'New Moon's' Alex Meraz On His Shirtless Werewolf Transformation Scene: 'It's Something Else!'
“Twilight” fans have been buzzing online about details coming from the set of sequel “New Moon,” currently filming in Vancouver – especially when it comes to members of the werewolf pack.
Access Hollywood caught up with actor Alex Meraz, who plays pack member Paul, Tuesday night at the premiere of “17 Again” in Hollywood, where the actor revealed some chilling details about working on the November-due film.
“It’s really cold in Vancouver and, you know, I have no shirt on,” Alex told Access. “[And] sometimes, not [even] shoes! I think the real acting is coming in and trying to act like I’m warm.”
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According to Alex, the reason he’s shirtless is going to delight fans who have been waiting to see a “Twilight” werewolf on the big screen.
“I filmed the transformation scene, which I’m gonna say right now… it’s something else,” he explained. “It’s going to be something to look forward to, for sure!”
Despite the frigid temperatures up North, Alex said he’s having a blast, especially with his co-stars.
“It’s been really good. The cast is just fantastic. The other guys are just really good.” He said. “I love spending time in Canada too. Canadians are just such loving people so it’s been really good.”
Luckily, as a new member of the franchise, Alex said he has not had to endure any hazing from his co-stars.
“They’ve been pretty good,” he told Access. “They’ve left me alone… they’re good people.”
Alex added that he considers “New Moon” director Chris Weitz “good people.”
In fact, he’s even buddied up with Chris before scenes for mini-workouts.
“I have to work out before takes and he kind of comes in, and he’ll grab two dumbbells and he tries working out [with] his little frail body. I try to teach him techniques,” Alex explained.
Despite Chris’ inability to bulk up like some of his cast, Alex loves working with the director.
“He’s amazing!” he added. “He’s so fun to work with, he’s very charismatic and he has a good time, everyone loves him.”
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