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Breaking Dawn Clips at 2011 Comic Con

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‘Breaking Dawn’: Comic-Con premieres Bella-Edward honeymoon footage

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The 6,000-plus plus fans at Hall H were not disappointed at theBreaking Dawn panel today. Director Bill Condon, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson (with a half-shaved head!) took the stage and wasted little time in showing two exclusive clips from the film. The first featured Taylor Lautner as Jacob negotiating with the Sam-led wolf pack, and how it would be he that would destroy Bella and Edward’s baby (we all know how that turns out).

But the clip that caused some major squeals out in the audience (watch our video interview with fans below) was the hotly anticipated honeymoon scene out on Isle Esme. When Bella and Edward enter the bedroom, an ear-deafening cheer went up as the large white bed was centered on screen. (“Feaaaaathers,” one voice shouted from the back of the hall.) After Bella tells Edward she needs “a few human minutes” (“Don’t take too long Mrs. Cullen,” Edward replies while an audible swoon swept through Hall H), we see Bella brushing her teeth, her hair, shaving her legs, looking at her suitcase filled with lacy underclothings with panic and telling herself not to be a coward. Cut to a moonlit beach and Bella in a towel — that is, before she drops it. Afterwards: A shirtless Edward seen from behind in the water. It is hard to describe just how enthusiastic the fan reaction was, but suffice it to say, it was met with some major approval.

But for the cast, it was the birth scene of Bella and Edward’s baby that seemed to be the collective favorite. The scene took two days to shoot, they said, and Pattinson liked that it gave him a chance to play an out-of-control Edward for a change. “It was nice to play,” he said. “He’s trying to help, but he doesn’t know what to do. He was totally annihilated by the whole thing.”

Stewart agreed. “I thought it was so cool,” she said. “I think we tried to go as hard core as we could.”

‘Twilight’ cast surprises Comic-Con fans with breakfast

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Just a little after 6:15 a.m., faithful Twi-hard fans, who have long been lined up outside of Comic-Con’s Hall H, were rewarded for their efforts when cast members from Breaking Dawnshowed up to give their thanks with with a surprise breakfast.

Nikki Reed (Rosalie), Ashley Greene (Alice), Elizabeth Reaser (Esme), Boo Boo Stewart (Seth Clearwater), and Julia Jones (Leah Clearwater), sneaked up on on Camp Breaking Dawn. Fans, who were just waking up from a long night in line, thought the surprise were the freeTwilight posters and mugs being given out by the studio. Little did they know!

Unsurprisingly, when members of the Cullen clan and the wolfpack showed up (with apples, bananas, muffins and water), a delighted cheer rippled down the line, as Reed and Greene posed for photos and signed autographs. (More than one fan wished Reed congratulationson her recent engagement to American Idol season 10 contestant Paul McDonald.) “I was very sleepy, but now I’m awake,” Jones joked as she posed for a photograph. “This is my first San Diego Comic-Con and this is some other level.” Her favorite scene from the upcoming film, she said, was a quiet one between Leah and Jacob (Taylor Lautner). “It was so nice… and really poignant. It was just the two of us — usually there are so many characters around. It was this beautiful day.”  Next up, she had to ready herself for the scene that will take place in a few hours at Hall H when the cast assembles on stage.  ”The shrieking is the most shocking thing,” she said. “But here we go!”

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Longtime fans Jennifer Cardoso, 37, from northern California, and San Diego native Jasmine Arreasa, 14, were in high spirits after waiting in line for over 24 hours. “Security is much better this time around,” said Cardoso, who had previously attending Comic-Con for Eclipse, and said she was most excited to see Robert Pattinson later in the day. (Arreasa said for her it was Taylor Lautner. The love triangle continues!) Both women said they were most looking forward to Bella and Edward’s honeymoon on the big screen. “There will be feathers,” said Cardoso.

Boo Boo Stewart said he had been to last year’s Comic-Con as a fan. This year, he said, while looking at the crowd taking pictures of him, is different. “They’ve been waiting for such a long time … they’ve been out here since Monday,” he said with a grin. “It’s just… awesome.”

Elizabeth Reaser, signing autographs and talking to fans nearby, agreed. “This is the whole reason for coming to Comic-Con.”

Comic-Con: Watch, Listen or Read the BREAKING DAWN Press Conference with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Bill Condon and Comic-Con 2011: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 Panel Recap

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Earlier this morning, before taking the stage in Hall H at Comic-Con, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and director Bill Condon sat down with a huge group of reporters and answered a ton of questions about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.  In the next hour or so we’ll have the full transcript and a proper intro, but for now, hit the jump to watch the entire press conference or listen to the audio.  They talked about the challenges of making the final two movies,  their favorite scenes, and a lot more.  In addition, I was in the front row, so the video is pretty good.  Hope you like.

[Update: We’ve added the full transcript after the jump.]

If you’d like to listen to the press conference, click here.  The audio might be better than the audio in the video.  It actually might be better to sync the two up.  I tried to in the edit, but ran into some tech problems.

And if you missed Matt’s recap of the Breaking Dawn panel in Hall H, click here. (I have it located at bottom of this article)

Christina Radish here. With Comic-Con in full swing, of course one of the big draws this year was the cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Pt. 1. Fans got in line starting on Monday, for the Thursday morning appearance by the actors, in order to see highly anticipated footage from what marks the start of the final story in the vampire saga, and Summit kicked things off with a press conference prior to all the Hall H insanity.

During the interview, stars Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, along with director Bill Condon, talked about being loved all over the world, the level of secrecy involved in filming the wedding of Bella and Edward, how graphic and violent the birth scene seemed during filming, the difficulty for Taylor in figuring out how to imprint, how apprehensive Rob was about taking his shirt off, and Kristen’s embarrassment at her inability to pick up one of the kids playing Renesmee. The full transcript is below:

Question: How was it to film in Brazil?

CONDON: It was great. It was amazing. That’s where Stephenie [Meyer] wrote the honeymoon. She actually had been. We went in search of what she wrote, and I think we found it. It was very cool. We would take a trip to work everyday. That was great. We got stranded. That was not.

STEWART: It was nice being able to shoot on the actual streets and see the people. To see that, within the context of this movie is definitely jarring, in a great way.

What’s it like to be loved all over the world?

PATTINSON: It’s nice. It’s different. I don’t know if it’s love, necessarily. Shooting in Brazil, it’s interesting. One of the interesting things about having an international fanbase is that every single country has a different reaction to you and to the movie. Shooting on the street in Brazil – compared to people trying to sneak a picture of something, if you’re shooting in the States or Canada – people would literally just try to grab you. It was pretty fun. It would happen on the set, in the shot.

LAUTNER: I was not there. I do love Brazil, but I was not there. But, they came back and showed me this pictured. They told me first that there was an extra that looked just like me. They showed me this picture and I even thought it was me. It was the weirdest thing. They had to place him further back, in case the camera accidentally went over him.

STEWART: He was acting like Taylor, too. He looked like an Eclipse poster.

CONDON: Totally rewriting the story, they go on their honeymoon, and there is Jacob.

