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Breaking Dawn Filming News: CGI & Renesmee!

Here’s more info on Renesmee, found at

http://mackenziefoy.com/2011/01/more-breaking-dawn-cgi-info/

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MackenzieFoy.com has gained exclusive information as to how the CGI will rapidly age Renesmee for Breaking Dawn Part 2

We now have more info about the CGI techniques that are going to be used in Breaking Dawn to rapidly age Mackenzie’s character Renesmee. The CGI team is going to use a mixture of ‘Motion Capture’ and ‘Live Action’ Photography by fitting Mackenzie with an individually made skull cap fitted with a tiny camera positioned in front of her face. Like Avatar, the information collected about her facial expressions and eyes is then transmitted to computers.

As reported back in October Mackenzie’s face will then be digitally transferred onto the face and body of a younger child to create the illusion of her character’s rapid ageing. Besides the performance capture data which will be transferred directly to the computers, numerous reference cameras will give the digital artists multiple angles of each performance. All live action and motion capture footage will then be composited on screen Breaking Dawn biggrin Breaking Dawn Filming News: CGI & Renesmee! breaking dawn filming news

Robert Pattinson on ‘Twilight’ finale: ‘It’s the end of an era’

Here’s an interview with Robert Pattinson, found at

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/01/robert-pattinson-on-twilight-finale-its-the-end-of-an-era.html

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Public speaking has never been Robert Pattinson’s favorite part of his job. But presenting the Golden Globe to director Susanne Bier for her drama “In a Better World” Sunday night proved to be a welcome respite for the actor, who’s knee deep in the middle of filming “Breaking Dawn,” the final installment of the “Twilight” saga, which will be split into two parts.

“It’s been really hard shooting both films at the same time,” admitted the 24-year-old star, moments before he had run backstage to present his award with “Tron” star Olivia Wilde. “But it’s the end of an era.”

That era certainly will be one that Summit Entertainment, the films’ distributor, not to mention the franchise’s devoted fans, will be sorry to see go. Starting with 2008’s “Twilight,” the fantasy romance that first saw Pattinson’s handsome, brooding vampire encounter his mortal love, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), the movie series has taken in roughly $1.8 billion at the worldwide box office, as audiences lined up to see Swan wrestle with her feelings for her immortal boyfriend and her best friend, Jacob (Taylor Lautner), a werewolf, over the course of the next two films, 2009’s “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and 2010’s “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”

At the start of the first part of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,” Bella consents to Edward’s marriage proposal — Edward’s condition if he is to grant Bella’s request that he transform her into a vampire — and the young couple are wed before heading to a remote island getaway for a honeymoon.

Speaking by phone this month, director Bill Condon, who’s helming both installments of the finale, said he has been thrilled with what he’s seen from his leads. “All the characters are moving [in this chapter],” he said. “It’s really about the passage from adolescence to adulthood, and they all seem energized by that. It’s the stuff they are all connecting to in their lives.”

As for Pattinson specifically, Condon added, “Now he’s dealing with a character who’s like him. The final movie allows us to step behind the curtain of what it’s like to be a vampire. It doesn’t seem that exotic anymore; It’s trying to be more real.”

The director, though, was reticent to share any details of the production, which is filming in both New Orleans and Vancouver, Canada, with a jaunt to an island off the coast of Brazil — a location that might in the end prove the most memorable to Condon, because the entire cast and crew needed for the honeymoon scene was stranded after a long day of filming.

“It was incredible. We got caught in the middle of this huge rainstorm — I’ll remember it forever,” Condon said. “Eighty people sleeping on the floor of the set. We couldn’t leave.”

Kristen Stewart In Vogue Magazine!

Here’s an article on Kristen Stewart, found at

http://www.breakingdawnmovie.org/kristen-stewart-in-vogue/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+BreakingDawnMovie+(Breaking+Dawn+Movie)

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Kristen Stewart is the featured cover story in the February issue of Vogue!   Check out the scans from that issue!

