Friday, November 16, 2012

Breaking Dawn 2 - What do you think???

Yes, we've been away from a while, but it doesn't mean we stopped loving the Twilight series! Life just gets in the way sometimes. Soooo, what's the verdict? Is it a great ending to a great saga???

Monday, February 13, 2012

Q&A with Gil Brimingham & Tinsel Korey

I sat with Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 stars Gil Brimingham and Tinsel Korey to talk about their experience making the films, music in film, and fandom.

Did you know about the Twilight stories before you were cast in the film?

Gil Brimingham: I wasn’t’ familiar with Twilight before being cast for it. I was told that there was a big fan base for the books. It wasn’t until I got cast and they made the announcement that my webmaster called saying, “What’s going on? Your website crashed. You had over 11,000 hits in two hours”. I said these people are really loyal. This could be something.

Tinsel Korey: I had no idea. I didn’t know anything about the franchise. My little sister wanted to know if I wanted to watch Twilight. I said what’s Twilight? {little kid voice} It’s like Harry Potter in love. When the audition came out I really wanted to get the role for her because she was a fan.

How has your life been different since the Twilight movies? Has it been crazy?

TK: I normally don’t get recognized because [Emily] has a big scar on the side of her face. The main thing is the travel. The crazy parts are the premiers or when people camp out. Those fan experiences is when it gets a little intense.

GB: Or when your friends become celebrities because they’re friends with us. I think that’s funny. Parents become very popular with their teenagers. For the most part we are pleasantly surprised when people ask for a picture, autograph, or say I love your work.

Was there a point where you realized fans were going to react that way?

GB: For me, there’s the cliché trappings of Hollywood. You don’t want your ego to get so invested in the fame part. Joe Pesci said, “You’re nobody until a lot of people tell you you’re somebody, but don’t believe them.” You just have to take it with a grain of salt. You have to know the reasons you are doing what you do is your creative expression, your art, and you’re just pleased people like it.

What was your experience on set for Breaking Dawn Part 1?

GB: It was like old family getting together. This is the fourth movie for me. Of course security is much more heightened. The expectation is probably about the same. I think it’s familiar ground and being able to share this with the only other people that understand what it really feels like.

TK: I don’t even think we [points to Gil] even had a scene together. My scene was on the beach. Originally Gil was supposed to be in that scene but they were like “How does he get his wheelchair down in the sand?” so that wasn’t going to work [laughs]. The traveling with everybody, and that last road trip- it was beautiful sendoff for my last film in the franchise.

Do you have a favorite scene in Breaking Dawn?

TK: It’s when they’re doing the toast at the wedding. I wasn’t expecting there to be humor in Breaking Dawn, but there’s a lot of it and you get to see that in the toast. Especially when Charlie is addressing Bella. That whole part of the movie was hilarious.

GB: Doing take after take at the beginning of the movie when Jacob takes his shirt off in the rain. He’s got the wedding invitation and is finding out that Bella’s going to go through with it. That was fun.

TK: But it made it on the trailer. Now you’re famous

GB: The wedding was pretty special. It was a little bit of the last hoorah. Having all the actors there in one of the biggest most anticipated scenes for a lot of the fans. It was good spending a week doing that and seeing how it turned out.

How many takes did you do?

GB: In the rain, 4 or 5. The funny thing was they had a rain tower so we produced our own rain. Every time I rolled out, I had to go back in and dry my hair so it didn’t look like I was coming out of my house wet. The minute we finished the scene the skies opened up and the real rain came. I just had to laugh.

The Twilight movies really touch its fan base. Why do you think that is?

GB: It’s all about the memories you have of love. Even for the older fans, it’s so easy for them to go back and remember their first love and the emotional turmoil they were going through. The movies heighten themselves just as the story is building up. When it came to Breaking Dawn, it was the culmination of this love affair.

TK: It was that turning point, especially for the Team Edwards, who have been waiting for that moment for Bella to choose Edward. For girls, who doesn’t love a wedding scene. Also for new life with Renesmee. I also thought there was a lot of action. For people who like vampires, in Breaking Dawn it gets a lot more gruesome and I think vampire fans enjoy that.

