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Aurore Liz / March 14th, 2011

The most striking observation made during a recent chat with Shiloh Fernandez is that the 26-year-old is a gentle and thoughtful soul in person — sincere, open, and regretful of comments he made recently about his run-in with Kristen Stewart years ago when reading for the role of Edward Cullen in Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight. Fernandez may not have been meant to play the famous sparkling vampire, but he got another shot at working with Hardwicke when she cast him as the village bad boy in Red Riding Hood, the first romantic lead role in his young career to date. (Plus, he’s an avid Movieline reader. So, you know — bonus points!)

By sheer coincidence, the two films Fernandez shot in the past few years both hit theaters this season — Red Riding Hood, in which his poor woodcutter Peter lights Amanda Seyfried’s heart aflame (it opened to $14 million over the weekend), and the indie character drama Skateland bows in limited release May 13. Movieline spoke with Fernandez about both films, the story of how Amanda Seyfried almost didn’t like him, his upcoming British incest love-triangle, and the collaboration with Thomas Dekker he hopes to film soon.

You were able to explore the sexual symbolism in the Red Riding Hood story a bit, but how mindful were you of playing with the budding sexuality of these characters in a PG-13 film?
The hood and the hood symbolism? That was just crazy! But yeah, it’s PG-13 so to toy with that idea, but not to go overboard with it was important. Catherine gave me and Amanda a book called The Uses of Enchantment, so that’s all about the sexuality and her feelings toward her father, especially. It was neat to play those layers; I think that once you accept a role you want to find your place within the film but also play your role, so that idea has very little to do with me and more to do with Catherine’s vision of the film and where I might fit into that. But that’s why movies can be so intriguing: They’re so subjective and everyone can take a different thing away from them. That’s why I wanted to be an actor. That’s why I like it, because sometimes when I see actors they’re communicating with me and me alone. I understand how you made that choice and how you’re feeling. You’re living my life. And I think that Catherine really had a huge daunting task in including that but also making a fun, thrilling movie. But I know that she’s very conscious of that and she talked a lot, at least to me in the beginning, about reading that book and what it said. Thinking about that symbolism and who I was to [Amanda Seyfried’s character]. Am I a father figure to her? Am I somebody that her father never was because he’s always drinking? Does she want to be with me because there’s something similar between us? There are all those things that are really intriguing to think about, and I hope that part of the story appeals to the audience that might naysay this film.

You’ve done a lot of work in indie films, so what was the appeal of Red Riding Hood — a film that would inevitably throw you into the realm of teen idol worship?
I really do think Catherine Hardwicke is a very, very talented director. And I love how she’s really cornered this market on youth and really captured that. That’s fascinating to me. And it’s really a phenomenon. To be a part of that is an honor. For her to be the person she is and to take a chance on someone like me means a lot. I think that the performances she got out of her younger actors in Lords of Dogtown and Thirteen were fantastic, and that she chose such talent for Twilight is really impressive.

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Tremors (2018)
Shiloh as Nico Garza
A television reboot of the film ‘Tremors’ in which a small town is gripped with fear over giant underground worms living beneath them.

Green Dolphin (2018)
Shiloh as Edwin
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Long Nights Shorts Mornings (2016)
Shiloh as James
James loves women. His erotic odyssey through the streets of New York City finds him bedding seven women in seven nights, while trying to maintain intimacy and honesty with all of them.

Chronically Metropolitan (2015)
Shiloh as Fenton
The pic tells the story of first time novelist Fenton Dillane, who returns to New York City unannounced ready to reclaim his lost love, Jessie, who unbeknownst to him, is engaged to be married. Fenton enlists his head strong sister, Layla and his drug dealing best friend to win her back. His actions set in motion a chain of events that affect the lives of everyone around him for better and for worse.

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