Video:Eclipse Gil Birmingham and Tyson Houseman Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
The Wolf Pack was well represented at the premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,' with the members of the pack - including Gil Birmingham and Tyson Houseman - hitting the black carpet at the LA Film Festival to chat up the movie.See Transcript
Transcript:Eclipse Gil Birmingham and Tyson Houseman InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the LA premiere of Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Gil Birmingham - 'Billy' in The Twilight Saga: EclipseHow does this compare to the others?
Gil Birmingham: "I don't remember the others."
Why don't you remember the others?
Gil Birmingham: "It's all a blur to me. It's that after-party. It's some kind of amnesia. It's just amazing, you know? It's kind of like having a reunion again. The fans are just amazing. They thrust us into pop culture and pop phenomena. It's just a privilege to be a part of it."
In the movie you team up with your enemy for the common good. How did you feel about it?
Gil Birmingham: "I think it's great. Stephenie's just done such a wonderful job in structuring the story that has all these fascinating turns. To imagine the Quileute people joining forces with the vampires to fight another vampire, how would have thunk it?"
You just can't do that in real life.
Gil Birmingham: "No, that's why the imagination's so wonderful."
Chaske was saying that...
Gil Birmingham: "Chaske Spencer?"
Yes, he's a good dude. I was talking to him at the junket and he was telling me this movie has opened up opportunities for Native American actors. Do you think it has?
Gil Birmingham: "I think it has. I'm just especially pleased that it's got a contemporary representation and that these young stars are going to be able to present themselves as real people and real Native American representations that way it is - real."
Isn't it strange that it's a teen vampire franchise that brought them to contemporary...?
Gil Birmingham: "Yeah. Sometimes it's just the strangest things that are going to bring things to light, you know? They don't make sense in how they came to be, but you roll with it."
What sets Eclipse apart from the other movies?
Gil Birmingham: "I think it's the action. There's going to be a lot more action. David Slade brought a vision to this thing that was a little more impactful with the action. And of course the story lends itself to that to begin with."
Tyson Houseman - 'Quil' in Twilight and New MoonTell me about being a part of the wolf pack because this is the first time you get to be a part of it.
Tyson Houseman: "Yeah, it is. My character gets to join the wolf pack, which is really exciting. I'm in a lot of the wolf pack scenes. I get to rip my shirt off and run around, you know, wolf pack stuff."
As an actor, you're excited to rip your shirt off? Is that a good thing?
Tyson Houseman: "I don't know if I was actually that excited. It was freezing cold out there. I was pretty nervous about taking my shirt off."
David Slade has a different interpretation of things than Chris Weitz did. How did he change you on the set or how did it affect you?
Tyson Houseman: "This is a more dark film. It just fits with the book - it's a dark book. So you got that feeling being on set, like without even really trying to do it or without feeling it. It envelops you. When you're in the moment, when you're doing the scene, when you're doing the work, after a while you're like, 'Wow, this is scary. This is ominous. There's a very dark feeling around.'"
Does it feel more like you're on a horror movie set this time than what you were on before, which was probably more like a romance?
Tyson Houseman: "Well, I never really felt that much like it was a horror movie but that was probably because we had the rest of the wolf pack and the rest of the cast just kind of goofing around and being high energy guys. Like they're so much fun to hang out with. They always brought the energy up on set."
BooBoo Stewart and Julia Jones are new this time. Is there a wolf pack initiation that you guys do to the new guys coming on?
Tyson Houseman: "Not really. They're great. We've got to welcome the wolf pack members."
You have to embrace your fellow wolves.
Tyson Houseman: "Yeah. This isn't like a mean fraternity."
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