Xavier Samuel: Excited for Eclipse Role

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Move over, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. At least for the next few seconds.

Your new co-star has the floor, as Xavier Samuel spoke out this week about his casting as Riley in the final two Twilight Saga films.

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Reportedly, the little-known Australian actor beat out American box office stars such as Channing Tatum and Tom Felton for the role. Samuel was shocked and excited when he learned the news.

"I was up against some truly great actors who I'm privileged to be considered among," the actor told a newspaper Down Under. "It's a fantastic opportunity.”

It could also be a scary one.

Reports on the set of Pattinson's new movie detail the extreme measures taken on behalf of the star against unruly fans.

Is Samuel ready for such attention? He'll have to be, as Riley is a vital part of Eclipse. The character is a student "seduced by the villain Victoria, who manipulates him in order to seek her revenge," Xavier described. "That's as much as I know!”

Sounds like more than most fans know about Xavier Samuel. Expect that to change soon, however.

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