“The Kate Spade offer came up and I kind of lost my mind. There’s something about that brand that, from a young age, I really, really, really connected with. It was always the thing I wanted for Christmas…since I was 15 or 16,” said Howard. “It represents a lifestyle that I always really loved.…It’s my first experience [in an ad campaign]. But I wouldn’t have been good otherwise.…It just would have been obvious if I weren’t into the brand.”
BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD: So now that you’re almost on the other side with Eclipse, how has everything been for you? It’s all been a little wild, right?
XAVIER SAMUEL: Yeah, it has. It’s kind of like being struck by lightning in a way, because it all seems so improbable.
HOWARD: Eclipse is your first American film.
SAMUEL: It is. I’ve been doing American auditions for a while, and it always felt sort of like sending these audition tapes off into the ether. So just hearing anything back from anyone was kind of startling.
HOWARD: When we were shooting Eclipse, it was amazing for me to see how the girls all went berserk over you. These girls were totally losing their minds—and much like everyone else in the cast who experiences those sorts of things, you dealt with it really graciously and wonderfully. Were you at all startled by that?
SAMUEL: I mean, it’s kind of bizarre, isn’t it? Having that kind of attention. I’m not under the microscope in the same fashion that a lot of the other cast members are, so I think I can slide under the radar a little bit more, but getting any attention at all is completely new for me.
HOWARD: Well, it’s been interesting to see how these young women have responded to you and your hair and your accent.
SAMUEL: My hair and my accent are sort of my main assets.
HOWARD: So many great actors come from Australia—I just had the great pleasure of working with one recently who you’ve worked with, Mia Wasikowska. Do you find that Australian actors are sort of like a little tribe?
SAMUEL: Yes. We hold these secret meetings, like a cult.
HOWARD: Where you talk about how you’re going to take over Hollywood? I wouldn’t be surprised—that’s exactly what’s happening.
SAMUEL: I don’t know that many Australian actors in Los Angeles, but there are a few of us. I mean, we kind of get together occasionally, but I wouldn’t say it’s an alliance or anything like that.
HOWARD: I’ve found, just from working with Australians like you and Mia and Sam Worthington—actually Gus Van Sant, who directed the film [Restless] I worked on with Mia, also noticed this with Nicole Kidman—that you guys have such a sturdiness. I don’t know if it’s just the terrain in Australia or the kind of training you do or the way acting is taught over there, but there’s a sturdiness that we as Americans could definitely learn something from. There’s also a sense of gratitude.
SAMUEL: Well, I think it’s the training coupled with the fact that the films that get made are so few and far between. In Australia, getting an audition can be a rarity. There just aren’t as many opportunities. So I guess the mentality is that you kind of give your all whenever you get a chance to work. When you put that in the American context, where you’re getting a substantial number of auditions a week by comparison, I guess your strike rate is a bit better, in a way. I mean, being in a film like Eclipse is such a great opportunity—and there’s a massive fan base with these Twilight movies that you need to respect. So I don’t think I could sleep at night if I didn’t give it my best shot.
EXCLUSIVE: Edi Gathegi, who played a chillingly evil vampire in Twilight and Twilight Saga: New Moon, is joining X-Men: First Class in the role of Darwin. That character, the first bi-racial mutant (in the comic series), has the power of “reactive evolution,” which allows him to adapt to any situation or environment. Plunged underwater, he’ll grow gills, he’ll gain night vision in pitch black and his skin grows fire retardant when burned.
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is a prequel to the X-Men Series -
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.
(From IMDB Written by Twentieth Century Fox)
[[UPDATED] We now have videos!! Watch below! Jimmy Kimmel will have almost the entire The Twilight Saga: Eclipse cast on his show later tonight at 10p/9c Calling his show The Twilight Saga: Total Eclipse of The Heart. Who will be there? Okay here goes – Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene, Bryce Dallas Howard, Julia Jones, Alex Meraz, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Xavier Samuel and Chaske Spencer. Lookout for it! Thanks to Thinking of Rob for videos!
