Saturday, December 5, 2009
New Moon Promo In London - Press Conference and Fan Event From OK Magazine
New Moon Promo In Japan - 2 Cute Videos Of Rob
Profile: KRISTEN STEWART IS 'NEW MOON' STRUCK WITH LATEST 'TWILIGHT' MOVIE - PART 2
The actress talks about her new hit movie and teases about the next film ECLIPSE
In this portion of Kristen’s interview with IF Magazine she talks about Bella Swan and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Here are some quotes:
“I’m very protective of (Bella),” says Stewart, emphasizing the point. “I feel a shared ownership. It’s weird. If you were talk about the character in a way that was not at all thought out or flippant I would be right there to say that you didn’t know what you were talking about. I’m so defensive of her.”
“She’s so terrified of change because she’s been thrust into this world,” she adds. And by “this world” Stewart is referring to the feelings Bella has for her vampire lover, Edward, and the consequences of that love. But if there’s one thing to expect from NEW MOON, it’s change. TWILIGHT ended with Edward (Robert Pattison) and Bella happily dancing together at their prom, Bella wishing to become a vampire, Edward simply kissing her on the neck. NEW MOON makes an abrupt left turn from that point. The new tone of the movie was both challenging and enjoyable for Stewart.
“I had a really good time on this movie,” begins Stewart. “It was intense. Just because of the nature of the story, it goes in a completely different direction. We undermine the first [film]. We establish a very ideological [view] of love and basically tell our main character, our main protagonist that she was wrong and it’s like, ‘Where’s our story?’”
“ECLIPSE is such that just like NEW MOON, it sort of starts and becomes a completely new movie” Stewart shares. “Just as soon as you think you’re going to get the same story it’s sort all of a sudden that it completely changes. Bella is much more back to herself. She’s content now. She’s comfortable and self-assured in a way that she wasn’t in NEW MOON. I think what I really love about ECLIPSE, what was interesting for me to explore, was different levels of love and acknowledging that the ideals that you maybe had a little while ago aren’t true.”
She talks about filming the break-up scene in New Moon. Read the complete article at the source.Source via Source
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How did you prepare for your role?
Getting in to character was the first thing I needed to do and for that Physical fitness was the priority and my only concern. I remember, before Twilight, I never worried much about exercising my abs out, but for being Edward, I did every freaking thing possible. Regularly for 2-3 months, I ran for two hours daily and had a three-hour long session of kickboxing followed by hitting the gym for some weight training and abdomen crunches. In addition, I was on a stringent diet regime too. I was just trying to lose every ounce of body fat, so when I took off my shirt, I would look like an alien.
Are you enjoying all the attention that you are getting?
Before Twilight people use to complain about a lot of things in me like my chest hair and I must say post Twilight it’s about me wearing same clothes. I got more compliments over complaints though, when I heard people say, ‘He wears same clothes, wow that’s so cool and real.’ Actually, I don’t mind wearing what I have worn before; after all they are all my clothes I am wearing. It has got nothing to do with keeping the paparazzi away. I do not desperately repeat the clothes. It is just by chance and sometimes in shortage of time, in fact a couple of times while promotion. I guess people like me as I am. And yeah, I am enjoying all the attention I am getting, ’coz it was my choice to be an actor first. So whatever the results, I have to accept.
How do titles like – sexiest man alive, make you feel?
Who won’t like being called the sexiest person? Well, actually I don’t know whether I am sexy or not. How could I comment about myself? Ask others I guess. I am ok with such tags as far as there is no stereotyping. But yes, I would like to rename the title to The Sexiest Actor instead of just Man. After all I am an actor first.
Your favourite stars – male and female? Whose position do you envy? Who would you like to be?
Jack Nicholson in male, I always wanted to be like him since my childhood. I used to try and be like him in whatever I did. I copied his accent, dressed like him. I do not envy him but yes he was my source of aspiration I must say. Among favourite actresses, actually there are many but yes, Kristen Stewart has impressed me and the whole world, with her acting skills at such an early age.
You have flaunted your bare body a lot in the Twilight...
That was ’coz the character demanded it. In my opinion, it is the USP of Edward Cullen.
