July 13, 2010

Birmingham to attend Quileute Days

Actor who portrays 'Twilight's' fictional tribal chief to attend Quileute festival

By Paige DickersonGil Birmingham, who plays the fictional Quileute tribal chief Billy Black in the "Twilight" saga, will visit LaPush for Quileute Days and meet the real-life tribal council.

Quileute Days will celebrate tribal culture from Friday through Sunday, featuring a salmon bake, traditional dancing, a fireworks display, stick games, poker and bingo, as well as events based on the four-novel series about vampires and teen love.
And:On Saturday, Birmingham will join in the festival parade at noon, hold a 3 p.m. autograph session--a $20 contribution is required--and will make a 4 p.m. guest appearance at the Talent Showcase.

In addition to the Quileute Days events, Birmingham also will meet with the real tribal council, including tribal Chairwoman Anna Rose Counsell-Geyer.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see 2010 Quileute Days and Birmingham, Spencer in Shouting Secrets.

1 comment:

Rob said...


Billy Black actor talks of role on eve of visiting LaPush

Birmingham said he was excited about the "Twilight" role because it shows Native Americans in modern situations.

"I try to bring a respect to the role because we are just as competent as any other group," he said.

"We have doctors and lawyers and everything else. But somehow we are very underrepresented [in film roles]."