Contact lenses help Twilight star avoid recognition

Contact lenses help Twilight star avoid recognition

By Emily Tait

The star of one of the most popular film series on the planet has revealed how the contact lenses he wears during filming ensure that he does not get mobbed when out and about.

Michael Sheen, who plays Aro in the Twilight series of films, told the Press Association that the long wig and red eyes he sports in the films means that fans of the series can barely recognise him in public.

"On the whole people don't tend to recognise me from it because I look so different I guess. The younger teenagers just can't quite believe it because I haven't got red eyes in real life and long black hair," the actor said.

Sheen added that he does enjoy meeting those who recognise him, however, due to the excitement which the Twilight films generate.

Earlier this year, Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen in the hit series, revealed that wearing coloured contact lenses helps him to get into character. 

by Emily Tait

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