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20
Jul
10

New Photo Of Alex Meraz

Here is a behind-the-scenes photo of Alex Meraz during today’s photo shoot. The artwork you see in the background are a handful of Alex’s paintings, including the most recent one he shared with us over Twitter. Can’t wait to see the final shots from this photoshoot…looks like they are going to be amazing! And this gives Alex’s fans a chance to see more of his artistic-side as a painter.

Special thank you to Brian Kelly Graham @briankgraham and http://www.WNDRWRKS.com for sharing this photo with us.

Source Virginia Twilight Moms Via The Meraz Effect

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20
Jul
10

View London Interview with Alex Meraz

 

Alex Meraz made his first appearance in the Twilight films in New Moon, where he played Paul, a friend of werewolf Jacob Black, who also happened to be a werewolf himself. Alex returns for the role of Paul in the third film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and he was recently in London to talk about the film, along with his training at wolf camp and his crazy fan experiences.

Can you tell us a little bit about the training you went through for the fight scenes in Eclipse?

Alex Meraz (AM): We did what’s now called wolf camp. We did muscle confusion…

Muscle confusion?

AM: Yeah, it’s confusing! It’s like circuit training. But more than anything, what it helped to do was just bond us. We got really comfortable around each other and there are scenes when we’re just goofing off the whole time. We couldn’t tell when the camera started and when it was called “cut”. So, we were always having a great time. But it was a fun experience. But the workouts at wolf camp were kind of forgettable, I guess. I had been working out a bit before because my background is in martial arts and dance. So, it was a pretty organic process to go in there and take my shirt off.

What is it about this series that audiences love about vampires, mysticism and the undead?

AM: I think you said it, love. At the root of every great story is a love story. There’s definitely elements of fantasy within the werewolves, shape-shifters and vampires, but at the end of the day it’s grounded in reality and there’s the love story. I think everyone can relate to that. They know how it is to feel unrequited love, jealousy, revenge, loyalty, having to make choices… I think this film definitely covers all that.

What’s the craziest fan experience you’ve had?

AM: I think it was last year, when we were promoting New Moon, we did this big Q&A in Los Angeles and the whole cast was behind this cage and all the fans were there. Everyone else was sort of turned away from the fans, and I was the only one doing the whole prom thing and waving. And then I saw this fan with a bouquet of flowers and a teddy bear, and she was like, “Come here!” In my mind, I was thinking, “Oh, she shouldn’t have…” So, I go up to her and she was like, “Give it to Kellan!”

Source View London

20
Jul
10

See Alex Meraz, Julia Jones, and Tinsel Korey in Las Vegas

 

Alex Meraz, Julia Jones, and Tinsel Korey are going to be appearing in Las Vegas at two different places: Tao Beach and LAVO.

                     

For More Details Lavo  Tao

Source Twilight Lexicon

20
Jul
10

Eeko Blog: AlexMeraz.com launches

July 12th, 2010 :: text by eeko ninja :: New Project: AlexMeraz.com launches ::

I get a call from Kim Meraz a few months ago about building a site for her husband Alex, who happened to be in the Twilight series. (Insert pause for teenage girl squeel).

So we hit up the Paradise Bakery and talk it over. I find out Alex is not only an actor. He is an an insanely talented artist and dancer. We weren’t building just a site for his acting career, but a site to show off his amazing talent as an artist.

This has been one of the most freeing projects eeko studio has taken on in a long time. Kim, Alex and I, sat and talked about how the site would unfold and how to implement his artwork into a truly creative experience. Each page carefully planned. Each movement in tune with the style of his work. We dig in and talk about him personally and how his art is a reflection of his passions. About his personality and how his life has changed since they had their son. About mixed martial arts, California, dancing and how he started drawing because of a Snoopy sketch he made when he was young.

So dig in, wander around and see the original artwork of Alex Meraz and see him as he is, an artist. Skilled in several disciplines.

Site and cards by eeko studio, printed on 100% recycled, powered through wind

Source: Eeko Studio

20
Jul
10

The Why You’re “Lovin Alex” Giveaway

 

Autographed Picture Of Alex Meraz Giveaway

All you have to do to be entered to win is…

1. Be a member of Lovinalex.webs.com

2. Post a comment to this post saying why your Lovin Alex

Deadline to be entered to win is July 30th at 12:01 am PT

 

A BIG thank you to Jess at Kiowa Gordon Online for making this giveaway possible.

