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.