As the second chapter of the Twilight franchise: New Moon looms on the horizon, die hard fans (or Twi-hards) have been lining up across the country to catch a glimpse of the faces behind the stars as they embark on a cross-country mall promotional tour.
Last week, Edi Gathegi who portrays the foreboding, dread-headed vampire Laurent and Jamie Campbell Bower, whose character Caius is introduced in the latest film greeted fans and responded to questions in a Q&A session held at the Mall of Georgia. Gathegi and Bower sat down briefly to discuss the making of the latest feature film and their own fascination with the series. The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens Fri., Nov. 20.
Was it easier to get into character this time around since youve played Laurent before?
Gathegi: It was definitely easier but initially it was very difficult because hes described as having a slightly French accent and French is the accent that is hardest for me. Its sort of impossible to do a slight French accent when you cant even do a regular accent, so I had to learn the accent and then scale it back which was a challenge. So for the second film most of the work had already been done, I just stepped in put myself in a new situation and just trusted Chris Weitzs directing.
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