New Faces Fridays: Judi Shekoni

Dear Twilight,

How did I miss the news that Tyra Banks was in Breaking Dawn part 2? Was I too busy watching Will Ferrell cry over the break-up of ROBSTEN to read that memo?

Oh wait…. that’s not Tyra– it’s Judi Shekoni, the actor who plays Zafrina (She’s part of the Amazon coven and is is a particularly talented vampire with the supernatural ability to create visual illusions! DUH! How could you forget? (Thanks to Twilight Saga Wiki for existing)

You’re welcome for that great Tyra joke.

No but seriously. Continuing in our New Face Fridays theme, today we share a little bit from our interview with Judi Shekoni. The interview is being hosted on BreakingDawnMovie.org so make sure you check out the full interview there.  Here’s a snippet:

Fansite interview with Judi Shekoni (Zafrina in Breaking Dawn Part 2)

Could you talk about what it was like the first time you saw yourself fully in costume? There are some wonderful studio stills that were released of you and Tracey [Heggins] together in costume.

Yes, the first time I saw myself fully in costume was overwhelming. It was kind of hypnotic and you can’t stop staring at yourself in the mirror. It was just kind of overwhelming. I don’t think I’ve ever been in that position in my life, where I had so many people who are great at what they do, all come together and work on this project as one entity. It was really breathtaking. As it was happening with the costume tests and make up tests that when it finally came together, it was all of a process, and it was very rewarding.

Will we get to see some of Zafrina’s illusions in Breaking Dawn Part 2?

I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about that. [laughs] I mean, we know the character has a special power. I don’t know if I can talk about that to be honest. I’m so sorry.

BOO! Check out the rest of the interview over at BreakingDawnMovie.org and read up on who else we’ve featured thus far:

Love,
UnintendedChoice

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New Faces Friday: MyAnna Buring

Dear Twilight,

So much has happened this week:
First we had a convo about Kellan Lutz that NO ONE saw because someone had to hog the spotlight. (And if you’ve been living in a dark hole & don’t know who that someone is, it’s Kristen Stewart– who cheated on Rob Pattinson <– yes that’s a real statement. Sometimes I still can’t believe it cuz… WHAT? who would cheat on ROB PATTINSON? No future boyfriend will EVER live up to him in the looks department!) And in between the Kellan Lutzing and Kstew cheating we found time to have a chat with Myanna Buring.

WHO?

The latest cast member in our New Faces Friday series, of course!

MyAnna (pronounced: My Ahhhhnna) plays Tanya in Breaking Dawn Part 2 & we all remember Tanya from when she hit on Edward & he declined in Midnight Sun (it’s been forever since I read that, but I think I have that right) There isn’t too much gossip I could find out there about her— she is from Sweden, lived for some time in the Middle East and was schooled in London. So basically she must come from money (I mean….) She’s also a year younger than me, which I find odd because I was convinced she was over 30 when we were having a chat because she sounded so mature & grown-up. Which means I need to accept that maybe people “my age” or younger ARE mature & grown up & I’ve just forgotten that I’m no longer 22 (which, if Kristen Stewart is an example, is the worst age ever) And maybe it’s time I mature & grow up. Nah….

But the one bit of info. we learned from MyAnna this week is that…. SHE IS PLAYING A NEW MAID ON DOWNTON ABBEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And now I feel closer than ever to Matthew since I had a phone conversation and got to ask ONE question of a coworker of Matthew’s (Dan Stephens!) who may or may not ever have a scene with him! WEE!!!!

Here are a few questions from the beginning of our interview with MyAnna. Make sure to head over to Twifans.com which is the site hosting MyAnna’s interview today!

Q: A lot of people who are cast talk about the very first time they see themselves in their red or
gold contacts, and that’s the first time they really felt like a vampire. Can you describe what it
was like for us the very first time you saw yourself all decked out in your vampire gear?

MyAnna: It was amazing. I think that’s the first moment that I really, truly, believed that I was doing the film. Because all of it, you know, you have this build up when you get the part and you can’t quite believe it’s true then, and then you arrive and you still can’t quite believe it’s true then. The idea of you becoming a vampire, or becoming part of this incredible group of vampires that’s described in Stephanie’s films, it’s such a far fetched notion in a way, and then all of a sudden as soon as the contacts go in, it’s a reality. Suddenly you are able to see yourself as apart of that group, if you will, and it’s amazing feeling.

