In Utah This Week had the chance to interview Justin and Mike last week when they were in Salt Lake City for the New Moon DVD Release Party. Here’s a brief excerpt:
I ask if they are worried that they will always be associated with the “Twilight” films rather than the roles they’ll have in the future.
Welch says, “I’ve always looked at acting as a marathon, not a sprint. It is what I love and plan on doing for the rest of my life. I’ve been very blessed that I’ve been able to build my reputation as an actor a brick at a time. This part of my career is another brick, a great stepping stone. Everything I get to do from here on out, I get to do, at least in a small part, because of ['Twilight']. So, yes, those thoughts to cross the back of your mind but at a certain point you have to have confidence and faith that things are going to turn out they way they are supposed to as long as you put in the work.”
Chon nods, ” I’ve thought about it. Is this the role I’m going to be best known for? Will I always be Justin Chon from ‘Twilight’? It is a portion of my life but it doesn’t define me. What I view as important is ultimately going to define who I am to myself. At the end of the day I just want to be doing something I love. If they just know me from ‘Twilight’ that’s fine.”
It’s a great interview, and you can go here to read the rest.