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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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88 Responses to “Xavier Samuel: Twilight's Newest Star For 'Eclipse'”

  1. 1
    ck_always Says:

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

  2. 2
    beatriz Says:


  3. 3
    ME Says:

    umm. . . ew, NOT!

  4. 4
    Amanda Says:

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

  5. 5
    diana Says:

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

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

  6. 6
    Amy Says:

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

  7. 7
    Aliza Says:

    I guess he’ll work.

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


  8. 8
    blah Says:

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

  9. 9
    rpattzfan Says:

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

  10. 10
    twifanatic Amanda Says:

    NOOO! I wanted Craig Deering to be Riley! Well ****

  11. 11
    VALE_RIA Says:

    MMM :S

  12. 12
    Anonymous Says:

    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,

  13. 13
    Safiya Says:

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

  14. 14
    Saudia Says:

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

  15. 15
    katherine Says:

    NOT. Sorry

  16. 16
    jorja Says:


  17. 17
    courtney Says:

    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)

  18. 18
    simplylovely Says:


  19. 19
    lauren Says:

    he has a nice smile

  20. 20
    antonia toni galic Says:

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

  21. 21
    Lisa Says:

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

  22. 22
    Lisa Says:

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

  23. 23
    Infant Life Jacket Says:

    wow he is 25?

  24. 24
    michelle Says:

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

  25. 25
    karool Says:


  26. 26
    dfjfj Says:

    I LOVED him in “Newcastle”!!

  27. 27
    kyraplus182 Says:

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

  28. 28
    stella Says:

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

  29. 29
    9 lives Says:

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

  30. 30
    serah Says:

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

  31. 31
    be good! Says:

    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.

  32. 32
    Punk-Pixie Says:

    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

  33. 33
    Jenny Says:

    He looks lite HUNTER PARRISH from weeds.

  34. 34
    elle Says:

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

  35. 35
    jessy .. Says:

    he suits Riley :)

  36. 36
    Sheen Says:

    Totally cool!!!!!

  37. 37
    mks Says:

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

  38. 38
    amy Says:

    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.

  39. 39
    Josie Says:

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

  40. 40
    ahmoniqued Says:

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

  41. 41
    bvr Says:

    ^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.

  42. 42
    Wynters Says:

    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.

  43. 43
    Anastacia Says:

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

  44. 44
    cristina Says:

    wow I think he is PERFECT

  45. 45
    hello*beautiful Says:

    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 :)

  46. 46
    Toni Says:

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

  47. 47
    Eve Says:


  48. 48
    katie Says:

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

  49. 49
    angie Says:

    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

  50. 50
    Tori Says:

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


  51. 51
    Zac_Efron_Maniac Says:

    dn`t think so
    and i agree with Aliza Tom Felton would be gr8 4 za role

  52. 52
    kris23ten Says:

    I think he’s adorable!!!!!

  53. 53
    lilah Says:

    did you guys just say he’s NOT hot?
    psssh. go look at yourselves in the mirror and come back.
    now he looks hotter. :P
    bwuahhahahah! i actually quite like him. he’s alot like how i imagined riley while reading eclipse, NOT tom felton who will always be draco for me and definitely NOT channing tatum. he’s got no business in the twilight movies. ;)
    good job summit.

  54. 54
    Teresa Says:

    He looks a lot younger than his age, which is good for the role of Riley since he isn’t suppose to be that old or anything. He’s cute, and boyish looking — unlike Channing Tatum who looks too old for the part and is too built. Tom Felton looks too old . . . and isn’t appealing looks-wise to a lot of people.

  55. 55
    Janell Says:

    I thought they were going with the guy from Step Up, but he’s cool. Riley’s not in the book for long and he’s not Edward.

  56. 56
    @ndré@ Says:

    HOT HOT HOT (;

  57. 57
    andrea Says:

    I LOVED LOVED LOVED him in “Newcastle”!!
    (he’s the guy with black hair)

  58. 58
    KAW Says:


  59. 59
    ashmeitta Says:

    well he seems to be fine . but i guess someone who looks even younger would have been better . Riley was way too young after all ?! and this guy is about what ? 25 !

