Andrea Gabriel was cast as a member of the Egyptian coven named Kebi in the Breaking Dawn movie and in this new interview from Rock Bottom she talks about her experience on set, Mackenzie Foy & more!
Let’s talk about your next “big break,” Breaking Dawn: how’d you get involved in that?
Well, I auditioned… again. It was just a good audition –– and I think I found out about that in August and they didn’t make the announcements for the Covens because they have A LOT of Covens in this one. I don’t think I’m releasing any spoilers because the books have been published. I’m not sure what’s in the book and what’s in the script, but it’s for people who love the books… this is seriously… they are going all out, this is prom. You know what I mean? [laughs] This is formal.
You guys are filming part one and part two at the same time?
Yeah, they’re doing them at the same time.
Let’s get to the first Twitter question…
@Twilightfreak72 wanted to know what it was like on the set of Breaking Dawn and what was your favorite part of playing a vampire?
[laughs] It’s a lot of fun! The vampires are a blast… all of the people who are in this cast… it’s a wonderful group, and it’s very diverse. Just like there’s not two of any one kind –– it’s a real bonding experience because we’re all in the same boat, we’re all on location and our families, our homes and our pets are all [laughs] very far away. So it does feel like camp. And then, my favorite part of playing a vampire is… I guess just being a badass. [laughs]
Are you wearing a lot of makeup in this role?
Not a lot, no. There’s certain vampire traits that I have, but no… I mean these are hot vampires. [laughs] These are runway vampires, they’re very stylish, they’re very cool… there’s not a bad looking one in it that I can see. [laughs] I think this vampire thing is a good racket if you can get it because they’re going to be surrounded by hot co-workers.
Is this a physical role?
Mine’s not, no. There are some very physical roles –– mine is not as physical as some of them. Yeah, there’s going to be a ton of action in this –– that’s part of what they’re working on right now. It’s going to be like crazy, crazy action.
Another Twitter question, TwiLifeLover wanted to know: Did you really enjoy working with the cast? Was it easy? And were they funny?
[laughs] Yes… yes… and yes. [laughs] Yeah, I’m having a great time –– and everybody is hilarious. There’s some very clever… we laugh a lot… we laugh a lot. We have little inside vampire jokes, it’s a lot of fun.
And most of the cast is a lot younger than you.
Um, it depends. The main characters are younger, yeah, but as for the vampires they kind of run the gambit. There are a few in my age range, there are few in their early twenties, and then there are a few that are older. But the main characters –– it’s geared towards the kids.
One last Twitter question, @_Cammie_ wanted to know what you thought about Mackenzie Foy?
Oh, she’s awesome. She’s really… really… really cool. She’s VERY smart and she’s really precocious –– and not precocious in a showy kind of way that sometimes kid actors can be; you can tell that she is very wise. And wise beyond her years. And she [laughs] complains less than anybody [laughs] on the set… the adults tend to whine more than she does. She’s quite a trooper with a great attitude all of the time. She’s really wonderful and really pretty –– she’s going to be a stunner.
Read this entire interview over at Rock Bottom here!
Thank you to MackenzieFoy.com for the info!
The people who were chosen to play the characters from the Egyptian Coven in the Breaking Dawn movie are:
- Amun – Omar Metwally
- Kebi – Andrea Gabriel
- Benjamin – Rami Malek
- Tia – Angela Sarafyan
Meet Omar Metwally (Amun):
Omar Metwally was born in Queens, New York in 1975 to an Egyptian father and a Dutch mother, and moved with the family to Orange County, California at age three where he was raised. Omar is known for his roles in Grey’s Anatomy (TV series), Fringe (TV series), The City of Your Final Destination, Virtuality (TV movie) and more!
Meet Andrea Gabriel (Kebi):
Andrea Gabriel is best known for her role in LOST as Nadia, and House M.D (TV Series) as Ronnie.
Meet Angela Sarafyan (Tia):
One of Angela Sarafyan’s earliest roles was on the TV series Judging Amy (2000). She then went on to do guest roles on series such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer (2002), The Shield (2004), The Division (2004), 24 (2006), and later CSI:NY (2006). For more info on Angela visit her official website here!
Meet Rami Malek (Benjamin):
TheBreakingDawnMovie.Org has already posted news & info on Rami as the news about his role broke much earlier. Check out all the info we have on Rami to learn more about him here!
Congratulations to you all for scoring your roles as part of the Breaking Dawn movie‘s Egyptian coven!