As a mean frat boy, no less
Check out Taylor Lautner as a frat boy in the new trailer for "Grown Ups 2," starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Salma Hayek.
With Good Morning America and Vulture magazine
Do you have an eye obsession? In both Twilight and The Host, your characters end up with glowy eyes.
I don't know! It seems to come out a lot, right? I don't consciously do that, so I must really be into eyes. My brother's an optometrist, so I pick up on that. But by the time they had to wear the really awful contacts, everybody's miserable, and it's my fault. Although, in this, in The Host, it's not quite my fault. In the book, it's not as obvious, which would make it easier for the aliens to invade. It's only when you shine a light at them that you get an odd reflection, and you wouldn't know otherwise. But Andrew [Niccol, the director] wanted something very pronounced, so it's his fault. And it was hard, with the dust storms in the desert. We had lens techs out there constantly putting drops in their eyes, and it slows production down. We did that with Twilight, so many years of contacts and pain, crying and anguish. You think you would learn!
Apparently you got the cast T-shirts that said "Love Box" to describe the love triangle involving two-persons-in-one-body geometry.
I didn't know that was considered dirty in England! The boys came up with that. Anything dirty came from them. The thing I like particularly about Saoirse's portrayal of this, is that when you're writing it, these two characters are every bit as distinct as two characters in two different bodies. Writing it is one thing, portraying it is another, and Saoirse made it look really easy, and she has a different chemistry with each of the boys, so it's really easy to remember that these are two separate relationships. But it gets complicated, because there is a love triangle between Melanie and Wanda and Jared, and then there's another triangle between Wanda and Jared and Ian, so it goes all over the place.
Did writing this and producing the film help cure any post-Twilight depression you might have had?
I totally thought that was going to be a thing! I waited for it, and when it didn't happen, I thought, Oh, it's because we still have all this stuff ahead. We got to the last premiere, and it didn't hit. I felt nothing but relief. Analyzing that since then, I feel like it was because I was ready to walk from that world. I don't miss the characters. Now, I may someday feel like, "Oh, I miss Bella. I want to hang out with Alice" or something. But right now, I'm happy it was what it was, I'm happy to be done with it, and I don't feel any depression about it, which is nice. And it is nice to have another world to be excited about.
Bet you never thought this could happen
Check out The Hillywood Show's latest "Twilight" parody, this time a "Gangnam-style" ode to "Breaking Dawn, Part 2." This may be their best one yet.
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A Volturi and a Quileute shapeshifter join the sci-fi action series
"The most revealing fact that Stewart revealed is that he's gained 50 pounds since January, and he is sporting much longer hair than normal. While we previously had Stewart pegged for Sunfire, the bulking up and long hair combo seems pretty Thunderbird-ish to us. Thunderbird was on our short list for inclusion in the latest X-Film, so this would be a pretty exciting development."
The 'Twilight' hunk is all beat up!
Robert Pattinson plays a denizen of the Outback in the near future, after a worldwide financial collapse has sent many like him running to the still viable mines of the Australian desert. “It’s like a new gold rush,” says Michôd. “Where people from all corners of the world have come out to the desert to scrape out an existence. Petty criminals and miscreants and hustlers.” Guy Pearce, who had an uncharacteristically reserved role in Animal Kingdom, gets to sink his teeth into a nicely nasty part opposite Pattinson. “The basic story is really quite elemental,” says Michôd. “You’ve got a really dark, dangerous, murderous person in Guy’s character, and in Rob’s character you have a quite troubled and damaged, but beautiful and naïve, soul.”
Of course, just by its setting and basic plot, The Rover is poised to draw comparisons to one of the antipodean country’s most memorable cinematic contributions. “You put cars in the desert in Australia and people are going to think of Mad Max,” says Michôd. “And with all due respect to that film — and I stress that — I think The Rover is going to be way more chillingly authentic and menacing.”
The mark. brand ambassador joins advocates against teen violence
mark. Brand Ambassador Ashley Greene joined advocates on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for a congressional briefing to announce data from the “NO MORE Study: Teens and Young Adults,” funded by m.powerment by mark., managed by the Avon Foundation for Women. The results of the study – which explored attitudes toward, and experience with dating abuse, partner violence, and sexual assault among teens and young adults – clearly underscore the need to educate young people so they recognize the signs of abuse and how to safely intervene to help end it.
The study showed that dating violence and sexual assault are a disturbing reality in the lives of young people. One in 6 young women self-reported having been a victim of sexual assault, more than a third reported knowing a victim of sexual assault and over half know a victim of dating abuse. In contrast, only 36% of young men reported knowing a victim of dating violence and 25% reported knowing a sexual assault victim, because they talk much less about the issue. However, the study found that both young women and men are willing to intervene to stop abuse, but they don’t feel confident to recognize abusive situations and are unsure how to intervene.
“As a young woman, I am proud to help launch the NO MORE campaign and announce the new m.powerment by mark. Healthy Relationship College Program,” said Ashley Greene. “While the results of the NO MORE study are sobering, the silver lining is that the respondents reported they were willing to get involved to stop the abuse. We have the power to end the cycle and this is a monumental step towards that.”
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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.