Wolf Pack: Twilight Actors Work Half-Naked, No Matter the Weather

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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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Comments

  1. says

    My partner and I rented “Twilight” from NetFlix to see what all the hype was about. By the end of the movie, we looked at each other and the consensus was; “Abercrombie & Fitch meets Prozac”. The most… sensually boring movie we ever had to sit through.

    I suspect “New Moon” will be more of the same.

  2. David says

    I don’t know anything at all about these books and movies because they look ridiculous and, frankly, just stupid. So instead of making assumptions, i’ll just ask: what exactly is this “wolf pack?” Knowing nothing about this, my first impulse is to be offended that a group of Native American guys are cast as animals or wolves or whatever while the (admittedly super hot) heartthrob is milky white Robert Pattinson. Can someone explain?

  3. PM says

    That is one unflattering piece of photography – looks like they all have over-edited faces, and I’ve no idea what Chaske’s expression is intended to be.

    I did a quick google search on each of them, and these are not easy guys to take bad pictures of.

  4. crispy says

    David,
    The wolf pack is a group of Native American kids from a tribe that lives in the woods outside Seattle. They can morph into wolves at will, an ancient Indian magic that developed to protect their tribe from vampires who live in the same area. In the Twilight books, the wolves have a peace accord with the “good” vampires. But the peace is threatened because the vampire Edward falls in love with a mortal girl Bella… who just so happens to be best friends with one of the wolves.

    At least that’s what my niece told me. Uh yeh, my niece.

  5. Rad says

    David,

    “New Moon” is the sequel to “Twilight”. The series appears to be a riff off “Wolfman vs. Dracula” and “Romeo & Juliet” where the love interest by members of both sides is the female mortal.

    It’s pablum for the Twitter set. It’s nice to look at shirtless boys making overtly homoerotic glances at one and other, but lacks any substance beyond that. The acting in “Twilight” was just horrendous.

    I suggest renting “Twilight” from NetFlix for hoots. I kept wanting to queue up Gloria Gaynor on the iPod to drown out the God-awful soundtrack on the movie.

  6. says

    Cayla,

    Agreed. The Twilight series is written from the perspective of a hormone-infused, angst-ridden teenage girl. I don’t think guys are supposed to ‘get’ it. WHich is fine by me, there are millions of books out there marketed specifically for women. It doesn’t matter to me if guys get it or not. I’m on my 4th time reading the series, and obviously, I love it. Wasn’t too hot about the Twilight movie though, they really chopped it down. I hope New Moon will be a better adaptation.

  7. says

    so not interested in these movies. and it’s so absolutely clear that Meyers is writing from that sex-phobic Mormon perspective. “i love you… don’t touch me!” and all that.

    the weird thing about this phenomenon is that alot of people didn’t like the first movie and the media keeps pretending that the movie was as well received as the Potter movies.

  8. says

    Sorry Nathaniel R, cnsidering how much money the movie made, $379,912,947 worldwide according to BoxOfficeMojo.com and the 3 million copies of the DVDs that were sold in the first day of sales, I think you’re crazy to think the second movie won’t do well or people hated the first.

    I am a 33year old male, who isn’t very angsty, and I went into the movie without reading the book. I thought the movie was pretty well done, and when I read the book after, I was very disappointed. I’ve read the next two, and I can only hope they do as good of a job adapting as the first.

  9. Haven says

    I rented the DVD from Netflix to see what the hype was about (and because I remembered Sedrick Diggory from the Harry Potter movie… yum!) Anyway, the movie was ok, but the commentary is hilarious. It’s better than the movie itself. Pattinson spends most of the commentary making fun of himself, uttering variations on the theme “don’t I look weird and stupid in this scene?” and laughing at himself. It’s completely charming coming from a guy who is so hot.

  10. NativePower says

    Twilight the movie was okay, but I’m sure they’ll make the next movie better. I enjoyed reading the Twilight Sage, all four books were great. I couldn’t pull the books down and I was up reading at all ends of the night until finishing book after book. What a great story.

    I’m really glad their actually putting in real Native American to play the parts for the wolf pack in the Twilight sequel New Moon. I’m sure the four Native American can handle a few cold weathers since it’s in their heritage. I can’t wait for the movies to come out.

  11. says

    i really do like vampires more than stuped wolfs!!!!!!!!i love robert pattinson and he even knows is!!!!!!!!!!i talk to him on myspace all the time!!!!!!! i swere to god!!!i love twilight and i know that i am going to love new moon as well!!!!!!!

  12. emily says

    i thought that new moon was sooo LAME!
    even the first movie was better than that!(and that’s saying something)
    anyway u hav to admitt that jacob and his pack are pretty hot. unless your a guy of course.
    ~lov ya~

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