MTV Movies Blog recently reported that Taylor has another movie signed on. Taylor Lautner Snapped Up for ‘Abduction’
Taylor Lautner has been lining up a lot of work lately, landing the lead roles in the big-screen adaptation of the TV show “Max Steel” and the effort to bring the action figure Stretch Armstrong to the big screen. Now he’s ready to go missing. Lionsgate has bought the script for the thriller “Abduction” and cast the “Twilight” star as a young man who sees his baby picture on a missing persons Web site.
MTV has also came up with a list of movies that will be awaiting for Taylor after he is done with his ‘Twilight’ movies. Taylor Lautner’s Post-’Twilight’ Career Is On The Fast Track
That smile! That ever-present tan! Those abs! In just a few short months, Taylor Lautner has gone from the little kid in “Twilight” to the man in “New Moon” to the heartthrob wanted by millions of fans — and all of Hollywood. Now, in the four months since the second “Twilight Saga” film made him a star, the 18-year-old has lined up an equal number of high-profile projects.
But which will stretch his acting talents? Which might make him as popular with boys as he is with girls? And which could launch a signature franchise outside of Stephenie Meyer’s realm? For the answers to those and more questions, let’s take a closer look at the upcoming slate of one of Hollywood’s fastest-rising young stars.
And CONGRATULATIONS to Taylor for being nominated for BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM: Leading Young Actor in this year’s 31st Annual Young Artists Awards . Last year, Christian Serratos won. All the best, Taylor!
From InStyle UK, Kellan Lutz is in new Calvin Klein Ad! WOAH~~~~~~
Looks like Twilight-star Kellan Lutz is putting his rock-hard body to good use! The steely heartthrob, armed with a six-pack and matching biceps, stripped down for the Calvin Klein campaign, featuring the brand’s ‘X’ line, which will be hitting stores this month.
Check out behind the scenes video of Kellan Lutz on the Calvin Klein photoshoot. BUT WARNING, due to the graphic nature of the video, some viewers may find it offensive. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
Twilight bloodsucker Rachelle Lefevre has joined the cast of CBS’ Untitled Medical Dramafrom producer John Wells, sources confirm to me exclusively.
The project revolves around a team of medical professionals who travel the U.S. helping those in desperate need of assistance.
Interview Magazine has recently interviewed with Joan Jett regarding her new biopic film, the Runaways and how satisfied is she with it. There are a couple of photos of the cast of the Runanways as well as the orignial band.
MCDONNELL: How was it working with Kristen Stewart, who plays you in the film? What did you tell her? How did she study you?
JETT: Well, I found Kristen to be through and through totally professional and just great to be around. I found us to be really, scarily similar, just in our physicality, the way we move through space. The first time we met was a little over a year ago, New Year’s Eve. She came to see us do a concert. We hung out for the whole day, and I just dumped on her about everything I could think about The Runaways-I mean, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I told her all that stuff and how much it meant to me. Then she went off to do New Moon, and I didn’t see her again until about two weeks before The Runaways thing started. But she is so authentic. The thing that came through to me was that it was important to her to capture it. She really wanted to nail it. So I gave her all The Runaways music that I could find; I gave her tapes of me talking. . . . When we were together prior to the start of filming, she was staring at me the whole time. And I was fine with it because I knew she was watching my posture, my mannerisms, everything I did, the way I hold my hands, just everything. And she really soaked it in. When we were hanging out together on set, it was like I had a mirror image. Even just sitting around, we’d do the same thing at the same time. It was just great-and it wasn’t creepy. It was wonderfully special.
Twilight cast members such as Rachelle Lefevre, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Anna Kendrick have lent their celebrity influence to help in the effort to raise donations for the earthquake survivors in Haiti through www.hopeforhaitinow.org : A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief.
Here’s a list of other organizations that you can donate if you can :
Singapore Red Cross: www.redcross.org.sg
WorldVision Singapore: www.worldvision.org.sg
Mercy Relief : 6332 6320 or email@example.com
United Nations World Food Programme: www.wfp.org
Yele Haiti Foundation: www.yele.org
Beginning Friday, 22nd Jan , iTunes customers will be able to exclusively pre-order the “Hope for Haiti Now” full-performance album (US$7.99) and the full two-hour video telecast (US$$1.99). Individual audio performances will also be available for purchase and download for 99 cents each in the days following the telethon.
Apple, the record labels and the artists will donate 100% their share of the proceeds to Haiti relief funds managed by “Hope for Haiti Now” charities.
The following are a sample of the songs that you will be buying for a good cause:
Christina Aguilera performs “Lift Me Up”
Justin Timberlake performing “Hallelujah”
Jay Z, Bono & Rihanna performing “Stranded”
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!
Rachelle LeFevre spoke to People magazine about how Twilight opened doors for her and said very nice things about Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart.
“If you can weather the fire and come out on the other side and you’re still recognizable to everybody who knew you before, I think that’s indicative of a larger grace,”
Online ticket sellers MovieTickets and Fandango report that the follow-up to last year’s hit from Summit Entertainment, which sold $191.5 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada, is selling out screenings earlier than any other movie to date.
“New Moon” has sold out 50 showtimes of nearly 22,000 offered on Fandango and 13 showtimes of 2,912 offered on MovieTickets. Most of the sold-out shows are at or around midnight Nov. 20, when the movie debuts.
More news on the New Moon Soundtrack on MTV and how its shaping up. So Death Cab For Cutie, The Used, Bon Iver and Thom Yorke (Radiohead) are in.
“There is a lot of love lost, so the artists that are going to make up the soundtrack reflect that longing — a lot of acoustic instruments, a lot of a cappella singing.”
I’m so glad there is a snap shot of my absolute favorite shot from the entire trailer, the one of Bella’s vision of Edward after her cliff jump. She reaches out to him as he floats in the water next to her, and as she is pulled away from him by Jacob, she touches his face, distorting the image. It is so sad and so beautiful, and shows the leaps and bounds “New Moon” has come from “Twilight.”
Awww… I love this particular scene too! Thank you Chris Weitz!
Two New Moon extras share their experience with MTV.com about filming on set together with Robert & Kristen in Italy.
“One morning we’re sitting by the piazza. We’re having coffee at 6:30 in the morning and the casting director comes over and he says, ‘Hey! Do you guys want to be in the movie?’” recalled Vanessa. “That was it. We went [and] we put our red capes on and we worked until 8pm.”….
“All the action is happening behind us with Edward and Bella running and everybody is supposed to be looking toward the church and we have our hoods and we’re all like this [looks backward] trying to sneak a peek at Edward and look at his abs” she said. “And the Italian director is screaming at us … and he’s screaming ‘Guardare la chiesa!’ — ‘Look at the church! Look at the church!’”…
“They also filmed two scenes with the Porsche: one with the Porsche driving up the street and coming to a screeching halt basically in front of us… and then one of the last scenes we did was with the Porsche… on one of those trucks with the cameras in front of it.”
The ladies were privy to one of the tricks of the trade when they witnessed the compact car on a fast-moving flatbed truck to give the appearance that the Porsche was speeding down the cobble stone street. In actuality, it was the truck, not the car, that was the real safety hazard.
Read more here.
For a good cause, Rachelle Lefevre is having an ebay charity auction!
They backed her up her when news broke that she wouldn’t play Victoria in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, now Rachelle Lefevre’s fans can support her favorite causes. At noon PST today, the actress will launch an ebay charity auction—including t-shirts and other Twilight merchandise signed by the whole cast—to raise funds for School On Wheels, a charity that provides educational opportunities to homeless kids in Southern California. “I will not be deducting anything (ebay listing fees, additional shipping costs or store management fees) from the donation,” Lefevre tells us exclusively. “100% of the money raised will go to the charity.” Lefevre has also joined the fight against breast cancer—for every 10,000 people who sign up to follow her on Twitter, she’s donating $100 to Susan G. Komen for The Cure.
