The Volturi Get Nude in ‘New Moon’ — Or Is It a Joke?

Last weekend at Comic-Con, I had the pleasure of meeting Jamie Campbell Bower, the actor who’ll be playing Caius in the “New Moon” movie. He’s a fun, laid-back dude with a great sense of humor – all attributes which should endear him to “Twilight” fans in the years to come. Unfortunately, it might also be the reason behind some statements he made to me during the interview.

“We just all sit there, completely naked, for one scene,” he told me about a scene he said was a flashback to when Dr. Carlisle Cullen met the Volturi. “Yeah, it’s me, Michael Sheen and Christopher [Heyerdahl]; we just sit there, naked.”

Being a reporter and a “Twilight” fan who knows that a nude scene would be a bit out of place, I skeptically pressed him a bit. “Seriously?” I asked, and he replied “I’m deadly serious,” as you can see in the video here.

And so, we published our interview with Jamie the other day, it raised some eyebrows for obvious reasons, and this morning while at TwiCon I received this e-mail statement from “New Moon” director Chris Weitz:

I would like to put everyone’s mind at rest and let them know that the
Volturi are not naked! Jamie (Campbell-Bower) has what you might call a
dry sense of humor and almost managed to convince me — which is why he’s
such a good actor. Anyway, be assured that, even though we do want the
look of the Volturi to be a bit of a surprise, they are always — as in
the book! — fully clothed.

Chris Weitz

Furthermore, a rep from the studio explained:

There may have been some confusion lately regarding Jamie Campbell Bower
and his comments about filming a nude scene for ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon.’

For those that have had the opportunity to meet and/or talk to Jamie, you
know that he is absolutely hilarious. He often jokes around, even in
interviews, and has a great sense of humor. For those that haven’t spoken
to him, you may be confused as to whether or not he was joking when he
made these comments.

Rest assured, as Chris Weitz’s note to you explains, Jamie was just

Well, color me flabbergasted. It sure sounds to me like there won’t b any nude scenes in “New Moon” after all, even if Jamie was “deadly serious.” Stay tuned, as we’ll have plenty more on the fully-clothed scenes of “New Moon” in the months to come. And, of course, on November 20th, the proof will be in the vampire pudding.

What do you think about Jamie’s “deadly serious” statement? Would you have liked to see such a scene, or are you glad he was kidding?