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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart share how they really feel about Edward and Bella in ‘Breaking Dawn’

Here’s an article on Edward and Bella and Breaking Dawn, found at


After playing the parts of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen for so long, is it any wonder that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson can get heated talking about their characters? When EW sat down with the two stars and their director Bill Condon to talk about the upcoming Breaking Dawn Part 1 (in theaters Nov. 18), the penultimate chapter of theTwilight Saga, the 25-year-old actor spoke frankly. “Look, there are a lot of moments when Edward sort of acts like a p—y,” Pattinson said. “You can quote him on that!” Stewart laughed.

One example from Breaking Dawn? [Spoiler Alert!] When Bella is gravely ill, due to her pregnancy, yet still wants to spend time with the third prong of Twilight’s love triangle, Jacob (Taylor Lautner). “My wife is dying, I have completely f—ed up my life and hers, and Jacob’s like [To Bella] ‘Hey, baby, you don’t look too bad to me,’” Pattinson said. “And I’m just sitting there, like, with a bucket collecting [Bella’s] vomit. That really wouldn’t happen. I should have thrown the vomit at him.”

Pattinson also has some tongue-in-cheek criticism of his character in relation to the highly anticipated flurry-of-feathers scene. “I wanted to have it as a line so much,” Pattinson told EW, switching to an American/Edward Cullen accent. “I bit through all the pillows. Every. Single. One,’” he laughed. “And then he’d start crying. By the way, that’s what he should be ashamed of in the morning. All those beautiful pillows! Egyptian cotton! ‘I ruined this bed!’”

And then, of course, there’s the wedding scenes, which truly affected Stewart, much to a teasing Pattinson’s amusement.

“I could see her getting sort of emotionally affected by it and I almost didn’t want to stay at the end of the aisle,” Pattinson said. “I wanted to go down and say, ‘Stop being ridiculous’ [laughs].”

“I wanted to run down the aisle,” Stewart said. “I was literally pulling away from Billy [Burke, who plays her father]. Now it’s a trip to watch the wedding scenes especially. It was so volatile and emotional — I was being such a crazy person.”

5 Reasons We’re Excited for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1’

Here’s an article on Breaking Dawn Part 1, found at

All right, Twihards. Not like you haven’t already heard, but ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1‘ is coming out on Nov. 18, and we just finished covering the cast and crew’s panel at Comic-Con, where they dished out the goods on one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. We’re sure that there’s a ton of stuff that you’re eager to sink your teeth into, but from what we can glean from the first trailer and what we know about the new crew, we narrowed our list down to a handful.

Who knows what new stuff will be revealed by the end of the day’s events in San Diego (here’s our photo gallery from the ‘Twilight’ red carpet), but check out five things that already have us glittering with excitement:

1. Bill Condon Directs
These are the final ‘Twilight’ movies, and we’re glad to see that Summit pulled out the big guns by getting Oscar-winning director Bill Condon to helm the two-part series finale. Much in the same way that David Yates added a degree of maturity and darkness to the last four ‘Harry Potter’ movies, we’re hoping that Condon’s involvement will do the same. Nothing against previous directors Catherine Hardwicke, David Slade and Chris Weitz, but this is a tall order and we’ve got our fingers crossed that he’s the guy for the job.

2. The Wedding
Aren’t you tired of human-on-human weddings? We sure are. Since some of us still haven’t read the novels, we are champing at the bit to see what kind of shenanigans go down at the altar and whether or not Jacob shows up in wolf form to start biting guests left and right. No matter whose “team” you’re on, this day has been a long time coming and we’re quite happy for Bella and Edward to finally tie the knot by turning this into a full-fledged vampire love story.

3. Vampire Sex
Have you ever crushed a headboard with your bare hands during sex? Neither have we, and we’ve totally tried. So, when that scene turned up in the teaser trailer, we couldn’t help but wonder what other vulgar displays of passion are gonna go down on that honeymoon. Bet the cleaning crew was pissed when they saw that the next morning. (Leave a nice tip, Eddie.)

4. Abs, Abs, Abs
That’s right, ladies. You know what we’re talkin’ ’bout. No one does abs like teen wolves.

5. The Soundtrack
We don’t know how they do it, we can’t even imagine how much it must have cost them, but the bigwigs at Summit Entertainment have gotten some pretty fantastic acts to contribute some outstanding tunes to these soundtracks over the years. From the Black Keys to Bon Iver, you can just go ahead and Google the track listings for yourselves because the list is just too damn epic to fit into one little paragraph. And now that Kristen Stewart is pulling to bring back Band of Horses for the ‘Breaking Dawn, Part 1’ soundtrack, we can’t help but get pumped for what sounds like another winner for all us music lovers out there.