Now that Rachelle will no longer be Victoria, questions are raised on whether she should promote ‘New Moon’. Find out more from Twilight-Gossip.
Having said all that, Rachelle wants to thank her fans for being supportive all these while! Click here to read her Twitter’s status I hate re-cast
Angie from LetMeSign has shared with us EW’s upcoming cover which features VAMPIRES! Take a look below:
There’s also another cast portrait from the Comic-Con 2009 in the magazine. See it here!
This first news is with regards to Rachelle not portraying ‘Victoria’ in Eclipse.
Here’s Summit Entertainment’s response:
We at Summit Entertainment are disappointed by Rachelle Lefevre’s recent comments which attempt to make her career choices the fault of the Studio. Her decision to discuss her version of the scheduling challenges publicly has forced the Studio to set the record straight and correct the facts.
Ms. Lefevre’s representatives were advised as early as April that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was expected to start shooting in early August.
If Ms. Lefevre was, as she describes “passionate,” about being part of THE TWILIGHT SAGA, we feel that she and her representatives would have included us in her decision to work on another film that would conflict with the shooting schedule of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.
It was not until July 20th that Summit was first informed of Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to BARNEY’S VERSION, a commitment we have since been advised she accepted in early June. Summit had acted in good faith that she would be available to fulfill her obligations both in terms of rehearsals and shooting availability for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE. We feel that her choice to withhold her scheduling conflict information from us can be viewed as a lack of cooperative spirit which affected the entire production.
Furthermore Ms. Lefevre took a role in the other film that places her in Europe during the required rehearsal time, and at least ten days of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE’s principal photography. This period is essential for both rehearsal time with the cast, and for filming at key locations that are only available during the initial part of production.
Contrary to Ms. Lefevre’s statement, it is simply untrue that the Studio dismissed her over a ten day overlap. It is not about a ten day overlap, but instead about the fact that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is an ensemble production that has to accommodate the schedules of numerous actors while respecting the established creative vision of the filmmaker and most importantly the story.
The fact remains that Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to the other project – which she chose to withhold from Summit until the last possible moment – makes her unfortunately unavailable to perform the role of Victoria in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.
Next, Jamie Campbell Bower talks about Naked Vampires! SERIOUSLY?
“We just all sit there, completely naked, for one scene,” revealed “New Moon” actor Jamie Campbell Bower, talking about a racy moment that was added into the upcoming film. “Yeah, it’s me, Michael Sheen and Christopher [Heyerdahl]; we just sit there, naked.”
Enjoy this backstage video of the cast at Comic-Con 2009:
Thank you to twilightbritneyfan!
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.
MSN Superfans were one of the 5 internet media outlets that were especially invited to Vancouver to visit The Twilight Saga : New Moon set. The other 4 were Hollywood.com, RottenTomatoes.com, HitFix.com, Fandango.com. Lookout in the next few days and weeks for their observations and reports on the Making of New Moon. All of them basically have the same story as they were brought in together a group through the film shoot and met various members of the cast in the space of 2 days. The beauty is reading through their reports for their individual takes on what they saw.
Now lets get back to MSN Superfans’ Myriam Gabriel-Pollock, here’s her report:
It’s about a month and a half into the production of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” and director Chris Weitz and crew have begun filming the highly anticipated Volturi scenes. We are in a soundstage about 45 minutes outside downtown Vancouver, and the dimly lit studio smells of sawdust. Looming almost 40 feet high and occupying most of the building is the Volturi lair’s interior set. The outside of the rotunda is covered in scaffolding, but the interior is breathtaking. Two arched doorways lead into a long hall that follows the curve of the building. Beautiful statuary and ornate columns look so real — until I knock on one and discover that it’s carved and painted Styrofoam. Movie-making magic, indeed!
…The screens show Dakota Fanning as Jane and Cameron Bright as Alec, two of the most dangerous and specially gifted Volturi. Michael Sheen is off camera, but his chilling voice intones, “Let’s see if she’s immune to all of us. Shall we, Jane?” Dakota does two more takes of this scene, in which she has no dialogue. She spends long moments looking fiercely at someone (probably Bella) her smug smile slowly giving way to a quiet rage. In her red contact lenses, vampire makeup, and a coiled white-blond up-do, she is the perfect incarnation of a demon with an angel’s face. When Fanning finishes the scene, she comes by with a quick hello before taking leave; up close, her red eyes are even more disconcerting.
…We are leaning against the wall when the stage door opens and a small group enters. As they approach, I notice the tallest one of all; the well-coiffed, bronze hair is a dead giveaway. Robert Pattinson in Edward makeup and clothing, walks right by on his way to the set. In person he is tall and lean, and leaves no doubt that he is the physical embodiment of Edward Cullen, with a profile and facial features that are preternaturally beautiful and heart-stopping.
…The scene we watch is of Aro stepping down from his throne to greet Edward, Bella and Alice, who approach him with great trepidation. Aro cheerfully greets them, “What a happy surprise, Bella is alive after all! I love a happy ending.” He asks Edward, “Her blood appeals to me — how can you stand to be so close to her?” Edward’s restrained, velvet voice answers, “It’s not without its difficulties.” Aro turns to Bella and adds, “Fascinating. I’d like to see if you are an exception to my gift as well. Would you do me the honor?” Bella places her hand in Aro’s, at his behest.
They film this scene at least five times, from different angles, with the camera on different actors. A helpful production assistant explains to me that they take many varied shots of the same scene so the director and film editor will have several angles and shots to choose from when they put the scene together in the editing room.
It is Day 2 of our visit, and we return to the Volturi set in Studio B. Ramzy, the Summit representative who’s been acting as our tour guide, tells us we’ll be seeing some wire work today. The scene we are privy to is Edward in pain because of Jane’s mental manipulations.
As we watch, Rob is pulled forward abruptly by wires attached to his wrists. This brings his face very close to the camera and his head fills the monitor screen. He then looks up, neck tendons straining, as his face silently expresses sheer agony, before he drops to the ground with a grunt. I’m not actually sure if the grunt is a result of Rob’s pain or Edward’s pain. He does several takes of this scene, and he’s dropping to the hard floor, not onto a cushion.(!! Ouch)
…It is 3:30 p.m., and we’re famished. We head over to the craft services tent for a late lunch. There is a nice variety of food, nothing out of the ordinary or remarkable, except that the Volturi are also having their lunch. Fanning, Bright, Bewley, Heyerdahl and Sheen are all in here, as well as many other Volturi extras. It looks like a tent full of Marilyn Manson’s relatives. Lunch ends with some fabulous chocolate tarts.
As we wait for our vans, Bright stops by and talks to us for a bit. He’s a sweet young guy who lives just outside of Victoria, British Columbia. He is clearly excited to be a part of “New Moon,” and his enthusiasm is refreshing.
Myriam also spoke to Cameron Bright and here’s an excerpt of her interview.( Check it out! The Volturis also have their family crest! Woooo )
Were you a “Twilight” fan beforehand? Have you read the books?
Never read the books but I did watch the movie. Because a lot of people were saying like, it was half and half— all the guys were saying it was bad, and all the girls were saying it was good. I actually liked it, I didn’t mind it at all. And now obviously, I have to be in it, so…yeah [Laughs.]
Do you get to go to Italy with the rest of the crew?
Nope, the whole Volturi family is going except for me!
Yeah, exactly! [Laughs.] Maybe now they’ll be like, “We’ll send him, out of pity!
Your wardrobe, that pendant you’re wearing—do you know what those symbols are?
I don’t know, they just kind of slapped it on me. I know that’s a “V” for Volturi, I’m guessing? Because I’m a Volturi…I really have no idea what you’re asking. [Laughs.]
Does yours match Daniel’s?
