New ‘Twilight’ Vampire: Rami Malek

ALT TEXTTeam Jacob versus Team Edward… versus Team Benjamin?

Rami Malek, star of HBO’s Emmy-award winning The Pacific, just announced he’s putting down his rifle and growing fangs. The hunky young actor is joining the Twilight team and will portray Benjamin, an Egyptian vampire and friend to the Cullen Clan, in the first part of the upcoming Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (to tell the complete story — and make a gazillion dollars — Breaking Dawn will be broken up into two parts, with the first releasing in November 2011).

Malek made the announcement during an interview with Kate Gosselin (who’s apparently now a reporter for Entertainment Tonight?) on the Emmy’s Red Carpet. Gosselin gave him a “Kate Quiz,” which consisted of the most generic questions ever. Those poor, poor children. Check it out below.

Source: Entertainment Tonight