You have been linked up with a lot of women. Who’s your girlfriend?
I do not have any girlfriend and neither do I want one, considering the environment I am in now. I am only reading books and watching films always. I am quite a bore kinda person you know. If I’d have a girlfriend, why would I shy away from the media glare and letting my fans know?
Have you watched any Bollywood movies? Do you know any people from Bollywood?
No, I haven’t seen any Indian film yet. Though I have seen a couple of Hollywood films having an Indian touch and that’s where I see Indian actors and they are great-great performers. Names are hard to recall you know. Then this year’s Oscar showed us glimpses of Indian actors and India in Hollywood while Slumdog swept all the awards, so I guess it is needless saying how far the Indian cinema has come.
Have you been approached by any Bollywood movie makers for a film, except by Mira Nair for Vanity Fair?
Not yet, but I won’t mind working abroad if it is a good project and has some potential for me to perform as an actor instead of adding just a name. There is no reason though for this choiceBut at this time, I am too busy with my current commitments. And once these projects are over, I must look for a short break for making some music may be.
Any plans of visiting India? What do you know about this country?
Yes, I know in bits about India. Also the ongoing Indian and Hollywood associations have a lot to keep an eye on. Our actors are moving East and so is the Indian film industry moving here. Well it’s really good to have an exchange of cultures through the world’s strongest medium of communication, Films, which influences heterogeneous masses. Yes, I’d love to be there in near future, and why not? It is such a nice place. I went to Japan for promotion of our film, I wish I could have come to India too then. Apart from films, I know there is some real cool music in different genres and food that stirs the taste buds in India.
I have no doubt that we'll be seeing these New Moon press junket videos until Eclipse comes out! ;)
With help from our friends at MTV Radio, we're happy to bring you the unfiltered thoughts of one of Hollywood's brightest young stars, Miss Kristen Stewart. Read on for her take on directors who don't do their jobs, Bryce Dallas Howard joining "Eclipse" and her take on starring in a real-life tabloid soap opera.
MTV: Kristen, you've said in the past that "New Moon" was a tough film to shoot. But now that it's done, was it worth the pain?
Kristen Stewart: I had a really good time on this movie. It was really intense, just because of the nature of the story. It goes in a completely different direction. We undermine the first. We establish a very ideological idea of love and basically tell our main character, our main protagonist, that she was wrong. And it's like, "Where is our story going to be left if Edward's not there?" That's what I really love about "New Moon," is that you see this girl build herself back up, and by the time she makes this rash decision to spend eternity with a vampire, she's in a position that you believe her. It's like, "OK, you're old enough and mature enough now to know. You've lived life." She grows up.
MTV: How about all the media attention that comes along with starring in movies this popular. Is it getting easier to deal with?
Stewart: I've gotten more comfortable with it. And the whole rumor/tabloid stuff, it's so obviously false to me. Even before I became a part of it, once I was sort of the star of that, it's like a show; it's like a ridiculous show. With false realism, like a soap opera that seems real, but you're not quite sure. It doesn't bother me; I don't take it personally.
MTV: In "New Moon," we see Rachelle Lefevre's final performance as Victoria. You've finished filming "Eclipse." What can we expect to see out of Bryce Dallas Howard as she takes over the role?
Stewart: It was really good [working with her]. Bryce is scary. She is really oddly sweet as well, so it's weird to see her switch back and forth. Victoria, for Bella, is an ever-present fear — even when Victoria isn't around, she is scared that she is coming back. Bryce is such a good actress, and it was easy to be scared of her.
MTV: The fans had some doubts about Chris Weitz when he was first announced as "New Moon" director, but obviously he was able to win them over. Why do you think he was the right filmmaker for this particular installment of the series?
Stewart: I think, to be a good director, you have to be a good person and you have to care about people. And I don't know a more compassionate human being. I couldn't have done this unless I had such a believable, comfortable, safe environment to be so vulnerable in — and he provided that, tenfold.
MTV: What can you tell us about the now-legendary "orientation guide" he gave you guys when you came on set?
