On Thursday, November 19th, actor Charlie Bewley (who plays the Volturi enforcer Demetri in The Twilight Saga: New Moon) was the guest of honor for the invitation only VIP meet & greet at the AT&T Experience Store on Central Expressway in Dallas, TX. MGF was honored to be invited to this very exclusive event. Bewley signed autographs and posed for pictures with invited guests of AT&T and answered media questions. He then went to the AT&T sponsored advanced screening of The Twilight Saga: New Moon at Studio Movie Grill in Dallas, where he introduced the film and signed more autographs for the excited audience members.
The AT&T Experience room was full of very excited (mostly female) fans waiting quietly for a chance to get close to Bewley. Due to a tie-up on the freeway, he arrived late to the event and some fans were unable to get their pictures with him. A few very creatively stood close by so that they could be photographed with their AT&T IPhones with themselves and Bewley in the frame. Afterwards, the employees of AT&T store had a group shot taken. Through this all, Bewley was gracious and friendly. He was particularly sweet to some tweens who were extremely agog and amazed. It says something of his personality that he remains calm and unaffected by this attention. Considering this is his first major film role (no other credits are listed on IMDB), he is handling the adulation with serious consideration for anyone associated with the hit series.
This intrepid reporter, who diligently researched questions all day, unfortunately hit a technical snag in her media moment. The digital recorder failed to catch the few questions I was able to remember. Bewley is so sincere when he looks at you, and fan girl that I am, my mind went blank. My first question was “If you had to fight Felix (fellow Volturi enforcer who is also 6’5” to Demetri’s 5’10”) who would win?” Bewley says without a doubt Felix would wipe the floor with him. “You had to (visually) create the back story for Demetri (like his personality on film). Were you able to run your ideas by Stephanie Myers?” He said yes and that she was in agreement with his interpretation. “What projects are you working on now?” Bewley still has the other movies to finish up, but he has moved to Los Angeles and is currently reading scripts and meeting with people all the time. He’s very excited about his prospects now. For anyone curious about what Bewley has done previously, check out this short film created by the Vancouver Film School called Stuffed.
Bewley may have only a small role as a Volturi enforcer in New Moon, but he manages to make his presence felt on screen. In Breaking Dawn, the Volturi’s will have a larger role in the movie, and hopefully we will see more of Bewley’s Demetri using his super tracker abilities. (Article by Reesa Cruz-Hawkins)