The whole Volturi family has it because that’s their family seal. I don’t really know all of it.
Here’s Fandango’s Lizerne Guiting’s take on the visit:
Rachelle Lefevre Shares Stunt Secrets
At the end of Day 1, we visited a different sound stage to watch Rob Pattinson film special effects. He wore a dark gray suit with strategically disheveled hair, and spent most of the time standing on a platform in front of what looked like an IMAX-size neon green screen for his scenes in which he appears as a hallucination to Bella. A long dolly track was laid down for the camera to travel from one end of the studio to the other, where he was standing. We media folks stayed at the other end of the track, unable to hear anything he said, but Rachelle Lefevre (who plays Victoria) was also at that end. She let us in on all the stunts she’d been filming, which made up for not being able to hear Rob.
For the past two and half weeks, she’s been filming her own scenes – up 25 feet high in the trees. She and the cast have a running joke about not seeing each other while filming. “I see them all the time at night, but I never see them during the day,” Lefevre says. “They’re like, ‘Where are you?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, you guys don’t know, but we’re making a whole other movie in the woods, like half an hour away.’”
She has a stunt double, and she’s harnessed while shooting, but that doesn’t quell Lefevre’s fear of heights with all the shooting in the trees. “I’m absolutely terrified when I’m up there,” she says. “I’m like, ‘Wow, I don’t know how I’m gonna bring myself to jump from here, this freefall leap.’ And then they say ‘action’ and you just do it. It’s this bizarre thing where you don’t want to get all the way up there and then not do it. Failure’s just not an option.”
As we mentioned yesterday and confirmed by Rachelle LeFervre on her Twitter,
“So unbelievable happy about Xavier cast as Riley!!! He is so lovely & talented & perfect for the role. Ladies, hold on to your hearts…”
( Your warning is heeded Rachelle)
The Daily Telegraph has comments from the 25 year old Australian,
In Eclipse he takes on the role of a newborn vampire named Riley, a good-looking university student involved in a plot to kill Stewart’s character Bella.
Samuel is still getting his head around the Twilight phenomenon.
“I managed to catch the film on the way over on the plane,” he said. He admitted he’s not read any of the best-selling books of the series – yet.
“I’m going to start reading the first one tonight.”
Katie Bain of Hollywood.com reveals more details of her trip to the ‘New Moon’ set. This time we get a minute by minute, play by play of her visit.
May 7, 2009, 3:04PM The Vancouver afternoon is wet and gloomy. The peaks of the North Shore Mountains are obscured in fog. This is weather that might lure out a vampire. Or so I hope. I’m in Vancouver to find them.
Amid the gas stations, superstores and baseball fields of the industrial south side of the city is Vancouver Sound Studios. Our van rolls into the parking lot, and suddenly, I am at the epicenter of a worldwide sensation and a billion teenage (and middleage and every other age) fantasies.
This is the set of New Moon.
3:36PM Our passes for the day say “USM,” for “Untitled Sports Movie.” Seems New Moon, which has been filming here and around Vancouver since March 23, is a major covert operation.
3:37PM The five other reporters and I are escorted onto Stage B. The soundstage is a massive warehouse filled by a nearly-as-massive set. On its outside, the structure looks like a plywood shell, but a glimpse through the door reveals an ornate marble palace very similar in appearance to an traditional Italian cathedral. I have entered the Volturri lair.
3:40PM A bank of monitors display what New Moon director Chris Weitz is filming on the other side of the wall. Onscreen now are Dakota Fanning and Cameron Bright, both Twilight Saga newbies, sporting deathly pallors and red contact lenses. The pretty woman with the long glossy hair sitting to my right is Stephenie Meyer. The only way I could get closer to central command of the Twilight universe would be to climb on her lap and ask her to tell me a story.
…. 4:15PM Stewart, Pattinson and Greene film a scene with the Volturri. It goes (more or less) like this:
[Bella, Alice and Edward, who wears a long maroon cloak, stand near the entrance of the ornate room. Aro steps off the dias towards our daring trio.]
Aro: What a happy surprise. Bella is alive after all. I love a happy ending. They’re so rare. La tua cantante(Italian for “your song”). It makes me thirsty. Her blood appeals to me. How do you stand to be so close to her?
Edward: It’s not without its difficulties. (RP says this with intensity).
Aro: So now you know everything. Fascinating. I’d love to see if you are an exception to my gift as well. Would you do me the honor?
[Aro seems to meditate on Bella.]
Interesting. I see nothing. I wonder if — let’s see if she’s immune to all of our powers, shall we Jane?
Katie Bain’s coverage is TOTALLY ENJOYABLE (with AWESOME DETAILS) cos you feel you were there with her!! Read more in her 12 PAGE article : Vampires in Vancouver – All Details of our New Moon set visit.
Of the 12 page article interviews were done among others with Michael Sheen, Taylor Lautner, Rachelle LeFevre, Melissa Rosenberg and Charlie Bewley .
Here are excerpts from the interview with the cast & crew members.
How was writing New Moon different from Twilight?
Melissa Rosenberg: In Twilight, you’re setting up the world. You’re introducing the world, and I was also writing in a vacuum because I didn’t know who the actors were going to be. Now you’re going to New Moon and Eclipse, and I could write specifically to them in my mind. So it becomes a more comfortable world.
New Moon is not about setting up the world, but it’s its own set of challenges because New Moon is very internal … There’s been a lot of talk about how Edward and the Cullens are not a part of the middle of New Moon, but actually they are. Certainly Edward is very much alive in Bella’s mind throughout New Moon … I think fans will be very satisfied with what we’re doing — one, because it’s true to the book and two, because there’s more Edward. That can’t be bad!
A Stunt-Heavy Interview With Rachelle Lefevre (Hollywood.com)
Will New Moon s action look the same as Twilight’s?
Rachelle Lefevre: It’s so much wirework. It’s so much actual doing-it. In terms of the look of it … I think Chris has approached things as it should be, a little rawer and a little more literally grounded.
I think it was very flighty in the first one, so when we were running fast it was almost like you weren’t touching the ground … I think he’s factored gravity in a little more than they did in the first film, so that might have a different look as a result.
On New Moon‘s underwater action:
RL: I spent six hours in a pool doing the underwater stuff. They did a really interesting thing where they did this amazing stunt with the bit where Bella gets caught in the tidal wave … I think it must have been 2,000 gallons of water in massive – they looked like huge, rectangular cargo containers you put on the back of trains.
First, they did it with a stunt double, and then they did it with Kristen’s photo double, and then they literally, on action, pulled the hatch and she got pummeled with a massive tidal wave and you could watch underwater, which I did because I was in the pool, or you could watch in the monitor. You could literally see her spinning, they created a tidal wave, and they literally filmed until she got spit out. And when it spit her out, the cut was over.
How will New Moon be different from Twilight?
RL: A lot of times when I ask fans, “What’s your favorite book?” people say Twilight. The reason I hear a lot is, “Well, it was my first entry into this world,” and it’s sort of like that first bit that you can never really get back. Your first time. So New Moon is kind of like you know who the characters are, you have some idea of where it’s going, particularly if you’ve read the books, and now what you get to do is watch the real struggle.
Now, nevermind figuring out who everyone is, figuring out who the actors are with who you had in your imagination vs. who they cast. All that is gone, and now all that is set, you get to watch a really horrifically gut-wrenching love triangle. And a real struggle. It’s so character-driven. They haven’t lost any of the actions sequences … but at its heart, I do think it’s becoming a coming-of-age story, more than just a boy-meets-girl romance, which was beautiful, but not as complicated as it gets now that Jacob is really in the mix.
What went into your research? Did you read the books? Did you get to talk Stephenie?
JCB: I haven’t had a long discussion with Stephenie. My plan is to have a long discussion with her at some point today. Maybe it won’t be a long discussion, maybe it will be like five minutes.