What about ‘Breaking Dawn, Part 1’ are you most excited for?

Kellan Lutz – Exclusive Interview!

Here’s an interview with Kellan Lutz, found at


Kellan Lutz poses for some exclusive shots for while atComic-Con 2011, held earlier in the month in San Diego, Calif.

Here is what the 26-year-old Twilighthunk had to share:

Just Jared: Talk to us about concluding the Twilight films now that you filmed the last 2 movies…

Kellan Lutz: I look back, and you know, I was working as an actor, it was really cool, I was very fortunate. I had justfinished up Generation Kill which took me seven months in Africa and a very epic project to work with for HBO and then I got on the ride of Twilight and that took off and it’s like Superman, the ride at Six Flags, where you just shoot and you have no idea what’s going on and it just continuously gets higher and higher and more enjoyable.

JJ: Coming from the HBO projects, I’m sure you had many ideas for your career, not knowing Twilight would become what it was, did you almost turn down the role?

KL: Yeah, I didn’t want to do it. I spent so much time filming in Africa, seven months, and that’s a long time to be away from your family and dogs. My agent wanted me to read for Edward and I read the script and thought that character was too depressing for me right now, I want to do something where I smile. I wanted to take a break from acting and I said that, I turned it down, I turned down the audition a couple of times. Ryan, my agent at the time really knew it was going to be a special project so he told me to read the role of Emmett, and I read it, it was only about four lines, but he was the big brother, the comedic relief and I fell in love with him. I said “Sure, I would love to play this type of role”. I auditioned, and long story short, here I am finishing the saga and Emmett is going to be in my heart forever.

Click inside to continue reading’s interview with Kellan Lutz

JJ: You guys really filmed these films so quickly.

KL: It did go fast! I was thinking about that. Four years to do five movies is great. The movies have been nice, this last one was seven months because we shot two which was kind of tough, but it has been a fun ride.

JJ: Have you had any crazy fan encounters?

KL: I love the conventions that take me around the world, especially to the small cities and the small towns. To date, the most extreme one was the fan that brought handcuffs and wanted to handcuff me and bring me home. I was joking with her and said ‘Just lock me up and take me home’ and she yanks out some handcuffs and security had to step in. Now it is just amazing, I feel like the fans have matured with the books and the movies. It is still very extreme, but I feel like they are closer to us and that we are more human versus these characters. Now it is just fun hanging out with the fans. It is really fun to just meet them, if we are in the same location, just to hang out and talk over lunch, get a drink together, every one is really cool. I’m very fortunate to have such loving fans.

JJ: You have Immortals coming out, it looks amazing!

KL: I’m really excited for that. That is a dream come true. To work with Tarsem Singh who didThe Fall and The Cell, two of my favorite movies.

JJ: It has a really cool cast!

KL: Amazing cast! John HurtLuke EvansFreida PintoMickey RourkeHenry Cavill. For me that was a step up and a giant leap up. To play Poseidon! I love Greek mythology, I’m a Pisces – I love the ocean. So many cards just fell into place on that one.

JJ: We’re sure you have a lot of fun projects coming your way with the successes you have had. Especially with the body that works for those types of roles…

KL: Surprisingly (laughs) a lot of Chippendale movies…no, I’m joking.

JJ: The real life of a Chippendale (laughs)…

KL: Confessions of a Chippendale! (laughs)

JJ: What’s on your bucket list as an actor?

KL: A boxing role, a fighting one.

JJ: Are you seeing scripts that are in those genres?

KL: Yeah, the one that Tom Hardy just did (Warrior) I read that script and fell in love with it. I would love to do He-man, he was a childhood favorite.

JJ: It’s time for that to get revamped.

KL: Yeah! I would love to play a superhero, Marvel or DC anything like that.

JJ: Are you waiting for the right project to be the main character of a film like that?

KL: Yeah I am, I would have loved to do Captain America. I think Chris Evans was an amazing choice for it, and I can’t wait to see the movie. I would love to be someone that I grew up loving.

JJ: Let’s put some ideas out there for the studios to give you a call…

KL: (laughs) Flash, Aquaman, Jonny Quest I loved. You know, I would love to play a Ninja Turtle or something like that, Michelangelo.

JJ: That’s a lot of ideas…

KL: Hey! I’m down, I have a lot of roles I can play.

JJ: You have several movies that have come out or are still coming out this year – your schedule must be jam packed!

