Thursday, November 1, 2012

Rob & Kristen At BD2 Press Conference In LA - Photos, Video & Transcript


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12:08 p.m. There he is. He's looking rather dapper with a suit (no tie) and his hair properly gelled.

12:09 p.m. What perspective does Pattinson have on the whole spectacle? People have asked him from the beginning and he doesn't know. "I don't think I've ever felt more completely bewildered knowing that I only have a month of 'Twilight' stuff," Pattinson says. He expects it to take 10 years. "I don't think even the fans know why they connect with it the way they do. I think it's a visceral thing. I don't think Stephenie could tell you why she was fixated on this very contained story," he says. "I don't know," is his final answer.

12:10 p.m. If he could go back and give himself advice what would it be? "Start drinking vodka instead of beer. Try and get a six-pack as early as possible and you'll be a much more successful actor," he jokes. "We're still getting massive surprises any time you have any sort of 'Twilight'-related events," he admits, recalling a massive venue at Munich's Olympic stadium. "IT's absolutely bizarre. There's no way you can ever compute it," he says.

12:12 p.m. What does "forever" mean to Pattinson? "Ummm... Death?" he jokes. "Hope, I guess? That's kinda a different question," he says. He really doesn't have an answer, but he laughs amiably while stalling.

12:13 p.m. What was his last scene as Edward Cullen? And his favorite fan moment? "It was hilarious considering we spent the entire series filming in the most miserable conditions and then we end on a beach in the Caribbean filming two scenes in the sea," Pattinson says. "They were considering shooting it in the sea in Vancouver, which would not have worked at all," he laughs.

12:14 p.m. He says the part is strange because so much of the audience attempts to project idealism onto the character, but he's always wanted to accentuate the "fallibility and weaknesses." "You're trying to play an archetype on one hand and a character on the other," he says, explaining his frustrations with Edward.

12:15 p.m. What was easiest and hardest to leave behind about Edward? He says he liked being about to keep improving the character across a series. "You feel strangely secure. It's the opposite of how you're supposed to feel doing a movie. It's supposed to feel totally foreign each time," he reflects. He admits there's a tendency towards laziness, but having different directors has kept him on his tone. "Playing a part where you can't get hurt and you can't die, because there's no framework. There's too many possibilities if you can't die," he says of the worst thing.

12:17 p.m. He doesn't know how this will impact him 10 or 15 years down the road. "It's really not up to you. I'm getting other parts that aren't vampires. I don't know if people will accept me in them or whatever, but there's really nothing to be afraid of," of typecasting. "I don't know how people will remember the series at all," Pattinson says of the fanbase in 15 years.

12:18 p.m. Would he like to relive anything? "The whole first movie was pretty fun," he says, recalling everybody's relative inexperience, which led to "a really good energy." "None of us were really known then, as well, so it felt like a big deal at the time. It was exciting. It was really exciting the first one."

12:19 p.m. Is he worried about maintaining this level of success? "If I had a little bit more control over my public image, I guess, that would be nice," he says, not quite answering the question. "No. I think it's impossible, for one thing. I don't think anyone can do that, apart from Denzel Washington," he says. "It's a strange place where the film industry's at. I guess you could just play superhero after superhero, but that seems to be the only guaranteed, big money thing," he notes. Pattinson isn't sure that would be satisfying. "There are no guarantees, so I'm kinda signing up to do movies that I would be proud of if it were my last one," he says.

12:21 p.m. At the end of the day, is he glad it's over? "In some ways?" He stutters. "As soon as something start referring to something as a franchise, a franchise is a Burger King or a Subway," he reflects. "You have no control. It's a huge juggernaut, especially when something becomes part of the cultural landscape. It's really scary. You get trapped and you get scared of changing, which is the worst thing that can happen if you want to become any type of artist," he says.

12:23 p.m. "I get a lot more abuse in England," Pattinson says of his varying level of fame.

12:24 p.m. "I think working with kids and I like working with animals, which is what everybody says you shouldn't do," Pattinson says of working with Mackenzie Foy. "They got some good baby actors," he adds.

12:24 p.m. Which new character did he most like? And what's his favorite vampire show or movie? "I like 'Blade.' I really like 'Blade,'" Pattinson says, yearning for more hard-R-rated films like that. Among the new characters, he liked Benjamin and Rami Malek. He praises the actors who came in thinking it was a big deal and bringing enthusiasm to the set. He returns to the second part of the question, though he says he isn't necessarily a vampire fan. He's not a non-fan but he says.

12:27 p.m. Does he remember his first meeting with Kristen and with Taylor? He also isn't sure when he first met Taylor, but he met Kristen at the audition. He remembers doing the "Harry Potter" movie and being impressed with the younger stars. He says he was star-struck when he met Kristen and even Taylor. "I still seem them as massively famous people. It's strange to have gone through the same experience with Taylor and Kristen as well," he says. He's seen people lose their mind over minor fame and he finds it amazing how well the cast has maintained perspective.