Yeah, I read the books and I did a lot of online research, because it’s good to know what people who’ve read the books think about the characters as well. Because the books alone have such a huge fan base. You’ve got to stay true to what people want to see, I think. So I did that and talked to lots of people. And my friends gave me their ideas as well.
Did they make you audition for the role?
JCB: They did! They did make me audition. Disgraceful, isn’t it. Shocking!
Did you read the books before you auditioned?
JCB: No, I didn’t read the books before I auditioned, no. I went off the sides. Once I got the role, I obviously read the books. My 15-year-old brother kind of sat me down and insisted. I went back to my mum, and she was like, “You’re going to read this, and you’re going to read it now!’ I was like, “OK, that’s cool.”
In the first movie, the goal was to make it more like a Hong Kong action-type thing. Are you going far away from that?
JM: Yeah, we’re trying to tone the Hong Kong aspect down and go more real. Going to the actors, we spent a lot of time talking to them about what their character would be and what kind of performance. Rather than teaching them how to fight in a particular style, we’re trying to adapt our fights to match their style that they already bring with them.
There aren’t a lot of fights on this show. Mostly it’s been about chasing or jumping and transition of being a human to wolf, and selling the fact that the wolf boys are something that we don’t quite understand yet.
Most challenging scene of this movie for you guys?
JM: I think in terms of complications, it’s going to be the fight. Like I say, we’re trying for something different. It’s kind of become cool, because we’ve given ourselves so many limitations that there’s only so many holes you can squeak out of to make it work, and its crated its own thing. It’s really exciting to see what it is.
What adjectives would you use to describe it?
JM: What we’re doing is trying to go inside the vampire world. Everybody always looks at it from the human world. So we see them hanging in the air. We see them doing all this stuff that we think of, but in reality, they’re way faster than us. So there’s a lot going on that we don’t normally see.
Do you actually know Demetri’s backstory, based on what’s in the book?
CB: I made it up.
CB: Demetri was obviously Italian. And at a young age, he was orphaned. He was living in the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius – the big, volcanic mountain – and in 900 A.D., it erupts. Lava starts pouring down, and his parents get caught in it. Their house gets taken apart. I outrun the lava, into the foothills, where I found a place where I was safe, essentially. But I couldn’t provide for myself, so I was thrown into slavery. I went through various masters but they couldn’t pin me down, because I was so nonchalant and arrogant and just ran away from everyone; it was really frustrating. I kept getting sold on to the next guy – the next master, for the best price they could get – and I was too nice for someone just to kill me.
So eventually I got sold to a merchant trader in Rome, who dealt specifically in fighters, and I found myself in front of the Coliseum with these baying, bloodthirsty Romans, desperate for gladiatorial combat. I didn’t have any fighting skills, so I just ran around for three hours and no one could catch me – until somebody shot me with an arrow. I was lying on the floor, I was about to die, I was waiting for Commodus’ verdict of thumbs up or thumbs down, and he’s about to give it a down when Aro comes in and whispers in his ear and says, “Don’t kill him, I’ll take him.” Aro converts me in the depths of the Coliseum himself, and I’ve been working loyally for him ever since.
Katie Bain ends her AWESOME 12 page reveal with this:
This adventure is coming to a close. En route to the Vancouver airport, Rick, the teamster who’s been driving us around for two days, says that in his years of experience as a set driver, the Twilight pandemonium is one of the more unique things he’s seen.
“When you think about it,” he says, “It’s not really that different from the Beatles. And we’re here to see it. We’ve all been part of a moment.”
Fans and haters will say what they want about the books, the movies, the actors, the screaming girls, the rumored romances and everything else related to this nebulous universe of fanaticism, fame and fiction. Ultimately though, Twilight has wedged itself into our cultural consciousness as a pop culture phenomenon.
Rick is right. Whether we like, love it, or, like, really LOVE it, this is Twilight‘s moment.
Phew!! As promised earlier today, Hitfix has released some more of their interviews with The Twilight Saga : New Moon cast and crew members during their visit to the film location set in Vancouver in May. On this instalment, Hitflix has interviews with Taylor Lautner, Michael Sheen and Wyck Godfrey, one of the producers of the Twilight Saga.
Becoming a movie heartthrob is never easy and Taylor Lautner is handling it with as much patience and class that you could expect for a 17-year-old whose become instantly recognizable to almost every teenage girl in his peer group. So, when this writer and a number of journalists visited the set of The Twilight Saga : New Moon in May, Lautner was kind enough to journey to the Vancouver studio during his offtime to chat about the highly-anticipated sequel.
Q: Can you describe the new movements you had to learn for your Wolf Pack scenes?
Well, I didn’t have anything to do with the Wolf Pack, but I did go through some dirt bike training, because I really hadn’t ridden before. So I had a couple lessons, so when they threw me on the bike I didn’t die. The biggest thing with Jacob’s physicality is, pre-transformation he’s described as clumsy, he trips over his own feet, he’s a little kid. Then, as soon as he transforms, he all of a sudden becomes very agile. So, it wasn’t certain movements or specific things I had to do, it’s just all of my movements together, even as simple as walking, had to have more of a presence, definitely easier than before.
Q: They said that for your Jacob the wolf scenes, they’re going to keep your eyes.
I believe so, because when Bella, all through the books, when she looks into the wolf’s face she sees Jacob’s eyes.
Q: What’s been your favorite scene to film so far?
Um…I’d either say, some cool action scene I got to do, because I really do like the action, or I really like the break up scene. We call it ‘the break up scene.’ It’s the first time Bella sees Jacob after he’s transformed. When she comes to his house, and she sees for the first time that his hair’s cut, he’s different, what’s up…? And he tells her, ‘We shouldn’t be friends.’ It’s a really emotional scene.
For the complete interview, please read here.
During our visit to the Vancouver set of “New Moon” last May, Sheen took a brief break to talk to the small cadre of journalists peeping around the soundstage including this intrepid writer. Last seen in a double bill of the Oscar-nominated “Frost/Nixon” and the genre flick “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans,” Frost was in full Volturi regalia in what we discovered was only his second day of shooting. Saying it was great to be “thrown in the deep end” by arriving during the middle of production, Sheen had already shot a number of key scenes.
“The first day of filming we did the 18th century stuff and then one of the modern scenes,” Sheen says. “It was a lot to deal with; the wig, and contact lenses all day and the make-up, but it was fantastic. These sets are amazing. And the look of everyone is so strong so it was great to just kind of get right into it straight away. “
…Sheen has a much different approach to playing Aro than the human-friendly Cullens and credits the author for his inspiration.
“I love the thing in the books that Stephenie [Meyer] wrote about how these vampires are all – well, the Cullen family – really beautiful, and that’s what lures people into their web,” Sheen admits. “And yet, Aro is not like that. She describes Aro as being not the same sort of thing. I like the idea that it’s his voice that lulls people in or his sort of demeanor rather than the way he looks, because he looks quite weird and scary. But yes, I’ve tried to go down that route [to]make him very mesmerizing to people, that his voice is gentle and soft. And yet, there’s something kind of unhinged about him.”
Read here for more of the interview with Micheal Sheen.
Q: Was the film more action heavy for the actors like Kristen in particular?
There’s certainly things Kristen had to do that I think she felt a little uncomfortable doing and I think it’s good because it makes Bella seem like she was uncomfortable doing it. The other day we had her jumping off of a tower against green screens to represent her jump. We had a lot of underwater stuff, you know, when she’s drowning and stuff that she had to do, which is kind of new to Kristen. So I think there’s definitely been areas where she’s pushing herself as an actress just as Bella’s pushing herself as a character. So you kind of get to see it on Kristen’s face and you’re like yeah, that’s what I thought Bella’s was doing.
Q: How is the pandemonium escalated since the filming of the last movie? Is that much more intense with this one?
