Image Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty ImagesAs we reported yesterday, Rami Malek (The Pacific‘s Snafu and Night at the Museum‘s Ahkmenrah) has joined Breaking Dawn as Benjamin, a member of the Egyptian coven who stands by the Cullens when they face the Volturi. In the book, he’s described as “an oddly cheerful vampire who looked barely older than a boy and seemed both utterly confident and utterly careless at the same time.” He has a gift so singular — the ability to physically manipulate the elements (earth, wind, water, and fire) — that it’s been hidden from Aro. Edward likes Benjamin because he has a very clear sense of wrong and right.
Do you approve of the casting? After watching Malek’s post-Emmy interview with ET‘s Kate Gosselin (below), I do. He handles himself well, with proper reverence for the event (even if he is talking to Gosselin), but is totally game for Kate’s quiz (he has a crush on Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara and follows his Pacific boss Tom Hanks, who also cast him in the upcoming feature Larry Crowne, on Twitter). Watch him a few clips below (including one from the Fox sitcom The War at Home in which he goes on a date with Twilight‘s Jackson Rathbone), then weigh in…
In the Emmy-winning miniseries The Pacific
In The War at Home, with Jackson Rathbone
In his TV debut, Gilmore Girls