Friday, August 28, 2009

Taylor Lautner - Interview & Pic

Taylor Lautner - who's still only 17 - sits down for an interview with Interview Magazine, dishing about the Twilight series, how he had to bulk up for the New Moon sequel (the kid gained 30 pounds!) and what it's like having so many sudden fans...

Apparently, there are two types of fans: "The cries, who come around quite often," says Taylor, and "the hyperventilators, who stop breathing and have to have a medic come." Whoa, that's a little intense!

But what we really wanna know is if he hangs out with Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart off set! "The whole cast is really close," Taylor admits. "If we’re out at dinner, we’ll just randomly start talking about the scene we’re shooting the next day."

Aww, sounds like one big, happy family!

More Pics of Volturi Revealed & Stephenie wanted to avoid 'Wizard' look

Prepare to be scared. report : In New Moon, the second installment in Stephenie Meyer's wildly popular Twilight saga, readers are first introduced to the ancient ruling class of vampires known as the Volturi. Determined to capture their creepy menace for his screen version opening Nov. 20, New Moon director Chris Weitz has given them custom-crafted blood-red eyes.

"They're all hand-painted, specially manufactured contacts," Weitz tells PEOPLE. "They're opaque red, almost like preying mantis eyes. You can't really see into them. There's something terribly off-putting about it."

British actor Michael Sheen (The Queen) plays Aro, leader of the Italian blood-sucking clan. Although Aro and his brothers Marcus (Christopher Heyerdahl) and Caius (Jamie Campbell Bower) have been "alive" for thousands of years, Weitz says he "deliberately" gave them a younger look in the film – for which he credits author Meyer.
"Stephenie was very keen to steer away from a kind of wizard-y look for the vampires," says Weitz. "They do look quite young, but they convey a formality and self-possession, which comes from age."

Perhaps most lethal of all the Volturi is Jane (Dakota Fanning), an angelic-looking vampire who inflicts physical torture on her victims. "She is very strange and very spooky in this movie," says Weitz. "I think [Dakota] wanted to play an evil character for once."


Jackson & Ashley on set yesterday

Rob & Sam are Renaissance Men (also early Happy Birthday to Sam)

Examiner Reports: Robert Pattinson turned 23 years old in May 2009 and now, his best friend, Sam Bradley, is turning the big ole 23 on Saturday, August 29th.

Both Sam and Rob are renaissance men. Renaissance is simply an older term referring to the early modern era, when ancient scientific and artistic knowledge was revisited in a flurry of creation. The Renaissance man of Shakespeare’s world was an interesting character. He was brave, courageous and bold, alright, but if he wanted to earn the admiration of his contemporaries, he needed a sense for art, social skills, dance, and good manners. It also didn’t hurt his reputation any if he could be counted on for a song or a sonnet when the situation called for one. Manliness was multi-faceted – a bit like Rob Pattinson and Sam Bradley of today. Actors and singer/songwriters like Rob and Sam, are young men who embrace their feminine side as well as their masculine side. They have to in order to emote the powerful feelings and emotions in their music and in Rob’s case, his acting, as well. Sensitivity and feelings, power and courage, were seen not in opposition of one another, but in balance in Shakespeare’s day. And, Rob and Sam both display this renaissance quality today. Rob, the renaissance man. Sam, the renaissance man.

Sam and Rob are both renaissance men who know that romance, vulnerability and sensitivity are the very things that women love and this is clearly felt in both Sam’s and Rob’s music, as well as Rob’s acting. (If any of you saw Rob in Little Ashes and Twilight, you’ll understand this statement.) Somehow, these two 23 year old men know how to uncover the language of the heart.

August 29th is Sam’s day and this young man who grew up in England and has lived all over the world, has a lot to celebrate. In conjunction with his birthday, Sam is releasing his first EP with directions on how to download his music on his new website: In addition to this, Sam released his first music video, “Sea Blue” just a few days ago. His music video clearly depicts a renaissance man of the 21st century – sensitive, soulful, beautiful, artistic, yet masculine and powerful. Sam’s music explores his intrinsic connection to himself and ultimately, to romance. A renaissance man’s signature. Sam’s music engages our heart and soul, not merely our well-honed intellect.

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More Rob Pics from set !!

Kristen Stewart Interview - The Twilight Zone

Lesley o'Toole from Independent (UK) Writes - She might have ousted Miley Cyrus from her mystifying position as The World's Most Famous Teenage Girl but Twilight star Kristen Stewart, 19, is in denial. "People don't really recognise me," she smiles, knowing it sounds unhinged. "I think I just look different in person or something. I'm also not very approachable." She laughs hard and knowingly. Take the outfit she wore to this month's Teen Choice Awards (where she won Best Actress Drama for Twilight): a Rock & Republic dress, the skirt section of which comprised only silver spikes. It didn't take an expert to deduce the message: "Don't stand so close to me!"

Stewart has already earned a reputation in the media for being difficult, but it seems a rather uncharitable label. In my three meetings with her, she has been fidgety, yes, uncomfortable, check, awkward, always, but never rude, dismissive or arrogant.

"I do feel that nowadays everyone perceives you the same way," she says, pondering a Facebook/Twitter age in which she does not participate. "I prefer something I can touch! But now everybody knows everything about you. Even your parents have to know where you are because of course you have a cellphone. They can always reach you. You can't even have a private life away from your family, it's like everything is very hands-on."

Read the rest of the article here - you will enjoy it!