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I wasn’t going to write till after the wedding of Kate and Garrett. But Alice came into my office the day after we received their invitation, with Jasper tagging along. She knocked on my door first.
“Come in.” I said looking up from what I was reading.
“Hi Carlisle, am I interrupting you?” She looked at me with a frown.
“No, no, it’s alright. What is it?”
“Well, Jasper and I have been planning our vow renewal as you know, and smack in the middle of it, I had a strange vision………it involved you.” She seemed anxious.
“Alright. Can you be a bit more specific?” I said slowly. Esme who was sitting on the window sill looked over.
“Well um……my vision had something to do with a new hire at the hospital. They’re going to hire a new nurse and she’s going to be helping you a lot.”
“Well that’s not surprising as the hospital is hiring a whole bunch of nurses and other staff members. Is there a problem with one of these new nurses?”
“I’m not sure as all I can see is the decision that has been made, but for some reason, it just makes me uneasy.” She said unsure.
I stood up and walked up to her, as she looked up at me; I bent down and hugged her. Though a total pain in the butt sometimes, she was a totally caring individual and I loved this little pixie very much as much as I loved all of my children. Jasper felt my mood and smiled understandingly.
“Thank you Alice. I will be cautious around any strange new nurses. Did your vision say whether perhaps she’s an alien or something?” I winked at her. She giggled.
“Well let’s see in the past few months, we’ve gotten rid of the Volturi, met a new species of immortals altogether, dealt with a crazy human who wanted to kill children, and faced off against the Children of the Moon. So I guess anything really is possible. Though I don’t want any alien invasions. That just sounds way too complicated.” Alice counted off thoughtfully.
“You think? I kind of figure that with the Watchers on our side, even the aliens would run for the hills.” Jasper said with a smile.
We all shook our heads and smiled at that one. Jasper was right. The Watchers were a force to be reckoned with. And that’s actually an interesting thing to ask them. They have been around for something like 3,000 years; in all that time, did they ever encounter any actual aliens? Forget the conspiracy theories, but you really have to be naïve to think that earth is the only inhabited planet in all of the cosmos.
I know that Jasper was a bit interested in UFO’s and all that other stuff so perhaps he can sit down with Keith or John who also seem to be UFO enthusiasts and ask them about the whole thing. Alexander being the oldest male Watcher may know more. The women, are all kinds of don’t want to know when it comes to that subject. I remember Jacob mentioning it once and Corin’s reply was “We have enough to deal with, without adding those things to the list.” And isn’t that the truth?
But other than this peculiar vision of Alice’s which may or may not have any merit in the future, we feel we’ve been cleared of any supernatural attacks for now. The Watchers don’t think the Children of the Moon will return as there aren’t that many of them to begin with. I was surprised to see 15 on this continent let alone here in Hanover. Plus these were hybrids from what Alexander explained. They mated either with regular wolves or coyotes or possibly hybrids of the two as well to create their own supernatural hybrid. According to Alexander, the only way to kill the Children of the Moon, hybrid or not was by burning them. Basically, the way that Rogue destroyed them is the way to do it.
As I was finishing that last thought, Alice decided that she’d taken up enough of my time and skipped back out of the room, satisfied that I now knew everything she had seen. Jasper followed her. They were going to go hunting. Now house was really empty save for Esme and I. I don’t know if it’s even been this empty before. At least not since we’ve acquired all of our family members. It felt sort of strange. I think Esme felt the same way. Then remembering something I picked up the phone in my office and dialed the number to the hospital. A receptionist picked up. I asked her to patch me through to the Head Director on staff, who picked up on the second ring:
“William Connolly speaking.” He said in his most professional voice.
“Bill, it’s Carlisle, how are you?” I said.
“Oh hey Carlisle. I’m up to my ears in residents but other than that I’m alright and yourself?” He laughed and I along with him.
Residents…….were the equivalent sometimes to giant high school kids maturity wise; in other words, they were royal pains in the ass who thought they knew everything without knowing squat!
“I’m doing alright. I’m just happy to have a few days of peace and quiet on my days off. Most of my family went away on vacation so I’m just here with the missus.”
“Oh that sounds like heaven on earth! Next time, can you tell your family to take ours with them?” Again I laughed.
“I will let them know when they return. We actually got a last minute wedding invitation from our cousins in Alaska for this Saturday so they are all just going to fly there from wherever they are. At least that should be interesting.” I explained
“Wow! That is really last minute. But who knows with kids these days. They change their minds 70 times a day. Good luck with that. Now I know you called to not just tell me about how much better your living arrangements are at this moment in time compared to mine. So what’s up?” He got to the point.
