New Moon News (Fansite Fridays Part Deux)
He talked so enthusiastically about the film that we can’t help to think that The Twilight Saga are in good hands. Haha if you listen closely at some point you can hear the cast and the crew on background as this interview was done during filming. He talks mostly about the Twilight and New Moon film shoot. He also mentioned of them thinking about the scenes in Breaking Dawn will be done. Thank you guys!!
…. Kristen is so amazingly ‘on it’, in terms of what Bella would say and what she would do. Like we will be in a scene, and she will be like, “No, Bella wouldn’t do that, she would do this.” And you’re like, she’s right! She’s got it. She’s so amazing in this film. I mean, the levels that she lets herself go to, in terms of being torn apart. We were talking to Jillian and Aaron from the studio, and they’re all watching the dailies, like, “We are going to have to hand out boxes of Kleenex!” Like every time you watch a scene, you’re like, “that was even more emotional than the last scene!” I mean you’ve got Edward breaking up with Bella, and you’ve got Jacob in the rain when she shows up and he hasn’t returned her calls, it’s the most heartbreaking scene, it’s amazing. Then, the final scene of the movie, we shot her saying goodbye to Jacob, it’s just great.
…. Q: Is there anything you learned from ‘Twilight’ that you said, “We are definitely going to change this for ‘New Moon’”?
I think the one thing that we thought of when we saw Twilight was that if we can still pull off the emotions of that, but also expand it visually. That was one thing, we really thought the film could be opened up visually and show us the Pacific Northwest. There were little snippets in Twilight, but we thought the views are so great anyway lets make every shot like that. I think that will be eye opening for people. I think the vampire movement, we really wanted to do something different and make people think, “Okay, that’s how I imagined it in the books. Bella can barely…can’t see them they are moving so fast.” So we really tried to tackle that from a visual standpoint. That they are speeding through in a way that is so fast you really can’t catch them.
…. Well, last year, for Twilight, we shot all the school scenes while they were all on vacation. Yeah, so the interiors, all the interiors, were on their spring break. Right? So this time for all of our school stuff we had to shoot it while Jessica, the actress playing Jessica, was available. There were a lot of scheduling problems. So the only time we could shoot it was when school was in session. So basically we were trying to shoot these scenes while the kids were literally in between classes, screaming bloody murder because every time they see a glimpse of Rob they just go crazy. It was chaos. It’s like, never again will I ever shoot during school.
It was ridiculous, with this franchise, the idea of trying to trot Rob Pattinson down the hallways where like girls will come out of the bathroom, just by accident when class is in session. We thought when they are in class we are fine, we can go up and down the halls; they’re all in class. But every now and then you would get someone who would walk out into the hallway, and go “AHHHH!!!”
…. Well, it’s interesting, there will definitely be more sunlight in this movie than in Twilight. There are less vampires! Well actually we thought that in the breakup scene, you know when Edward is like “My family and I are leaving, and Carlisle is getting ten years older than he should be and people are starting to notice.” We were thinking we should just put in, “The farmers almanac says it’s going to be more sunny this year so we gotta go!” Or Alice said so! [Laughs]
… Q: So did you like ‘Breaking Dawn’?
I loved it. I mean for me, it’s mature in a way that speaks. You know, to someone my age, really. Gosh, I mean I have three kids, you totally understand the next level of Bella’s life is going to be the adult life. What was so daring about Breaking Dawn, and so brilliant about it, she didn’t pander to what she thought her audience was. She said, this is what’s right for Bella and Edward, and this is where their story needs to go. I really loved that about it. Certainly there are things that are shocking that are like, I never thought it would go that way. That’s good! I mean, that’s what makes for good drama. So I love it.
I don’t know how we are going to do it! [Laughs]
To read the complete recorded interview and transcript please got to the following websites : TwilightersAnonymous, Twilight Lexicon, HisGoldenEyes, Twilight Source, Twilight Moms and TwilightSeriesTheories.