Kristen Stewart’s body can tell a million stories. Kinetic, she jiggles, feints, and darts as she talks, hanging back, looking off to the side, signaling resistance, a combinative intelligence. “The word I always use for her is vulpine.” says Jack Scott, who recently directed her in Welcome to the Rileys, in which she plays a teenage runaway and lap dancer. “Foxlike. She’s got that way of moving and being that you often find in her performances, a sort of wiliness.”
In other words, Stewart projects the kind of wary, rebellious edge that is so much more typical of her age group – she is 20 – than gleeful high spirits, which is problably one reason she is head and shoulders above her peers in Hollywood’s power pyramid, and a director’s darling. Scott heard about her from his friend Sean Penn after Penn cast her as the unmoored daughter of hippie parents in the memorable Into the Wild. “Sean said, ‘You’ve gotta see this kid,’ Scott recalls. “She’s just so alive!” For Bill Condon, currently ensconced in a year’s worth of filming for Breaking Dawn, the two-part finale of the mighty Twilight Saga, “Kristen was the top of my list of reasons to do this movie.”

On a fall weekend in a quiet, suburban part of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the town where the Breaking Dawn set is located (with much secrecy and heavy confidentialy agreements), Stewart, a slyph in tomboyish jeans and a lumberjack shirt, is moving around the kitchen of a friend’s house, cracking her knuckles as she talks. She gets nervous dealing with the media – TV interviews in particular, she says, make her squirm – and she is sometimes accused of being downbeat and defensive in her public appearances, not least because she rarely smiles. She nurses some bad-girl career. “I choose things that are so overly ambitious, and if I can’t do steff like that, I don’t want to be doing this.”, she says. Scratch the surface, however, and the attitude seems more about the passion and perfectionism she feels about her work and the opposite. “A compulsion absolutely fills you”, she says of finding a good part, and admits that she sometimes has difficulty lettin go.
Today she is stoked from having just returned from shooting On the Road with Walter Salles, the masterly Brazilian director of The Motorcycle Diaries and Central Station. She plays a character based on Neal Cassady’s wirst wife, LuAnne Henderson, opposite Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley. It was an intense improvisatory experience that left her “crying my head off,” she says. “I didn’t want to leave.” Installing herself in Baton Rouge for the foreseeable future was “like going back to school… Twilight is a different beast.” A massive production planned to the millisecond and freighted with dollars signs waiting to happen, Breaking Dawn brings several years of Stewart’s life to a climax. She feels the weight of portraying Bella Swan, “a character who is embedded in so many people’s psyches at this point. It’s starting to enter my head a lot more than it used to because it’s at the end and it’s come such a long way. I just want the fans of the book to be happy.” She laughs. ” I don’t necessarilt care about anyone else.”
To a large segment of the population, Stewart may have sprung fully forned onto the screen as an incarnation of their favorite heroine. (At last count, Stephenie Meyer’s books have sold some 100 million copies worldwide.) But, despite her youth, Stewart has made more than 20 films, many of them independent and nearly all of them stellar, and pulled off such pitfall-ridden roles as a teenage rape victim and a girl disabled by neurological illness. She grew up in the Valley, the daughter in a family on the more nuts-and-bolts side of the industry – her mother is a script supervisor, her father a TV producer, her brother is a grip. After being spotted as a child at a school performance, Stewart walked straight onto the A-list, talking her first proper role in 2001′s The Safety of Objects, an adaptation of A.M. Homes story collection, alongside Glenn Close and Patricia Clarkson, and her second in Panic Room, a virtual two-hander with Jodie Foster. “At that time I just thought it was fun,” she says, grateful that she began her career before adolescent insecurities set in. “I don’t think I would ever have been able to be an actress had I not started at nine years old. I would have been the last person to stand up and say, ‘I’d like to star in the play.”
Some facts about Stewart: Currently on her nightstand are Dave Cullen’s Columbine; Into the Wild author John Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven, a study of radical Mormonism; and Anna Karenina. On her playlist, the Shins, Broken Bells, and Jenny Lewis, the L.A musician who puts Stewart in the unusual position of being starstruck herself: “She’s the only person I’ve ever met that I can’t function around.” (Stewart also plays guitar and was thrilled to portray Joan Jett, whom she got to know, in The Runaways.) Her favorite movies are John Cassavetes’ A Woman Under the Influence, starring Gena Rowlands, and La Vie in Rose, with Marion Cotillard.
She loves Jane Fonda in Klute. Her new hobby is cooking, no doubt encouraged by the fact that she lives in a somewhat isolated way: “You build a perimeter of people that are really important to you.” Friends tease her for wathcing the Food Network with a stern frown of concentration on her face. “I’m such a dork.” (The frown pays off. For lunch, she prepares an elaborate, and delicious, Mexican tortilla soup with numerous condiments, slong with pulled-pork sandwiches.) She also likes involving private membership and small numbers of people over large areas. So far, a regular if interesting young woman. In other ways, not regular at all. If she sees a teenage girl. Stewart will literally duck and cover. “There’s no way to eloquently put this”, she says. “I just can’t go to the mall. It bothers me that I can’t be outside very often. And also to not ever be ‘some girl’ again. Just being some chick at some place, that’s gone.”
She can pinpoint the week she stopped being “some girl” and entered the land of 24-hour security, lockdowns, and endless speculation about her relationship with her co-star Robert Pattinson, which she refuses to discuss. (“It’s not my job.”) She had completed the first Twilight movie, which had not yet been released, and just filmed Welcome to the Rileys in New Orleans, where, she says, “Ifeel so good walking down the street by myself,” before correcting herself: “At least I used to.” She went back for an extra week of work during editing, and suddenly she coudn’t walk down the street anymore. “It really erupted,” she says. “It was a weird thing to watch.”
Stewart, who is careful never to complain about the mixed blessing of the Twilight phenomenon, is smart enough to understand the nature of her particular celebrity. “Masses of girl identified with Bella in a really profund way, for want of a better world,” she says. “The connection that I’ve seen people have.. I’ve seen it physically. It’s the chacacters they’re flipping for.” She also feels the power for good that comes with her influence. “It’s funny when you are endowed not only with pulic recognition on a fucking seriously vast level, but also money,” she says with endearing earnestness. “Like, funds.” (She was reportedly paid $25 million for the two films of Breaking Dawn, plus a percentage of the gross.) “Anytime I hear that somebody’s really rich, the first question is ‘Do you do anything with it? Or do you, like, chill? You just sit on it?’” She is thinking carefully, strategically, about how best to put her own contribution to use, and has a plan – inspired by her researches for the role of a runaway in the sex trade – to set up a network of halfway houses to help those who want to recover and get back on their feet. “That would be amazing,” she says. “Right now it’s the thing I feel most connected to.”
Stewart carries a lot on her slender shoulders for a young woman barely out of her teens. But her transition to adulthood will be a boon to moviegoers. She herself may doubt that she will eventually be able to move past the Twilight juggernaut – “At this point it seems like ‘We’ll see what the Twilight girl did. Let’s see how she’s trying to be different’” – but others disagree, and a generation for whom the tattle about KStew and RPattz is not so compelling and the Twilight movies perhaps a guilty pleasure rather than a fervent passion can look forward to seeing her flex her muscles in adult roles. Her nerviness and cool on-screen are interesting to watch, qualities gorwn women would like to see their relfection in. “She’s one of the smartest actresses I’ve ever worked with,” says Condon. “Not only does she have astonishing technical ability, she has an incredibly incisive and serious approach to character. She has just unlimited potential.”

