The Limited Edition Jewelry boxes (pictured below) will be available tomorrow exclusively at HMV Singapore and there was a pre-sale for it during the launch of the DVD last week. This Jewelry box is not yet available in the US! So if wanna get your hands on it – head on or call HMV to reserve yours! Thank you Alliance Entertainment!
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
“How was your life before getting the role of Edward Cullen?
Last year I had a great apartment in Soho where you could go to the roof and watch the great view. I played music and I tried to record it. But then I went to Spain for the movie “Little Ashes” and everything changed. It was the first time that I was researching about something. I haven’t seen the movie yet but either if it’s bad or good, it surely changed the way I feel about acting and made me more obedient about what I can achieve of acting when I see the scripts.
How did you pay for a big apartment in Soho?
It wasn’t big. Actually, it was the smallest you’ve ever seen and it was empty. It only had two garden chairs and nothing else. No carpet, no heating, no bathroom. I had to go to my parents’ house to take a bath. But it was perfect. I thought my lifestyle was bohemian. I was sad when I left it.
Why did you leave it?
Because there are some renovations in London and the rent raised 5.000 pounds. I was in U.S.A. for a whole year because of the filming of Twilight. I was practically paying for an apartment that my friends were living in. So I left it.
Where do you live now?
Are you excited that you’re going to be a “vampire” for the next ten years?
Yes but that’s not going to last so much because vampires aren’t getting old. So I can’t do it for more than the next two years. It will be ridiculous.”
Check out the rest of the interview here. Thanks a heap to robsessedpattinson.com!
And from AccessHollywood.com about the Mounties of Canada providing security for the New Moon Cast , Jonas Brothers blown away with Twilight and who else is smitten with Mr. Pattinson…
Checkout this a promo video Twilight for Kadokawa- Cineplex. “Epic Love Story…”
Pocket Edward continues his adventures and this time he Goes to Forks!!
Okay, here’s the deal with Twilight’s Japan Red Carpet Premiere Event on the 27th of February. It’s a 3 part event that takes place concurrently – the Press Conference, the Red Carpet walk and the Fan Meeting. Its all done back to back so Aishah and I had to set up for each event to get the video footage as well as still photos. It was ultimately well organized and timely but the rain didn’t help much. But we managed to work with it though.
As for Robert, Kristen and Taylor – they were whisked off somewhere in the building each time and had to make a grand entrance at every event. I guess it just how things were done, and actually it made a great effect cos the audience were always different.
Note that Kristen had to change for each event and the guys didn’t have to, coz they were wearing suits which were appropriate for each event. As for Kristen, she had to change into the greek goddess white dress cos its more ‘red carpet’ (I think. ) And lastly, at the Fan Meeting, she changed into the white t-shirt (tied at the side )and jeans ensemble that looked more casual for meeting the fans. But then again, the guys looked over-dressed for that event! Haha… But I don’t mind they look spanking in those suits!
It was raining lightly and we found all the fans who were in a line before were asked to assemble onto the plaza, and they were divided into 2 groups on both sides of the red carpet.
The Red Carpet (a wet one today!)
The fans seemed to be in the rain for some time judging by the complaints we heard and the expressions on their faces. But for the love of Twilight, come rain or shine..WE WILL BE THERE!
The fans were asked to keep their umbrellas as the main cast were about to arrive.
The first of 3 Volvo XC90s drives up to the red carpet. (Black for the boys and Red for Kristen)
Taylor steps out onto the red carpet.
He heads straight to the fans with that drop dead gorgeous smile!
Kristen then arrives and starts signing autographs for the fans. We see her for the first time in that lovely Beautiful greek goddess white flowing dress.
Time to play where’s Kristen and where’s Taylor?…
Roberto arrives as well!
They’ve reached the finish line… Phew!
WOW! Oh my just look at the three of them…
Hmmmm… wonder what is Robert telling them?
Looks like Kristen’s giving her opinion on what Robert said..whatever it was…
A photographer at the press camp called out for Kristen to wave and be happy (I heard him!) - she smiled and waved back!
Apparently, a rush of wind blew by and Kristen got major shivers! Poor girl! Great that they just laughed it off! Believe me it was COLD & WET!! They were a class act too cos despite this they stayed quite a while on the red carpet to sign autographs for the fans!! Thank you guys!
