Noel Fisher (aka Breaking Dawn's Vladimir) talks Mackenzie Foy, Bill Condon, the script, and more...

MovieLine got a quick car ride interview jam-packed with great information with Noel Fisher who plays Vladimir in Breaking Dawn. 

Your character in Breaking Dawn is an ancient Romanian vampire. What was your approach to the character of Vladimir when you auditioned?
I read the book, re-watched the movies. I watched some other vampire movies and really tried to immerse myself in the Twilight world and this idea of being so ancient. I play a vampire that’s very old.

It seems as though this kind of character would offer a new challenge especially to a young actor, in that you get to play a very, very old soul. Vladimir has been around for centuries and has even ruled the vampire world.
Again, the script was done in a really great way, and Stephenie [Meyer] wrote the characters in a great way so that they are quite different from the rest of the vampires we’ve seen. They come from a much more vicious, kind of ruthless period of time. He’s been a lot of fun to play.

Vladimir has a Romanian vampire buddy, Stefan. Is it fair to call them hetero vampire life partners, a la Jay and Silent Bob?
Yes! Well, they’re kind of brothers in arms, that’s how I would describe it. They’re the only two remaining Romanian vampires left, I believe, so they are kind of brothers in their need for vengeance and that’s what keeps us going.

Your character, Vladimir, interacts a bit with the Renesmee character in Breaking Dawn, who’s played by Mackenzie Foy —
Who is awesome, by the way. She is fantastic. She’s just a beautiful little soul, and she’s going to be awesome. I can’t wait for everyone to get to meet her.

Was green screen or CG involved in your scenes together?
I can’t tell you. My lips are sealed! I wish I could. You call me back in a year and I’ll tell you all about it.

Fair enough. What’s Bill Condon like to work with, and how do his sensibilities as a director mesh with the material?
I think it’s a perfect fit. Bill Condon is obviously just an amazingly talented director and working with him has really been… I don’t want to be tacky, but it is very much an awe-inspiring experience. He’s got this massive cast and he is so energized and so loving what he’s doing. He will take time; if you don’t have a single line in the scene, he is so happy to take time and talk with you about where your character’s at and what’s going on. He’s really happy to be doing what he’s doing, and that’s one of the greatest things. I think that’s the mark of a good director, in a lot of ways. It was the same with Jonathan Liebesman on Battle: Los Angeles. He’s just a big kid, but the movie is very much like a bunch of kids getting to play. It’s a bunch of guys running around in Marines costumes with rifles and stuff, and it’s like the games you played as a 12-year-old boy but with way, way better props.

 

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Read more about Noel Fisher in Battle: Los Angeles and Showtime's Shameless here.

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Tags: bill, breaking, cast, cgi, condon, dawn, foy, mackenzie, stefan, vladimir

Comment by sarah cullen on March 7, 2011 at 9:33am
awesome!!!
Comment by catherine on March 7, 2011 at 11:40am
sighhhhhhhhhhh....the more info I get the more crazier I get.....still months to go....sob****
Comment by ashley ordiway on March 7, 2011 at 9:45pm
hmm...i wonder why every twilight movie there is a different director
Comment by ashley ordiway on March 7, 2011 at 9:51pm
maybe its just me but i am sure glad cathrine hardwicke didnt direct another twilight film...the first time i seen it i thought it was awesome but watching it again and comparing them to the other two movies it could have been and should have been way better
Comment by Gloria Evans on March 8, 2011 at 4:28am
@ashley you also have to remember who is writing the scripts for these movies. She is a horrible screenwriter and the director has got to try to work with that mess.
Comment by Melissa Connelly on March 8, 2011 at 1:25pm

^Yes to Gloria!

I always imagined the Romanians old so I hope he can play old well though he doesn't look it. 

Comment by imaGINAtion on March 8, 2011 at 6:25pm
~i agree @j lopez & @catherine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Comment by Carmen M cotto on March 16, 2011 at 8:45am
Everywhere I have seen Noel play in be it a movie or a television series he is always so mysterious looking, So I think he will play vladimir very well...I love his work and he is very dedicated at what he does..Can't wait!! 

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