EXCLUSIVE: Twilightish Interview with Lisa Howard (Siobhan - Irish Coven)

The beautiful miss Lisa Howard was kind enough to speak with us this week about her new Irish Coven, Breaking Dawn and even her FAVORITE scene to film!

Twilightish: Being a newcomer to the Twilight Saga, how was it joining this tight group of friends?

Lisa: Everyone was very welcoming.  We had fun on and off the set. 

Twilightish: Famous Fandom Question: Did you read the books or see the movies before you went for the part of Siobhan? If not did you read them when you received the part? If so, were you a fan of the series before? 

Lisa: I was a HUGE Twilight Fan before I auditioned for the role of Siobahn.  I ,of course, had read all four books and was so excited just to get an audition. When I actually got the role, I just about died! 

Twilightish: Siohan is quite a strong willed character, (she even suspects that she can effect the outcome of a situation by willpower alone!). How did you go about forming her character for the big screen? 

Lisa: To get into my character, I re-read Breaking Dawn and I watched all the prior Twilight movies. I tried to be as familiar with the world that Stephanie Meyers created as I could. Then on set, my costume, hair and make-up really helped transport me into that world. Who couldn’t feel like a vampire with those red eyes!

Twilightish: Did you find instant chemistry with your on-screen mate Liam (played by Patrick Brennan)?

Lisa: Yes, he’s a great guy.  Maggie (played by Marlane Barnes) and Liam and I spent a lot of time together on set, you get close with everybody.

Twilightish: Would you like to see spin off movies for the Saga? Perhaps an Irish Coven movie? 

Lisa: Of course! That would be so fun J

Twilightish: Do you have a favorite moment from your time on set? Either on camera or off camera? 

Lisa: My favorite time on set was the first night I shot a scene. It was an all night shoot and we were out in the middle of the woods and they made it snow. It was very surreal.

Twilightish: What was your favorite scene to film in Breaking Dawn? 

Lisa: My favorite scene to shoot was in the Cullen’s house after they had gathered all their vampire friends from around the world and everyone was deciding whether or not they would support the Cullen’s. It was a powerful scene.

Twilightish: How was this experience different from some of the other projects you’ve worked on?

Lisa: The Twilight series is such a huge hit. It’s a world wide phenomenon. To jump into the series is like stepping into a whirlwind. You don’t often get to be a part of something this big.

Twilightish: If you could (or did) take one prop or costume piece of Siobhan, what would it (or what was it) and why? 

Lisa:  If I could take one thing from Siobahn it would be her hair! It was the most amazing wig I have ever had the pleasure of wearing. I have short, dark brown hair and Siobahn has long, straight, gorgeous red hair. People who hadn’t met me before thought it was MY HAIR. It was awesome. Everyone kept telling me that I should dye my hair that color. We’ll see…

Twilightish: Is there something, either a movie project or perhaps live theater that you are dying to do? 

Lisa:  Not a specific project, but I’d like to do a period piece. Step into another time… I’d love to do that show “Boardwalk Empire”. Something like that.

Twilightish: Is there anyone you are really hoping to work with? 

Lisa: Too many to name! I’d love to get to work with Bill Condon again.

Twilightish: Do you have other projects on the horizon? 

Lisa: Yes, I am going to be starring in a new musical called “It Should Have Been You” directed by David Hyde Pierce this fall.

*~*We would like to thank Lisa Howard for taking the time to answer our questions!  Really excited to see her in the movie this fall... and hey! If you're in the New York area check out "It Should Have Been You"! *~*

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