They’ve been asked to go up to the Chateau Balcony. At this point, the cameras were instructed to move and we were all told to turn around. The cast makes their way up…
HAHA Now its Taylor’s turn… looks like he’s saying, “IT’S COOOLD!!!”
The cast thanking the fans for braving the cold to come and see them. The fans were screaming when they spoke…
Robert: Thank you guys for coming, you all were great!
Kristen: Hi! Thank you for coming! Thank you so much!
We love seeing Kristen looking so elegant here…
Taylor: Yes, hello! I want to thank you guys for coming and seeing us even in this nasty weather. But we’re having a lot of fun and thank you again guys!
The cast waves at their fans for the last time at the Red Carpet..
The cast when back into another building to get ready for the Fan Meeting event.
There is still the last part of our Day 5, that is the Fan Meeting. We still need to organise the photos and videos that will be featured in the Fan Meeting post.
We’ll see you guys again!
MARIA & AISHAH.
[UPDATED 1st March 13:54 (Sin)] We’ve found more about who designed Kristen’s dresses worn at the Twilight Japan Premiere at Redcarpet-fashionawards.com.
Press Conference – “Kristen wore a very edgy Paule Ka black leather mini dress, with illusion straps, and a white origami detailed hem”
Red Carpet – She “wore a one shoulder white silk jersey gown by Parisian couturier Herve Leroux“….”swept lines, and the chiffon skirt. This really is an elegant gown”. Yaa…ha!!
Today we had fun and soo much excitement, and time flew by so fast [DARN IT!]. The cold day started with snow and we were worried that the weather would become worse. It stayed bad with rain instead, but the event was far from being cancelled. So Yahooo! We arrived at Ebisu Garden and took our place in the press queue.
It was c-cc-cold in the queue.
Press people busy with their set-up.
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart’s names in Japanese.
Taylor Lautner’s name in Japanese. Me – Amongst the video camera crew.
Introduction of Twilight and the main cast.
Taylor, Kristen and Robert enters.
Taylor: Hello. I want to say thank you for having us here. I’m very excited. This is my first time to Japan and I’m loving it so far. And I would love to come back. So thanks for having us guys.
Kristen speaking in Japanese: Nihon-ni korarete totemo ureshii des. (Then she smiles! :))
[UPDATED on 28th February 2009: Translation - I am very happy I can come to Japan! *Smiles*]
Robert: Kristen has beaten me once again. Thank you to Tokyo for being so accommodating for us. I hope the film does pretty well here and I’m having a great time in Tokyo. Mina-san Arigato!
[No pictures were allowed during the Press Conference - Questions and Answers session]
However, Twilight Singapore has an exclusive video footage of it which we will post for you once its been edited.
We managed to ask one question directed to all 3 of them!
After the questions and answers session, it was time for Photo-taking!
Group hug time!
There’s just something about this photo that we really like, but we just can’t seem to put our finger on it. Might be the way that the 3 of them are looking at different directions.
* Maria here.. I am sorry this picture is not ‘balanced’. Its cos I called Robert to look at my camera and when he did I got disarmed and took this picture…HAHA I know I am a dork but if he looked at you that way – you’ve done the same. I was dazzled!!*
We love the way they seem to be laughing away here.
The press conference ends here (LOOK OUT FOR THE FULL VIDEO COVERAGE!) and it was followed by the Red Carpet Event, and subsequently, the Fan Meeting. It has been a looong day and we will be posting the latter 2 as soon as we can.
See you guys soon!
AISHAH & MARIA.
PS. We will be flying back home on the A380 aircraft – the biggest plane in the world! AND, we’re going to watch Twilight which is in the in-flight movies this month!
Here are our Day 2 events!
We arrived at the airport at 2.30pm and we walked around the terminal to check if there were any other fans who had arrived but there were no significant group who looked like they were waiting for a movie star. Rob’s flight was scheduled to arrive 3 hours later. GUESS WHAT? He travelled on our own national carrier, SINGAPORE AIRLINES from Los Angeles. HEHEE.. SO PROUD!