Collider.com has managed to score a couple of interviews with the cast and also a little bit of behind-the-scenes from Eclipse! YAY! Check out their article here.
Behind the scenes:
Woot! WOOT! The ladies of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be featured in the August issue of Vanity Fair! Read more here and check out the BTS video below. Love the RED HOT lipstick!
As we posted earlier today, fans were able to pose questions to Julia Jones, Nikki Reed and Bryce Dallas Howard LIVE during the Eclipse Chat starting at SIN Time 815am on USTream TV/Twilight, MySpace/Twilight and Facebook/Twilight.
Its all over now but here’s the recorded video of the event!
Singapore Twilighters if you guys are awake and online by 815 AM Singapore Time 24th April Fri (1715 Los Angeles Time/2015 New York Time 23rd April Thu)
Click on the following links and join in the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Live Chat with Nikki Reed, Bryce Dallas Howard and Julia Jones!
Note – you have to register first to join in the live chat!
If you are confused with the time difference – Convert your time here!
Good Luck!! Here’s hoping Bryce, Julia and Nikki answer your questions!!!!
Collider.com caught up with Peter Facinelli during his TV press tour and set him down to talk Eclipse, Breaking Dawn and Nurse Jackie.
Although Peter Facinelli was at the current Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour to promote the upcoming second season of his hit Showtime series, Nurse Jackie (premiering on March 22nd) following the panel presentation, talk immediately turned to his other role, as Dr. Carlisle Cullen, in the Twilight Saga films.
The Cullen patriarch talked about his larger role in Eclipse, which is his favorite book in the series, filming in Vancouver while also working on “Nurse Jackie” in New York, and how he’ll probably learn the status of Breaking Dawn on the internet before he gets the phone call about it from the studio. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Question: Does Carlisle have a lot to do in Eclipse?
PETER FACINELLI: Yes, he does a lot. A lot more than the first two films, for sure. You know, what I like about the third movie is that you get to see a side of Carlisle you haven’t seen before. You actually get to see what his vampire capabilities are because there’s some great battle sequences. It’s my favorite book.
When do you hear about Breaking Dawn?
FACINELLI: I don’t know. Usually the fans know before I do, so I’m sure I’ll see it on the internet before I get the phone call.
How do Twilight fans relate to you?
FACINELLI: What’s great is that, because I look so different from Carlisle, they’ve gotten to know me in a different way than Carlisle is. I’ve had this fan base go and look at some of the other work I’ve done and see how vastly different that work is. It’s fun for me that I don’t look like Carlisle and I’m not anything like him, so when people do meet me, they’re not confusing me at all with Carlisle.
What kind of doctor is Carlisle?
FACINELLI: Carlisle is the head of the hospital in Forks.
Is he good?
FACINELLI: He’s great. Carlisle, because he’s been around for so long, is very well educated. What I love about him is that he has a real love for humanity. People always ask me what kind of research I did to play a vampire. I say, “I did very little to play a vampire because I’m playing a vampire who’s trying to be human.” My research was more about what it is to be human and why he loved humanity so much that made him want to hold onto that. When you look at something like Twilight, the good vampires aren’t necessarily good. They’re just eccentric. The bad vampires are just doing what they’re born to do and made to do. It’s like domesticating a lion. For me, Carlisle doesn’t want to be a vampire, so he’s just really holding onto that humanity.
Reelzchannel.com has new interview with Bryce Dallas Howard!
And check out what Bryce’s dad has to say about her being in The Twilight Saga on Access Hollywood.
Houseman took the time to speak to me about that fact, as well as his work in the Twilight series films.
For starters, Houseman revealed that there really was some coalescence between the on-screen relationship between he and his wolfpack co-stars and that which existed off-screen.
