It is refreshing to see pics and interviews with Mama Cullen (aka Elizabeth Reaser). Not too much is reported on her and she really is one awesome chick. Despite playing a very motherly role, she is actually quite the opposite in real life she states.
This is an interview and pics from back in June 2010.
In the New York Daily News Interview she says:
On being a vamp: “With Esme, most of the time we see these great, loving, motherly, warm qualities in her. But that’s just because her life’s going really well for the most part. In this movie, her family is in danger, so suddenly she has to kick into vampire mode. She’s fast and murderous and powerful and can kill people if she has to. Now that Bella’s in danger, which endangers our whole family, she has to kick some ass.”
On playing a mom: “It’s funny to me that I do play a lot of mothers. And it’s interesting that people see me as that. I’m curious if I have some sort of warmth or something that I’m communicating. I’m not a mother, and I don’t think in that way, so it’s been a challenge.”