Know Your Celebrity: Jackson Rathbone Edition
Most of our Celebstalkers probably have at least heard of Jackson Rathbone in one way or another. As one of Tinseltown’s hottest up and coming stars, you are sure to see a whole lot more of him really soon.
Here are some of the things we’ll bet you already knew about Jackson:
1.) He has starred as Jasper Hale in the Twilight Saga movies (Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse), Edward Cullen’s gifted adopted brother who has the ability to control the emotions of the people around him.
2.) He also starred in the movie The Last Airbender as Sokka.
3.) Before his Twilight success, he had guest spots on popular teen shows such as The O.C.
4.)He is super freaking hot!
1.) Is musically inclined. In addition to his band, 100 Monkeys, he also plays the harmonica and the guitar. He enjoys bluesy types of music and also writes, sings and produces.
2.) Was born in Singapore and raised in Midland, Texas. Remember that sexy southern draw in Eclipse? That was the real deal, ladies. Everyone loves a guy with an accent and a southern gentleman is always sexy!
3.) He has a background in the theater. Just a few of his theatrical credits include leading roles in plays like “A Midsummers Night Dream”, “Macbeth”, “Grease”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Les Misrables” and “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”.
4.) He enrolled at Interlochen Arts Academy as a high school theater major where he excelled at Shakespearean roles.
5.) Originally when Jackson auditioned for the movie Twilight, he went for the role of Edward Cullen and nearly won the role until the super sexy Robert Pattinson came in to audition. After Rob won the role, they offered the part of Jasper to Jackson.
So are you ready to see lots more of Jackson? We are too! Lucky for us, Jackson has a few new projects in the works. You can see him in the movie Girlfriend which is coming out sometime this year and he is also signed on for three more films, two of which are Twilight Saga’s Breaking Dawn 1 and 2, which are slated to release in 2011 and 2012, where he will return as Jasper Hale.
If you don’t want to wait that long, you can always share some alone time with Jackson and watch him in Twilight and New Moon, or you can head to your local theater where two of his films, The Last Airbender and Eclipse are still showing! And as always, you can always check back at Celebstalk!