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:
17: You had a lot of action scenes in Eclipse, was there a particularly complicated one?
RP: Hmm, I guess the hardest action scene was the fight scene. There is this great battle at the end of the movie. The set we were filming on was filled with artifical snow, and that snow was made out of paper. All of a sudden it got wet and the floor got incredibly slippery.. it was worse than real snow!
So after a while, it was terribly hard to work there.
17: What was the biggest lesson that playing Edward has taught you?
RP: Something similar to what my dad told me once, that if you are a good person with the whole world when you are becoming famous, when you stop being famous those same people will be good to you. I think that is a good thing.
17: The best part about being an actor is…
RP: I believe it’s the daily work, as you prepare to play a character. It’s doing extensive research about whatever you think will help you.. whatever! You can listen to music, enjoy the arts, read books or simply study people. I think it’s the only job that allows you to do all of that.
17: You participated in the effort to help the people affected by the earthquake in Haiti, how was that experience like?
RP: It was amazing. When you become famous, you spend a lot of time thinking what that’s all about, or what to do with all that attention on you. When you discover that you can use fame to do good things, it’s amazing. I hope that what I did helped, and that it really made a difference for the people of Haiti.
17: Do you thing that with those actions you inspire other people?
RP: I don’t know, I’m trying. I believe that if you work hard enough, it does make a difference. I try and inspire people in a positive manner, and with luck that turns into something good for the world. You can’t judge yourself when you are contributing to the planet, or when you’re inspiring others. That’s for other people to say.
17: Is there something that bothers you?
RP: A lot.. millions of things (laughs), almost everything bothers me (laughs).
17: Do you have a dream that’s pending?
RP: I think recording an album. I would love to make that dream come true. I’m always writing songs, but I never give music enough time, much less to start working on an album.
Xavier, you’re calling from Europe, I understand. Whereabouts?
I’m driving in a black-tinted car on the streets of Berlin.
That’s how you roll?
This is how I roll, man!
Nice. You’re in Berlin shooting—wait for it—a Roland Emmerich movie about Shakespeare. Is this the same Roland Emmerich who did Independence Day and 2012? Please tell me the Rose Theatre blows up at the end of this one.
No, but there is a lot of green screen, a lot of special effects. They’re really re-creating the London from that time. It’s going to be quite visually spectacular. I play the Earl of Southampton. He’s one of the only people that Shakespeare ever dedicated his work to.
Speaking of thrillers: You’re on the poster for the new Twilight film, Eclipse. How did this happen?
I did the audition from Sydney. I put the audition down on tape and sent it over.
Actors are always putting themselves on tape. But they never actually get the role that way!
I’ve been doing that for quite a while—doing these auditions from Australia and sending them out. I don’t know whose desk they land on, or if anyone even watches them. To hear back was a surprise. I flew to Vancouver on a maybe. It was me and four other guys. And I was shooting before I knew it.
Were you a fan of the Twilight series? Tell the truth.
I watched the first film on the plane, on the way over to Vancouver. Then I went straight to the bookstore.
Funny. You play Riley, a hungry newborn vampire out on a rampage. Full disclosure: I read the book, and Riley’s only on one page.
Yes, I was flipping through the book, thinking: Where’s Riley? He’s whittled down to one line. But in the film, we venture into the world of Riley and watch him assembling this newborn army. It’s more action-packed. And it gives me something more to do, thankfully.
Do you get to inflict much damage on the world?
There was no neck biting. I threw a vampire off of a burning car. I also threw a massive log with one hand. The log was attached to a hydraulic system. It made me look really strong.
Spencer’s character, Sam, and the rest of the wolf pack will have to step up in “Eclipse” to fight side by side with the good vampires to protect the humans who live nearby from the bad vampires.
The Quileute characters in the book live on the La Push Indian Reservation in Washington and “New Moon” director Chris Weitz insisted on authenticity when casting the characters for the movie.
