In the interview Xavier discusses how his life has changed since being cast in Eclipse, and says that the movie is just like the book -
“It’s a bizarre thing, the whole celebrity phenomenon,” Samuel told the Sunday Mail.
“But to see it in action is another thing. It’s a little strange having someone follow you to get a coffee.
“I wasn’t used to that sort of attention, so I just took it in my stride, I guess.
“I think Robert and Kristen do a really good job in dealing with fans.
“They seem to handle it really well, so if I can take a leaf out of their book I should be OK.”
Life in the US has also given Samuel a chance to catch up with fellow Adelaide actor Teresa Palmer, a former castmate from the local indy film 2:37.
“Teresa and I actually spent Halloween in LA together,” he said.
“It was my first Halloween and I went as a Canadian because I just came back from Vancouver. It just involved me putting on a cap, I didn’t really put a lot of effort in. It was either that or go as a Playboy bunny.”
Samuel may have a celebrity lifestyle, but he certainly doesn’t have a car to match – he bought his canary yellow Falcon with Benedict for just $500.
After the New Year, the two are planning to drive it to Sydney, where Benedict is studying at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts.
“The car only has a tape deck, so that’s what we’ve been asking everyone for Christmas – car tapes,” he laughed.
“We were listening to a fair bit of ’50s rock and roll on the way here.”
Meanwhile, Samuel has an obvious tip for Twilight fans wanting the inside scoop on the new film: “If you want to know what happens in the movie, just read the book.”
You can check out the rest of the interview over at Adelaide Now!
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