So both of you have a music background.

GB: Yes! We collaborated as of this morning [laughs]

TK: I was going to play a song that I released on iTunes, and I tuned my guitar funny. We started playing these riffs and somebody said, wouldn’t it be funny if you did a Breaking Dawn song. We just went with it. I have an improv background and we created this whole Breaking Dawn Buy it On DVD song.

There’s always a connection between music and film. Its always interested me.

TK: Look at New Moon. That scene when Bella’s depressed. In the book it’s just really dry and I was thinking how are they going to play that out. In the movie, just that song “Possibilities” going around just heightened the mood of that scene so much. The scene wouldn’t have been the same without that song being a part of that emotion.

Not only has the Twilight series been a different look at vampires, it’s been a different take on werewolves too. Especially the cultural aspect they put into the film.

GB: That was my favorite part. They tied it into them being heroes. It wasn’t a gratuitous thing to be this transforming monster. They didn’t make them as monsters, they made them protectors of the land. It was a great way to honor the culture in a supernatural kind of way.

TK: They’re kind of not really werewolves. I always struggle with that term for the wolfpack. They’re shape-shifters who turn into actual wolves. That’s a completely different take on that genre.

The Twilight movies aren’t your traditional movies. It’s a mix of vampires, werevoles, and a love story. Somehow it all works well together. People love it.

TK: The fans really feel a part of it. They’ve helped make this franchise what it is. Without the fans, this movie wouldn’t the phenomenon that it is so they’re invested. You see Justin Bieber fans really invested in him because they’ve been with him from the beginning all the way to the top. That’s what our fans have done for the films. They feel connected and a part of it as well.

I see that fandom when I go to comic-con,

GB: You feel part ownership

TK: Even the Twilight conventions that we do. We’re just the bonus. They’re happy to make friends with someone else who connects with something. The amount of people that have come together and built friendships because of these movies is incredible.

Have you met any crazy fans?

TK: Not crazy. I battle with this term. I think they’re just passionate. They just love the films.

GB: In a time where it’s hard for people to just have hope. It’s worth investing so much of yourself into it. This thing is safe for them and it seems real. It’s the emotional element. The dynamics between the love story is real. These emotions are experienced by almost everybody.

Would you do another Twilight film?

GB: Definitely. I think it lends itself to so many other side stories. There addressed in the book, but there are so many different directions it could go. Everybody is really focused on the love triangle.

What would be interesting is your characters back story,

GB: He has a back story alright. He’s the lineage. The history of where he came from and why is it that he never transformed. The truce that was made with his ancestry and how this peaceful existence was even possible until Bella came into town. The humans messed it up [laughs].

TK: I would love to see the story before Emily has the scar. Meeting Sam, Sam still being in a relationship with Leah, them imprinting, and what that felt like. I thought that was such a great story but we didn’t have a chance to tell it.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Biography Thursday - Jamie Campbell Bower (Caius)


Date of Birth
22 November 1988, London, England, UK

Birth Name
James Campbell M Bower

6' (1.83 m)

Mini Biography
Jamie Campbell Bower has a love for performing and for being in the spotlight and is an ex-member of the National Youth Music Theatre. Jamie is a good singer and used to be the lead singer in a band called "The Darling Buds", he is also a model for Select Model Management. He is from London and went to school privately at Bedales School in Hampshire. Whilst still at school there, he was told that he had got the part of "Anthony" in "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", which he was recommended to audition for by family friend, Laura Michelle Kelly. Bower later went on to star in RocknRolla (2008) as "Rocker", directed by Guy Ritchie. He will make his next on-screen appearance as "Caius", a member of the Volturi coven, in the tween franchise that is New Moon (2009) alongside actors such as fellow Brit Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Bower will be seen also in the next installments of Twilight, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011). He will also join the "Harry Potter" cast as "Gellert Grindelward" in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).

Former member of the National Youth Music Theatre.

Began his career when family friend Laura Michelle Kelly introduced him to her agent.

Attended Bedales school.

Dressed as a mouse for Halloween.

Attended Burberry's return to London Fashion Week catwalk.

