By Emma Johnson
Several hundred of those teenage girls, among others, screamed themselves hoarse Thursday night when Kellan made an appearance at the Natick Collection shopping center in Natick, Mass (close to Boston). He was originally set to appear with costar Ashley Greene, however, a picture of her head on a stick served as a replacement.
“This is great,” he said about all the adoration, shouting over the squealing hordes. “I wish I could do this every day!”
Kellan’s appearance was part of the “New Moon” Mall tour. He, as well as several other cast members have traveled around the country promoting the sequel (stops we've covered here on Crush, include Hollywood, Illinois, New Jersey, Minnesota and Atlanta), which opens in just one week! In between the shrieks of joy, Kellan was able to discuss his childhood ambition to become an actor.
“I grew up in the Midwest, I didn’t realize you could just be an actor,” he said. “I thought it was like being an astronaut. But when I was a kid I used to put on plays for myself.”
Before his main appearance, Kellan took the time to get photos taken with 75 VIP fans. Another 500 fans got to have their "New Moon" posters signed. Many fans were completely undone by their proximity to the “Twilight” hunk.
“He’s just amazingly hot!” said Alexandra Foye, a 17-year-old from Millis, Mass. Alexandra and her friend Maggie Delaporta, 17, also of Millis, had been waiting at the mall since 3 p.m., four hours before the actor was slated to speak.
The band Hurricane Bells (pictured above) performed several songs, including “Monsters,” their song on the “New Moon” soundtrack. Front man Steve Schiltz said they were only told that their song would be included about two months before.
“It’s just crazy,” he said. “I mean, you just look around you. We’ve never played a mall before.”
The event also had free makeovers, giveaways and, of course, plenty of merchandise. Kellan said the tour has showed him the ardor that “Twilight” fans have for author Stephenie Meyer’s creation.
“Doing this has been a roller coaster ride,” he said. “We really are in the ‘Twilight’ zone.”
MTV delves deep into the "Twilight" universe with two can't-miss specials: "Love Bites" chronicles the budding rumored romance between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart on Monday at 10 p.m. ET/PT, while "New Moon Revealed" will feature die-hard fans as they gather to meet the saga's stars Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.