- Atlanta, GA: July 10-12
- Minneapolis, MN: July 17-19
- Phoenix, AZ: August 14-16
- Parsippany, NJ: August 28-30
- Chicago, IL: October 2-4
- Seattle, WA: January 15-17
- San Francisco, CA: February 12-14
Get the full low-down HERE.
Looks like some of the TwiCast will be making appearances (e.g., Jackson Rathbone, Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Green). Check the specific TwiTour location for guests and schedule; they seem to vary a bit with each one.
Some guests from last year's San Francisco TwiTour seen here:
Twilight and Slumdog are against The Dark Knight, High School Musical 3: Senior Year (okay I just have to laugh hard at that), and Iron Man for the Best Movie nominations.
The Best Kiss category pins Twilight's Bella+Edward smooch against other smooches from Slumdog, Milk, and I Love You, Man. Tom Lennon, co-star and co-kisser of Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man, feels that his and Rudd's kiss is more deserving of the Golden Popcorn award, because he thinks it wouldn't be that hard to kiss Robert Pattinson. I think it would be very hard: you'd have to stay coherent, not scream, not pass out, or pee your pants.
Andy Samberg from Saturday Night Live will host the 18th annual MTV Movie Awards, live at 9pm EST on Sunday, May 31. I would bet a pinky toe that the Twilight cast will be there! Maybe Rob will do a new rendition of "Dick in a Box" with Andy...
You can vote for your favorites in all categories until Wednesday, May 27; but voting for Best Movie will remain open until Sunday, May 31.VOTE!
I didn't realize Anna Kendrick ("Jessica") was so tiny. Kristen is 5' 4", so Anna must just clear 5'. Gee, I feel so tall now (I'm 5' 2 1/2", and yes that 1/2" counts).
Finally, some humans!
I've posted a few pics below, but you can see a bunch more here and here.
Another local blogger, Vancityallie, has pics and video, as well as lots of commentary about what's going on. She attests that Kristen did all her own stunts that day--very cool. See lots more here and here.
Thanks, Lainey and Allie!
'It’s remarkable how not only kids but also grown-ups have responded. It really has cut across demographics.
When Stephenie wrote the first book, she didn’t expect it to go into the Young Adults section. Someone else decided that’s where it should go. She and I joked that, yes, you’ve got Romeo and Juliet, the two young lovers, but it doesn’t mean no one else can appreciate the play. It started out with the teenagers, but then it expanded—you know, you have the Twilight moms and the Twilight grandmoms. I’ve met tons of people older than teenagers who loved the book and confessed that they’ve seen the movie three times, four times. And I’ve met boys who’ve seen it. Some of them had to sneak in; they didn’t want to tell their friends.
The girls didn’t need to be convinced.
We toured malls the week before [the movie] opened. When we went to Dallas, there were one thousand girls screaming like it was Beatlemania and yelling “I want to have your baby” at Rob [Pattinson, the male lead] and all that.
Well, that’s changed.
Oh, yeah. [Before I cast him] I was pretty desperate. I didn’t think I had found the right Edward. It’s a tall order: He had to be the most handsome guy in the world, and he had to have pale skin, and he had to be believable as a high schooler, and he had to be a really good actor, and he had to feel otherworldly. A lot of the kids who [auditioned] were really cute but looked like they could be the prom king.
What about Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella?
I had seen Into the Wild—I thought she was so good in that. There’s the moment where she’s sitting on the bed and is so vulnerable. You can just feel what she’s feeling. She wants to connect, and Emile Hirsch is great: “No, I can’t do it—you’re underage.” I loved her from that scene, and I thought, “I just have to meet this girl.”'
The whole interview is here.
The Guardian had a fascinating sit-down with Rob recently, where he describes his windowless Vancouver hotel room, reveals his fake hotel name (Clive Handjob?!), and compares watching himself onscreen to self-flagellation. A brief snippet:
'There are always fans waiting outside the hotel but he tries not to think about the phenomenal level of fame he's reached in north America; he says he'd go mad if he did. So he tries to disguise himself: "But instead I'm just getting more and more conspicuous; I'm wearing two hoods, a hat and sunglasses, which kind of stands out in the middle of the night. So I'm learning to sprint."'
