In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse the Cullens join forces with the wolf pack in order to save Bella, and the Cullen cast wants you to be prepared for a bloodbath.
“This time around, you get to see their true vampire-ness,” Peter Facinelli, who plays Dr. Carlisle Cullen, told the Los Angeles Times.
“The whole family is in a vulnerable position because of the love we have for Bella,” Elizabeth Reaser, or Esme Cullen, explained. “If she’s not OK, we’re not OK.”
The Cullen family shared with the Los Angeles Times what audiences can expect from their characters in Eclipse and it’s a lot!
“For me, as Carlisle, it’s an exciting portion of the series, Peter said. “Carlisle is very compassionate and he has a lot of killing to do in this movie. I joke, after he kills the bad guys, he says he’s sorry in his head. And, you know, he’s calm and level-headed. He’s the rock of the family. He usually has a lot of information to draw from because Alice can see into the future and Edward can read minds. In this third movie, he’s not getting that information. Neither one of his sources are working, so he’s kind of flying blind.”
“Esme is still a vampire. She still wants to kill people all day long,” Elizabeth explained of her character. “It was interesting to get in touch with the vampire side of her in ways that haven’t really been explored. Her family is in danger and that brings out the mama bear in her.
“Yeah, she’s delicate and prissy at times, but Alice gets a little edgier with each installment,” Ashley Greene said of how her character changes in Eclipse. “And with these vampires messing with her family and the people she loves, you’re going to see a bit of her toughness. It’s a reminder to the audience that even though we restrain ourselves at times, we’re still vampires and we’re dangerous. You’re going to see the dark, dangerous side of Alice.”
“You’re going to see a smile on Emmett’s face from start to finish,” Kellan Lutz said of his character Emmett Cullen. “He just loves to fight. And there’s a lot of fighting. He sort of plays bigger in this one than the others.”
If Kellan’s smiling we bet the whole audience will be smiling!
“You’ll get to see a little bit of the root of what makes Jasper so withdrawn and quiet in the Cullen family,” Jackson Rathbone said of Jasper Hale. “Fans will get some of Jasper’s back story in ‘Eclipse.’ I got to wear the whole Civil War gear and everything. There’s a bit of the softer and darker side of Jasper in this film.”
“You see a reason for her attitude. I think fans will feel for her,” Nikki Reed said of Rosalie Hale. “There was a bit of that in New Moon. Fans got to see a bit of her sensitive side. Her sane side. Her logical side. And her desire to help her family. This time around, she is much more of a participant. She’s a survivor. This is her family. So if protecting Bella means protecting her family, she’s going to do it.”
As for how Robert Pattinson‘s character, the beloved Edward Cullen, changes in film we’ll have to wait and see!
Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits theaters June 30!