He models clothes for his designer ex-girlfriend Zoe Graham.

Has a younger brother named Samuel.

A great fan of music, one of his favorite songs is "Marlene", by Lightspeed Champion and he named his 2009 album of the year, "Only Revolution", by Biffy Clyro.

Is a fan of Arcade Fire and Clement Marfo.

Is good friends with fellow vampire from New Moon (2009), Edi Gathegi.

Engaged to Bonnie Wright [May 10, 2010].

Personal Quotes
I'm going to cry until I get another job. I want to do more movies. I feel like it's a totally different skill set than there is to theater. It's much more internal. I'm an extrovert, I like to gesticulate and talk loud and stuff, and the theater is easy for me. I can go up there and spread my legs and go, 'Here I am'. Oh, don't get that wrong. Whereas in cinema you have to be much more thoughtful, and I find that a lot more challenging.

People don't get it, they think I'm rich. I'm not! I have no money!

I grew up with Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's films -- like Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Sleepy Hollow (1999) -- when I was first realizing that I really liked films and understood what a good film was.

Monday, February 6, 2012

A First Look At Some Of The Breaking Dawn Part 1 DVD Extras


Try to remember to breathe!

It seems like we have to wait forever to see the final installment of The Twilight Sage, but luckily, the release of the latest film is only just days away. That will surely tide us over for about a week!

And lookie, lookie! The DVD set of Breaking Dawn Part 1 comes with some FUN-tastic extras! Check out the video (above) to see what some of them are! (Hint: Some of this stuff you've never seen before!!!!)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Biography Thursday - Kellan Lutz (Emmett)

From IMDb:

Date of Birth
15 March 1985, Dickinson, North Dakota, USA

Birth Name
Kellan Christopher Lutz

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Biography
Actor and model Kellan Lutz is one of a large family - he has six brothers and a sister. As a child his family moved around and he grew up in North Dakota, the Midwest and Arizona. Upon high school graduation, Lutz relocated to California to attend Chapman University and study Chemical Engineering, but left in order to pursue a career in acting.

Lutz had picked up a few modeling jobs as a teenager, but got his first TV break with a small role in "The Bold and the Beautiful" (1987). More television success followed, including parts in "The Comeback" (2005) and "Generation Kill" (2008). He was also cast in some film roles, including Accepted (2006) and Prom Night (2008/I), but his major break came in 2008 when he won the role of vampire Emmett Cullen in the smash hit Twilight (2008/I), and its subsequent sequels.

Trade Mark
Ripped body (as displayed in Calvin Klein X Underwear Campaign)

Favorite place is South Africa.

Is real life friends with Twilight (2008/I) co-stars Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson.

Grew up in Arizona.

Born in North Dakota.

Has six brothers and one sister.

Originally asked to read the role of "Edward" in Twilight (2008/I), but was busy filming "Generation Kill" (2008) in Africa.

Kellan was the male lead actor in Hilary Duff's music video "With Love".

Personal Quotes
I love life way too much and find fun in almost anything. I'm a chameleon.

(About the Twilight (2008/I) cast): This cast rocks! We get along so well together it's like a real family which is great to see.

Well my family is really supportive of it all and is glad to see me on TV or on the big screen which is great. As far as school, well it affected that greatly since I quit going to school to take the biggest risk of my life and pursue acting. I worked my butt off in high school and received a lot of scholarships for college and to throw all that away for acting was tough for my family, but it was just something I felt my heart pulling me towards and don't regret a single minute of it. I love to act!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Walmart Breaking Dawn Part 1 Midnight Release Parties on Feb 10th

From Walmart Jan. 30 said it would release The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 with exclusive features on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in a special midnight opening Feb. 10 at more than 2,700 stores nationwide.

With Walmart representing about 40% of all DVD/Blu-ray sellthrough, the retailer rolling out the red carpet for the next-to-last installment in the popular teen vampire franchise bodes well for the bottom line at Summit Home Entertainment, including new owner Lionsgate.

