Hollywood.com had the chance to catch up with New Moon’s Caius, played by Jamie Campbell Bower during a set visit. Below is an excerpt from the interview:
Your character, Caius, wants Bella dead the most. How much of that will we see in the film? Jamie Campbell Bower: As in the book, the Volturri play a small but necessary part in this film. They come much more into play in the fourth film. I’m playing Caius very angry and agitated with the world, I suppose. Just glaring looks. You’ll see as much as you read in the books.
Do you think Caius is agitated because he’s the only vampire of the three who doesn’t have a power? JCB: He doesn’t have a power! He’s just pissed off about that! He’s so angry! He doesn’t like Bella because he can’t eat her. He’s not happy about that. Why is she there if he can’t eat her? What’s the point? What power would you give him, if you could? JCB: I’d give him the power of love.
Did they make you audition for the role? JCB: They did! They did make me audition. Disgraceful, isn’t it. Shocking!
♦Hollywood.com also has a detailed time line of everything that went down during their stay on the New Moon set in Vancouver. Here’s part of it:
May 7, 2009,3:04PMThe Vancouver afternoon is wet and gloomy. The peaks of the North Shore Mountains are obscured in fog. This is weather that might lure out a vampire. Or so I hope. I’m in Vancouver to find them.
Amid the gas stations, superstores and baseball fields of the industrial south side of the city is Vancouver Sound Studios. Our van rolls into the parking lot, and suddenly, I am at the epicenter of a worldwide sensation and a billion teenage (and middleage and every other age) fantasies.
This is the set of New Moon.
3:36PMOur passes for the day say “USM,” for “Untitled Sports Movie.” Seems New Moon, which has been filming here and around Vancouver since March 23, is a major covert operation.
3:37PMThe five other reporters and I are escorted onto Stage B. The soundstage is a massive warehouse filled by a nearly-as-massive set. On its outside, the structure looks like a plywood shell, but a glimpse through the door reveals an ornate marble palace very similar in appearance to a traditional Italian cathedral. I have entered the Volturri lair.
3:40PMA bank of monitors display what New Moon director Chris Weitz is filming on the other side of the wall. Onscreen now are Dakota Fanning and Cameron Bright, both TwilightSaga newbies, sporting deathly pallors and red contact lenses. The pretty woman with the long glossy hair sitting to my right is Stephenie Meyer. The only way I could get closer to central command of the Twilight universe would be to climb on her lap and ask her to tell me a story.
3:45PMMichael Sheen, as the Volturi leader Aro, taunts Edward on the other side of wall. The scene goes like this:
Aro: “Let’s see if she’s immune to all of us, shall we Jane.”
[Cut to Dakota. Her black-rimmed red-centered eyes coordinate with her evil little smirk. Sinister. Whoever she’s directing her gaze towards — presumably Bella — is in for a world of hurt. Jane’s power is the ability to inflict pain.]