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Xavier Samuel Talks Vampire Raccoon Run-In

Twilight‘s Xavier Samuel brings out his inner vampire in these shots for Interview magazine’s newest issue, featuring cover girl Megan Fox!

Here’s what the 26-year-old Aussie actor had to share with co-star Bryce Dallas Howard:

On Eclipse being his first American film: “I’ve been doing American auditions for a while, and it always felt sort of like sending these audition tapes off into the ether. So just hearing anything back from anyone was kind of startling.”

On getting sudden attention from Twihards: “I mean, it’s kind of bizarre, isn’t it? Having that kind of attention. I’m not under the microscope in the same fashion that a lot of the other cast members are, so I think I can slide under the radar a little bit more, but getting any attention at all is completely new for me.”

On getting attacked by a raccoon in Vancouver: “Well, I haven’t turned into some sort of raccoon vampire as of yet, but I was attacked in Stanley Park by a raccoon. I didn’t know that they were nocturnal….I sat down next to this raccoon for a photo opportunity and you took two photos, one of which was me sitting happily next to the raccoon, and the other of which is me lunging back while this furry ball is lunging at me. It bit my finger….and drew blood.”

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Xavier Samuel: Interview Magazine Man

Xavier Samuel shows off a bit of his tummy in this new shot for Interview magazine!

The 26-year-old Twilight actor was named one of summer’s leading men by the mag!

Celebs who also made the cut include Casey Affleck, James Franco, Ashton Kutcher and Chace Crawford!

Xavier will be filming Anonymous with Vanessa Redgrave this summer – and, he jokes, hiding from adolescent girls.

For more from Xavier, visit InterviewMagazine.com!

Xavier Samuel Suits Up For GQ Magazine

Twilight hottie Xavier Samuel suits up in J.Crew for a fashion spread for the June 2010 issue of GQ Magazine (with Miranda Kerr on the cover).

The 26-year-old Aussie was in Berlin shooting a Roland Emmerich movie about Shakespeare during the interview. Xavier portrays the Earl of Southampton. “He’s one of the only people that Shakespeare ever dedicated his work to,” he shared.

As for whether or not Shakespeare is gay in this movie, Xavier spills, “There’s a lot of speculation about that. Historically, some scholars have theorized that Southampton was Shakespeare’s lover. But the film is about the authorship of the plays—who actually wrote them.”

More of Xavier‘s cover shoot and interview at GQ.com!

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Xavier Samuel: New 'Eclipse' Movie Posters!

Xavier Samuel looks positively evil in this new movie poster for the newest installment of the Twilight saga, Eclipse!

The 26-year-old Aussie actor plays Riley, who leads an army of newborn vampires that Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) creates as part of an evil plot to kill Bella.

Other posters below feature Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning!

Eclipse hits theaters everywhere on Wednesday, June 30.

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Xavier Samuel: VMAN Candy

Twilight‘s new villain Xavier Samuel is labeled as one of Hollywood’s five hottest men in VMAN’s upcoming issue #18, on stands April 20th.

The 27-year-old veteran of Australian theater, film, and television tells writer Anthony Kaufman:

On rising stars : “It’s often the case that breaking actors have been breaking out for years.”

On life as a rising actor having its drawbacks: “Living out of a suitcase and your comfort zone, it’s a bit of a challenge.”

On being a hometown boy at heart “I want to get back to Australia and do a film there. It’s important to remember your roots.”

FYI: Xavier is wearing a Hugo sweater and jacket, John Varvatos pants and Georg Jensen watch.

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Twilight's Xavier Samuel Crushes On January Jones

Xavier Samuel, an Australia native who’s joining the Twilight cast in Eclipse, drops by Teen Vogue to chat.

The 25-year-old actor, who’ll play Riley, talked about the film, his favorite directors and actors who he crushes on.

On how filming went: “Playing Riley was cool – I get to boss around a bunch of newborn vampires. I had a really good time hanging out with everyone in Vancouver. I play the guitar, so [Jackson Rathbone] and I had a few jams together – [Robert Pattinson] plays as well, he’s really good.”

On his favorite actors and directors: “I’d really like to work with the Coen Brothers, as well as Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson. For actors, I’d say Mark Ruffalo, Billy Crudup, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.”

On which celebs he crushes on: “I’d have to say January Jones from Mad Men, Natalie Portman, and the girl who plays the obsessive fan Mel on Flight of the Conchords.”

For more from Xavier, check out Teen Vogue!

Xavier Samuel & Jackson Rathbone: Downtown Dudes

A solo Xavier Samuel carries around a little note pad as he takes a walk around downtown Vancouver on Sunday (September 6) in Canada.

Also spotted downtown was his Eclipse co-star Jackson Rathbone at the Tom Lee Music store (with his 100 Monkeys bandmates Ben Graupner, Jerad Anderson, and Ben Johnson(.

Co-star Christian Serratos and a female friend were also spotted shopping at H&M and picking up two pies from Domino’s Pizza.

10+ pictures inside of downtown dudes Xavier Samuel and Jackson RathboneMore Here! »

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