She’s absolutely stunning!!  ”It’s not my job!” ROTFL!   Kristen was the top reason Bill Condon is directing Breaking Dawn!!  Sweet!

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Breaking Dawn Filming News: Possible On Set Info

Here’s some info on Breaking Dawn, found at

http://www.breakingdawnmovie.org/breaking-dawn-filming-news-possible-on-set-info/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+BreakingDawnMovie+(Breaking+Dawn+Movie)

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Nessie Mackenzie.com  is reporting an exclusive on Breaking Dawn on-set information!

As you already know, the last chapter of the Twilight saga: Breaking Dawn is being filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The cast is expected to move to Vancouver, Canada in February to end with the shooting of both movies (Breaking Dawn part I & Breaking Dawn part II).

Yes, they’re filming BD part I and part II at the same time. “They shoot the battle, then it’s the end, then another love scene. And that’s how it goes. Part I, part II. Part I, part II. Only interiors, though” Says our On-Set source. We’re guessing they’re shooting both films at the same time to avoid any kind of problems with their ages/look. But our source says “It’s also a post-production matter. It’ll be easier for them to edit the whole thing at the same time”

About the cast: “They’re having a great time on set. They’re not only working, but having fun with friends. Lots of private parties, movies and jokes. ”

“It’s like a huge family. Robert walks on set like ‘Where’s my daughter?’ (referring to Mackenzie). He’s really funny” It sounds like they’re having so much fun on set!

Aw!  That’s sounds so cute!

 

Taylor and Robert included in Hollywood’s best male kissers List

Our two favorite twilight guys made the list of best male kissers, found at

http://twilightguide.com/tg/2011/01/11/taylor-and-robert-included-in-hollywood%E2%80%99s-best-male-kissers-list/

Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson were included in Hollywood’s best male kissers list over at Opposing views.

Check out who else made the list here.