“Yes, so I was just wondering. I know we’ve been hiring people left, right, and center lately. What’s the news with the nurse hires? Am I getting an upgrade? I love Betsy but do admit she feels overwhelmed at times. Any help at all would be amazing at this point.”
I was pretty perfect at lying by now. Though that technically wasn’t a lie but I was more concerned about Alice’s vision.
“Yes! We have hired 5 new nurses. You will get a chance to work with all of them. Once you and Betsy figure out, which ones you work best with, then you can have them permanently on your rotation. I think you’ll get two. I know that they are a little short-handed in the NIC.U, so I think 3 will end up working there.” He said.
“That sounds perfect! Two extra people will be just what we need. Especially when I’m in the ER. What are they like? I mean credentials and such.” I inquired.
“I know 2 worked together in Columbia Presbyterian in New York City. They got tired of the insanity of the big city and have both moved up here. Ironically, without knowing the other was doing the same. They are sweet women that come highly recommended by their supervisors. Both are a couple years younger than Betsy. We have one from Vancouver, who married a man from NH and they decided to move here to have a family. She was considered to be smarter than a lot of the doctors in the clinic that she worked, so I think she’ll add wonderful points to our hospital; plus she’s great with kids so I’m thinking she may join NIC.U. That leaves two more. Let’s see now, hang on second.”
I heard the rustling of papers as Bill looked for what I presumed were their resumes. I smiled to myself as I remembered what Bill’s desk looked like. I was surprised he could find himself in that mess let alone anything else. It honestly looked like a tornado had gone through his desk or a hurricane. But he was impeccable when it came to notes and remembering things. The man was a walking encyclopedia with a wonderful sense of humor and a terrific work ethic. He was also a huge prankster. You never knew when you’d find a whoopee-cushion or silly string in your locker or in your scrubs or he could ambush you in the hallway. It’s never dull at Hanover Medical Center! Finally, I heard him find what he was looking for and come back to the phone.
“Ok, sorry about that, found them. One is from Texas and had just come out of medical school. She had graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She was tired of the heat and had been looking for a small time in the north. She also had a job offer in North Dakota but we offered her a larger salary and help with relocating. So she’ll be starting next week. Well actually they all are. And our last hire is from Los Angeles. She’s tired of the earthquakes. She was working for a private practitioner but always wanted to be in a hospital setting, her boss had nothing but the best things to say about her. So I think we have a very diverse group from different places and with different things to contribute to our little hospital. In the order as I had described them to you, their names are: Carol and Shandy from NYC, Melanie from Vancouver, Charlotte from Dallas, and Ashley from LA. So that’s our nurse lineup for now. We’ll see how they do and if we need more, we’ll keep looking.”
“Thank you Bill. That helps a lot. Listen, I’ve already taken up way too much of your time. You have to get back to your favorite residents.” There was a grumble on the other end that ended in a curse. I chuckled. I continued:
“So I’m going to let you go and I will see you next week. The wife is calling. Have a wonderful weekend and try to get some rest will you?”
“Thanks Carlisle. Glad I could answer your questions. You enjoy your peace and quiet for both of us!” We both laughed and hung up.
I liked that a lot. They all sounded very capable of completing the tasks at hand. I wondered which two were going to be working with me. I also had what Alice told me in the back of my mind. What could be strange about a new nurse? Unless she was a vampire and other then Melanie from Vancouver, the others all came from places where there was plenty of sunshine. So that couldn’t be it. Whatever it was……I was sure I could figure it out. And if not, as soon as whatever decision was made, Alice would warn me; in the meantime I would enjoy the peace and quiet. I heard Alice and Jasper return from hunting, only to realize that both Esme and I needed to go. So I’m going to finish this entry here and go get some deer in me and in Esme as well.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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Ashley Greene’s been the spokesperson for Mark for a few years now and like her, I can’t get enough of the affordable cosmetics and accessories from the brand. This Spring, she’s working with mPowerment by Mark on their ‘No More’ campaign to help educate young women about sexual violence. I had the chance to speak to the actress about her involvement with the campaign, beauty must haves and advice she lives by.
The “No More” campaign has taken off. How has it impacted your life?
I was so proud to be part of the NO MORE Campaign in March and come together with many other partners to help end dating abuse, partner violence and sexual assault.
I hope that by raising my voice and speaking out, young women across the country might find the courage to leave abusive situations, or to help their friends do so.
I love your spring mark shoot. What item on your shopping list has already become a staple?
We actually shot this on a cold, rainy day in New York City, but the shimmery shades of gold, saffrons, and greens in the Marrakesh collection really made it feel like Spring. I love the Exotic Beauty Face Mosaics. It’s been my go-to this season for a quick, subtle glow.