So we went to ‘makan’ (eat) first and then went to check our site on the internet for the latest news on anything Twilight. Then we saw the picture of him leaving Los Angeles, ie. white T-Shirt, Black Hoodie & black pants and those famous Ray Bans. So then we knew what to look out for. After that we went back to the Arrival Hall and we found more girls standing around. We approached 2 girls and said hi. We asked for who they were waiting for and they said ‘Robert Pattinson’. And we said “US TOO!” Here’s a picture of them.
The one on the left is Mayuka from Tokyo and Aki from Osaka. They’ve just met an hour before. Aki travelled 4 hours from Osaka earlier this morning and she will be staying in Tokyo till the Premiere. They made banners for Rob, which was cool. We chatted with them and we asked if they had a Japanese fansite for Twilight. But they replied that they didn’t know of any. We think that they should start one.
Later on, we finally met Tomomi from Kadokawa who directed us to the Press Pit. THANK YOU!
I was in charge of the video camera and went into the fan line, while Maria stayed in the Press Pit for the still photos.
Here is the fan situation at 4pm. Rob doesn’t arrive till about 2 hours later.
So we went to mingle with the fans and checked out what they brought…
While waiting with the fans, a local news crew came to interview us coz they found out that we came all the way from Singapore to cover the event. We don’t know when it will be coming out on TV, but we’ll keep you posted.
You can see the line slowly forming…
These girls did such a GREAT job with their banner.. I LOVE the way Edward is looking across the board at Bella. Haiz…
See anything familiar? Check out the wrist of the girl on the right. HEEES….
We later found out that some of them were waiting for Rob and others were waiting for another HUGE CELEBRITY…
Airport security personnel keeps the crowd in control…
Press getting locked and loaded…
First celebrity makes his entrance….
MR. HUGH JACKMAN!!!
Apparently, he was on the same flight as Robert after all of the Oscar parties. He is in town to promote his latest movie, Australia.
He moved down the line of awaiting fans to sign autographs and shook almost everyone’s hands including MINE!!!! [AISHAH!] HUGH JACKMAN SHOOK MY HANDS!!! I said, “Hi! I’m from Singapore.” Then Hugh answered, smiling, “Oh, hi! How are you? [He smiled wider.] I’m from Australia.” HE FRIGGIN’ REPLIED ME!!!!
*okay Maria here..have to takeover cos Aishah is hyperventilating at this moment and may have just peeed in her pants…*
And now, the MAN OF THE HOUR. *Jeng… Jeng… JENG!!!*
Robert, a great smile on his face [with a day old stubble] came out and headed straight to his Japanese fans.
He immediately started signing autographs and posed for all those cool Japanese mobile phone cameras.
See how he reaches out for them! Look at that body language!! SOO NICEEEEE!!! SOO SWEEEET!!! YOU JUST MADE US LOVE YOU MORE, ROB…
Sorry.. A bit blur here.. But you can see that he’s diving in to sign for his fans..
See that eye contact and that smile?? I’ll surely faint if he looks at me that way…
Nick pointing at the getaway exit..
Check out that mouth! (Maria just couldn’t help it)
And that’s the last photo we have of him, cause he was directed straight towards a special VIP exit. He flew by us so swiftly (Me, near to the end of the fan line and Maria who was in the Press Pit).
But seriously, despite that, it was DAMN WORTH IT! :D Don’t despair because we still have a video too! Its in its editing process and we’ll post it as soon as we can. We do apologize for the poor quality of the photos, but we hope you guys enjoy them just the same.
We want to say ‘HI!” again to the Twilighters we met at the airport. Anna, Patricia, Molly, Aki and Mayuka. See you guys in Friday at Ebisu Garden!
Okay you guys, we’re not sure exactly when Kristen is coming, but we were assured that she will be here for the Premiere. Until then, me and Maria won’t be updating about the cast because we would be sight -seeing around Tokyo, UNLESS that is we see them sight-seeing too. *CROSSING FINGERS AND TOES*
See you guys soon and keep on checking our posts on our time here in Japan!
AISHAH & MARIA.
Sorry for the late update. This post will have the contents of what we did in Day 1 at Tokyo.
We arrived yesterday at 5.30pm [Tokyo Time]. We were jet-lagged and tired. AND GUESS WHAT??!!!