8. Robert Pattinson
Kristen Stewart has never said how to kiss Robert Pattinson (We’re dying to know your thoughts about your experience!) While co-star of Robert, Bel Ami, Christina Ricci has said openly about kissing scenes during Pattinson:
“He’s a very sweet guy, and super fun …and a very good kisser”..

10. TAYLOR LAUTNER
Taylor kisses really well, according to his ex-girlfriend and Valentine’s Day co-star Taylor Swift. In one of her interviews of 2009, she said Taylor was a good kisser.

MTV News’ 11 in ’11: Ashley Greene Talks 2011, ‘Breaking Dawn’ Fight Scene & Miley Cyrus Fans

Here’s an interview with Ashley Greene, found at

http://www.breakingdawnmovie.org/mtv-news-11-in-11-ashley-greene-talks-2011-breaking-dawn-miley-cyrus-fans/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+BreakingDawnMovie+(Breaking+Da

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Ashley Greene (aka Alice Cullen) is one of MTV News 11 to watch for in 2011!   Ashley answered questions from MTV News about 2011, Breaking Dawn fight scene with the Volturi and Miley Cyrus fans.

Yep, it’s going to be a big year for Greene. That’s why we’ve named her as one of MTV News’ 11 to Watch in 2011. During a break from the “Breaking Dawn” set in Louisiana, the actress answered some questions via e-mail, hitting on subjects like working with Cyrus, her most anticipated “Breaking Dawn” scene and what it was like to see Kristen Stewart as a vampire.

MTV: 2011 is shaping up to be a big year for you, coming off all the “Twilight” exposure and now having some prominent roles in “The Apparition,” “LOL” and a bunch of other projects coming down the line. Does 2011 feel like it’s going to be a particularly big year?

Ashley Greene: Definitely. I’m very excited for it. While it will be sad to finish filming the last installment of “The Twilight Saga,” I’m grateful to have so much to look forward to. There’s so much going on and so many wonderful opportunities popping up for 2011, and somehow I feel very Zen right now — I’m in a good place!

MTV: Do you have any goals for the year beyond what you’re already doing? What would you like to look back on at the end of the year and say, “I’m glad I accomplished that”?

Greene: “Twilight” and my upcoming projects have given me an amazing platform. I’m looking forward to doing as many diverse projects and roles as I can fit in this year! I’m also looking forward to continuing to make strides with mark’s m.powerment campaign; it’s important to me that I use my voice to inspire my young, female fans to pursue their dreams, just like I did. I’m so thankful for everything in 2010 and am extremely optimistic and excited about how much more can be accomplished this year.

MTV: Let’s talk “LOL.” We saw a lot of photos of you guys filming on location in Europe. Between “Twilight” fans and Miley fans, did you guys have to deal with a lot of paparazzi and people hanging outside set?

Greene: Miley is a phenomenon — she’s accomplished so much in the movie, TV and music worlds that it’s not surprising how much attention was attracted during filming. But we’re both professional and understand that we’re there to do our jobs. Work was our number-one priority, and everything else was background.

MTV: You’ve become a fashion icon in young Hollywood, and your “LOL” character certainly has a distinctive fashion style. Did you get to pick out any of your outfits? Keep anything? Become inspired by any of those looks?

Greene: I definitely have a say in them, but it’s more about what fits my character than me personally. In “LOL,” my character, Ashley, wears some pretty outrageous and provocative outfits that I’d never wear in real life! With Alice Cullen, we got to draw on Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O inspirations, which is a bit more me.

MTV: While filming “Apparition,” did you and Tom Felton ever compare notes about “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” fans?

Greene: Not so much comparing the fans as acknowledging how incredible they are. We are both so lucky to be a part of franchises that have ignited such a passion in young people. Very few actors get to be a part of that experience, so it’s humbling.

MTV: What “Breaking Dawn” scene are you most excited to film?

Greene: Most excited to film and see would be the big fight sequence against the Volturi. As a cast, we like to do as many of our own stunts as possible, so it’s fun and challenging to shoot those scenes. Jeff Imada, the stunt coordinator, is such a blast to work with as well. I’m learning so much from him.

MTV: Tell us about Bill Condon’s style on set. How does he differ from prior “Twilight” directors?

Greene: “There’s no way to describe what it’s like working with Bill Condon except incredible! He is so professional, patient and a fantastic leader. I get excited going to set every day knowing I get to work with him. Each director has brought such a different energy and perspective to the films. Bill is very relaxed and authoritative, in a good way. I feel very comfortable working with him.

