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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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  • Zac_Efron_Maniac

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

  • kris23ten

    I think he’s adorable!!!!!

  • lilah

    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.

  • Teresa

    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.

  • Janell

    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.

  • @ndrĂ©@

    HOT HOT HOT (;

  • andrea

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

  • KAW


  • ashmeitta

    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 !

  • aky

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

  • zzzzz-

    Shut up, idiot.

  • Helena

    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

    Very cute.

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  • Sassy swan cullen

    I think he would be great for Riley.

  • eviee

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

  • Jackson_lover

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

  • Cristina

    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]

  • Ke

    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. ;)

  • Louu


    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

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

  • Bekkah

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

  • rrosey

    ann ausssie… :)

  • agnes

    kinda hot but i prefer tom felton!

  • karen

    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.

  • Gabi

    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..

  • shannon

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

  • Caroline

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

  • tomfelton

    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

    rawr, sexxxxy.
    rawr, grawr, rawr!

  • jan

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

  • Alllllly

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

  • meeegan

    OI! OI! OI!

  • alex

    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

  • mira

    TOM FELTON should have been Riley!

  • yeahh

    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 shit.

  • Suppress your appetite

    he is 50.

  • zoe

    yall jus haten on people