Bill Condon’s Message to Twilight Fans

 

Greetings to our global Twihard family,

 

On the flight now from Madrid to Berlin, I wanted to check in one last time, as you’re finally getting a look at what we’ve all been working on so intensely.  It’s hard to believe that after our Berlin premiere tonight, my TWILIGHT journey will finally come to a close.  It’s been almost three years since I first wrote to you.  I’m very proud of what we’ve created together since then, and I hope that PART II fulfills your expectations for the grand finale to Stephenie’s sprawling saga. Fingers crossed that you’ve also managed to stay at least mostly spoiler-free, in order to enjoy the twists and parting gifts we have in store for you…

 

Thank you again for making me feel like a member of your fandom family online…for sleeping in The Line in San Diego in order to laugh with us in Hall H…for traveling great distances to join us in L.A. for last year’s Tent City and this year’s Fan Camp.  Above all, thank you for trusting me with this universe you care so deeply about – we tried to match your intensity in our attention to every detail.  That said, I don’t think I’ll ever live down the shame of being spied on by Twihard covens around the world on our very first night of shooting in Rio.  Thanks to photos shot and instantly posted online of Bella and Edward on their honeymoon, we were called out in real time for missing a certain engagement ring…  (Sorry — again!)

 

As with you all, what I’ll take with me from my time in Forks are so many great friendships – our massive cast of talented actors, and new creative partners such as Melissa Rosenberg, Guillermo Navarro and Phil Tippett.  I hope to know them all for years and to work with them again soon, making movies yet to be dreamed up.  At the L.A. premiere Monday night, Phil said we should make a “bloody, giant monster movie.”  But is there room for a musical number?

 

See you at the theatre.

 

Forever,

Bill

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New Kristen Interview from ISTOE Brazil Talks About OTR, SWATH & Twilight

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Kristen Stewart is the interpreter of delicate heroine of the vampire saga, who says: “I see actresses do ridiculous fake sex scenes in movies and then declare that they felt safe on set.” At 22 years and highest-paid actress in Hollywood between May 2011 and 2012, earning $ 34.5 million according to Forbes magazine, Kristen says she was with a fearless attitude to nudity she starred in On the Road, which premieres in Brazil on July 13.

In the film directed by Walter Salles, it is Marylou, free-spirited young woman who becomes the lover of two friends who cross roads of the United States in an existential journey. “I would have met these two guys, for sure,” says Kristen, who said she had read the book by Jack Kerouac, from which the film is an adaptation, in adolescence, and admire people of libertarian attitudes.
Off screen, however, she has a life within the rules and maintains a secretive romance with Robert Pattinson, Twilight on your partner.

How would you describe the experience of working in the Road?
Kristen:”It was the greatest experience I had in film. Not participated in all portions of the trip they filmed. But I went to Montreal to join the team and prepare for the filming. Then I went to New Orleans, Phoenix and San Francisco. Then came home and made another Twilight movie. What was strange, because I wanted to go back to that experience with Walter (Salles), which was discontinued. I had no time to think about what had happened in those weeks on the road. What, in fact, closely resembles the experience of my character.”

Had some fear to do the sequences of sex?
Kristen: “Rather, I wanted to do the sex scenes. I like films that test my limits. It’s a way to challenge myself, to leave the comfort zone. I confess that I have lived most interesting experiences in those four weeks of filming on the road than in my normal life.”

 

The sequences of nudity among the characters are discreet and did not show gentiles, this made her more quiet?
Kristen: “I see actresses do ridiculous fake sex scenes in movies and then declare that they felt safe on the set. In most cases, the sequences sound fake, you can see that they are using strips of skin color to cover the breasts. I did not want to feel safe. It is much more interesting to see genuine sex scenes than a thing we realize that it is false. Always wanted to be closer to actual experience as possible.”

Kerouac’s book already was familiar to her?
Kristen: “I first read when I was about 15 years. It was my first favorite book because it opened so many doors in my head. He really lit a fire inside of me, inspired me to want that feeling to see or hear new things, things you want and go after them. I liked the style of the text, but also roller-coaster style of narrative, the sense of freedom that the characters forward.”

It was common for women of her generation to read On the Road in adolescence? Kristen: “Definitely not! There were many people who come to me and said: “As a modern girl like you’re reading a book about people who were young in years 40 and 50?” Or: “How do you, a contemporary woman, can relate to a Young at that time? “We always want to know where it came from. So it was a matter of having contact with my roots, with characters that inspire me in life. And these two guys with whom she shared important moments of youth, I would have met them, for sure.

What do you admire in Walter Salles?
Kristen: “Walter makes things happen. One of the strangest things about it is that at the end of a trial, the shooting of a take, or a day’s work, he takes no credit for anything because it happened to you. It is rare to find someone like that. Walter has this very particular ability to bring people together. I know this is the purpose of any good director, but never felt so motivated by another person how I felt with him. Would do anything for that guy. This is his power. For some reason, you want to follow him wherever he goes.”

How do you deal with harassment from fans of the Twilight saga? This type of fan still bother you?
Kristen: “I could not say … I do not think much about it. The fact is that I could share the experience of those movies with millions of people worldwide. It’s a crazy, I know, but it is a unique experience that probably will never be repeated. It’s crazy, weird and wonderful thing to share the same energy with so many people so different. I do not know how these people see me after the saga ends.”

Films of smaller budgets, such as On the Road, are a way to distance themselves from the image of heroin from blockbusters such as Twilight and Snow White and the Huntsman?
Kristen: “It’s nice to offer something new to the public, to diversify the audience’s perception of you. But I love Twilight, I’m very proud of the saga. I see it as a great compliment when a fan says he can not see me in another kind of movie. I know I’ll always be remembered by Bella from Twilight. And it’s not a bad thing. There is room for all kinds of work. I like small movies as well. I do not see Snow White and the Huntsman as a film that can show what I can do something different from Twilight.”

Are you religious as the Snow White movie?
Kristen: “I’m not religious. But I talk to myself. There are times when I play certain events as signs when I’m about to do something important and I do not know what the outcome, for example. In those days, when something trivial goes wrong, like dropping something on the floor, I curse and I have the distinct impression that I have a horrible day (laughs). Talking to myself is a way to put positive energy in the world. I’m obsessed with it, not to spoil a situation. I think that’s what makes Snow White with her prayers.”

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Breaking Dawn Part 2 Trailer to be Released Wednesday June 20th

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To help fans worldwide celebrate Edward Cullen’s 111th birthday on June 20, 2012, Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE will debut an exciting new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2.

A sneak peek will be released tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8:30 AM ET. The full trailer hits Wednesday at 8:30 AM ET.