Stewart: Chris did a very different thing that I've never had a director do. He put together a syllabus of what we were supposed to achieve and how he was going to make it easier for everyone — sort of an introduction to how he likes to work. It not only introduced the idea of collaboration but said, "Please, everyone, love it and be invested and work hard." It was very encouraging. It had technical aspects of [the shoot] — how he was so sorry that so much of the movie was going to be CGI stuff that we would have to react to — but that he was going to always make us aware of what we were acting with and never leave us high and dry like a lot of effects movies [do], because you don't know what you're reacting to. It was a full rundown of how he planned on making the movie. Most directors are like, "Have you put together notes for our meeting?" and it's like, "No. That's your job."
AM : Have you gotten more attention from the Twilight-ers since you got cast?
AK : Yeah. The other great thing is that people just seem to be fine with me. Some people love Rob [Pattinson] and Kristen [Stewart] and some people say a lot of cruel things. And people tend to leave me alone. If they want to say something they tend to say something nice. Its an insane franchise to be a part of, but I got it the easiest out of everyone.
AM : Since the first part of Twilight has the atmosphere changed in terms of fans and paparazzi?
AK : Thank God that people exist who know how to take care of that stuff. Otherwise, we’d just be mobbed everyday. They’ve set up a veritable fortress around every location that I’ve shot at with good reason. We live in our little blacked-out bubble.
AM : How do you compare the attention that circles Twilight star Robert Pattinson and George Clooney?
AK : From what I’ve seen they get different sides of it. Rob gets a lot of screaming and a lot of prying and a lot of really, really intense praise, which doesn’t necessarily feel good when it’s coming from this hysterical place. Then I see people come to George and because he’s so established, some people try [to] trick him into saying something. And it’s interesting to watch him sidestep that stuff so gracefully and never lose his cool. I don’t know how he does that.
AM : Is there more hysteria around Clooney or Pattinson?
AK : Rob Pattinson. I’ve never seen anything like it. Yesterday, people were asking me [at the Up in the Air premiere with Clooney], “Could you believe how crazy this premiere is?” and I was like, you ain’t seen nothing.
AM : Like stampedes and stuff?
AK : Comic Con was pretty intense. We were in smaller theaters, and there were no barriers. I was just thinking, they’re feet away, and he’s standing right next to me. This kid is going to lose an eye right next to me. There were four security guards around him but all it takes is one and your eye is gone.
AM : Do you understand why people are so into him?
AK : He’s attractive, charming and funny, but do I get why people do that? No.
AM : Do you think it's more because they see him as his character, Edward?
AK : Yes. Absolutely. I understand that. Reading the books, Edward [Cullen] is like nothing you’ve ever read, and I understand why girls go crazy. But I don’t understand why there’s no disconnect when they see a real human being and start convulsing.
Full interview AskMen.com
Friday, December 4, 2009
Honestly, I feel like we'll be seeing 'new' red carpet premiere videos 6 months from now. Haha.
TDG Note: I don't know how official this is...
As always, these can be printed up and used in standard amaray cases. They should print from photoshop (or similar) at 300dpi. I haven't printed this one up yet, so do so at your own risk.. I have been known to make spelling mistakes and such, but this time, if they are present, blame Summit's website designer rather than me, yes? :D
Also, the back of the cover was done in the style of the official Twilight dvd release. IDK why, it just is.
I imagine the first day on a movie set is a lot like the first day of school. There's all the last-minute summer reading (memorizing the script), meeting new classmates (your costars) and the hours of hair and makeup (okay, maybe not that last one). But thanks to a special touch from director Chris Weitz, the "New Moon" set felt even more scholarly — in a good way. "Twilight Saga" star Kristen Stewart sat down with MTV Radio recently and talked about the director's teacherly approach to filming, working with newcomer Bryce Dallas Howard and the media scrutiny.