What are your beauty must haves?
My staples are concealer, mascara and lip gloss. I like mark’s Gloss Gorgeous Stay on Lip Gloss because it’s a gloss and stain in one, and doesn’t feel tacky. Also, taking care of my skin is also really important to me — I make sure to apply sunscreen every day and drink tons of water.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten and who was it from?
My mom and dad have always been a huge inspiration to me. I learned about self-worth and confidence from them, and appreciative their support & belief in me no matter what. It’s helped me to stay grounded over the years.
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
I’m not really a fast food person, but I love McDonald’s vanilla ice cream cones
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CraveOnline: You’ve gotten to do a few action hero roles. Was this a tough sell on producers or directors at first, and has it gotten easier since you did Arena and Immortals?
Kellan Lutz: Yes and no. Doing independent movies, they have the freedom and we had the freedom and some people aren’t available, some people really just think you’re the guy. When you meet on them, I know for Arena my management company was producing that one as well, so it was kind of easy to be like, “Hey, I want to do this one.” And they’re like, “Oh yeah, okay. Let’s see what your take on it is and let’s see if we can do it.” By no means did they feed it to me, but I was like, “I really like this.” It’s just all about selling yourself.
With Java Heat, it’s all about passion I guess. I want to do all the stunts but I just loved the character of Jake and what he represented and what his journey was. The whole throwback to the buddy cop movies of the ‘80s that I love, having that passion and having the directors and producers see that you have that passion. They want to work with someone, like you said there’s a whole list of actors that can probably do it, the physique and acting chops that go with it, but I would want to work with someone who’s very passionate about it, who wants to travel, who doesn’t mind leaving their home for two months to live in Asia. So there are a lot of factors that go into it but I think passion really played a big part in it.
CraveOnline: I’d imagine it would. Did you see Java Heat as a classic fish out of water story?
Oh yeah, oh yeah. I just love how my character just didn’t really care, he’s trying to get away with it even though he’s quite terrible.
CraveOnline: Was the Twilight joke in the script?
No, we decided, because when I got there, there were so many bootleg movies. I was like, “This is crazy.” Some movies that weren’t even out yet in the States, you had all these DVDs for super cheap. While [director] Conor [Allyn] wanted to showcase the culture of Indonesia with the warias and the language and the DVD sellers, all these different things to show the culture itself. That was a funny little line that we were just messing around with, because I was like how funny would it be if they have Twilight? So it was just a fun little throw to it and it worked out really well. It was one of my favorite scenes to watch with an audience because they were just cracking up.
CraveOnline: I think girls are going to really like your massage scene. How did you feel about that scene in the script?
[Laughs] I’m not for nudity. Again, I’ll get topless. That’s one of my strengths but by no means am I like, “Hey, can I be topless in this scene?” or am I topless in my life when I’m at home being normal. I don’t love to take my shirt off, but for that scene, I love the comedy behind it. I think when I read the script, I actually laughed at that scene in seeing myself do it. So I was talking to Conor, I was like, “I’m cool doing this. Can we do it this way?” That was probably the funniest day on set, seeing Ario Bayu’s face and bringing that scene to life.
CraveOnline: If you like the ‘80s buddy cop movies, you must appreciate the value of a good butt shot.
Yeah, yeah [Laughs] I definitely didn’t love the movie because of that but they had a lot of fun with it.
CraveOnline: Was the story of Jake’s military brother also important to you?
Yes, yeah. The military is very near and dear to my heart. I just love ‘em and I think they’re the heroes from my time growing up because I didn’t really watch tons of movies or look at tons of action heroes or watch tons of sports or have my heroes of Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan or Brad Pitt or anything like that. My heroes growing up were the guys out in tanks and flying jets. The ones on camera just weren’t being a hero to me. While being an actor, I just really love military projects because they are the hero role and I love being the hero.
CraveOnline: This might be a bit of a spoiler but I think people can imagine if Mickey Rourke is playing the villain, it will climax with you facing off against him. When someone has that much history in the genre, let alone movies overall, what is a fight scene with Mickey Rourke like?
I really expected it to be crazier than it was. I think at the end of the movie, you see me just really pissed off at him and I spit on him unintentionally, like vengeful for him killing my brother. He just took it. He didn’t comment. He was down for the stunt. I think he really enjoyed the opportunity of being in Indonesia. I think he’s calmed down from whatever people say he might’ve been wild to work with. He really respected everyone on set and I think he had a lot of fun shooting and being this character.
CraveOnline: Does Java Heat prepare you at all for Hercules?