Q: Now you have a sense of completition, five films out of four books. I'm curious.. are you allowing yourself any perspective? Do you see the value of all this?
It's funny, people are asking me how I'd feel when it all ends when we were promo-ing the first movie. I've never felt more bewildered, knowing we only have a month let of Twilight stuff to do. i've said since the second one it's going to take ten years to settle into my brain. I don't think anyone knows why they connect with it the way they do. I don't even know if Stephenie knows why she was so fixated on this very very contained story.

Q:: If you could go back in time five years, what kind of advice would you give yourself then to prepare what would happen in the next five years?
 Start drinkign vodka instead of beer. And try to get a six pack (abs) as early as possible, and you'll be a much more successful actor.

Rob: It's kind of fun to deal with the terror and the huge highs and lows of things. I've never known - I'm still getting massive surprises any time we have a Twilight related event. When we went to Munich for the third movie, the entire olympic stadium was packed with 30k people screaming.

Q: This words keyword is "forever" - what is this in regards to?
 Death? (laughs) No. Hope? That's a difficult question

Q: What was your last scene for the films? and favorite fan encounter?
It was hilarious because we spent the entire series filming the most miserable conditions, then we end filming in St. Thomas. We did the last shot as the sun was coming up - it was amazing. It was a nice way to end it. We were considering shooting it in the sea in Vancouver which would have not worked at all (laughter)

Q: Were you sad to let Edward go?
 Yeah, it's very strange. The entire way through - up to the last shot - it's a strange part because on one hand you have to have a lot of the audience project their idea of Edward. It doesn't matter what I do sometimes, the fans want him a certain way. Then there are my instincts to find the fallibility and weaknesses in him. So you're trying to play both these things at the same time. You're trying to play someone who's seen as playing this perfect thing.

Q: Whws mostdifficult thing to leave behind? And whatas best thing to leave behind?
 It was great to have multiple films to get used to and get into the character. It's good to have multiple chances. It's bad on the other hand because your ideas dry up sometimes and you get lazy sometimes because you're around the same people. That was the good thing about having different directors, so you could stay on your toes.

Q: This has obviously opened a lot of doors for you. How do you see it impacting your career ten, fifteen years down the road?
 I don't know - people ask if I'm afraid of getting typecast, but you can't be afraid of it. It's not up to you. I'm getting parts where I don't play a vampire. I don't know if people will accept me in them, but there's really nothing to be afraid of it. But yeah, I have no idea in fifteen years - I don't know how people will remember this series at all. It's crazy how intense people are about this series. So I'm not sure how that will last, if there will be that tenacity in fifteen years.

Q: Was there any moment during filming that you'dl ike to relive and why?
 The whole first movie was pretty fun. There was a good energy, people were fighting for it because they believed in it (the first film). So it felt like a big deal. It was really exciting, the first one. And the whole year afterwards.

Q: This franchise has given you a lot of success. Are you hoping to maintain that level of success as you go forward?
 Well, I don't know. If I could get any semblance, any more control, of m public image - that would be nice. No, it's impossible to maintain this level of success apart from Denzel Washington (laughter). It's a strange place where the film industry is at, where you could just play super hero after super hero. That seems to be the only guaranteed big money thing.

Q: At the end of the day, are you glad it's over?
 in some ways. As soon as someone refers to these movies as a franchise - a franchise is a Burger King, a Subway - the big guys love it when something like this becomes a franchise. As an actor, it's scary. You really feel like you have no control. It's a huge machine and it becomes part of the cultural landscape. It's scary because you get trapped and you get scared of changing. And that's the worst thing that can happen.

Q: Are you more famous in the UK than you are here? and if so, how?
 I don't know actually. I used to be able to be in England out in public and be fine - it came out in the U.S. first. I get a lot more abuse in England. That's kind of just the general English attitude. It's just your instinct (laughter)

Q: You looked like a natural stepping into the father role?
I quite like working with kids and animals, which everyone says you shouldn't do. Because it makes you feel like you're not acting - someone who's just providing stuff to react to. Especially working with a baby. It's great. I would say, but a dog or a baby in every scene - everything's gonna be better. And if they're not, just shoot the dog (laughter). They've got some good baby actors.

