We hopped on the phone this week with Twilight Saga star Kiowa Gordon, who is best known for playing Jacob Black’s werewolf BFF Embry in everyone’s favorite uber-franchise. Did you know Kiowa scored the role (out of thousands) at an open audition, after Stephenie Meyer - his friend from church - encouraged him to give it a go? That should tell you how much talent this kid’s got tucked away in his back pocket.
Kiowa - who will be at Comic-Con this weekend! - was gracious enough to gab with us for a while about shooting those barefoot werewolf scenes (they have special foot padding!), his musical aspirations with his band Touche and his favorite lady character in the Twilight Saga. Hint: he likes his real-life girlfriend best.
TheFABlife: Are you touring right now with your band Touche?
Kiowa: We’re just easing up on the touring right now because we have to look back and think about what we’re doing and just start out fresh right now.
TFL: So are you taking a break musically or are you kind of reassessing everything? Your band is still working together?
KG: Yeah definitely, we’re just reassessing things and we’re still going to go strong.
TFL: How has being in the Twilight movies impacted your musical career with Touche?
KG: We have played shows and Twilight conventions in LA. There seems to be a really big following there and they love it and they want to support me in what I do too. So I let them grab a hold of it and see what they can do with it. It helps our fan base and our publicity a lot. We actually went out a day before the Eclipse premiere and they were all camped out there, like crazy fans do and we came out and played a little acoustic show for them. It was pretty cool and it was really magical.
TFL: Do you find out that Twilight fans are limitless in their support? Like if you were to start painting, they would probably support that too?
KG: Yeah, definitely. Actually one of our pack brothers Alex Meraz, he actually does painting and he sells them at the Twilight conventions he goes to.
[Ed. Note: I am a huge Twi-nerd and I did not know this tidbit. But here's a pic of Alex Meraz painting! Unrelated: he is a hunk.]
TFL: I know your cast is super musical. Rob had a single on the first soundtrack, Billy just put out an album, Kristen and Nikki play music and now you’re in a band. Who would you vote most musical in the Twilight cast?
KG: I would say Jackson.
TFL: Oh of course! Jackson is in 100 Monkeys. Fail on my part.
KG: Yeah definitely Jackson. He’s a great guy and his music, I like it.
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