“They had to have papers that proved their heritage,” Weitz said in a 2009 interview with USA Today.
Though many fans now see his face and automatically think of him as Quileute alpha wolf Sam Uley, that’s OK with Spencer.
“It’s great,” he said. “Sam is a great character. It is great to do something beyond the leathers and feathers roles that are often available,” he said.
Spencer, who’s appeared in “Skins,” “Dreamcatcher” and the TV miniseries “Into the West,” said it’s been very exciting to him to see such success in the entertainment industry.
“(It’s) a dream come true,” Spencer said. “It was nice to act in a movie as a Native American minus the stereotypes.”
Through the whirlwind of fame, traveling, events and shooting for the next movie, Spencer recalls his most memorable moment up to this point.
“Probably when my manager called to tell me I got the role (of Sam Uley,)” Spencer said. “And I couldn’t tell anyone!”
He now resides in Brooklyn, New York, and his work calendar is filling up faster than he can keep up with.
Spencer is currently finishing a film called “Shouting Secrets” which is scheduled for a 2011 release. He has a lead role along with other Native actors. Shooting will be wrapping soon, then Spencer has other projects lined up including “Winter in the Blood,” and the fourth movie in the “Twilight” saga, “Breaking Dawn.”
Q. You’re a new addition to the franchise. How did Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the others actors welcome you?
JODELLE: It’s always the little things that count, like saying “hi” to me, or saying “Oh, come sit over here, you look lonely.” You know, all those little things that I really appreciated because it made me feel more welcome. … They’re all really nice people.
Q. What’s really cool about “Eclipse”?
TYSON: There’s going to be a lot more action. … There’s a very climactic fight scene. There’s an entire war at the end of the movie, and I think it’s going to be a lot more guy-friendly.
Q. So guys will want to come with their girlfriends?
TYSON: Definitely. … Another thing that’s really, really cool … you get a lot of really cool background stories, like with the Quileutes [the wolfpack's Native American tribe]. And with the other vampires, too, like, you get to learn about the history, about who they are.
Q. For “Eclipse,” Bryce Dallas Howard replaces Rachelle Lefevre as the vengeance-seeking vampire Victoria. What can you tell us about her?
TYSON: She does a great portrayal of the character. I accidentally walked into her on set one day, and it terrified me. I walked around the corner and there she was, and she was in full make-up and everything, and I got so scared. … She was really, really intense.”
Q. The wolfpack is all about the abs. How did you prepare for the film?
BOOBOO: My mom actually trained me. She trained me at the gym. She’s really tough. She’s a personal trainer and she’s a Pro Fitness competitor, so she kicked my butt. … I put on about 10, 15 pounds.
As we are now awaiting for this Eclipse novella to be released on noon June 7th until July 5th, to be available online at www.breetanner.com, Jodelle Ferland revealed about the times she read the manuscript of Bree’s story.
MTV Hollywood Crush has ‘Eclipse’ Star Jodelle Ferland Recalls The Major Secrecy Behind ‘Bree Tanner’ Manuscript.
“I was allowed to read the story, but I had to actually go to set to read it. I couldn’t have a copy because they have to be careful. I had to sit in a trailer with somebody there with me at all times because people can take pictures or whatever they want,” Jodelle said.
She explained the circumstances surrounding the humorous photo that shows her sitting next to a bucket filled with the ashes of her copy of the novella.
“After I read the story, we were supposed to destroy it, get rid of it, but, since we were filming on location, we didn’t really have a shredder or anything. We didn’t exactly know what to do and then it kind of came to us: well, we can just burn it,” she said. “We put it in a bucket and we burnt it and threw a match in there. It was actually kind of hard. It took forever to burn.”
Jodelle Ferland interview on ‘Urban Rush’ found here in the video below:
MTV Movies Blog has kindly provided a Bree Tanner Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know About New ‘Twilight Novella.
