Thursday, March 31, 2011

Full USA Today Interview with Stephenie Meyer

Yesterday we given a teaser interview from USA today, and were promised the full thing today.... well, here it is! Enjoy :)

VANCOUVER, B.C. — When Stephenie Meyer walks into a room of Twilight fans, there's no doubt she's their undisputed vampire queen.

Ten lucky Twilight fans from around the world have come to this metropolitan Canadian city to meet the mega-selling author whose young-adult novels about an alluring vampire and his human soul mate have entranced them since 2005.

It's hard to say who's enjoying this total Twilight talkfest more — the attendees or the writer.

"I just love having the chance to sit down with a small group of fans," says Meyer, who is looking a little more Hollywood these days and a bit less like a suburban mom of three. "Bigger events are just too nerve-racking."

For this literary star, the days of chatting with a few fans at a local bookstore are over. Meyer is an international celebrity. Her books sell in dozens of countries. The film versions are hotly anticipated. Fan sites have gone viral.

This two-day chat fest with Meyer, which took place last Friday and Saturday, was a top-secret affair. Even the attendees weren't told where in the world they'd be meeting with Meyer until after they were notified they were among the chosen 10.

But every Twilight fan intuitively knows why Vancouver, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, is a logical meeting place — the cast and crew of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2, the final movies based on the four-book series, have been filming here since mid-February.

Stephenie Meyer by the numbers
Tallying her career:

2: New books this year: The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, out April 12; Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 2, on-sale date not yet announced
38: Number of times Meyer has been No. 1 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list
167: Number of consecutive weeks one of the Twilight Saga novels has been in the top 50
116 million: Copies of the Twilight Saga, in all formats, sold worldwide
$192.7 million: Gross domestic box office for Twilight (2008)
$296.6 million: Gross domestic box office for The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
$300.5 million: Gross domestic box office for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

USA Today Teaser: Stephenie Meyer on Vamp Bella:
"Kristen knows the character so well now. I'm Impressed."

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is busy in Vancouver right now as Breaking Dawn filming is underway through mid-April.

Fans, says Meyer, can expect a surprising performance when star Kristen Stewart transforms from human to vampire.

"She's created a new character. I was really impressed," says Meyer. "I've only really seen her as (the human) Bella so to have her step up and change it in the right way — she didn't have to talk to me. She knew. She knows the character so well now. She has really good instincts and, she looks amazing."

In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY's Carol Memmott, coming Thursday, Meyer also shares details on the wedding gown Kristen Stewart wears in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, she dishes about Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, and Meyer talks about the creatures - some watery, some dark - she hopes to write about next. Check back tomorrow for the whole story.


Total Film: 'Robert Pattinson's 'Bel Ami' in marketing hell'

Total Film Exclusive: Execs nervy of portraying heartthrob as a 's**t'

"Robert Pattinson admits that Bel Ami is still in editing because studio honchos are worried about alienating audiences used to his goody-two-shoes persona in the Twilight franchise.

RPattz plays the titular Bel Ami in an adaptation of Maupassant's classic novel about a 19th century womanising, social-climbing journalist who sleeps his way round Paris.
Filming in the UK and Budapest opposite leading ladies Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristen Scott Thomas wrapped in spring 2010 and was originally slated for a Christmas release. It currently has no confirmed opening date.

"We were really true to the book and because the guy is basically a shit who wins everything at the end it’s really difficult to market it – especially with me in it," Pattinson tells TF exclusively. 
"Everyone’s worried that everyone’s going to be thinking, ‘Oh I want him to be nice, he’s got to be nice to all the ladies’."
Bel Ami, though, is an unrepentant cad. "I know," laughs the Water For Elephants star, "But that was fun!"

For more on Robert Pattinson and Water For Elephants check out the latest issue of Total Film, out 14 April"

What do you think? Should they be worried? 
Or should they just get on with it and let people think what they want?

Rob's Full Interview with Vanity Fair Italy - Scans and Translation

We posted a preview of this interview yesterday, and now we have scans, and a full translated transcript to share too!
(Huge thanks to CSI_Robsten for the translation.)

The Intro

You don’t have to be intelligent to understand that, generally speaking, there’s worse than becoming a poster guy who has to hide from hordes of screaming fans into five-star hotels all around the world. And Robert Pattinson sounds very intelligent. He’s young (he’s turning 25 in May), has a lot of money, success, a job which loads of people envy him and could have all the women he wants. Yet, it stands out a mile he’s not happy about it. And I guess the reason is that he is intelligent enough to understand not to be so special.

