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  1. 1. Interview with Xavier Samuel from ‘A Few Best Men’ - 6/18/12 1:47 PM Like 120k Register Login Businesses Food Movies Events Select a movie Select a cinema Search SG FOOD SHOPPING MOVIES EVENTS BEST DEALS TRAVEL NEWS MORE Home > Movies > Interview with Xavier Samuel from ‘A Few Best Men’ See what your friends are reading Most Popular Madagascar 3 Reviews, Pictures,... Interview with Xavier Samuel from ‘A Few Best Men’ The Dictator Reviews, Pictures,... by Wang Dexian Prometheus Reviews, Pictures, Trailers... - 11 June 2012 12:00 AM The Dictator: A comedic dud -... Tweet 2 Like Be the first of your friends to like this. Subscribe to Newsletter Get e-mail updates on Food, Movies, Shopping and Events in Singapore plus Contests & Giveaways! Name Email Address Ever since he sent in an audition tape to the casting offices of the Twilight films was cast as the vampire Riley Biers in ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’, Xavier Samuels stock has been rising. After nabbing a MTV Movie award for his part in a fight scene with Robert Pattinson in that film, he quickly followed it up with a role in last years ‘Anonymous’, the film about whether Shakespeare truly did pen the plays we have all come to know so well. His new film, ‘A Few Best Men’ is a comedy about a brief whirlwind holiday romance that results in a rushed wedding and a stag party that goes oh so wrong. The film also stars Laura Brent (‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’), Olivia Newton-John (‘Grease’) and Kris Marshall (‘Death at a Funeral’). Now based in Los Angeles, caught up the Sydney-born actor over the phone where he talked about the movie, working with his co-stars and what the future holds for him. Experts No ‘Twilight’ talk though, strict instructions prevented us from asking him any of that and we’re sure hes answered more than enough of them. Tell us a little bit about yourself, Xavier. Page 1 of 5
  2. 2. Interview with Xavier Samuel from ‘A Few Best Men’ - 6/18/12 1:47 PM At the moment, Im in Los Angeles. Im just visiting, Im originally from Sydney. I studied acting at a Food Shopping Movies place (Rostrevor College) called Adelaide and now I spend my time half in Sydney and half in Los Angeles. So this movie, “A Few Best Men”; what drew you to it and how did you end up doing it? Beckii C Cinema... Movie... Bagaholicb... Well, I knew the director, Stephan Elliot, he did a film called ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ and I knew that he was a very exciting talented director and I always wanted to work with other talented people, you know? Also, I hadnt done comedy before. Ive always wanted to do Featured Series new things and I got to do it on a comedy, which was a lot of fun. It definitely looks like a very zany comedy. Yeah. It is. (laughs) Movie feature movie... Scenestealer:... Movie Review:... Food Shopping Review Fashion Nation Interview Bagaholicboy New Opening New Arrivals Giveaway Tech Weekly What’s New Movies Events Trailer feature Fun For Free Movie feature Preview Guide SC Reviews Contests Movie Lover Reviews Announcement Weekend Guide Review Search for feature articles A Few Best Men trailer Tell us about working with your co-stars, Rebel Wilson who weve seen popping up in quite a few comedies these days and Kris Marshall, who were sure many people remember fondly from his bit in ‘Love Actually’. Were there many hijinks on set or things of that nature? It was very funny working with those actors. I think the hardest thing for me was trying to keep a straight face -- because they kept trying to make me laugh when youre not supposed to laugh. So, theyre troublemakers like that. We had such a great time working together and also, theyre very talented comedians whore always doing something funny. I laughed from beginning till the end. A Few Best Men being an Australian/British co-production, how did that play out in the actual production of the movie? Its always good to work with them (the British actors) because I was playing a British man in the film, and its always nice to be surrounded with fine British actors. They let you know if your accent is right (or wrong). I only spent about a week in London because we shot some scenes in London but for the most time it was set in Australia and yeah, I think they had a fun time travelling over to Australia, seeing the beautiful beaches. It was a really great co-production. Page 2 of 5
  3. 3. Interview with Xavier Samuel from ‘A Few Best Men’ - 6/18/12 1:47 PM Xavier Samuel as David and co-star Laura Brent as Mia Working with Olivia Newton-John, she has a pretty hilarious role in this. Is she funny or is she more of a serious person in real life? Oh, she has a great sense of humour. Shes very funny. Also I dont think Ive met a person as nice as Olivia. Shes one of the nicest people Ive ever met. I remember her from “Grease” so I kind of grew up watching her. I never really dreamed that Id be working with her. It was a wonderful experience working with such a talented and very nice actress. And, shes always singing. Singing? Just umm, when the cameras werent rolling, she just breaks into song which is very nice. (laughs) Okay, so in the trailer... theres a scene with a ram? Right? Oh yeah, with the sheep, yeah. So how was filming with the sheep on set? (Laughs) Oh, the sheep was trouble. It didnt know its lines, woke up late for shooting... it was very hard to work with the sheep. I think that after a while, we got along okay and we managed to survive. Its very unpredictable working with animals. There was a scene where someone shoots the sheep with a crossbow, right? How was that done? Thankfully we didnt have to shoot the sheep with it (the crossbow). But there was also a dummy sheep which they made that was easier to work with. So, what are some of your future projects? I understand that youre working with Sam Worthington on a movie named ‘Drift’? Yeah, ‘Drift’ is a really cool film about surfing set in the 1970s. Its basically about these two brothers that decided to set up a surfing company and they faced with a lot of difficulties. Its a family story – about struggling to do something very special and change the world. It was very exciting for me because I had to learn to surf as I wasnt a surfer before this so I had to learn to ride some pretty big waves but it was a lot of fun. Pretty cool. ‘A Few Best Men’ opens in theatres 14 June Page 3 of 5
  4. 4. Interview with Xavier Samuel from ‘A Few Best Men’ - 6/18/12 1:47 PM Dexian or just Dex if you have an inability to pronounce Chinese names, is a fervent film lover whos known to read up on the most inane pieces of cinema trivia just so he has something to talk about when hes drunk. When hes not watching something, he can be found reading other useless Wikipedia articles on things like Nebulaphobia. Editors Pick: Food-Drink Movies Shopping Shopping The Factory on Lim Tua Scenestealer: George Snail slime: Gross or a GSS 2012 Tow Road Harrison Early Takes Vol. miracle? 1 Bookmark Email Print Send to Mobile Share... Share 4 Leave a comment 0 comments Add a comment... Post to Facebook Posting as Dexian Wang (Change) Comment Facebook social plugin Related Content Movie feature: Movies with teeth: Sharks vs. Piranhas Movie feature: 5 memorable roles of Charlize Theron movie reviews: ‘Prometheus’: A muddled space epic Movie feature: A Bluffer’s Guide to: Romantic Comedies Movies Features Andy Lau distributes Buddhist teachings album for free Miriam Yeung shares photo of her newborn Ekin Cheng confirms wedding news Fan Bingbing denies being involved in Zhang Ziyis sex scandal "Prometheus" is not Europes most wanted Browse A-Z About inSing Follow inSing RSS Feeds Business Search Food & Drink Businesses About Us Shopping Movies Events Contact Us Events Super Deals Movies Careers News Travel News FAQ SingNet Profiles Advertise with Us Recipes Subscribe to Newsletter © 2012 , SingTel Digital Media Pte Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use Disclaimers Site Map Developer tools Mobile Version Page 4 of 5
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