  60. 60
    aky Says:

    ummm let’s just see if he can play the role well

  61. 61
    zzzzz- Says:

    Shut up, idiot.

  62. 62
    Helena Says:

    yeah, riley is such a pivotal character that the guy who plays him has to be SO SPARKLY GORGEOUS.

    this actor works terribly well for me. didnt think they’d even make riley so good looking

  63. 63
    branflakes18 Says:

    Very cute.

  64. 64
    #1twilightfan Says:


  65. 65
    Sassy swan cullen Says:

    I think he would be great for Riley.

  66. 66
    eviee Says:

    omg hes australian that is seriously awesome.
    and hes waaaay hott
    cant wait !

  67. 67
    Jackson_lover Says:

    OMG! YAY! MORE AUSSIES!!! Tom Felton would be cool but there is no problem with a HOT AUSSIE! BRING THEM ON!!! WOO!

  68. 68
    Cristina Says:

    he is my best friends mums friends son haha
    he is really attractive; not that i’ve ever met him.
    but i think he is perfect X]

  69. 69
    Ke Says:

    I think he is handsome with a beautiful smile. I think he will be a good Riley. You all have to be open minded to his talents and what he will bring to Eclipse. I find Australians to be quite gorgeous! We cannot forget that Kristen Stewart is half Aussie. And he certainly looks young for his age, but ey if he got it. He got it! I’m very cool with it. Welcome, Xavier. ;)

  70. 70
    Louu Says:


    don’t say bad things about him before you see! i think he will be awsome at playing riley!! it should be awsome to see an Austrailian in eclipse. im happy for him(:

  71. 71
    Isabella1918 Says:

    I think he’ll make a good Riley. I can’t wait to see Seth and Edward rip him apart!!!

  72. 72
    Bekkah Says:

    Very charming guy with a great personality.
    His acting skills are tremendous :)

  73. 73
    rrosey Says:

    ann ausssie… :)

  74. 74
    agnes Says:

    kinda hot but i prefer tom felton!

  75. 75
    karen Says:

    He’s a cutie! Yummy, another accent…well, at least off-camera. I have complete faith in the casting. Just look at the brilliance of the casting of “Twilight”: without them casting unknowns we wouldn’t have Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Taylor Lautner, Christian Serratos, Mike Welch, Anna Kendrick, etc.

  76. 76
    Gabi Says:

    i wanted tom felton to play riley but who know maybe this guy will be good.. im not going to judge him until i see the movie..

  77. 77
    shannon Says:

    Check out Xavier in Newcastle, an Australian movie about surfers. He had this punk look going on. He was very cute. Love his voice.

  78. 78
    Caroline Says:

    I think he’s cute…he could totally play Riley.

  79. 79
    tomfelton Says:

    OMG no i already hate him…Tom Felton was supposed to be Riley..i think he would be a much better Riley….ugh i officially hate this kid he just ruined the entire Eclipse Movie ugh i am so ticked right now i seriously think i might cry!

  80. 80
    rawr_mwah Says:

    rawr, sexxxxy.
    rawr, grawr, rawr!

  81. 81
    jan Says:

    @Aliza: me too he would be perferct. the look the part everything

  82. 82
    Alllllly Says:

    wooo ausssie aussie:), i think he is gorgeous, but i love taylor lautner

  83. 83
    meeegan Says:

    OI! OI! OI!

  84. 84
    alex Says:

    hes not that bad looking, cute? yes…hot? i wouldn’t go that far. hes def’s not as hot as Rob..but then, what man is. haha
    he’s an Aussie, doing Australia proud so i dont care about his looks too much. Aussie,Aussie,Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! =)
    from what ive seen hes a pretty good actor

  85. 85
    mira Says:

    TOM FELTON should have been Riley!

  86. 86
    yeahh Says:

    yeah he looks fine. i mean not hot but who knows. he might look better in the movie. i am sooo ready for new moon to come out. ugh man but like i have already just like pictured the movie in my head , haha and i am kinda glade these have new directors. but catherine left out alot of ****.

  87. 87
    Suppress your appetite Says:

    he is 50.

  88. 88
    zoe Says:

    yall jus haten on people

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