As we are now awaiting for this Eclipse novella to be released on noon June 7th until July 5th, to be available online at www.breetanner.com, Jodelle Ferland revealed about the times she read the manuscript of Bree’s story.
MTV Hollywood Crush has ‘Eclipse’ Star Jodelle Ferland Recalls The Major Secrecy Behind ‘Bree Tanner’ Manuscript.
“I was allowed to read the story, but I had to actually go to set to read it. I couldn’t have a copy because they have to be careful. I had to sit in a trailer with somebody there with me at all times because people can take pictures or whatever they want,” Jodelle said.
She explained the circumstances surrounding the humorous photo that shows her sitting next to a bucket filled with the ashes of her copy of the novella.
“After I read the story, we were supposed to destroy it, get rid of it, but, since we were filming on location, we didn’t really have a shredder or anything. We didn’t exactly know what to do and then it kind of came to us: well, we can just burn it,” she said. “We put it in a bucket and we burnt it and threw a match in there. It was actually kind of hard. It took forever to burn.”
Jodelle Ferland interview on ‘Urban Rush’ found here in the video below:
MTV Movies Blog has kindly provided a Bree Tanner Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know About New ‘Twilight Novella.
An “Eclipse” Exclusive:
If you’ve only been watching the “Twilight” movies or read the first two books, don’t be shocked that you have no idea who Bree Tanner is. In fact, don’t be upset if you read “Eclipse” and still have no idea who she is. Tanner is a character introduced a startlingly short amount of time before she dies in “Eclipse” and could be considered (to everyone except Stephenie Meyer) to be a throwaway character.
A Short Life:
Tanner is only introduced 10 pages before she is killed off in Victoria’s war against the Cullens and the Quileute werewolf tribe. However, of all the newborn vampires discussed in “Eclipse,” Tanner was one of the few to be named and introduced to the readers. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very long after she was turned into a vampire for her to meet her end … again.
Dramatic Death Scene:
It turns out Tanner isn’t the best newborn vampire among them all, and she isn’t a big fan of killing innocents and drinking their blood. She tries to join forces with the Cullen clan and adapt to their “vegetarian vampire” lifestyle, but ends up being killed by Felix on the orders of Jane, a member of the Volturi guard (played by Dakota Fanning in the film), in the final battle.
A big part of the story in “Eclipse” surrounds the bad-girl vampire Victoria creating an army of newborn vampires in the Seattle area so she can wage war on Edward Cullen, who killed her beau James way back in “Twilight.” When a vampire is first created, it is at its strongest, so Victoria went around recklessly creating vampires so she could have an extremely powerful army behind her. Tanner was just one of the fatalities.
The trouble with the first-person perspective of “The Twilight Saga” is that the reader can’t read what is happening firsthand beyond what Bella Swan sees with her own eyes. Much like “Midnight Sun” gave (some) of the details behind what happened elsewhere in “Twilight,” “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” will show what happened in Seattle with Victoria during “Eclipse.” But since much of “Eclipse” is devoted to the characters wondering what exactly was going on in Seattle, seeing it through the eyes of a secondary character like Tanner is a smart companion piece to the book.
Unseen First Life:
Unfortunately for Tanner, the world will never know what happened to her before she became a vampire. She was introduced into “Eclipse” after she was a newborn and “The Short Second Life” will start off the same way. There is a chance of flashbacks telling about her life before becoming a vampire, but the way Meyer described the novella on her Web site made it seem as though Tanner was the narrator solely so the reader could see what went on in Seattle, not to learn her past.
In The Movies:
“Eclipse” director David Slade at least had more of a heads-up than fans and retailers did about “The Short Second Life,” and he cast 14-year-old Jodelle Ferland in the role. Slade and Ferland, as well as Bryce Dallas Howard (Victoria) and Xavier Samuel (Riley), were given advance copies of the book to read so they could have a complete knowledge of what went on in Seattle for the film.
And here something just for fun, Hollywood Cruch is wondering Which Other ‘Twilight’ Characters are Worthy of a Spin-Off Novel? Click on the MTV logo to vote who do you think should get a novella, as well!
Guess who came so close to being..Edward Cullen! It’s Tyler Hoechlin! According to Tyler’s trivia section on IMDB, it states that:
He was one of the final two being considered for the role of “Edward Cullen” in the film “Twilight”, but lost out to Rob Pattinson.
