Billy Tangradi: Fans will be ‘pleasantly’ surprised by ‘fun roller coaster’ Breaking Dawn
USA Weekend caught up with Charlie Bewley (Demetri) and Billy Tangradi (Randall) at the Birmingham Twi Tour stop recently, and asked them about working on Breaking Dawn. They also discuss Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, as well as choosing Teams. The interview is a good one so I couldn’t pick out small bits to share. Instead, I took a large bit!
I didnâ€™t get to see the Q&As with Birmingham, Charlie Bewley (Demetri of the Volturi Guard), Bill Tangradi (Randall, the nomad) or Patrick Brennan (Liam of the Irish vampire coven), but I did get to meet with Tangradi and Bewley separately, who were humorous and arguably even more handsome out of costume.
This will be Tangradiâ€™s first appearance in the saga as one of the many new characters being revealed in the Breaking Dawn movie, which has been broken into two parts. Bewley has been at it since the second movie, New Moon, when the audience learns of his place among the Volturi as a tracker, the vampire gift that makes it easy for him to find people and vampires.
When I ask the two â€œTeam Edward or Team Jacobâ€? they both laugh. A lot.
â€œOh God,â€ Bewley says. â€œDonâ€™t ever ask that question again.â€ For fans, itâ€™s a fun way to debate and discuss Twilight, but not for Bewley. â€œIâ€™m a member of the cast. I would be doing my character a disservice answering that question. Iâ€™m Team Demetri. Iâ€™m a vampire. I work for myself. Iâ€™m alpha.â€
If itâ€™s possible, Tangradi was even more skeptical of the popular question. â€œItâ€™s not like thereâ€™s an open end. I know who sheâ€™s going to end up with.â€
So then I ask them, if itâ€™s safe to assume that most the fans are going to know what happens in Breaking Dawn because theyâ€™ve read the book, why should they see the movies?
Despite knowing the ending, Tangradi says, there will probably be some surprises. â€œFrom what Iâ€™ve heard from the fans, itâ€™s like, â€œWhat are they going to keep and what are they going to get rid of?â€™ You canâ€™t film everything thatâ€™s in the book. Itâ€™s like 700 pages. I do think theyâ€™ll be pleasantly surprised and it should be a fun roller coaster.â€
He couldnâ€™t reveal much more than that, but, he assures me, â€œit will be chock full of action.â€
So there I was hanging out with some of the cast of Twilight. I had to ask what Pattinson was like in real life. And the guys ran with that one.
â€œHeâ€™s really dreamy,â€ Tangradi quips.
â€œHe moonwalks on water on one foot,â€ Bewley jokes. â€œCan you imagine?â€
Then they got serious.
â€œI found Rob to be really charming,â€ Tangradi says. â€œI didnâ€™t have too many encounters with him because I left him alone. He was really self-deprecating and giggly. He laughs a lot under his breathe.â€
â€œUnfortunately, heâ€™s in this position where he has to entertain everyone around him all the time,â€ adds Bewley, who has gotten to work with him a lot longer. â€œHe takes that burden on him and Iâ€™ve seen it kind of progress, from the first time I chatted with â€“ him being like, â€˜What is this thing around me? This is so ridiculous. I just want to go home and make musicâ€™ â€“ to where he is now. Heâ€™s a stand-up guy and heâ€™s completely comfortable in his surroundings wherever that might be.â€
And where you have Rob, you have Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella, Pattinsonâ€™s on-screen love interest â€” and reportedly off-screen as well.
â€œIâ€™ve always found her kind of endearing,â€ Bewley says. â€œHer awkwardness is wonderful.”
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