Rob discusses New Moon as well as his new film, Little Ashes, withThe San Francisco Chronicle. Asked how filming New Moon compares to Twilight, he says:
'"It's strange because it already feels much more of a slick machine," Pattinson says of the film, which is being directed by Chris Weitz. "The first one we had such a young cast. Everybody was friends. It was fun. There was nothing like what it is now. Now there are people waiting outside the hotels all the time. We have security. It's crazy."'
Spain's El Pais had a very humorous and candid Q&A with Rob, in a piece titled, "The Surreal Vampire." (Thanks to Jessica for the English translation!) He talks about Little Ashes, the perils of being his girlfriend or platonic female friend, and where he'd like to vacation:
'EP3. And who‘s the better kisser, Javier or Kristen [Stewart, his love interest in Twilight]?
R. P. Definitely Javier [laughter].
EP3. I’ve read that masochistic narcissism compels you to read everything that’s published about you. How often do you Google yourself?
R. P. Oh, you must’ve seen that in the interview I did for the cover of the American GQ of April, right? Man, I was joking. It sounded like I was a total loser and I thought it’d be fun to say.
EP3. Lets say today you started an 8 week vacation period, what would you do?
R. P. I want to travel! That’s why I try to find parts in different countries. I think at the beginning of next year I’ll be working in Paris for three months.'
And finally, here's a great interview Rob gave for How to Be, which is now available on Movies On Demand IFC Channel:
Yeah, I know this is a LOT of RPattz coverage. Let me know if it's too much ;)
I'm hoping I'll be able to do a bit of Tweeting during my visit to the New Moon set this week. YES, you read that correctly...I am seriously going to Vancouver this week to visit the set. (Insert fangirl scream here.) I'm still deciding whether sedatives or vodka will be of better help to keep me from getting hysterical about this. I'm constantly pinching myself that it's for real, because I freakin' can't believe it!
If somehow my Tweeting comes to an abrupt stop, it probably means I got to the set, met some of the cast, promptly fainted, and busted my head open on some kind of film equipment. Come see me in the ER of Vancouver General Hospital. It's not St. Mungo's, but it'll have to do :)
No summer travel plans yet? Well set your stalkeriffic sights on these locales, and you may just run into the vampire or human of your dreams:
- New York City. Robert Pattinson will be shooting the romance Remember Me here. I know for a fact he's eaten at Stanton Social and had drinks at Death & Company. (So have I, but unfortunately not with him.) He does likes Starbucks, and there is one on every other corner. To help you find him during his morning coffee run, here's a map (right) with all the Starbucks in Manhattan. Let me know if you find him. Aren't I helpful?
- The Chicago Suburbs. Kellan Lutz ("Emmett") will be shooting the new Nightmare on Elm Street in Barrington, Illinois. Kellan seems like a guy who enjoys his nightlife, and I would bet he isn't going to hang out at Millrose Restaurant in Barrington on his nights off. I'd put my money on him being in Chicago's hipper, livelier areas. See Chicago Scene for ideas.
- Des Moines, Iowa. Billy Burke ("Charlie") will be filming Ticket Out, a drama co-starring Ray Liotta. I don't know which wins, Billy Burke's copstache or Ray Liotta's laugh from Goodfellas.
See the rest right here.
I am guessing these extras are for the piazza scene, vampires in Aro's coven, and maybe some of Heidi's misled tourists. Here are a couple of pics. See Lion & Lamb Love for more.
about the blogger
Myriam Gabriel-Pollock has been writing for MSN since 2006 -- everything from quizzes to feature articles to the Twilight Superfan blog. Prior to that she was a hi-tech geek. She has happily transitioned into a film geek, especially if there are wizards, vampires, mythical places, and spaceships.