Twi-hard sites everywhere have been echoing the question, who is Xavier Samuel? To get started, he’s from the land down under, and still considered a “newborn” to the Hollywood scene. In Eclipse, his first full-blown blockbuster, he stars as Riley – a poor, unfortunate soul Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) uses for her vengeance on Edward and Bella.
Samuel is of course a cutie, somewhat resembling an older Justin Bieber. Even with his face covered in chalk-white bloodsucker make-up, he's still smoldering, because, to be cast in Twilight, you apparently either own a six-pack or are blessed with super photogenic features.
In this 30-second TV spot, we get a glimpse of Riley’s torturous transformation, his resolve to kill the Cullens and some intense battle scenes with the newborn army of vampires pitted against the wolf pack and the Cullens. We also finally see Edward and Jacob join forces to protect Bella. Director David Slade sets the tone for the showdown in the scene where Riley and the newborns emerge from the water. We knew his vampire-directing skills would come in handy...
Check it out for yourself and tell us – Is Riley hot? Or not? What do you think about David Slade's take on the battle scenes?