Apparently this guy Rob Pattinson has gotten to be a big celebrity.
Q: Who? (Laughs.)
He’s a much bigger celebrity than he was when we were making the film a year ago. It’s again, hasn’t been disruptive. It’s just pervasive. I think it’s the hardest thing is for the actors because their lives aren’t their lives as much as they used to be. You know? It’s harder for them to walk outside and go down the street and grab a burger because people are much more aware of them. You notice them on the street. Whereas I think when we were in Oregon, most people wouldn’t have just noticed them on the street because the movie hadn’t come out yet, so I don’t know. It’s the age-old thing for movie stars. The bigger they get the more people know who they are.
Q: Just out of curiosity, with this movie and then with the upcoming ‘Eclipse’ were you surprised at all by any of like the directors who were like actively campaigning to get the role like Drew Barrymore making a public campaign to direct it or have you been surprised by any actors who approached you to be in the sequels?
I honestly having now been involved with it for a year and a half to two years [and] it’s like nothing surprises me about this franchise. Like I wouldn’t be surprised if you know Steven Spielberg said ‘My daughter loves it and [I want to direct it].” It’s just one of those things where people have daughters, people have wives, people have moms. Like all of a sudden it’s like one of those things that people want to be part of. I mean I think there have been several cases where we had actors who simply wanted to do it because they were fans of the books, not because their agent sent them a random script and they went ‘Oh that’s a great role. Great, we’d love to do that.’
See the entire interview at Hitfix.com where Wyck Godfrey also talked about Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.
Last but not least, here are a couple of youtube videos of Ashley Greene’s interview by Alexa Chung of MTV.com and Ashley again with Kellan Lutz on the set of their new movie together, Warrior.
Another Twilight parody? Here’s a cartoon version, “Twatlight”:
Aside from “Eclipse”, Rachelle will be involved in a new project film called “Barney’s Vision”. Filming for both films will start on 15th August. Read here for more.
And hey, another VMAN outtake….
Probably you’re wondering where to get that dress Bella wore to her Birthday party (as seen in New Moon’s teaser trailer)…
Sorry, Twilighters, but you’re outta luck. New Moon costume designer Tish Monaghan custom-made Bella’s one-of-a-kind dress: ”It was supposed to be a gift from Alice, so I wanted something pretty that Alice would buy, but also something vintage [looking] that would be appropriate for Bella. We dressed it down with sneakers to keep the Bella flavor.” – Source.
Twilighters in Singapore and beyond, time to do some work! Our friends at Twilight Lexicon has given us a heads up about the World Soundtrack Awards. The World Soundtrack Academy has opened the Public Choice Award Voting for anyone, anywhere to vote for their favourite movie soundtrack and guess what? Twilight : The Score by Carter Burwell is one of the 4933 nominees!
Remember the haunting and beautiful melodies of the opening scene of Twilight with the little bambi being hunted in the forest , “How Would I Die?” Or the first time Bella sets her eyes on Edward in cafeteria after asking “Who are they?”.. The music score where Bella thinks about Edward and his golden eyes – “Phascination Phase”, the Meadow scene where they were sure of when “The Lion Fell In Love with the Lamb”, and of course “Bella’s Lullaby”, etc
I know for sure you guys love it too.
All soundtrack and film music fans worldwide are asked to cast their vote for what they consider the best soundtrack of the past 12 months (for any film released between 1 JULY, 2008 and 30 JUNE, 2009). The soundtrack that gets the highest number of votes will receive the Public Choice Award. Only one vote is allowed per person. The voting procedure is monitored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The voting period is set from 1st JULY – 1ST SEPTEMBER
And take note! By voting you can just win 02 VIP Tickets to the World Soundtrack Ceremony. Read here!
The London Free Press did an interview with Rachelle Lefevre sometime last month and only published it recently. Among others she answered questions about her role as the vengeful vampire Victoria; Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and rumours of the Kristen & Rob ‘romance’.
Rob & Kristen -
“They have fantastic chemistry together on-screen and you know that’s the kind of thing that becomes the source of rumours,” Lefevre says.
Working with Different Directors -
“It could have been bad,” Lefevre admits. “But I think because Harry Potter went through it first to their benefit, we were like, ‘The Potter kids went through a director shift and they were OK, so we’ll be OK, too.’
“And we were. Chris came in with such a clear idea of what the movie was. And he paid respect to what had come before — so it was kind of seamless.”
A third transition will happen later this year in Vancouver when another director, David Slade (30 Days of Night), takes the reins of the next sequel Eclipse.
“It’s perfect timing for David because Eclipse is darker than the other two. There’s more action. It’s not a horror movie, but it is darker.”
As we all know Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene are starring in a movie together called Warrior. Film photographer Peter Arpaia has great movie stills in his website. Wow! Both of them look soo good! Can’t wait to check this movie out!
ReelzChannel.com has an Exclusive with Peter Facinelli during a Twitter event in Los Angeles. Peter also reveals the winner of his Twilight Chair : Rebecca Cohn. Congratulations woman!!
On the 4th of July the Twilight Cast & The New Moon Cast did something good for charity in the form of the Vampire Baseball event in cooperation with the Make A Wish Foundation of Oregon. Peter Facinelli’s (Carlisle) Team “The Veggie Vamps Dancing with Wolves” beat Rachelle Lefevre’s (Victoria) “Portland People Eaters” Score 6-3.
Congratulations to all of the Vampire Baseball Make A Wish Foundation recepients!!!
Within a couple of weeks word came he landed the part of Embry Call. “My mom got an e-mail. She was ecstatic.” After speaking to the director on the phone, he was off to Los Angeles for a “cyberscan.” It’s a technique used in many movies to create real-life animation. “A machine went around my body to create a computer image so I could be transformed into a werewolf.”
“When I went to Vancouver, the first person I met was Alex Meraz. During the first three weeks I hung out with the wolf pack. We worked with a personal trainer. I gained five pounds. We all bonded and became like brothers,” Gordon said. “I’m the smallest (physically) but I’m the tallest.” Gordon is 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Peter Facinelli did a quick interview with The Sunday Post. He revealed a particular scene in New Moon that he hopes wouldn’t end up on the cutting room floor.
Are there any scenes from the books that you hope make it into the films?
For “New Moon,” there’s a scene with Bella (Kristin Stewart) where I stitch her up. I was excited to shoot that scene because it was a pivotal scene. It kind of sets up the whole reason why Rob’s character doesn’t want to change her into a vampire. I hope it stays in the movie because I feel like it’s essential and it’s a really nice scene for Carlisle and Bella; it’s an intimate thing. It’s a scene where a lot of information is being given and it shows another side of Carlisle, a soft side of him that I like. I’d be bummed if that was out.
Will we see Breaking Dawn SOON AFTER Eclipse? There has not been a confirmation from Summit Entertainment but there are rumors circling in the net about its possibility, fueled by an interview with Ashley Greene. Stay tuned!
Nadya Viasoff at Deadbolt.com reports:
One could say that executives at Summit Entertainment are obviously seeing the impending implosion of the vampire craze given the breakneck speed at which the Twilight Saga sequels are being produced. Breaking Dawn will focus on Bella and Jacob’s perspectives following Eclipse, which is slated to wrap filming on October 31 before Breaking Dawn gets underway soon after.
But here’s the funny part of the latest Twilight, Breaking Dawn news that happens on each Twilight film like clockwork:
Robert Pattinson has already signed on for Breaking Dawn but it appears that Kristen Stewart is only “rumoured” to be attached to the fourth Twilight Saga movie.
“We’re going to start right after Eclipse,” says Ash.
Apart from the movie and the trailers, Twilighters can now download Stephenie Meyer’s books Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn and The Host into their iPhone and iPod Touch.