"Chris did a very different thing that I've never had a director do," the 19-year-old explained. "He put together a syllabus of what we were supposed to achieve and how he was going to make it easier for everyone — sort of an introduction to how he likes to work. It not only introduced the idea of collaboration but said, 'Please, everyone, love it and be invested and work hard.' It was very encouraging. It had technical aspects of [the shoot] — how he was so sorry that so much of the movie was going to be CGI stuff that we would have to react to — but that he was going to always make us aware of what we were acting with and never leave us high and dry like a lot of effects movies [do], because you don't know what you're reacting to. It was a full rundown of how he planned on making the movie. Most directors are like, 'Have you put together notes for our meeting?' and it's like, 'No. That's your job.' "
With "New Moon" already a box office smash in its first few weeks, Kristen also turned her gaze towards next year's "Eclipse," dishing about working with Bryce Dallas Howard, who took over the role of Victoria from Rachelle Lefevre. "It was really good [working with her]," Kristen said. "Bryce is scary. She is really oddly sweet as well, so it's weird to see her switch back and forth. Victoria, for Bella, is an ever-present fear — even when Victoria isn't around, she is scared that she is coming back. Bryce is such a good actress, and it was easy to be scared of her."
And, of course, no KStew interview would be complete without the requisite tabloid talk. But Kristen mustered a much more diplomatic response than the one she gave Entertainment Weekly last month. "I've gotten more comfortable with it," Kristen said of the media attention. "And the whole rumor/tabloid stuff, it's so obviously false to me. Even before I became a part of it, once I was sort of the star of that, it's like a show; it's like a ridiculous show. With false realism, like a soap opera that seems real, but you're not quite sure. It doesn't bother me; I don't take it personally."Source
While the second installment of the "Twilight Saga" continues to ride high at the box office, we'd be remiss if we didn't check in withTaylor Lautner to see what's on his mind these days. With help from our friends at MTV Radio, read on for an interview with the breakout star that's nearly as revealing as all those shirtless-wolf-pack scenes.
MTV: What did you see as your biggest challenge heading into the "New Moon" shoot?
Taylor Lautner: Basically, my job was to continue what I started in "Twilight," which was [depicting] this extremely happy, friendly, outgoing guy who is best friends with Bella. I had to continue that for the first half of the film, but as soon as I transform, I snap and become a completely different person. I'm dealing with my issues, and it's really hard for me.
MTV: So it wasn't just the physical requirements, in your mind.
Lautner: Jacob transforms a lot in "New Moon," not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. So it was a matter of getting to the gym and eating the right foods and a lot of it, but also reading and studying the book and my character over and over and over again so I could have this character down — because he changes in many, many different ways.
MTV: When you were working out and bulking up, how did you block out all the pressure?
Lautner: I knew where my character went in "New Moon," and that's all I tried to stay focused on. I couldn't control things outside, I couldn't control the media, but I could control what I was doing to portray Jacob Black correctly. So that's what I stayed focused on the whole entire time.
MTV: There are a lot of shirtless moments in "New Moon," and some critics have called them gratuitous. As an actor, do you find it hard to not also laugh at some of those scenes?
Lautner: [When Jacob] wipes her blood? Seriously, I start laughing so hard every time I see [that scene]. "Oh, you're bleeding? Let me fix it." It's so embarrassing. Here's the thing: There's a reason he's not wearing clothes all the time. When he transforms, all his clothes get shredded; he can't help it. And when he goes into the woods to get something to put on, so he's not naked, it's just a ripped pair of jean shorts. And he's also hot — [his temperature is] 108 degrees, so that's another reason.
MTV: Now that you've got all these muscles, will you only accept those kinds of roles from here on out?
Lautner: Look, I love this character, I love this story. Putting on the weight and not wearing much clothing was required by the role. A year from now, if I love a character that requires me to lose 40 pounds, I'm ready to do it.
MTV: What do you see as the key difference between fans who call themselves Team Edward and those who are Team Jacob?
Lautner: Well, Edward and Jacob are complete opposite guys. They are hot and cold. [He laughs.] Literally. I personally love Jacob and Bella's relationship, how they began as best friends and it starts to grow into something more and more. Both guys are in love with Bella. Both guys are always going to be there for Bella, and they're protective. Ultimately, I think it's about what kind of guy you like.
Robert Pattinson: "I want to be a young Dad" (TDG - I'd like to offer myself up in this case to carry his child...hahaha).
0:02 How do you like Japan?
0:56 Do you have any hobbies?
1:34 How do you want to spend your 30s?
