"TB.net: What are you looking forward to the most about playing your character, Demetri?
CB: Demetri is a Jesus amongst guards...
He has unparalleled tracking abilities together with insane strength, speed and classiness; lives in Tuscany, underground; hangs out with the beautiful Heidi who brings him food all the time; he has red irises and glitters in the sunlight... It's hard, therefore, to see what's not to like about playing this legend.
The commonalities we share mean this is a character I can seriously get my teeth into: He's a tracker, I'm a rave-runner; he's a diplomat, I'm a spiritualist; he's cool and stylish, I'm.... we have a lot in common.
What I love about Demetri is that he is utterly charming in juxtaposition to big bad Felix, yet "no less lethal"... clearly this guy takes no prisoners. Well, he does... before tearing them limb from limb.
TB.net: Who do you look forward to working with the most while filming New Moon?
He's a charming one, isn't he? Charming Charlie, indeed.
The whole interview is here.
"Although the Edward Cullen character is less of an observable force, existing more within the conflict of New Moon, the absence of Cullen and Pattinson are integral to the New Moon storyline and the direction of Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan. But while Jacob Black and Taylor Lautner step into the New Moon spotlight for a good portion of the film, Pattinson still has to bring to life one of the most popular literary characters of the past decade, and do it in less time than Twilight.
In many ways the question of Robert Pattinson keeping the presence of Edward alive in New Moon is directly related to Pattinson keeping alive the presence of himself, the actor, to venture into new territory and accept the challenges of Edward. There’s no question that the New Moon production is under an enormous amount of pressure to produce an even more visually stunning and fan-connecting translation of its literary counterpart than Twilight. That pressure also trickles down to the actors and everyone contributing to make New Moon."
See the article in its entirety here.
Of course die-hard Robward fans are thrilled by the increased amount of screen time that Edward will have in the film, even if much of that additional time is merely hallucinatory for Bella. Will that strengthen or weaken that part of the story?
In the book, after the Cullens leave, there is no Edward for many months; Bella only "hears" his voice in her head. The void he leaves in her life is painful and ever present, a gaping black hole she is forever struggling to climb out of. And so I sometimes worry that the presence of the hallucinatory Edward in the film will diminish the hopelessness and despair that grips Bella for many months after the breakup.
What do you guys think? Do you think they should have kept to the book and keep Edward completely absent for that period? Or do you like the idea of Bella not just "hearing" Edward's voice, but also "seeing" him?
'It appears that crossed fingers can relax, now, though. Instead of being listed as "optioned property" on IMDb Pro, Breaking Dawn is now in "script," and "[p]lanning to start in late spring 2010."'
I would still probably hold out for Summit Entertainment to make an official announcement, but the change in status on IMDB Pro is a positive indicator nonetheless.
See the whole piece here.
"OK!: How does Alice change in the sequel?
My character’s going to be a good 60 percent bigger in the second film. You get to see the development between Alice, Bella and Edward.
OK!: Taylor Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob Black, has really transformed his body so that he looks more mature in the sequel.
I’ve spoken out publicly about how ridiculous it was that he was going to be replaced, and I think he worked harder than anyone to keep his role. He’s gained almost 30 pounds. We’re so proud of him. He’s in the gym three times a day and eating all the time. I was like, “I want your job, you get to eat everything!”
OK!: Is the cast very close?
Yeah, you create this intense bond with these people. It’s really natural."
See the whole article here.
Starring Gaelan Connell, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Aly Michalka, Lisa Kudrow and Scott Porter, BandSlam is a music-driven comedy chronicling the struggles of a fledgling rock band as they head for the year's biggest event, the battle of the bands. Hudgens plays Sam, a talented guitarist who falls for Will Burton (Connell), the new kid in town and the band's leader.
Fortunately, this means the New Moon trailer will be coming out in about three months. Unfortunately, it's paired with a movie I'm highly unlikely to see, ever. (The HSM trilogy was the most I could take of this genre.) BandSlam being another Summit production, I'm not too surprised they're going to give it as much of a boost as they can by releasing New Moon's trailer with it.
Are you going to see BandSlam just to see the New Moon trailer?
- The sets we saw were amazing; more than my imagination could have come up with. I love seeing the process of movie-making, and this definitely did not disappoint.
- All the people we met and worked with--this includes the actors, production people, and publicists--were lovely.
- The enthusiasm and dedication to this film was quite evident on set--they love the story as much as we do!
I cannot wait to share all the details with you! But all good things must wait...
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Well, I'm thrilled to tell you that that is exactly what I'll be doing this week. I'm heading up to Vancouver, B.C, to visit the movie set. O M G.
And not as a stalker-style fanpire, lurking around the set's fences, using my zoom lens inappropriately, and getting shooed off by the Canadian Mounties for sneaking in and making off with RPattz's used coffee cups. I'm going (drumroll, please) as an officially invited media professional to a Summit Entertainment sponsored event. I know, I know...it's the "professional" in that statement you raise an eyebrow at.
I will be there with a few select others for an all-day set visit, which I assume includes watching them set up a shot and film, touring the set, eating craft services food--and the part I'm most excited about--meeting the cast and doing interviews. Double-squee.
I don't know what scenes are filming that day, nor who will be there. I do know the Volturri cast arrived in Vancouver this week, so hopefully we'll see some of them. I want it all--I want to see vampires, humans, wolves!
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Summit Entertainment will give us a date when we can post our articles and photos, but until then, you'll just have to be patient. I promise it will be worth it!
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Off to pack and get my sparkle on...
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.