The J-14 New Moon Countdown continues!

For today's exclusive J-14 New Moon special, we chatted with Jackson Rathbone, who plays Jasper Cullen, about what it's really like on set when it comes to vampires vs. werewolves.

J-14 exclusive interview with Jackson Rathbone on Vampires Vs. Werewolves

J-14: Going from Twilight to New Moon, there's definitely a shift in focus from vampires to werewolves. How did that effect the chemistry on the set — do you feel like you had to take a backseat?

Jackson Rathbone: Not really. It was one of those things when we came back for New Moon, it was like a family reunion because we are like a family. We do eat together, play together, and what not. It was kind of like we came back in for a good two or three weeks, we did our piece and then we left and then the story really got taken over by Taylor Lautner playing Jacob Black — and he just does an incredible job.

J-14: So it has a totally different focus than Twilight?

Jackson: It's one of those things where you think losing Robert Pattinson for a lot of the movie would kind of be like a down turn but you basically get another, equally inspired, and equally riveting male star in Jacob Black. It's one of those things where Bella is devastated by the departure of her vampire love but you know she gets her spirit rekindled by her growing friendship and her growing love in her and Jacob.

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Come back tomorrow for another J-14 New Moon exclusive.

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