‘Breaking Dawn’s Andrea Gabriel talks filming & Mackenzie Foy
Andrea Gabriel will be playing Kebi of the Egyptian Coven in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Rock Bottom has a great new interview with Andrea about Breaking Dawn.
Let’s talk about your next “big break”, Breaking Dawn – how’d you get involved in that?
Well, I auditioned… again. It was just a good audition – and I think I found out about that in August, and they didn’t make the announcements for the Covens because they have A LOT of Covens in this one. I don’t think I’m releasing any spoilers because the books have been published – I’m not sure what’s in the book and what’s in the script, but it’s – for people who love the books… this is seriously… they are going all out, this is prom. You know what I mean? [laughs] This is formal.
@Twilightfreak72 wanted to know what it was like on the set of Breaking Dawn – and what was your favorite part of playing a vampire?
[laughs] It’s a lot of fun – the vampires are a blast… all of the people who are in this cast… it’s a wonderful group, and it’s very diverse. Just like there’s not two of any one kind – it’s a real bonding experience because we’re all in the same boat, we’re all on location and our families, our homes and our pets are all [laughs] very far away. So it does feel like camp. And then, my favorite part of playing a vampire is… I guess just being a badass. [laughs]
Is this a physical role?
Mine’s not, no. There are some very physical roles – mine is not as physical as some of them. Yeah, there’s going to be a ton of action in this – that’s part of what they’re working on right now. It’s going to be like crazy… crazy action.
One last Twitter question, _Cammie_ wanted to know what you thought about Mackenzie Foy?
Oh, she’s awesome. She’s really… really… really cool. She’s VERY smart, and she’s really precocious – and not precocious in a showy kind of way that sometimes kid actors can be – you can tell that she is very wise. And wise beyond her years. And she [laughs] complains less than anybody [laughs] on the set… the adults tend to whine more than she does. She’s quite a trooper with a great attitude all of the time. She’s really wonder and really pretty – she’s going to be a stunner.
Since the cast has been together for a while now, were you worried about being the newcomer?
Well, yeah… they’re all pretty well bonded so it’s just like showing up at a new job or a new school – and since I’ve guest starred on a lot of shows I kind of know what it feels like to step into that situation. And usually people are very welcoming to newcomers. It’s a long process, so it’s almost like you’ve become accustomed to each other – you become part of the gang.
Read more about her work on Breaking Dawn, as well as the television show Lost, in which she plays Nadia. See the full interview here.
Thanks to Sophie at Miss Mackenzie.
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