Even if they haven’t seen one of the first two “Twilight” movies, the American public pretty much recognize franchise stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner anywhere. There are three other “Twilight” stars, however, who might have secondary roles in the popular vampire series, but are already making waves in the movie world.
Only two days after “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” opens, Jackson Rathbone (better known as good vampire Jasper Hale) will appear in M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender” as Sokka. His big screen girlfriend, Ashley Greene (aka Alice Cullen) has four movies in the can including “Butter” with Jennifer Garner and Hugh Jackman, Sundance selection “Skateland,” “The Apparition” with “Gossip Girl’s” Sebastian Stan and “Warrior” featuring Adam Beach and the third member of the mini-“Twilight” trio, Kellan Lutz. Lutz, who is the brash, but fun loving Emmet Cullen had a featured role in last April’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and literally just finished production on “The Immortals” where he played the god Poseidon alongside such thespians as John Hurt, Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto and Henry Cavill. Clearly, these vampires aren’t going anywhere and its not just because they will all reprise their roles in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1 and 2.”
Speaking to the trio almost two weeks ago, it was clear they all relished the opportunity to expand their characters presence in “Eclipse” after having little to do in the first two films. Rathbone in particular was lucky enough to have Jasper’s vampire origin revealed in a well shot flashback, but all three stars have prominent moments in some major action scenes throughout the film. Unfortunately, that meant some real bumps and bruises during the shoot. Can you guess which of the three ended up clocking the other in the temple? To find out, watch the video embedded above this post. Happily, there no permanent damage was done.
For photos of the stars and their cast mates from the premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” click here.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” opens nationwide and on IMAX on June 30.