LAUTNER: That would have been so hilarious, if the camera was going over while Edward and Bella were walking through, and Jacob was just standing there, watching them.

Do you think the Breaking Dawn movies will truly be the end of the Twilight Saga?

PATTINSON: Yeah, they’ll have Breakfast Time, or something. There’s TwilightEclipseBreaking Dawn and then Brunch. I don’t know. It’s up to Stephenie [Meyer], really.

LAUTNER: I second that.

CONDON: Stephenie already said it’s the end of the Bella/Edward story. But, especially in the second movie, there are so many new characters, I’m not sure, but I suspect she’ll want to revisit them, at some point.

PATTINSON: You sound like you have some secret knowledge.

Out of all of the Twilight films, what was the most secretive scene that you had to film?

STEWART: The wedding, definitely. It was like Secret Service style insane. The crew was completely inconvenienced, grumbling around the set like, “I can’t have my cell phone!”

LAUTNER: They were like, “No cell phone! No email!”

STEWART: It was like, “You don’t understand what this means to us! Thank you so much! If this dress gets on the Internet, I’ll die!” But, that really was crazy.

CONDON: And then, there was a helicopter right as you were ready to take your vows.

STEWART: I had a Volturi cloak on because that’s all that we had to cover up. It was really funny.

What was the scene that you felt was the most exposed to fans?

PATTINSON: We didn’t have to do anything that was too intimate, where there were a lot of people around. Or, we didn’t know there were a lot of people around.

STEWART: We didn’t know when we were being photographed. That was always a weird experience, after the fact. It was like, “Oh, that whole scene! Awesome!”

LAUTNER: A lot of the movie takes places inside, so most of our time was spent in Baton Rouge, filming on a stage, and then we had two months in Vancouver. Breaking Dawn is very intimate. And, I feel like they did a really good job at allowing us to be creative and just be with each other. We didn’t have to focus on being distracted, or anything like that, on this movie.

STEWART: They protected us.

Kristen, Breaking Dawn is such an emotional journey for Bella, with the wedding, honeymoon and being pregnant. What was it like filming all of that for months, and how did all of that affect you, personally?

STEWART: I can’t draw a line between myself and stuff that I do. It’s funny, I don’t want to sound like it’s just about this, but really with everything I do, it’s hard for me to take myself out of it. I’d been building up to this for four years. I was 17 when I started doing these movies. This really is loaded with those really cathartic, impactful, huge life moments, and they’re not all completely fantasy. They’re really very rooted in a reality that I can completely see myself in, and anyone who reads the book could imagine. Shooting the scenes, I had to realize that these moments will find themselves naturally. I can’t let the book punch me in the face every morning to wake me up. You have to let the moments happen, and they did. I just went for it. I do feel like it’s very, very close to the book, and a really sincere telling of the story, but at the same time, there are bits that are surprises, that surprised me too, in the more iconic bits, like the wedding and on the honeymoon.

CONDON: The thing that amazed me is that there’s no bigger fan of Twilight than Kristen. She’s approached it as an actress, but she’s also like, “I know what it felt like, when I was reading this the first time.” She was always pushing to make sure she was capturing that feeling. She did put that pressure on herself.

STEWART: That feels like such a self-conscious answer, but yeah.

Bill, do you feel like there’s a theme running through your films of societal repression and people not being allowed to be themselves?

bill_condon_image_01CONDON: It would sound really pretentious to say that, but I do feel like I am drawn to people who are outsiders that are yearning, and all these characters are. Jacob is yearning, all the time. Edward and Bella are trying to find a way to live the life that they were meant to.

Do you guys have a favorite scene in these last two films?

CONDON: I have a lot of them.

LAUTNER: I’ve always been able to choose one, for all the movies, but I’m about ready to let you down. I’m so sorry. I’ve always been able to choose one, for every single movie, but this one, I can’t! I don’t know. There’s so much going on is this move, and all of the characters are dealing with their own little things. It’s impossible for me to choose my favorite scene in this movie. Jacob changes so much, from the beginning to the end, so it’s hard for me to choose. I don’t know. It’s weird.

STEWART: There’s a scene with Bella and Charlie at the wedding, that I love so much. And also, there’s one with Renee as well. There’s one after the other and I really liked them.

PATTINSON: The birth scene is so different to everything else in the movie. For a fantasy series that has a young-ish audience, I find it interesting. It goes quite far. It’s quite hard core. It’s quite graphic. It was when we were doing it, anyway.

STEWART: It felt overtly graphic.

PATTINSON: But, there’s no other way to do it. If you read the book, there’s no way to do it in any kind of tamed way. It was fun. It felt like it was brave.

Bill, when you were announced for this project, one of the points that you made was that you were a big fan of Dark Shadows. What was the appeal of that for you, and what are you feeling about these genres, in general?

CONDON: I don’t know. I was a kid and I would run home to see that show. There were all kinds of creatures, but it was mostly vampires and Barnabas Collins. I think it was growing up in a very intense Catholic household that makes you a little twisted. Whatever new vampires are around, I’ve always been interested in them, as I was with Twilight.

Do you guys ever wish that this was a small independent film that ran on the Sundance Channel? Your lives would be very different. How do you tune out the enormous distractions and just do the work?

STEWART: If this was a tiny little independent movie that only ran on Sundance, then we would not be able to do the movie justice. Maybe the first few, but this one is really a big movie. It’s nice to be indulgent. It’s nice to shoot for six months with an A-lister (Bill Condon). We wouldn’t be sitting here doing a press conference about it. We’d be sitting in some cool little, snowy, lofty place in Sundance.

Comic-Con is all about embracing your inner nerd. What are some of the nerdy or geeky things that you’ve learned about each other?

STEWART: I think I’m always cool.

PATTINSON: I don’t think Kristen would say it’s nerdy, but she literally only watches the cooking channel, especially on set. It’s bizarre. She has a TV in the make-up trailer, which is always on. It’s her only diva-ish behavior, having the cooking channel on, at all times, in every room.

STEWART: And, you all reap the benefits.

LAUTNER: It’s true.

STEWART: Taylor can dance, and he never wants to say that he can.

LAUTNER: No, that’s so not true!

STEWART: He can move his hips better than I will ever dream. It’s crazy! He can move!

PATTINSON: That’s not nerdy. That’s awesome!

STEWART: You should see how he does it. It’s always to the craziest music.

LAUTNER: You’re right. I’ll give you that one. In the hair and make-up trailer. It’s where things happen.

Besides the wedding scene, what scene were you most nervous or apprehensive about shooting, knowing that you really had to pull it off?

LAUTNER: I was pretty nervous about imprinting. I was given an X on a wall, and I had to walk into the room, on the verge of killing this baby, and then stop, twist and imprint on it, whatever that means.

PATTINSON: That sounds amazing! That’s Jacob’s signature move.

LAUTNER: That was challenging. I spent a lot of time talking to Bill [Condon] and to Stephenie [Meyer] and asking, “Okay guys, what exactly does imprinting even look like?” It was tough, so I sure hope it comes across all right.

CONDON: He did beautifully.

PATTINSON: Embarrassingly, the thing I was most nervous about was taking my shirt off.

