Angela Sarafyan – who plays Tia in Breaking Dawn – recently spoke with Next Movie about her new film “American Animal,” as well as her experience on the Breaking Dawn set. Angela refers to the set as ‘intimate.’ Here’s an excerpt from her interview:
What is next for you after the madness of South by Southwest?
Well, you may have heard, but I’m about to head to Vancouver to finish shooting “Twilight” ["Breaking Dawn"]. That has been really great, a lot of fun. This will be my first time in Canada and everyone tells me it’s a good time.
So you started shooting and now you’re returning?
We were shooting down in Baton Rouge for about three months and I just got back to Los Angeles, we were shooting there. And when I get back, then we’ll finish in Vancouver for a month. And that will be the end, the end of “Twilight!”
How different is the experience of shooting a big, Hollywood movie like “Twilight” as opposed to a smaller film like “American Animal?” I imagine they must be two ends of the spectrum.
It’s funny you say that because it was quite the opposite from what I expected. It’s a very big, big film and you’d think it would be filled with pressure and… it’s not at all like that. It’s very intimate. Easy to do, somehow. The people I work with are so helpful, kind and welcoming. It’s been fun to go to work with those kind of people, especially under very extraordinary circumstances.
It doesn’t feel as big as you’d think, which has been good for me as an actor. I get to play around and create things and have fun in the moment. We’re only one part of it as actors, because the special effects and visual effects all come in [after]… and [director] Bill Condon conducting the whole thing – only half the film is being shot, the other half is in post-production. It’ll be a huge surprise at the end, [laughs] I don’t know what it will look like!
You can read this entire interview here!
MTV caught up with Angela Sarafyan, who plays Tia in the Breaking Dawn movie, and she chatted about her lovely set experience:
“I went on-set and met Bill Condon and he is truly such a great, great person,” she said. “I’m honestly humbled by the fact that he is kind and generous and, with the enormity of this film, has been so graceful about giving every actor their time. He immediately put me on a great starting point. We were all in this incredible Egyptian casbah in Baton Rouge [back in November] and it was quite magnificent. It was quite easy. It’s not as pressure-filled as you’d think. It felt like an independent project where everyone’s having a nice time, no one’s pressured. It’s been that way almost every day that we’ve worked on this.”
Three movies into the franchise already, the crew is currently in the midst of filming the final two films, “Breaking Dawn” parts one and two, and the “Twilight” newbie says that things are so relaxed on the set that she doesn’t feel like a rookie castmate.
“I was telling my mom, and I say these kids, they’re [probably] people who are not very nice and they’re stuck up … and they’re the complete opposite. They’re very kind and sweet and normal and awesome,” she explained. “I don’t think I could find anything bad to say about a single person on the set. They’re quite humble and normal people. It was a delight to come into that.
“About being the new kid on the set, there’s so many of us, we’ve all become a family ultimately,” she added. “It’s been quite easy.”
Check out the entire post at MTV here!
Via Twilight Lexicon
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!