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Wolf Pack Interviewed

Posted in Eclipse, Wolf Pack with tags , , on May 3, 2010 by chasingcullens

wolf‘Twilight: Eclipse’ interview with the wolf pack. Summit Entertainment is continuing to build anticipation amongst fans for the release of their third installment in their popular vampire series based on the novels by Stephenie Meyers titled “Twilight Saga:Eclipse” — and so is the LA Times. They write:

The 1950s gave us the Rat Pack. The ‘80s, the Brat Pack. These days, the Wolf Pack is roaming the film scene.

Although the “Twilight” franchise may have helped spur the vampire craze with the Cullen brood, the saga’s gang of shape-shifters is bringing sexy back to werewolves. And in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” which hits theaters June 30, that’s no different.

“The Cullens are very reserved,” said Alex Meraz, who plays Wolf Pack member Paul. “They’re vampires, but they’re not out killing people. They’re not what they’re meant to be. Whereas the Wolf Pack, we’re through and through animals. We’re frisky. We’re fun. There’s something sexy about that.”

In the third installment of the franchise, the band of brotherly (and sisterly, as we’ll see) hirsute creatures joins forces with its rivals, the Cullens, after Seattle is plagued by a series of killings caused by an army of newborn vampires.

But since their computer-generated alter egos seem to be getting most of the screen time, here’s a chance to get to know the actors pre-transformation:

Alex Meraz (Paul)

At 25, Meraz is still adjusting to the whirlwind that comes with being in a blockbuster franchise. But don’t be fooled. He’s not complaining.

“Bring it on,” he said. “I was working really hard before, and it just didn’t seem to pay off. I’m just really grateful for it all.”

Before he caught the acting “virus,” Meraz — who admitted his first viewing of “Twilight” was a bootleg version — demonstrated his artistic tendencies through dance, martial arts and painting. In fact, he still breaks out the paint and brushes to maintain his sanity through all the “Twilight” pandemonium.

But it’s that pandemonium that gets him amped when talking about the movie.

“The fans are going to love this film,” he said. “I didn’t get my chance to touch anybody in ‘New Moon.’ This time I go at it with Emmett [ Kellan Lutz]. I give him a nice bitch slap. But I’m in wolf form, so maybe it’s a big paw slap?

“Oh, and there’s a lot more action. It’s more Paul wolf. You’re going to see my wolf form doing a lot of stuff. You’ll just see me running around shirtless once and a while.”

So what of all those topless scenes?

“I have a newfound respect for women. I have to keep my figure. Girls are telling me to take my shirt off. It’s like, ‘Hello! I’m a person, too!’ ”

Julia Jones (Leah Clearwater)

Bryce Dallas Howard isn’t the only new face to join the burgeoning ensemble cast. Jones will make her debut to the franchise as Leah Clearwater, the scorned and bitter sole female member of theWolf Pack.

“She’s really a tough character,” said Jones, 29. “She’s pretty angry about a lot of things that she has every right to be angry about. She’s miserable and lost and trying to cope internally without a lot of help. And she lashes out quite a bit.”

Jones may not be a household name just yet, having appeared in independent films and a few episodes of “ER,” but that will surely change for the Boston native come June. And for the woman who said she knew she wanted to be an actress after playing Michael Darling in a production of “Peter Pan” as a child, it’ll be a learning process.

“I don’t know,” Jones said. “I’m just trying to take it easy while I can. It’s going to be a new thing to figure out how to navigate this craze. I’m doing my best to prepare myself for all of it.”

Chaske Spencer (Sam Uley)

Spencer reprises his role as werewolf Sam Uley, the sometimes disgruntled leader of the Wolf Pack.

Although Spencer hasn’t exactly gotten used to the global attention — “It’s cool, the recognition. But it’s work. I know how to keep my life private” — he said he doesn’t regret the decision to join the wildly popular franchise.

“There’s a lot more offers,” said Spencer, 35. “As an actor, that’s all you can hope for: more chances to keep it going.”

Spencer is in Arizona shooting his new film “Shouting Secrets,” about a successful young writer in Los Angeles who is called back to his Native American background to tend to his ailing mother.

With the media blitz already in full effect for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” Spencer said working on something completely different is a way to escape. But there’s no escaping the constant pleas for spoilers from the new flick. And like his character’s quiet, shadow-like wolf form, he only gives a whisper of details.

“This time around, Sam has to put his ego aside to take on this new breed of vampires,” Spencer said. “There’s a lot of new relationships being formed.”

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Alex Meraz Surf’s Up Jessica Szohr With Trevor Donovan

Posted in Random with tags on April 2, 2010 by chasingcullens
Alex Meraz: Rock Your Shine OP Campaign!

Alex Meraz and Trevor Donovan helps Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr up on a surfboard as they shoot for the 2010 “Rock Your Shine” OP campaign for Walmart.

Joined by Glee stars Cory Monteith, Dianna Argon and singer Cassie, the six took part in a summer block party, hanging out in a hammock, barbequing and getting ready to go surfing.

Jessica shared about the clothes she was modeling off, “The latest trend for spring is shine and Op has it first. The clothes are so great; especially the amazing bikinis and shorts.”

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New Moon Stars @ A Military Base For A Visit

Posted in Awards/Events with tags , , on March 26, 2010 by chasingcullens

Yesterday, three stars of The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – Daniel Cudmore, Christian Serratos, and Alex Meraz – made their way to the Oceana Naval Exchange in Virginia Beach to visit members, dependents, and retirees of the military who were pre-selected to attend.

