Sparkle for Twilight: Blog Update! When it comes to The Twilight Saga, I have to admit even I can't keep track of all these new cast members. Or really, it's that I don't really care enough to. Noot Seear? You appeared in the movie for one line but there's been tons of buzz about you--E! Fashion Police even picked you out to commend your outfit at the New Moon premiere. With the exception of Dakota Fanning (you were in New Moon for a total of about five minutes, but YOU WERE AWESOME), I really have no motivation in reading up about news on Kirsten Prout, Jodelle Ferland, Bronson Pelletier, or Tyson Houseman (yeah--who? is right).
Just because you're all going to be in a movie franchise based on a book series that I am absolutely infatuated by, doesn't automatically mean your name's gonna grab my attention. There are too many of you up-and-coming actors to remember. I can't even remember the roles you're going to play because I may or may not have skimmed hastily over your secondary character in the books because you weren't Edward or Bella or even Charlie.
Like the Volturi, for example. Who did Charlie Bewley play again? I still couldn't tell you the name of the actor who played that one that looked like Frankenstein on steroids, even though I've seen the movie three times now. However, maybe that should change.
Before New Moon, I couldn't care more or less about Michael Sheen. Yes, he was in Frost/Nixon and was absolutely Oscar-worthy, but I didn't even see that movie.
So the only thing I actually recalled about Michael Sheen was that episode of Punk'd when he played a prank on his gorgeous ex-wife, Kate Beckinsale. (This is actually really hilarious, so I'm sorry I couldn't find a better quality video!)
But that all changed when I saw his interview on The Bonnie Hunt Show this week. If this were just another interview, I would have just skipped it. Only I watched because I kind of love Bonnie Hunt. She is just so down-to-earth and genuine, that I love seeing her interact with her guests.
Bonnie got Michael to talk about his daughter, who is a huge fan of these books. He said that when he told her over dinner that he was going to play Aro in New Moon, he braced himself for her reaction because he wasn't sure if she'd be excited or get mad that her dad was getting in on her thing. He said she froze midway while eating, and a tear rolled down her cheek before she then punched him. The story was cute and it made me laugh.
There isn't a full clip of the interview online but here is the other half of it, which is equally entertaining about him meeting the Queen.
Here's another funny interview with his daughter, Lily, at the New Moon premiere. Ryan asks her how it was to see her father as Aro, and she remarks about how she thought he should've been bald!
Anyway there's just something about a family man, and now I see that he is completely charming and charismatic so now he's officially on my radar of people to watch.
**And just a reminder of today's DVR settings**
Ashley on Jimmy Kimmel
Peter on Alexa Chung
Nikki on Bonnie Hunt: thanks Karin for sending the advance pics (cred: Warner Bros)!