Noel Fisher talks to About.com about playing Vladimir & Breaking Dawn.
I would imagine that of all your roles, this is the one that'll be the most scrutinized and talked about because of Twilight's huge fan base. How are you handling that pressure?
Noel Fisher: "Well, I approach it as kind of any other part, you know? It is definitely a different level of exposure, but really I try and concern myself with the stuff that I'm responsible for. I think that if I can bring a very cool character...I was fortunate enough to get cast as a very cool character and I get to really bring a lot that I don't think has been seen yet. So I think that if I do that, my job, that the rest kind of takes care of itself."
Is it tough to get into the mindset of an extremely powerful vampire? How do you find that within yourself to play?
Noel Fisher: "You know what's really funny is actually the lenses help a lot. The lenses help quite a lot because you see yourself in the mirror and you just kind of feel very vampirish."
Without fangs, is it harder to imagine yourself as a vampire? Did you question Stephenie Meyer's choice of creating vampires without fangs?
Noel Fisher: "No. I think it is very interesting specifically because the vampires in Stephenie's world are so different from the other vampires that we've seen. You do get the wardrobe, which is really amazing for everyone. All the newcomers look really cool, and all the veterans have always looked cool so they just kind of continued that trend. They let us look really cool, so you get in your outfit, you have your makeup and your hair done and your eyes in, and you feel it. You definitely feel it. Just like with Battle: Los Angeles, you really feel it when you put on all this gear and you're walking around with an M4, and that make you feel like a Marine."
Did you get more of a backstory on Vladimir? Did you get any notes from Stephenie Meyer that include info we didn't learn in the book?
Noel Fisher: "I had a sit-down with Bill Condon, but no. It's kind of like you just want to make sure that you've read the book - or at least I did. I wanted to make sure that I read the book and that I knew anything. I also did a little bit of online searching. One of the great things is that there's so many [sites], this big world that you get to explore online. All these other people have done all this research and know all these things, and have spent a lot of time. You Google 'Vladimir' and a bunch of stuff's going to come up, and you get to have the backstory."
Did you do anything special to bond with the actor who plays Stefan?
Noel Fisher: "Well, fortunately for me, Guri Weinberg plays Stefan and we have actually just a really natural kind of friendship that just kind of came right at our first meeting. So that really helped. We actually just got along."
Did you go through any of the auditions together or did you just get thrown together when you got to the set?
Noel Fisher: "Thrown together when we got to set during the makeup and hair test. But it was one of those really nice things where you meet somebody and you just naturally really click. We have a similar sense of humor and we like to kind of bug each other and mess around on set. It's really fun."
Are you ready for the PR tour? It's going to be crazy.
Noel Fisher: "Yeah. I enjoy PR. You know, I like meeting people who are excited about the projects that I'm in because I'm excited about the projects I'm in. I love to get to talk about them. So, yeah, I'm excited for all of it."
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