Kevin Sessums from The Daily Beast caught up with our wizard boy, Daniel Radcliffe where he mentioned about Rob being naturally sexy!
The Daily has an article about Fork’s tourism industry doing really well, thanks to the Twilight Saga. Read article here.
TA-DAAAAA! An MTV staffer unveils the Edward Cullen doll. She’s so lucky! *envious* Remember to check out the video attached together with the article. She also tells us the…errr, reasons as to why we should love the plastic version of the dreamy vampire!
We did mentioned yesterday, in this post that Barnes & Noble has a release date for the Twilight Saga: Official Guide. Now, Borders has a different release date for the official guide.
Hop over here to see our Taycob being cartoonized! Thanks to Cartoonized The World.
This Twilight spoof won the an honorable mention and as a fan favourite award at the LDS Film Festival. Watch ‘Dusk’ below:
FACEinHOLE.com has another experiment for you to try out! This time round, they use the Twilight poster. For something similar, you can include yourself into your own vampire story by Romance By You (this one is not for free).
Lastly, there might be a possibility that Kristen Stewart will be presenting an Oscar. Read more here.
Happy CNY to our readers who are celebrating this festive season! Anyway, apologies if these batch of news seems a few days old or something. Here’s the update:
Twilight Saga: Offiicial Guide – According to Barnes & Noble, the release date for the Official Guide is on 30th September 2009.
Twilight DVD – So far, I don’t think Singapore has been given a date yet for the release of the Twilight DVD. I did researched on this yesterday but couldn’t find anything relevant. However, the Aussies might be getting theirs on 22nd April 2009 , the Germans on 17th June 2009 , South Africans will be able to get their DVD on 21st-23rd March 2009 and those living in UK will be able to get the DVD on 6th April 2009.
Fangoriaonline.com has details on the Twilight DVD and the new Rob’s Pattinson book.
”My friend Rob, for that whole Twilight nonsense, the studio was having them take all these classes,” the 22-year-old actress tells Nylon magazine in its February issue. “It was the most frustrating thing in the world because they want you to speak like someone else, not yourself. It’s so silly. And I would be frustrated, too.”
Sam Bradley (Rob’s close friend) tells us that Rob is too busy to use a computer and that he doesn’t have a Myspace or Facebook on Robert Pattinson’s internet ban.
Speaking of Rob, Perez Hilton has a new picture of Rob with a lucky fan at a random pub.
Read this ‘Twilight’ encounter by Tony Potts from Access Hollywood.
And we have another new photo to be added to the InStyle Photoshoot:
Thanks to lionandlamblove.org!
Enjoy another Twilight parody below:
Now for articles/videos regarding Kristen Stewart. (I know that most of it are not Twilight related but since it’s featuring Kristen, I might as well include it in here).
In case you missed it, take a look at this video interview of Kristen back when she was only 13?
The Daily Californian blog has an article and video interviews on Kristen’s new film, ‘Adventureland’. Go check it out!
Coolspotters has most of the stuffs that Kristen wore. Visit Kristen’s page here.
Lastly, if you wish, you can check out this video of Kristen’s dad who defended her at LAX airport in Los Angeles after the Sundance Film Festival. Thanks to hollywoodtv.
Here’s some good news and bad news. Good News: Check out the cover of The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide
Bad News: The Official Guide, which was scheduled to release on December 30th, is moved to 2009. This has been announced by THE TWILIGHT SAGA.
On a brighter note, there are more GOOD Twilight News!
Entertainment Weekly has made a video showing Catherine in the studio with composer Carter Burwell, preparing the score for the Twilight Movie. Read here to see where did the composer get the inspiration for Bella’s Lullaby. There are also a couple of new pictures of Talyor Lautner as Jacob Black!
The LA Times published an article show show casing the actors from the Twilight movie, their Then and Now pictures. Some of them are really cute! They even did a story on the Twilight Countdown to its release in the US on the 21st November. There are going to be new articles everyday as the Twilight Movie gets closer.
For those who have missed out what did the actors from Twilight discussed, a full description can be found on Badtaste.it.
Looks like that Twilighters can enjoy Twilight at their very own home! A board game has been announced for its release next year. Check out the details of the game and if you would like to pre-order at TFAW.com.