My West Texas has posted their full interview with Jackson on their site. Here’s a snippet of the interview. Check out the entire interview at their site.
Former Midlander Monroe Jackson Rathbone V is in a soon-to-be-released family film, “Cowgirls N Angels,” which the Trinity School Senior Girls Club hopes to bring to Midland’s Hollywood Tall City 14 Sept. 13. To do so, 100 tickets must be pre-sold by Thursday.
Rathbone, who played Jasper Cullen in the “Twilight” films, was first seen by an audience on the Midland Community Theatre stage.
“The first role was in ‘Christmas Carol,’ two years,” Rathbone said in a telephone interview from his home in California. “Then I did ‘Grease, the Musical.’ I had to learn how to sing and play guitar and act and dance all for the same production.”
He knew as a teenager he wanted to be a professional actor.
“I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was about 13, 14 years old, and I did my audition for the Pickwick Players,” said Rathbone, who is the son of Midlanders Randee and Monroe Jackson “Jack” Rathbone IV and the brother of Brittney Rathbone. “And I got in doing a little monologue from Saturday Night Live.
“I just loved the feeling of being up on-stage and being able to capture the imagination of an audience, to be able to bring people joy and laughter, to be able to tell people a story, that’s always what’s motivated me.”