Comic Con Press Conference: All the Questions and Answers !
10:33Introducing Bill Condon, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Rob Pattinson
All four on stage now.10:34
Rob had trouble finding a seat.. typical rob.
First question: What was it like fimling in Brazil, how does it feel to be loved all over the world?
Bill Condon: I know it’s very hard (laughs). Filming in Brazil was great. It was amazing.. that’s where Stephenie wrote the honeymoon. To actually go there was great. We found the area she described. We got stranded.
Kristen: It was nice being able to shoot on the actual streets. To see that within the context of the movie is jarring.
Rob: I’m just going to moderate. It’s nice. One of the nice things about having an international fan base.. going to different countries there are different fan reactions. In Brazil fans would literally try to go up and grab you on the set. It was fun. In the shot.
Taylor: I do love Brazil but I was not there. They came back and showed me this picture of an extra who looked just like me. They showed me this picture.. it was the weirdest thing. Didn’t you guys have to place him further back in case the camera showed up?
Kristen: He looked like an Eclipse poster.
Bill: (joking) we rewrote the story and included you!
Question: Do you think the Breaking Dawn movies will truly be the end of the saga? or will there be a spin off?
Rob: Like, “Breakfast time.” (laughs) “Twilight, Eclipse, Brunch”..
Rob: it’s up to Stephenie really.
Taylor: I agree.
Bill: It’s the end of the Bella/Edward story. Especially in the second movie there are so many new characters I expect she’ll want to revisit them at some point.
Taylor: It sounds like oyu have some secret knowledge!
Question: out of all the twilight films, what was the most secretive scene you had to film. And which was most exposed to fans:
Kristen: The wedding was insane. Secret service style. The crew was incredibly inconvienenced. No cell phone, etc. They wanted to keep the dress secret.
Bill: There was a helicopter as soon as you were ready to take the vows.
Kristen: I had a volturi cloak on cause I had to cover up and that was the only thing we could use.
Question: Couldn’t hear the question.. something about Brazil.
Kristen: We didn’t know we were being photographed. That was weird afterward.
Taylor: This movie.. a lot of the movie takes place inside, so most of the time spent we were in Baton Rogue. We had two months in Vancouver. But Breaking Dawn is very intimate. I feel like they did a good job of letting us be creative.
Question: For Kristen. Breaking Dawn was an emotional journey. What was it like filming for months, and how did everything that happens to Bella effect you personally?
Kristen:This one really is loaded with cathartic, impactful huge life moments and they’re not all fantasy. They’re very rooted in reality that I can completely see myself in. Anyone who reads the book can imagine them in it themselves. I can’t let the book punch me in the face every morning. You have to let the moments happen. And they did. And we just went for it. A lot of it.. I feel it was very, very close to the book. At the same time we added bits that suprrised me too in the more iconic bits. In the wedding, at the honeymoon.
Bill Condon: There is no bigger fan of Twilight than Kristen (Kristen: Aw). She’s always there like, “I know what it felt like when I read this the first time.” You put that pressure on yourself. It’s true.
Question: Do you personally ahve a favorite scene in the movie?
Bill Condon: I have a lot of them.
Taylor: I’ve always been able to choose one. But this one.. I can’t. It’s just hard! Jacob changes so much from the beginning to the end, it’s hard to choose.
Kristen: There’s a scene with me and Charlie at the wedding that I love so much. And also one with Rene.
Rob: The birth scene is so different to everything else in the movie. For a fantasy it has a young audience but it goes quite far. It’s quite graphic. It was when we shot it anyway. There’s no other way to do it though.
Question for Bill: One of the points you made was that you were a big fan of Dark Shadows. What are you feeling about these genres in general?
Bill: As a kid I would run home to see that show. There was something… I think it’s growing up in an intense catholic household that makes you a little twisted. Whatever new vampires are around I’m always interested in them like I was with Twilight.
Question: Do you guys ever wish this was a small independent film that ran on the Sundance channel? How do you tune out the enormous distractions?
Kristen: If this was a tiny film we ran on sundance we would not be able to do the movie justice. This one is really a big movie and it’s nice to be indulgent. it’s nice to shoot for 6 months with an A LISTER! we wouldn’t be doing the press conference. we’d be sitting in some cool little lofty place. what i’m saying is there’s no different. we’d be having this same conversation probably.
Question: Comic Con is all about embracing your inner nerd. Throughout all these.. what’s been the nerdy things going on?
Rob: I wouldn’t say Kristen is nerdy.. Kristen literally.. she’s a cooking fan. She’s a nerd when it comes to cooking.
Kristen: Taylor? Taylor.. I have one that I’m not going to say.
Taylor: Bill, do you have any for us?
Kristen: Taylor can dance.
Taylor: No! NOt true!
Kristen: He moves his hips.. it’s crazy
Question: Besides the wedding scene, what scene were you most nervous or apprehensive about knowing “we really gotta pull this off?”
Taylor: I was pretty nervous about imprinting. I was given an X on a wall
Kristen: You didn’t want her to be sitting there?
Taylor: There was an X on the wall and I had to walk into the room on the verge of killing this baby, then stop, twist, and imprint.
"stop, twist, and imprint".. new hit phrase. they’re laughing about that.
Taylor: I spent a lot of time talking to Bill and Stephenie and asking “okay, what does imprinting even LOOK like?”
: I hope it comes off beautifully.
Rob: Embarrassingly, taking my shirt off.
Kristen: At least he’s honest.
Rob: So much of the books are about Edwar’ds body.. i’ve managed to avoid it in the films though it’s in every three pages in the books.
Bill: We’re about to show that (at the fan panel)
Rob: That’s a bad one though cause it was at the end of the shoot.
Question: What was the most awkward scene you had to shoot, and what will oyu miss most about your character?
Kristen: I’m awkward. Me and Mackenzie were awesome. I couldn’t really deal.. they were bigger than us in some cases.
Kristen: This is probably not a great answer. YOu probably want “well, doing the love scene was weirdd.”
Rob: Talking about the baby.. we had an animatronic baby (Kristen: That was awkward).
Kristen:It had hair, and it’s a newborn baby. That’s in the book. You can imagine how cool that will be.
Bill: The baby’s eyes start moving.. it’s creepy/strange.
Last question: The point was raised earlier that a large proponent of the fan based is middle aged. Creepy or flattering, Rob and Taylor?
Rob: I’m not creeped out at all by it! It was kind of.. to me creeped out you just have to be creeped out by women in general, which I’m not. People.. different strokes for different folks, I get.
Thank you sooooo much to @Hypable for the blog-stream! Great job!!
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