On the 4th of July, 2009 The Twilight & New Moon cast will team up with various fansites and appear at the Vampire Baseball game in Portland, Oregon. The cast & crew will be playing for a good cause and spectators can watch Rachelle Lefevre throw the first ball to open the game. They’re working together with the Make A Wish Foundation whose main mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
We’ve seen the changes in the lives of the Twilight Cast ie we see them everywhere! The Oregonian’s Kristi Turnquist talks to 3 local actors who were part of the Twilight cast about how the movie has changed their lives.
Team Edward or Team Jacob?: Fans have crushes on both vampire heartthrob Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), the Quileute tribe member who can turn into a wolf. “I’ve been asked that many times. My new motto is, I’m Team Berry Cobbler” (the dessert Cora serves Bella). I did get to meet Robert Pattinson a couple of times, and he was fantastic. I actually met his parents before I met him. I have a day job as an optician and they came in, looking to have some glasses repaired.”
How she got the role: “Well, I was kind of scared, because there were a lot of people auditioning, and I really wanted to get the part. I did the scene that I did in the movie, and then I did a few other things. I had to know the lines and stuff, and we had to make up some stuff. (Director Hardwicke) was really nice to me. She was awesome. My mom and dad read the books. I just had to read the sides (her lines) to see what kind of character Bella was.”
“‘Twilight’ definitely opened doors. I have a bunch of modeling projects lined up; I’m working on a poetry book;…”I’m interested in acting but also in going to law school and working for national urban Indian health care. I want to stop the trend toward diabetes and alcoholism, and the disparity in health between us and other people. I want to have my hands in the change itself.”
Sydney Morning Herald has a video interview with Rachelle Lefevre during her visit to Australia a few days ago for the Supanova Pop Culture Expo. She reveals a lot about New Moon and how Victoria’s character develops in it.
Q: How much are you in the second film?
Rachelle: I’m actually in it a fair amount… One of the thing that they try to do in the film that the fans really appreciate is when they condense a 600 page book.. a lot of it goes missing. But in the interest to keep it moving and put a little something for everyone they would also – I wouldn’t say embellish – but they certainly enlarge something that might be smaller and has a little more intensity in it. And one of the things that they did in New Moon is add some of the Victoria trying to get a breakthrough the Werewolf circle and what is Victoria’s journey in trying to get to Bella and why that it matters so much.
And they put that in the film – I am really thrilled! And its certainly very clear that Victoria is now out for vengeance and really about avenging the death of her lover James. And so I stuck very true to that…
Radaronline has an exclusive video interview with Ashley Greene, Billy Burke & Christian Serratos during the 36th Annual Vision Awards. Checkout Jasper’s ring that Ashley is wearing offset and her responsibilities of having a new dog. So sweet!!
Michael Welch aka Mike Newton spoke to MTV’s Larry Carroll and revealed some ‘New Moon Mini-Movie Details’:
Welch stopped by the MTV studios to discuss such far-ranging topics … and the “three-way date,” a scene that has Bella, Mike and Jacob at a movie theater, watching a horror film. But, in the grand tradition of such films as “The Player”, “Bowfinger”, and “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” director Weitz is inserting his own mini “movie within a movie” into the mix.
“The film is called ‘Face Punch,’”revealed Welch, telling us about the tongue-in-cheek movie that Bella, Mike and Jacob will be watching on the big screen. “It’s an action film.”
www.lionandlamblove.org has great outtakes of a photoshoot that Elizabeth Reaser did with Vogue Magazine sometime last year. She is beautiful in them! If only they would dress the Twilight cast like this more.
Recently, Taylor Lautner and Rachelle Lefevre made an appearance at the Much Music Video Awards (Canadian equivalent to MTV) in Toronto. They were also promoting The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Check out the video. Thanks britneyrocks for the great editing and hisgoldeneyes.com.
“…Taylor’s gonna change your (Team Edward) mind…” says Rachelle Lefevre
Radaronline has an exclusive interview with Marcus Foster. He’s the singer/songwriter along with Bobby Long who co-wrote, “Let Me Sign” with Robert Pattinson who performed the song on the movie soundtrack of Twilight. Read it here and here.
We couldn’t resist asking – is the love song is about Rob? Always a jokester, Marcus confesses “No, no. Well, I don’t know. I love him. I’m in love with him.” We imagine this is as forbidden a love as Bella and Edward, right? He tells us “I have to hold my self back every day. It’s terrifying.”
The musician says he never thought his song “Let Me Sign” in Twilight would launch his career.
“Me and Bobby wrote that song on the roof top and that one was kind of a joke, it is a joke song that we didn’t really think much of and we just played it loads and Rob really liked it and he went over and did it.”
Thanks to Vale at TwilightPoison who has a new video of Taylor shot during the filming of New Moon who may be going to Mexico to promote the movie . Watch the video here!
Starlog.com has an exclusive interview with Jackson Rathbone who talks about New Moon as well. Read it here.
But after TWILIGHT’s tremendous success and exposure, can NEW MOON still have that same sort of indie feel? “It does kind of,” Rathbone replies. “We definitely have a bigger budget and more pressure to keep that feeling going. The nice thing is that in NEW MOON we get to delve more into the story. Still, TWILIGHT has always been my favorite [of the books], because it takes you into this realm. It takes you from reality into this fantasy-reality, and it makes that fantasy more real.
“But as the films progresses, you get deeper into the aura of that mythical world that you establish with the werewolves and getting more into the vampire society and their legacy. It keeps getting deeper. That’s the great thing about being in the TWILIGHT franchise: You get to grow with the story and have the characters develop. [When you’re an actor in a standalone movie], you only have two hours to develop your character. But when you have three films, you get six hours. It’s like you can go anywhere and everywhere. And that’s a blessing as an actor.”
In the light of the ‘incidents’ that happened during the filming of Robert Pattinson’s Remember Me in New York. NPR.org’s Linda Holmes has FIVE Humble Suggestions That Will make You an Ethical Fan.
It was more than a little unsettling to read the reports last week about Twilight star Robert Pattinson being clipped by a taxi in New York in an incident that at least some reports attributed to a throng of fans that had tracked him to the filming location of his new movie, Remember Me. (The studio denied it was the fans, but frankly, they would.) Even if it wasn’t the fans who caused Pattinson to be running across the street, it certainly could have been. It’s a hallmark of modern fandom to share information about filming locations, and that means people show up.
This behavior is, to say the least, gross. And it’s not that hard to be an ethical fan. A few humble suggestions follow.
1. No stalking.
Don’t assume this applies only to people who like Twilight and the Jonas Brothers. The first expression of concern I remember hearing from someone who was concerned that her fellow fans were going too far in their pursuit of personal contact with actors had to do with The West Wing. You take regular fandom and combine it with high-functioning nerds, and that’s a potent combination. If you know you’re not welcome and you show up anyway, and your reason is to try to make personal contact with someone against his or her will — be it Robert Pattinson or Martin Sheen – you are being creepy. Don’t be creepy. Don’t bring cupcakes, don’t bring their needlepoint likenesses, don’t bring your exposed bosom and a Sharpie. It’s creepy.
Photos of the hunted and the proper selection of mortal enemies, after the jump…
2. Don’t buy photos of people being hunted.
Grainy, blurry pictures of famous people are not an artistic choice. They are the result of long lenses and unpleasant pursuit scenarios. If you’re hoping to catch your favorite famous person wearing something ridiculous, the good news is that he or she probably shows up at plenty of public events in clown shoes or leggings or something equally undignified. People dress much more embarrassingly for the Golden Globes than they do when they’re going to Starbucks….
Metro News will be having an EXCLUSIVE five part look at New Moon, one for each day, starting on Monday.
This year’s Much Music Video Awards would most likely be attended by Taylor Lautner and Rachelle Lefevre! We’re looking forward to see them!