He’s very down to earth, while everyone around him goes crazy. That makes him a good guy, but terribly alone. We wouldn’t be surprised if one day he decided to pack and leave. I met him some weeks ago for the promotion of his new movie Water For Elephants.
He’s just bought a dog. He really wanted it. “I don’t know how I’ll handle it, but if you have to travel around the world, it’s good to have a mate. I took him from the animal shelter: I laugh if I think that he went from a shelter to a suit of the Four Season Hotel.” It’s not what happened to him. Well, almost.

Rob was born in London; his mother worked for a modeling agency, and his father Richard, imported vintage cars from the U.S; when he was a child he thought he would deal with International relations. But then he got the part of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the goblet of fire. It happened by chance as well as for the the role of Edward Cullen that has changed his life.
Music was his passion, but he had to put it aside for now. “I play sometimes, but you have to be concentrated to do it seriously, and I do not have so much time right now.” I point out that many actors do both, he bursts out laughing “yeah, but look at the results. It’s embarassing”.
So, apart from changing the subject when speaking about his relationship with Kristen Stewart (not even Oprah managed to make him talking), Robert says he spends his time working (mostly) and among beers, gym, cigarettes and junk food. But he really needs to sleep, he adds. “I worked last night. I’ve just come back from Lousiana”. Luckily at that age, sleep deprivation doesn’t make wrinkles on your face, but makes it look sexier somehow.

In Louisiana he’s shooting the first and the second part of Breaking Dawn at once. The first one is coming out on November 18th, 2011. Meanwhile in LA, Rob’s trying to build a career outside of Twilight. In Water For Elephants he plays Jacob, a veterinary school student struck by his parents’ death. With no money and no home, he starts wandering until he sees a train of a circus and jumps on it. There he meets two creatures: the elephant Rosie, and the star of the show Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), who is also the despotic ringmaster’s wife (Christopher Waltz).

The interview:

-Is it true that the first thing you do when you are given a script is read the first and the last line?
“If the screenwriter is good, the beginning and its work and there’s a 75% chance it’s a good story. Otherwise, the best thing to do is forget it. Today the problem is that scripts with the worst-written first pages are those that are made into movies and and make more money.”
-Are you saying that Twilight is bad-written?
“Things don’t always work this way. But it’s true that when I first read it, it didn’t appeal to me. I couldn’t understand what was so special and why everybody was so into it.”
-Water For Elephants is a romantic movie.
“Yeah, but what appealed to me was the historical period, the Great Depression and the circus. It’s so intriguing. Chlidren don’t dream of running away with a film crew, but with the circus. It still happens today, I guess. At least they did in the 30’s, when there was no tv and no cinema down the street. Besides I liked that it was also about animals and and human-animal relationship (he stops and bursts out laughing). I know, it sounds weird this way.”

Read more after the break!

Scans: "Empire" Magazine: Rob on WFE, Bel Ami, Cosmopolis and Twilight

Yesterday, we brought you a preview of Rob's interview with Empire Magazine (click here to see it).
Today, we have the full interview!

Check out our transcription after the cut...



The Star: "Neigh Bother R Patz"

There was a small article in yesterdays "The Star" newspaper on Rob.
(will add a better picture later when I'm at a scanner!)

Neigh bother R Patz

"Robert Pattinson has admitted that he is scared of horses following a
run-in with a stallion.
The Twilight star said that he once had to get knocked over by a horse
for a movie scene and that since then he has been afraid of them.


The 24-year-old said: "I had to get knocked down by a horse. That was
"It was just one split second but [it was] a fully grown stallion - I'm kind
of relatively scared of horses as well."
Pattinson will next be on our screens in "Water for Elephants" - but won't
be riding any horses."

Kellan Lutz: "Love, Wedding, Marriage" Poster & Stills!

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iCarly Twilight Parody - "Moonlight Twi-blood"

Twilight Lexicon yesterday posted a funny video from, but sadly it's not available outside the US yet...
However, we've managed to track it down and upload it here for every one to enjoy! :)

Please source us if you use this! :)

Ashley Greene Interview in Glamour Magazine

Ashley Greene: The Bombshell

Ashley Greene, 24, is beginning to see a future beyond Alice Cullen. Yes, the second-to-last Twilight installment will be released this fall, but she’s also starring in a new comedy, Butter, in theaters later this year. Just days before her breakup with Joe Jonas she talked with writer Josh Patner about everything —vampirey and not— that’s to come.

