Friday, April 23, 2010

Furry Friday : Alex Meraz wants to dress up like a stormtrooper!

Since Paul was the second member of the wolf pack, it is only appropriate that Alex Meraz is today's Furry Friday spotlight!

Twenty-five year-old Alejandro (Alex) Meraz is very much the Renaissance Man. He's been studying martial arts since he was nine, and he is, by all accounts, an amazing dancer. In fact, he was discovered while break dancing on the streets of Phoenix, AZ. It was these skills that landed him a role in 2005's New World. Alex is also an avid painter and illustrator, and he is happily married to his wife, Kim. The couple also have a little boy named Somak.

As for his role in the Twilight Saga, his wife is actually a fan of the books and suggested that he should try out for a role in the wolf pack. Alex is descended from the Native American Purepecha Nation, so he is certainly physically suited for the role. Luckily, all of the dancing and martial arts keep him in prime physical condition, so he has to do very little in the way of weight training. In an interview in celebuzz, his friend and mentor, Raoul Trujillo, said, "He doesn't even really work out because if he works out he gets huge. He's got these shoulders on him. It's from the martial arts and the break dancing. And he's one of those genetically gifted guy[s]."

Alex is looking forward to shooting Breaking Dawn, and admits to keeping up with the online speculation about the movie. For him, another perk of being involved with Twilight is that he gets to go to conventions. Alex confesses to John O'Brien of the Courier-Mail that "I was a huge comic book/toy nerd...So now that I'm a part of it . . . it's hard, because I wanna go to the different booths, the different vendors, I wanna see all the different stuff that a convention has. Maybe I should dress up like a Stormtrooper or something!"

So what do you think? Is Alex in Stormtrooper gear tragic or fantastic?

Follow Alex on twitter. You never know when he might respond. *cough*he may have confessed his love for Kerry in a DM*cough*

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