Chris Weitz talks about the wolf pack
First look at the wolf pack, sans shirts!
Four actors — Chaske Spencer, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Bronson Pelletier, all with Native American heritage — join Taylor Lautner, 17, who returns as a hairier, scarier Jacob Black.
New Moon director, Chris Weitz recently spoke to USA Today about the wolf pack.
The Twilight sequel is filming now, and between takes, the actors usually are working out with barbells, doing push-ups or chowing down on steak, Weitz says. "They went through wolf camp together, and they are in constant training. It paid off as a bonding thing for them and helped them to get to know one another. They drove each other to get more buff."
He also gave an interesting tidbit about the wolves.
No amount of weightlifting, however, would allow them to act out the wolf portion of their performances; the beasts are about the size of horses and race around on all fours.Instead, the transformations are computer-generated, although one part of each wolf might seem familiar.
"They all have the actor's eyes," Weitz says.
Among wolf pack job requirements: the ability to work half-naked no matter what the weather in the Vancouver, B.C., area, where the film has been shooting for several weeks.
"It's not pleasant for the actors. But they have all been good-natured. They show up on location in drenching, cold rain, and I say, 'OK, off with the robes.' "
The movie is scheduled to release here in Malaysia on 27th November.