It was only a few days ago that we learned of Marisa Quintanilla’s involvement with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (she’s portraying “Huilen” in the film) but already, a few words from her about the Saga have come down.
Speaking to The Monitor, she talked about her casting experience for the role.
She was a fan before she auditioned for the role, which she snagged quickly, though she didn’t know she was cast until months afterward. “I was introduced (to “Twilight”) by my sisters, and my sisters are quite a bit younger than me, and they introduced me to the movies,” Quintanilla said. “And I thought it was really silly at first … and then I watched them and was in love with them and couldn’t wait to see the next one.”
Quintanilla also commented on a couple of other Twilight Saga castmates she got to know during production (namely, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart).
“It was surprisingly amazing and easy and just so easy, breezy, cool and casual,” she said. “They had no attitude; everybody on the set was just kind, generous and in a way that I was just really taken aback by because these people are so famous.” In spite of how some media paint Stewart out to be a snob, she was anything but, Quintanilla said.
“She was just the sweetest thing. She was really nice and shy, if anything,” she said. “She’s so much like (her) character: shy, a little awkward – in the cutest, most endearing kind of way.” And Quintanilla had nothing but praise for Pattinson, too. “Rob, as well, (was) just so nice and soft-spoken. Neither of them is ever loud or getting all the attention or anything like that on set,” Quintanilla said. “They’re just really quiet and do their job and nice to everyone.”
Read the full interview here.
As mentioned before, Quintanilla’s character “Huilen” is the aunt of “Nahuel,” the only other half-human, half-vampire hybrid on earth (who serves as proof, of sorts, that “Renesmee” isn’t an immortal child).
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