STEWART: At least he’s honest. That’s cool.

PATTINSON: So much of the books are about Edward’s body, and I’ve managed to avoid having my shirt off, the whole series. In the book, it’s almost every three pages. I was like, “I don’t think I can wear a t-shirt when I’m in the sea, or a onesie.” I look like an inflatable frankfurter in the sea.

What was the most awkward scene you had to shoot?

STEWART: I couldn’t pick up the kid sometimes. We have Mackenzie Foy, who is an amazing little kid. She’s the coolest kid ever, and smarter than me, in a lot of ways. Then, we had these other little girls, who would come in to play the younger version of Renesmee, and they’re all very awesome little kids, but not having them there every day, I was awkward and I can’t handle that. Me and McKenzie were awesome, but I just couldn’t really deal with that. I looked ridiculous. They were bigger than me, in some cases. I should have put the kid on my head, or something. That was just not a good day.

CONDON: This girl had to run toward Billy Burke, but instead kept running into a wall. So, I was like, “No, you’ve got to carry her,” and she said, “Okay, I’ll do it,” and then, she peed on you.

STEWART: I was holding her and she just peed, and that’s fine. She was so nervous.

PATTINSON: Talking about the baby, we had an animatronic baby for one bit. It was Kristen’s scene, where Bella had to be introduced to the baby, for the first time.

STEWART: In the book, that was one of my favorite parts. And then, to know that you’re not going to be looking at a real child was weird.

PATTINSON: It was Chucky from Child’s Play.

STEWART: And the guy was sweating right below my eyeline. They’d get the hand up to touch your face, and then it sticks to your hair and pulls a little bit, and you’re like, “Ah, get that thing off me. Get me a baby! This is ridiculous! And, it had hair and it’s a newborn baby. I know that that’s in the book and you can imagine how cool that would be.

PATTINSON: It looked like the trolls that you put on the at the end of your pencil.

CONDON: It was the weirdest thing, looking at the dailies. I would call cut and the baby’s eyes were still moving.

PATTINSON: It was Chucky Renesmee.

How do you guys deal with the middle-aged women who love you? Does it creep you out?

PATTINSON: I’m not creeped out at all by it. I guess to be creeped out by it, you’d have to be creeped out by middle-aged women in general, which I’m not. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

LAUTNER: But, no complaints here.





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I’m not a Twilight fan and I think I’ve made that as clear as humanly possible to the readers of the site.  But in Hall H this morning, I’m in the minority.  Fans have been lined up for days to get their first look at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.  We were shown two scenes from thefilm and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner talked about the controversial birth scene, the journey of their characters, and adorable children ask adorable questions.

Hit the jump for my report on the Comic-Con panel for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.  The film opens November 18th.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Part 1 posterThey kick off with some footage but before that happens, director Bill Condon walks on stage.  No one here knows who he is and they damn well should.  He tells the audience that this is the third act of the story and that Breaking Dawn – Part 1turns into a horror movie in the second half.  Then Stewart, Pattinson, and Lautner come on stage and the crowd damn sure well knows who they are.  The shrieks are unsurprisingly ear-splitting because they’re so damn handsome.

First question from moderator Eric Moro: What was it like to shoot the wedding?  The wedding comes at the end of the film and Stewart says she was most excited to shoot that scene.  There was also “crazy, secret service security” as she got into her dress.  She jokes at how lame it sounds to call the wedding scene, “her day”.

Pattinson talks about shooting the honeymoon scenes in Brazil and Pattinson says it’s beautiful.  Clearly, he has never seen City of God.  Pattinson jokes that the torrential downpour had them playing board games inside rather than “making passionate love on the beach.”

We’re about to see the first of two big scenes from the movie.  The first scene is where Jacob has joined up with the Cullens to be protected from the werewolves.  He talks with Carlisle and Esmee about getting Bella more blood but it’s clearly an uneasy alliance.  He then goes to confront Sam and his old wolf pack to tell them to back off, and that when the “problem” comes along (presumably Bella’s child), he’ll kill it.

After the clip, Lautner comments that Jacob really matures in this film.  I know Twilight fans want me to be neutral or positive on what I saw, but his lack of acting ability just makes what should feel like a serious scene come off as comical.

The next scene takes place on the first night of Bella and Edward’s honeymoon.  It’s worth noting that Edward doesn’t look anywhere near as pale as he does in previous films.  In the earlier films he looked like an albino and here he’s just slightly pale and also kind of sweaty.  When the scene opens, Bella and Edward look over their dope honeymoon sweet and then they enter the bedroom and anxiously look over the bed.  Edward then suggests they go for a swim in the ocean.  Bella says she’ll be there in a moment and then the tone almost becomes a romantic comedy.  Poppy music starts playing as she brushes her teeth, shaves her legs, and tries to pick the right sexy underwear.  She then tells herself “Don’t be a coward.”  Then, draped in a towel, she goes out to the beach and sees Edward in the distanced swimming.  She then drops the towel and from the waste up we can see her walk towards the water with shirtless Edward in the distance.  It felt a little cruel that you have a shirtless Robert Pattinson in a scene and you don’t show this crowd a close-up.

During the Q&A, both Stewart and Pattinson talk about the controversial birth scene.  They describe it as something unlike any other birthing scene ever, that there’s a sense of danger that pervades it, and that while Bella is ravenous for more blood and it feels like “there’s running through her veins,” Edward feels helpless and being “totally annihilated by the situation.”

Lautner also says the birth scene is his favorite in the movie and he credits Condon will the way it turned out.  It’s an intense scene but the actors have to all talk around it.  Even my interest is piqued although it’s more in a perverse way than genuine excitement.

Condon says that they have about 15 songs planned for the film, but they can’t say which because the deals haven’t been finalized.

Lautner says that Pattinson gives him a nice punch after Edward finds out that Jacob has “imprinted” on Edward’s newborn daughter, Renesmee (a werewolf falls in love with a baby).  Lautner also commented on how this is the first film that also puts the story at Jacob’s POV as well as Bella’s.  Stewart adds that because Bella withdraws from the other characters, the film is smart to move away from her and to Jacob.  After New Moon, I certainly wouldn’t mind less of crazy Bella.

Then supporting cast members Julia Jones, Elisabeth Reese, Nikki Reed, and Ashley Greene join the panel.  Moro asks them about their characters and how they develop in the film because it’s clear that the audience only has questions for Stewart, Pattinson, and Lautner.

As always, adorable children are adorable (the winner is a kid who asks Pattinson, “What was it like to have the baby with Bella?”), people ask what it’s like working with other hot actors,

Condon talks about shooting during the Rio Film Festival and the great Brazilian crew that worked with them for six weeks.  As for horror, Condon talks about being influenced by Hitchcock and that it’s pure cinema creating such a feeling of tension.  It’s also not the birth scene that is intense, but also the wolf attack and everything that happens in the last 30 minutes.  He also talks about trying to remain faithful to the books and knowing the material inside and out despite the “intensity” (which seems like the kind way to refer the most controversial book in the series) of the source material.

Click here for all our Comic-Con 2011 coverage.

