The second book in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga, "New Moon," continues to explore the forbidden romance between ageless vampire Edward Cullen and human teen Bella Swan.
But the book also focus on the rivalry that exists between vampire and new werewolf clans.
That rivalry is front and center in the movie adaptation of that book. Or, as actor Kiowa Gordon put it, "the lovey-dovey stuff is still there. But now it's time for a good old-fashioned vampire and werewolf throw-down.
"And I don't mean to sound biased, but there's only one way that can turn out," he continued. "The vampires already had their movie. Now it's our turn to shine."
Gordon plays Embry Call, one of the friends, or "wingmen" of Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) in the movie version of "New Moon."
He and cast mate Alex Meraz (Paul) were in Denver to promote the new film, which opened in theaters this week.
Newcomer Gordon is part of Meyer's LDS ward in Arizona, and "when she told me they were casting for the movie I jumped at the opportunity. I feel very fortunate to be part of the Twilight universe."