Xavier Samuel this summer impresed me with his casual non-challant attitude to his new found fame. Lots of new stars fall into the fame pit & get egos. He didnt, and may even have become more personable as it went on. The first time I met him I wasnt sure about him, but as time went on, I learned hes a good guy.
He also went out a lot with various cast members. Most common sidekicks were Bryce Dallas Howard & Ashley Greene.
Heres a few pics from his time out & about with them.
This past summer I had a few chances to say a few words to Peter & he said a few back.
One of those instances was when I had my camera in hand, so I managed to get a few words from him. It came right after my friends & I apologized to him for stopping him, knowing there was countless fans lurking close by, and likely inconveniencing him a little. He was quick to assure us that we werent in fact the problem. Its a statement he would again state to us a few days later when he was stopped by a few fans while on a walk with his family & we were there as well.
I heard from a few that he was less willing near the end of the shoot, but I never had such an experience with him. The Peter I continually met was this Peter. The happy to have fans, understanding of the situation the hounds were in & always pleasant Peter.
My only regret with my interactions with Peter was that I didnt really know of his involvement with Alex's Lemonade Stand charity when he was easier to track down. It would have been great to maybe get a few words from him on why he works so tirelessly for the charity & why its cause is so vital. But alas, this is really all the talk time I got from him on video are the two vids I am about to post. This one is the first.
He talks to my friends & I after stopping to sign a few autographs & realizing hes going to now have a swarm of fans on him.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.