Judi Shekoni (Zafrina) talks Team Edward, filming, and joining the fandom
English actress Judi Shekoni will be playing Amazonian vamp Zafrina in Breaking Dawn. In a new interview, Judi reveals that she was a fan of the Twilight books and films before she was cast, and also mentions which Team she has chosen!
Youâ€™re currently filming for Twilight: Breaking Dawn, playing Amazonian vampire Zafrina â€“ were you a fan of the franchise before securing the role?
Absolutely. I read the first two books when I was on a cruise around the Bahamas with my friend Jenny. I tend not to read fiction but I got to the stage of boredom that I would have tried anything. At first, it seemed a bit weird and I remember thinking â€˜I donâ€™t understand, itâ€™s all about kidsâ€™, but the more I read, the more hooked I was. At one point, I was like get me off this ship I need to go buy the next book. When the first film was released, me and my friends all booked tickets in advance and we just adored it.
Itâ€™s taken on element of the surreal now because just the other day I was stood in the Cullen house, looking at their book shelf thinking as if Iâ€™m here!
What has it been like working with the cast?
Everyone has been super nice, thereâ€™s an atmosphere of family. Spending time with everyone has been great, Rob (Pattinson) is such a laugh and itâ€™s been an enjoyable experience. Thereâ€™s a mix of nationalities here, and the Canadians are a lot like the Brits with their humour.Â Sometimes you can join a project like this and be met by a few prima-donnas, but that couldnâ€™t be further from the truth here.Â All us newcomers are welcomed like weâ€™ve been involved since the beginnings. It helps that weâ€™re in the most beautiful hotel. Itâ€™s like a network of private mini lodges; Iâ€™ve even got my own fireplace!
Are you Team Edward or Jacob?
Iâ€™d have to say Team Edward. Being a fan of the books, itâ€™s hard not to fall for him; he is the dream man weâ€™re all looking for.
Are you ready for the influx of media attention youâ€™re no doubt going to receive for being part of the Twilight Saga?
Itâ€™s been crazy already. Fans seem to know where we are before we do, and are always waiting near the set or hotels and airports. Being associated with such a high profile film, thereâ€™s bound to be a lot of attention. The premiere is what Iâ€™m most looking forward to, getting to go the Kodak Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for my own film, and coming to London to show it to home audiences. I canâ€™t imagine how exciting itâ€™ll be.
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Via Twilight Lexicon
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