The Jackson news just keeps on coming, and I for one am loving it! The latest interview comes from FEARnet who recently had a chance to talk to Jackson about a variety of topics, including Jackson’s back story in Eclipse.
FEARnet: In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, you get to work with Catalina Sandino Moreno…
Ah man, Catalina. That was amazing, working with her. I was a huge fan of Maria, Full of Grace and she was lovely to work with.
We’ll finally get to learn a little bit more about your character, Jasper Hale. What we can expect to see from Jasper’s flashbacks and your scenes with Catalina?
Jasper’s back story is that he was turned into a vampire during the Civil War era, so I got to don the Civil War regalia and ride a horse again — I haven’t been on a horse in like two years, so that was really fun. Basically, that’s how I meet Maria, who’s played by Catalina. Maria turns Jasper in order to make him the leader, or trainer, of the army that she needs in the South. Vampire armies are very prevalent in the South in those days. You’ll get to see a lot of deadly training vampire scenes, and a little bit of the love-lust relationship between Jasper and Maria and how it doesn’t really pan out.
Sounds like the type of turning scene your fans are going to love seeing. From the books and films, we know that vampires are turned with bites in various places; we’ve seen Carlisle, for example, bite Esme rather romantically on the neck to change her. So… can you tell us where exactly Maria bites Jasper?
Where does she bite him? Well, I don’t want to give everything away. I’ve got to keep some little secrets. [Laughs] I think people are going to be pretty happy about it.
Check out the rest of the Q&A here, where Jackson also talks about his band 100 Monkeys. And FEARnet promises more from their chat with Jackson, including discussion about his horror film Dread, his guest role on Criminal Minds, and his upcoming film The Last Airbender. We’ll be sure to post the continued interview when it’s available!