Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Melissa Rosenberg Talks About Breaking Dawn and Kristen

LA Times Last week, official word came from Summit Entertainment that "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" will come to the big screen as two films. Now what? Major cast deals are signed, Bill Condon has set his directorial wheels in motion, and the world has "Eclipse" to snack on while massive preparation gets underway for "Dawn" Parts 1 and 2.

Ministry of Gossip: 'Breaking Dawn' is no small undertaking. How's adaptation going?
Melissa Rosenberg: It's going really well -- it's a very big challenge. It's just thick with mythology and characters and choosing which stories to bring forward. It's a beast, but I think it's going well.

MoG: Stephenie Meyer has been consulting on the films from the start. Given this is the final chapter, what are her major priorities for the fans?
MR: She has always only demanded one thing, and that is that we adapt the book. All of her really big boundaries have to do with just adapting the book. That said, she isn't terribly precious about things. She's supportive of my bringing invention to it.

MoG: Speaking of which, [spoiler alert!] fans are crazy over Bella losing her virginity, the graphic birth of her and Edward's child, and her vampire transformation. Any idea how you'll handle such serious imagery?
MR: On the fan site, on Facebook, all the comments are "It has to be R rated! You have to show the childbirth! Gore and guts and sex!" For me it's actually more interesting to not see it. You know, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth ... it doesn't mean it's any less evocative of an experience.

MoG: Kristen Stewart arguably has the most work to do in the final films. Is she up to the challenge?
MR: Kristen Stewart is really, I think, tremendous. And one of the reasons why we got Bill Condon. And Chris Weitz, for that matter; they all want to work with her.

MoG: A lot of the fans credit you with giving Bella more backbone in the films than she has in the books. Was that something you did actively?
MR: That's something I did very consciously. What's interesting is that it's all there -- the strength was there, it was just kind of tearing away some things. You know, she's human. She doesn't have the physical strength of Edward and all of them. So how do you make the character strong when she's physically vulnerable? There really is a goal to give her stamina and other strengths. She really is a role model.

MoG: Back to "Twilight"; this franchise has dozens of characters. Anyone in particular you love writing for?
MR: I love Charlie, Billy Burke's character [Bella's father]. Writing for him is so spectacular, he's so funny and wry and every scene he's in he just takes. There's a scene in "Eclipse" where Bella tells him she's a virgin, and it's the funniest, most awkward scene I've ever seen on film.

Rosenberg says pre-production will begin July 1, with both films slated to film back to back at the start of October.

Kristen's Interview with HitFix for Eclipse


Eclipse Producer Wyck Godfrey Talks About Rob Filming Proposal Scene

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New Eclipse Press Junket Pictures From Extra

sheknows.com:10 questions with Robert Pattinson

In Eclipse, Pattinson’s Edward has grown more into his vampire skin. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse star sat down with SheKnows at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons dressed casually with a new haircut! What would Edward think?

"I didn’t even think about that," Robert Pattinson said and laughed. "Vampires can get haircuts. Can’t they?"

Robert Pattinson dishes Eclipse

SheKnows: Taylor Lautner, as Jacob, has the best line in the film when he says, "I’m hotter than you." How badly did you want a comeback line?

Robert Pattinson: [Laughing] There’s nothing you can say. "Yeah, you are!" or "At least I’m not hotter than you!" I don’t know. Yeah, it was quite fun. Jacob has quite a few catch phrase type of lines, with me especially. For some reason, I find it quite funny when I’m doing stuff with Taylor.

SheKnows: You get to work with Taylor Lautner more in Eclipse than in the past. Although you are at each other’s throats, so to speak, working with Taylor more closely must have been a nice change.

Robert Pattinson: There are a couple confrontational scenes, where I push him around a little bit, and I thought I’d really scare him and grab him, and it would freak him out and turn the whole scene upside down. Then, I grabbed his shoulder and it was too big to actually get a grip on, so I just dropped my hand [laughs]. It was embarrassing. I got him badly, though. He kept having to dress up in a little gray spandex wolf suit and try to be intimidating with Kristen patting him on the head. That was quite fun.

