Wolf Pack: Twilight Actors Work Half-Naked, No Matter the Weather
USA Today presents the first look at the wolf pack from the Twilight sequel New Moon:
"Four actors — Alex Meraz, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, and Kiowa Gordon (left to right) all with Native American heritage — join Taylor Lautner, who returns as a hairier, scarier Jacob Black...Among wolf pack job requirements: the ability to work half-naked no matter what the weather in the Vancouver, B.C., area, where the film has been shooting for several weeks. 'It's not pleasant for the actors,' says director Chris Weitz. "But they have all been good-natured. They show up on location in drenching, cold rain, and I say, 'OK, off with the robes.'...The Twilight sequel is filming now, and between takes, the actors usually are working out with barbells, doing push-ups or chowing down on steak, Weitz says. 'They went through wolf camp together, and they are in constant training. It paid off as a bonding thing for them and helped them to get to know one another. They drove each other to get more buff.' No amount of weightlifting, however, would allow them to act out the wolf portion of their performances; the beasts are about the size of horses and race around on all fours."
You may remember Lautner from his bicep flex-off with Ross the Intern.
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