I’ve added new event photos of Xavier Samuel at 92.9 Radio & Nova 93.7 Radio on April 19, 2013.
I’ve added new high quality candids photos of Xavier Samuel in Perth on April 19, 2013.
I’ve added new event photos of Xavier attended past few months. Also portraits from Sundance & LA Times have been added as well.
“Brent is just not prepared to give in,” Xavier Samuel says of his character in The Loved Ones. “Even though it’s under the guise of this crazy, blood-soaked theater experience, that’s great. You can persevere even during the most dark and terrifying moments of your life.”
Now, The Loved Ones certainly gets dark and terrifying. Lola [Robin McLeavy] asks Brent to the prom. He respectfully declines, and she kidnaps and tortures him, having their own “reception”, if you will. Amidst the bloodbath, it’s a brilliant black comedy that, as Samuel puts it, illuminates the fortitude of the human spirit. In that sense, it’s a new horror classic that you’ve got to see to believe.
You’ll get the chance to see it in six theaters this Friday June 1, 2012 as part of special Tugg midnight screenings. Cities include Austin, Chicago, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. You can buy tickets here! You can also request a screening in your town from that link.
For now, check out our exclusive interview with Xavier Samuel below. He opens up about the film, talks his playlist, and Metallica with ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino!
Would you say the film’s levity and sense of humor makes it even more unsettling?
Yeah, that was one of the things we really focused on and wanted to make sure was still there. It’s got this real tongue-in-cheek perspective. The film’s level of humor makes it exciting. If it was too sincere, it wouldn’t work. We were always reminding ourselves to keep that element lurking somewhere in the background.
It’s a seamless mix of horror and comedy.
Those elements can sometimes collide in an unfavorable way. It’s not about making cheap jokes. It’s this really dark, “This is fucked up”, kind of humor [Laughs]. That’s always fun to play with.
What resonated with you personally about Brent?
There are a lot of interesting things about the guy. He’s an outsider, which a lot of people can identify with. There’s been a lot of pain in his life. He’s already tormented, and that makes him an interesting hero figure. Because of the pain he inflicts on himself, he’s strangely prepared for the pain he’s about to receive. It’s an intriguing dichotomy of an already tortured guy about to endure more torture. • Read full story…
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This ‘Twilight’ star says that when Twi-hards hit theaters next November they’re going to be in for a total treat when they see Kristen in all her vampire glory — read on for the interview!
Before Xavier Samuel became known for his starring role as Riley Biers in Twilight, the actor shot a horror flick! HollywoodLife.com spoke to Xavier about his film The Loved Ones that hits theaters June 1, the same day as Kristen Stewart‘s Snow White and the Huntsman — and he spilled all his co-star’s Breaking Dawn vampire secrets (sort of)!
“I think the whole trilogy well plus two has been leading up to this moment where she becomes a vampire,” he tells us. “I think it’s safe to say people won’t be disappointed … she makes a good vampire.” • Read full story…
I’ve added new filming photos of Xavier Samuel onlocation of his new movie, “The Grandmothers” on February 16, 2012.
I’ve added more filming photos of Xavier Samuel on the set of his new movie, “The Grandmothers” on February 8, 2012.
I’ve added new behind the scenes stills & official trailer of Xavier Samuel in “Bait 3D” movie to the gallery.
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After gaining worldwide recognition as newborn vampire Riley in the third film in the Twilight series, actor Xavier Samuel is finally growing up.
He’s turned his hand to comedy with hilarious results in A Few Best Men, in what Xavier Samuel calls his first “adult” role in a film.
The Adelaide-born actor, 28, says he didn’t think he would be right for the part, as he has always been asked to play teenagers.
“Initially I thought I was a bit too young for it. It’s the first time I have really been cast as an adult,” he tells Insider.
Samuel plays David Locking, an Englishman who travels to Australia to wed his sweetheart. But the wedding, set in a stunning house in NSW’s Blue Mountains, doesn’t go to plan thanks to his best men Graham (Kevin Bishop), Tom (Kris Marshall) and Luke (Tim Draxl).
He says he embraced the challenge of an accent. “It was a strange kind of paradox playing an Englishman in an Australian film set in Australia,” Samuel says.
“But I guess it was great to have Kris and Kevin playing British and being British. The accent I find quite contagious – even now I slip back into it.”
Samuel adds he enjoys being able to laugh at his own country in the film.
“They get to Australia and they’re like, ‘bloody hell look at this crazy continent’, so it was kind of nice to take the piss out of myself and Australia itself,” he says. The cast ended up having as many laughs on screen as off it.
“I was giggling like a little kid a lot of the time. They (Kevin and Kris) are saboteurs – they do all their stuff and they would poke fun with me and I thought, ‘I’m never going to do this’,” Samuel says. “I think Tim was the butt of many a joke. Kevin has the ability to pinpoint and hassle someone for his own entertainment.
“The whole film was one non-stop prank.”
The team were so worried about the hijinks they thought Olivia Newton-John’s first day on set might be her last. “Kevin was in a gimp mask, Kris was naked, I had vomit all over my shirt and Tim was in his underpants and that wasn’t even in the film,” Samuel jokes.
“I could just see her going: ‘What have I got myself into?’
“We had conversations that night saying: ‘I wonder if Olivia will come back’?”
Newton-John’s mother of the bride character is far removed from herself and Samuel says the cast respected her for it. “Hats off to her, it’s a really brave thing in a film like this, putting yourself out there not in an appealing light, it’s a real change of speed for her,” he says. “I think the audience will get a newfound respect for her.”
Although single, Samuel says he picked up tips from the film about what not to do at a wedding.
“I think as long as you do pretty much the opposite of what they do in this film you’ll be OK.”
Source: Daily Telegraph
If you live in North America, you probably first saw 28-year-old Australian actor Xavier Samuel in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” as Riley Biers, the (doomed) vampire tasked with helping to create a new vampire army.
Twi-hards know that Samuel won’t be sinking his teeth into another “Twilight” film, but you can see him in the pseudo-historical drama ”Anonymous,” now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The twisty film is based on the theory that the historical William Shakespeare is a fraud and the real Bard is Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. Samuel plays Henry Wriothesley, the illegitimate son of de Vere and Queen Elizabeth I.
We called Down Under, where Samuel’s new romantic comedy “A Few Best Men” just opened in theaters, and asked the affable actor to wax philosophical about the impact of Shakespeare and vampires on his life.
“Anonymous” isn’t your first experience with Shakespearean drama. How did the Bard help shape your early acting experiences in Australia?
“Anonymous” is controversial in its suggestion that Edward de Vere wrote most of Shakespeare’s work. Has your experience with this film made you rethink your own views on the historical Shakespeare?
There are a lot of secret affairs and illegitimate children in “Anonymous,” making your character, Henry, both the son and grandson of Queen Elizabeth I. Do you think Henry ever found out the truth as depicted in “Anonymous”?
What prompted you to mail an audition tape from Australia to play Riley Biers in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” and how surprised were you to get the part?
You won an MTV Award for Best Fight for playing Riley. How has being a part of “Twilight” altered the course of your career?
Source: Next Movie
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