"New Moon" actor Michael Welch might not have Robert Pattinson's hair, but he certainly has the dance moves to get his cute face some attention. In between filming scenes for The Twilight Saga, Michael is on a mission to help you with your acne!! He is featured in a "High School Musical"-like series called Aczone: The Musical where he dances and sings all for the cause of clear skin.
In between popping pimples and dancing, Michael Welch has caught up with us to answer some Buzznet members questions. In this genius interview, Michael has accused Edward Cullen of stealing Zac Efron's sparkle and suggests that Bella rents The Hangover.
Ah-nell-ee: If you met Bella in real life, what would you say to her? What would you say to Edward?
Michael Welch: I would tell Bella, “Listen girl. I know you’re caught up in this supernatural love triangle, but why don’t you give Mike Newton a shot? If the werewolf represents the stable option in your life, and the vampire is constantly fighting the urge to drain you of your precious blood, maybe you need broaden your horizons a bit and consider dating a HUMAN BEING! Just a thought.
“Oh! By the way, did you know that Kristen Stewart is playing you in the 4-part bio-pic of your life? Pretty cool huh?... What do you mean you’ve never heard of her? You haven’t seen that terrible movie Panic Room?... Well, what about Into the Wild, In the Land of Women, or The Messengers?... Wow, you need to get out more, Arizona. I’m gonna make you a list of films. You ever seen The Usual Suspects?... No?? Oh boy! You’re in for a treat! Come on, I’ll buy you a soda, then we’re renting some movies!!”
I would tell Edward, “Thanks a lot buddy! You’ve raised the bar to such unreasonable heights, the rest of us guys don’t stand a chance. We can’t sparkle you jerk! Not even Efron can sparkle. How do you think that makes him feel, huh??... Oh great, now you’re making Zac Efron cry Edward! You proud of yourself, huh, you feel like a big man?... Shhh, it’s ok Zac. I’m here for you pumpkin. Great, now I have to give him his juice box… And for goodness sake, would you take Bella out to see some movies? Rent Casablanca or something, or at least take her out to see The Hangover. Jeeze- louise Ed!”
Jolene Tangerine:What do you think would be your vampire power if you had one?
Michael Welch: Well that depends. Can I create a new power or do I have to choose one that already exists? If I could make my own, I would either want to fly or shoot lasers out of my eyes! Oh yeah. If I had to pick one that already exists, I would either want to see into the future like Alice or be a BA tracker like James. I know I’m not supposed to, but I love James.
Stephsfamouslastwords: What job would you want to do, if you weren’t acting?
Michael Welch: I would love to be a professional musician. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll pull a Billy Bob Thornton and dedicate my life to music for a while. Going on tour with a band has been a lifelong dream of mine. I’m always in concert when I’m in the shower, but I imagine it’s not quite the same. To those of you musicians out there, I know what you’re thinking. “Hey wait a gab-flabbin minute! I dedicate my LIFE to music and this little Twilight freak thinks he can just go on tour whenever he FEELS like it?! Phooey!” I hear you my friend. I feel the same way when some singer decides to be an actor, even though they possess no particular talent, passion, or respect for acting as an art form. Some are great like Dolly Parton or Alanis Morissette, but others, not so much. So don’t worry, I would never “Lindsay Lohan” my way through a music career (Ouch! Feisty!). If I did it, I would work, study, and put everything I have into it.
Nicole[ov]e: How are you going to plan on dealing with this new heart-throb status, and what will you do to maintain normalcy?
Michael Welch: Aww ::blush:: Aint that sweet. I shouldn’t have a problem staying grounded because I have a cavalcade of folks who are ready to beat me to a bloody pulp if I ever get conceded. That’s the kind of support system you need in Hollywood, people who are willing to pummel you at the first sign of arrogance.
SydneyAlex: How much like Mike are you? Hopeless romantic?
Michael Welch: Oh yeah, very much so. Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies if that’s any indication. The fulfillment of love is more important than the excitement of fling.
Atouchofabbie: Would you rather: A.) Turn into a robot at sunset, feasting only on oil and gasoline? or B.) Have to bark every time someone said “dog”?
Michael Welch: Haha! I can honestly say that NO ONE has ever asked me that before… It might be kinda cool to be a robot. But I’m pretty sure we hit peak oil this year, and I don’t want to starve! I’d be such a hungry robot!! I’ll bark whenever someone says “dog.”
Kron: Tell us a few things that are always a part of your daily routine.
Michael Welch: Watch Andy Samberg’s video, “Like a Boss.” That’s what a day in my life looks like. Breesays: What are three songs or bands in general that are pumping you up right now?
Michael Welch: What I’m REALLY pumped about is Pearl Jam’s newest album, Backspacer, coming out in September. Pearl Jam is my all time favorite band and I think they’re getting better and better, like a fine wine. I’ve been listening to a lot of Rage Against the Machine lately. They’ll get your veins pumping. And of course, Eminem’s latest album is just ridiculous, as always. Gotta love Em!
AczoneTheMusical: What is this aczone thing and what was the funnest part about making the campaign?
Michael Welch:Aczone: The Musical is a viral campaign designed to get teenagers aware of an amazing new acne treatment. We do this through song, dance, and story. I am the MC of this musical number.
You see, I don't mind being a corporate tool if it's a product I believe in. High school is tough enough. You don't need terrible acne problems on top of everything else. It's pretty ironic that we go through our "awkward" phase during the time in our lives when impressing our peers is so immensely important to us. Why can't we go through our awkward phase when we're 80? Nobody would care! Is grandma NOT gonna get into the Bingo hall if she's got one too many zits on her T-zone? Is Ethel's eczema gonna prevent her from getting a seat at the Wednesday night Bridge table? I don't think so!
But since irony is God's way of keeping himself entertained, we have to work with the cards we're dealt. And for teens, that means dealing with their acne. That said, you should be unapologetically happy with WHO YOU ARE regardless of circumstance. Only you have the power to determine your own happiness or misery. You get one shot at this life and I just want you to have the tools to walk with the confidence you deserve to own. If controlling your acne can help you get there, that's all that matters. The funnest part about this campaign for me was, no surprise here, dancin. You know I loves me some dancin. I got to dance and lip-synch, just like a real pop star! Good times, good times.
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