April 12, 2009

Michael Sheen Will Make a Sinister, Creeptastic Aro

Daily Mail reports:

In New Moon, Sheen will play Aro, the leader of an Italian vampire clan called the Volturi.

Director Chris Weitz confirmed Sheen’s casting to The Mail on Sunday and said he had ‘aggressively’ pursued the actor.

‘Michael’s role is so important because he’s the head of all vampires,’ he said. ‘Aro is, on the surface, a very gracious and friendly vampire, but beneath that he is a tremendous threat.’

While not exactly Ben Barnes eye-candy, I think that the casting of Michael Sheen will bring gravity & balance to New Moon. Read the rest here.

Thanks to Nino, Mary, Kim & Amber for keeping me on top of the TwiCrack while I'm out here in Vancouver utterly failing at my novice attempt at set-stalking and just stuffing my face on good food. :-)


  1. That's exciting, Michael Sheen will make a terrific Aro.

  2. Man, when I first read that a "Michael" had been cast as Aro, my brain lept to "Michael Emerson" who's 'Ben' on LOST!

    Could you IMAGINE what a fantastic Aro HE would make???!!!

    Anyway, cool news!
    I'm seriously excited about seeing NM!

  3. http://www.mugglespace.com/group/harrypotterfanswhohatetwilight/forum/topics/harry-potter-is-and-always

  4. He will be fantastic! Woo hoo!

  5. He'll be a great Aro!

    I trust you to accidentally on purpose run into Rob in Vancouver! Come on! :))

  6. wow i actually think he will make an awesome aro!

  7. What a good choice. Fans will get the perfect Aro thanks to him!

    Pretty clever to have picked up actors with age differences to play the heads of Volturi coven. That's smart :) Can't wait to know who will be the 3rd one.
    Funny coz he plaid a werewolf and now will play a vampire. He might be one of the only actors to have plaid both creatures on big screen.

  8. I think it's so awesome that you're in Vancouver Twi! Plz get us an "I met Rob story" quick! ;)
    Michael is going to make a tremendously awesome Aro. I'm super excited about this!

  9. Well even though I do wish Ben Barnes played Aro, Michael Sheen is an excellent choice :)
    Summit Entertainment are such Anglophiles! haha. I bet all 3 Volturi will be played by British actors.

  10. I think he would be a great Aro as well, however I'm not sure about their reasons.

    Why did he agree to do New Moon? The part isn't huge maybe a chapter or two out of the book has Aro in it and he doesn't reappear until Breaking Dawn.

    I just hope their not going to take away from the main point of the story to make his part bigger or Dakotas. They were not cast in leading roles so don't make it that way.

  11. Victoria said...

    April 12, 2009 2:41 AM

    That girl is insane... she has a video of 41 why harry potter is better than twilight... right....


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