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Michael Sheen adds humor to horror in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2”

The British actor reprises his role as a twisted vampire overlord in the fifth and final film based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling supernatural romance novels.
by Brandy McDonnell Published: November 20, 2012
/articleid/3730089/1/pictures/1888315">Photo - Christopher Heyerdahl, left, Michael Sheen, center, and Jamie Campbell Bower are in a scene from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.” AP PHOTO
Christopher Heyerdahl, left, Michael Sheen, center, and Jamie Campbell Bower are in a scene from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.” AP PHOTO

“One is a slightly self-delusional psychopath, and the other one is Aro,” he quipped cheekily. “When Aro is trying to sort of convince all the other vampires what they should do ... and trying to sound reasonable when, in fact, he just wants to kind of cause havoc and mayhem, I noticed that I instinctively started using some of Blair's kind of hand gestures, which is quite funny.”

“Breaking Dawn — Part 2” builds up to a dramatic showdown between the Cullens and their allies and the Volturi — or “Team Aro,” as Sheen dubbed them. Although the filmmakers devised an exciting twist ending, shooting it required the actors to endure the monotony of facing off in the fake snow for weeks. Like his immortal character, he began to long for a break in the boredom.

“Towards the last day of the battle scene — and I think it might exist on the DVD — there was this huge dance that happened, where the Cullens ... suddenly went into this choreographed dance routine to ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).' It was fantastic! That broke the boredom, for once,” he said.

Not surprisingly, he got into the uproarious spirit of the supernatural dance-off.

“Michael Sheen had some of the craziest moves because he really incorporated his character into his moves,” said Nikki Reed, who plays Cullen adoptee Rosalie Hale, in a separate presser. “So we were like coming towards him ... and Michael Sheen was just being like really fierce ... It was just very funny. He's great.”

Travel and accommodations provided by Summit Entertainment.

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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I really creep myself out in this film. I don't usually, but there are moments in it where, you know, you suddenly see how much he enjoys the violence and just the general meanness and there's like this smile (that shows) the kind of insanity ... that's going on underneath. So keeping it kind of light and playful for it kind of really helps you then go for the more sort of nastiness.”

Michael Sheen,
On playing vampire ruler Aro

in “Breaking Dawn Part 2”


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