November 15, 2011

Actors turn out for Breaking Dawn

Wolfpack and Other Native Actors Again in Spotlight With Release of New Twilight FilmThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, the latest installment of the Twilight series, had its Hollywood premiere Monday night, and members of the Wolfpack—shape-shifting Quileute Indians played by Chaske Spencer, Kiowa Gordon, Bronson Pelletier and Alex Meraz—joined co-stars Kristin Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner on the black carpet. Native actors Gil Birmingham, Booboo Stewart, and Julia Jones, who also play Quileute tribe members, were also on hand.More photos from the premiere:

Gil Birmingham
Chaske Spencer
Alex Rice
Alex Meraz
Bronson Pelletier and Kiowa Gordon

Comment:  The first link includes lots of photos and videos of the actors.

Note: Some of us don't consider Booboo Stewart or Julia Jones Native actors.

For more on Twilight, see No Indians in Breaking Dawn Posters and Twilight Video Game?

Below:  "Gil Birmingham and Chaske Spencer at the 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1' premiere."


Anonymous said...

You forgot that all^H^H^H some of us consider Lautner white too.

Anonymous said...

Yup, Boo Boo (god, writing out his name pains me every single time) Stewart is not Native. But is there a specific reason for doubting Julia Jones's claim that her father is/was Chickasaw?

To clarify, I've got no vested interest in Jones's ethnicity, just curious.

dmarks said...

Anon 1, care to try fixing that comment? It was kind of mangled in the middle.

Anonymous said...

It's not mangled. It's a meme. In the old days, word processors would use ^H to indicate deleting a character and ^W to indicate deleting a word. So think of it as the equivalent of the "funny strikethrough", where the strikethrough is what you're REALLY thinking, and the non-strikethrough is what you're politely saying.

dmarks said...

The funny strikethrough isn't any better. Why not just present it in a meaningful way?