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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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# 1

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

# 3

umm. . . ew, NOT!

# 4

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

# 5

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

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

# 6

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

# 7

I guess he’ll work.

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


# 8

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

# 9

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

twifanatic Amanda @ 07/16/2009 at 11:45 pm

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

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,

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

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

NOT. Sorry


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 @ 07/17/2009 at 12:07 am


he has a nice smile

antonia toni galic @ 07/17/2009 at 12:19 am

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

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

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

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

I LOVED him in “Newcastle”!!

kyraplus182 @ 07/17/2009 at 1:59 am

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

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

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

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

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 @ 07/17/2009 at 3:08 am

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

He looks lite HUNTER PARRISH from weeds.

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

he suits Riley :)

Totally cool!!!!!

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

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.

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

ahmoniqued @ 07/17/2009 at 8:42 am

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

^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.

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 @ 07/17/2009 at 9:33 am

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

wow I think he is PERFECT

hello*beautiful @ 07/17/2009 at 10:23 am

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 :)

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

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

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

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


Zac_Efron_Maniac @ 07/17/2009 at 12:37 pm

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

kris23ten @ 07/17/2009 at 1:07 pm

I think he’s adorable!!!!!

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.

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.

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.

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

ashmeitta @ 07/17/2009 at 5:22 pm

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 !

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

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

branflakes18 @ 07/17/2009 at 7:55 pm

Very cute.

#1twilightfan @ 07/17/2009 at 8:15 pm


Sassy swan cullen @ 07/18/2009 at 1:18 am

I think he would be great for Riley.

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

Jackson_lover @ 07/18/2009 at 1:48 am

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

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]

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. ;)


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(:

Isabella1918 @ 07/19/2009 at 7:48 pm

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

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

ann ausssie… :)

kinda hot but i prefer tom felton!

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.

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..

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

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

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!

rawr_mwah @ 08/07/2009 at 2:44 am

rawr, sexxxxy.
rawr, grawr, rawr!

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

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


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

TOM FELTON should have been Riley!

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 ****.

yall jus haten on people

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