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Xavier Samuel: Twilight's Newest Star For 'Eclipse'

Xavier Samuel: Twilight's Newest Star For 'Eclipse'

Australian baby face Xavier Samuel has been cast in Eclipse, the third flick in the Twilight franchise.

“I don’t have any facial hair, so it will be a while before I play the gruff leading man,” Xavier has said. “Maybe one day I’ll get to play my actual age. For now my baby face has condemned me to play the teenager.”

According to THR, Xavier, 25, will play newborn vampire Riley, a good-looking college student who joins the plot of villain Victoria to murder protagonist Bella (Kristen Stewart). Riley is corrupted by Victoria, for whom he has an inexplicable weakness.

Eclipse stars shooting next month in Vancouver.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Twilight‘s latest star — HOT or NOT?

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  • ck_always

    meh, don’t find him appealing but whatever works.

  • beatriz


  • ME

    umm. . . ew, NOT!

  • Amanda

    Ick, he might be good, just wouldn’t be my choice for the role.

  • diana

    Don’t judge until you watch the movie next year.

    People said EWWW about Robert Pattinson, now look what happened!

  • Amy

    Hmmm, I don’t know…I guess it might work.

  • Aliza

    I guess he’ll work.

    But, meh… I wanted Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter) to be Riley…


  • blah

    Wow… there are more Australian actors working in America at the moment than actual American ones….. !

  • rpattzfan

    Huh? He’s alright. Kinda a less hot aussie version of Taylor Lautner… but definitely no RPattz uhhhhh… yeah definitely not!

  • twifanatic Amanda

    NOOO! I wanted Craig Deering to be Riley! Well shit…


    MMM :S

  • Anonymous

    well as far as acting goes hes good from what ive seen…you can check out his movie NewCastle is pretty cool and he gives a good preformance…but he looks way better with longer hair like he did in tha movie,

  • Safiya

    i think he’ll do i dont really care who plays riley anyways all the major roles are taken so its all good

  • Saudia

    ohh nice .. the Twilight saga has so much eye candy .. loves it

  • katherine

    NOT. Sorry

  • jorja


  • courtney

    chaa, yeah right.
    just because people nab small roles in a franchise they are suddenly considered big things, the role of riley isnt that huuuge, im just like meh on this guy.

    who cares about the small role of riley (who dies BTW)

  • simplylovely


  • lauren

    he has a nice smile

  • antonia toni galic

    NO CRAIG DEERING D; he shouldve been riley. He wouldve been PERFECT. damnnnnnnn. but this guy is pretty good looking. x)

  • Lisa

    ehh.. hes okay.. i pictured someone younger though

  • Lisa

    wait. hes 25? wait okay i pictured someone WAYY younger

  • Infant Life Jacket

    wow he is 25?

  • michelle

    He’s cute, but certainly doesn’t look his age, which should be a good thing!!!

  • karool


  • dfjfj

    I LOVED him in “Newcastle”!!

  • kyraplus182

    NOOOO!!!!! I wanted Tom Felton!!!!!! He’s cute but no where close to Tom

  • stella

    i dont think so. it’ll be better if it’s chace crawford.

  • 9 lives

    Interesting plot….very interesting…..inexplicable even.

  • serah

    i think he is sorta cute but the vision in my head from reading the book i thought he would be blonde :s

  • be good!

    I hope it’s good. I hope it’s not a disappointment. Sometimes sequels don’t live up to their hype. Sometimes they are completely misleading. Well, Stephenie is a quality writer and a quality person, so I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt. She hasn’t disappointed me yet, so I’ll just bet this will turn out to be a classic.

  • Punk-Pixie

    Finally a aussie in this movie!
    I think he is supper hot and that he is perfect. Better looking the Rob too!
    If i was Bella i would let him attack me

  • Jenny

    He looks lite HUNTER PARRISH from weeds.

  • elle

    ehh. he’s alright. they definitley could have picked a better riley.
    cant see this guy going head to head with edward.

  • jessy ..

    he suits Riley :)

  • Sheen

    Totally cool!!!!!

  • mks

    These pictures do not do him justice. Trust me. He is very cute!! And more importantly a lovely person.

  • amy

    i was soo hoping it would be Tom Felton – Malfoy from harry potter. he is so cute and he was really good in half blood prince. if not him i would have wanted channing tatum to be riley.

  • Josie

    OMG! He will be perfect! What a cutie :)

  • ahmoniqued

    And his an AUSSIE!
    Yayayyaa, I’m an Aussie too.
    That is all. For now (x

  • bvr

    ^Hallelujah I agree. Twilighters have so many expectations and throw tantrums when things don’t go their way eurgh. Xavier is cute, not hot. And yes, I am probably biased because he’s Australian.

  • Wynters

    He is exactly how I saw Riley in my head. There were rumors of a few bigger names up for this part but none of them were very close to the book. I think this was great casting on physicality but we’ll see how he does with acting.

  • Anastacia

    not bad, not bad… X)
    but I thought Channing Totum was going to play Riley??? :(

  • cristina

    wow I think he is PERFECT

  • hello*beautiful

    He looks like he could play the part very well.. i wish him the BEST of luck, and people don’t need to judge him until they see the movie. Remember when many were sayng ew to robert pattinson- now look what happened. He’s a hearthrob. Congrats Xavier Samuel & good luck :)

  • Toni

    YES!!!! he definitely fits Riley’s character, actually he’s close to how I pictured him :)
    He’s cute

  • Eve


  • katie

    He’s cute, but I really can’t see him as Riley.

  • angie

    oooo he’s cute, and i have a thing for australian accents! though im sure he wont use that in the movie. i thought channing tatum was gonna play riley. though i think Xavier is better cause he looks younger and isnt all macho muscular

  • Tori

    he’s gorgeous,
    but i wonder how he’s gonna do…..