Michael Sheen Says Aro Is ‘More Of A Presence’ In ‘Breaking Dawn’

'I hope that I've brought a variety of things to it, not just that he's the evil bad guy,' he tells MTV News.

Those who’ve been keeping up with the intricacies of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga, as well as the movies adapted from her works, know that not all vampires are created equal in her world. The Cullens, for instance, of which Robert Pattinson’s Edward is a part, are less violent vegetarians. The Volturi, one of the oldest clans around, are not. In fact, they become increasingly villainous as the stories progress, particularly in “Breaking Dawn.”

MTV News caught up with actor Michael Sheen as he promoted the ensemble Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris,” and we discussed his return to the meaty role of Volturi leader Aro — specifically his thoughts on taking the villainy up a notch or two in the final two “Breaking Dawn” films.

“Hopefully it’s a mixture of things,” Sheen said when asked if Aro transitions to full-on bad guy or toes the line between good and bad. “He’s much more of a presence than he was in ‘New Moon.’ He’s such a wonderful character, and I hope that I’ve brought a variety of things to it, not just that he’s the evil bad guy. I hope there’s a whole mixture of things there.”

Sheen once described Aro as having dichotomous tendencies. “He’s very calming on the surface, very gentle and soft on the surface. But beneath, he is a psychopathic killer,” he said. “He’s a great character, and I had a great time doing it.”

Sheen will be joined in “Dawn” by fellow Volturi members Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius, Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus, Dakota Fanning as Jane, Cameron Bright as Alec, Charlie Bewley as Demetri and Daniel Cudmore as Felix.

Check out everything we’ve got on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.”

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