Which of the New Moon cast would you choose to help in fight?
Kellan: None. I wouldn’t need the help in a fight!
Which member of the cast would you get to style you?
Kellan: Alex Meraz, who plays one of the werewolves, has good style.
Ashley: Rachelle Lefevre, although Kristen and I have the same taste in jeans
Who in the cast would you go to for relationship advice?
Kellan: Ashley Greene. We’re very close and it’s great to have someone especially as you work with them, just to talk to for advice.
Nikki: Elizabeth Reaser. She has a good head on her shoulders
Ashley: I ask Kellan a lot about guys because he’s honest with me and she’s new but Bryce Dallas Howard is really nurturing and kind of motherly.
Jackson: Peter Facinelli. He’s got a wife, kids, beautiful home. That’s gorgeous. Someday hopefully, I’m taking tips from him.
Is it intimidating playing a character that’s already loved by so many people?
It is intimidating. It also adds a lot of fun to it. There’s so much out there that fans have done with fan fiction, a lot of their abilities with photoshop. It’s incredible the amount of stuff they’ve put out there. For me, and I know a lot of the other castmates as well have read up on our characters and have read these fan fiction pieces. Pretty much everything they feel about these characters we feel about them now as well. I really appreciate it.
What do you like best about playing Jasper?
Jasper is very conservative in a lot of ways, in terms of how he projects himself around humans, because he’s not comfortable around humans yet. It’s a lot of fun to play someone on the verge of breaking because you have to hold back and it’s interesting because there’s always something going on with Jasper. He’s trying to become a good vampire. He’s at a place where most of the other vampires, in terms of the Cullen family, have already gone through it and he’s kind of that weird missing link between James and Dr. Cullen, I feel.
In January 2009, the Brazilian Twilight podcast Volvocast had the opportunity to interview Jackson. Here follows the interview transcript.
Ily (Interviewer): Hello, is this Jackson?
Jackson: Yes it is Jackson.
Ily: Hi Jackson, this is Ily from Volvocast, the Brazilian ‘Twilight’ podcast.
Jackson: Ohh hello, how are you doing?
Ily: I’m fine, and you?
Jackson: I’m doing well, doing well, had a good New Year’s, how was yours? Continue reading
Transcript from the recent interview with Jackson at the 100 Monkeys gig at Backstage Lounge, Vancouver. The conversation is mumbled in some parts, but this is the bulk of it!
Interviewer: You been having a lot of fun with the cast yet?
Jackson: Yeah, man…
Interviewer: Party every night?
Jackson: Party, dude… We have a lot of work to do…
Jackson Rathbone is drenched in blood from head to toe, and being dragged down a flight of cellar stairs. Somewhere, a million Twilighter hearts are weeping for the hunky young star of their favorite blockbuster. But somewhere else, horror maestro Clive Barker is smiling a wicked grin.
When MTV News recently visited the London set of “Dread,” based on a short story by the twisted mind behind “Hellraiser” and “Candyman,” things weren’t looking good for the 23-year-old actor who shot to stardom last month portraying earnest vampire Jasper Hale. But, as Jackson was eager to tell us, life has never been better.
Love the guys of Twilight? Check out this exclusive interview where they open up about everything from dating to their food addictions.
“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.