I grabbed a quick interview with Chris Weitz on Thursday afternoon at Comic-Con. It almost didn’t happen, because I had a signing right before it, which ran over (and which mostly consisted of me watching Jacqueline Carey and Patrick Rothfuss signing books for fangirls anyway. But you know, dedication to the craft and all). Then Weitz was staying at the Hard Rock, where the elevators require that you have a guest pass, which I didn’t have … so yeah, I was late.
Is it weird to be a guy directing Twilight? Since it’s a franchise that’s considered more for the ladies?
I think at first it was odd for the fans when I came on board. There was a question of whether I was going to kind of try to bring some amped up macho mentality. I wouldn’t even know how to do that. I think I’m pretty fem. I have a lot of estrogen.
At first Stephenie was a bit surprised that I had been brought out as a first choice. But we met and chatted and it all worked really well.
I liked the vibe between Bella and Jacob. It felt real, but also different from the way she interacts with Edward.
Taylor’s very much like the character, tremendously sunny and upbeat. And Kristen is very protective of Taylor, actually. He’s 17 now, and Kristen’s been working since Panic Room if not before that. She wanted to make sure Taylor was protected from the world, and that works perfectly with the dynamic of the book.
Complete article here. (thanks Claire)
LMAO@Chris saying he’s pretty fem and has a lot of estrogen. Let’s hope so because if the ladies don’t like the movie, they will definitely let you know.
I hope he’s as true to the book as possible.
Do you think a male director can do New Moon justice in the movie?