SDCC 2011: Highlights of the ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ Press Conference

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Before Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the gang head over to San Diego Comic-Con’s infamous Hall H to introduce The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 to a thounsand screaming Twihards, they sat down with an equally rapid group of press people to discuss the franchise’s legacy and what to expect from this new movie. Here are some of highlights (and you can check out even more details at Movielineand HitFix’s live blogs):

ALTFirst up at the press conference were Elizabeth Reaser,Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Julia Jones, and Boo Boo Stewart who recounted stories of finding out they were cast in the movies. Greene called her parents, Reaser had no idea what to do, saying, I hadn’t read the books, so I didn’t really know the scope of what I was getting into,” and Nikki Reed agreed. Apparently Julia Jones had some foresight—she was pumped!

When the topic of more Twilight movies came up, Reaser summed up the general look on everyone’s face: “I think Stephenie [Meyer]’s done with us.”

Of course, the wedding scene was a top priority for questioners and the cast remained fairly mum on the saga’s pivotal moment. Greene told the journalists she thought the wedding was a fun scene to shoot, mostly because everyone was hanging out together and that it “reminded [her] of the baseball scene.” Boo Boo chimed inon the wedding too: “I just thought it was really cold outside.”

After wrapping up and snapping a few photos for the crowd, the co-star gang filed out to make way for Stewart, Lautner, Pattinson and director Bill Condon. With only a few minutes before their big footage presentation, the leadstook the stage and started fielding questions.

First up: Brazil. The South American country was home to the anticipated honeymoon scenes in Breaking Dawnand the movie strove to shoot in real locations. “It was nice being able to shoot on the actual streets and see the people,” said Stewart. Apparently the fans in Brazil are even bigger Twihards than here in the States, with onlookers trying to grab Pattinson as he went to and from set. Thankfully he and Lautner both survived, although if Taylor had kicked the bucket, there was apparently a carbon copy lookalike standing by in Brazil—and it freaked Lautner out. Stewart elaborated: “He looked like an Eclipse poster.”

ALTUnlike Ashley Greene, Pattinson gave hope for future Twilightinstallments, saying, “There are so many characters, I suspect [Stephenie Meyer] will want to revisit them at some time.”

When topic of how the sex scene and the pregnancy affected her, Stewart delivered an elegant response: ““It’s hard for me to take myself out of it. I’ve been building up to these moments for 4 years, I was 17 when we started. This one is loaded with those huge cathartic moments, and they’re rooted in a reality that I can see myself in. Shooting these scenes, I had to realize that these moments would happen naturally and I couldn’t punch myself in the face with the book every morning.”

Next, the cast and Condon picked their favorite moments from Breaking Dawn. Lautner’s danced around the question, noting, “I’ve always been able to choose one… But this one I can’t. I don’t know. There’s so much going on in this movie and all of the characters are dealing with their own little things.” Stewart thought her favorite might be the wedding scene with Charlie, while Pattinson chooses the soon-to-be-infamous birth scene.

Bill Condon teased the audience about the footage they were about to see, telling the folks that they were about to see the topless scene. Collective jaws assumably dropped in the room.

Stewart and Pattinson talked about shooting with a real life baby and its animatronic counterpart. Pattinson compared the robot doll to Chucky from Child’s Play.  Stewart was a little more kind: “It had hair and it’s a newborn baby. I know that’s in the book and you can imagine how cool that would be.”

Finally, on the subject of older women hitting on the gentlemen, Pattinson swiftly ended the conference with “Different strokes for different folks, I guess!”

And that’s a wrap. Keep an eye on our Comic-Con page and our Twilight:  Breaking Dawn section for more info (the panel is up next!).

Comic-Con Live-Blog: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner ‘Breaking Dawn’ press conference

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Welcome dear friends to the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” press conference with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Bill Condon, taking place on Thursday (July 21) morning at the Bayfront Hilton at San Diego’s Comic-Con.

In the past, wifi in this hotel has been a nightmare, but assuming it holds up, I’ll be live-blogging up a storm.

8:53 a.m. The press conference is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. There are no guarantees, of course.

8:55 a.m. Also, please forgive me when I do something stupid like misspell “Renesmee” It’s gonna happen. Guaranteed.

8:57 a.m. Microphone check. Get excited!

9:01 a.m. You’re not missing anything. Nothing has started. I promise. Cameras everywhere. iPads and computers out everywhere. I have a desperate desire to type about absolutely nothing just to make sure that the wifi is actually working in this room. Seriously, y’all, it’s a miracle. Cross your fingers it holds up and doesn’t conk out just when Robert Pattinson says how much he loves his fans.

9:06 a.m. This press conference will be followed, by the way, by a second press conference featuring a slew of Cullens and whatnot. I’ll be trying to live-blog that as well. Yes, it’s that kind of day. I’ll also be live-blogging the Comic-Con panel for “Game of Thrones” in the afternoon, if you care.

9:09 a.m. One minute warning…

9:10 a.m. CHANGE IN SCHEDULE! Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Julia Jones first. THE CULLENS URL.

9:35 a.m. Sorry about the tease there, y’all. Our schedule had this press conference first and then they swapped! But Rob, Tyler and Kristen (plus Bill Condon) will be here any minute.

9:37 a.m. ANOTHER CHANGE. Now we Veronica Roth, author of “Divergent.” Soon. I promise. Sorry.

9:46 a.m. Veronica Roth done. Isaac Marion, author of “Warm Bodies” is up now. Pretty clearly they’re making us wait til the end at this point.

10:02 a.m. Now, Erin Morgenstern, author of “The Night Circus.”

10:12 a.m. Wifi struggling suddenly… But we’ve got the big conference coming up any minute…

10:21 a.m. We’re waiting, incidentally. It’s not that my wifi is preventing updates… This is going to end up being a short press conference, because the stars have a Hall H panel to get to…

10:32 a.m. They swear we;re getting started…

10:33 a.m. Out comes Bill Condon. In plaid. Kristen Stewart is wearing a see-through white shirt and a black bra. Really. Is this a good idea?

10:34 a.m. The first question is about filming in brazil and being loved all over the world. “That’s where Stephanie wrote the honeymoon… and we went in search of what she wrote,” Condon says. “It was nice being able to shoot on the actual streets and see the people,” Stewart says. “One of the interesting things about having an international fanbase is that every single country has a different reaction to you and to the movie,” says Rob, so says that Brazilians would actually try to grab them during shoots. Taylor found it weird that there was an extra in Brazil who looked just like him. He wasn’t there, but he saw a picture and agreed he looked exactly like him. “He looked like an ‘Eclipse’ poster,” Kristen says.

10:37 a.m. Do they actually expect this to be the end of the “Twilight” saga. Pattinson suggests that after “Breaking Dawn,” sequels could include “Breakfast Time” and “Brunch.” Condon says that Meyer has said that other characters might be revisited. “It’s not like we have some secret knowledge,” Pattinson insists.

