Go behind the scenes at the Vanity Fair photo shoot with the vampire and werewolf ladies of the Eclipse Movie! Check out Nikki Reed, Dakota Fanning, Julia Jones & Bryce Dallas Howard being gorgeous for Vanity Fair.
Here are some pics of Eclipse star Julia Jones who plays werewolf Leah Clearwater! Below is an interview to go with them!
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Julia Jones, shown at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, says that when she arrived on the “Eclipse” set, she was immediately impressed by the professionalism of her younger co-stars, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner. “My overall observation was that they just have it down. Kristen steps in and out of character. Rob – same thing. Taylor, too. It’s been incredible on a bunch of levels.” Of meeting heartthrob Pattinson, Jones said: “It did throw me a little bit when I was introduced to Rob and he had a British accent. I was like, oh right, he’s British.”
Jamaica Plain native Jones attended “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” premiere in November. She said she was overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of fans who were going crazy for her werewolf co-stars on the red carpet. Jones told the Globe, “The funny thing is that because I hadn’t done any press and had just finished filming my first installment, nobody recognized me.”
Jones knows that her upcoming role in “Eclipse” will probably open many doors in Hollywood. “I’ve definitely noticed that I have a lot more meetings, and meeting people who probably wouldn’t have taken the time out of their busy schedules to meet me six months ago. I’m sure it is easier to get me in on certain projects.”
Jones says “Twlight” fans shouldn’t be worried about “Eclipse.” She promises it will be good – and true to the series. “It’s going to look so cool,” Jones said, beaming. “That’s one of my favorite parts of this franchise – each one of the installments is a completely different movie. They can get away with that because they have Melissa Rosenberg, the same screenwriter, and they have [author] Stephenie Meyer, who has enough input.”
Acting wasn’t Meraz’s first ambition: At eighteen, he left his home in Mesa, Arizona to join the circus. “Literally,” he insisted. “I was a dancer, and I wanted to train to be in Cirque de Soleil.” Things didn’t exactly go according to plan. “I moved to San Francisco, thinking that I would take the city by storm; cut to two weeks later, and I’m bagging groceries at Whole Foods.” Luckily, it wasn’t long before a chance meeting with an older actor who ultimately became his mentor led to a small role in Terrence Malick’s The New World. In Eclipse he plays Paul, a friend of Taylor Lautner’s Jacob. “On New Moon, we could hang out—go to dinner, go to the gym. But by the time we shot this movie, we had to do all this secret text messaging, and meet at abandoned restaurants. It was pretty bizarre, but I’m proud of him.”
“Twilight’s a star-maker.”
All four of the actors reported that getting cast in a Twilight flick has already had a transformative effect on their careers: Alex Meraz recently nabbed a starring role in the new film from Kids auteur Larry Clark, and Julia Jones’s next movie is the big-budget video game adaptation Jonah Hex. “It’s a star-maker,” Spencer said of the series. “It’s definitely opened a lot of doors.”
“A new Native America.”
Spencer said he’s played his share of historical American Indian characters—what he half-jokingly called “the leather and feather” parts. “What’s cool about New Moon,” he explained, “is that we’re in a contemporary setting.” Korey agreed: “I think it’s important for people to know that there is a Native American community that’s very vibrant, and very now. We’re sort of like a new Native America.”
“She’s the caretaker.”
Brooklyn-based Spencer admitted that he auditioned for “pretty much all of the [Quileute] roles” before finally being cast as pack leader Sam. “I looked in the book, and saw how big a part it was, and was like, ‘I’ll take it,’” he said. Korey’s character, Emily, is Sam’s fiancée: A Makah Indian, she’s actually not able to transition into a wolf. “She’s sort of the caretaker,” Korey noted, before adding that she doesn’t feel she missed out as a result of playing the only non-magical member of the pack. “I don’t feel any different from them. The wolf scenes are all CGI anyway!”
“It feels like family.”
According to Alex Meraz, a 25-year-old who appears in the upcoming third installment of the blockbuster Twilight series, the actors who play the so-called “Wolf Pack”—a group of American Indian shape-shifters—became as close as their characters almost as soon as they arrived on set. “We really rely on each other for support,” he said. “It feels like family.” His co-stars Tinsel Korey, 30, Chaske Spencer, 35, and Julia Jones, 29, agreed: “I felt, kind of instantly, like we had so much in common,” Jones said. Being in an intensely-hyped Twilight flick, she explained, “is a really specific kind of experience. We all feel we’re in the same boat.” (From Left: Meraz, Korey, Spencer, and Jones.)
This is you. This is your role.
The Eclipse casting directors weren’t the first to think Jones, a part-time model and Columbia graduate, was perfect for the part of Leah, the only female wolf. “One of my closest friends read the books before the first movie came out,” she reported, “and she always said, ‘This is going to be you. This is your role.’” Nevertheless, Jones admits to some trepidation about taking on Twilight. “Everybody has an idea of who the character is in their mind, and there’s no way I’m going to be that person for everyone,” she explained. “I just have to hope that the way I bring Leah to life wins people over.”
In the June issue of InStyle Magazine they feature Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Julia Jones, Tinsel Korey, Alex Meraz and Chaske Spencer. Here are the scans thanks to BlackPack! You can click, then click again to make it bigger and read the articles accompanying the pics.
Julia Jones, who plays female wolf member Leah CLearwater in the Twilight Saga, attended the NYLON & YouTube Young Hollywood Party at the Roosevelt Hotel on May 12, 2010 in Hollywood, California. She looks fierce!