USA Today has posted a brief story on Michael Sheen’s shift from lycan to vampire. Here’s a brief snippet:
Why join the bloodsuckers?
“I wanted to see how the other half lived,” Sheen explains with a grin. “Or unlived.”
So what kind of vamp is Aro? “I suppose the Volturi are like the royal family of vampires, and while he is more their spokesperson in the books, he is their leader in the film. He’s got a sort of regality about him.
“I like the way director Chris Weitz describes him. On the surface, he is very charming and very warm, sort of likable and soft. But underneath, you get the sense he is a psychopathic killer. I love playing with that idea.”