10:38 a.m. What was the most secretive scene? And what was most exposed? “The wedding was like secret-service-style insane,” Stewart recalls. “And then there was a helicopter right as you were about to take your vows,” Condon recalls. In terms of being exposed, Stewart adds, “We didn’t know when we were being photographed.” Lautner adds, “Most of our time we were in Baton Rouge on a stage… ‘Breaking Dawn’ is very intimate and I feel like they did a really good job allowing us to be creative… We didn’t have to focus on being distracted.” Stewart adds, “They protected us.”

10:42 a.m. “I can’t draw a line between myself and the stuff I do,” Stewart says of Bella’s transformations. “I’ve been building up to these moments for four years. I was 17 when I started doing this movie.” She notes that the movie is full of big, cathartic moments, but she says that they’re “rooted in reality.” She says, “Shooting these scenes, I had to realize that these moments would happen naturally and I couldn’t punch myself in the face with the book every morning.” She says it’s close to the book, but they added bits. She promises “surprises” in the wedding and the honeymooon. “There’s no bigger fan of ‘Twilight’ than Kristen,” Condon insists.

10:43 a.m. Does Condon say think “Breaking Dawn” is thematically similar to his other work? “I feel like I always look into people who are outsiders in some way,” Condon says.

10:43 a.m. Favorite scene in “Breaking Dawn”? “I’ve always been able to choose one… But this one I can’t. I don’t know. There’s so much going on in this movie and all of the characters are dealing with their own little things,” Lautner says. Stewart says that her favorite scene is one with Charlie at the wedding. Pattinson says, “I think the birth scene… For a fantasy scenes that has kind of a youngish audience, it goes very far.” He calls it “hardcore” and says “There was no other way to do it.”

10:45 a.m. Bill Condon recalls the joy of rushing home to watch “Dark Shadows.” He says, “Whatever new vampire’s come around, I’ve always been interested in it, as I was with ‘Twilight.'”

10:46 a.m. Did the stars ever wish this was a small indie movie? “If this was a tiny little independent film that only ran on Sundance, we wouldn’t be able to do the movie justice,” Stewart says. She adds, “It’s nice to shoot for six-months with an A-lister.” But she adds, “We’d be having the same conversation, probably.”

10:47 a.m. What geeky things have they learned about each other? “Kristen literally only watches the cooking channel. And especially on set, it’s bizarre. She has a TV in her trailer and it’s always on. It’s her only diva-ish behavior,” Pattinson says. “And you all reap the benefits,” Stewart insists. She goes on… “Taylor… I have one, but I’m not going to say.” She adds, “Taylor can dance… He can move his hips better than I can ever dream. Literally, it’s crazy.” Pattinson interrupts, “That’s not nerdy, it’s awesome.”

10:49 a.m. Most difficult scene? Taylor says, “I was pretty nervous about imprinting. I was given an X on the wall,” Stewart interjects, “What did you want? Her to be sitting there?” Lautner says, “I don’t think there was an ideal scenario.” He adds, “I spent a lot of time talking to Bill and Stephanie. It was like, ‘What does imprinting even look like?'” Robert says the most difficult thing was taking his shirt off. “At least he’s honest,” Stewart adds.

10:55 a.m. Most awkward scene? And what will they miss most? Yes, many of these characters are similar. “I couldn’t pick up the kid sometimes… We had Mackenzie Foy who’s an amazing little kid, an incredible kid, smarter than me…” Stewart says, admitting that she could only handle Foy, but not the other kids who played younger versions of her baby. There was one kid who was a particular problem. “There was one kid who was supposed to run to Billy Burke, but she kept running into a wall,” Condon remembers. “She was so nervous,” Stewart adds. Pattinson says they also had an animatronic baby for one scene, specifically the scene where Bella is first introduced to her baby. “To see little Chucky from ‘Child’s Play’…” Pattinson says. “It had hair and it’s a newborn baby. I know that’s in the book and you can imagine how cool that would be,” Stewart says of the animatronic baby.

10:56 a.m. How have Rob and Taylor dealt with middle-aged female fans. And have they been creeped out? “To be creeped out by it, you’d have to be creeped out by middle-aged women, which I’m not. Different strokes for different folks, I guess,” Rob says. “”No complaints here,” Taylor adds.

11:00 a.m. That’s all, folks. Thanks so much for following along. I hope I did a good enough job. We’ll have video up later on HitFix!

Comic-Con Live-Blog: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Press Conference

Here’s some more coverage of the Breaking Dawn comic con panel, found at

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Comic-Con 2011 kicks off today with Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1, with stars Kristen StewartRobert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner and more cast joining director Bill Condon in San Diego. Follow along and refresh for updates as they happen from the morning press conference, scheduled to start at 9 am PT!

9:10 Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Julia Jones, and Booboo Stewart are first up, sharing their Comic-Con experiences. Reaser and co-stars greeted fans at 6am who’d camped out overnight. Aww. It’s Booboo’s first Con!

9:13 When Ashley Greene got the Twilight gig, the first person she called was her dad. Jones has heard everyone’s “I got the call” story. Stewart got the call, “then my mom made me go do yardwork outside.”

9:16 Reaser on wrapping the film: “It’s just so weird to end something, and five movies… it hit us, we were in shock.” But she knows the promo campaign will last a while longer. Whispers: “It’s never gonna end.”

9:17 Reaser on the possibility of reprising her role in additional Twilight films, post-Breaking Dawn: “I think Stephenie’s done with us.”

9:19 Reed on Rosalie and Bella’s relationship in Breaking Dawn: “I think they find some sort of middle ground… Rosalie wants to be a mom so she finds a way to work through her anger…”

9:20 Reaser’s favorite deleted scene: “There was a scene that was deleted in the first movie, it was our little sexy scene. I remember that was a good scene. I kept wanting it to be more sexy. Catherine Hardwicke and I wanted it to be more hot, we were like ‘They’re going to go do something else now.’ and Peter was like, ‘No, no, no…’”

9:24 The Wedding Scene! Cast is tight-lipped, but they can at least say:

Greene: “At least filming wise, we do have the most fun when we’re all together… it reminded me of the baseball scene.”

Reaser: “And it’s so beautiful, it really looks like a dream wedding… I don’t think I can tell you anything about it.”

Greene: “Well, I hung all those flowers, so…”

9:25 On cos-play: “I’d like to dress up as Batman,” says Reaser. Reed and Facinelli dressed up as theWonder Twins for a promo. Stewart would cos-play as a zombie.

9:26 Would they ever wait in line for something, like the Twilight fans do for Comic-Con? Reaser: “If I knew the White Stripes were going to come to the tent… I think I would.”

9:28 The international vampires were “much sexier” than the American vamps: The Egyptians, the Denali clan, “those nutty Romanian guys… very S&M inspired.”

9:30 What items did they take home from set? Sweatpants, make-up, and craft service. “I took some socks,” quips Reaser, “but that’s because I needed some.” ELIZABETH REASER FOR THE WIN!

9:32 Favorite fan sightings: Jones saw a lady with feathers and painted bruises all over her body,AKA Honeymoon Bella. Stewart was left speechless when a fan asked him to make-out. “How old was she? [Pause] “She was a lady.” Reaser was weirded out when older ladies would gush to her about Taylor Lautner’s body, before he was legal.

10:30 Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and director Bill Condon arrive.

