Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bill Condon talks about Kristen & BD with Fandango

Fandango: Fans are really looking forward to the wedding, the honeymoon, the birth and Bella’s transformation scenes. What was your favorite to film and why?
Condon: They’re all really fun but I have to say the birth. There was something that happened on those nights, but specifically the first night – there was something electric about it, so intense. Kristen [Stewart] was so powerful. Obviously, it’s a very feverish scene with everybody kind of getting into that mode. It happens on a movie set sometimes. Everyone gets very hushed, and after and between the takes everyone’s walking around, whispering and not talking – it was one of those. Kristen didn’t get up. She was on that gurney and spent hours and hours there. That scene is the one I will remember more than anything.

Fandango: You mentioned that Kristen Stewart cried when she read the wedding part of the book. Why do you think it resonated so much, and what other parts resonated with you?
Condon: I think so much of it resonated because the stakes were so high. A wedding is always a really moving thing, but [Bella] is walking down that aisle knowing she’s never going to see her parents again. That’s the thing that I think adds this extra kick of emotion. It’s one thing to say goodbye to your dad and your mom and to thank them as you’re going off to your honeymoon, but when you know you’re going to be a vampire and never exist in [human] form again, it’s something else. I think that was a big one – just talking about the movie a while before we started. Forget about the vampires and werewolves and everything. What are the human challenges? One of them is that first difficult year of marriage. You’ve had the fantasy, you’ve had the dream, you’ve gotten your dream, now it’s a reality. Now you’re waking up with him or her every day. What adjustments do you have to make when you change this fantasy to reality? That’s an interesting human question. There’s a lot of resonant stuff through the book that was very real on that level.

Fandango: How excited are you for fans to see the wedding scene? It must’ve taken high-security to keep the wedding dress from getting leaked.
Condon: I know! We’re three weeks out and it still hasn’t leaked. I’m so happy. Oh, I can’t wait. We’re going to have our premiere two weeks from Monday and I’m just so looking forward to being there with fans and just getting a sense of what they think. It is a challenge. There are other surprises in there too that we’ve been able to keep, but it’s harder to do it these days.

Fandango: This being a PG-13 film, how challenging was it to find the balance of being appropriate and yet sexy and romantic during the honeymoon scenes?
Condon: I think it was hard. I think the crucial thing was keeping it romantic because that’s what it’s about. You’ll see it’s done in a slightly different way. I don’t want to give it away. It’s in pieces, let’s say. You don’t get it all at once.

Fandango: We get so much of Bella’s and Jacob’s view in the last book, but what specific parts do we get to see more of Edward’s point of view?
Condon: There’s something that we put in there that’s referred to in an earlier book. We actually get to see Edward in his early life as a vampire and hear his thoughts about that. There’s a glimpse of him in Twilight describing how he got turned, how he got changed by Carlisle, but this is more extensive. I do think we get more inside Edward and he changes a lot, too. The wedding has an effect on him. There’s an aspect of self-loathing to him about what he did when he was a vampire [earlier] that he releases through Bella’s love. I think that’s a fun thing to watch.

Source and full interview at fandango Via twilight-belgium Via kstewartnews - Thank You!

Nikki Reed mentions Kristen: "I think she's a great actress"

On directing, Nikki Reed mentioned wanting to work with Kristen:
“I think she’s a great actress. She wants to direct one day, and we’ve talked about producing movies together, or acting in another film again. I’m sure it will happen in the future. Kristen is very creative, and I can be creative too, sometimes…”

Source and full interview at twilightpoison Via @KstewAngel - Thank You!

Rob Mentions Kristen in Cinemania Mag (Mexico) interview


Your character and Kristen’s shared so many romantic times during the filming, especially the last day of filming.

The last day of filming in Saint Thomas was great. It was just Kristen and I. The only time we were able to film with a nice weather. It was literally the last day of filming, and we were filming a scene in which we’re kissing in the ocean, all night. So it wasn’t a bad way to say goodbye. Then everybody stayed to watch the sunrise. It was beautiful.

Can you share something about Kristen?

The only thing she likes to watch on TV is the cooking channel, especially when she’s on set. She has her TV on all the time in her make up trailer. That’s her only diva behavior (laughs); the cooking channel must always be on, any time, everywhere.

Excerpts are taken from @TwilightPoison and please go to their post for the full interview :)
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Old outtakes of Kristen in ELLE UK shoot now in HQ

Big THANK YOU to @kstewartfans
for these pretty outtakes plus the zip to download them! :)