The Breaking Dawn Part 1 DVD will retail for $22.96 and the Blu-ray for $26.96. Special features exclusive to Walmart include Bella's Wedding Special Edition featuring the collectible wedding dress packaging, fabric poster of Bella and Edward's big day, and music videos from Bruno Mars and Christina Perri.

Other Twilight merchandise includes Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 National Edition DVD – $19.96 / Blu-ray – $22.96; Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Soundtrack – $11.88l; Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Dance Poster – $5.00; and books from the Twilight Series, including Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn at $7.64 each.

Beginning at 11 p.m. the Bentonville, Ark.-based retail behemoth will bow in-store Twilight parties featuring giveaways, movie trivia and a bakery stocked with Twilight¬-themed treats such as cupcakes and cakes. Store visitors can also catch a cameo appearance from Rosalie Cullen (Nikki Reed) on the Walmart’'s in-store television network while waiting for the midnight unveil.

"We're excited to give the millions of Twilight fans a place to unite, celebrate and receive exclusive Breaking Dawn collectibles at a great price,” said Seong Ohm, SVP and GM of entertainment for Walmart U.S.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Clip to be Shown at Target

From Twilight Lexicon:

Here’s one more incentive to pre-order your copy of Breaking Dawn Part 1 from Target: you can also see the first official clip of Breaking Dawn Part 2! � Select Target stores across the country will be holding DVD release parties on Feb. 10. Fans can pick up their tickets at guests services starting at 9 pm and the party will begin at 11 pm. They also have a complete shopping list of Twilight related supplies from water bottles to jewelry.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Twilight Saga "May" Continue After Breaking Dawn, Says Studio Boss


It is a quandary faced by studio executives over the years: what to do with a successful movie franchise that has run out of books to adapt. But this may not be an obstacle for the Twilight films, after Lionsgate chief executive Jon Feltheimer suggested his company may continue the series beyond the November release of Breaking Dawn Part 2, supposedly the final instalment in the vampire romance saga.

Lionsgate bought Twilight studio Summit for more than $400m on Friday, and one of Feltheimer's first proclamations was to suggest his company wants to maximise profits from its newly acquired asset. The Twilght series has so far generated almost $2.5bn at the global box office.

"I'm anticipating Breaking Dawn Part 2 being $700m-plus in worldwide box office," Feltheimer told the LA Times. Asked if he would like to see the series continue, he said: "It's hard for me to imagine a movie that does $700m-plus doesn't have ongoing value. It's an amazing franchise that they have done a great job of maintaining with absolutely no deterioration. So the simple answer is: 'Boy I hope so.'"

While the prospect of more Twilight films may delight fans, it will come as a surprise to author Stephenie Meyer, who wrote the books on which the movies are based. She has published four novels in the series, along with spin-off title The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, and has no plans to continue it. The latter novella does not appear an obvious candidate for a big-screen transfer, as it is not told from the perspective of any of the main characters in the Twilight series. However, another source told the LA Times that Lionsgate may take advantage of the studio's in-house television unit to transfer Twilight to the small screen.

Breaking Dawn Part 2 is directed by Bill Condon and continues the story of Bella Swan, who at the end of the last film was transformed into a vampire by her bloodsucking new husband, Edward Cullen. It will be released in the US and UK on 16 November.

What do you think???

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Taylor Lautner: Pacific Design Center Stud

From Celebrity

He's been keeping a low profile these days, but Taylor Lautner was caught by the paparazzi while out in West Hollywood on Thursday (January 12).

Looking hunky in a navy short sleeve top with grey trousers and aviator shades, the Jacob Black stud offered up a smile as he made his way inside the Pacific Design Center during the midday outing.

The sighting comes as Taylor is easing back into public view just prior to next week's DVD release of his movie "Abduction" - which will be available to bring home on January 17th.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ashley Experiences Wardrobe Malfunction at People's Choice Awards


Ashley Greene of Twilight fame experienced a bit of a wardrobe malfunction Wednesday evening at the People's Choice Awards in L.A. Did her Spanx show? Did she suffer the dreaded nip-slip?

According to a report from Hollywood Life, no and no. As wardrobe malfunctions go it was a rather benign one, but likely proved embarrassing to Greene just the same.