Q: and by shoot the dog, you mean...
 Either way! (laughter)

Q: Do you watch any vampire films/shows?
 I really like Blade. My favorite character in the new ones.. I like.. I Benjamin (the actor in BD 2). It was nice having actors who came in and were really enthusiastic. They were so excited about even five lines. I haven't seen that many vampire films/shows. I'm not a non fan, but it's an unusual thing to be a fan of. It's like, "I love zombie movies. I love zombies. I just love them." It's more of a psychological problem. (laughter)

Q: Do you remember back i 2008 the first time you met Kristen and Taylor? I don't mean to throw Taylor under the bus but he says he can't remember meeting you.
 Gee I don't remember meeting him either. I met him when he was wearing his wig and stuff. I met Kristen at the Twilight audition. My impressions of them... I'm still just trying to come with terms of acknowledging being an actor at all. When I did Harry Potter, I remember looking at Dan, Rupert, and Emma and being like "Wow, those guys are actors" I was starstruck and I wanted to be one too. I was starstruck by Kristen too when we first met. With Dan, Rupert, and Emma, I still see them as massively famous people. It's strange to have gone through the same experience with Taylor and Kristen as well. It's massive.




Question: What was it like to play the human and vampire side of Bella, at the same time?

KRISTEN STEWART: I was really lucky to have played human Bella for so long. The best aspects of every vampire, with all of their gifts, what makes them really special is just an enhanced version of what they were when they were human. So, I really did get to play a really well-rounded version because I actually got to take those steps for real. If you were to take the fact that she becomes a vampire completely away, it’s just a more realized version of who she’s been the entire time. I think that’s why it really touches so many people, too. It really does represent that stage of life where you’re bubbling over with something you maybe can’t put your finger on. I’m not a huge fan of the girl thing, but she’s a girl who has faith in herself enough to not ignore those feelings and find out why they’re even there. People think she’s nuts, the entire time, and that she’s losing it. She’s making very odd decisions, but they’re fully informed by feeling. Now, it all makes sense. She can stand up and go, “I told you! It was worth it! We held on for a reason.” It’s really satisfying. It’s like breaking her in, like a car. How fast does it go? It was fun.

Did you keep any props or costumes, as a momento?

STEWART: Yeah, the rings. The rings were really important to me. Her mother gives her a moon ring, in the beginning. It fully and completely reminds me of Catherine Hardwicke, every time I look at it. Other than that, she’s not really into stuff. There weren’t a lot of props, so that was probably it. The rings were really, really extremely important to me.

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At what moment did you realize how big this thing was going to be?

STEWART: It’s grown so much, even recently, so I don’t know if you ever realize the extent that it’s gotten to, but Comic-Con, for me, was the first time I was ever hit with a wave of human energy that was like, “This is not a normal movie.” It felt like something that was so very much our own. That first dose of looking up and seeing that something that’s really affected you does the same things to other people is mind blowing. It’s the coolest thing about the job, actually. It’s really exciting. I’m incredibly overwhelmed, admittedly, but it is the greatest part of the job.

In getting play Bella as a vampire, you got to do some kick-ass stunts. Did you embrace that?

STEWART: I broke my thumb the first or second day of our really intense, action-y type stuff. That was really frustrating. But, it was fun. I got a little taste of it when we were in Italy. The physicality was so important then, and it finally became important again. I don’t know. I’d been on the sidelines for so long, just itching. I thought, “I could do that pretty well. I think I could do that pretty well.” I was bursting to do it. I think that’s why I broke my thumb.

Bella’s life is forever paused at 18, which is so young. If you could pause your life at one moment in time, what age would you be?

STEWART: I’m not there yet. I don’t know yet. I can’t wait to get to that point, but I don’t know. Somebody recently asked me that and I couldn’t answer them either, so I do apologize. It’s the most boring answer ever. It’s probably so telling that I haven’t gotten to that point yet.

How did Bella’s journey parallel with your own journey, since you’re close to the same age?

STEWART: I don’t know. Without taking any of the truth out of this, it’s so general. It’s about that period where you’re like, “Wait, do I go with this or is that crazy?” I think the most adult way for me to answer that is, absolutely! You question yourself along the way, constantly, and I don’t think you should ever stop doing that. You should constantly question everything. Push harder. I think it just gets a little easier. I don’t know. I definitely feel a little more realized. A lot more, actually. Maybe it’s just chance that we happen to be the same age. It’s a tough one because she lives so many years, in such a tiny little period of time, because of the story, so it’s hard to put yourself there completely. But, I think I’ve grown up a little bit, you know?

What effect have these movies had on your career choices?

STEWART: A question that I can’t answer is, “What do you want to do next? What is your dream role? Where do you see yourself?” It doesn’t make any sense because it’s such an outsider’s perspective. You’re going, “Why don’t people look at me like this?” Until you see it, what are you responding to? You’re responding to other people’s perception of you, which is so weird, and why a lot of actors do what they do, and I don’t get that. I think things have always fallen in my lap, and I’ve gotten incredibly insanely lucky to get the right feelings and meet people that share them. If I can keep doing that, I’ll be a happy girl. It’s always a pretty impulsive thing because you can read a fantastic script that it might not be in you to do. One thing that I don’t think I do is play characters. Once you start claiming that you can do something that you’re not, you’re crazy. I think scripts can really surprise you. You go, “Wow, I did not know that that response could come from me. I did not know that I had that in me.” And so, the process of making the movie is just finding that and digging a little deeper. I think maybe I’ve played parts that are really similar to me because I’m young. I wanted to explore things that were more apparent to me. Now, I’m getting to the point that I want to dig a little deeper. You can shock yourself a little bit with this, and that’s what I’m alive to do.