Said he, “The relationship between myself and my cast members really did reflect the relationship of the characters, because when we filmed New Moon, I was the only character who was not yet part of the wolfpack, and so I had a different shooting schedule and different costume work and hair and make up etc. While we all became friends, I still did not get to see the rest of the guys as much as they did, and so they all had a bit more of a bonding experience than I did. Although during the filming of Eclipse, my character is part of the pack and so I got to spend a lot more time with the guys.”
Houseman revealed that, in staying true to himself, his real passion is in the world of arts, generally. Houseman talked about his background and current involvement in the arts, saying that he’d been “drawing and painting since [he] was a little kid.” “All throughout grade school, my notebooks had more doodles in them than actual notes. Art is an extremely important part of my life. I see art everywhere and in everything. I think that’s why I also enjoy photography so much, because I can find a certain type of beauty in everything that I see, and I need to capture that beauty. But as an artist, I try to be as ranged as possible. Acting is an art and it is also something I really enjoy. After I went to the open casting call for New Moon and got the part, I felt that an amazing opportunity was given to me, and how could I turn that down? This has opened up so many doors for me, and I plan on following through with it,” Houseman continued.
Being a part of the Twilight franchise, too, has offered Houseman a bit of heritage-based pride. “It makes me really proud of the fact that they were so specific about casting actors with Native backgrounds,” he said.
We Twilighters are definitely looking forward to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse this year! Well… Examiner.com has a list of the Top Ten Twilight Moments in 2010! Here’s a preview:
* The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn announcement
Sometime in 2010, one hopes, the official announcement that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is greenlit will be released. At this point, fans have no doubt that the film will be made, but whatever the hold-up may be, it hasn’t happened yet. Of course, it’s probably just a matter of time . . . At any rate, the day that the official announcement comes will be a fantastic one for fans of the Twilight series. Until then, we wait with bated breath . . . and speculate whether it’ll be one or two films.
You can read more about the Top 10 Moments here
New Moon is on MTV’s Top 9 of 09 moments! Check out the video below!
Anna Kendrick is featured on the cover of EW together with her Up In The Air cast mates.
As we all know, Rachelle Lefevre will not be joining the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse cast but is replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard. For some who, many will know her as Gwen Stacy from Spiderman 3 but others do not
Channel 5 will be showing a premiere of Spiderman 3 this evening at 1845hrs. So if you would like to see who Bryce Dallas Howard is or is a fan of Spiderman, do catch the premiere of the movie on Channel 5 tonight!
Oww.. I miss the Farmer’s Market in LA – especially the foodstalls. And Gelsons!
Its such a cool place and Radaronline went there for Christmas shopping with Julia Jones recently. They managed to fit in an Eclipse interview as well!
Ashley Greene talked to ET during her photoshoot for Teen PROM Magazine. She revealed the action that we can look forward to Eclipse!
MTV’s Hollywood crush was also at the magazine photoshoot and has these photos.
The “New Moon” star is gracing the cover of the magazine in an elegant purple dress with a bow and embroidery in the front, for a feature story spotlighting her role as spokesperson for DonateMyDress.org, a charity which distributes used prom dresses to underprivileged teens. In the issue, Ashley shares her prom story and dishes out some good advice for the big night. Of course, she also manages to sneak in a few “Twilight” bits.
The actress, who is no doubt busy prepping to reprise her role as Alice Cullen in “Eclipse,” the next installment in the “Twilight” series, got involved with DonateMyDress.org because of her own experience trying to save up for prom.
For the full report, read here.
We’ve got more from MTV’s Interview with Bryce Dallas Howard about Eclipse.
“There’s quite an extraordinary finale,” Howard told MTV News of the scene that took weeks of intense fight training to prepare for. “That was very fun to do.”
“The producers were saying it’s the biggest spectacle filmed thus far in this franchise,” she said. “There’s a newborn army that’s been raised for battle. It’s a true battle scene.”
