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"Eclipse" Raises an Army — of Young Actors

June 28, 2010

On June 30, thousands of Twilight fans will fill movie theaters nationwide for the third installment of the series, Eclipse. As always, teen girls will ogle Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, but this time will be a little different. Although Eclipse will still center heavily on the lives of Edward (Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart), it also features teenage werewolves and newborn vampires, both of which require an even younger cast.

Tyson Houseman, a 20-year-old from Edmonton, Alberta, landed the role of werewolf Quil Ateara after he saw an ad for an open casting call for a major motion picture. Before the audition, which was his first outside of high school performances, Houseman said, “I had heard of the series, but I didn’t really know how big of a phenomenon it was.”

Now, Houseman says he’s really interested in the series, and his favorite book is Eclipse. “Twilight introduces the story, introduces the characters. New Moon sort of introduces more of the problems and the struggles and what’s going on and it builds up,” he said. “[Eclipse] is really really intense because that build up just keeps on going and going and going until the end.” Of course, the extra action packed into third film doesn’t hurt. Read More