Guri Weinberg has spoken up about what sort of training he had to undergo to prepare for his role as “Stefan” of the Romanian Coven for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and it seems that for him and co-star Noel Fisher (“Vladimir”) a lot of emphasis was put on getting their accents just right.
Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, Weinberg explained:
The role comes from Romania over 3,000 years ago. They didn’t have the same Romanian dialect as it is today because 3,000 years ago there was Greek, Roman, and Slavic influences. We had to learn Romanian dialect, switch it around, and add those things in so it would be a little more genuine to the time when they were human. That was the hardest thing because it doesn’t exist. You have to make it up.
That was the hardest thing, along with learning about those times 3,000 years ago. How was life then? How did they do things? They used to rule the vampire world so they were more royal. For 1,500 years they’ve been kicked out and beat by the Volturi. You’ve got the royal behavior and thought but they’ve been exiled. They don’t have that royalty anymore. Some of them just want the revenge. It’s all those things. They used to have wives. Some of them lost their wives. How does that all play into it?
Interesting to hear what Guri Weinberg warred most with in approaching the role of “Stefan,” eh?
The Romanian Coven in Breaking Dawn was definitely one of the more war hungry duos in the group, and while we didn’t get to learn a ton about them in the book, a lot of new information about the two came through The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, released last year.
Thanks to that installment to the Saga, we learned that there was a long history between the Egyptians and the Romanians as against the Volturi, which explains their willingness to join in on the Cullens’ forces in Part 2. We also learned that “Stefan” and “Vladimir” lost partners during their war with the Volturi, that they are the last two remaining from their original coven of twelve, and that they are constantly on the run from “Demetri,” the Volturi’s resident tracker vampire. It will be interesting to see, then, whether and how these little added facts come into play in Breaking Dawn – Part 2, right?
Read the full interview here.
Anyone else getting extremely anxious about Part 2 yet?
Thanks: Twilight Moms
Twilight Examiner: Twitter • Facebook • YouTube • Email