MTV: Kristen Stewart said at the People’s Choice Awards that she filmed some scenes as a vampire. What was your reaction to seeing Kristen as a vamp?

Greene: Glad to have her officially join the Cullen family!

Kellan Lutz Interview In Scene Magazine!

Here’s an interview with Kellan Lutz, aka Emmett Cullen, found at

http://scenelouisiana.com/kellans-game/2011/01/

Nearly forty actors of his generation appeared inGeneration Kill, David Simon’s war opus that premiered on HBO in 2008. The acclaimed mini-series opens with a Humvee gunbattle in Iraq and a Marine playing dead, something Kellan Lutz wouldn’t be doing for long. “It was definitely a passion project for me, because my older brother was in the Marine Corps,” he told me as we spoke at The Loft in Baton Rouge. “I spent seven months in Africa, but grew up five years. To work with Alex, James Ransone, Billy Lush…a lot of these great guys we built friendships with for life.” Though many from the mini-series’ talented cast would eventually emerge, Generation Kill jumpstarted the careers of both Kellan Lutz and his co-star Alexander Skarsgard. After their seven-month tour of duty, Skarsgard booked True Blood. Kellan booked Twilight.

“All we did was work out, eat high protein meals. I was eating sixteen eggs a morning. That’s what helped me transition into Twilight: I was a big guy and that’s what Emmett called for,” Kellan remembers. “It was really funny to work with Alex, then I got Twilightand then he’s doing True Blood. I’m just so proud of him. He’s such a great guy and I was blessed to be a part of that Generation Kill crew.”

The success of Twilight rocketed its cast into the stratosphere, making Kellan and company household names overnight. But while the character of Emmett has given Kellan great exposure, he hasn’t been identified with the role in the same way that Christopher Reeve, while a talented actor, was forever Superman. The result is a great deal of freedom. “It’s been such an amazing process. I fell into acting and I found a passion for it and it’s really like a hobby to me. I have a great agent, we’ve been best friends, and we have the same dream: to not care about the money and to not care about the fame. We can be cool and collected and really plan my career.”

“I’m blessed to be doing the Twilight movies because I know I get to make multiple movies,” Kellan says. “So, let’s go find some independents with meaty parts: let’s find a drama, let’s find a comedy, let’s find a thriller, let’s find a romantic comedy, a love story. I know my strengths and weaknesses. So, I might not take the great paying jobs of playing the frat guy, playing the jock, playing the preppy boy, because that’s what people see me as already. I’d rather do something a little different. It’s very tough for me to be seen as vulnerable or someone who could be beaten up, so its tough to get those roles, but I’m all for it.”

The planning has paid off. While Kellan is currently in Baton Rouge filming Breaking Dawn, the two-part finale to The Twilight Saga, it isn’t the first time he’s filmed in Louisiana. Just a few months ago, he was the lead in two films that could not have been more different. While shooting the action-thriller The Killing Game in Baton Rouge, he was also starring in the romantic comedy Love, Wedding, Marriage in New Orleans.

“It was really one of the best moments in my acting career: doing two movies at the same time, shooting three days here and driving down to New Orleans with a six-hour turnaround, putting on a suit to do Love, Wedding, Marriage for two days. Then, driving back up, putting on prosthetics, getting all bloody and fighting. I didn’t have a single day off for thirty-three days,” he says. “And I was the lead in those two movies. I loved it, because I haven’t had that opportunity. Doing these two completely different projects was so challenging and I thrived on it. I never felt so energetic. A lot of times I only had three hours of sleep.”

“Kellan was an absolute delight,” says Lauren Thomas of Illusion Studios, the makeup artist responsible for creating his “wounds” in The Killing Game. “Even though he had another film going on at the same time, he was always first in, last out. He was just such a gentleman throughout the whole process. I know he was exhausted but he never showed it.”

The Killing Game is like The Running Man mixed with Gladiator,” Kellan continues. “Sam Jackson plays this new-age Caesar and I play the gladiator thrown into this Running Man-esque, fight to the death battleground.” In the romantic comedy Love, Wedding, Marriage, he plays Charlie, a newly married husband to Eva, a marriage psychologist played by Mandy Moore. It afforded Kellan an opportunity to work with actor Dermot Mulroney in his directorial debut.

