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Begorrah! Twilight's new Irish characters get their teeth into lazy stereotype

'WILL ya be having a Bloody Mary with that, Mr Pattinson, sir, or would prefer a nip of something else?' could be the opening line from the new Twilight movie.

Producers of the fifth and final film in the phenomenal franchise have introduced three Irish characters to give the film that Irish feel.



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But this being Hollywood, get set for a cringefest as Twilight turns Tweelight in Breaking Dawn: Part Two.

The trio, complete with tweed caps and flaming red hair, team up with Edward Cullen and his new vampire bride Bella for the fifth and final movie in the smash hit saga, which hits cinemas later this year.

The movie, which is currently in post-production, is set to hit screens on November 16 and will conclude Stephanie Meyer's love story between the characters played by Robert Pattinson (26) and Kristen Stewart (22).

In the upcoming flick, the protagonists join forces with a trio from Ireland to defeat the evil wrath of the Volturi vampire clan.

It seems the Twilight producers couldn't have looked for a more archetypal Irish look when casting the roles of Siobhan, Liam and Maggie, the international covens who help the Cullens survive.

In newly released promotional shots of the latest additions to the cast, the actors are dressed in traditional clothing, foxy ringlets and naff US versions of the auld brogue.

The Irish coven will be made up of Marlane Barnes, playing Maggie, Lisa Howard as Siobhan and Patrick Brennan as Liam, none of whom are actually from the Emerald Isle, no doubt meaning that the home contingent of Twilight supporters will be eagerly waiting to rate their native accents.

American starlet Marlane Barnes, who reportedly has an Irish boyfriend from Enniskillen, has admitted that she was unaware of the enormously popular Twilight books before auditioning for her part.

"I'm always the last person to know about things in pop culture. But, before I auditioned, I read synopses on fan sites and watched the first two movies to get to know the world."

lbutler@herald.ie