Xavier Samuel may not be part of the current New Moon pandemonium, but he’s definitely on the Twilight radar. The adorable Aussie actor will join Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in Eclipse, the third installment of The Twilight Saga, as the new vamp in town, Riley. “Playing Riley was cool — I get to boss around a bunch of newborn vampires,” Xavier tells Teen Vogue.

“I had a really good time hanging out with everyone in Vancouver,” he dishes in the interview with Teen Vogue. “I play the guitar, so Jackson [Rathbone] and I had a few jams together — Rob plays as well, he’s really good. It’s kind of awesome when you go to the other side of the world and find a bunch of people who are all into music and like the same bands as you.”

R-Pattz dished exclusively to OK!’s sister magazine in London that he really misses his music career. It’s a good thing he has time to practice his guitar skills with co-stars on set!


Xavier also dished about which Hollywood hotties he crushes on.

“I’d have to say January Jones from Mad Men, Natalie Portman, and the girl who plays the obsessive fan Mel on Flight of the Concords,” he said.

As for acting role models, Xavier admires Mark Ruffalo, Billy Crudup, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube!

Sound off in the comments below!

Join the conversation