‘Eclipse’ Stars Eager To Show Cullens’ ‘True Vampire-ness’

Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone and Nikki Reed love the movie's amped-up action.

The latest “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” trailer proved that the third film in the popular franchise is going to be the most action-packed “Twilight” film yet . And in an interview with The Los Angeles Times the actors who make up the Cullen family are clearly excited to show that their characters aren’t just about playing baseball and sitting around the piano.

“This time around, you get to see their true vampire-ness,” said Peter Facinelli, who plays Carlisle Cullen.

One of the bigger surprises for fans is going to be a chance to see a “dark, dangerous side” of Alice Cullen, played by Ashley Greene. The fan-favorite character is typically portrayed as a bubbly fashionista and party planner who is overly protective of her vampire family and Bella (Kristen Stewart). But Greene promises that “Eclipse” will showcase the toughest Alice yet.

“Alice gets a little edgier with each installment,” she told the Times. “It’s a reminder to the audience that even though we restrain ourselves at times, we’re still vampires and we’re dangerous.”

Elizabeth Reaser, whose Esme had very little to do in “Twilight” and “New Moon,” enjoyed her part in “Eclipse.” “It was interesting to get in touch with the vampire side of her in ways that haven’t really been explored,” Reaser said. “Her family is in danger and that brings out the mama bear in her.”

Jackson Rathbone and Nikki Reed also spoke about Jasper’s and Rosalie’s flashbacks in the third installment. “You’ll get to see a little bit of the root of what makes Jasper so withdrawn and quiet in the Cullen family,” Rathbone said. “There’s a bit of the softer and darker side of Jasper in this film.”

Reed added, “Fans got to see a bit of [Rosalie's] sensitive side. Her sane side. Her logical side. And her desire to help her family. This time around, she is much more of a participant. She’s a survivor.”

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