KL: You know what, it’s nice to be working. It’s just so weird being a movie actor because you shoot something and some stuff, especially independent films don’t come out for a year or two after. I ask myself what I did in 2010, and then everything comes out in 2011. It’s really kind of weird because time flies.

JJ: Who would you like to work with in the future?

KLRobert Redford, big time. I just think he’s a stud.

JJ: We could see you doing something with Scorsese.

KLScorsese would be amazing! I’d love to do something with Leo [DiCaprio] and him. I’ve also wanted to play like a brother role to Matt Damon or Leo or something along those lines. I think it would be really fun and trivial. Bruce Willis would also be fun, I would love to be a part of theDie Hard movies.

JJ: You have so many ideas!

KL: Well I’ve been thinking a lot. I make these goals and I put them out there.

JJ: You just did a romantic comedy, what was that like?

KL: I did Love, Wedding, Marriage and that was a very fun experience. It is something that I’ve always wanted to do and I am happy to have done it. I would do it again! It was fun.

JJ: How do you find time to maintain your body at its top shape?

KL: It’s tough! Especially when gyms close. Doing the Twilight movies I was in makeup and contacts and you can’t sweat or you have to go back into the chair, so when I’m working it’s all about not eating everything at catering and I try and cut back on candy and stay hydrated. I love to swim, but I got into running and I love to jump rope – you can do that inside.

JJ: Guilty pleasures?

KL: Candy for sure! Now it’s just one of those things that its I just have to not have a candy drawer in my room. I have Halloween candy from back in my Arizona days from back in 2003.

JJ: That’s some vintage stuff…

KL: (laughs) Yeah, thank god it doesn’t go bad. My fireball is, like, green now, the color dye disappears but it’s still spicy.

JJ: What is your paradise?

KL: I recently moved towards the beach and I just love being there. I don’t know why it took me so long, but now I go running on the beach every day and it’s beautiful.

JJ: Paparazzi gold…

KL: They aren’t usually there! When I lived in the Valley they would stick outside my house; now I moved and I am never home so they can’t find where I live. So it’s kind of nice.

JJ: What are the best and worst things that have come along with fame?

KL: The best is being able to travel but also lending a voice for the charities that I am a part of. I think that a lot of organizations like the Boys and Girls Club and the Saint Bernard Project, and Peta, I’m a big animal advocate and kid advocate. It is nice to let alone donate funds, a lot of the times they are a great organization, they just don’t have a voice. I like to spread awareness, that’s why I created twitter. I love the diligence of the fans to be a part of it. On the opposite side, the bad part is that I can’t really go to Vegas anymore and flirt with girls in the pools like I used to love doing.

JJ: We’re sure less people ask you out now that you’re constantly working and might seem unapproachable because of what you do…

KL: Yeah, you know what, people have alternative motives. Thank god I still have my good friends that I still have from before everything took off. Dating is kind of tough, right now I’m busy, I’m single. I’m just a normal guy, I’m always looking. Now I know what I want.

JJ: Who do you want us to cast you alongside on He-man so that we can maybe spark a romance?

KL: Ooo… Who, who, who… We could do Jessica Biel.

JJ: She’s single!

KL: She’s doing her thing! You know what, I would like to meet a lot more people, it’s kind of tough because you only meet the people who you are working with.

JJ: Who should we get to direct He-man? I’m thinking something dark like Guillermo Del Toro.

KLGuillermo would be amazing actually.

JJ: What’s next for you?

KL: I have a movie called Bumped that I’m doing, in Buffalo, NY. Ironically it keeps getting bumped so we will see when it goes. Just finished a movie called Syrup which was so much fun. Then I’m producing. I’m doing this movie called Lucas which is very much a Jason Bourne type movie with Scott Free Entertainment, they are coming along to produce.

JJ: Are you going to star in it?

KL: Yeah, it’s a really cool script. It’s really great to get into the producing side of stuff and make my own road happen.

JJ: Are you excited to do stunts and more action?

KL: Yeah, the film will be all action. It’s a psychological thriller as well.

JJ: Are you doing your own stunts?

KL: Hopefully! I will be able to now, because I will be a producer on it. That way no one can tell me I can’t.

JJ: Just don’t tell your agent.

KL: (laughs) I know. He doesn’t care, he likes my battle scars. I did a movie called Arena and a machete cut up my chest.

JJ: Well we can’t wait to see that!

KL: I’ve been practicing my leaps.

Edward Cullen Bachelor Party!

Here’s an interesting article on the possibilities of Edward Cullen’s bachelor party, found at

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We all know from reading  Breaking Dawn, the books description of Edward’s bachelor party was pretty lackluster but then again it was according to Bella. So how about imagining our own Cullen-style bachelor party!

