Eclipse News – Quileute tribe & Native American actors gets the spotlight thru Eclipse (Twilight) Films
Jones, who plays Leah Clearwater in “Eclipse,” said: “That’s also what excites me, is that we’re being put in front of primarily children and people who are in the process of defining their ideas of what Native Americans are. I think that’s probably the most valuable aspect of the way that Native Americans are portrayed in this film.”
Actor Chaske Spencer sees the “Twilight Saga” as a turning point for American Indians working in Hollywood.
Spencer and co-stars Alex Meraz and Julia Jones play Quileute tribal werewolves who can phase between human and wolf form at will. Despite the supernatural context, the actors see the Quileute portrayal as a well-deserved modernization of American Indian imagery.
“What I like about it is it has brought us to pop culture in a way that’s never been done before in film,” said the Tahlequah, Okla.-born Spencer, who plays Sam Uley in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and has Nez Perce, Sioux and Creek ancestry.
“We’ve been around for a while. I’ve been working for, like, 10 years, and these two have also been around and working, and what I like about it is it’s finally brought us to a place where we’re not always playing with the leather and feather. That’s how we paid our dues,” Spencer said.
“And I like also, and it’s kind of up to the media as well to accept us as other than being just the mystical figures and put on the leather and feather, and speaking like in a ‘rez’ accent all the time – because I’ve done that so many times. And the kids, the kids are more accepting of us than anything else. That’s what’s really cool.”
“And speaking more on that – it’s in a contemporary setting,” said Alex Meraz, who plays Paul. “Like Chaske was saying, leather-and-feather period piece, we don’t have bows and arrows. We don’t even have clothes, though.”
With all that phasing between human and giant wolf, the average Quileute in “Twilight” prefers to go shirtless rather than break the bank buying clothes. But on a serious note, Meraz said the portrayal of the Quileute tribe has brought attention to the real, non-shape-shifting tribe in La Push, Wash.
“The fascinating thing about portraying a tribe that actually does exist is that the stuff (‘Twilight’ series author) Stephenie (Meyer) had taken from the tribe, she kind of mixed it in the realm of fantasy,” said Meraz, whose family originates with the P’urhepecha tribe of northern Mexico.
“But now a lot of people are going to Washington state, they’re going to La Push where the Quileute tribe actually do reside in, and they’re learning more. They’re forced to ask questions, learn more about the culture. And I think that that’s great that they’re getting a spotlight to introduce and to tell the story, the real creation story. That’s important. I think that fans are so into it that they want to learn where this germinated from, the root of where the wolf pack comes from.”
OMG!! The Reunion scenes from The Twilight Saga: New Moon is here!!! Contain yourselves Twilighters as you’re gonna be thrilled! SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read New Moon, view them at your own risk!
And thanks to Twifans for the exclusive new photos from a new angle of the courtyard from the sets of New Moon.
You can check out the rest of the pics here.
Fianlly, there’s a video montage of the Reunion scene in order.
So Twilighters, what do you think of the Reunion scene?
Good Morning! A bunch of news for you to catch up on while we release our Rob’s Birthday Wishes video later in the day!
Hallmark now has Twilight related E-Cards. Currently there’s 2 version: Twilight Mind-Reading & Twilight Celebrate ’til Twilight (Happy Birthday). Each card cost $0.99 cents. Thanks to Stacey who shared this with Twilight Lexicon.
That said, Perez Hilton reported that the actor was spotted leaving the Los Angeles home of director Peter Berg yesterday while on a break from the ongoing “New Moon” shoot. Berg and Pattinson may very well just be friends, but this fanboy is hoping that the two met to discuss the actor’s possible involvement in Berg’s upcoming “Dune” remake.
Fan’s Tattoo of Robert Pattinson’s signature a little too far, from Twilight Examiner:
A fan by the name of Stephanie posted this photograph on her Twitter account. It is of her wrist, tattooed with the signature of Robert Pattinson. While it is not unheard of, or completely extraordinary to have signatures or insignia tattooed on one’s body (I’ve seen the likes of Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon autographed into the skin of die-hard fans, and even the Earth symbol from Dan Brown’s book Angels & Demons etched into someone’s arm), but is this taking fandom of Pattinson too far, or is the decision completely ordinary?
And for those who missed out on How To Be’s premiere in Singapore last month, enjoy this movie clip below:
Thanks to NetworkReleasing!
Nikki Reed headed to Italy? Yes, that’s absolutely right. She tells MTV this:
“Put it this way: I am not in any of the scenes in Italy, but we’ve already made sure that I am going to Italy while they shoot that,because I am sort of obsessed with that portion of the book…”
Lainey shares with us pictures of Vampires in the City:
Yes, that’s Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene, Cameron Bright and Jamie Campbell right there!