Ben as an Italian Vampire?

Ben as a Volturi Vampire

MTV‘s Larry Carroll just updated on the Twilight sequel “New Moon”:

MTV News has confirmed that 27-year-old “Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” heartthrob Ben Barnes is throwing his hat into the ring. The actor is already quite popular with the “Twilight” fanbase and shares the same manager as both Copon and “Twilight” star Cam Gigandet. Barnes is believed to be campaigning for the role of Aro, a mind-reading vampire whose “New Moon” encounter with Edward and Bella helps shape their destiny together. » Read the whole article.

Ben is officially very interested on taking the role and being part of the Twilight saga.

*Image credit to whoever made it, thank you.


Liese said:

Lucky you. I haven’t seen a white Christmas since my mom moved my sibling and me to Arizona when I was 10. OK. I lied. We did go visit my dad in Pennsylvania during that time of year. There was also this one Christmas I did spend in Arizona where it did actaully snow. There was this fine layer of dusty snow all over the desert floor. The mountains near our house were completely snowcapped. That was a beautiful sight! Where I live in Texas, we don’t get much snow at all. Theonly time school clsoes around here is if we get a freak ice storm and the roads are too slippery to drive on. Texas isn’t as well prepared for ice on the roads as our neighbors to the north. Have a good night. I think it is time for me to settle down for a long winter’s nap. :)

December 20th, 2008

Chelsea said:

To Mandi:

OMG, really? You agree with me? Wow, thanks, I’m so pleased! I’m getting really sick of all this nonsense about Ben destroying his career and stuff! Oh, and thank you, really, for all those sweet words! I’d love to be your friend too!

Oh, and I forgot to mention something in my last comment:
Someone (I’m honestly too lazy to find out who) commented that Ben shouldn’t do New Moon because he’ll gain unwanted attention. Let me remind you that Ben will only be holding a SMALL role in the movie, which means that not everybody is going to remember him (unless you’re one of us BB fans). I’m pretty sure they’re gonna be only 1 person on everyone’s mind after the movie: Rob Pattinson. Or maybe Jacob.
I don’t know, but the point is he’s not the hero of the film, so there’s not gonna be much problem with the obsessed fans… Besides, I’m quite sure he knows the hype surrounding Twilight, so if he thinks he’s ready for it, then he IS!
I read in an article (Teen Hollywood, if I’m not mistaken) that Ben knows Rob. It would be nice to see them in a movie together, seeing as I’m a fan of both these actors. Good Luck, Ben!

December 20th, 2008

Mandi said:

I know!!! It’s NOT going to destroy his career. Doing a Porn film will distroy his career!!! NOT a Vampire film!!! And we could play the game of Name an actor and figure out which of their movies sucked the most and tell why… but why turn an already negitive thread into a place that already makes me want to shove an icepick in my eye?

December 20th, 2008

Rachel said:

I absoluetly agree with Chelsea!! ‘Nuff said:)

December 20th, 2008

Rachel said:

&I agree with Mandi, haha.

December 20th, 2008

liz said:

it’s just a role in another movie. why should people react so violently?! it’s not the role that makes or kills an actor… it’s his acting! ben is a good actor, he’ll be fine. before people said that rob pattinson is not right for the role of edward, but he did good.

December 21st, 2008

Annabelle said:

YES! I’m not a Twilight fanatic but I liked the movie and Ben as a Vampire is so HOT! GOOOO BENNY!!!

December 21st, 2008

Zoe said:

Anyone who is freaking out about Ben being in NM needs to stop being psychotic and get a life. Seriously, you peeps are obsessive, and its scary. It is just a movie, and he is an actor. Chill.

December 21st, 2008

Sophie said:

Yes! Yes !
A thousand times YES!

Good luck!
I’ll keep my fingers and my toes crossed!


December 21st, 2008

nuala1910 said:

Well, I’m a huge Twilight fan, and few months ago, I become a Ben fan too. I’m too in love with bad guys, , then, It seems me perfect Ben in the Aro rol [in all Volturis rol].
He’s more than Prince Caspian and vampires are so HOT

December 26th, 2008

katarina said:

I love Twilight and I believe someone with Ben’s talent will make the small (although he’ll get to say some delicious lines) role bigger with his stage presence. And he gets to play off of Rob. Lovely.

As for Ben taking on the role, I think it’s a brilliant move. Twilight is the hottest movie franchise right now. If the studio invests enough money and time, it will continue to be at the very top. Good for Ben for wanting to be a part of something that is hot right now. That is the way to manage a career.

Not sure why some fans are upset. It is a small role in a blockbuster film – go, Ben, go! This will allow him some face time that will ultimately garnish him bigger roles.

I know he’ll be The Perfect Aro.

December 26th, 2008

Carol said:

I Agree with Katarina. Ben wants to be Aro on New Moon, because its a popular movie franchise and Aro is a interesting character. He just is thinking about his career and more now that Disney dropped Narnia.
If Ben get the part on New Moon, I will going to see it. Even I dislike Twilight movie.
Good luck, Ben, love ya !!

December 29th, 2008

stephanie evans said:

Personally i think he should take it

thats all i have to say.

December 29th, 2008

Amber Watson said:

Honestly, you all need to take a breather. What Ben Barnes does is really none of your business. So what if you don’t like him? It’s perfectly fine not to, but don’t post comments like that on a Ben Barnes Fansite. Last time I checked it was a site for the fans anyway. Please show some respect. If you support his career path, fine, if you don’t, that’s okay too, but don’t express your hatred for him here, go start your own pettition. I for one like The Chronicles of Narnia books and movies. So please, keep your hate comments to yourselves thank you.

