You’ve probably seen these three talented New Moon actors outside of the vampire and werewolf zone — 24-year-old Kellan Lutz (who plays Robert Pattinson’s vampire brother, Emmett Cullen) was previously known as one of those scantily clad Abercrombie & Fitch models, while 22-year-old Nikki Reed (who plays his partner, Rosalie Hale) was acclaimed for Lords of Dogtown, Mini’s First Time and Thirteen (which she co-wrote the screenplay for back in 2003) and 24-year-old Midland, Texas, boy Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Hale) is a former Disney Channel 411 star who just played a Norwegian heavy metal murderer in Lord of Chaos.
These Hollywood young guns gave BettyConfidential the inside scoop on the New Moon “bootie” shots, Jackson’s Twitter imposter and Taylor Lautner’s shirtless scenes.
BettyConfidential: Hello everyone. Nice to talk to you all. I am dying to ask some general questions about New Moon. The first one is about the camaraderie between the cast members. I have spoken to some of your fellow actors and they say that you are like one big family. I know you’re all around the same age, but what do you think the real reason is?
Kellan: Well, I really think that Catherine [Hardwicke, the director of Twilight] did an amazing job with casting people who are similar to their characters and talented, but really, what it comes down to is that we are all really down-to-earth and have a great head on our shoulders. So it is really nice for all of us to stay humble and not get ego-tripped with everything that comes with the success of Twilight and the fans who have shown so much love and support. We are just a great group of actors and we’re real and it is great to have that camaraderie and hang out on and off set in Vancouver, LA or Portland. It is a really close-knit family.