There’s a great new interview with Rene Haynes, who is the casting director picked to handle casting the wolf pack. As we all know, the life of every one of the actors has changed overnight–
Haynes handled the Native American casting for the Twilight sequel. Her final wolf pack choices include Chaske Spencer, Alex Meraz, Bronson Pelletier, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman.
“They are all good kids,” says Rene. “They have good heads on their shoulders. I think they’ll navigate these waters the best they can.”
“I’ve told them, make wise choices from here on out. This is what you’ve been working for. Don’t mess it up.”
Just to give you an idea of the fan intensity, IMDB’s star meter showed Meraz’s star ranking rose 25,566 percent in popularity this week (the shirtless picture at the top sure don’t hurt).
As for picking Chaske Spencer, who is likely to play Sam, she says–
“He’s someone I feel is going to be a star,” says Haynes. “I have cast him before. He’s always done lovely work. It’s awesome to know that it’s time for this young actor to have a great breakout role like this.”
“It was a very long process,” says Haynes, pointing out there were many strong candidates for the part. “It was up and down, up and down. But he floated to the top.”
Check out the rest of the article at Celebuzz [thanks, Naomi!]