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New Face Fridays: Get to know Joe Anderson (Alistair)

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, Page to Premiere is hosting the interview with Joe Anderson, who plays Alistair, a European nomad. Check out a bit of the interview below, where Joe talks about auditioning for Breaking Dawn and how is character Alistair is used in the film vs the book!

How much did you know about Twilight before you auditioned or before you got the part?

Joe Anderson: I wasn’t living on Mars so I knew a lot about it. Friends of the family as well were a little younger than I am, young girls, and they were huge, huge fans so when they found out that I was going to have something to do with it, my street cred went through the roof. So there was a gathering and watching of films together and getting excited about it. I’d seen all of them (the movies) I think by the time I was shooting in Canada.

Does that mean you haven’t read any of them?

Joe: No, you know interestingly enough, no, I did pick around the books. The interesting thing with Alistair is that the way he is used in the film versus the books is slightly different. For me it was more about taking this rather aloof character and developing him. And as an outsider, you know I wasn’t part of the previous movies, so I sort of felt like I had a bit of room to kind of play with this guy because none of the other characters quite knew what to expect and what have you.  So it was quite freeing – quite fun to sort of go in there and really sort of invent something.

Be sure to head over to Page to Premiere to read the full interview!

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

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