Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, and Jackson Rathbone Talk About Action in “Eclipse”
Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, and Jackson Rathbone talk to Access Hollywood about the vamped-up action scenes in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and doing their own stunts in the film.
Interview: Taylor Lautner Had Trouble Hating Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner sat down with Access Hollywood to discuss “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and he talks about how it was difficult to do scenes in which he had to visibly hate Edward because Robert Pattinson is such a nice guy. He also talks about his work in keeping his body in werewolf shape. Taylor also shares his thoughts on “Breaking Dawn” being split into two films and that he’s “extremely happy about it.”
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson On Going All the Way in “Breaking Dawn”
We have one more Access Hollywood clip for you featuring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. In this clip, Rob tells the interviewer that he is looking forward to the pillow biting scene and being especially pasty with his body makeup.
Xavier Samuel and Bryce Dallas Howard at Twi Con
In the “Bad Vampires” panel, Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel talked at length about their experience as newbies in the Twilight Saga.
Gracefully, Howard dealt with the question as to how she felt upon receiving the role, saying the situation was “complex” and that she had already been a fan of the Twilight series (she’d read all of the books and seen the films) and regarded Rachelle Lefevre’s performance in Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon as the character “Victoria” to be “extraordinary.” So, for her, she revealed, continuity was key.
Could “Twilight” Have Helped “Moonlight”?
What with vampires being all the craze nowadays, we figured we would talk to him about his own pre-“Twilight” fanged drama, not knowing how timely the conversation would soon become.
“It’s a really cool genre,” Alex told us about being a part of a vampire show. “I loved the Anne Rice books when I was younger. I sort of had an idea of the character before I even read the script, I had my own vampire in my head and when I read the ‘Moonlight’ pilot, my character in that genre, I was like, dude, I know you. I knew how I was going to do it.”
“The vampire sort of flavor comes in and out of the entertainment world every so many years. We sort of felt like we were the beginning of this new phase,” said Alex when we asked him if, had “Moonlight” debuted after “Twilight” got big, the show would have lasted longer. “I don’t know what those answers are, but I loved ‘Moonlight.’ I put a lot into it and I got a love of amazing fans who still write to me and still rewatch [the show] — we only did a year, you know but they were very invested in the characters and the story. I just don’t know, it’s speculative. But I thought it was a good show!”
“Breaking Dawn” and the Libishomem Legend
In Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn, while Edward and Bella (Kristen Stewart) are on their honeymoon on an island off of Rio de Janeiro, a Brazilian couple arrive to clean their home. One of them, a small, dark-skinned woman called Kaure, is part Ticuna Indian; Kaure is visibly afraid of Edward.
“They have their own legends here,” Edward explains to Bella. “The Libishomem — a blood-drinking demon who preys exclusively on beautiful women.” Edward, with his pale skin and glossy, honey-colored eyes, apparently looks just like one of those “Libishomem.”
What’s funny, of course, is that there’s no such thing as a blood-drinking “Libishomem” in Brazilian lore, and certainly not among Indian tribes. Indians (the relatively few that are left in that country) have their own myths and legends, but lobisomem (note the spelling) isn’t one of them. That’s an European legend — one that has nothing to do with vampires — the Portuguese brought with them to Brazil: lobisomem = Portuguese for “werewolf” (lobo, wolf + homem, man). That would be Jacob, not Edward. (I can’t figure out why Meyer didn’t simply use the Portuguese word “vampiro.”)
I thought that Rob’s response to the pillow biting scene was pretty funny in the interview. Was it just me, or did the Access Hollywood interviewer seem to get a little flustered thinking about it when she tried to explain it being kind of sexy? Ha!
So, MTV asked the question and now we’ll ask you – do you think that if CBS had waited a bit longer to pull the plug on “Moonlight”, would it have taken off once the Twilight craze struck? I, for one, believe that CBS should have given it at least one more season and I think that it would have been a huge hit after Twilight mania took over the country.
I think that the article about the alleged Ticuna legend is the first time that I’ve seen anyone ever check to see if there was validity to it. I just assumed that it was something that Stephenie Meyer made up for dramatic effect and to feed the plotline of the half-vamp children. I honestly never gave it that much thought. What about you? Did you ever really analyze the legend that much?
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