HitFix is wondering if Rob is coming down for this year’s Comic-Con to promote New Moon. That we’re dying to see as well! Comic-Con’s Most Wanted: Will Brad Pitt, Megan Fox or Robert Pattinson rule San Diego?
Twilight Examiner showcases Peter Facinelli on Ryan Seacrest radio Show. New Moon star Peter Facinelli on Ryan Seacrest show
Plus! Peter has also been on the KTLA mornign show. You can check out the New interview with Peter Facinelli (video).
Is KStew going through voice studios these pass few weeks for her new movie, The Runaways with Dakota Fanning?
Twilightactors.com has had an exclusive interview with Edi Gathegi from Florida SuperCon Convention.
In the movie, do you have a death scene?
Well in the books, there’s no death scene. Jacob just talks about it and was like that blood sucker was easy to kill, which isn’t true. It’s just a 16 year boy who’s cocky. Yeah, it took you 5 werewolves to kill 1 vampire! So come on, how easy could have it been? Because Laurent is awesome! But what I was really hoping for was to go out with a bang. I kept saying to everybody, I’m going to ho out with a bang and be punching werewolves and running through forests, so I wasn’t disappointed when I got the script, but I don’t want to give too much anyway.
Read the rest on the interview from twilightactors.com!
UPDATE: Here’s the best news, Twilighters!
Reported from Summit Entertainment thorugh the PR Newswire:- THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON trailer Sets New Record Online
The achievement is not only a record for MySpace, but also surpassed the views of the third and final trailer for the first film TWILIGHT, which received 3.2 million views in its first 48 hours online.
WELL DONE, TWILIGHTERS! Let’s keep this up for the next upcoming trailers from The Twilight Saga as well!
I just couldn’t help it but to put up the AWESOME trailer up again.
She may not play glamour girls onscreen and she is the queen of casual off-screen, but Kristen Stewart got her feet wet (literally!) at a recent glitzy photo shoot in Santa Monica. The New Moon star splashed in the waves as she struck some come-hither poses underneath the beach’s famous pier.
And here’s Kristen taking a stroll through the sunny streets of Santa Monica. She’s looking great eventhough in casual wear:
Back from Vancouver and Italy where she filmed “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” Kristen Stewart was all over the mean streets of Los Angeles this week, zooming around in her adorable Mini Cooper.
Check out IDazzleYou for InStyle outtakes…some of which are solo outtakes of Nikki and Rachelle!
I can’t help but smile from ear to ear and feeling envious while reading this lucky fan encouter with the New Moon cast:
My fan encounter starts out on a plane. I knew that New Moon was filming, and i also knew that it was Robert Pattinson’s Birthday. Don’t ask how i knew that. Anyways, in my mind I was thinking how amazing it would be to actually meet Robert Pattinson, and say Happy Birthday. I mean who was i kidding.
If your birthday is around the corner, why not have a Twilight Themed Birthday Party? Thanks to Celebrations.com!
Melissa Rosenberg mentions Channing Tatum in Twilight ScreenWriter: Bring on Channing Tatum! Melissa also confirms that we will be seeing plenty of Rob in New Moon
At least one very important person in the movie adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s vampire love story thinks Tatum would be perfect to play bad-boy vampire Riley in Eclipse, the third in the four-book series.
“There’s a very big battle at the end with Riley, and I think Channing would do that so well,” Twilight and New Moon screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who is currently writing the Eclipse script, told us this weekend at the Los Angeles Times Book Festival benefit for the Writers Guild Foundation.
“And there are some complexities to that character,” she adds. “He really is tragic. He’s a puppet for Victoria [bad-girl vampire played by Rachelle Lefevre]. So he has to break your heart a little bit at the end when he realizes that she doesn’t want him. Channing could do that beautifully.”
According to MTV, Rob will play a lead role in ‘Remember Me’. Rob will head down to NY to shoot ‘Remember Me’ once New Moon wraps up in May. It’s a busy year for our RPattz!
Pattinson will play the lead role in “Remember Me,” a story of a young couple whose burgeoning relationship is complicated by a succession of family tragedies that test their bond, according to ScreenDaily.com. The makers of the film, which had previously been titled “Memoirs,” have not yet settled on which actress who will play Pattinson’s love interest.
Emmy-winning director Allen Coulter (“The Sopranos,” “Damages”) will direct, and Jenny Lumet, who penned the script for last year’s critical darling “Rachel Getting Married,” is working on a draft of the screenplay.
Meanwhile, Nikki Reed spill the beans about a new documentary film that will feature her, Kristen Stewart called ‘The Glorification of Celebrities’. Read more here.
Head over to BookWeekOnline to vote for Stephenie Meyer and Breaking Dawn in Children’s Choice Book Award!
Lainey has loads of pictures of the Twilight cast out and about – Rob’s Weekend Getaway, Kristen ‘s Happy Reunion and Twilight Teen Date Cuteness (Taylor with Selena Gomez).
And…I shall end this entry with a Rob’s Greeting video:
Here’s a new interview of Ashley Greene by The Herald Sun:
ASHLEY Greene admits she is living a fairytale, even if, at times, she struggles with her new lifestyle.
The 22-year-old Californian has gone from a handful of bit parts to playing a lead character in the film version of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling Twilight books.
The irony is Greene never wished to be an actor. Her dreams lay on the catwalk, but at 165cm she was quickly told she was too short to model and advised to take up acting.
Her tiny stature, however, made her perfect for the role of diminutive Alice Cullen, the sweet, psychic sister of the film’s protagonist, heart-throb Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a 104-year-old “good” vampire in a 17-year-old’s body.
Read more here.
Twilight Adventurer – interview with Kristen Stewart from smh.com.au:
It set the tone for some dark and difficult roles. In her nine-year career, Stewart has played a stripper, a rape victim, a diabetic and a schoolstudent struck by a degenerative muscular disease.
The big Hollywood films studios are now tempting her with do not move her but she is wise enough to realise the success of Twilight and the power of her name can get the small passion projects she loves made.
Cullen Boys Anonymous has EXCLUSIVE report from fan encounters with Rachelle, Kellan and Jackson! They met Kristen too but there’s no photos included. They missed Ashley. Thank you for sharing your fan encounters, Deb!
With Rachelle: Day one was spent hanging out at one of the hotels that the stars are known to be staying at, not two minutes after we arrive at the hotel I see this shock of red hair. An lo and behold it’s Rachelle Lefevre! I couldn’t believe it, I had a mental block on her name and all I could say to Jamie was red hair… red hair… So we wander over and join the autograph seekers and I have her sign my book and she signed Jamie’s twilight poster. She was very gracious, and beautiful her hair is so remarkable such a vibrant red.
With Kellan: As he was jogging by we got his attention and asked if he wouldn’t mind signing an autograph for us. He consented but wanted us to move closer to the hotel entrance to do it. He’s still jogging, so we start jogging so we don’t make him wait for us. Now you must realize that I’m in 3″ heels and definitely not a jogger myself. He starts kidding around with us and running in circles around us and says that if we want an autograph we gotta catch him, I have no hope in hell in catching him and I’m worried that I’m going to trip in the shoes I’m wearing. So I retort “I’m in heels, you don’t want me pulling a Bella and falling on my face trying to catch you” . He stopped and said “No I don’t want that, I would feel really bad if you hurt yourself”. He gave me a personalized signature in my book and took pictures with us… I took the picture of him and Jamie and I wasn’t expecting a picture with him. But he opened up his arms says “Now my Bella”, and I took it as he wanted a hug. So I swoop in and give him a huge hug…. What a bod he has on him!
With Jackson: We settled in to wait for 100 monkeys … They were suppose to play at seven pm and ended up playing closer to eight thirty but it was well worth the wait. The band is great! Jackson… Is soooo hot! OMG he has that same shy boy smile as Rob and his Texas accent…..
Outtakes from InStyle photoshoot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to Romola-Garai! More outtakes from the gallery – be sure to check it out!
