Marlane Barnes, who plays a member of the Irish Coven in the upcoming 'Breaking Dawn, Part 2,' recently gushed over the kindness of 'Twilight' superstars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
Speaking to the Pattinson Post, the American actress had only good things to say about her co-stars and the experience of acting in one of the most anticipated films of the year.
"We all spent a lot of time around one another for this shoot. Both onset and off I really got the impression that he is a very sweet, earnest guy who has a lot of interests," she said.
"He also wants everyone to have a good time! He and Kristen both made it a point to go to the crew wrap party in Baton Rouge, for all the locals who wouldn’t be moving on to Vancouver. I think that says a lot about their team spirit and gratitude for all the work that goes on behind the scenes. I was really glad to have met both of them."
Barnes also discussed her role as vampire Maggie, a member of the Irish Coven.
"The Irish coven has seen and experienced a lot. Literature speaks to the Irish as a people who have a huge history of enduring and suffering oppression. They are also big on family, so I chose that Maggie had once come from a big family. Even though she doesn’t remember a lot of it, she has a lasting impression that it is something worth fighting for. So, I felt very strongly that she would be committed to helping the Cullen’s stay together and be very suspicious of any peace offering from the Volturi," said Barnes, who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a Master of Fine Arts in acting.
"I also felt that she was newer to being a vampire than Siobahn and Liam. They had seen and been through even more as a pair. The Irish coven is definitely a brave and resolute group – they do what they came to do and then they make their exit!"
The muli-talented actress says she is also working on a young adult supernatural historical fiction book of her own about a girl in 5th century Ireland.
"The fact that I was cast as an Irish vampire after having already spent a lot of time learning about the culture was pretty amazing! Not to mention that my boyfriend’s family is from Eniskillen, Ireland. I think Ireland and I are not finished yet!" she added.
'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2' arrives in theaters on November 16, 2012.
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