And in anticipation for the first part of the final installment, we thought it would be fun to plan these nights of debauchery for Edward and Bella.

First up: Eddie’s bachelor bash. You don’t actually expect us to believe that his last night as a free vamp was spent hunting (as it says in the book), do you? Of course not, there was bound to been some throwing back of blood shots (spiked, of course) at the very least.

And even though the party isn’t given much attention in the novel, the upcoming movie will include a glimpse of what goes down during the celebration.

“What happens at the bachelor party stays at the bachelor party, you know what I’m talking about?” Jackson Rathbone, who plays Edward’s brother, Jasper,spilled during a Houston radio show interview.

Well, that doesn’t exactly sound like a night of hunting, does it?

Now, before the whole “Edward’s a gentleman, he’d never do that to Bella” crap starts, remember, this is all in the name of fun. So what king of fun should they engage in? We have a few ideas:

The Hangover, Cullen Style: Emmett, Jasper and Carlisle take Edward to Vegas for a reckless night on the town. Things get crazy when Emmett spikes the blood Jell-O shots. They wake up the next morning and (gasp!) Edward is missing. Cue ensuing drama.

Strip Club: Can you blame Edward? He’s only human…well, not really. A lap dance is like a bachelor party rite of passage. And you can bet the ladies would be fans of the Cullens and their…um…stone-like skin.

Sporting Event: The Cullens are pretty into baseball. So it’s not out of the question that they would take Edward to a ball game where they can pretend to drink beer and chow down on hot dogs.

Hunting 2.0: OK, so maybe they really will go hunting. But it shouldn’t be their typical routine. Our idea: strip hunting. The last person to catch a deer has to remove an article of clothing. You know Jacob would be all over this (if he’s invited, of course)—he never backs down to a shirtless hunting adventure.

This is hilarious! We can dream can’t we? Click here to vote what you think would be a kicka$$ Cullen-style party.

EW Interview With Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart & Director Bill Condon

Here’s an interview with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and the director of Breaking Dawn, Bill Condon, found at

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EW interviewed Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and director Bill Condon after the Breaking Dawn panel.

Comic-Con’s Hall H held all the devoted fans (some who had been waiting to get in since Monday) it could pack in for Thursday’s Breaking Dawn panel. “You always forget just how huge it is,” said Robert Pattinson, a few hours later, relaxing with coffee alongside Kristen Stewart and director Bill Condon.

The highlight of the presentation had to be the screening of the never-before-seen footage of Bella and Edward’s honeymoon on Isle Esme. “I thought it went over really well,” said Condon. “I was hoping that the beats that they would kind of ‘Oooh’ and ‘Ahh’ over were the ones they would. It felt really good.” There certainly was plenty of both oooh-ing and ahh-ing (thanks to scenes of Stewart clad only in a white towel and Pattinson shirtless in the ocean by moonlight). And yet both actors agreed it was a calmer, gentler panel scene than during previous years at Comic-Con.

“The first time we did it,” says Pattinson of his first Comic-Con in 2008, “all the lights came up when everyone came in. And people just went insane. People didn’t stop screaming for ages — and that was before the movie even came out. It was a turning point. It was the first bit of promotional stuff — we’d done one Entertainment Weekly cover at that point, and that was it. And it was like the characters from the book had actually just walked out on stage.”

Stewart agreed. “It was the first real sign,” she said, that the movie versions of the beloved books might be a hit. Of that first appearance, “I think I was genuinely scared.” But this year, “everyone was so nice,” she said of the fans who attended the panel. Both actors and Condon mentioned they were impressed with fans’ thoughtfulness and respect given during the Q&A, and were thrilled to be able to show them the footage. “We had a discussion about it,” said Condon about the length of the clip. “I said, ‘Let’s not just do a little thing. Let’s really show them.’”

According to Lainey Gossips, a new EW photoshoot with Rob, Kristen and Taylor was shot which will be released closer to the release of the premiere.

The Big Three, Stewart, Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner were supposed to be shot for Entertainment Weekly while here to cover an issue to be released closer to when the movie comes out. This was scheduled well in advance. Not sure though if The Hair is messing with that plan though. PS. The hair is for a movie.

Breaking Dawn Clips at 2011 Comic Con

Here’s the two clips from comic con, found at



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

Here’s another article on 2011 comic con, found at


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

Here’s an article on 2011 comic con, found at


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!”

COMIC-CON 2011: Get the latest news, photos, and more

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

And finally here’s more Breaking Dawn coverage at comic con, found at


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.

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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!).