recently sat down with Daemon’s Movies to talk about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
. Tinsel covers quite a bit of ground in the interview, but really gets into how she approaches Emily, and how that’s changed since the very first time she played her. Read it all after the jump:
It’s rare in this industry to work on the same character over several movies. How would you say that you approach her now compared to how you approached her in the beginning?Tinsel Korey
: I think the main difference between Emily and I is that she’s very maternal, and I don’t really think that I’m that much of a maternal person. So, I’ve developed that skill sort of as I’ve played her because that’s what she does.
Like, her job is to make sure that the boys are okay, that they’re in line, that they’re fed. So, apparently I’m a little bit of a method actor, and so I’ve been kind of taking on that role. The boys kind of act a little rambunctious and I’m like, ‘Hey, tone it down.’ I make sure that they’re fed, and so I’ve definitely developed that maternal instinct and sort of guarded after them. If anyone says anything bad about them I’m kind of, like, momma wolf and step right in there. So, it was good to sort of develop that quality and bring that side out of myself.
Then also the other thing that I loved about Emily is that when I first went into ‘New Moon
’ it was about the scar. I kind of thought that maybe she was, like, hiding it and Chris Weitz
and I talked about it and he said, ‘Emily is just proud and beautiful, and nothing that can physically be done to her sort of affects her beauty.’ So, that to me, as a female a lot of times we’re put under a microscope and knit pick at little things, and so putting that vanity aside and bring up that inner beauty, I definitely have grown from playing Emily, for sure.
That approach and attitude can translate in real life with young fans who look up to you since that’s a positive message.Tinsel Korey
: Absolutely. I started with Wolf Girl
Boot Camp tumblr. It’s kind of a private account right now and has three hundred followers. People have been writing me what they’ve been eating, and it’s not about getting skinny or anything. It’s really about getting healthy and finding your sort of inner goddess. So, I tweet them back and they let me know how they’re doing and it’s kind of a support system. I’m sure that I had in me before, but it definitely got pushed out by playing this character.
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