An “Eclipse” Exclusive:
If you’ve only been watching the “Twilight” movies or read the first two books, don’t be shocked that you have no idea who Bree Tanner is. In fact, don’t be upset if you read “Eclipse” and still have no idea who she is. Tanner is a character introduced a startlingly short amount of time before she dies in “Eclipse” and could be considered (to everyone except Stephenie Meyer) to be a throwaway character.
A Short Life:
Tanner is only introduced 10 pages before she is killed off in Victoria’s war against the Cullens and the Quileute werewolf tribe. However, of all the newborn vampires discussed in “Eclipse,” Tanner was one of the few to be named and introduced to the readers. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very long after she was turned into a vampire for her to meet her end … again.
Dramatic Death Scene:
It turns out Tanner isn’t the best newborn vampire among them all, and she isn’t a big fan of killing innocents and drinking their blood. She tries to join forces with the Cullen clan and adapt to their “vegetarian vampire” lifestyle, but ends up being killed by Felix on the orders of Jane, a member of the Volturi guard (played by Dakota Fanning in the film), in the final battle.
A big part of the story in “Eclipse” surrounds the bad-girl vampire Victoria creating an army of newborn vampires in the Seattle area so she can wage war on Edward Cullen, who killed her beau James way back in “Twilight.” When a vampire is first created, it is at its strongest, so Victoria went around recklessly creating vampires so she could have an extremely powerful army behind her. Tanner was just one of the fatalities.
The trouble with the first-person perspective of “The Twilight Saga” is that the reader can’t read what is happening firsthand beyond what Bella Swan sees with her own eyes. Much like “Midnight Sun” gave (some) of the details behind what happened elsewhere in “Twilight,” “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” will show what happened in Seattle with Victoria during “Eclipse.” But since much of “Eclipse” is devoted to the characters wondering what exactly was going on in Seattle, seeing it through the eyes of a secondary character like Tanner is a smart companion piece to the book.
Unseen First Life:
Unfortunately for Tanner, the world will never know what happened to her before she became a vampire. She was introduced into “Eclipse” after she was a newborn and “The Short Second Life” will start off the same way. There is a chance of flashbacks telling about her life before becoming a vampire, but the way Meyer described the novella on her Web site made it seem as though Tanner was the narrator solely so the reader could see what went on in Seattle, not to learn her past.
In The Movies:
“Eclipse” director David Slade at least had more of a heads-up than fans and retailers did about “The Short Second Life,” and he cast 14-year-old Jodelle Ferland in the role. Slade and Ferland, as well as Bryce Dallas Howard (Victoria) and Xavier Samuel (Riley), were given advance copies of the book to read so they could have a complete knowledge of what went on in Seattle for the film.
And here something just for fun, Hollywood Cruch is wondering Which Other ‘Twilight’ Characters are Worthy of a Spin-Off Novel? Click on the MTV logo to vote who do you think should get a novella, as well!
E! Online has an article on Jack Huston. Eclipse Newbie Not Expecting Robsten-like Fanggirl Fandemonium
“I went in to the director and he very sweetly wrote this part up for me,” the actor admits. “It was kind of a nice compliment from him.”
The Twilight Examiner managed to interview with newbie – Jodelle Ferland!
Are you making any physical changes for your role in Eclipse?
Well, I was hoping that they were going to cut my hair, actually. *laughs* My hair is so long, and it’s nice. But it’s too long, and it drives me crazy all the time. I don’t think they are going to cut my hair, but oh well. I already do gymnastics class. I don’t have to do it for the movie, but I’m just doing it anyway.
Meanwhile, The Twilight Parents Examiner has an exclusive conversation with Kellan Lutz!
I can’t fathom what other people go through. I’m just a part of this franchise… I’m Kellan. There’s nothing super special about me that’s worthwhile. I wish there were more pictures of people helping out. Show Brad and Angelina and all the good work they do. Show me at my charity events, but really, do you need to see pictures of me walking my dog 20 million times?
