Cameron Bright: Grappling With ‘New Moon’ Fame

Cameron Bright, who plays Volturi vampire Alec in the upcoming Twilight sequel New Moon, is bracing himself for the onslaught of attention that his role in the highly successful film franchise will bring him.

The 16-year-old actor—whose previous credits include Thank You for Smoking and X-Men: The Last Stand—tells the Vancouver Sun that he’s approaching the next step in his career with a mixture of apprehension and glee.

“It’s going to be kind of weird,” Bright admits. “Even if you’re in it for five minutes, you’re huge. You’re revered.”

Though he hasn’t even begin filming for the movie yet—his scenes will be shot when the production moves to Tuscany—Bright is already beginning to experience the added attention. He admits that, pretty much immediately after he won the part, he was deluged with text messages from friends.

His latest role has also earned him  added attention from females—though he’s quick to note that he hasn’t attempted to exploit that fact, albeit for the sake of his own ego.

“I say ‘no’ right away, because when they walk up to me I can sense what they’re going to say: ‘Can you get me Robert Pattinson’s autograph?'” Bright jokes.

Bright, who hadn’t read any of the Stephenie Meyer books prior to scoring the New Moon gig, also admits that he practically had to be dragged to see Twilight during its theatrical run last year.

“All the guys were saying, ‘It’s a chick movie,’ but it was really good,” Bright says.

Presumably, he’ll be a lot less reluctant to catch the follow-up when it hits the big screen.