In a recent interview with MTV, Jackson Rathbone discussed his role as Jasper Hale in the next installment of The Twilight Saga.  Their report also mentions the fact that a select, special group of people who have seen the rough cut of the film say that Rathbone gives a “breakout performance” in the telling of Jasper’s story.

Though we don’t learn much about Jackson’s Jasper Hale in “Twilight” and “New Moon,” his background is explored much more in “Eclipse.” “I’m excited for a step up with Jasper’s character,” Jackson said. “It’s been two, three years and now I get to kind of go outside and show a little bit more of what makes Jasper tick. We get to go into his back story — see where he came from, who he was before, what makes him who we see in the first film of ‘Twilight,’ what makes him seem like he’s always in pain, why he’s always in pain … because he is.”

Some of Jackson’s favorite scenes to film were the ones that explore Jasper’s origins. “Whenever we got to go into Jasper’s back story,” he said, “I got to don the Civil War regalia and ride a horse. It had been years since I’d been on a horse, so it was fun. I used to ride when I was in Texas.”



For all of you Team Jasper fans out there, today is your lucky day because we have another interview with that the man who plays the Southern gentleman vampire, Jasper Hale.  In a recent interview with, he discussed filming the scenes that tell Jasper’s story of his transformation and life before Alice as well as what it was like to film the fight scenes that everyone is anxious to see on the big screen.

Sounds like the type of turning scene your fans are going to love seeing. From the books and films, we know that vampires are turned with bites in various places; we’ve seen Carlisle, for example, bite Esme rather romantically on the neck to change her. So… can you tell us where exactly Maria bites Jasper?

Where does she bite him? Well, I don’t want to give everything away. I’ve got to keep some little secrets. [Laughs] I think people are going to be pretty happy about it.

Fair enough! Were there any particularly funny moments you had while filming Eclipse?

You know, whenever you get into these fight scenes it gets a little funny because you’re going after each other, and we’ve all been such good friends for three years now, so throwing a punch at your friend is kind of weird. Jasper has to train the Cullen family, so it was weird… I didn’t want to throw punches at Nikki Reed or Ashley [Greene]! It just didn’t feel right to me to hit a girl. I was raised very Southern, and that’s very wrong where I come from.


PETER FACINELLI INSPIRED BY SESAME STREET? is reporting that Peter Facinelli stated that The Count from Sesame Street inspired him in his role as Dr. Carlisle Cullen.  The article includes the following quote from Facinelli:

“I love The Count from Sesame Street,” he says. “He’s my favorite vampire.  I owe a lot to him for inspiring me and vampires everywhere!”


It’s a rather slow day now that the hubbub surrounding the New Moon DVD release has died down and the Eclipse trailer is out.  We’ll have to see what tomorrow holds!

It’s nice to see Jackson gaining a little bit of the spotlight and I’m sure that all of the members of Team Jasper wholeheartedly agree with me.  I am really looking forward to seeing Jasper’s story in the next movie.  (It doesn’t hurt  that this Southern girl loves a good-looking man in a uniform or on a horse…to see both is even better!)  I imagine that it could be very difficult for the guys to find it in themselves to throw punches at the girls during the scenes.  I wonder if the girls had any trouble?  Ha!

I can’t help but want to call bullsh** on the Peter Facinelli quote.  I can easily see him making that comment in jest and then some site running it as gospel.

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