You know her from:    Look for her next in:
The Twilight Movies
The Apparition
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1

GLAMOUR: You have a truckload of experience with the Twilight films, but you are also just getting started. It’s kind of funny, right?
ASHLEY GREENE: I still am extremely green in some ways. And so each time I work on a character, it is very exciting, very scary.

GLAMOUR: What about your new movie, Butter? Are you funny in it? I mean, it’s about people who carve butter competitively!
ASHLEY GREENE: I am unintentionally funny in it. Yeah—butter carving in Iowa. It’s a thing there. They make masterpieces.

GLAMOUR: How do you define the rest of your career after being part of this huge Twilight phenomenon so early on?
ASHLEY GREENE: It is difficult because people look at you as that character. I want to play a role of a 24-year-old woman, not 17-year-old girls. So I have picked a couple of films like Butter to show that. And it’s perfectly fine not to do anything for a year if I don’t find the right thing.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Empire Magazine Preview:
Rob on Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg and Twilight

Love him (teenage girls everywhere) or loathe him (their boyfriends), Robert "R.Pattz" Pattinson is apparently here to stay. With Water For Elephants out soon, he's gearing up to star in Cosmopolis for David Cronenberg. Yes, you read that right. Yes, this may mean that you have to start liking him. Here's what he had to say about his role.

"I'm just astonished that I've been cast. I'd read the script before and thought, 'Wow, this is insane. But insane and difficult.' And then, out of nowhere, my agent said, 'Do you want to do it?' I'd never thought about working with Cronenberg, but I've always loved his movies. It just never came into my head that there would ever be that opportunity.

"Y'know, there are so few auteurs left. The one thing that pisses me off about working in films is when you start a project and then, suddenly, two days before you start, there's a massive rewrite to make an R-rated movie into something that's PG-13, and it's a totally different story. As soon as that line's been crossed, you know you're not making a movie anymore. You're making a...a... fridge magnet. But with people like Cronenberg you know that, no matter what, there will be a movie at the end, and it will be solid and self-contained, and it's not made for any other reason than it being a movie."

Pattinson also confirmed that, as far as he is concerned there will be no further Twilight outings following the two-part Breaking Dawn which finishes the current series. And he swears that he didn't know what he was getting himself into with Stephenie Meyer's massive vampire saga.

"I thought at the time, with Catherine Hardwicke and Kristen Stewart, it was going to be an indie movie. It seemed really interesting: a teen vampire movie that was going to be like Thirteen and really serious. I had no idea it was going to be this big thing you'd get on Burger King hats."

Water For Elephants is out on May 4, and the full interview with His Dreaminess is in the new issue of Empire, out Thursday.

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Robert Pattinson: "Sex and Feelings Walk Side by Side"

It’s getting close to the release of Water For Elephants, and Robert Pattinson is doing many interviews to promote the film. In Style Italy have him on the cover and with his co-stars Reese Witherspoon and the lovely Tai who plays Rosie. Below is the interview from the magazine, thanks to

"The real prototype of these generational mutations is Rob Pattinson: 24 years old, and Englishman in Hollywood, where he became famous worldwide by playing the pale vampire Edward Cullen (and, even before, Cedric Diggory, a model student at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series).

He jokingly admits to be “nothing special, one of those who live in hotels and travel the world”.

However, he created a new masculine identity, surprising even for the Facebook sub-culture who’s made him a star via the social network.

Today is the eve of an important test for him: his new movie, WFE: he’s the protagonist of a melodramatic film, set in a circus, from the bestselling book by Sara Gruen. […]

Having been labelled as a teen idol, you’re now being tested as a true actor.
I had this chance to act with Cristoph Waltz and I fall in love with Marlena (Reese), his wife. Travelling with the circus, I visit areas of America far from Hollywood. There are dark secrets in this movie, as in life. And there’s this idea of life-saving love, which I believe in. I’m not cheesy, but I have a romantic soul.

Do you get on well with girls?
I grew up with two older sisters, and I have a great respect for women. I hate the lack of prudishness, I get bored when people are ostentatious of their body. Sex and feelings, for me, walk side-by-side.

Preview of Rob's Interview in Vanity Fair Italy

Brief (rough) translation - The issue will be out tomorrow.

"While waiting to come back for working on the Twilight Saga, he is playing the lover of a married woman. But being a cheater for him will be really hard.

