TV Equals: Noel Fisher Talks ‘Breaking Dawn’, ‘Shameless’, and ‘Hatfields & McCoys’

Noel Fisher is a busy guy! He recently spent some time talking with TV Equals about his many projects including Breaking Dawn Part 2, Shameless and his new miniseries Hatfields & McCoys. Here is some of that interview!

This is a big summer for you. You have three big projects. How does it feel?

Noel Fisher: Overwhelmed and really excited all at once. It’s one of those situations where I’m still trying to work out whether it’s real or not, but I think it is.

Let’s talk about the ‘Hatfields & McCoys.’ What’s the premise and who’s the character you play in it?

Noel Fisher: Hatfields & McCoys’ is based on a true story about this really massive feud between these two big families, the Hatfields and the McCoys who live in West Virginia and Kentucky. It started a really long time ago, right after the Civil War. Basically, these two returning veterans of the Civil War go back to their homes and are each kind of the heads of their families in really significant ways. A lot of little misunderstandings kind of pile up and become bigger misunderstandings until it starts to get violent. Then it almost basically becomes a second Civil War almost. I believe the army almost got brought in. It’s this crazy thing that last a really long time. Not in that much of a pitched kind of fever, but it still lasted, I think, a couple of hundred years.

What was it like working on ‘Twilight’?

Noel Fisher: It was a lot of fun. It’s such a massive cast, and what was really cool about that experience was that the cast was really split because in this part of the book and the second movie, Stephenie Meyers’s world really expands and you get to meet a lot of new people. So, there were a bunch of new, kind of rookie people added to the franchise, including myself. Then there were all these people that have been there for years and years. So, it was a really nice mixture of all the veterans welcoming everyone in a really lovely way and all the newbies kind of getting to hangout and we’re all introduced to the world at the same time. It was just a really good feeling on set and I walked away with a lot of good friends.

Now that you’re going to be in ‘Twilight’ have you seen something different in terms of fan interaction?

Noel Fisher: Some people on ‘Twilight,’ along with some of my other friends, basically, finally convinced me to get into the social media thing because I’ve resisted it for a long time because I’m completely computer illiterate. I just wanted to spare myself public embarrassment, but I’ve actually really taken to the Twitter and the Facebook. I really enjoy it. In terms of the fans, ‘Twilight’ has definitely been.the fan base of that franchise is really something special, I think. They’re so genuinely supportive of the actors and really anybody involved with it. My Twitter feed is one big pile of love every morning. It’s a really nice feeling and I really appreciate it.

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