Ashley was decked out in a stylish black leather dress with lace sleeves. When the stage lights hit the dress just right, however, all fans could concentrate on was her underwear. Fortunately, unless Ashley was seeing herself in a monitor at the time, she wasn't even remotely aware of her wardrobe malfunction until after the People's Choice Awards had ended.

Do you recall seeing any additional wardrobe malfunctions during the People's Choice Awards? Hopefully Ashley Greene's was the worst of the evening, which would mean that all in all it wasn't a horrible evening where malfunctions were concerned. It's too bad that Ashley's stylist didn't do a wardrobe check under suitable lighting before the awards show was underway. Hers was one of those rare wardrobe malfunctions that probably could have been rectified before it turned embarrassing.

Despite the malfunction, Ashley Greene looked lovely at the People's Choice Awards, and hopefully isn't feeling too awfully embarrassed as her dress and undies are the topics of a few conversations a day later. She should simply breathe a sigh of relief that she didn't suffer the dreaded nip-slip, and perhaps consider hiring a different stylist!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Has Us Pumped For Fresh Blood!


Looking ahead to November, when we finally get to see the end of the "Twilight" franchise in "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," there are many things to get excited about. For starters, Bella is now a vampire, Renesmee is growing up and the Volturi are back.

But what I am most looking forward to are all the fresh vampires. There are so many new characters, not to mention the fun involved in the adventurous search for allies, getting the group together, bonding over things like eating habits and fighting against the Volturi.

Therefore, in the spirit of MTV Movies' Ones to Watch in 2012, this "Twilight" Tuesday is dedicated to the ones to watch in "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" — which if you didn't already know, is also a big part of our MTV Movie Brawl 2012.

Before I get to my favorite new additions, "Twilight" vampire expert and star Peter Facinelli had these kind words to say about a few of his new castmates when MTV News caught up with him: "There's Maggie Grace; she's fantastic. Christian Camargo is fantastic and Juilliard-trained. I always wish I went to Juilliard, so when I meet people from Juilliard, I'm always jealous," he said. "Mia Maestro — there's so many talented people that were tapped. It's a much larger cast."

Clearly, Facinelli has a thing for the Denali coven, which we got a glimpse of in "Part 1" during Bella and Edward's wedding. The Denali clan is another group of vegetarian vamps consisting of Irina (Grace), former Volturi Eleazar (Camargo) and his multilingual mate Carmen (Maestro).

The Denalis are, indeed, a nice bunch. My personal favorite new vampire, however, is Garrett, the American nomad played by charming and adorable actor Lee Pace ("Pushing Daisies," "The Fall"). I remember liking him from the moment Stephenie Meyer introduced him, due to the 6-foot-2 factor, his curiosity and his adventurous nature. His character has a nice arc, which I'll avoid spoiling fully here, and Pace is the absolute perfect actor to play him.

Fellow fan and creator of the Kristen Stewart Hot Bodyguard Facebook page Sarah M. also brought up JD Pardo, who plays the other vamp/human hybrid Nahuel. "He was super nice at the BD1 premiere & ain't too hard on the eyes either!" she tweeted.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Breaking Dawn Birth Scene 'Emotional' for Stephenie Meyer


Of all the lovely and talented stars we feature in our exhaustive efforts to cover anything and everything in the world of "Twilight," it's a rare treat to talk to the woman responsible for it all: author-turned-producer Stephenie Meyer.

MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with the lady, the myth, the legend during our "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" premiere live stream Monday night (November 14), when we covered hot topics such as the wedding and honeymoon, the birth scene and whether Meyer will ever write another "Twilight"-themed story or book.

"With the wedding, I worked pretty closely with [screenwriter] Melissa [Rosenberg]," Meyer said. "We talked about it, how it needed to be like a really beautiful traditional ceremony, nothing outlandish, just simple and old-fashioned and romantic, and then [director] Bill [Condon] brought in the vision of what it should look like, and the production designer just made such a gorgeous midsummer night's dream for us. And then the final element was Kristen [Stewart] in the wedding dress. She was so gorgeous, she was unbelievable."

