'Eclipse' Star Bronson Pelletier Assaulted, Nose Broken at 'Twilight' Convention
posted 11/20/2010 10:51AM
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As werewolf Jared in the 'Twilight' saga, 23-year-old Bronson Pelletier can count on a pack of support in a showdown. But faced with some real-life foes at a recent 'Twilight' convention in England, the young Canadian actor found himself in a very scary situation.
Four men, who were allegedly drunk guests at a nearby wedding in the same venue, attacked Pelletier in the men's room of a Hilton hotel where he was a main attraction at 'Eternal Twilight 4,' a fan expo packed with teenage girls in Birmingham, about 120 miles from London (Peter Facinelli was the biggest 'Twilight' star originally booked to appear, but was ultimately a no-show).
Pelletier suffered a broken nose in the confrontation, during which the men reportedly struck and headbutted him until he was able to escape. Police chased the suspects, and witnesses say cops used a Taser to restrain one. All four were arrested on suspicion of assault; two have since been released and two were granted bail, pending further investigation. The motive for the attack has not been made public.
A source told the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph, according to WENN, "Bronson was really angry and upset. These guys were very nasty. They were so drunk, they probably didn't even realize they were picking on a Hollywood actor."
The 5'11" actor, who will soon be seen in the two-part 'Breaking Dawn' films currently in production, visited a New Zealand convention last year and told a local news outlet about his efforts to buff up, as he prepped for his debut in the franchise, 2009's 'Twilight' sequel 'New Moon': "We worked out an hour and a half each day, we were doing stuff like Muay Thai, Brazilian jujitsu, conditioning strength training -- it was pretty intense stuff."