10:34 Bill Condon discusses what it was like to film in Brazil, but WHAT THE HECK IS ON ROBERT PATTINSON’S HEAD? New haircut. Like he shaved one half of his head and went to do this press conference and forgot to finish the other side.

Oh right, Brazil: Shooting on the streets of Brazil, people would literally stop and try to grab Pattinson during filming.

10:37 Will Breaking Dawn really, truly, be the end of the saga? Pattinson answers with trademark goofy aplomb, mumbling something about breakfast time. Condon steps in: “There are so many characters, I suspect [Stephenie] will want to revisit them at some time.”

10:38 The Wedding Scene was kept most under wraps during filming. “I had a Volturi cloak on, because that’s all we had to cover up,” said Stewart of hiding Bella’s dress while helicopters flew over head hoping for a peek.

10:39 The cast seems dismayed that the entire sex scene leaked online.

10:40 How did Bella’s pregnancy and ordeal affect Stewart? “It’s hard for me to take myself out of it. I’ve been building up to these moments for 4 years, I was 17 when we started. This one is loaded with those huge cathartic moments, and they’re rooted in a reality that I can see myself in.”

“I can’t let the book punch me in the face every morning… you have to let the moments happen.”

Stewart feels the film is close to the book. Condon calls Stewart a huge fan of the book, she knew what Bella would feel in every moment.

10:43 Favorite scenes:

Lautner: I’ve always been able to choose one, but in this one I can’t. There’s so much going on in this movie and all of the characters are dealing with their own thing… Jacob changes so much from the beginning to the end, so it’s hard for me to choose.

Stewart picks one that has nothing to do with either Edward or Jacob: “There’s a scene with me and Charlie at the wedding that I love so much, and also with Renee.”

Pattinson picks the birth scene! “For a fantasy film with a young audience, it goes quite far… but there’s no other way to do it.”

10:45 Condon discusses his love of Dark Shadows, which he grew up watching. He’s always been into vampires.

10:48 Stewart says Twilight couldn’t have worked as an indie film. Turning to Condon: “It’s nice to work with an A-lister!”

10:47 What are some nerdy things the cast has learned about each other?

“Breakfast time!” says Stewart. “Kristen literally only watches the cooking channel,” says Pattinson. She must always watch the cooking channel in every room, and it’s “her only diva-ish behavior.”

Stewart gazes at Lautner: “Taylor can dance! He can move his hips in ways I can’t even… he can move.” More giggles ensue.

10:49 “I was nervous about the imprinting. I was given an X on the wall… I don’t know there was any ideal scenario.. I had to walk into the room on the verge of killing this baby and stop, twist, and imprint on this baby.” [Laughs]

“It’s Jacob’s signature move!” — Pattinson.

10:51 Pattinson hoped for more coverage in his swimming scene. “Maybe a onesie.” Condon teases that he’s about to show fans the topless scene. Is he joking? ZOMG!

10:52 Renesmee talk!

Stewart felt awkward working with the young children who played her daughter Renesmee in the film, though not Mackenzie Foy. Condon recalls that one of the child actors kept running into a wall.

Pattinson compares holding the non-human, doll version of newborn Renesmee to holding Chucky.

10:55 Last question: How have Rob and Taylor dealt with all the older women drooling over them?

Rob’s not creeped out by middle aged women, which helps. “Different strokes for different folks, I guess!”

Aaaand that’s a wrap! Check back at 11:15 am PT as we live-blog the Breaking Dawn panel from Hall H.

Comic Con 2011: Live Blogging The Breaking Dawn Panel

Here’s an article on what went on at Breaking Dawn Panel at comic con, found at


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I’m seated in Hall H for the beginning of what’s going to be a long day of panels, and things are starting off with a shriek for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. You may have already read Eric’s liveblog of this morning’s press conference, but read below as I bring you every Team Jacob vs. Team Edward moment from the panel, which will feature stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, plus director Bill Condon and a ton of people from the supporting cast. I mean, you’ve gotta fill up the seats at that giant vampire wedding somehow.

11:27 Director Bill Condon takes the stage, and within a minute he’s referred to the movie as, in the second half, “a really cool horror movie.” Somehow that seems to actually go over well with the crowd.

11:28 Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner take the stage. Taylor Lautner is wearing aleather jacket— so far it doesn’t seem to be a tearaway jacket, but the panel just started so anything can happen.

11:30 Stewart describes being “locked into” her wedding dress for the wedding scene, which sounds mighty painful actually. In a kind of sweet way she also describes shooting the scene as “It was my day, I know that sounds lame.” Yeah, it does, but the audience doesn’t care.

11:34 The first clip is all about Jacob, and though the audience seems to understand what’s going on, I was a little lost. He runs off to the woods to meet up with the members of his wolfpack family, who have apparently ostracized him for being friends with the Cullens. He promises to destroy “the problem,” which I think might be the half-vampire baby that Bella is pregnant with. I need to track down the Twihards sitting behind me and get some information here.

11:32 Pattinson describes the rainstorms they endured in Brazil while shooting the honeymoon. “It was kind of like having a honeymoon in England. We were playing board games instead of making love on the beach.” That’s not what the audience came to hear!

11:40 They turn it over to audience questions, and demand they keep the questions to Part 1. But how does anyone know which part is which?

11:42 Pattinson gets asked which was more fun to play, Edward Cullen or Cedric Diggory. The poor guy essentially just rambles about not knowing what he was doing when he was in the Harry Potter movie.

11:43 Lautner gets asked about being an action star, and manages to work in a plug for his next film Abduction. Way to be a team player!

11:43 “We really did try to go as hardcore as we could.” That’s Kristen Stewart describing the vampire baby birthing scene. She then describes the “sheer exuberance” of seeing your baby for the first time, which really isn’t something you usually expect 20-year-old actresses to be talking about.

11:45 “Rob, I was very pleasantly surprised by your back muscles in the trailer. I believe I speak for all of us when I say ‘num num num.’ ” That’s a verbatim question from the audience. Is it going to get more awkward from here? God I hope not.
11:46 Stewart talks about wearing vampire makeup for the first time. “The contacts suck so badly.” She admits that Pattinson’s been justified in complaining about the vampire makeup all these years.

11:46 Another audience member wants to give Pattinson a CD, “because I made you one two years ago and now I want to give you another one.” He graciously accepts, though I’m not sure exactly how this handoff is going to take place.

11:48 “My mom would like to know, what was the difference between filming in Canada and Louisiana.” This audience question manages to be both awkward AND boring– a rare combination!

11:51 Stewart really seems talkative this time, which is rare. She’s talking about Bella being a fighter in the context of the birth scene, which nobody seems capable of not talking about.

11:52 A pregnant woman, holding a giant pink Starbucks drink, asks Stewart what she learned about being pregnant… while not being pregnant? While pretending to be pregnant with a vampire baby? I really hope this woman doesn’t actually relate to that experience.

11:53 A guy actually steps up to ask a question! And he wants to know what it’s like working with a cast full of beautiful women. Stewart says that’s the first time this has been asked, and Pattinson says “That’s not true! I always get asked that at some point.” Lautner asks what he says, and Pattinson waffles a while before saying “Any way you can answer this question seems inappropriate or just plain wrong.” What a gentleman!

