Michael Sheen Opens Up On ‘New Moon’ And Working With Director Chris Weitz

There’s this little vampire movie coming out in November called “New Moon.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Among the new characters joining the series is Aro, one of three leaders of the Volturi coven, the largest organized group of vampires in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” universe. Michael Sheen (“Underworld: Rise of the Lycans,” “Frost/Nixon,” “Blood Diamond”) is the one stepping into Aro’s shoes for the silver screen adaptation of “New Moon,” and Empire recently had an opportunity to chat with him about it.

From the sound of things, Sheen enjoyed his time on the “New Moon” set. “It was great to work with Chris Weitz; it was a really funny set, really relaxed,” the actor told Empire. His part in “New Moon” is admittedly a small one, but Sheen spoke hopefully about working with Weitz again. “That might be the thing that I direct, I don’t know yet, you never know.”

He goes on to talk about his impressions of both his character and the “young, beautiful” cast that he worked with. It’s a brief interview, but enlightening stuff if you’re a “Twilight” fan. Which I’m guessing that a few of you are.

Are you familiar with Sheen’s other work? Excited about seeing the “Underworld” lycan reinvent himself in a “Twilight” vampire role? What might this directing project be that he speaks of?