December 30th, 2008

hana said:

ben i will love u through all ur career choices! luv ya always


December 30th, 2008

Raonny said:


January 2nd, 2009

Becca said:

I am dizzy right now. All this hate puts such astounding pressure on my brain. Please please please let Ben be in Twilight. Personally, I believe Ben would be perfect for the role. Ever since I saw him in Prince Caspian, he has been part of my dream Volturi. He would make the most magnificent Aro. Ben is perfectly capable of making decisions in his career. And is entitled to his own opinion as you are to yours (but most of your opinions make me nauseous). If you truely are a fan of this actor, then you should respect his choices. As for me- Ben Barnes as Aro all the way! <3

January 4th, 2009

Alice said:

no offence Ben, but this film just ain’t for you! it may have a good story line, but i puke at the tought of my friends setting eyes over actor Robert Pattison.
Ben, you’d fit the role better, but at the rate it’s going, look for something more you!


January 10th, 2009

Kit said:

Yes, it will RUIN his career. Only not really? Considering the fact that being in Twilight opened the doors for basically EVERYONE that’s in that movie. Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Cam Gigandet… ALL of those people have a LOT of new projects coming up. To say it will ruin his career, is first of all, ridiculous, because he is simply a talented actor and will be able to get roles by auditioning, and is also simply not true.

Seriously. Calm down. You should be excited. Maybe he will make Twilight interesting for you. Ugh. So silly.

January 11th, 2009

Marina said:

Credo che se entrasse nel cast di New Moon diventerebbe il solito idolo adolescenziale, verrebbe ricordato per un paio d’anni per poi finire nell’oblio generale.

Ben ha talento e si merita di più, non voglio che diventi soltanto l’oggetto dei desideri di migliaia di ragazzine tredicenni e non voglio che la sua abilità recitativa venga svalutata in questom modo.


Marina from Italy.

January 11th, 2009

shaen said:

i may hate twilight like a shit loads.
but damn i love ARO.
yes only ARO. cause he rock socks. in a way. hahah.

i agree with Tatiana about this.
its up to him. his fans can control what he wants to do anyways.
i’m happy for him :))
hope he gets it.
well considering Aro only appears at the end.

i’ve read all 4 twilight saga books and i think it all was sucky and draggy and whiny as heck. but if ben is in NEW MOON ONLY. i wouldn’t mind. as long as BELLA doesnt touch him :D

then i’ll be fine. haha

January 11th, 2009

shaen said:

i mean. i agree with Mandi.

January 11th, 2009

shaen said:

NATALIE : i soooo agree with you.

BUT, like i said . its up to him.


January 11th, 2009

shaen said:

ivonne : screaming fan girls who dont read other books other then cheesy teen love novels LOVE twilight.
i;ve read much nicer books about vampires then that one. and twilight is not big.

movie was a bad production and the book just sucked.

thats what i thnk.

January 11th, 2009

munchkm said:

I would have Ben BArnes as ARO anytime!!! TEAM ARO!! ;p

January 12th, 2009

NATIA said:

Hi i am a new girl in this website … I love Ben and think that it would not be a bad thing for Ben to be a vampire..At last he is an artist!!! I agree with Melodie…I love u Ben…….

January 13th, 2009

NATIA said:


January 13th, 2009

Imrana said:

i always wanted to see Ben Barnes become a vampire that will be so hot!!!!

January 16th, 2009

jen said:

Question: how will this ruin his career?
Twilight has on the contrary brought to the spotlight most of the actors in its franchise. I mean, who was Peter Facinelli before Twilight, or Kellan Lutz – i was shocked when i realised he was in Stick It.
In your opinion, it might kill his career, but not in the real world.
He’ll be yet another hotty in the Twilight cast, and give or take, if he does get this, there WILL be girls screaming in the cinema when his face pops up on screen.

January 17th, 2009

Stephanie said:

How large is the role of Aro anyway? I don’t want him to take this role – he’s too good for the shitfest that is Twilight, but I can understand that since this franchise is so famous, it might open up oppurtunities for him. Anyway, it sounds like the Aro role is small, so don’t get your panties in a twist and chalk Ben Barnes off as another money hungry fame seeking actor (that is quite unfair). I mean, whatever. I won’t support his decision to take the role of Aro (if he does), but I’m not going to respect him less or anything. We don’t really know how the movie world works anyway, and how some seemingly shitty roles might end up to be goldmines.

January 19th, 2009

Realm said:

I like Ben for the New Moon… Go Ben! I’m really excited… can’t wait to see you in the screen!

January 27th, 2009

athena said:

He’d be a great Vampire…I hope he gets the part. Where was he years ago when they did Interview with a Vampire…he would of been a great Armand too.

January 27th, 2009

katie said:

i think ben barnes would be great in twilight dont know why people are saying no ben barnes should take the role he mite be good in the film give him a chance

June 6th, 2009

molly said:

i agree with katie he is so hot he would look hotter as a vampire all my m8ts agree with me ben barnes should do want he wants and his fans should stick by him what ever he does if his fans say no than they should not be his fans.

June 6th, 2009

alice said:

hi im katie little sis i think he would be so fit as aro if he does get pick for the role if it is a small part it doesnt batter as long as he gets paid and he will be in the next twilight after this if he gets the part we are his fans we should suport him go team aro love u benxxx

June 6th, 2009