Bright, 16, hasn’t even started filming his scenes as Alec — part of the Volturi vampire clan and twin brother of Jane (Dakota Fanning) in the Twilight sequel New Moon — yet he has been affected by Twilight mania since the day he was cast.
“It’s going to be kind of weird,” admits the Nanaimo, B.C., actor who confesses he had to be dragged to see Twilight, the first in a series of movies based on Stephenie Meyer’s popular romantic teenage vampire novels.
“All the guys were saying, ‘It’s a chick movie,’ but it was really good,” Bright recalls. “I’m glad to be a part of it.”
No sooner had news reports surfaced about Bright joining the New Moon cast headlined by Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Michael Sheen, than he began getting text messages from his friends.
“Even if you’re in it for five minutes, you’re huge,” says the Victoria-born actor who made his debut in a Telus commercial. “You’re revered.”
Not surprisingly, he has also been getting more attention from female friends.
“I say ‘no’ right away, because when they walk up to me, I can sense what they’re going to say,” he says, laughing. “Can you get me Robert Pattinson’s autograph?’ ”