Ok I’m not going to mince words here – Cameron Bright plays creepy kids really well. It’s got to be the eyes and that serious expression of his. But I’ve got to tell you, I love those eyes and when this guy smiles…whoa! So what does the future hold for this Canadian actor as he crosses over from child roles to adult ones? Ugh, I’m going to hate myself for saying this: well the future is really BRIGHT for BRIGHT. And perhaps a coveted role in a monster of a movie will open bigger doors for this blue-eyed boy.
Like fellow one2watch4 actor Nicholas Hoult, Cam started in the business at a very young age. So by the time he turned 16 in 2009, he’d had 10 years of experience behind him. His first big role was in the reincarnation themed film Birth (2004), with Nicole Kidman. Did you see this one? The story is Cam’s character claims to be the reincarnation of Kidman’s dead husband. There are some uncomfortable moments that the very young Bright handled exceptionally well. It was that kind of concentration that landed him parts in Ultraviolet (2006), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and Thank You for Smoking (2006).
I have a feeling though we’ll be talking about Cameron’s career in terms of pre and post –New Moon. Cameron says when the call came to come in for an audition for the role of the powerful Volturi Alec he was unable to make the trip from Vancouver Island to the production office in the city. Distraught at the idea of losing out on such a momentous opportunity, Bright’s thought was to call the casting director and apologize profusely. His agent calmed him down, stating that they were more than likely going to just offer him the part without having to meet with him. And they did. You gotta figure that’s due in large part to the reputation this young actor has garnered for himself. And his interaction with Twilight fans at premieres and events insures he’ll be a favorite in no time.
Gracious and intelligent, this kid is going to go far. We have the next in the Twilight Saga, Eclipse to look forward to and the almost-certain Breaking Dawn. Also look for a couple newer, but smaller titles, An American Affair and Walled In on DVD. Oh and Cam has a twitter account you can follow, you know in case you want to get to the real guy, behind blue eyes.
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