Ashley Greene was on the Jimmy Kimmel Show last night promoting New Moon! Not sure how I feel about that dress she's wearing...kind of looks like some ugly tablecloth.
The duo play homecoming queen and king, Samantha Kenny and Tyler Harrinton, in the film about intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day.
Swift and Lautner were spotted holding a giant pink box (we’re presuming of chocolates) and a giant polar bear. Guess Tyler Harrinton (Lautner) is really Samantha Kenny’s (Swift) prince charming!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
For those unfamiliar with The Runaways movie, it's a biopic starring Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie. Both actresses filmed it this summer during the break between New Moon & Eclipse, hence why Bella will be wigged out in Eclipse due to KStew's mullett hair-do. You can check our more on the film at the IMDB page here!
PARK CITY, UT - Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the out-of-competition sections of Premieres, Spotlight, New Frontier and Park City at Midnight at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The 2010 Sundance Film Festival runs January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival.
To showcase the diversity to contemporary independent cinema, the Sundance Film Festival Premieres section offers the latest work from American and international directors as well as world premieres of highly anticipated films. Presented by Entertainment Weekly.
The Runaways / USA (Director and screenwriter: Floria Sigismondi)–In 1970s LA, a tough teenager named Joan Jett connects with an eccentric producer to form an all-girl band that would launch her career and make rock history. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Shannon, Alia Shawkat, Tatum O'Neal. World Premiere
'Twilight' trio said to be negotiating contracts in tandem
Much as the success of the "Harry Potter" film franchise turned the once-unknown Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint into internationally famous and extremely wealthy movie stars, a similar route to lifelong financial security is clearly in the cards for "Twilight"/"New Moon" stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.
As the trio approaches negotiations for what may be two films based on the Breaking DawnStephenie Meyer's vampire saga, word has it Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner are joining forces to negotiate as a team. The story is reminiscent of the approach taken by "Friends" stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc -- who famously stuck together for all of their contract negotiations in that hit TV series' long run. novel in authorThough nothing is yet on paper, there is word the huge box-office hauls of both "Twilight" and "New Moon" -- and the likely success of "Eclipse," already shot and due in June -- has the three actors likely to be able to demand paychecks well into eight figures for the next two films. • By the way, a good source close to Pattinson and Lautner tells me the two young actors are "very amused" by all the stories flying around the blogosphere about an alleged big "feud" between the co-stars. While the two men couldn't be more different in real life, the Summit Entertainment insider says their relationship is truly a case of "opposites attract" and the two actors actually are extremely good friends.
LA Times has a great article with Peter Facinelli. He talks about his work outside Twilight, the die hard fans and the fame around Rob and Kristen.
On New Moon he said:
“There’s not many movies — I can’t even think of five — that people would camp out for,” Facinelli, 36, said before going in front of the camera. “It can be overwhelming. I feel very fortunate to be a part of something like that. Not many actors can say that.”
“Things were different then,” Facinelli said. “We were young and in this movie teens were watching, but there wasn’t paparazzi out taking all of our pictures. Things weren’t so intense 10 years ago. I remember when someone would take a picture, it’d be three days before it would surface in the tabloids at the grocery store. Now, 30 seconds after a picture is taken, it’s on the Internet; and 45 seconds later, hundreds of people have commented on it.”
On not being sure if he wanted to be in Twilight at first:
“I was like, ‘Um, no,’ ” Facinelli recalled. “I was proud of my roles up to that point. I was thinking a gory, B slasher movie. You know, vampires in caves who turn into bats. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. But I read the first book and I couldn’t put it down. If I could have made myself a vampire, I would have. That’s how much I wanted the role.”
On how he sees the level of fame of Rob and Kristen:
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“It is easier for me to deal with now,” he said. “I can’t compare to Rob [Pattinson] and Kristen [Stewart] because I’m not with them on a day-to-day basis. But I can say that for me, when I was 23 or 24, I wouldn’t have been able to handle this level of success. Being put under a microscope, I wouldn’t have been able to process it. As you get older, you constantly try to find yourself, and in my early 20s I didn’t have a full sense of me. But now, I’ve been with me for a lot longer.”