“I play a typical, normal newlywed husband, who wants to have that first six months of a relationship, the honeymoon stage. You’re newly married and you just want to be with your wife,” says Kellan. “It was a tough movie for me. My character was just so matter of fact, so I didn’t have to be ‘large’ about it,” he says, indicating his own affable personality. “To have a director like Dermot who you can just go to…he was probably one of my most favorite directors to work with. He was just so nice and so easy going.”

In addition to Breaking Dawn, Love, Wedding Marriage and The Killing Game, Kellan also has Meskada, A Warrior’s Heart and Immortals, in which he plays the Greek god Poseidon. And while his career is clearly keeping him busy, he is careful to make time for causes he cares about.

“[My assistant] Richard and I just went down to New Orleans and worked with the St. Bernard Project, which is an amazing organization that helps rebuild communities and the homes destroyed by the levees breaking. We got to do some painting and woodwork. And there’s a lot of emotional and psychological trauma that comes with losing a house, so they have a great program to help,” Kellan says. “It’s so great when I do have time. And I’ve been blessed to shoot projects here in Louisiana, some in New Orleans and now some in Baton Rouge, where it’s only an hour drive on a day off to go.“

His work in Africa on Generation Kill also raised his awareness regarding the clean water problems of the developing world. “I’ve started working with Water.org, which was started by Matt Damon. That deals with bringing clean water to Africa so I’m really diving into that as well.” As he pointed out, many actors attach themselves to humanitarian projects for the publicity opportunities. It was clear to me that Kellan’s earnest interest is real, stemming from when he was growing up a young boy in a big family. Now, at twenty-five, Kellan Lutz is playing his own game.

Nikki Reed Interview With Zink Magazine

Here’s an interview with Nikki Reed, found at

http://www.breakingdawnmovie.org/nikki-reed-interview-with-zink-magazine/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+BreakingDawnMovie+(Breaking+Dawn+Movie)

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Nikki Reed (aka Rosalie Hale) is featured in the recent issue of Zink magazine (EDIT!  The interview is from 2008 but is featured currently in Zink)  Nikki talked about the fans, playing Rosalie and making minimum wage!    She also mentions Kristen Stewart.

About an hour before I meet Nikki Reed at L.A.’s famed Chateau Marmont, I get a text message: “Hey, it’s Nikki. Do you want to meet somewhere else?” After she picks a mom and pop coffeehouse on Melrose, blocks away from the trendy stores of Sunset Boulevard, she explains, “I know I should go through my publicist… but the Chateau is just so formal.” For an actress who just turned 20 and is about to appear in one of the most hyped movies of the year, Twilight, Reed is decidedly un-Hollywood. Wearing a flannel shirt and faded jeans, she is the antithesis of the Emmy party scene that has gone on all weekend. Did she go to any of the soirees? “No. I’m not on a show, so it feels wrong,” she says, though she did go to another event a few days earlier. “I went with Kristen [Stewart, her Twilight co-star], who happens to be, like, my best friend now. But once you’re in there, what do you do? You go, and it feels like, ‘Alright, let’s eat some hors d’oeuvres and chat.’ But why didn’t we just stay home and chat?” If Reed’s head is refreshingly screwed on straight, perhaps it’s because this isn’t her first go-round with being a young It Girl. In 2003, the actress catapulted onto the scene with the critically acclaimed Thirteen, a movie that she not only co-starred in with Evan Rachel Wood but also co-wrote with director Catherine Hardwicke. Since that time, Reed has starred in many films, including Mini’s First Time with Alec Baldwin and Cherry Crush, and she also did a stint on The O.C. But Twilight, her third teaming with Hardwicke (Reed also appeared in the director’s criminally underrated Lords of Dogtown), is unquestionably her biggest project to date. Based on the popular vampire novels by Stephenie Meyer, the movie is being counted on as a franchise, with Reed and her co-stars signing onto three movies before ever shooting. She felt the immensity of the

