It’s been some time since we’ve heard any news from Xavier Samuel, but this past weekend, he spent some time in Sydney, Australia as a presenter for the Optus ONE80PROJECT Awards, and MTV Australia caught up with him to do an interview.
In it, he discussed his role in the forthcoming film A Few Best Men:
“I play the groom who meets an Australian girl and takes his friends to Australia for the wedding and it’s a little trickier than expected. But the main challenge with that was keeping a straight face because everyone I worked with was really funny. I had a great time. “
He also talked a bit about his gratitude that his Twilight Saga role, which was very small in the book version of Eclipse, was expanded for the film.
“When I flicked through the book I was like, where’s Riley? . . . There was like one line, literally one sentence! I was fortunate in the sense that they decided to depart from Bella’s point of view for the first time – it’s still faithful to the book but it extrapolates other dimensions in it. So there is a kind of degree of expectation and pressure to remain true to a character that is so close to so many people’s hearts. So the pressure’s on, certainly for the characters that have more of a journey. But I think they’ve done an amazing job bringing the books to life.”
Xavier Samuel has three films in post-production: Anonymous (September 30th), Bait (expected in September), and A Few Best Men (2012).
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And here are some of the latest stills from ‘Bait’ (Photo courtesy: Arclight Films) :