Gil Birmingham and Chaske Spencer at the 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1' premiere

Gil Birmingham and Chaske Spencer at the 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1' premiere

Wolfpack and Other Native Actors Again in Spotlight With Release of New Twilight Film

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, the latest installment of the Twilight series, had its Hollywood premiere Monday night, and members of the Wolfpack—shape-shifting Quileute Indians played by Chaske Spencer, Kiowa Gordon, Bronson Pelletier and Alex Meraz—joined co-stars Kristin Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner on the black carpet. Native actors Gil Birmingham, Booboo Stewart, and Julia Jones, who also play Quileute tribe members, were also on hand.

Making the Rounds

In the days prior to the event, Stewart and Jones gave interviews to Access Hollywood and


Hair of the Wolves

Hair was a top concern for at least two of the stars, who tweeted pictures of their new ‘dos. On Thursday, Kiowa Gordon sent this one out and mentioned an upcoming film project, The Lesser Blessed:

Kiowa Gordon haircut prior to Twilight premiere


@CircaKiGordon: New haircut as Johnny for the lesser blessed. @russrusso is lurking. Haha thanks @seanjameshair

The day of the premiere, Bronson Pelletier hit the salon:

Bronson Pelletier Twilight haircut

John Pryke/Reuters


@sonofbrown: Just got my hair chopped. Got to say It feels good. Lol

Dressing for Success

With the hour approaching, Chaske Spencer put on his sharp threads and let the fans have a peek:

Chaske Spencer Twilight Premiere


@TheRealChaske: I’m ready to hit the black carpet!!!

At around the same time, Alex Meraz was getting into his fancy outfit tweeted “Getting suited up for the Breaking Dawn premier… I look like the Count of Monte Cristo, feeling sharp like cheddar!!!”

Candid Conversations

PopSugar caught up with Meraz on the black carpet:

…and Bronson Pelletier:

…and Gil Birmingham:

Miss Jones Got a Thing Goin’ On

A reporter from video news service also caught this footage of glamorous Julia Jones on the black carpet:

Jones was also recently featured in a Boston Common profile and fashion spread.

Twilight actress Julia Jones in Boston Common

Photograph by Tim Geany for Boston Common

Jones, whose father is part Choctaw, Chickasaw and African American, reminisced about her youth in Boston. “I didn’t realize the significance of not being white until I moved to LA, she told Boston Common.

Kiowa Live

Jones wasn’t the only one playing dress-up; Kiowa Gordon was spotlighted with an interview and fashion shoot for website Da Man published the day after the premiere. Gordon spoke of his deep connection to his character and the Twilight saga.

Twilight actor Kiowa Gordon from Da Man


photo of Kiowa Gordon by Eric Silverberg, copyright

“I knew the moment I said my first line that this is what I live for, this is who I am,” he says. He also speculates that he’d be a CIA agent if he weren’t a Hollywood actor and admits he lives his life by some words of wisdom from The Lion King.

Oh Yeah, the Movie

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 will have its national premiere this Friday, November 18.

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