Friday, April 24, 2009

Filming Starts Tonight at Bella's House

Other film sets have sprung up in Surrey over the years, but maybe none with the magnetism of this one.

A small clearing of park land is the scene for the filming of New Moon, the latest flick in the Twilight series based on the hugely popular Stephanie Meyer books.
In recent weeks, a pre-fab "house" was built in Vancouver and trucked to the grassy site in South Surrey to serve as the abode of main character Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart. In the movie, Bella falls for a vampire named Edward, played by Rob Pattinson.

"This pre-fab "house" was built in Vancouver and trucked to South Surrey to serve as the abode of Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart. Bella is the main character of 'New Moon.'

The structure is nothing but a shell meant for exterior shots, but it requires around-the-clock security to keep rabid fans from doing damage to it. It has a chimney made of flimsy styrofoam, after all. Imported trees and rearranged telephone poles help make things look authentic, too.

Filming at the site will begin tonight (Friday), the Now has learned. City-issued signs warn of road closures starting April 24.

Despite efforts by the film company to keep it all hush-hush, a small but steady stream of fans (known as "Twilight-ers" or "Twi-Hards") and curiosity seekers has caused a commotion in the rural setting in recent days. Barricades, sometimes staffed by police, have gone up and come down at two entry points on the otherwise quiet road, depending on the time of day and the level of on-set action.

To be sure, these are interesting times for the family that lives in the lone house across the street from all the hubbub.

Thanks to Cullen Boys Anonymous! For the entire article from The Now, click here.

Photo from Confessions of a TwiCrack Addict!