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“I stay away from Facebook and MySpace. Whenever I go out with a friend, they’re like ‘I didn’t know you had a MySpace.’ I don’t have a MySpace. There’s actually three MySpaces for Jackson Rathbone. I don’t know who these people are but they’re not me!”
We caught up with Jackson Rathbone right before Twilight hit theaters. Here’s what he had to say…
TEEN: In the movie they never talk about Jasper’s vampire abilities. Why?
Jackson: Well it doesn’t really come out too much in the book. It’s one of those things were it’s understood but in the third book it really comes out like the back story and everything. I think one of the things we didn’t want to get too much into was focusing on all the other vampires. We wanted really to establish this relationship and how she (Bella) gets sucked into the world of the Cullen family and once she’s in the world that’s when things kind of start coming out.
One of the things about Jasper is he doesn’t use the ability all the time. It’s something that he’s very strict about using because it’s like an invasion of privacy to make someone feel something, to manipulate emotions.
Jackson Rathbone (‘Jasper’) plays a vampire who has the ability to manipulate emotions in the big screen adaptation of Twilight, the bestselling book by Stephenie Meyer. At Twilight‘s Los Angeles premiere – surrounded by hundreds of fans who didn’t stop screaming for three hours – Rathbone talked about Meyer’s take on vampire mythology.
So we don’t really see his special powers in this one.
Jackson Rathbone: “Oh no.”
Q. Peter can you talk about your look in this movie…the physical transformation.
Peter Facinelli: We did like a week of testing all the different kinds of makeup. The makeup team was phenomenal and the actors were very patient. We worked it out. But they had some kind of gadget from Japan and it was like an ionizer and it was weird because, as they put the makeup on you, if they touched you, you would get shocked. It was one of the those things were you had to be very careful but, then again, it was early in the morning so if you did get shocked, it kind of woke you up a little bit. The makeup was part of the transformation. For me it was blonde in a bottle. That took a good day at the salon.
Jackson Rathbone, 23, plays Jasper Cullen, Alice’s vampire love, who has a strong conscience. Rathbone had the lead role on the television series Beautiful People and a part on The O.C.
VF Daily: Had you read the “Twilight” books before getting the script?
Jackson Rathbone: No, but many friends of mine had and filled me in on the story. Then I read Twilight and I saw what all the fuss was about. Once I landed the role of Jasper, all my cousins wrote me—I have a huge family—and told me how excited they were that I was in the movie because they loved the books so much.
When you’re an actor and fans are shrieking and rioting every time you go out in public, it’s a good indication that your career is taking a turn for the better.
Even the haters wouldn’t dare debate the notion that a bright, shining spotlight is now focused on the young stars of “Twilight.” The question is: Where do they go from here? On Tuesday (November 25), we took a peek into the immediate future of Robert Pattinson. Looking at his co-stars’ calendars, we find a similarly intriguing mix — this time filled with pet projects, 3-D slasher flicks and gender-bending dramas.
Born in Singapore, 23-year-old Jackson Rathbone spent time in Indonesia, London, Connecticut, California and Norway before he finally settled in Texas. After discovering his initial love for acting while he was doing local theater, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue it as a full-time career. With a resume that is divided between film and television work, Rathbone, who also enjoys writing and performing music, is currently garnering attention for his role as Jasper in Twilight, the highly anticipated film, based on the Young Adult vampire book series by Stephenie Meyer.
Rathbone recently spoke to MediaBlvd Magazine about what it’s like to be involved with such a high-profile project.
Lately, we’ve been doing a lot of talking about “Breaking Dawn,” the best-selling latest novel from Stephenie Meyer — which seems only right, since the eyes of Twilight Nation have been buried deep in its pages for the past few weeks.
But with the recent announcement that the “Twilight” movie has slipped into the high-profile release date that “Harry Potter” left wide open, this week’s “Twilight” Tuesday returns the focus where it belongs: the eagerly anticipated film that is now only 94 (!) days away.
Even though you probably wouldn’t mind Jackson Rathbone sucking on your neck, he (unfortunately) plays a politically correct vampire who refuses to feast on human blood in this month’s much-hyped film version of Twilight based on Stephenie Meyer’s novels about love between mortals and the undead. We guess we’ll just have to learn to appreciate Rathbone for his acting chops and musical skills, instead.
This Twilight hottie opens up about girls, being a rebel and the role he’s dying to play!
1. When was your first kiss?
When I was 13, I was dating a girl two years older than me. We were in a movie theater and got about thirty minutes into the movie (Titanic) and she made the first move. I was very shy and probably wouldn’t have ever made the first move, so, well, it rocked my world. We dated on and off for two years. I heard she recently got married, so I won’t say her name, but she still holds a special place in my heart.