You don't have to be smart to understand that, generally speaking, there is worst than became a poster-guy who needs to hide from the fans in a five star hotel room around the world. And it looks like Robert is a very smart guy. But is also looks like, in his everyday life, that he didn't take his destiny from the bright side. He is young (25 years old in May), he has money, success, a job - actor - which half of the world would love to have and all the women whom he could have. But you can see he is not happy.

The reason, I believe, is because he is smart enought to understand that he is not that special. He is still down-to-earth even when the whole world is going crazy for him. That makes him a good person, but so so lonely. I met him a few weeks ago, for the promotion of the movie "Water for Elephants".

Born in a normal English family - his mother working for a model agency, his father used to sell vintage cars - he was going to work on international relations. His role as Cedric in Harry Potter and the Globet of Fire was a lucky event and the same was for the role that was going to change is life: the Vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight.
Water for Ekephants is a romance movie.

"What attracted me was the historical period, the great depression, the circus, it's fascinating".

The main plot is however the story between Jacob and Marlena. 

"Even if at the beginning you are thinking "oh now he comes and sees her, they like each other they run away together" the story is more than that. Jacob is ready to give, not to take. Best relationship ever".

Could you have an affair with a married woman?

"Life is not black or white. There are married people that don't see each other, can we define that as marriage? There is one thing I've never understood: why people cheat"

You can't understand something that most people do???

“I understand the impulse, but not how you can maintain two relationships for long. And though I realize that can happen to those who have children, I can't really understand how someone free of any commitment could possible choose to have four women at the same time. It must be like hell for a man”

You don't believe in cheating. What about in the happly ever after, like a movie ending?

“My parents met when my mom was 17 and my father 25, they are still together and seem very happy. I grew up believing that you can be together all life."

The whole interview will be on the next issue of vanity fair out on March 30th

The Twilight Saga "Swan" Set House is OFFICIALLY no more

*upsetting twi-images ahead!!*

A hole in the ground that was the foundation for the house. 

One of the several landfill dumpsters used to haul away the Swan House.

One backhoe driver and assistant locations dude On Location Kerry Park.

You can also check out a short video of the site on youtube.

The deconstruction began early Monday morning ( See previous post) as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn's production use of the Swan House set in Vancouver, British Columbia was completed - meaning the site would be once again disassembled - this time, for good. *sobs*

The Swan House location isn't the only to set to have been recently deconstructed. Bella and Edward's Cottage set has also been taken down.

As a reminder, the Swan House set used for Breaking Dawn, was the same one made for The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, but it is not the original Swan House set used in Twilight. 
The latter remains in St. Helens, Oregon, and the former was constructed similar to the first one (with a few changes - namely, Bella's window space) so that production could be moved to Vancouver rather than the Portland area.
It is speculated that the set's use for Breaking Dawn was very minimal - only a couple of scenes required exterior frames of the house.

The rest of production, it seems, will be carried out in Squamish (outside of Vancouver), with several of the new coven castmembers involved. Imaginably, they are filming an outdoor sequence using Squamish's lovely scenery as a backdrop for the shoot. Several fans have ventured to the area to catch a glimpse of what's going on there, and you can check out those accounts here and here.

It is a sad day for Twilight Fans and the finality of the end of the saga is clear with the destruction of this set house.

However, in the words of Director Chris Weitz, "Life is short and Art is Long" and this house will live on for a long time in the Twilight Saga Movies.

Bye Bye Swan House, It was nice knowing you.

Some windows and trees were chopped down by 9am
The tree outside of Bella's window met a chainsaw.
The open door shows the stairs.
The three trees out front were chainsawed.
Windows and doors removed then the chimney. 
According to Newsflic:

"The white frame movie set house was located on 28th ave between 188th Ave and 184th Ave. It sat on Kerry Park for about six weeks. They used the location house for one day and two scenes.  The front of the house was decorated for Christmas. I have deduced the scene included Bella as a Vampire, Charlie Swan and little Renesmee. Bella brings Renesmee over for Christmas. The second scene included Emmett, Jasper and Edward. Emmett and Jasper arrive at the Swan house to pick up Edward for the Bach party. I am really just putting pieces together to arrive at my conclusion based on the house set up and the cast that were in Vancouver on that Friday for filming. 

Today the deconstruction began and it will never be built again. It took three weeks to build and a few days to take down. It will be put in safe storage somewhere in the event that Stephanie Meyer ever finishes Midnight Sun and that book is made into a movie.  Let's lobby Stephanie to finish the final book and make one more Saga Movie."

