Team-Twilight chatted with actor Amadou Ly. He revealed what his The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 role will be. He also spills about co-star Janelle Froehlich’s role! , about what it was like to take part in the franchise, how Bill Condon inspired him years ago...
How did you get involved with The Twilight Saga, and what was your audition like?
I received the audition notice from my agent and, as far as the preparation, I didn’t read the book during that time, however I watched all the films. So I basically spoke to a lot of my friends who are Twihards, and I have my sister who is also a huge Twilight fan. And I got as much info as I could, and then I went into the room, auditioned for the role, and walked out of there feeling pretty confident. And then two weeks later, I got the call that I booked the role.
So Melissa Rosenberg created a new coven and you are the main person in that coven?
You will recognize me, and you will also recognize Janelle Froelich, so it’s me and her. And it’s gonna be amazing. The scene, the fans are going to love it.
Can you tell us where your coven is from?
Yes, we are the French vampires. Basically, my character Henri was born in France, and he is someone I was able to relate to as far as someone who is trying to put his life together and succeed in life. And also another great thing about it is that Melissa and Stephenie Meyer, they gave us the script but a lot of the back stories we got to create ourselves. So it was very fun to be able to do that.
What kind of back story did you give Henri?
A special power. A very cool special power. With my index power I can flick a person, and they are usually going to hit a wall or go somewhere pretty distant.
Were you intimidated by anyone before you got there? Maybe by the success of Kristen and Rob and Taylor?
The good thing about this cast is that they were all so open and down to earth. I was, and still am, a huge fan of Michael Sheen. And being able to meet someone who really inspired me as far as my acting, I was really grateful for that. But as far as the cast goes, they were all wonderful and down to earth.
If you could choose any other character in The Twilight Saga to play, who would it be and why?
Probably Demetri, Charlie [Bewley]’s character. There’s a lot of surprises in there for that character. And I think fans are going to love to see the Demetri that Bill Condon has waiting for them. But also I am a huge fan of my character, because he’s a brand new character, and also there are a lot of things the fans are going to love about the new characters. Yvette, Janelle’s character, and my character, there are lot of surprises and fans are going to love it.
Have you gotten to see the movie?
No I haven’ t had a chance to see the movie yet.
How did you like working with Bill Condon?
Oh my god. Bill Condon is like the most amazing director ever. And a funny story is, in 2006, another thing that inspired me when I was going through a lot of different obstacles was I watched Dreamgirls [directed by Bill Condon], and I saw Jennifer Hudson’s performance. And I was so in love with that performance, and it literally gave me more courage to pursue my dream as an actor. So having the opportunity to work with Bill Condon, when a few years ago, his film inspired me to pursue my dreams, is a huge deal for me. And also, working with him, he knows what he wants out of an actor. He’s very specific. But then again, he’s very supportive and he has such a great energy to him. He’s the best.
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