First Breaking Dawn Casting News: Rami Malek


Entertainment Tonight reports that “The Pacific” star Rami Malek has joined the cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as Egyptian vampire Benjamin:

ET’s introducing you to one of the new castmembers of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.’ ET correspondent Kate Gosselin chatted with new ‘Twilight’ hunk Rami Malek, at ET’s exclusive Emmy party.

Malek told ET that he was thrilled about his upcoming role in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2.” “I think it’s going to be great,” said Malek. “It’s going to be super exciting and I’m thrilled,” Malek said of joining the superstar cast that includes Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.

See more at ET!

Wondering about his character? MTV’s Hollywood Crush reminds us:

You’ll recall from the novel that Benjamin is a member of the Egyptian coven summoned by Carlisle to help battle the Volturi at the end of “Breaking Dawn.” Benjamin’s special vamp ability is controlling the elements, though he has yet to fully master his powers. He’s described as a young-looking vampire with dark hair and olive skin.

And if you follow Twilight Saga stars on Twitter, check out @ramimalek

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