Tyson Houseman aka Quil Ateara in New Moon gave an exclusive first interview to SayWhatNews. The 19 year old who currently resides in Vancouver, BC talks candidly about his upcoming role in New Moon as well as working with fellow cast members Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson and Bronson Pelletier’s shoe hitting him in the face!
SayWhatNews: Tyson you are a Native Indian of First Nation Descendant of the Cree Nation. Is it true that each member in the films Wolf Pack had to be of Native desent?
Tyson: Yes. At the open casting call they had to come down the line up and make sure everyone was of native descent, or they wouldn’t let them audition. I think it’s great that they cast native people for the parts, because it allows us to fall into the character much easier. There is a deeper level that we can relate to the character on.
SayWhatNews: I totally agree. Why have some pretend to be when you can have the real thing. Its more believable. Your character Quil is one of the first of the Wolf Pack to “imprint”, but he causes a scandal because its on Emily’s two-year-old niece, Claire. Now, Jacob (Taylor Lautner) makes an attempt to “explains that there is currently nothing romantic about it, and that Quil will be whatever Claire needs him to be at each point in her life, whether it be a brother, a friend, a protector, or a lover.”
Can you tell us what is the real meaning of “imprint”? I have read many different meanings but the one constant was that it meant finding your soul-mate.
Tyson: It really is essentially another way of saying “soul-mate”. When you imprint on someone, they become your reason for living. I think there is a line from the book that describes it pretty well, and it’s something along the lines of the fact that when you imprint on someone, there is almost a gravitational attraction to that person. You are no longer connected to the earth, you are connected to them.
SayWhatNews: Ooh now that is deep. What is your favorite quote from the movie?
Tyson: This first line that Quil says is “I’m Quil Ateara.” The way I got to say it was so fun, because I had to try to be seductive, but almost in a cheesy way. It was fun.
SayWhatNews: When I go see the film, I’m going to remember that. Now Tyson, can you give us any tidbits about the movie New Moon that has not been revealed yet?
Tyson: I can tell you that you are going to love Quil.
SayWhatNews: We Twilight fans already do. Is it true that you will also star in Eclipse (2010) and Breaking Dawn I (2011)?
Tyson: I have recently finished filming for Eclipse, but I haven’t heard anything from anyone yet about Breaking Dawn.
SayWhatNews: Tell us what was it like working with Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the amazing cast of New Moon? Do you have any funny stories from being on the set?
Tyson: It was great working with everyone. I remember this one time while we were taking a break from filming and me and all the wolf pack guys were throwing around a football, and Bronson Pelletier kicked the football but no one saw that when he kicked the football, his shoe flew off. So I was watching the football and I didn’t realize that the shoe was flying through the air and it ended up smacking me in the face. I had to go back to the makeup trailer to get all the dirt off of my face and redo all my makeup.
Check out the rest of the interview with SayWhatNews here!
[Thanks Roynette Brown @ SayWhatNews for sending this on!]