Limelife.com has got an Exclusive interview with Julia Jones who just stepped off the plane from her filming stint in Vancouver for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Here’s Part ONE of the interview.
LimeLife: We heard that there were open casting calls for Eclipse. How exactly did you score the part of Leah Clearwater?
Julia Jones: The casting director I’ve had a relationship with for a number of years. She actually just called us up and I went in and auditioned for the director David Slade and for her, and came back about a week later and read for some people from Summit and David again and some of the producers. And then I waited for about a month before I heard anything, and you’re right, in that time they were doing huge casting calls and going up to Canada. I think they accepted tapes from anybody so really anyone in the world could put themselves on tape and potentially be seen by the casting people.
LimeLife: Okay, so basically you were tapped on the shoulder to audition for the biggest cinema craze of our time. What kind of relationship did you have with the Twilight series at that time?
Julia Jones: It’s interesting because I hadn’t read any of the books before I got the audition. I of course was aware of it, I have good friends who have been – I think “obsessed” is the right word – for quite some time. (Laughs.) Then when I got the call for the audition, I actually had a very serious visceral reaction. My heart started beating fast, it’s a very unusual thing but I think on some level I think I sort of felt like I knew that this was going to be something important and probably life-changing.
LimeLife: Julia, you were cast with a pretty dynamic and somewhat complex character. Can you tell us about Leah Clearwater?
Julia Jones: Yeah, totally. First of all she’s the only werewolf who’s a female, which is in itself a very cool thing, but she has this complicated backstory where she is heartbroken because the head of the pack Sam Uley left her for her best friend and her cousin. So in addition to that she’s dealing with all the changes that you have in your body when you become a wolf, and as a girl there’s really nobody who knows what’s happening to her – she’s really alone and out there and heartbroken at the same time. And it makes her very angry and mean, and really she’s just in a lot of pain and she doesn’t know how to ask for help so she lashes out.
LimeLife: What did you bring to Leah’s character? Did you relate to her?
Julia Jones: The heartbreak is a very universal emotion and most of us have felt that – I have. So that was clearly part of it. But also just being so caught up in what’s going on in your world emotionally that you can’t connect to the outside world, that’s something that’s a hard thing. Anytime you go through something dark and painful, it makes you want to just withdraw from the world, except you can’t. I explored what that’s like a lot when I was preparing.
Read the complete interview here. Limelife will bring us Part Two of the interview on Thursday!
MTV Movies Blog has couple of articles on the latest New Moon trailer and also interviews with Kristen and Taylor plus, the director, Chris Weitz. Click on each link to see the full interview and also watch the interview!
It’s from Bella’s point of view … but, for instance, when Alice has a vision of Edward about to commit suicide, we see her vision. To me, that’s fair — because, in the book, Alice conveys that immediately to Bella, and you can see Bella imagining what Alice is saying. At points where a reader of the book might logically imagine a scenario, it was OK for the filmmakers — me — to imagine seeing something that would be outside of Bella’s knowledge at that point. Or something that’s within the scope of her imagination. She fears the worst, really, in terms of Edward.
MTV: He is very huggable. Tell us about one scene that you read either in Stephenie Meyer’s book or in Melissa Rosenberg’s screenplay that you were like, “Man, that’s going to be tough to pull off,” and tell us how you were able to figure it out.
Stewart: “New Moon” is riddled with all of that. I think it’s the one book in the series that I was intimidated by – in a good way. That’s the best feeling to start a movie with. But probably, my favourite line in the book is when I have to say to [Jacob], “It’s him; it’s always been him!” Like, I have to say that. Yeah, it killed me, it killed me.
Shirtless Taylor Lautner? In-costume Dakota Fanning? Strung-out -looking Robert Pattinson? Check, check, and check. But although the “New Moon” trailer entitled “Meet Jacob Black” gave us plenty of fun things to look at – again, and again, and again – it also continued to omit plenty.
Dazed and Digital has the full interview with Kristen and check out the photos they have of her: Young Blood Kristen Stewart
It’s so much fun. She’s the ultimate badass. She was the first woman to start her own record label. Everybody threw her out after the and was like, ‘Sorry girl, your shticks over’, she was like ‘No, the message stays the same people still want to hear it.’
Who the fuck did that before her? The music industry is brutal. Once there’s one wave, one explosion of a type of music, everyone jumps on the bandwagon and tries to emulate that, so there’s a bunch of shitty versions of other bands. So there’s like shitty versions of everybody!
SEGN.com has had an interview with Julia Jones, who will be playing Leah Clearwater in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
On reading the books: “I got very obsessive and went through all 4 of them. In the last week and a half, I’ve read the first 3. I just finished Eclipse today. I think the books are incredible. Stephenie Meyer managed to capture a level of humanity, especially with Bella’s character. Her inner thoughts are the similar thoughts you’ve ha d in similar situations but they’re so deep down, ones that you sometimes don’t even admit to yourself.”
Listen to the rest of the Julia Jones’ interview here: EXCLUSIVE: Julia Jones
Radar Online has 2 exclusive video interviews:
The Twilight Saga has vampires, werewolves and humans. Funny humans. Actor Justin Chon has a sharp sense of humor, and, as he sat down for lunch on Monday at the appropriately named Bella Cucina in Hollywood with RadarOnline.com, he revealed some major scoop about the third Twilightmovie Eclipse.
“There was some false communication, so far it’s just Eclipse that’s coming out,” Stewart said in an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com.
The Twilight Examiner did an article on Boo Boo Stewart and it includes a video of his photoshoot.
Aside from random roles in a variety of flicks, the fresh-faced teen has a blossoming musical career and has modeled, most recently, for Kohl’s; his multi-faceted background mirrors that of his multi-talented Eclipse cast members.
To read more click here: Boo Boo graces Eclipse with a built-in tween fan base
INSTYLE has a Twilight High School Flashback where they compared the actors’ high school days.
Hey all, as promised – here’s an update (Like finally!) Here goes nothing:
MTV.com interviewed Jackson Rathbone recently. Read on to find out more on what he thinks about the upcoming sequel, ‘New Moon’.
Here’s another article from tribute.ca, confirming that Taylor Lautner will be back for Jacob Black.
In the meanwhile, Edi Gathegi had an interview with Sci Fi. Edi discussed about Taylor returning as Jacob Black and well, the new director, Chris Weitz for New Moon. Oh yes in this article, Edi confirms that he will be coming back as Laurent still!
And you know, most of us give up on Vanessa Hudgen’s audition for Leah Clearwater in New Moon. At first, according to Just Jared, Vanessa’s management mentioned that she did not auditioned for New Moon. However, Access Hollywood said that she did auditioned for New Moon. So, who should we believe now? Twilight Lexicon turned to Melissa Rosenberg and this is what she had to say:
If Vanessa is auditioning for the role of Leah, she’s written her own pages to read, ’cause I didn’t write ‘em.