And lastly, Peter and Kellan “read” New Moon while at LAX. See it here. Well, I hope this entry made your day!
[Update] Rob’s birthday is around the corner! It’s just next month! Having said that, you can participate in Rob’s Online Birthday Project. Thanks to S Miyake for the heads-up!
We have a 2nd ET preview for their New Moon coverage!!!! Watch it here!
Taken a few hours ago – Taylor Lautner on set working out, pumping up those muscles before the cameras started rolling…Anyway, by all accounts Taylor has been working out vigorously to become wolf-worthy as he’ll be featured topless in several scenes.
And here’s a video:
Summit Entertainment has made an official statement about The Twilight Saga : New Moon
Los Angeles, CA April 15, 2009 — Principal photography has begun on Summit Entertainment’s THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, it was announced today by Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Production. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner reprise their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black. Academy Award-nominee Chris Weitz (THE GOLDEN COMPASS, ABOUT A BOY) is the director. NEW MOON is filming on locations in Vancouver, BC and Tuscany, Italy.
Also rejoining the movie are Ashley Greene as Alice, Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Kellan Lutz as Emmett, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Edi Gathegi as Laurent and Rachelle Lafevre as Victoria.
New cast members include the legendary Volturi, a venerable coven of vampires who weigh and impose the laws of the vampire world, as well as two new members of the Quileute Indian Nation.
Michael Sheen as Aro, the Volturi leader.
Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius.
Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus.
The ‘Volturi Enforcers’
Dakota Fanning as Jane.
Cameron Bright as Alec.
Daniel Cudmore as Felix.
Charlie Bewley as Demetri.
Noot Seear as Heidi.
Two members of the Quileute Indian Nation
Graham Greene as Harry Clearwater
Tinsel Korey as Emily.
Head on to Summit Entertainment for more of this newsbreaking story!!
Access Hollywood also has a new video - Alex Meraz talks NEW MOON : about filming in Vancouver (shirtless!), transforming into a werewolf and director Chris Weitz.
” The transformation scene….its just something to look forward to! ” says Alex.
Thank you Rachel!!
New Moon has its HEIDI! Canadian model Noot Seear will be playing the beautiful human bait as part of the Volturi.
Heidi is described in Stephenie Meyer‘s novel as a “fisher” who brings humans to the Volturi vampires to eat. She has “exceptional, unforgettable” beauty, which includes stunning legs, long hair and violet eyes.
You can read the full article here on E! Online.
Yesterday, MTV has reports on the Quileute wolf tribe. Now they have a post and pictures about the growing New Moon cast featuring Tylor Houseman who’ll be playing Quil.
You can read the full article and view the pictures here.
MTV too has its reports on Robert Pattinson up for the lead role in Memoirs, a Summit Entertainment production. You can read more about it here. Furthermore, MTV also has reports from an unidentified crew member that Rob smells.
Popstar.com has an exclusive interview with Bobby Long who co-wrote Let Me Sign for the Twilight soundtrack. You can read the full interview here.
Shocktillyoudrop.com has an article on Rachelle Lefevre getting ready to fight the werewolves on New Moon.
Twilight Lexicon has a post regarding the tight security for filming of New Moon in Vancouver.
Twilighters Anonymous has exclusive New Moon set pictures of the Black’s house, Bella’s truck and more.
National Ledger has reports that Robert Pattinson was injured during filming. However, Rob fans do not worry. This are all rumors and are not true! It has been confirmed by Radar Online.com that it was all a sham. You can read more about it here.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Robert Pattinson may be working in a new project with Summit Entertainment.
Pattinson, who is reprising his role as vampire Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” sequel “The New Moon,” is in early talks to star in the new project, which Allen Coulter is considering directing.
“Memoirs,” based on an orignal screenplay by Will Fetters that will be rewritten by Jenny Lumet, who penned “Rachel Getting Married,” tells of two lovers whose newfound relationship is threatened as they struggle to deal with family tragedies.
We all know that most if us are in Team Edward. But have you ever considered about Team Switzerland? Twilighters Anonymous has the Top 10 reasons to be in Team Switzerland.
Examiner.com talks about the possibility about New Moon being rated R. Well we know that Twilight was rated PG-13 in the US but it was rated PG here. Wonder what the rating of New Moon will be here IF it might be rated R in the US. Hmmm…
Also Examiner.com reports that the role of Heidi being played by AnnaLynne McCord are all rumours. You can read more about it here.
Calgary Herald has an interview with Rachelle Lefevre about New Moon and her native land, Canada.
Hollywood.com ask 10 questions to Kristen Stewart regarding Adventurland, The Runaways and New Moon.
So, in Adventureland, you’re damaged, you say?
“I’ve never met a terribly introverted and damaged girl at a theme park in the ’80′s [laughs]. I related to her because I like characters that are written that are whole … it’s easy to tell what would be right and wrong and how they would feel about something because they’re very defined … I could imagine what it would be like to not like yourself very much and not have a mom and not have a dad to reassure you and sort of be kicking it alone and feel like you’re sort of smarter than everyone but no one gets it.”
You can read more about it here.
MTV Movies Blog has an article about the wolf pack. You can check it out here.
Also, they had an interview with Ryan Reynolds who stars in Adventureland along side Kristen Stewart.
“I love ‘Twilight’,” insisted the star, who shares some steamy moments in April 3rd’s “Adventureland” with Kristen Stewart. “Oh my God are you kidding me? Robert Pattinson in a word: dreamy.”
You can read more about it here.
MTV also aksed Twilight director, Catherine Hardwicke whether there will be an animated version of Twilight. You can read more about it here.
ReelzChannel.com talks to Edi Gathegi regarding New Moon.
Reelz Channel has videos regarding the fans review about the Twilight DVD release party and the fans expectations for The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Enjoy!
FANS REVIEW OF THE TWILIGHT DVD RELEASE PARTY
FANS EXPECTATIONS FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON
Entertainment Weekly has the highlights of Robert’s commentary from the Twilight DVD.
Still from Entertainment Weekly, ‘Twilight’: How Bella and Edward Got Their Look.
Everybody wants to know where his pea coat came from!” exclaims the costumer. Unfortunately, it is a one-of-a-kind piece (er, sort of: three to four were made for filming purposes) which Chuck herself crafted after not being able to find the perfect one. ”We needed the right fit, [and] I couldn’t find anything in the right shade of gray,” she recalls. ”Catherine [Hardwicke, the director] is really big on back story for her characters and anything that can help that, even if it’s in a texture or color of clothes.” After considering ”probably 20 swatches,” Chuck went with one from Mood Fabrics and based her final design on a combination of other styles of pea coats. In the end, his turned out as ”a classic shape with a modern twist.
LA Times Blog has somewhat the same article of Bella’s dressing style in Twilight based on Entertainment Weekly’s article above. Read here.
EOnline asked – Pattinson & Stewart: Is The Romance Real? A few of our Twilight c0-stars share their thoughts.
Below is a Rob’s video interview in Japan with Variety Magazine. Thanks to delcarmen13 for translating the questions:
Edward fell in forbidden love, what if this happened to you in real life?
What is your favorite scene?
That superhuman scene where you run up that tall tree was impressive.
Is there pressure playing a perfect prince?
Loving Bella, Edward has very good self-control.
Do you use romantic phrases in real life often?
Thanks to Everglow for the video!
Oregon Live.com has an article in response to the Catherine, Kristen and Rob’s audio commentary. Full story here.
According to Celebuzz, Rob was backstage at Sam Bradley’s Vancouver concert. Meanwhile, Bobby Long has this to say – Fame Would “Never Affect Rob The Wrong Way”.
Nikki Reed talks to MTV about her role in a new movie, K-11, with Kristen Stewart. This movie will be directed by Kristen’s mum – Jules Stewart.