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MTV: We can also see some teases of a dark Dakota Fanning in the “New Moon” trailer. How is she in the film?
Sheen: She’s fantastic. She’s scary as hell, but she looks so sweet. She’s got a great character there. People are really going to love her.
MTV: What’s the one “New Moon” scene you’re most excited to see come together?
Sheen: There’s a great scene that involves all of them. Robert, Kristen — Ashley is there as well. All the Volturi are there, and we’re on this amazing set, and there’s a lot of effects and stuff. I think that will be amazing.
Read the whole interview HERE!
The Collider interviewed Michael Sheen (Aro) about his upcoming projects:
So going into “Twilight: New Moon”, were you nervous about taking this role because you had already come from a franchise like that, or were you more excited for the role? What was your thought process and what was it like making the film with all the hubbub around it?
Michael Sheen: I was mainly excited about it because I knew I would make my daughter very happy. Up front, that was the main reason. And then I read the books and I really enjoyed the books. I didn’t think I was going to, but I really did enjoy them. Then I was concerned that the fans of “Twilight” would be like, “But he’s played a werewolf; we can’t have him as a vampire,” and all that. But it hasn’t been like that. And because it was a very different character and I could sort of lose myself in it, hopefully people won’t have a problem with me having been in this other werewolf/vampire franchise. So when I went to do it, I just loved the character. I relished the opportunity to be there and be part of it. Now I’m just very pleased to have a whole new generation of people I can scare.
Read it all and see the video HERE
Words on the street that “Frost/Nixon” star Michael Sheen is joining “Tron Legacy” have been proven to be a true one. Walt Disney Pictures has confirmed that the 40-year-old BAFTA-nominated actor has officially become a part of the “Tron” sequel’s cast ensemble via Twitter on Wednesday, July 29.
In a response to a confirmation plea made by fansite Michael Sheen Online, the studio tweeted, “Yes, Michael Sheen will have a role in Tron Legacy!” Although coming out with such answer, the mouse house didn’t go on further on detailing what character the actor will tackle in the movie. Hence, it is still unclear whether Sheen will be the villain as what has been suggested earlier.
“I love the thing in the books that Stephenie [Meyer] wrote about how these vampires are all – well, the Cullen family – really beautiful, and that’s what lures people into their web,” Sheen admits. “And yet, Aro is not like that. She describes Aro as being not the same sort of thing. I like the idea that it’s his voice that lulls people in or his sort of demeanor rather than the way he looks, because he looks quite weird and scary. But yes, I’ve tried to go down that route [to]make him very mesmerizing to people, that his voice is gentle and soft. And yet, there’s something kind of unhinged about him.”
On this day, Sheen is in the middle of a dramatic scene where he meets Bella (Kristen Stewart) for the first time. He says Stephenie told him she loved writing this moment in the book and he’s personally read the passage over and over again because of the detail she provides about Aro within it.
“She describes his voice as being quite feathery – that’s what gave me the idea of making it very soft, and light. I think she describes it as being like a sigh, his voice,” Sheen says. “And that he’s a bit like a concerned grandfather at times, with Edward. I like the idea of him being, even though he’s this kind of deadly, really dangerous character, there’s something quite sentimental about him, quite soft, and yet the next moment he could eat you.”
Read it all here.