Meet Twilight’s Newest Vampire, Xavier Samuel

Aussie actor Xavier Samuel, who plays newborn vampire Riley in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” recently spoke with about becoming a member of the mega-successful franchise.   Here’s an excerpt of the interview from The Vancouver Sun:

Q. Was it intimidating to step into a huge franchise?

A. I think if you thought about it too much you’d drive yourself crazy. I just kind of focused on doing the best job I could do. And what eased that was everyone I met and worked with were just so down to earth and focused on doing a good job also.

Q. What was it like working with David Slade?

A. I think he’s done such an amazing job. He really got a good grip on the darker side of the book. He did a film called Hard Candy; did you see it?

Q. The opening scene with you is intense. It definitely sets the tone for the rest of the movie.

A. Yeah, it was intense to shoot it, too. We were down at the docks and they had these rain machines and it was really slippery. It’s a great introduction to the character.

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New Harry Potter Trailer to Show Before “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Warner Bros. has confirmed the new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will make its debut at screenings of Eclipse when that film opens on June 30. This is not, repeat, is not, the same trailer anxious fans saw during the MTV movie awards. If you aren’t a Twilight fan, you’ll have to wait to see the newest Potter trailer online on Monday, June 28.


Nikki Reed’s Little Brother Interviews Her On the Black Carpet

Nikki Reed’s little brother, Joey, had a question for the star on the black carpet during the premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” on Thursday night.   Check out the video from MTV below.

“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” Now 2010’s Top Advance Ticket Seller

from Entertainment Weekly:

Well, here’s at least one record The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will break. Fandango confirms to EW that Eclipse is now the year’s top advance ticket-seller on its site. More than 52 percent of daily ticket sales are currently Eclipse, and the movie has been among the Top 5 in ticket sales every day since May 14, when tickets first went on sale. also confirms Eclipse now tops its advance-seller list for 2010, as first reported by Deadline Hollywood, and that the movie is currently accounting for more than 50 percent of all daily ticket sales there as well.

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Highlights from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” Premiere

If you missed the live streaming of the premiere on Thursday night, you can catch the highlights in this video from MySpace including black carpet interviews with the stars, David Slade, and Stephenie Meyer.

Even though the new Harry Potter trailer will be online on Monday, I can’t wait to see it on the big screen on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning! I can’t believe that the debut is just a few days away!!!

So…Eclipse is the biggest advance-seller of the year.  Do you already have your tickets?  If not, do you plan to buy them ahead of time?

The more that I read and hear from Xavier Samuel, the more I’m looking forward to seeing his portrayal of Riley.  Reading the Bree Tanner novella has really given me some insight into what was happening in Seattle and what we might expect to see in the movie.

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