Monday, April 13, 2009

Aro Has a Secret, Too: His Last Name May be Sheen!

The Twilight World already has a candidate for Caius - Jamie Campbell Bower - whether that be genuine or another of the rumors that are coming down like a hail storm, nobody least, none of us fans, that is. And now to add to the list of Volturi actors, DailyMail presents to you Michael Sheen:
In New Moon, Sheen will play Aro, the leader of an Italian vampire clan called the Volturi.

Director Chris Weitz confirmed Sheen’s casting to The Mail on Sunday and said he had ‘aggressively’ pursued the actor.

‘Michael’s role is so important because he’s the head of all vampires,’ he said. ‘Aro is, on the surface, a very gracious and friendly vampire, but beneath that he is a tremendous threat.’

Hmm. Sounds pretty official to me, but who can you trust with the Twinews these days? Anyway, I think he looks spiffy. I haven't seen him act in anything, although he looks familiar, but one of his most well-known films seems to be Underworld, where he plays some character named Lucian. He has that dangerous, kind of fierce, yet relatively handsome and younger look that a Volturi vamp should have. But hey - I'm not judging too far until I see these guys in full costume. Miracles can be made with a bit of makeup and cool 'do. ;)

In other Italian vampire news, TwiCrack has a photo of Jamie (the guy who will probably play Caius) at a wig-fitting:

And this is a post from the actor's Twitter:

It's looking more and more like Mr. Campbell Bower is our guy. He looks so young in that picture...;O


fanpire17 said...

i just heard on ENews! that micheal (pardon the spelling) is in fact going to play Aro, and he is a perfect fit. he was AMAZING in the Unerworld trilogy (ironically enough he played a werewolf)so i can't wait to see what he brings to the table.

fanpire17 said...

twilighter,and anyone else reading this, i suggest watching the underworld trilogy. it may make you feel a little bit more confident about his role. trust me, he's got the talent.