Feb 8, 2012
We can’t say we remember much that happened in 2009’s Twilight sequel, New Moon. Edward, who? Jacob – what? We were clearly way too busy ogling the ridiculously sexy Alex Meraz, today’s delicious Afternoon Eye Candy.
Alex played a werewolf named Paul in the supernatural saga second helping, and has reprised his role in the more recent installments. With his perfectly sculpted torso and leading good looks, we have to ask: why on earth was he not in the leading role?!
Despite having moved into the acting profession in the 2000’s, Alex is first and foremost a dancer. After studying at the New School for the Arts, the 27-year-old hunk became interested in break dancing, as well as contemporary and indigenous dance. Take us dancing anytime, Alex!
This sexy star is not one to limit himself to simply one or two interests, oh no. Alex also has a penchant for Martial Arts, and has won several awards and competitions, as well as karate tournaments.
Alex’s experiences with Martial Arts, he says, helped him to prepare for his role as wolf pack member, Paul, in New Moon. “I just first have to be present physically. You know, I just lifted a lot…did some martial arts, and I just felt like that’s what needs to come across on screen … that I’m scrappy, I’m agile, I can fight, I can turn into a wolf all the time, so that presence … that raw energy and presence just has to be there.”
The handsome actor isn’t all about enhancing his body through dance and karate, though. Alex is also a keen painter and illustrator…a man who’s good with his hands, eh? Count us in!
Of Native American ancestry, the gorgeous star’s chiseled cheekbones and sharp jaw line reflect his roots. A family man at heart, Alex and his wife Kim have a young son named Somak, meaning “beautiful one.” Couldn’t have been named after his father, could he?
Alex’s next project is in time travel thriller Mine Games, set for release later this year. The yummy actor will, of course, also be reprising his role as Paul in the fourth Twilight installment, in cinemas in November this year.
Check out Alex chat about his experiences filming Twilight: Eclipse. Three, two, one…swoon!
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