Q: Congrats on being cast in Downton Abbey. Can you tell us a little about that part and when
you are starting to work on it?

MyAnna: I’ve already started working on it. I play a maid who joins the rest of the staff downstairs. She causes a bit of mischief and I’m very excited to be playing, her name is Edna, and I’m thrilled, really.

Q: Awesome. Excited to see you in it.

MyAnna: It’s quite fun. All of a sudden, in my the last two years, I have been part of the most amazing stories that we’ve had in the last few years, Twilight, and now Downton.

SUPER excited to see MyAnna as Tanya AND Edna in Downton Abbey– as long as she keeps her grimey maid hands away from Matthew. Check out the rest of the interview on Twifans.com

Love,
UnintededChoice

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New Faces Friday: Casey LaBow

NEW FACES FRIDAY
Introducing New Faces Friday which is when we introduce a new face on a Friday. Brilliant, huh?

Dear Casey LaBow,

Remember that time we had a round table interview with you & some Twi pals earlier this week? And we got a chance to ask you what you are super passionate about? (Hint: Her answer wasn’t Rob– which is good. One less hot girl WE have to compete with. I THINK WE’RE NEXT GUYS!)

Well, that was fun.

But not as fun as the dude who photoshopped all the character art had this year on the job. The guy was drunk right? And of course I assume it’s a guy– a girl would NEVER do what he did to those beautiful women (and men). More on that later when we’ve recovered long enough to give the pictures a proper Break Down. But it seems like you got the guy on a sober day– you look pretty decent:

Most people don’t know too much about you. But since I’m a 75 year old woman and I watch ALL of the CBS crime shows (Surprised?) I remember you as the Mac-obsessed loveable yet totally creepy Ella. Someone else liked you as Ella too because she took 4 hours out of her day (confessed in the details of the video) to make fan vid:

OMG HOLD THE PHONE– STOP THE PRESSES– SHUT THE FRONT DOOR:

(And someone remind to do research before interviewing a potentially ex girlfriend of Ryan Gosling.) I found this headline on the every-so-reliable RadarOnline:

Casey LaBow and Ryan Gosling a Couple: Who is Casey LaBow?

Casey LaBow is a girl I sat 3 people from a dinner in LA a few weeks ago oblivious to the fact that I was mere inches from someone who was seen with Ryan Gosling. And maybe dated him according to an unreliable source.

I failed the fandom, guys. I’m sorry. (The Twilight/Ryan Gosling crossover fandom, I mean. Which is every girl. Every where.)

NOW WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT CASEY! Can we get an interview do-over?

Love,
UnintededChoice

The First two questions with Casey LaBow are available below. She plays Kate. It’s okay that you didn’t know that. #ThatsNormal

The rest are available over at BellandEdward.com

Q: Can you tell us about your audition process for the role of Kate?
A: I believe it was five [auditions], if I remember correctly, it was four or five. Initially, they didn’t tell us which part was for, it was for a “Russian sister.” We weren’t given the exact specifications and we were given these fake scenes that were sort of relevant to the story but weren’t actually from the script. They were sort of this rewrite to make it ambiguous so we wouldn’t know who it was, because if you didn’t get the part they didn’t want you walking away with any plot details. I went back in several different times, they wanted me to do different things like straighten my hair because they thought it looked too much like somebody else, then they gave me some new material. There were a lot of people who had to make the decision and everyone had to come in line. It was my part they had some trouble with because according to Maggie [Grace] and MyAnna [Buring] they just sent tapes in and several weeks later found out they got the role. I didn’t have as easy of a time getting the job.

Q: At what point did you first meet Lee Pace and what was it like working with him?
A: I absolutely adore that man, he is just a delight! You have to get really close to a person when they’re playing your lover, and we just got along right away. I met him on set the first day and the first scene we shot together we had already progressed quickly through the love story so we had to pull it all together right away.

Go over to BellandEdward.com to read the rest of the interview.

Oh guys there’s more from where this came from. Guess when??? That’s right. On FRIDAY!

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