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 breakingdawnmovie.org:

"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 :(