11:54 Lautner’s very concise answer: “There could be worse jobs.” But Stewart actually beats him: “It’s so weird that we’re all so hot.” She is winning some fans here this morning.

11:55 “In my fight scenes, I’m actually a wolf. I wish I could be doing them. I’m super jealous of my CGI wolf.” Poor Taylor Lautner, just trying to become the action star he wants to be.

11:57 Several more cast members, including Ashley Greene andElizabeth Reaser, are introduced as “surprise guests,” even though they were at the press conference this morning. Still, there’s one audience member who’s unsatisfied and keeps screaming “Where’s Kellan?” Kellan Lutz, you’ve never been more popular.

11:58 Let’s pause a minute and talk about Robert Pattinson’s hair. I know the asymmetrical look is hip and all, but this is probably going too far.

11:59 A very young girl asks Robert Pattinson if he liked having the baby with Bella. He responds with a pretty genuine answer about how much he likes babies. There’s a surprising lack of swooning in the audience as a result– maybe they all feel a little uneasy about having his vampire babies?

12:01 The moderator asks Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed and company about their experience on the movie, because the audience doesn’t seem to have much interest in asking them. I guess Taylor Lautner needs a break from talking at some point.

12:03 Elizabeth Reaser: “I really enjoyed working with all the international vampires.” It’s like the world’s strangest Model UN conference up here.

12:05 A guy in a Captain America T-shirt asks the cast if they had a chance to see any Brazilian films while shooting in the country. Bill Condon gives a pretty good answer, and while it’s the kind of nerdy thing I’d ask in an interview, you can almost hear the audience losing interest.

12:06 The woman now at the mic is wearing a Breaking Dawn T-shirt– how’d she even get that??

12:09 Here’s a shot of the whole crew up onstage. So many long-haired brunette women!

12:09 A good question finally comes up! A girl asks what everyone will miss most about shooting the movies. Nikki Reed: “We had some really special moments actually. I think I’ll miss that feeling of being part of the community.” Ashley Greene: “It was nice being able to, personally and as an actor, learn and grow with these people.” These answers are feeling painfully generic. I’m hoping Pattinson will shake things up.

12:12 Elizabeth Reaser: “I’ll miss the weird normalcy of getting up at 4 in the morning every day.” She also says she’ll miss craft services. Wait, she’s not quitting acting entirely, is she? Are the Twilight craft services just that good?

12:14 Pattinson’s up! He claims it’s impossible to answer the question, I guess because everyone took all the good platitudes. “Everyone’s really cool, I had a great time, and after a while I get to the point where I say ‘No more!’ After the last premiere that is it!” Yup, that’s exactly the sarcasm I was hoping for.

12:16 Stewart says her favorite book was always New Moon. And she sticks up forTwilight as possibly her favorite movie– “I think Catherine did a special, weird job with it.” Oh and THEN she says “I am feeling so goddamn nostalgic”– and claps her hands over her mouth knowing she definitely wasn’t supposed to curse. She is on fire today!

12:18 A woman in the audience asks if we’re going to hear about “James and the insane asylum.” Apparently we won’t be hearing that in the book, but that’s probably the most interesting thing I’ve heard about Breaking Dawn since “vampire baby birth scene.”

12:20 Stewart launches into a story about a song that got her in the mood for the wedding scene, and then tries to stop herself halfway thinking it’s too boring. The song is “For Annabelle” by Band of Horses, for your iTunes purchasing purposes.

12:21 The tickets they handed out at the beginning of the panel allow the winners of a drawing to get a meet & greet with the cast on the red carpet at the Summit Party later tonight. The cast seems slightly terrified by the prospect, but I guess they’re pros at these awkward encounters by now.

12:26 We close things out with a screening of the teaser trailer for good measure. You really haven’t seen this trailer until you’ve seen Lautner take off his shirt while listening to 5,000 people screaming about it.


I’ll be adding more articles like this from different sites just in case any of the sites missed anything and that way I’ll have coverage of the breaking dawn panel from everyone. 

Ashley Greene Interview with Collider

Here’s an interview with Ashley Greene, aka Alice Cullen, found at

Exclusive: Ashley Greene Talks THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, LOL, THE APPARITION, Bill Condon and More at Comic-Con


At Comic-Con, shortly after some very crowded press conferences and showing fans the first footage from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, I was able to sit down with Ashley Greene for an exclusive interview.  We talked about being at Comic-Con, working for director Bill Condon, what was it like to make the final two Twilight films, what kind of projects is she looking to do next, her other upcoming movies (ButterLOL, and The Apparition), and, of course, I asked what’s her karaoke song.  Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview.


Click here for the audio (not the best quality as we were outside), or the full transcript is below.

Finally, if you missed our Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn coverage from Comic-Con, here’s the press conference with Elizabeth Reaser, Greene, Nikki Reed, Julia Jones and BooBoo Stewart.  Here’sthe press conference with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and director Bill Condon.  And here’s our recap of the Hall H Twilight panel.

ashley-greene-imageCollider:  You’ve answered the same 50 questions in different orders this whole time so I’m going to start with my staple question: What is your go to karaoke song?

Ashley Greene:  Oh, gosh.  It’s probably the same as everyone else.  I mean, I feel like Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing is the one that always….I don’t really karaoke, but I feel if that comes on I will begin singing very loudly.  That is the one that starts everything and the unraveling of me.

This is the last Comic Con for you guys.   Is it something that you look at like, “Oh, my god. I get to do this.” or is it an overwhelming pressure to please the fans and meet everyone’s expectations?

Greene:  Yeah.  I feel like…wait, are we not coming to comic to Comic Con next year?

My bad.   Maybe you are.

Greene:  I was just like, “Oh, no!” So assuming that this would be the last one…

I could be very wrong.  Can you talk about coming to Comic Con?  Is it something that you truly look forward to?  There are a lot of fans here that are very passionate.  How do you take that pressure?

Greene:  You know what?  I feel like there hasn’t been pressure for the past few years.  Even before Twilight came out the fans started really embracing us.  They were really amazing.  That made me a little bit nervous because I really didn’t want to disappoint them but it’s gotten to a point where they are year after year are very gracious to me and they are really amazing.  They are extremely passionate.  So I think it’s now just very fun and it’s very exciting to see how passionate they are because it makes me want to do a better job.  It makes me want to bring this character to life even more.  So coming to stuff like this is really fun and exciting.  I think there is a big difference in hearing people talk about your fans and actually getting to go down, meet them, shake hands with them, give them hugs, and really interact with them.  It’s a really crazy and contagious energy that they have.

ashley-greene-twilight-movie-imageI think a lot of people and non Twilight fans are excited about Bill Condon.  He is a phenomenal director and is definitely a huge surprise to be taking over the last two films.  What was your reaction when you found out that he was directing?  How was it like on set with him?  Was it different preparing for this one?

