'New Moon"s Alex Meraz: 'Shirtless, always'

Alex-Meraz-Rachael-Ray_l The Twilight Saga: New Moon talk show takeover has begun. This morning, Wolf Pack member Alex Meraz stopped by Rachael Ray to surprise three teens who received Twilight makeovers courtesy of New Moon costume designer Tish Monaghan. (As someone who always coveted her sister’s red hair, it made me die a little to see a redhead dye her hair black to look like Alice’s.)

The girls were happy to see Meraz, but didn’t go insane, presumably because he was clothed. “Shirtless, always,” Meraz told Ray when she asked about him recently being named People magazine’s Sexy Man of the Week. He was photographed in a pool. “As soon as I got Twilight, it’s like ‘Alright, don’t wear any clothes, just shorts, and you’ll be fine.'”

The 24-year-old proved quite the charmer. He told Ray that his wife, Kim, was more excited when he told her he was doing Rachael Ray than she’d been when he told her he’d gotten the role of Paul in New Moon. (Ray promised she would “trick Kim out” with even more cookware and cookbooks now. Well done, Alex.) He shared the meaning, “beautiful one,” of his 19-month-old son Somak’s name, and admitted that the child has a massive head that makes him carry himself like a drunk when he walks. (I would have liked to have seen that.) He also explained how the universe seemed to be in favor of his casting: He auditioned on his birthday, which had the “biggest full moon of the year,” and hawks kept circling around him for the two weeks afterward as he awaited his fate.

Relaxed, good-humored, and quick with a succinct, adequate anecdote, I give this appearance a B. Not something we’ll still be quoting in a year, but something solid that should get him booked on other shows where he can score with stories about the proper way to look like you’re about to turn into a werewolf on film.

Is Meraz the member of the Wolf Pack you expect to break out?

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  • Mr. Know-It-All


    • You don’t know everything

      You might as well get used to it.. it’s here for a couple more years at least!

  • CrimsonKisses

    It always makes me laugh to see how much effort the “twi-haters” put into hating it. If I dislike something I stay away from it. These people search for it just so they can hate on it. Get a life.

    • sara

      Agreed! I was just thinking that! I can’t stand Lost, so I never read the over-hyped articles they have on here. Done. I don’t go on the page and start bashing people! Grow up! And this is coming from someone that doesn’t hate or love Twilight!

      • Yesenia

        Exactly! I have never liked Lost and I tried to watch with friends. I’m just not hooked on it. So what? Why make a big deal of it? More annoying than interesting.

  • Mr. Know-It-All

    If it’s crap you can’t make it smell any better.

    • CrimsonKisses

      Even if it is, so what? Everybody is entitled to an opinion and you are welcome to yours. What is not welcome is the hatefullness. Everybody has some so called “guilty pleasure”. If sparkly vampyres do it for some, leave them be. The hype will die down and it will be gone. Let those who do enjoy it do so without the childish comments. Or better yet, ask EW to post a Twilight Haters article or something. :)

      • Well

        Actually, they DID have a Twilight hater’s article on here, several months ago. I seem to remember the poor guy getting insulted and spat on by Twitards. “OMGZ you’re a guy, you don’t get it!1!” “Wow, what an idiot, Twilight is amazing!” Things like that.
        So the same people whining about haters in pro-Twilight articles had no qualms hating in an anti-Twilight article. How ironic, huh?

      • CrimsonKisses

        I was not aware of the hater’s article ever being on here. That’s sad that the fanatics make the fans (yes, there is a difference) all look bad. As far as the same people that are hating on people for not liking Twilight being the ones that are complaining about being hated on, I highly doubt they are the same. But again, to each their own.

  • Kris

    Entertainment Weekly has something for everyone, and the article headers always inform the reader what the article is about. Why anyone would waste their time reading and commenting on something they dislike is beyond me

    • wakeforce

      To feel better about themselves or because they have no one to talk to but their imaginary friends!

  • G

    Definitely thought it would be Alex. He seems to be the most outgoing of the wolf-pack guys. Hope to see some more from him!

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