This weekend was pretty busy in the Twilight world. Here we go . . .
You already saw the results and photos from the 2010 Spike TV Scream Awards taping, but a few new interviews with the cast present (particularly Jackson Rathbone and Nikki Reed) have surfaced, and the main topic of discussion was of course The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
For instance, Rathbone (who starred in the summer’s 3-D The Last Airbender) shared his opinions on the discussion of Breaking Dawn in 3-D with About.com.
I like the way it is, you know? I think 3-D is an amazing element for certain types of films but I think at the core what the Twilight series is about is about making choices and to be with the people you love . . . And I think that doesn’t really have a place in the 3-D world.The 3-D world’s more for that kind of action epic kind of quality, and that definitely is in the Twilight series, but I think it’s more so about the connections we make in life. And I think that doesn’t really…you don’t need 3-D to show that. You just need to look into…you know, when Rob and Kristen look at each other as Edward and Bella and that spark happens, you don’t need 3-D for that.
He and Nikki Reed also spoke with Collider.com about the film, explaining that they haven’t met director Bill Condon yet, but they were impressed by the script. (In the video interview, Rathbone also discusses his intention to direct a music video for his band 100 Monkeys.)
Rathbone also talked to TwiFans.com (video embedded on the left bar) about his intention to introduce his fellow castmates to “the true south,” a.k.a. Louisiana, where his parents are from as well as his thoughts on the script for the film. In his interview with Access Hollywood from the carpet (you can watch it here), he also teased about the possibility of filming the project in “South America” (of course, he means Brazil).
With MTV, Reed discussed the “top secret” nature of the scripts for the film: “They’re definitely watermarked . . . In fact, I work with an acting coach … and I wanted her to obviously have a copy so that we could work together and it was a huge process.” She also explained how it has been to work with Bill Condon thus far. “I’m really excited, I think Bill Condon is a genius . . . I’ve only spoken to him on the phone but his love and devotion has sort of bled into [other parts of the production] because I’ve had wig fittings and wardrobe fittings here and you feel his presence even though I haven’t spent any time with him one on one.”
The reason Kristen Stewart isn’t in these interviews, by the way, is that she has been rehearsing (with Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner) for the film in Louisiana and had to race back to make it to the show on time. See more on that here. Some of the other castmates have now headed to that location as well, including Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, and Nikki Reed.
Once landing in Lousiana, Greene tweeted about her excitement over starting Breaking Dawn in that area.
Hello Louisiana! So excited to start filming Breaking Dawn! Love you guys!
Which means . . . . “It’s time!” Breaking Dawn is readying for production. Likely, the cast is doing rehearsals and other pre-production chores before actual filming commences, but November is less than two weeks away. Are you excited? Or is it a little bittersweet?
Here are a couple of other stories worth checking out:
- Forget Banned Books week; now they’re burning Twilight for fun (major grr)
- DVR Alert: Twilight cast on TV (even Mackenzie Foy a.k.a. “Renesmee”)
- Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke to take on Romeo + Juliet?
- Billy Burke (“Papa Swan”) is featured in the Drive Angry 3D trailer
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