First of all Jackson, I just want to say thank you so much for answering some of our questions. We at Phases are really excited to get to know you just a little bit more.
Phases: The question that I think everyone asks and fans always want to know is, have you read the books? If so, what do you like most about the books?
Jackson: I have read only the first book, I didn’t want to play anything that shouldn’t be revealed yet, a la Casablanca. However, I have studied my character’s personal background extensively using Wikipedia, various fan-sites, and especially picking Stephenie Meyers’ brain when I got to meet her before filming. She was extremely generous with information about Jasper and commended my desire to keep his character development as it is in the books, gradual. I
have cheated a little, though, and read parts of future books. I can’t help it… they’re so enticing.
Phases: Can you tell us anything about the audition process for the role of Jasper (multiple interviews, what did they have you read, etc)?
Jackson: I actually walked to the audition with my guitar, playing as I walked. I also wore my lucky cowboy boots.