Wooooooooo…. he’s giving me the goosebumps! Excited goosebumps!!!
MTV NEWS has Bryce Dallas, Kristen, Robert & Taylor talking about Eclipse.
“I had already read the books. I had actually seen ‘Twilight’ several times, much to my husband’s chagrin,” Howard told MTV News while promoting her upcoming release, “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.” “Whenever Robert Pattinson would come onscreen, I would grab my husband’s hands and start squeezing, and he’d be like, ‘Stop squeezing my hand!’ “
Though Howard felt intimidated joining the tight-knit cast so close to the start of production, one of her biggest challenges may have been maintaining continuity between Lefevre’s Victoria and her portrayal of the revenge-bent bloodsucker. While Howard and Lefevre share similar physical traits, including signature flaming-red tresses, Howard put much care toward embodying the already-established character.
Thanks a heap Bryce!
Catherine Hardwicke tells us that Bryce Dallas Howard was given the opportunity to be in Twilight but somehow she rejected it at that point of time:
“I know we originally asked Bryce Dallas Howard to do the first movie, but she thought it was too small a part at the time,” says Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke at the Teen Choice Awards taping yesterday.
Catherine has this to say about how much Rob/Kristen lives has been publizised all over:
“they’re both such Indie spirits and so independent and I feel bad for all the craziness.” “They’re really artists, you know, and they really like making beautiful art.”
On the other hand, Taylor Lautner, as usual appreciates his fans for being so supportive in this fandom:
[UPDATE] In our first Teens Choice Award 09 post, I mentioned that Twilight won 9 awards. Well, scrap that! Here’s the latest:
THEY ARE BACK (except for Rob & Kristen) IN VANCOUVER! The cast were spotted having dinner together. It’s back to work – with a new director! Remember, it’s David Slade for Eclipse.
Nikki Reed with Taylor Lautner
Peter Facinelli and Xavier Samuel
Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Greene & Kellan Lutz (Why So Serious, Kellan?)
The cast are back in Vancouver to film the third film of The Twilight Saga, Eclipse. Spotted: Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed (& boyfriend), Bryce Howard and Xavier Samuel.
More at Twilight Indonesia!
Meanwhile, Peter Facinelli and Jackson Rathbone talks about Rachelle leaving the family. Read it here at MTV. And thanks to twilightbritneyfan for providing the YouTube video:
Peter also gives us more info about Eclipse’s rehearsals and stuntworks. *Spoilers*Spoilers*Spoilers*
Summit Entertainment has just released an official change in the cast for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA ADDS ACTRESS BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD TO FILM FRANCHISE
Actress Rachelle Lefevre Will Be Replaced By Howard In The Role Of Victoria
Los Angeles, CA July 28, 2009 — Summit Entertainment announced today that Bryce Dallas Howard will take over the role of “Victoria” in the studio’s upcoming production of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE. Actress, Rachelle Lefevre, who portrayed the character in TWILIGHT as well as the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, will not continue in the role due to scheduling conflicts with another commitment the actor has made. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE will start filming in Vancouver this coming August.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, the third film in the studio’s TWILIGHT film franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster book series, will be directed by David Slade from a screenplay written by Melissa Rosenberg. The film will be released theatrically in North America on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
“We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise,” said Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions. “Rachelle brought “Victoria” to great screen life and Bryce will bring a new dimension to the character. The franchise is lucky to have such a talented actress as Bryce coming in to fill the role.”
Howard most recently starred in TERMINATOR SALVATION as Kate Connor and has been seen in SPIDER-MAN 3, LADY IN THE WATER, and THE VILLAGE. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her leading performance as an actress in the HBO film AS YOU LIKE IT.
In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob—knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.
Howard is represented by ICM and Management 360.
You’ll be sorely missed, Rachelle. We’ll sure miss that darn sexy smile of yours…
Let’s greet a warm welcome to Bryce, into the Twilight Family.