Guri Weinberg, who plays the Romanian vampire Stefan in Breaking Dawn Part 2, shares his Breaking Dawn casting story on his new blog.
So, I’m runnning errands and my wife calls me and says, “Guri, you have an audition next week for some vampire film and the part seems completely wrong for you. I just don’t see them offering you this role.”
I call my manager’s office and her assistant, Elana, answers. I tell her that based on the breakdown, I feel I am not right for the role AND I have never used a Romanian dialect in my life. So, I think I’m going to pass on this one. Then I hear silence. TENSE silence. The kind of silence that makes you want to hide sharp objects.
“It’s TWILIGHT, Guri. I don’t CARE what you think of the role. Not only will you audition with a FANTASTIC Romanian dialect, you better get it…”
“Bbbbuuuttt…”, I stammer.
“I WANT TO MEET STEPHANIE!”
“OK”, I answer…meekly…
I go in with a QUICKLY developed Romanian dialect and…I get the offer. I couldn’t WAIT to tell my wife.
“Don’t make a big deal out of it. I am STILL right most of the time.” was my wife’s response followed closely with “You know, Guri…I think we’re in for some big changes with this one.” She kissed me, gave me a hug and said, “I think we’ll need wine.” and opened a bottle.
I dig that chick.
From there, my life becomes a whirlwind of change.
One change in particular that seemed innocuous – Summit P.R. ask me to get a Twitter account. I do but am unsure why Twilight fans would be interested in me, especially before the film is even out. However, it turns out that Twilight fans start blowing up my rather modest “followers” list. These are PASSIONATE fans and these are highly anticipated films in the saga and…they have lots of questions. So, before I know it I’m tweeting with Twifans all around the world. Paparazzi then start tracking me through Twitter and shooting me at airports. My life has come down to a blue bird.
The thing is…most of my stories take more than 140 characters. And, I realized, I have a LOT of great stories about people I’ve met, worked with, laughed with and cried with over the years, ‘Breaking Dawn’ being the biggest bag ‘o’ stories. So, I started writing them down.
So, welcome to my blog.
For the complete story, visit Guri’s Blog HERE.