Well, twi-fans... how are you feeling? It's a sad day :(

Monday, March 28, 2011

First Promo Poster for Breaking Dawn Part 1

"Steve is currently at CinemaCon (formerly known as ShoWest) and he just snapped a photo of the promo poster for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Anna Kendrick, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen, and Dakota Fanning. Directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), the film is set to open on November 18th."

Here’s the synopsis for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn:

In the highly anticipated next chapter of the blockbuster The Twilight Saga, the newfound married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world.
After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon, where they finally give in to their passions. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal.

But the arrival of their remarkable daughter, Renesmee, sets in motion a perilous chain of events that pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders, setting the stage for an all-out battle.

The suspenseful and deeply romantic Breaking Dawn continues the epic tale of supernatural fantasy and passionate love that has made The Twilight Saga a worldwide phenomenon.

Currently in Production. U.S. release via Summit Entertainment, November 18, 2011, and November 16, 2012.

Wow. They're not giving anything away, are they? LOL
At least we know promo is slowly beginning... :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Photo's of Bella's Breaking Dawn Wedding Dress - Coming Soon?

With HUGE thanks to Twicrackaddict, who was nosing around Twitter for Breaking Dawn filming news, we now have this teaser...

According to 604Gossip, we may be seeing spoilers of Bella's Breaking Dawn wedding dress soon and it is "antique-ish and feathery"!

Now, in the book, the overall wedding look is described as...

It was my Anne of Green gables vision all over again....
"Nineteen-eighteen?" I guessed.
"More or less,"she said, nodding. "Some of it is my design, the train, the veil..."
She touched the white satin as she spoke. "The lace is vintage. Do you like it?"
"It's beautiful. It's just right for him."

~Alice Cullen and Bella Swan, Eclipse, page 614~

"You can start braiding. I want it intricate. The veil goes here, underneath."

~Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, page 43~

"My knees shook so badly as she fastened the long line of pearl buttons up 
my back that the satin quivered in little wavelets down to the floor."

~Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, page 43~

"Her skin was cream and roses, her eyes were huge with excitement and 
framed with thick lashes. The narrow sheath of the shimmering white 
dress flared out subtly at the train almost like an inverted calla lily, but
so skillfully that her body looked elegant and graceful..."

~Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, page 57~

However, Stephenie expanded on her image to Twilight Lexicon:

Those of you who are going with the old fashioned look are on the right track. Two key words to aid in the search: art nouveau. It’s a simpler style than the frillier Edwardian stuff. Elegant white satin, cut on the bias, with long sleeves (the strapless thing is a very recent development. It wasn’t even popular when I was getting married, only 13 years ago, much less during the modest turn of the century). I search google images for the dress every now and then. I’ll let you know if I find something close one of these days.

So, do we think we're actually going to see anything before Breaking Dawn comes out this November? Maybe at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards? Let us know in the comments below!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Entertainment Weekly Scans!

It's Water for Elephants Madness!
Last night, we showed you Entertainment Tonight's teaser, and today we have scans from @epnebelle!
Click the images to read the article!


Popwatch, Moviefone, and MTV have all reviewed the article, and if their reviews are anything to go by, this film is truly going to be HUGE! 
I'm so excited for Rob!!

Also, thanks to @borojules, we now have a link for fans wanting to buy this
issue of Entertainment Weekly! (worldwide delivery)

Wendell Pierce: Have We Found J.Jenks?

Last October, Summit released a list of actors who were going to portray supporting role characters in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, including Wendell Pierce, of the hit HBO series "Treme".

(Note: Ty Olsson has since been revealed as Bella's stepfather, "Phil Dwyer," for the films; that character was portrayed briefly by Matt Bushell in 2008's Twilight).

Early speculation on Pierce's involvement in Breaking Dawn pegged him as the character "Max," the assistant to "J. Jenks" who greets the newly-vamped Bella on the street, and that thought may not be far from the mark.

Wendell Pierce has been interviewed by Rolling Stone about the second season of Treme, and in that interview, he explained a bit about his character in Breaking Dawn.

"I am not a werewolf, and I am not a vampire. I am actually one of the few human beings in the movie."

That statement certainly narrows it down a bit. There are only a few supporting characters in Breaking Dawn the book who are humans - the two who gush over Bella's Mercedes Guardian in the beginning, a handful of wedding guests, the staff at Isle Esme, and, of course, Max and J. Jenks.

So, given his statement, which human do you see Wendell Pierce as in Breaking Dawn?

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Breaking Dawn filming news : Bella’s Dress

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