Fun fact about the wedding scene: Meyer has a cameo, which she assured us was not her idea.

"Bill really wanted those of us who'd been there from the beginning [in the scene]," she said. "It was nice to be at Bella's wedding; that was great. Being on camera — not so much."

Moving right along to arguably the film's most-anticipated scene: the honeymoon, which Meyer said she wanted all along to be romantic above everything else.

"I think it's romantic, and it does give you more than the book does. I know some of the sites call it, instead of 'fade to black,' 'fade to sad.' they'd love to see more. I think this gives them that," she said. "It gives them a romantic peek into the honeymoon. We don't want to see too much."

Another scene in which the filmmakers incorporated a less-is-more approach was during the very intense birth scene, which Meyer said was so emotional that people shed a bunch of tears during filming.

"It was so emotional. It wasn't like a horror movie or anything. It has those elements, but it really brought out that feeling of losing the person that means the most to you. We were getting teary on set, which doesn't happen very much after a long day of shooting," she said. "That moment really was strong."

And finally, the question on all "Twilight" fans' minds all the time: After the final movie opens and things are all said and done, will Meyer return to her characters and continue the story?

"I don't know," she said. "Every now and then I tinker around with old manuscripts, because I can't leave them alone even though it's too late and they're printed. There are little things. I've been recently doing comedies and stuff; it's a nice change. Maybe it will cleanse the palate and I'll get back to it."

So once the palate is cleansed, might she consider publishing the much-discussed, fan-pined-for book from Edward's perspective, "Midnight Sun"? "Maybe. I get that [question] a lot," Meyer said. "My mother [asks] every day. She would love for me to do that. I know a lot of people will love that. I have to get to a place where I can write it."

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Robert & Kristen: 'The Improper' Movie Entertainers of the Year


Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will not win an Oscar for their roles in the “Twilight” series and are far from the most polished actors in Hollywood. But in terms of pure entertainment, they are all consuming.

No two people have dominated pop culture quite like KStew and RPatz. Critics may consider the “Twilight” series mediocre as films go. But they have captured the imagination of legions of fans around the world.

The “Twilight” saga has held the rapt attention of a new generation of filmgoers for more than four years, and will have generated well over $1 billion at the box office, when all is said and done. Over that time, Rob and Kristen have become an industry unto themselves, generating countless magazine stories and an explosion in fan Web sites. Wherever they go and whatever they do, they generate major buzz.

So what makes Pattinson and Stewart so special? Mostly their on-screen chemistry. When they come together in a Twilight film, a nuclear reaction takes place. They generate so much heat and light, the strength of their chemistry alone makes the film’s overriding themes of passion, devotion and eternal love ring true.

Off-screen they have been an entertainment juggernaut all their own. Their mysterious, closely guarded relationship has launched a thousand headlines and driven fans to frenzy. Yet we still don’t really know for sure: Are they a couple?

There are enough clues to suggest they are. But their determination to keep their relationship private in the face of relentless fan and media attention is the biggest sign of all of their respect and devotion to each other.

When it comes to their fans, they both have shown incredible kindness and patience. Seen from their perspective, fans can be intrusive, demanding and ultimately, maddening. Yet, Rob and Kristen always seem to give beyond what’s expected, whether it’s signing autographs on the red carpet or posing for fan photos on the street.

Even more remarkable, they have maintained a sense of perspective about their good fortune and shown a dedication to their craft, rather than to their celebrity.

“I got lucky with this,” Kristen said recently of “Twilight.”

“I got lucky with Snow White [and the Huntsman]. It also happens to be a big movie, but I would have done it if nobody knew about it. I would have done it with my friends, basically.”

And so it was with the first “Twilight” film. It was never meant to be anything more than a mid-grade, indie movie, It was filmed by a then struggling studio on a $37 million budget, paltry by Hollywood standards.

But it proved one Hollywood truism; never sell a love story short. Not since the 1970 film “Love Story,” with Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw, has a movie reached so deeply into the psyche of tweens, teens and 20-somethings.

“Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer infused her books with eternal themes. The films, in many ways, have ushered fans from adolescence into adulthood, right along with Bella, Edward, Jacob and the rest of the cast.

