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It may have been the coolest moment in the recently-released second trailer for Eclipse:

Victoria's army of vampires emerges from the water and gets into line behind Riley. The latter character is played Xavier Samuel, an actor unafraid to take on Robert Pattinson in an edition of Who Would You Rather...

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But will movie goers be scared of this vengeful blood sucker? Oh yes, judging by the photo MTV released this week of Riley and company. Check it out now...

Riley, Victoria and those seeking to destroy the Cullens will storm into theaters on June 30.

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The bad news for Canadians: former reality show contestant and presumed murderer Ryan Jenkins is on the loose in your country.

The good news: so is the cast of Eclipse!

Production on the third film in the Twilight Saga got underway this week in Vancouver, as tourism in that city is bound to increase over the next two months. Teens will be taking trips up north just to get a glimpse of their favorite stars.

But we're glad to save you the airfare.

Ashley Greene, Xavier Samuel, Kellan Lutz and Kristen Stewart have all been spotted on the streets of Vancouver. You can ogle each Eclipse cast member below, with Lutz's massive torso leading the way:

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  • Walking Her Dog
  • Shy Stewart
  • Xavier Samuel on Set
  • Pretending to Be Paparazzi
  • Well Armed

Noticeably absent from this set of paparazzi pics? Robert Pattinson. It's likely because he must travel through underground tunnels in order to avoid screaming fans.

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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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Pssst, Bella:

You might wanna stop thinking about a make out session with Jacob and start running for your life.

Producers have found an actor to take on the role of Riley in Eclipse, the relatively new vampire that is tasked with one mission by Victoria: murder Bella!

His name is Xavier Samuel, he's a little-known Australian star and Eclipse will actually mark his big screen debut in America. We hope he's prepared for the fame that's sure to follow.

Not much is known about Samuel, though he's on record as saying:

“I don’t have any facial hair, so it will be a while before I play the gruff leading man. Maybe one day I’ll get to play my actual age. For now my baby face has condemned me to play the teenager.”

Harry Potter star Tom Felton had been rumored for the role of Riley. Think the movie made the right choice with Xavier? Click on the following images to get a closer look at him...

Xavier Samuel Biography

Xavier Samuel on Set Xavier Samuel is an Australian actor who is about to make it very big in America. How come? Because he's landed the role of Riley in... More »
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