Twilight experience almost as soon as it was announced that she would play Rosalie. “This is by far the most terrifying thing I’ve ever attempted,” she says. “I got the first taste of what it was like to not please everybody when they released the first set of cast photos, which weren’t supposed to be released. In the book, Rosalie is like 6 feet tall and fair-skinned with blonde hair and light eyes, like a Swedish bikini model, not exactly me on paper. And when they released those photos, there was this huge uproar, like this big frenzy.” It was an abrupt transition back into Hollywood-land for Reed. At the time she got the call for Twilight, she was working on the island of Kauai in a clothing store as part of a bet with her brother. “He brought up a very valid point, which is that I’d never worked a normal job. I’ve worked hard; I’ve been living on my own since I was 14. But I didn’t know what it was like to make minimum wage,” she says. It was a humbling experience. “I walked around, and I was giving my resumé, which had nothing on it, to department stores just because my brother sort of bet me to see how long it would take me to get a job. And it was really difficult. I was pulling the whole, ‘But I’m an actor, and maybe you would’ve seen something I’ve done.’” The job quest and subsequent work was cake compared to the intensity of being in Twilight. “Some people are really supportive, and some people are so quick to pick everything apart and not understand that we’re actors playing characters in a book and that’s it, full stop, period,” she says. “And I’m definitely far away from [Rosalie], but I’ve never had people ask me questions as a character. Even when I’m going to lunch or going to dinner, people come up to the table and go, ‘Hey, Rosalie, my name is such and such. Do you really hate Bella?’” The surreality of that aside, Reed says, “I acknowledge what a phenomenon this series is; I think there’s a lot of subtext to these books. Kids like to feel like they’re reading more adult material, and this is the first book in a long time where things are softened in a way that makes it acceptable for a younger audience to read, whereas if you really get into it, it’s clear that it’s for a more adult audience. This book just cannot be categorized at all.” STEVE BALTIN Photographed by JEANEEN LUND

Hopefully everyone is over that mess of her playing Rosalie, especially after Eclipse.  Sheis Rosalie.   I’m not sure how old this interview is.  When did she and Kristen go to an event and what event?

Breaking Dawn News: Twilight Composer Carter Burwell Returns For Breaking Dawn!

Here’s some info on Breaking Dawn, found at

http://www.breakingdawnmovie.org/breaking-dawn-news-twilight-composer-carter-burwell-returns-for-breaking-dawn/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+BreakingDawnMovie+(Breaking+Daw

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According to The Playlist, the talented Carter Burwell (the composer for Twilight), will be returning to compose for Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2

Coen Brothers and Spike Jonze regular collaborator Carter Burwell is set to return to the ‘Twilight’ since working on the first film to perform scoring duties for the final installment of the series, the two parter “Twilight: Breaking Dawn.”Burwell has an existing relationship with the director of the final two parts, Bill Condon, having collaborated on “Kinsey” and “Gods And Monsters” and will return to the position after Alexandre Desplat followed him for ‘New Moon’ with Howard Shore stepping in for ‘Eclipse.’ Shooting began this past November all major cast members such as Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Anna Kendrick and Ashley Greene reprising their roles. The two parts will be shot as one project and will then be respectively released on November 18th, 2011 and November 16th, 2012. And in case you haven’t do so already, check out Burwell’s score “True Grit”; it’s ace.

This is very exciting! I’m hoping that Bella’s Lullaby is incorporated into Breaking Dawn somehow (in some way). I was disappointed that we didn’t hear it at all in New Moon and Eclipse (which was more than likely for copyright reasons?). However, that lullaby (whether you like it or you do not) was a big part in the novels as Edward always hummed it to Bella, or played it on the piano.

Your thoughts? Comment below!

Breaking Dawn Filming News: Wyck Godfrey Answers Some Of Our Burning Breaking Dawn Questions!

Here’s some info on Breaking Dawn, found at

http://www.breakingdawnmovie.org/breaking-dawn-filming-news-wyck-godfrey-answers-some-of-our-burning-breaking-dawn-questions/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:

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USA Today has an awesome new interview with Twilight Saga Producer, Wyck Godfrey. In the interview Wyck answers some of the more frequent questions the fans have had surrounding Breaking Dawn

Q: Where does the story split in half?

A: “We basically want to take the audience through the emotional part of Bella’s journey as she becomes a vampire. The first part will cover the wedding, the honeymoon and the birth.” The film ends just before she embarks on her supernatural transformation.

Q: The book has three segments, two of which present Bella’s point of view and a middle that’s devoted to the perspective of her rejected werewolf suitor, Jacob (Taylor Lautner). How is that handled?

A: “The story will break from her and follow Jacob throughout the course of the movie as he struggles with his own dilemma. There is a sense that as Bella and the Cullens (Edward’s makeshift vampire clan) deal with her pregnancy, the world is still turning outside with Jacob.”

Q: Why was Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning filmmaker best known for his musicals as the screenwriter of 2002′s Chicagoand the director of 2006′s Dreamgirls, selected as the director of the finale?

A: “These films have the most difficult stuff from a performance standpoint. With his history of directing, I can’t think of anyone who would be better at bringing out the best in an actor.” Plus, the director, who did the 1995 sequel to Candyman, is a fright-fare enthusiast. “He has an appetite for the genre and a passion for the Twilight books and movies.”