When the last Twilight film “Breaking Dawn, Part II,” hits theaters next year, it will mark the end of era for so many who have grown up with the films. They’ll hopefully come away moved by some of its life lessons; the meaning of love and devotion, the importance of family and the need to respect others, no matter how different.

And, most importantly, that, yes, it can happen to you.

It’s hard to say what will happen to Rob, Kristen, their lives and careers, once Twilight has run its course. But it’s pretty safe to say whatever path they choose, it will be on their own terms.

The ever self-effacing Rob probably said it best: “If I can get one percent of the ‘Twilight’ fans to follow my for the next 20 years, then I’ll probably have a career.”

Monday, January 2, 2012

Breaking Dawn Reveals Make Best Twilight Year Yet!


We knew 2011 was going to be a big year in the world of "Twilight" news. The fanbase seemed to keep growing by the hour, as did the excitement surrounding the release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1." The release of a new "Twilight" film also meant that we'd be seeing a lot of the blockbuster franchise's superstars as they promoted the film — and, boy, was MTV News lucky with how much time we ended up spending with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the gang this year. As such, this week's "Twilight Tuesday" is dedicated to the best and brightest of those interviews with our favorite stars.

Our first encounter with a "Twilight" star was our chat with Pattinson at the Golden Globes, during which he provided us with a giggly reaction to the first "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" still of Bella and Edward in bed, as well as his positive reviews of Stewart playing a vampire. "It's like she wanted to do it the entire time," he told us. "It's really funny, it's like a completely different environment on set when she's a vampire and when she's not. I think she's going to do it really well."

There were also plenty of teases about the film's most highly anticipated scenes, including the wedding of Edward and Bella and the honeymoon sex scene. Of seeing Stewart in a wedding dress during the filming of their characters' nuptials, Pattinson said, "She looked amazing. I really didn't do much than just stand there."

Stewart later said of the experience: "It was very, very emotional for me."

Pattinson added, "You kind of realize what the groom's position in a wedding is, which, in reality, is basically a prop. You stand there in a suit, and then everyone is looking at the girl."

One scene in which everyone was most certainly not just looking at the girl is the first sex scene between Edward and Bella on their wedding night. "I think we had some really interesting ideas about [the love scene]," Pattinson said when we caught up with him at the "Water for Elephants" press junket. "It's kind of interesting, as well, having to do it in the context of PG-13. It makes it more interesting."

Speaking to all the hype about the big moment, Pattinson said that although there was a lot of pressure to deliver some major fireworks in the scene, he was confident he'd give a convincing performance. "That's the one time I have felt like the coolest person," Pattinson admitted with a laugh. "I was like, 'This is easy!' I can fulfill people's sexual fantasy expectations without even thinking, piece of cake. That isn't acting," he joked. "The only thing [that was difficult] is the vanity aspect," Pattinson continued. "Taylor [Lautner] just ruined the whole series for me. As soon as he buffed up, I'm like, 'Well, I'm throwing in the towel' on 'New Moon.' "

Speaking of Lautner and his chiseled abs, the heartthrob told us that he had to actively campaign to director Bill Condon and the powers that be to limit his amount of shirtlessness in the film, much to the disappointment of his devoted fan following.

"I got it down to one time, one time in the movie, and it literally lasts for two seconds," Lautner said proudly of his single shirtless shot. "There was some negotiating for sure. There was more [shirtless scenes] when I read the original script, trust me," he said. "And I got it down to a very, very small amount, which I was so happy with."

Other interview highlights included the unexpected, off-the-cuff, informal moments wherein our favorite stars played ball with a few of our more-outlandish requests and questions. Case in point: When we asked Jackson Rathbone to help read off a few of the 2011 MTV Movie Awards nominees in song, which he did in good spirits and with aplomb. Then there was the "Breaking Dawn" version of the always-entertaining "Yes/No Show" with Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner.

And those are just a small collection of our favorites from 2011 alone. Only time will tell what 2012 will bring as we gear up for the "epic" conclusion to the franchise, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2." It goes without saying that we can't wait.