20
Jul
10

Twilight actors ‘wind each other up’ while on set

By Frances Cronin   Newsbeat entertainment reporter

Booboo Stewart and Alex Meraz play werewolves Seth and Paul We’ve heard all about the Twilight vampires but what’s it like to be a werewolf in the record-breaking franchise?

Newsbeat caught up with Alex Meraz and Booboo Stewart who play Paul and Seth to talk fan attention, bare chests and the whole painted-on-abs debate.

The third Twilight movie Eclipse has plenty of bare chest action from the wolf pack, led by Taylor Lautner, but things may not be quite what they seem.

Meraz has admitted that some of the abs are actually painted on: “I’m not shy about it.

“Hell yeah – if I’m going to be immortalised I better look good, paint on my abs.”

In demand

 We have a wolf pack girl now and no one ever tells her to take her shirt off”

Alex Meraz

There was a bit of an awkward pause when we asked him if Taylor Lautner had his painted on too: “Erm, I’m just speaking for myself, I’m being very diplomatic.

“I’m just speaking for myself – I demanded my abs be painted.”

And it’s not just lead actors Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson who get crazy attention from fans.

Meraz says the wolf pack are in demand from fans of all ages: “Some people have different boundaries and some really go above and beyond to really get the full wolf experience.”

And that wolf experience means fans have very specific requests: “They always ask us to take our shirt off,” admitted Meraz. “It’s the craziest thing.”

Sneaky fan

Stewart chips in: “One lady did the best. She said, ‘Oh, so can you tell us if you have an inny or an outy (belly button) and can you show us?’

“That was the sneakiest way to say take your shirt off and we almost did.”

Eclipse sees Pattinson and Lautner’s characters continue to fight for Bella Meraz reveals it’s also a bit one-sided: “We have a wolf pack girl now and no one ever tells her to take her shirt off.”

For the wolf pack there is a lot of running around in forests only wearing cut off jeans and trying to pretend they aren’t freezing.

“Between takes you put your robe on and stand in front of the heater and try and warm up,” says Stewart.

Meraz admits it was tougher to pretend this time round: “In New Moon, the wolf pack, we were eager to play ball.

“It was our first time, we were really excited. This time round it really seemed a little ridiculous.

“I’d look around and see guys with shirts off and painted-on abs and thought, ‘This is so weird’.”

On screen there is major rivalry between the vampires and the wolves, which they have to put aside in Eclipse to battle an army of newborn vampires.

Meraz admits there was banter between the two camps on set too.

He said: “Jackson Rathbone, who plays Jasper, was just finishing a scene as we were waiting to go on set.

“We were standing there with our tops off and he says, ‘Oh, did a YMCA meeting end?’

“So then when our scene was over and Jasper was passing with a few other Cullens I was like, ‘Is The Cure concert over then?'”

Source: NewsBeat

20
Jul
10

What would Twilight Cast take home from set?

 

Robert Pattinson: “I keep everything from the set. I’ve stolen all of Edward’s clothes.”

Kellan Lutz: “Emmett’s Jeep! I’ve wanted it since we shot the first movie. I keep saying that, but nothing’s happened. I’m still waiting!”

Xavier Samuel: “Vampires dress really well, so it would have to be Riley’s jacket. When you run it’s a bit flamboyant, but it looks good. I recommend running in those jackets.”

Tinsel Korey: “My relationship with everybody from set. We get along like a real family. Our relationship is special.”

Taylor Lautner: “All my character wears is jean shorts, so I’ll have to go with those. That’s my only option!”

Elizabeth Reaser: “My original Esme bracelet. I’ve seen reproductions of it in stores, but I want to keep the one that I wear once we finish [filming].

It’s mine!”

Peter Facinelli: “Carlisle’s ring! It has the Cullen crest, the symbol of the whole family, on it. I’d like to take it home and keep it in a drawer somewhere. Once, I couldn’t get it off my finger, so it did go home with me.”

Julia Jones: “Leah’s cut-offs!”

Alex Meraz: “The shorts are all I’ve got! We keep using the same shorts but I keep getting bigger for each film, so the shorts keep getting tighter. By the end of the series, they’re going to be torn. Hey, sex sells and I’m glad to sell it

Sarah Clarke: “In Eclipse, my character wears a cowboy hat and they let me keep it. Now that the movie is out, I won’t be able to wear it as much.”

Source InStyle