The actor who played Jasper in "Twilight" looks way different 7 years later
Twilight saga came out in 2008. It reached a box office success thanks to the romantic love story between a vampire and a simple mortal human. The protagonist, Edward Cullen, had a brother in law named Jasper. This young man seemed to show continuous suffering due to his thirst for blood. Jackson Rathbone was the actor who gave life to such a character. His large eyes and clear skin were some of its main characteristics, as well as the rigidity it showed throughout the body. Once the film project was finished, we heard nothing about this young man.
1. Jackson Rathbone has shown an incredible physical change throughout these years.
Monroe Jackson Rathbone was born on December 14, 1984, in Singapore. Thanks to his father's work for the oil company Mobil, since he was a child Jackson had the opportunity to travel from Indonesia to Texas. It was an unforgettable experience and thanks to it, the young man could know different cultures, learn about the world and see both the beautiful landscapes and people totally different from him. All this allowed him to see life from another perspective and to see what he really wanted to do in the future.
2. He continued acting in both cinema and television, although he never achieved as much success as what he reached with Twilight.
Since Jackson was a child, he was very interested in acting. Movies and theater were very common in his life. When he was in Los Angeles, he attended several auditions to get a Disney Channel contract. From then on, the young man continued developing his talent, but no job offer allowed him to achieve success in the cinema. The unfruitful period ended at last when Jackson received the opportunity to play Jasper Hale in the movie Twilight.
3. The musician was also a component of the 100 Monkeys music band.
The film takes the book with the same title as its base. It tells the story of a young Bella Swan who moves to Forks and there she meets Edward Cullen and his family who later turn out to be vampires. The young woman is very intrigued by the person of Edward, by his strength that he cannot be human, by his speed and by his so extraordinary beauty. She is struck by his pale skin, his eyes of such intense color and finally decides to follow him to know more details about his life.
4. He currently has his own music production company, PatchMo Entertainment.
In the film, Jackson Rathbone had the opportunity to play Jasper Hale, Edward's brother in law. Jasper often lies about his age to look older and to be allowed to do more things. Thanks to those "little" lies, Jasper could have joined the Confederate Army and then fight in the Civil War. In a very short time, he showed a lot of strength, courage and above all, maturity. Thanks to all his virtues, he became the youngest major in the army.
5. Prior to the saga, he starred in the feature film 'Big Stan' and in the series 'The OC' and 'Beautiful People'.
He spent many long years training young soldiers, but finally decided to leave that job and went to roam the world. His life did not make much sense, he simply survived from one day to the next without knowing what else to do. One day, he found Alice Cullen on his way. In the beginning, they only got along, like two friends. However, as the action of the story progressed, they realized that their friendship was gradually becoming a very deep love.
6. His fame after playing the vampire was worldwide because he got the role of the character very well.
Since Jasper met Alice, his life changes completely. She is a woman with whom he wanted to spend his entire life. Alice filled him with peace and gave him the tranquility he had been looking for for so long. You have to remember that Alice also has many special abilities and in her visions, she can see a lot about the Cullen family. The couple very soon decided to get married to be together forever.
7. 'White Collar', 'Aim High' and 'Finding Carter' were some of the series in which he acted after having reached the top of fame.
The character of Jasper is very handsome, tall. Like all his family, the young man is very pale and has golden eyes that attract the attention of many people. When he is thirsty and needs fresh blood, the color of his eyes changes to black. Jasper has many scars as a reminder of his stay in the Army and although they are not visible to humans, other vampires can see them very easily.
8. In 2012, he turned away from music to focus on acting and his family.
In private life, apart from acting, Jackson also dedicates himself to music. For some time he belonged to the 100 Monkeys group. He formed it together with two friends from the time of high school. The band released three albums and even had a tour of the hundred major cities in the United States. Although Jackson had a lot of fun doing the music, it was not something that could allow him to make a living. Due to many personal issues, in 2012 he decided to leave the group and dedicate herself to his job and his family.
9. The following year, he married Sheila Hafsadi, with whom he has two children, Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, and Presley Bowie Rathbone.
Currently, Jackson Rathbone lives in the United States, in Los Angeles and focuses on his acting career. In his spare time, he still likes to play musical instruments, especially the guitar. However, he does it for fun and at this moment he does not plan to meet with 100 Monkeys again. However, music will always have a very special place in his life. Jackson also revealed that he writes songs and lyrics, but only when he comes up with something really good. Try not to force yourself and always work in peace.
10. It's been 3 years since the actor has hardly been seen on television on the big screen.
It must be mentioned that being a part of the 100 Monkeys band, allowed him to meet his wife. On one of the tours, Jackson met Sheila Hafsadi, a dancer. From that moment he could not stop thinking about her and very quickly they realized that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. The couple got married in 2013. Their wedding was very intimate and took place in Malibu. They invited only the closest and most important people.
11. It is true that he is very active in social networks where he does not stop publishing photos of his physical change and his small offshoots.
The couple has two children and, as we can see in social networks, the family looks very happy. Jackson loves his job, but we can see that above all he is a dedicated husband and father. His Instagram account is filled with family photos. He loves to upload the photos with his children and his wife. He always says that his work is very important, but since he met Sheila, the family is the center of his day to day life.
12. Jackson Rathbone is currently 33 years old and few know he was born in Singapore, although he has the American nationality.
Since the premiere of ''Twilight, '' we can see that Jackson Rathbone has changed a lot, especially when we talk about his physical appearance. Nowadays he looks much more mature, he cut his hair and he is not so pale anymore. It can be noticed that family life serves him well. Despite having already turned 33 years, the actor is still very attractive and surely many women would like to be in the place of his wife.
13. His full name is Monroe Jackson Rathbone V.
The actor loves to travel and to know more and more new places. Take advantage of every opportunity and free days to go on a trip somewhere. Not long ago, he shared in his social-networks that he traveled to Texas, but also to Mexico. Together with his family, he spent his holidays in Los Cabos and apparently he loved it. He also loves Mexican food and always expresses his love for tacos, the typical food that everyone should try while in Mexico.
14. He started with the theater although he realized that his place was behind the cameras, which his fans appreciate.
When Jackson is with his family, everything else may cease to exist. His wife and children are his motivation to wake up early each morning and continue to work hard to give them the best. Jackson wants to teach his children that life is about all the moments, that you have to live it to the fullest, get to know other cultures, learn languages, travel, meet other people and encourage yourself to fight for dreams. For the same reason, the actor and his wife do not stay at home but take advantage of every moment to see new things.
15. Did you ever know anything about the actor after the Twilight saga?
The contrast that we can observe between Jackson and his character, Jasper, is quite shocking. The actor showed that he is really a very affectionate person, attached to his family. He could do everything to make his children and his wife happy forever. We believe that every man could take the example of Jackson and dedicate himself to his loved ones in the same degree.