Oh man, this one pushes me beyond. It’s a lot of work in every regard. Just more stunts and rehearsals. We’ve only had about two weeks to rehearse and I have to be an ace at riding a horse and swinging the sword. These are all things that I grew up wanting to do and it’s such a dream to be able to do it, but I’ve never been so sore in my life. You’re doing yoga and every mixed martial arts in one day. Your muscles are growing muscles that you never knew existed. It’s work but I’m loving it. It’s a good day when I can’t walk when I get home
CraveOnline: Hercules is the role of a lifetime, but you knew The Rock is doing a Hercules movie too. Was there any pause for you about embarking on another one?
No, no, and I love The Rock. I grew up watching wrestling. He’s such a great actor. I wish them the best. They have a great cast but the story is completely different. He’s much older and our Hercules is the man’s journey from him being a boy to a man, and it’s very real and human. Our character goes through being lovestruck and then heartbroken and then anguish and loneliness, sadness and remorse. It’s really a story about a man, a man and the journey to get back to his love. So it’s not a man with super powers. A man not understanding the strengths that he does have and he’s in denial because he doesn’t believe in gods at first and doesn’t believe that he’s the son of Zeus and just really feels rejected by who he thinks is his father. It’s just really going through the story of what a normal boy would go through and the situation that he’s forced into.
CraveOnline: I saw a picture of The Rock’s costume and he’s unrecognizable with long hair and a beard. What is your look going to be?
You know what, I wish I had the long blonde locks. I was really fighting for that just because I always envisioned Hercules as that but we have so many fight scenes that are beyond epic. And riding a horse, if it’s not your natural hair, it’d be a lot of work and we don’t have time for that. So my look’s just, I have short hair in this. It’s very cropped and manly.
CraveOnline: Will you have any mythological powers at all?
Well, even Renny [Harlin] himself, he’s like, “Kellan, I don’t want you getting bigger. Just get your abs to pop more.” I’m like, “All right, cool.” And I like being bigger. Even I saw Hercules as this giant guy, but the powers that he harnesses, it’s not like he’s throwing bears into the sky or really fighting off any of the monsters like Clash of the Titans or anything like that. It’s really just Gladiator pretty much.
CraveOnline: Have you tried on the loincloth yet?
Yes, we walked around all day in that today and did some camera tests.
CraveOnline: We haven’t seen your Tarzan yet either.
Yeah, that comes out in October. I was very happy to be a part of that one and do that, another dream come true. That one is motion capture and animated, so quite different. No hair, no makeup. You’re wearing a wetsuit with a bunch of pink balls taped to you. I didn’t have to wear a loincloth which I auditioned wearing one, with my underwear pulled really high and a wig. They’re like, “This is animated and motion capture so no need for that next time you come in” and I’m like, “Really? What’s that mean?” Then I had the time of my life doing it.
CraveOnline: Is that in the original period of Tarzan or a modern update?
It’s very modern and contemporary. It’s very up to date and just smart. It deals with the situation with being green and not ruining the earth, being eco friendly.
CraveOnline: Even though it’s motion capture, do you get to swing on a vine?
We had to fake it. We had ropes in the studio and we had a pool, a toy alligator I had to wrestle with that they then will create and make it real, so it’s tough acting. It really is acting in the round and you really have to envision the world. There would be a pole in the middle that you had to act was like a giant branch from a tree that you had to move. They built the world it definitely wasn’t the jungle that you will see in the movie. When I was doing ADR, I was just really blown away because I remember being there and I remember playing with the alligator or just being in my treehouse. That was just a frame of a treehouse that they then create. You just sit back and you’re like, “Geez, we’ve come so far with technology and being able to create a world that’s real.”
CraveOnline: Do you do the Tarzan call too?
Yeah, yup. That was a lot of work and we can’t share that yet.
CraveOnline: You also have Syrup coming out. What type of character do you get to play in that?
An antagonist. I very seldom play an antagonist and that’s all about marketing and the advertising world and how sex sells. It’s the story of two companies and it’s not really the taste that matters or the presentation or what consumers might like, but how it’s sold and the idea behind it and how marketing is so important. My character is Sneaky Pete. The book that Max Barry wrote is so smart and satiric. I loved it and I loved the script that Aram [Rappaport] wrote. My character was supposed to be Japanese I believe so it was just really great to play that character and that they were able to tailor it to me. It’s fun playing a character that doesn’t say much but you have to act with your mannerisms and your facial expressions to sell a feeling. That’s what I got to do with that one. I just really loved embodying a character.
CraveOnline: Do you have some dramatic face offs against Amber Heard?
Not dramatic but I definitely get to frustrate her with how I am presenting myself I guess. I’m sure her character just is annoyed because I am her boss and I screw with her
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