LOS ANGELES — Sure, if you want to kick it old-school, you can gush over [movieperson id="373803"]Taylor Lautner[/movieperson] or spend your days wishing [movieperson id="365131"]Robert Pattinson[/movieperson] would bite you. But if you're a cutting-edge Twilighter, you've already turned your lusty gaze toward the wolf pack — Jacob's Quileute kinfolk who will be introduced in November's [movie id="390378"]"New Moon"[/movie] and feature prominently throughout the rest of the series.
Our vote for breakout beefcake is [article id="1617902"]Kiowa Gordon[/article], the Hollywood newcomer who portrays Embry Call in the upcoming films. Smart, friendly and a big fan of Stephenie Meyer's work, he's the guy who spilled the beans on the [article id="1619005"]"muffin scene."[/article] Now, Gordon returns with more delicious "New Moon" details about his native heritage, tattooing the fans and how you can tell the wolves apart.
MTV: You and the other wolves are new to the "Twilight" series. Did you look to Taylor for inspiration, since he'd already been through a movie?
Kiowa Gordon: Yeah. And he's really buff, so we look to that too. [Laughs.]
MTV: You looked to his buffness for inspiration? We've seen you guys [article id="1609761"]without your shirts on[/article], so obviously it helped.
Gordon: Yeah, well, when we showed up, they were like, "We got you a personal trainer. You guys are gonna train hard!" And so we were like, "Sweet, we get to work out!" And it was really fun.
MTV: Now that filming is done, how do you think "New Moon" is going to turn out, particularly your scenes?
Gordon: Well, our scenes were the most fun, I think, out of the whole movie, probably. I'm looking forward to seeing it in completion, because it looks great from what I've seen — all the photos, everything looks awesome.
MTV: The "Twilight" series has done a good job so far of hiring actual Native American actors to play the Quileute tribe. Can you tell us about your background?
Gordon: I am Hualapai. We are located in Northern Arizona, at the Grand Canyon. We own the Skywalk area. When I was growing up, my mom tried teaching us [the language], all my seven siblings and I. But we just laughed at her, because it sounded funny to us. Now, I'm kind of sad that I couldn't learn it, because it's a dying language. So, hopefully, I'll get to learn it sometime soon.
MTV: Do you have any scenes in "New Moon" with Kristen or Rob?
Gordon: No, nothing with Rob. We don't meet the vampires yet. We know [the Cullens], and we don't like them, so we don't like playing with them. But Kristen and Taylor, we have a couple scenes together.
MTV: You're joining this big, massive fanbase with an already-tight group of stars. How accepting were they of you rookies?
Gordon: We had a big dinner together, the whole cast and the director and the producers. And we all got to know each other and just become friends, basically. Now I have some friends for life. It's really awesome.
MTV: How about the fans?
Gordon: I guess I've been welcomed with open arms. A couple weeks after getting announced out there to the public that I got the role, a girl actually tattooed my name on her back with a paw print!
MTV: Your real name, not Embry's?
Gordon: Yeah! It was like, "Whoa!" And now I have my own team of supporters, for some reason.
MTV: The movie hasn't even come out yet! Does that put extra pressure on you to make sure your performance doesn't suck?
Gordon: Yeah, then they're gonna [want to remove the tattoos]. Maybe she'd cut it off. [Laughs.]
MTV: We've seen Taylor as a wolf in the "New Moon" trailer, but what are the rest of you guys going to look like?
Gordon: Well, we all look like brothers, so [we'll look similar], but we all have our own colors, so you can [tell which is which]. It's distinctive.
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