Judi Shekoni on the Surreality of Being a Part of the Twilight Saga

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

Judi Shekoni just posted an interview on her Facebook page that she did with Large, a publication based in her hometown of Manchester, England, spoke with her about her involvement in Breaking Dawn:

You’re currently filming for Twilight: Breaking Dawn, playing Amazonian vampire Zafrina – were you a fan of the franchise before securing the role?

Absolutely. I read the first two books when I was on a cruise around the Bahamas with my friend Jenny. I tend not to read fiction but I got to the stage of boredom that I would have tried anything. At first, it seemed a bit weird and I remember thinking ‘I don’t understand, it’s all about kids’, but the more I read, the more hooked I was. At one point, I was like get me off this ship I need to go buy the next book. When the first film was released, me and my friends all booked tickets in advance and we just adored it.

It’s taken on element of the surreal now because just the other day I was stood in the Cullen house, looking at their book shelf thinking as if I’m here!

What has it been like working with the cast?

Everyone has been super nice, there’s an atmosphere of family. Spending time with everyone has been great, Rob (Pattinson) is such a laugh and it’s been an enjoyable experience. There’s a mix of nationalities here, and the Canadians are a lot like the Brits with their humour.  Sometimes you can join a project like this and be met by a few prima-donnas, but that couldn’t be further from the truth here.  All us newcomers are welcomed like we’ve been involved since the beginnings. It helps that we’re in the most beautiful hotel. It’s like a network of private mini lodges; I’ve even got my own fireplace!

Go here to read the rest where Judi talks about whether she’s Team Jacob or Team Edward, if she’s ready for the influx of attention she’ll receive from being part of the Twilight films and much more.

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