According to Hampton Roads, the 300 pre-selected autograph recipients were but a drop in the bucket of the amount present to see the three.

An “estimated 2,350 came to see actors Christian Serratos (Angela), Alex Meraz (Paul) and Daniel Cudmore (Felix), who also got a tour of the base,” and Nikki Reed and Tyson Houseman were originally scheduled to attend but got sick and were unable to come.

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PFach Not Playing Vampire Baseball

Posted in Awards/Events with tags , , , , on March 11, 2010 by chasingcullens

twilight-peter-facinelli-true-blood-nelsan-ellis-vampire-baseball.jpgWhile “Twilight’s” Peter Facinelli is out, Nelsan Ellis, who plays the fabulous fry cook, Lafayette, on “True Blood,” has joined the charity Vampire Baseball game in New Orleans on Saturday, March 20.

He’ll team up with other Hollywood names and members from the New Orleans Saints to take on some of the “Twilight” cast.

Facinelli, who plays father figure Carlisle Cullen, was originally signed on, but he’s no longer on the roster.

Facinelli leaves behind wolf pack members Chaske Spencer who plays alpha-wolf Sam, Alex Meraz who plays Paul and Tyson Houseman who plays Quil. Daniel Cudmore, who plays Felix, is the sole vamp left.

Proceeds from the Celebrity Vampire Baseball game will go to benefit Haiti disaster relief. Fans will get an opportunity to meet the stars and get autographs.

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Power To The People

Posted in Eclipse, New Moon, twilight with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2010 by chasingcullens

As you already know, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse starChaske Spencer has been working closely with United Global Shift for the past few months.

Recently, several of his Twilight series co-stars stepped up to the plate to record a new public service announcement video for the campaign, including Gil Birmingham (“Billy Black”), Julia Jones (“Leah Clearwater”),Justin Chon (“Eric Yorkie”), Boo Boo Stewart(“Seth Clearwater”), and Alex Meraz (“Paul”).

The message from the PSA was as follows:

Due to recent storms, thousands of people are without water, food, power, and heat. The Native American people on the affected reservations are freezing and dying right now. Right here in the United States. The government’s response has been slow and inefficient. But this is not a Native American issue, this is a human issue. You can make a difference, you can make thedifference. We don’t need your money. We need your voice. To create a sustainable solution beyond the immediate crisis. We the people have to take a stand and be heard. It’ll take you a few minutes, but you can impact generations to come. Be the shift.

The speakers encourage viewers to visit BeTheShift.org as well.

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New Moon Stars Tweet Donations For Haiti

Posted in New Moon with tags , , , on January 16, 2010 by chasingcullens

If someone in the Twitter-Wood feed hasn’t tweeted a link to an organization accepting donations for Haiti, they’ve probably posted a question asking where they can donate, as “Twilight” actor Alex Meraz did today. His “New Moon” co-star Rachelle Lefevre, meanwhile, sent TwitcPic’d a shot straight from the blood center where she want to donate some blood. Yet another “Twilight”-er, Ashley Green posted a pic as well, but I really can tell you much more about it beyond the fact that she’s wearing a crown.

The other big stories of the week remained all over the feed today. Andy Milonakis praised Jimmy Kimmel’s contributions to the Leno and Conan debacle, while another actor revealed who made him cry during “American Idol.” Find out who that was, as well as who took home a gift from the wrap for Michel Gondry‘s “Green Hornet” and what Lee Unkrich had to say about his last day at “Toy Story 3” production with a full crew and animators. It’s all in the Twitter-Wood report for January 15, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:
@RachelleLefevre http://twitpic.com/y3mxw – Giving blood!
-Rachelle Lefevre, Actress (“Twilight,” “Casino Jack”)

@AshleyMGreene Pretty http://twitpic.com/y53r0
-Ashley Greene, Actress (“Twilight,” “Skateland”)

@TheAlexMeraz My prayers go to the lives lost in haiti and for those clinging for help I’m researching websites so i can donate…
-Alex Meraz, Actor (“New Moon,”Eclipse”)

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New Moon Stars Reacts To Avatar

Posted in Movies, New Moon with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2010 by chasingcullens

‘Avatar’ – Twentieth Century-Fox

The buzz on Avatar continues to sound, even past the film reaching the $1 billion mark in ticket sales. Avatar was released on December 18th in the U.S., and already it has earned over $1.3 billion on the world market.

Clearly, then, the film has reached the far corners of the world and has made a very blue mark upon its viewers.

The cast of The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is no exception, and they’ve been tweeting about the film here and there.

Here is a round-up of what the Twilight cast has been saying about Avatar:

  • “Avatar was like watching the entire history of the Americas in 3 hours except it ended differently.” Alex Meraz
  • “Went to see Avatar yesterday. Me likey. X” Jamie Campbell Bower
  • “Nice flick.” Gil Birmingham
  • “AVATAR! James Cameron is one of the greats.” Kiowa Gordon
  • “Just got LOST in Avatar” Charlie Bewley
  • “how does the chipmunks beat avatar in the box office” Justin Chon
  • “wait for James Cameron to do Av[a]tar 2! Av[a]tar was soo frikin amazing….please hire me!!!” Daniel Cudmore

Interesting responses, huh?

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