Not sure who Julia Jones is? Perhaps the name Leah Clearwater rings a bell. For all the Twi-hards out there, Julia plays the protective female werewolf Leah in the Twilight saga. We caught up with the Native American actress to talk vampires, wolves and, of course, find out the insider goss on R-Patz and Taylor Lautner.
What was it like to be the only girl in the werewolf-pack?
It was like being the only girl in a family with six brothers. They are all so energetic and fun and loud and they can be very silly.
What’s the relationship like between Jacob and Leah?
Jacob and Leah have a very close bond. It’s a little like family but it’s also a partnership. In Breaking Dawn, when Jacob lets her join his pack, he’s giving her an opportunity to stop feeling the pain of being around Sam all the time. I think her gratitude for that and her ability to understand his pain over Bella gives him strength as well. They would literally kill for each other.
In the novel, Leah is quite protective of Jacob. Are you protective of Taylor?
I actually do feel protective of Taylor. He’s so mature in a lot of ways that it doesn’t seem like he needs protection but every now and then I’m reminded of the fact that he’s still pretty young. I adore Taylor so it makes sense that I’d want him to be happy and safe.
And lastly, which side are you on: Team Edward or Team Jacob?