Apparently, talent runs in the family in more than one way!
Who knew that so much talent could be in one family? Well, to be honest, that is a stupid question. If you haven't noticed, the stars of the Twilight Saga are not the only ones talented in their family and many of the stars are more than just actors. Without a doubt, the Twi-stars, their family and friends pack a punch.
(Rpatz singing in NY)
Of course we know Robert Pattinson as the ever so hot vampire "Edward Cullen". Did you know that Robert also shares a love for music with his sister, Lizzie? Robert isn't the only crooner in his family and he is obviously more than just an actor. Both of Kristen Stewart's parents are involved in Hollywood. Kristen has one proud papa, although, he prefers to cheer for his daughter behind the sidelines. I recall watching the Eclipse Red Carpet and right before they were going to interview Kristen, they spotted Kristen's father and called him over to do a quick interview. He kindly declined in an obvious show of support of his daughter's career. He knew the moment was about his daughter and her co-stars, not about him. Like her co-star, Robert, Kristen also shares an interest in music and is rumored to be a pretty good musician.
Then we have Twilight's "Jasper Hale", Jackson Rathbone, and his band, the "100 Monkeys". He is joined in his band with two friends whom he met in high school at Interlochen Arts Academy, Ben Graupner and Ben Johnson, as well as his close friends Jerad Anderson and M. Laurence Abrams aka Uncle Larry. The band released three albums in 2009. In December 2009, "100 Monkeys" began a 100-city tour that will take them to nearly every state in the US by mid-2010. Billy Burke, the actor that plays Bella's father, "Charlie Swan", also recently released an album.
Alex Meraz, who portrays the hot tempered wolf, "Paul", is not only into martial arts, but he is an avid painter and illustrator. Check out the awesome picture of him at the beginning of the article.
How about this...BooBoo Stewart, better known as Edward's loyal wolfpack comrad, "Seth Clearwater", sings with his sister, Fivel, dances, has been a stunt double and writes an interview-based column called "15 Minutes with Booboo Stewart" for TNA wrestling!
(Charlie Bewley on top of a mountain)
Charlie Bewley, the tracker "Demetri", for the Volturi, was appropriately cast into that role. Charlie's passion, other than eating marzipan, is running. He refers it to as "rave running" and has admitted to his love for extreme sports and adrenaline more than once.
(Pic of Nikki Reed w/ brother as photographer)
Nikki Reed, Twilight's "Rosalie Hale", isn't the only one talented in her family either. She boasts on her website, iamnikkireed.com, that her older brother Nathan is an unbelievable photographer. On her website, she shows pictures that Nathan shot and even shows pictures that they recently did together, with her as the model.
(Kellan in his Calvin Kleins)
Kellan Lutz, "Emmett Cullen", does more than acting. He uses his deliciously chiseled body for something that all girls just drool over, he strips down to his "Calvin Kleins" as one of the main models for the Calvin Klein underwear campaign. Words can not describe how scrumptious he is in his underwear.
The character, "Embry Call", "Jacob Black's" (Taylor Lautner) best friend in the Twilight Series, is portrayed by Kiowa Gordon. Kiowa is not the only actor in the family, his mother, Camille Nighthorse Gordon, is also an actress. To top it off, Kiowa is in a band called "Touché" with his three friends: Luke Blanchard, Randy Leyva, and Ross Burrows.
Who would have thought so much talent could be involved in Twilight? Certainly when they began casting the roles, they didn't realize what a power "pack" they were enlisting to portray the characters. They are not just vampires, wolves or mere mortals, they are fascinatingly talented and surrounded by amazingly gifted friends and family.