What was it like to see the montage that sums up everything you’ve been working on, all these years?

STEWART: I actually saw it a while ago and I wish I had better words, but it’s crazy. It’s so crazy! You typically just don’t get that opportunity to look back. My favorite thing about it is that [Bill Condon] understood. He really put his finger on what drives this thing. He didn’t shy away from anything. This thing is romantic. That’s what is attractive about it. It is so stirring. I think if anyone was going to try to be cool about it, it would be a shame. Bill lent himself to it so fully, and I think you can see that. You can tell that he’s a huge fan of the story and everything that’s been going down. It’s a nice little knife twist, as well. I think it’s really great.

Did playing a mom come naturally for you, and did it make you look differently at your own mom?

STEWART: I don’t know. I think that it might be something that you’re born with or not born with. Some people have really, really strong natural instincts and desires to be a mom. That was one of my favorite things about the story. From day one, there was never enough about that in the script for me. Luckily Stephenie [Meyer] has really been heavily involved. She was on set, every single day, and it was something that we were really together about. It was one aspect of [Bella] that I was really excited to play. Vampires have slightly more animalistic natures, and what better way to show that? I have a great relationship with my mom, and she can be a bit feral when it comes to being a mom.

Are you ready to have your own kids?

STEWART: I can’t wait to be a mom, but I can wait.

What sort of bond do you share with Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner over this experience, that only you guys can understand?

STEWART: It’s nice to not be alone in that. There are a lot of people that are exceedingly famous, and I think they feel the same way. We share the movies. Another really common question is, “How is it going to be to walk away from this?” I genuinely feel like I don’t have to walk anywhere. That’s what I love about this job. I wouldn’t have done it in the first place unless it was something that I would always carry, and I think they feel the same way. They tell me they do.

Are you glad these films are finally done?

STEWART: I’m so happy that the story is told. You have no idea. Usually, you’ve got five weeks or five months to get the schedule and go, “That day is coming up. Now that day is coming up.” We had five years. The fact that this thing is out and it’s not weighing on us anymore, I’m super excited about that. I don’t want it to sound like I’m excited to be done with the experience because it’s such a particular time. It’s a feeling, and I will definitely miss that, but I feel like it’s not going anywhere. It is strange. But, things shouldn’t stay stagnant. You’ve got to move on.

Would you be open to doing another film franchise?

STEWART: It’s hard to sign on to something before you know what it’s going to be. My guess is that probably not. It’s just really rare to find something that lends itself to that. I would also probably want to know where it was going. I don’t know. I’ve never been a huge fan of any comic book. As of now, probably not, but never say never.

With the holidays coming up, what would you give Bella?

STEWART: Oh, Bella, what do you want for Christmas, girl? I don’t know. What do I want to give her for Christmas? Bella’s not a big fan of stuff. In fact, she hates presents, so I would mail her something.

Is there anything that Bella has done that you’d love to do?

STEWART: I would love to be able to run that fast. That would be fun. We were really able to get close to most of the experiences that she had. We wanted to push it as far as we could. But then, when I was standing on the treadmill, being dragged behind a truck in the woods, I was like, “I know this isn’t going to make it into the movie because it’s fairly ridiculous.” Honestly, one of my favorite parts of the entire series is that first hunt.

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All thanks to & colliderfrosty

RT @RPLife: " I was starstruck by Kristen too when we first met."
RT @VH1Celebrity: "we're so close right now, they're some of my best friends." Tay on Rob and Krisen. "Our friendships will go one forever."
RT @jtyboone: It's Taylor Lautner time. "I remember meeting Kristen, for sure. It's so weird, I don't even remember meeting Rob." #BD2
RT @colliderfrosty: Order of next 3 #twilight press conferences are Taylor, Kristen and Rob.
RT @YahooMovies: Meyer: “I was nervous” about Bella as a vampire. “And I was so impressed.” #BD2 @Twilight
RT @JakesTakes: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor are right outside my balcony -- they're laughing and look fun and energetic!
RT @Fandango: Bill Condon on Bella's arc: If you look at Pt1 & Pt 2, Stewart has an amazing arc, she was dying to play a vampire
RT @CineMovie: Bill Condon says he's a big fan of Kristen Stewart & is "so focused" on set. #BreakingDawnPart 2
RT @YahooMovies: Bill Condon: “I worship at the alter of Kristen Stewart.” #BD2 @Twilight




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