J-14 caught up with Justin Chon who plays Eric Yorkie in The Twilight Saga movies — and he spilled about awkward moments with Kristen Stewart, being stalked by paparazzi, and the musical cast of Twilight!
J-14: In Twilight, did you draw from your own high school experience to flirt with Bella Swan in the cafeteria?
Justin Chon: Of course. As an actor you’re always trying to draw from real stuff to make it real, but I would say in acting terms, you use like substitutions and you think back to the moment. I just tried to make him as awkward as possible and just overly excited about everything.
J-14: What was it like flirting with Kristen Stewart?
Justin: Her character is just really awkward. So you put two really awkward people together and it’s just a really funny thing to see them try and have a fluid conversation.
J-14: What was your reaction to all of the paparazzi at the airport when you landed in Vancouver?
Justin: The paparazzi were a total surprise. I think there’s a picture of me with my mouth open. It’s really pretty funny because I just had no idea what was going on. And I asked Anna [Kendrick], “Wait are they taking pictures of us?” We just had no idea and then we realized they were taking pictures of us and we were just like, “Whoa!”
J-14: You’re a musician — and so are Rob Pattinson, Jackson Rathbone, and Nikki Reed… what was it like working with such a musical cast?
Justin: It’s kind of weird because everyone is like, “Oh yeah! I play guitar!” And then for me, I just didn’t even tell anybody. I was just like, “Yeah, I guess everyone plays the guitar so maybe I shouldn’t say anything because it doesn’t make me special.”