Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Volturi Secretary Ali Faulkner Greets Fans at Dallas 'Breaking Dawn' Screenings

Ali Faulkner. Photo taken by Cameron Warren.Ali Faulkner is an up and coming actor who relocated to Dallas, Texas, from West Plains, Missouri. After performing in several independent films, Faulkner landed a small role as the Volturi's secretary Bianca in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1." I had the opportunity to interview the charming Ms. Faulkner at a promotional event for "Breaking Dawn" co-sponsored by We talked about her experience shooting that film and her upcoming movies "Boneboys" and comic book adaptation "Bad Kids Go to Hell."
I actually saw you in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" already. You were in it just for a short time but it was enough to make an impression. Are you going to be in any more of the "Twilight" films or was that it?
I won't be back. That was it. I felt very blessed to be there because many people tried out.
It's still a great opportunity to get that role in a "Twilight" movie.
So many people were going out for the roles. I was just blessed to even book it. It was just awesome. Then getting to go in and work with [actor] Michael Sheen and [director] Bill Condon. These people are such a high caliber of talent and experience. Feeding off that was just [wonderful]. There are limitless things you can learn. It was very good for me.
How much time did you spend on the set for your role as Bianca in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"?
I spent about two and a half weeks. I had a lot of down time to watch or hang out in my little trailer. You'd be surprised how much you get to hang around working on a big film like that.
Where was the set for that scene in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" located?
They built the set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was very true to what you see [in the film]. It was huge. It was intense and beautiful. They really did a great job with it.
What do you have coming up next?
I have "Bad Kids Go to Hell." The original writer/producer of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" has created a new franchise called "Boneboys." I have a role in it. We just wrapped that as well. I play the lead hero in that. It's very intense. Directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks are great. I ended up with many bruises, scrapes, and cuts from doing stunts. That was a very tiring six weeks. I definitely think it's going to be rewarding.
Did you work directly with "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" creator Kim Henkel?
Yes. He was on set. I would actually go to him a lot to ask him what he meant by this and what he meant by that. He's a very unique writer and I tend to overanalyze things. I would be like, "I don't know if I'm making sense of this." He was always there to guide us. He's so happy with the way things are turning out. Of course, that made me happy.
Where was "Boneboys" filmed?
It was filmed in Austin and the surrounding areas. It was location shoots. It was grassroots. They did some things that look amazing on film. They definitely spent their money well and did a good job. We went in so many locations where it was just [intense]. One of them was an old prison in downtown Austin [Texas] that is shut down now. You couldn't even breathe in there because of the dust and everything. It made our jobs easy because we were supposed to be so distressed. We really were.

You can see more photos from Ali Faulkner's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" Fan Event right here.



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