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Elle was lucky enough to get an e-mail interview with rising star Justin Chon who will be appearing in the movie "Twilight," coming out in December. He plays Eric Yorkie, and answers some questions about the movie, the books, and his experience playing Eric.
Q: You've been in The O.C., Just Jordan, and Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, so you're not new to the younger audiences. What was it like
working with stars like Rachel Bilson and Brenda Song? Do you keep in
touch with them?
"I had a lot of fun working with all those people. I try to keep in touch with people I work with but it gets hard to."
Q: How did you react when you found out you were going to play Eric
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"I was ecstatic."
Q: The movie contains a lot of rainy scenes. What was it like filming?
"I have to say it was pretty hard, but we all managed to still have a good time."
Q: You're working alongside stars like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Did you spend any time together as a cast before filming?
"No, we pretty much met on set."
Q: What was the most surprising thing on set?
"The most surprising thing on set was how rainy it actually was."
Q: Have you read all of the books?
"I have now read all the books."
Q: Are you more of a vampire or werewolf person?
"I'm a more vampire person."
Q: Changing the book to screen requires a lot of careful adapting. Was there a change you thought was better in the script as opposed to the book?
"I couldn't really tell you. I think they did an amazing job adapting it."
Q: A lot of people had their own images of what the characters are
like. Did you feel any pressure to portray Eric as he is in the book?
"Not really, I just went with my instinct and played him as real as possible. I didn't want to play him like a caricature."
Q: You've mentioned that your father was an actor in South Korea. Do
you speak Korean?
"Yes, i speak fluent korean."
Q: If you weren't an actor, what do you think you'd be doing?
"I would be playing music on the street."
Q: What advice do you have for aspiring actors/actresses?
"Really get into the craft and learn how to act."
Q: Are there any actors or actresses you'd love to work alongside?
"Robert Downey Jr., Crispin Glover, Johnny Depp."
Q: Your myspace mentioned that you like cars. Which of the Cullen cars would you want to drive (or would you rather drive Bella's truck)?
"I would definitely like to drive Bella's truck."
Q: Are you prepared for the amount of attention that'll follow come December?
"I really can't tell how crazy it will be. I guess I'll just take it day by day."
Q: Any news on a sequel?
"You guys would know better than I would :)"