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‘Twilight’ Sequel’s Justine Wachsberger: Beat Out by Canadian Stunner for Key Role

It was a case of good news-bad news when Justine Wachsberger got a call several months back from the Twilight series’ casting director.

Interviewed on Vamp Radio, the French-American actress, who plays Gianna in the hit flick’s sequel, New Moon, reveals that she read for another part when called in earlier this year – before discovering that a more exotic creature would embody that character.

CAPTION: “It was nerve-racking,” Justine (above) tells us of her “Twilight” interview. “I was really stressed-out.”

“It was nerve-racking,” Justine (above) tells us of her “Twilight” interview. “I was really stressed-out.”

“I initially auditioned for the role of Heidi, not Gianna. So it was funny because I start reading – I read the tabloids sometimes, Us Weekly and everything – and I saw that the part of Heidi was sup- posedly cast,” Justine tells host Gina Jasinski.

“So, I was like, for sure I’m not making the cut. I was kind of depressed.

“But a couple of weeks later I got this call and they were like, ‘Oh, you’ve just been cast as Gianna.’ So obviously I was really excited, because Gianna is such an interesting character.”

In New Moon, Gianna is a human, while Heidi is a vampire (or, as they’re known in the Twilight series, Volturi), who brings humans to her fellow bloodsuckers to eat.

The role of Heidi went to Canadian fashion model Noot Seear, who’s been featured in the ad campaigns of such leading designers as Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.

Noot: Not picked over Justine for vamp part.

Noot: Not picked over Justine for vamp part.

Justine, who tells us that BlogTalkRadio marks her first-ever media interview, also draws parallels be- tween her character’s life and her own.

“We’re both from European upbringings. She lives in Italy. I lived in France my whole life. She has so much duality within her persona. And I feel I have that, hav- ing been raised between Los Angeles and Paris.

“But, obviously, I don’t want to become a vampire – in this life, at least.”

The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens November 20.

To hear Justine’s full interview, click here.

‘Twilight’ Sequel’s Daniel Cudmore: ‘A Lot of Young Girls Are Not Going to Be Happy’

Superstar Robert Pattinson won’t be the only one infuriating female fans in New Moon, the upcoming sequel to the smash-hit flick Twilight.

His big-screen cohort, Daniel Cudmore, also stands to invite the wrath of ravenous members of the fair sex – as he tells us himself.

CAPTION: “He’s jealous of the fact that he doesn’t have an extraordinary power, like the majority of vampires around him,” Daniel (above) tells us of Felix.

“He’s jealous of the fact that he doesn’t have an extraordinary power, like the majority of vampires around him,” Daniel (above) tells us of Felix.

New to the Twilight series, Daniel plays Felix, a vampire with no special powers, while Robert returns as Edward Cullen, the 108-year-old vampire boyfriend of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who’s trapped in a teenage body – and who leaves Bella in New Moon.

When Vamp Radio host Gina Jasinski asks the towering hottie, “Are you ready for when you’re walking down the street and people are coming up to you shouting, ‘Felix! Felix!’?” he replies:

“It’s gonna be scary because a lot of young girls are not going to be happy with what my character and Edward get up to.

“I might have a lot of Edward fans coming after me and trying to attack me – and I might have to start running.

“There’s nothing funnier than a 6-foot-7 guy running down the street with 14 14-year-olds chasing him!”

The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens November 20.

To hear Daniel’s full interview, click here.