Greene:  Okay.  Maybe that made me a little nervous. [laughs]  I was like, “Oh, my god.  Seriously?  Bill Condon?  This is….”  I feel like, “How much better can it get?”  You’re part of this franchise, you have these amazing fans, and you’re getting to start and finish something, which I feel like you don’t often get to do.  Then to be able to work with these incredible directors each time is kind of like a crash course for acting especially for me.  So when Bill Condon came on board I was just so excited.  I couldn’t believe it.  I think he is an incredible director and I definitely respect his work.  I was a little nervous to meet him because I didn’t know what he was going to be like – you never know.  I heard good things and then I met him and I was just like, “Oh, my god.  This is going to be amazing.”  He is so collaborative and very giving as a director.   His communication skills are amazing.  So we literally just sat down and talked about what I had done with Alice, what I thought about her, and what his ideas were with her.  We kind of just went back and forth and came up with ideas.  It was a really fun experience for me.  It was a growing experience, you know?

Totally.  I’m curious about hearing how he was on set and how it was like interacting with him.  Did you find for example that he had a lot more tracking shots or a different way of filming thefilm than what you were expecting?

Greene:  Yeah.  He doesn’t have a ton of tracking shots, but he was really great about just rolling with it.  He would say, “This is a great idea.” We would try something or someone would have a different idea about what would be beautiful, what would be awesome to do, or where their character should go.  He was very open about trying different things and letting beautiful movie god magic happen.  I think that was one of the really surprising things for me.  It was that I had a director of this caliber be so open to your interpretation.

In the last year you have branched out into some other film projects.  I believe that you haveButterLOL, and The Apparition coming up.   How has the last year been like for you with these other film projects?

Greene:  It’s been really exciting.  It has been equally terrifying and exhilarating.  With Twilight at least you are basically growing with this character.  So doing something like LOL that is a comedy, which I have never done before, with an incredible cast and a really great director was very intimidating.  But I feel like if it wasn’t that way there would be a problem.  Everything I do I am a little bit afraid of because I care about it and I want to do a great job.  It’s a new territory and it’s uncharted.  It was a little scary, but it’s been so fantastic.  Doing that was a really great experience and it has definitely inspired me to do more comedy and more characters.  In LOL I play the kind of “bad girl” and that is something that I had never done before.  I think it’s a lot easier to play the super sweet perky character because I relate more to that I think.  So that was certainly a departure.  I wanted to make sure that people and fans would respond to it.  I wanted to make sure that she had reasons behind the way she was acting.  So that was kind of a tricky film situation.  Then The Apparition was my first lead in a studio film.  So it’s kind of on your shoulders.  So if it doesn’t do well…that is not good.  So I was nervous about doing that one.  But I put a lot of hard work into them and I think they all turned out really well.  I’m very proud of something in each of them.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Part 1 posterWhat are you looking at now in terms of what you want to do in the future?  Are you getting ready to start filming anything right now?

Greene:  Right now I am doing a lot of post stuff like ADR, reshoots, and fun stuff like that.  There are a couple of projects that have caught my eye.  Right now it’s a lot of reading.  I’m looking into developing stuff with people as well.  I think that is a different side that I haven’t explored yet.  That would be really fun – to understand different sides of filmmaking.  I’m dipping my foot a little bit in that.  I definitely want to do another action film because I had a ton of fun when we did stunt work on this.  I have a martial arts background and I’m very athletic.  So I think if I can find a film where a female is a badass in it – that would just be amazing.  They are sometimes hard to find, but I definitely want to do something like that.  I think it would be really fun to do a 300 kind of epic film.

They are doing a prequel.

Greene:  Oh, really?  Great!  I don’t know if I would fit into that movie. [laughs]  But that sounds fun.  I definitely want to do another comedy because I literally came to set when I wasn’t working because it was so much fun being there.

They are doing the 300 prequel at Warner Bros and I believe that The Apparition might be related to Warner Bros.

Greene:  It is!

I am just throwing that out there.

Greene:  Connecting those dots. [laughs]

When are we going to see a trailer for The Apparition?  Do you know?

Greene:  Hopefully soon.  We are working out some stuff in editing right now.  We are doing ADR and all of that fun stuff.  But it will hopefully be very soon.  I know we are all anxious for everyone to see it.

‘Immortals’ Set Interview With Kellan Lutz

Here’s an interview with Kellan Lutz, found at

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Q: Can you tell us about the casting process and why you wanted to be cast?
 I read the script of this a while ago and I loved it, fell in love with it. At first auditioned for Ares, which I loved… they liked what I did, but they viewed Ares as taller, skinnier and more youthful, so I was really bummed because they didn’t really release all the characters for this movie and then I was like, ‘Okay, how about young Zeus?’ But then they had rumored that Alex Skarsgård and his father were going to do young Zeus and older Zeus, so I was just really bummed. I wanted to play someone in this movie. I love mythology, grew up loving it. I’m a middle kid, big family, that’s the thing you did in the farm country. [Laughs] I lived in Iowa, I loved mythology. I don’t know, we’re like that. But I also love Poseidon and I’m a Pieces, March 15th is my birthday, I love to swim, I competed in swimming, I swim in my backyard as much as I can when I’m back home and again, I never saw the role of Poseidon in here. So then they called back saying that I couldn’t do young Zeus and then they offered me Poseidon and I’m like, “What? Where’s Poseidon? Yeah! For sure!” 

Q: Do you see this movie as a step up for you or a challenge to get out of “The Twilight Saga”?
 I’m very blessed with “The Saga” because I am a character that, yeah, people ask why I don’t have as many lines as everyone else. Well, I can’t change the books so my character’s more of a presence. Even in “Eclipse,” I have more action and fighting scenes than I do dialogue. I can’t help that. I’m very fortunate and blessed that it still pushes my career up to the level where I’m not the face of the books, so I’m still, like floating, so the next thing I do, like the other independent movies I do and I’m very choosy with like “The Killing Game” is my own type of underground “Gladiator”/Jason Bourne type of movie. That’s what I want to do so being a part of these huge commercial movies like “Twilight” opens up doors so I can be the star of other movies and really show my acting chops, show and pick what I want to do as an actor kind of molded my career.

Q: With the very first “Twilight,” you knew sequel potential existed. Sometimes these big movies come out and they’re a success and then everyone scrambles to figure out how to make the sequel. Is there a sense of that on this set?
 This movie is different than any movie you guys will ever see because it’s not based on a book, it’s based on a really original idea, concept, mixing mythology, creating a story out of its own. It doesn’t have to follow any guidelines. That’s the beauty of it. What you’ll see in the beginning of this movie and what it transforms into as far as the story of Theseus and then what it ends on, kind of reflects back to the beginning and takes you on another journey of who might this new hero be. And then as you see with the epic battle with us Gods at the end, you guys are all here as we’re shooting – again, these are big movies and you always look to capitalize on sequels, third movies.

From day one when Tarsem showed us what he saw of each set, he built little models and I loved those 3D puzzles growing up… what he made with these models, I felt like a little boy again. I wanted to go play with my toys. And seeing these blown up, in here like we’re shooting with the Titan’s tomb, it’s so surreal again because it’s exactly how I saw it times ten and he can just create anything. And with the end of this movie it’s going to make you be like, ‘Wow, I just want to see where this next story goes.’