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Introducing New Faces Fridays with Casey LaBow, Kate in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”

July 20, 2012
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Each Friday from now through the fall, the Twilight fansites will be introducing you to the Cullen family’s vampire allies from  “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2.”  Today we are featuring a vampire that we met briefly in “Part 1.”  Casey LaBow is playing the playful and shocking Denali sister, Kate, a “cousin” to the Cullen family.

Casey LaBow as Kate of the Denali coven

Q: Can you tell us about your audition process for the role of Kate?

A: I believe it was five [auditions], if I remember correctly, it was four or five. Initially, they didn’t tell us which part was for, it was for a “Russian sister.” We weren’t given the exact specifications and we were given these fake scenes that were sort of relevant to the story but weren’t actually from the script. They were sort of this rewrite to make it ambiguous so we wouldn’t know who it was, because if you didn’t get the part they didn’t want you walking away with any plot details. I went back in several different times, they wanted me to do different things like straighten my hair because they thought it looked too much like somebody else, then they gave me some new material. There were a lot of people who had to make the decision and everyone had to come in line. It was my part they had some trouble with because according to Maggie [Grace] and MyAnna [Buring] they just sent tapes in and several weeks later found out they got the role. I didn’t have as easy of a time getting the job.

Q: At what point did you first meet Lee Pace and what was it like working with him?

A: I absolutely adore that man, he is just a delight! You have to get really close to a person when they’re playing your lover, and we just got along right away. I met him on set the first day and the first scene we shot together we had already progressed quickly through the love story so we had to pull it all together right away.

To read the full interview with Casey, head over to BellaandEdward.com.

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Amy is a lifelong fangirl, who gets most excited over The Twilight Saga, Harry Potter, Disney, Star Trek, superhero movies, and Broadway musicals. She’s Twilight fan fiction writer, Esme Mom Cullen, and her work is (mostly) focused on her favorite ship – Carlisle and Esme. She has the sarcasm and wit of a born and raised Jersey Girl, even though she now makes her home in Southern California. She currently works in the areas of communications and corporate social responsibility.