Entertainment and E1 Entertainment Canada said Tuesday that advance sales reached $1.5 million.

Thanks to Canadian Press

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