New Face Fridays: Get to know Rami Malek (Benjamin)

As part of the fan site exclusive series New Face Fridays, we are bringing you weekly interviews with the new cast of The Twilight Saga, hosted on different sites! This week, TwilightMOMs is hosting the interview with Rami Malek, who plays Benajmin of the Egyptian coven. Check out a snippet of the interview below, where Rami talks about seeing some of the special effects associated with Benjamin’s abilities, and getting a deeper back story for his character!

Have you gotten to see any of your scenes on film yet- and if so what you thought of the special effects?

“Great question I had an ADR* session, I’m sure you guys are familiar with that right?? (ADR stands forAutomated Dialog Replacement) So I got to see some of the temporary effects they weren’t quite done but as far as I was concerned they were good enough for me- they really looked brilliant-vibrant and felt very real- I was happy to see that because there were points that I was concerned about- I’m always concerned watching a movie- when something looks as if it was developed from a computer and you can see when it looks generated by a computer it really takes one out of the film so I was happy to see that it really just looks as if I was doing these in reality”

Stephenie has recently released the “The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide” which had a huge back story between the Egyptian coven and I know we’ve already sampled a little bit of what we are going to see from you-did we get any of that feud with the Volturi history from you guys?

“Well after reading the novel I came to the conclusion that there was going to be a lot of work I had to do because there wasn’t that much said in her novel- so I came up with a lot of ideas and Angela who plays Tia came up with a lot of ideas and we shared them over the course of filming- and when we met Stephenie she was able to give us a real concrete backstory which wasn’t far off from the things that we had created on our own. It was a very special feeling to have that acknowledgement from her that we were on the right track with her story from things that we were coming up with from our own crazy imagination”

Be sure to head over to TwilightMOMS.com to read the full interview!

Also, check out the previous installments of New Face Fridays!

  • Bella Cullen

    Love him!!

  • Kim78

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM!!! He was SO GOOD in that HBO miniseries, “The Pacific”! I was SO EXCITED to hear that he was cast in BD2 & I CAN'T WAIT to see him as Benjamin, in November!!!!!!

  • Prince Sam

    oh new character i think not better than Edward Cullen

  • CullenLover626

    I am in love with Rami Malek! He was great in the Night at the Museum movies! :) He is my favorite new vampire!

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