Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What You Should Know About New Moon's Alex Meraz

Celebuzz has two great articles on what you need to know about Alex, his devotion to his wife Kim and how he's about to be a father.

HE'S, UM, PRETTY HOT (OKAY, THAT WAS OUR POINT): "The camera loves him," agrees Trujillo. "Everywhere we go people are always saying, 'Good God, who is your friend.'"

"This is only going to be scarier now."

HE'S GONE FROM 'NEW WORLD' TO 'NEW MOON': Meraz's first big film was New World as one of the Powhatan core warriors. "That's kind of where he got the bug," says fellow New World cast member Trujillo. "It was an incredible experience."

Meraz was in the running, but was turned down for Apocalypto: "Mel felt he didn't look Mayan enough, which was silly." says Trujillo who was cast. "I don't look Mayan either, but they put a prosthetic nose on me and I looked plenty Mayan."

HE'S A SERIOUS DANCER: Meraz came to Trujillo's attention when another choreographer found him break-dancing on the streets in Phoenix, Arizona. Besides break-dancing he excels in indigenous and contemporary dancing. Meraz is "an inherent dancer" says Trujillo. who is also a choreographer.

Even Colin Farrell was impressed when Meraz busted some moves at the New World wrap party. Trujillo: "Colin was just sitting and watching cross-legged all ga-ga going, 'Oh my god.' "

HE CAN KICK SERIOUS VAMPIRE BUTT: Alex has studied mixed martial arts, winning numerous tournaments in karate and the martial art of Capoeira. "He's a pretty lethal martial artist," says Trujillo. "He can kick some serious ass."


"Alex is so happy as a father," says Iscah. "He loves it. And you can really see the love come through."

The photoshoot is reminiscent of Demi Moore's famous Vanity Fair shoot and Britney Spears on the cover of Allure.

It came about when Alex and Kim were visiting the New Mexico ranch Iscah shares with her husband Raoul (Alex's longtime friend and mentor). Alex and Iscah had collaborated on photo projects and decided to do a shoot with the eight-month pregnant Kim. "They were very comfortable with each other and where they're at,"

Read the articles below:
7 Things You Need To Know About 'New Moon' Wolf Alex Merz

'New Moon' Alex Meraz and Wife Kim: Mythic Love

-Jess H

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