VIDEO: Alex Meraz Talks 'New Moon,' Chris Weitz...and Shirtlessness

VIDEO: Alex Meraz Talks 'New Moon,' Chris Weitz...and Shirtlessness-photo

The burdens of fame can be trying indeed. For Alex Meraz—who's playing the part of wolf pack member Paul in the upcoming Twilight sequel New Moon, for instance, rising stardom means exposing his buff body to the harsh Canadian climate.

"It's pretty cold in Vancouver," Meraz tells Access Hollywood. "And I have no shirt on, sometimes no shoes and just cutoff shorts. I think the real acting is coming in and trying to act like I'm warm."

Not that he's complaining. Meraz is quick to point out that, chilly temperatures aside, he's been warmed by the love sent his way by the legions of Twilight fans. "The fans are fantastic," Meraz enthuses. "They're so loyal to anyone who gets involved with the project, so I'm really lucky."

Also helping Meraz endure the burdens of shirtlessness are his castmates and the New Moon crew—particularly director Chris Weitz, whom Alex deems "hilarious."

"I have to work out before takes," Meraz reveals. "[Weitz] comes in and grabs two dumbbells and starts working out with his frail little body—I try to teach him techniques."

Ah, Alex Meraz—not just an actor and heartthrob, but a humanitarian too.

Watch Meraz talk about the joys and struggles of his New Moon experience in the video below:

 

 

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  • LoveJacob
    LoveJacob

    TOO HOT TO HANDLE!! He has nice lips. A little thin but still nice.

  • anen
    anen

    haha he's so funny & seems down to earth I can't wait for Bronson Pelletier (jared) interviews too my other favorite wolf I know people are going to like him once he starts talking

  • venom11
    venom11

    Too many cute guys..drooools

  • Ella
    Ella

    he's hot. he looks like Oliver James from What a girl wants tho..

  • em
    em

    he is so cute. i think he would have made a good sam he seems too old to be paul, but he seems really nice, so looking forward to new moon!!!!

  • kysha03
    kysha03

    WOW! i cant wait for NEW MOON im always dreaming of it.. kysha♥

  • milla
    milla

    woooow he is very hot

  • Natasha Meraz
    Natasha Meraz

    I LOVE Alex! I only wish that he would have gotten a much bigger part than Paul, woulda been good to see him as Embry or Quil, but they already been chosen! Now I can't wait to see NEW MOON!!!! And I live in New Zealand so we see it before America! :)