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Justine Wachsberger Interview

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‘Twilight’ Sequel’s Gianna: Beat Out
by Canadian Stunner for Heidi Role

It was a classic case of good news-bad news when Justine Wachsberger got a call several months back from the Twilight series’ casting director. The French-American actress, who plays Gianna in the hit flick’s sequel, New Moon, reveals that she read for another part when she was called in – before discovering that a more exotic creature would embody the character.

“I initially auditioned for the role of Heidi, not Gianna. So it was funny because I start reading – I read the tabloids sometimes, Us Weekly and everything – and I saw that the part of Heidi was supposedly cast,” Justine tells host Gina Jasinski & Angela Samman .

“So, I was like, for sure I’m not making the cut. I was kind of depressed. But a couple of weeks later, I got this call and they were like, ‘Oh, you’ve just been cast as Gianna.’ So obviously I was really excited, because Gianna is such an interesting character.”

In New Moon, Gianna is a human, while Heidi is a vampire (or, as they’re known, Volturi), who brings humans to her fellow bloodsuckers to eat. The role of Heidi went to Canadian fashion model Noot Seear, who’s been featured in the ad campaigns of such leading designers as Giorgio Armani and Calvin Klein.