We saw TAYLOR LAUTNER!!!! We were filling up our address for our stay in Tokyo and when we turned around, Maria thought the boy in front of us looked familiar. “Isn’t that Taylor?”, Maria asked. And for sure yes, it was definitely Mr. Lautner himself. He is tall and was wearing a black leather jacket with black jeans. He was much more fairer than we expected. His hair was like those pictures from VF.
He was queuing at the immigration line together with some people. [We later found out it was a representative from Summit and we think the other was his Dad.] Maria went up to him and this how the conversation went.
Maria: “Hi, Taylor.”
Taylor turns and looks at us. He smiles. He has the MOST BEAUTIFUL SMILE EVER with lovely teeth. Haiz…
Maria continues. “Welcome to Japan! I thought you were coming tomorrow?”
Taylor answered. “No… Not tomorrow.”
There were more words that Maria said but we can’t remember them. [SORRY] Those were the only words that we heard from him. After that we joined the immigration line. So Taylor was in front of us with the people that were queuing in between us. Since it was an immigration line, the queue was looong. The line went zig-zagged. So we managed to pass by him about 5 times. Every time we passed him he either looked up or he was talking to his dad. We felt very awkward and ‘paiseh‘ (embarrassed).. HEEESS..
We didn’t manage to take photos with him or ask for an autograph because we did not want to draw attention to him. And we think that its not allowed in the immigration line. Good thing we maintained professionalism as it took a lot of will power to suppress ‘THE FAN GIRL’ in us. HAHA.
From there, we went through the immigration checks and we saw people who were receiving Taylor and his party. They helped him with his luggage and all. We collected our luggage and went down to catch an Airport Limousine (which is actually a bus) to meet our friend in town who has kindly accomodated us during this trip. The journey took about 2 hours.
We headed to Roppongi Hills to meet our friend, Evelyn, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. While waiting in the lobby… YOU GUYS KNOW WHO WE SAW??!!!
No.. not Leo… And not Matt either. HEHEHE…. Its the guy in the middle. That’s the Oscar-winning legendary director, Mr. Martin Scorsese! He has directed Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Gangs of New York, The Aviator and most recently The Departed.
Me and Maria were sitting around in the lobby (by the way, the lobby was DAMN NICE..) when Maria noticed him. “Isn’t that Martin Scorsese?” Mr. Scorsese was wearing a black overcoat and he was shaking hands with a couple of people who were waiting for him at the lobby. Then he walked towards the taxi stand where a limo was waiting for him. He walked past us and we waved while Maria said “Hello!” to him. He smiled and he waved back at us too! It was a brief encounter and we didn’t want to bother him so we did not take a photo, but it was well-worth it since he noticed us.
Thing is, I’ve realized I have managed to see more Hollywood stars right here in Tokyo than the other times that I have been to America. ITS PRETTY EXCITING!!!
Tune in back to this site in a couple of hours as we blog about our second day: THE ARRIVAL OF MR. PATTINSON.
AISHAH & MARIA.
GREAT NEWS TO ASIAN FANS – THE TWILIGHT CAST WILL FINALLY BE COMING TO OUR NECK OF THE WOODS!!
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will be promoting Twilight in Tokyo! Details here…scroll down for the English translation.
Twilight Red Carpet Ceremony in Tokyo
Date: February 27 (Fri)
Place: Ebisu Garden Place Chateau Plaza
Note that you can actually send the main cast your questions,greetings and maybe meet the Robert, Kristen and Taylor yourself ! So what are you waiting for?! Send them an email with the required personal details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please give them your support because this is the last time they will be promoting for Twilight before they go into production for New Moon!
Twilight Singapore will try to be there as well.
Have you guys checked out excerpts of Catherine Hardwicke’s book “Twilight: Director’s Notebook”? It really is cool to see what goes on behind the scenes of an awesome film! If it has awaken the interest of film-making in you, we suggest you guys head on to Library@Esplanade this Saturday 21st Feb! National Library is organizing Singapore Film 101, a talk by local Oscar -winning documentary and film-maker Tan Pin Pin. She is the only Singaporean who won a Student Academy Award for ‘Moving House’ in 2001. Please register here.