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Bree was created by Victoria as part of her newborn vampire army. Like the other newborns, Bree never saw Victoria, only her assistant Riley. During the battle between Victoria’s newborn vampire army and the Cullen family, Bree surrendered herself to Carlisle Cullen. Carlisle planned to spare Bree’s life, but she was killed by Felix on Jane’s orders for breaking the Volturi’s laws. After Bree had surrendered and before the Volturi arrived, Bree tried to resist Bella’s blood as she strived to adapt to Carlisle’s way of life. Bree was described as beautiful, slender, short dark hair to her chin, and very young, around the age of 13 or 14.
Bree had a difficult childhood marked by a troubled family environment. Her father left when she was young, and her mother struggled with substance abuse issues. This unstable home life left Bree largely neglected and forced her to become more self-reliant at a young age.
Due to the challenging circumstances at home, Bree eventually ran away. This decision was driven by her desire to escape her dysfunctional family and find a better life for herself. However, being on her own at a young age made her vulnerable and exposed her to various dangers.
After running away, Bree found herself living on the streets. This part of her life was characterized by hardship, as she had to fend for herself without any support or resources. Her time on the streets was marked by struggles for survival, which included finding food and shelter.
Bree’s life took a dramatic turn when she encountered a vampire named Riley. Riley, acting on orders from Victoria (a vampire antagonist in the Twilight series seeking revenge on Bella Swan and the Cullen family), was recruiting homeless teenagers to create a newborn vampire army. Bree, being vulnerable and alone, was an easy target for Riley’s manipulations.
Riley lured Bree with the promise of food and safety, ultimately leading to her transformation into a vampire. This transformation marked the end of her human life and the beginning of her short existence as a newborn vampire, which is explored in The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.
Fun Fact: Did not read the script of Eclipse before taking the part of Bree.
Hometown(s): Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Career: Jodelle Micah Ferland began her filming career at the tender age of 4! She appeared in such pictures and shows as Cold Squad, Higher Ground, Special Delivery, Deadly Little Secrets, Carrie, Smallville, Tideland, The Messengers, Speed, and Good Luck Chuck. Jodelle has now been cast for the role of Bree in the Twilight Saga’s Eclipse.
About Them: Jodelle Micah Ferland is the daughter of Valerie Ferland. She has two siblings, actress Marisha Ferland and musician Jeremy Ferland. Jodelle spends her free time in gymnastics and art. She also plays the violin, loves to hang out with her family and friends, and is friends with actors Cameron Bright, Jake D. Smith, and Benjamin B. Smith. Jodelle is a big fan of Johnny Depp. In 2008 Jodelle won the Camie Award for her lead performance as “Hollis” in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Pictures of Hollis Woods.
Quick Quote: “They like to cast me for scary roles. I think it’s because they want you to be scared, but also to like the little girl.”