April 22, 2009

Chris Weitz Talks Wolf Camp: Driving Each Other To Get More Buff

(Yeah, I posted this gorgeous photo two blog posts in a row, but this is in HQ thanks to Intoxicating Scent. Sue me.)

USA Today, usually I just think of you as the free newspaper that gets shoved under my door when I stay at hotels, but tonight I love you for bringing me WolfCrack!
It took a couple of months and thousands of hopefuls to find a quartet that fits the requirements for New Moon's wolf pack.

No. 1 on the list: Native American or First Nation ancestry, because their characters belong to the Quileute tribe, based in La Push, Wash., both in the book and in real life.

"They had to have papers that proved their heritage," says director Chris Weitz, who was the one who insisted on hiring within the community. "And they had to be in good physical shape."

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."

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.

Source: Wanted: Birth and brawn


  1. Check your email! It's one of your crack suppliers and I need some help! Don't want to put exactly who I am on this entry, but read your email!

  2. Yum. I want to be their water girl!

  3. I love that he insisted they be Native American.

  4. I love that the requirement was that they be true Native Americans too! Thanks for the detailed breakdown for each character!

  5. Oh my...my husband may object to me putting this on my desktop, but yes, definitely pro pack now.

  6. I agree Katherine. I think it was very respectful to the native american culture. Awsome. Im part Lakota Souix, through my Nanas side. But unfortunatly, I look like every other mutt American.

  7. MY OH MY MY MY is my response, too! yum.

  8. i hope they dont wear a wig they l00k just fine


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