New Faces Fridays: Marlane Barnes Chats About ‘Maggie’ and Detecting Lies

September 7, 2012

This week we’re featuring Marlane Barnes, who plays Maggie, the newest member of the Irish Coven, in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2.”

Your character Maggie knows when people are telling lies. Are you good at telling when people are lying to you in real-life?

Marlane Barnes: I like to think I’m a pretty good judge of character now. I feel like that’s one of the things that acting has done for me is you get to see when people are acting.

Did Stephenie Meyer talk with you at all about your character?

Marlane: You know, I actually didn’t talk much with Stephenie about my character on set, I know that Lisa [Howard] did, but yeah I didn’t really get a chance to do that. I was interested that when I read the – cause you know she put out that comprehensive fan book – and I was interested to see that a lot of the choices I had made for Maggie were pretty similar to what she already had in mind, so I feel like we just kind of both knew… that we were on the same page.

Read about Marlane’s favorite day on set and much more in the full interview on the Twilight facebook page.

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Past New Faces Fridays
7/20 Casey LaBow (Kate of the Denali coven)
7/27 MyAnna Buring  (Tanya of the Denali coven)
8/3 Judi Shekoni  (Zafrina of the Amazonian coven)
8/10 Tracey Heggins (Senna of the Amazonian coven)
8/17 Rami Malek (Benjamin of the Egyptian coven)
8/24 Angela Sarafyan (Tia of the Egyptian coven)
8/31 Patrick Brennan (Liam of the Irish coven)

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.