Q: Considering what goes on during the torturous birth process, how can the rating be PG-13?

A: With Twilight‘s core of under-18 fans, “it would be a crime against our audience to go R-rated.” However, “this is based on a much more mature book. We need to progress and be more sophisticated.”

A compromise: Having the bloody, bone-crushing delivery be seen only through Bella’s eyes. “She is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her. We only see what she sees.”

Q: How is the long-awaited consummation of Edward and Bella’s love portrayed?

A: Even though their physical relationship goes way beyond what was shown in the first three films, “it does not become soft porn. It is a legitimate and important part of the movie, romantic and sensual.”

EXCITING! I really think that Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2 is going to be amazing!

**Update**

Full interview found at

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2011-01-07-breakingdawn07_ST_N.htm

Torrid honeymoon sex in tropical Brazil.

The most horrifying pregnancy since Rosemary delivered her devil child.

The threat of a vampire massacre on a nuclear scale.

No wonder the film version of Breaking Dawn is coming out in two parts — the first arrives Nov. 18. (The second is due Nov. 16, 2012.)

The wrap-up to the film franchise that began in 2008 and has grossed nearly $1.8 billion worldwide is truly the event-filled mother-of-all Twilight tales, based on the massive fourth volume of Stephenie Meyer‘s literary phenom.

Even the most rabid Twi-hards have been nervous about how the sometimes graphic 754-page tome would translate on screen as the mixed-marriage spawn of courtly bloodsucker Edward Cullen and beloved human Bella (played by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart) leads to friction with the Volturi, who act as vampire royalty, and the werewolf-prone Quileute tribe.

But never fear, says producer Wyck Godfrey.

Speaking from the Baton Rouge set where both installments of Breaking Dawn are shooting simultaneously, Wyck answered some of the Twi-faithful’s more pressing questions.

Q: Where does the story split in half?

A: “We basically want to take the audience through the emotional part of Bella’s journey as she becomes a vampire. The first part will cover the wedding, the honeymoon and the birth.” The film ends just before she embarks on her supernatural transformation.

Q: The book has three segments, two of which present Bella’s point of view and a middle that’s devoted to the perspective of her rejected werewolf suitor, Jacob (Taylor Lautner). How is that handled?

A: “The story will break from her and follow Jacob throughout the course of the movie as he struggles with his own dilemma. There is a sense that as Bella and the Cullens (Edward’s makeshift vampire clan) deal with her pregnancy, the world is still turning outside with Jacob.”

Q: Why was Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning filmmaker best known for his musicals as the screenwriter of 2002’s Chicagoand the director of 2006’s Dreamgirls, selected as the director of the finale?

A: “These films have the most difficult stuff from a performance standpoint. With his history of directing, I can’t think of anyone who would be better at bringing out the best in an actor.” Plus, the director, who did the 1995 sequel to Candyman, is a fright-fare enthusiast. “He has an appetite for the genre and a passion for the Twilightbooks and movies.”

Q: Considering what goes on during the torturous birth process, how can the rating be PG-13?

A: With Twilight‘s core of under-18 fans, “it would be a crime against our audience to go R-rated.” However, “this is based on a much more mature book. We need to progress and be more sophisticated.”

A compromise: Having the bloody, bone-crushing delivery be seen only through Bella’s eyes. “She is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her. We only see what she sees.”

Q: How is the long-awaited consummation of Edward and Bella’s love portrayed?

A: Even though their physical relationship goes way beyond what was shown in the first three films, “it does not become soft porn. It is a legitimate and important part of the movie, romantic and sensual.”

Q: At the end of Breaking Dawn, about 70 or so vampires from around the world gather to face off with the Cullens and their allies plus Jacob’s wolf pack. How can you keep both portions of the storytelling equally compelling?

A: “The second half is more of an action film in terms of life-and-death stakes.” But the domestic moments of the first film possess an emotional punch. “There are the pangs of newlywed tension that occur that are relatable even in a fantasy film. Marriage is not quite the experience that they thought it was.”

Q: Is there any chance that Condon could sneak in a musical number?

A: There might be traditional dancing at the wedding. But don’t expect any of the wolf pack to suddenly howl a tune or do a soft-shoe shuffle.

Although, as Godfrey jokes, “We just had a whole line of actors marching toward the camera. We could have them practice a chorus line with vampires doing kicks.”