And check out Kellan on the cover of August Magazine…
See Kellan’s handsome photos in August Magazine here.
The Vancouver Sun has an interview with Jordelle Ferland who will play a ‘newly turned vampire’ that still remains nameless (whom we think might be Bree ;)) in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Ferland has been working in film and television since she was two years old, starring in her first film at the age of four (Mermaid) and playing the lead in a successful suspense thriller (Silent Hill).
She has worked with Rene Zellweger, appeared on Late Night With Conan O’Brien and just-wrapped The Cabin in the Woods written by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Drew Goddard (Lost), but nothing of the magnitude of the Twilight saga.
“I’m so excited,” giggled Ferland. “It’s not that I didn’t think I would get the role, it’s just that things like this never happen. I’m still having a hard time believing it.”
Eclipse will be Ferland’s second time working with Twilight star Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella Swan, the mortal teen who falls for vampire Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson.
Larry Carroll of MTV asked The Twilight cast members while attending the Teen Choice Awards about what they were up to in Vancouver this time with director David Slade for The Twilight Saga : Eclipse.
“Oh, it’s exciting, man,” Jackson Rathbone told us about recent meetings the actors have had with David Slade, the bloodthirsty “30 Days of Night” director who will oversee them for the soon-to-shoot third film in the series. “We’ve all met with him. We’ve all been up to Vancouver doing training and getting ready for all the action.”
But since Rathbone plays Civil War soldier-turned-vampire Jasper Hale — and confirmed to us that Jasper’s 1863 transformation will be included in “Eclipse” as a flashback — the charismatic star has been blessed with one bit of training that the other Cullens don’t get to partake in.
“Horseback training,” Kellan Lutz sighed. “I’m jealous.”
” ‘Eclipse’ is big on fighting, so Jasper trains all of us,” Lutz said of a key sequence in the book that has Rathbone’s war veteran teaching the werewolves and vampires fighting techniques in order to defend themselves against newborn vampires. “All of us characters are actually going through fight training, stunt training. We’re all hitting the gym pretty hard so we can have the endurance.”
Read the complete article and watch the video here at MTV.
Here is a little something that Twilight Supermom, Intan Zalani from Malaysia sent us. She did this video on her ‘Lurve Affair’ with Twilight’. And she’s in competition to win a tonne of money. Rock on!!!
Larry Carroll also spoke to Ashley Greene at the TCA 2009 and here’s what she has to say about the work they did in Italy during the filming of The Twilight Saga : New Moon
“We were in Italy for those four or five days, and it was nutty,” Greene remembered of the shoot, which director Chris Weitz has said had a Twilighter in virtually every spot that wasn’t on camera, watching them film. “The amount of people that were in this tiny little town, it took 45 minutes to go, like, 5 feet.”
The scene, which features a black-clad Bella running through a procession of red-robed people to stop Edward from stepping into the sunlight, effectively uses slow-motion and music to build drama for a pivotal moment in the epic saga. And much like the fans, Greene said she couldn’t believe how beautifully the sequence came together…..
“…. it was a great experience, amazing energy,” she remembered of the shoot, as well as the multiple takes it took to pull it off. “And Kristen that day — the poor girl just ran and ran and ran and ran.”
Ryan Seacrest interviewed Ashley Greene. She talks about Eclipse’s fight scene training. They will be stepping it up and will have a personal trainer and a fight stunt trainer:
Meanwhile, Vancouver Sun has an interview with the newly casted Jodelle Micah Ferland. From the look of it, She seems pretty excited to be a vampire. Read it here.
There’s also another exclusive interview with Jodelle from Radar Online. Like most girls, Jodelle is Team Edward And…she has worked with Kristen Stewart before in The Messengers, back in 2007.
According to Variety, Jodelle Ferland will be joining the existing Eclipse cast. No official statement from Summit Entertainment yet. Ferland will be playing as one of the newborn vampires in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.