Saturday, April 10, 2010
"So then when I heard they were gonna do the second one I was like, OK, I wanna get in early enough this time, so at least I get a chance to audition for it," he recalls. "And luckily I got that chance, that opportunity, and it's been great ever since."
Meraz has now made his mark as a member of the supernatural Wolf Pack. He wasn't prepared for the overwhelming adulation of stardom, however.
"It's kind of odd a lot of times because I forget – I really, truly forget sometimes – how big this franchise is," he says.
"Like, I'll go out to get something to eat, and then people call my name, and then I'm thinking, 'Oh, do I know them?' It's a weird thing to try to understand. Y'know, I'm just Alex, I'm nobody different than you.
"And it was something that (fellow Twilight star) Kristen Stewart warned me about when I was working on New Moon. She just said, 'Don't try to understand it, just accept it for what it is'. It was definitely good advice."
Meraz will appear in the next Twilight instalment, Eclipse, later this year, but is yet to hear of plans for the follow-up, Breaking Dawn.
And he now finally gets to go to fan conventions, but he's on the inside looking out.
"I was a huge comic book/toy nerd, so I always wanted to go to different conventions, see comic books or see different actors that I'd seen in movies, but I never had the opportunity to," he says.
"So now that I'm a part of it . . . it's hard, because I wanna go to the different booths, the different vendors, I wanna see all the different stuff that a convention has. Maybe I should dress up like a Stormtrooper or something!"