Xavier Samuel talks ‘Eclipse’ with MTV Australia
MTV: Were you ever worried about just being known as the guy who was in â€˜Twilightâ€™?
Xavier: That never crossed my mind. I just felt really lucky to be cast in a role that wasnâ€™t your average villain. There was a bit of complexity to this guy, but I never really felt like, Iâ€™m going to be playing vampires for the rest of my life!
MTV: Did you feel the pressure acting out such a beloved book and series?
Xavier: Well I felt great about it because when I flicked through the book I was like, whereâ€™s Riley?! (laughs) There was like one line, literally one sentence!! I was fortunate in the sense that they decided to depart from Bellaâ€™s point of view for the first time – itâ€™s still faithful to the book but it extrapolates other dimensions in it. So there is a kind of degree of expectation and pressure to remain true to a character that is so close to so many peopleâ€™s hearts. So the pressureâ€™s on, certainly for the characters that have more of a journey. But I think theyâ€™ve done an amazing job bringing the books to life.
MTV: Is there any talk about developing Stephanie Myerâ€™s fifth book â€˜The Short Second Life of Bree Tannerâ€™? Because youâ€™d obviously be a big part of thatâ€¦
Xavier: Well I havenâ€™t heard any whispers, but itâ€™s a really cool back story. I remember reading it, David Slade [director of â€˜Twilight: Eclipseâ€™] gave me the manuscript of this book, and it really sang to me, and for me it was a great source of information as well as being a great story.
Via Twilight Lexicon
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