February 1, 2009

No New Moon for Original Wolfpack? Sam & Embry Potentially Re-Cast

I first suspected that Solomon Trimble's New Moon gig was up in the air when the New Moon Casting Call was released, and the role of Sam Uley showed up on the list.

My suspicions were reinforced by a recent story that I read on indigenousportal.com, which details Native Americans' outrage over what they hold as deceptions in and around the production of Twilight:
"In a film with such a strong Native American theme, only two actors of Native American decent were hired. But due to reasons unknown, Solomon Trimble (Apache) who played and established the character of Sam Uley, has suddenly lost his role.

Sam Uley's character has been re-posted onto the Hollywood-casting breakdown, and it is obvious that Hollywood is now looking for a more marketable teen heartthrob celebrity actor to play the more substantial and very desirable part."
If this is true, it's truly a disappointment for Solomon, as well as Krys, who played Embry in Twilight, since the role of Embry Call is also up for grabs. Solomon had spent some time delving into the character of Sam Uley, even penning a poem inspired by Sam's love for Emily, which you can see on Solomon's MySpace page.

Actually, neither role is listed on the official Twilight Movie site Cast & Crew list, though Solomon is credited on IMDB as Sam Uley. Now, all of this is unconfirmed speculation, so take it with a grain of salt; perhaps Solomon & Krys will still have a shot at the roles, after everything shakes out. We shall see! In the meantime, enjoy Twilight Lexicon's old Wolfpack interview again:

12 comments:

  1. I've seen that announcement you're talking about from indigenousportal.com

    It was sent out very early in the year, back when there were rumors swirling of Vanessa Hudgens and Brenda Song. There was a call for a protest. Unfortunately, the e-mail or post they used to garner support was full of fan rumor and misinformation.

    I don't know if it would be good to confirm your suspicions on it :-/

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  2. Oh, thats terrible if it is true. I hope they keep their roles!

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  3. Sam has a bigger acting role in NM so ofcourse they're going to reconsider. It's not that hard to believe they would be re-casted. I mean who's heard of Solomon Trimble the actor? Is he even an actor? other movies? acting abilities? I thought they were just extras. When I saw Twilight I didn't think they were sam & embry (their names weren't introduce in the movie) I thought they were just two random N-indians tagging along with Jacob. Embry/Kris? We don't even know his last name umm yeah we need real actors I want NM to be a great film

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  4. As far as Sol's experience goes, if that is why he should be recast then alot of the major actors should be recast because of thier acting in Twilight. Kristen is a great actress but in Twilight she acted like she had never acted before. Everything sounded so scripted. Was that the reason why Cathrine was not brought back as director? I hope that Chris gives us a great movie, I was very disapointed with Twilight. I think recasting the actors we are already familir with is not going to help the movie rather pulling the actors full potential will. Has anyone ever met anyone who acts like "Bella" in the movie? She had more emotion in the book series. She seemed dead and depressed and totally over reacting throughout the whole movie. That killed it for me. I really hope that changes. Actually it would be perfect for when Edward leaves but not when she's falling in love.

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  5. i am absolutly obsessed with jacob black.

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  6. Ok I am a little ticked I mean in the books it says that Sam Uley is quite older than the rest of the pack.So why replace Solomon I mean,he fits the description and atleast stick to one true detail with the book.Ok and the actor for Embry I mean why replace,he is gorgeous and he has the body and very good skin color lol.But other than that I think it's a mistake to replace these two very great actors.And so what if they aren't well known maybe this could be thier big break.Like Taylor Latner's was in Shark Boy and Lava Girl......Think about it :)

    Sincerely, A Twilight Lover and Freak o_0

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  7. i completely agree. i hope they stick to the book better in new moon than in twilight. i think the movie sucked compared to the books.

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  8. I dont remember them ever introducing these actors in the movie as Sam and Embry they just say they're Jacob's friends. I've seen the wolf pack and the new guys work better. And as for being of Native American decent Taylor Lautner is part Native American.

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  9. well they had to re-cast them the peole in twilight who played sam and embry don't match the sam and embry in the book. but what about quil, i know they casted him but why isn't there any pitures or videos of him? is he gonna be in the movie?

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  10. i noticed that but im really mad that they recasted victoria especially since shes such an important person in eclipse. i made sure to go see new moon on the first day

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  11. i saw the eclipse trailor and the breaking dawn and they recasted for a new JACOB i think Taylor launtner is so much better than that new dude

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  12. i was a little into twilight wen i got to watch the movie at home with my twin and elder sis. That was last year, then wen New Moon came out, i was alittle excited... but i was lucky enough to watch it at the cinema's ON MY B'DAY!
    i luv New Moon now =) i hope they still recast the same actors for Eclipse and Breaking Dawn

    Sincerly K.S

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