Xavier Samuel is Eclipse's Riley

Xavier Samuel is Eclipse's Riley

Australian actor Xavier Samuel has just landed himself a role in Eclipse — the third flick of the ever-popular Twilight franchise.

The 25-year-old will play Riley, a good-looking college student who joins the plot of villain Victoria to murder protagonist Bella (Kristen Stewart) according to THR. Riley is corrupted by Victoria, for whom he has an inexplicable weakness.

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  • S

    Although it would have been cool to have a name actor play the role as was suggested by the screenplay writer, Xavier does actually look a lot like the character I imagined in my head while reading the book. Plus, I’m an Aussie and I’ve seen him in the stuff he has done here on TV and Film. He’s a really decent actor (although that may just be in comparison to the less than stellar co-stars he had hehe). Yay for Xavier!

  • amy

    ahh twilight is driving me crazy!
    so over rated!!!!

  • ashleyyy

    omg yayayay an aussie is in twilight, me and my friends are soo excited!!!
    if he had blonde hair he would be perfect! :) so excited for new moon and eclipse and breaking dawn :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/Boon565 ben

    I thought that Tom Felton was getting the part of Riley, I doubt Twilighters will be happy with him because he wasn’t even thought about choosing in the Twilight community, which, in my opinion, is more important than the director or anyones decisions.

    I’m sure it’ll be an awesome film tho, can’t wait for New Moon either :)

  • ada

    Yeah, I think he’s actually really good! he looks a lot like I’d imagined him.. Maybe his hair should be a bit lighter. But.. They can do that if they want. :)

  • Jackie

    I didn’t really picture him like this
    I pictured riley to look a little different
    but its ok this guy seems alright

  • miss zanessa

    i pictured alex ludwig, tom felton or lucas grabeel for riley
    but this guy is ok :)

  • the fame

    i pictured riley as a handsome guy not like him..
    anyways the cast of twilight is so messed up

  • joanne

    lmfao . i thought riley was a girl . FAIL (x

  • nikki

    hes uglyy

  • Megan

    YA HES GOOOOD LOOKIN! but who cares about twilight?

  • Hanh

    no!No!no!no!no! i wanted it to be channing tatum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://justjredjr simnel

    he looks cool

  • Mimi

    he looks cool!

  • chrissy .

    @Hanh: uhm ; are you stupid ? why the fck would channing tatum be riley ? he looks too old ! wow ….

  • megan

    he’s not how i pictured him, but he is sooo hot!!!

  • JolynnJenae

    I kinda pictured someone like Channing Tatum, but he will do! :)

  • 258456

    i didnt picture him like channing tatum i pictured him like this,
    cause i always thought he was very young looking i dunno why,
    just cause hes a new born and getting used by victoria i guess,
    thats why it would look weird being someone like channing tatum.

  • caitlin

    he actually is kinda hot so its all good :)

  • naman

    @amy: so true!

  • durrr

    hes 25? Im 17 and I look older than him haha, I do however like hes aussie wooo

  • candycrazy

    he’s ok. he’s even kinda cute. :))

  • Em

    he was in 2:37, the freakiest movie ever. and newcastle… which was okay… kinda only watched bits of it.

  • Janelle

    Nah, hes not how I pictured him. He’s way hotter. =]

  • Kayla

    im an aussie and a big fan of xavier. hes an outstanding actor and i love his film newcastle
    i didnt picture him as riley when reading but i do now. although i think his hair may need to be a bit lighter in colour

  • laura

    yay an aussie finally in on it, and im happy cos hes from my city
    but i think he’ll be perfect for riley.

  • Pepe The great


    You horrible girl! Twilight is everything… Twilight is LIFE… to some people and you can say that stuff to people who don’t like twilight, but you don’t have tosay it to the people who love it

  • rileyfav

    OMG I AM IN LOVE WITH HIM!!!!!!!!!
    XAVIER IS MY TRUE LOVE haha i wish
    he is so cool