There are plenty of scenes from Stephenie Meyer’s “Breaking Dawn” that fans are looking forward to seeing translated to the big screen (and a few we might have to cover our eyes for). But the moment most can’t wait to catch a glimpse of is the long-awaited wedding between Edward and Bella, shot earlier this year as the cast and crew wrapped up years of filming the entire “Twilight Saga.”
Elizabeth Reaser (who plays vampire matriarch Esme Cullen) said it was an emotional moment on the set when Kristen Stewart walked down the aisle as Bella, anticipating her transition from her old life as a human to becoming a member of the vampire Cullen clan.
“Well, the wedding scene was like a real wedding, in that it was stressful. It took a lot of planning, a lot of organization. That was stuff we were all dealing with [and it was like] you were planning a real wedding,” she told MTV News before screening and chatting about “The Art of Getting By” for MTV’s Sneak Peek Week.
“And the nerves … I mean, there was an added element of nervousness when we were shooting it, maybe because there were helicopters and people jumping out of trees with cameras, but it was definitely a heightened couple of days on set,” she continued, alluding to the paparazzi who were stalking the set, hoping to capture the shoot before its official release. “It took several days to shoot, and at a certain point you don’t want to be in a corset anymore.”
In the end, it was worth the uncomfortable clothing and obnoxious press.
“But it was really magical, and vampires aren’t supposed to cry, and that created a real obstacle for all of us vampires,” Reaser said. “Seeing Kristen walk down with aisle with [her movie dad] Billy Burke. I mean, seeing Billy Burke killed me. I understood in that moment what it’s like to be a parent and seeing Kristen and see her really be nervous and see Rob really, really be nervous, and the two of them [together with] the families coming together; it was an emotional day for real.”
This made me giggle, but I would be so curious to see how they could make this work. I agree with Peter Facinelli! More Betty! Just like “More Cowbell!”
Betty White has hosted Saturday Night Live. She starred in one of this year’s most popular Super Bowl commercials. She even got herself an MTV Movie Award nomination for her work feeling up Sandra Bullock in The Proposal. And now she’s back on weekly television with TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland.
So what’s left for the Golden Girl to do? How about Twilight? Yup, we think director Bill Condon should cast the 88-year-old legend in Breaking Dawn.
Guess who likes our idea: Robert Pattinson!
Read on to find out what he and many of his vampire movie costars have to say about Betty in Breaking. And no, we haven’t started a Facebook campaign…at least not yet.
Larry Carroll is at it again and bringing us the Twilight goods over at MTV. Check out this awesome article he wrote about his experience at this Friday’s Hot Topic Tour event at LA’s H & H!
HOLLYWOOD — “New Moon” mania took over the Hollywood & Highland Center on Friday night, as one of the first stops on the movie’s nationwide Hot Topic promotional tour kicked off with an event featuring concerts by bands from the film’s soundtrack, laughs with the cast, and a special appearance by the film’s three biggest stars.
“Thank you to you guys,” gushed Robert Pattinson, taking the stage alongside Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in front of hundreds of shrieking, black-T-shirt-clad fans. “Without you, ‘Twilight’ wouldn’t be anywhere.”
Well, on Friday night, it was everywhere. In two different storefronts, autographs were being signed by the likes of Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene and members of the Wolf pack and the Volturi. In the main courtyard, Death Cab for Cutie, Band of Skulls, Sea Wolf and Anya Marina each rocked the stage for a few songs, promoting the “New Moon” soundtrack. Fans wrapped around the enormous outdoor mall like some sort of shrieking Team Edward anaconda.
“It’s a massive phenomenon, not because people are into vampires, but because it’s this love story that touches everybody,” Marina explained. “I just saw the final cut [of ‘New Moon’] last night. It’s really great!”
Judging from the ear-shattering response of the fans, the cast Q&A was just as great. Billy Burke, Ashley Greene, Jamie Campbell Bower, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Cameron Bright, Nikki Reed, Chaske Spencer, Kiowa Gordon, Alex Meraz and Bronson Pelletier all jockeyed for space on the crowded stage, waving to fans and smiling as they answered questions that usually started with “What’s your favorite…?”
Band? Burke loves AC/DC, Reaser chose the unlikely pairing of Jay-Z and Ryan Adams, Greene likes Jimmy Buffett, and Campbell Bower is a Queens of the Stone Age man.
Movie? Burke chose the original “Willy Wonka,” Bright picked “Saving Private Ryan,” Greene enjoys “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” while Kellan Lutz (clad in a “Team Emmett” shirt) selected the never-before-compared duo of “Casablanca” and Tarsem Singh’s trippy 2006 flick “The Fall.”
“We’ll talk about ‘Eclipse,’ because I’m actually in ‘Eclipse,’ ” laughed Nikki Reed at one point, referencing Rosalie’s minimal “New Moon” screen time. “We got to shoot my whole flashback sequence, which was cool.”
Wrapping up the night, each star was asked what they would want to do in Los Angeles if their fame didn’t prevent them from walking the streets unbothered. “I’d like to take a walk on the beach with Nikki Reed,” teased Reaser. “I’d prowl the streets in the nude,” added the always-outrageous Jamie Campbell Bower.
“I have a pretty good feeling that we’d be having game night at my house,” smiled Greene, looking over at Lutz and saying they’d be enjoying a rousing round of Taboo.
Playing along, Lutz — who can work a crowd of Twilighters better than a politician at a rally — said he’d still want his several hundred closest friends to come along. “I’d invite over all you guys too,” he said to approving applause.
Vanity Fair has a new interview posted with Twilight star, Peter Facinelli. He discusses about the differences in filming Twilight & New Moon, his family and his relationships with his fellow cast members.
Rob[ert Pattinson] has more security guards hanging around him! [Laughs] Other than that, not really. We really enjoy each other’s company, and we’ve been working so much on this movie that we really haven’t had as much time to hang out with each other. We’re putting in these long hours and then just heading home. Usually we just try to catch dinner with each other then get back up the next morning and do it all over again.
You have so many new cast members coming into it, too …
Our group is such a great bunch that we’re all so welcoming. It’s like broadening your family base. With open arms, we were there waiting. They came out to dinners with us and just became part of the family.
Speaking of family, will you please give me one word to describe each of the Cullen clan actors starting with Kellan Lutz?
Ok. [Laughs] Goofy!
Pixie-ish, she’s like a fairy—she’s so light on her feet. Bubbly, that’s the word.
Mmm, Rob. Rob’s a good one. It’s hard to narrow down to one. So many words come to mind! Brooding, tortured … but he’s a good kid. What’s the word for a solidly good guy?
Solid. He is. He’s solid.
Finally, what your word of the day?
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