SheKnows: You and Kristen Stewart bring so much to any film you’re working on, how does your process differ when preparing for Eclipse and frankly, the entire Twilight Saga?

Robert Pattinson: For some reason, I can’t understand anything and I think I’m going really into the depth of the character, when it just seems so obvious to Kristen. Her mind works completely differently. She can just feel things immediately, and I like to be more cerebral about things, in completely the opposite way of Kristen. I don’t feel confident unless I know more about the reasons why I’m doing things. I don’t really do that for other parts. That’s what I do for Edward.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart: The obsession

SheKnows: Do you two understand why there is an obsession about whether or not you and Kristen Stewart are dating in real life?

Robert Pattinson: No, not really. Well, I guess people like stories. My basic conclusion is that they just want everything to be about Twilight.

SheKnows: You were on the first soundtrack and when we spoke for the first Twilight, you felt you could no longer go and do amateur music nights. Have you been able to play much anymore and will we see you on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack?

Robert Pattinson: I’ve done a couple of things. I’ve always just been playing around. It was nice to be involved in the first one. I just saw Twilight on TV, for the first time, a few days ago, and when my song came on, I was just thinking that is so bizarre that I actually had a song in the movie. I’m amazed Catherine [Hardwicke] did. It really shows how none of us thought it was going to be so massive. I never thought people would buy the soundtrack. So, it’s a little more nerve-wracking now. I don’t know. Maybe.

RobPat cuts his hair!

SheKnows: We can’t help but notice you’ve cut your legendary hair. Any plans to incorporate the new short look into Edward’s persona for Breaking Dawn? 

Robert Pattinson: I’m thinking maybe Edward got a haircut. That might be easier. But, yeah, I didn’t even think about that when I got it cut. That is a bit silly. Vampires can cut their hair. I like the idea of Edward having a shaved head in the last film. That’s pretty cool.

SheKnows: There is a new director for each of the Twilight films. What unique perspective did David Slade bring to Eclipse?

Robert Pattinson: I guess he was really fighting to make it not so solemn. In my eyes, Edward has been so calculated and everything is not rash, and David wanted to speed up the whole thing and make him more vulnerable.

SheKnows: Is it difficult for you as an actor to work with a new director when you guys kind of have a well-oiled Twilight machine?

Robert Pattinson: It’s interesting. With the first Twilight film, everyone had very specific ideas and everyone was butting heads the entire time. Then, when Chris Weitz came in for New Moon, he basically came in with the opinion that he liked the first one and he liked what the actors were doing, so he just followed along that road. Then, when David Slade came, he was like, "I want to do everything completely different and not like the first two. Let’s just do something completely different," which is good because then it’s challenging. It’s easy to get stagnant, if you play the same character. In New Moon, I felt like I was going a little bit deeper. And then, with Eclipse, I felt like I was doing a completely different movie and a completely different character.

Robert Pattinson: Edward versus Jacob

SheKnows: We love the scene in the tent with Edward and Jacob talking while Bella is sleeping. That’s where Jacob gets the "I’m hotter than you" line, but seriously, how was it filming that important scene while Kristen Stewart was just supposed to be sleeping?

Robert Pattinson: The first time we did that tent scene, I was really freaking out. I don’t know why. I think it had to do with claustrophobia because we were actually shooting in a tent. I just couldn’t get it together. I kept forgetting my lines and I was so nervous. I just wanted to punch anyone who was near me. We did about three takes and Kristen was supposed to be asleep on the floor, and she saw that I was freaking out. Halfway through the take, she suddenly opened her eyes and was just staring at me and kept trying to make me laugh.

SheKnows: Vampires, because they are dead, are accused in this film and across film history, as not having a soul. Do you think Edward Cullen has a soul?

Robert Pattinson: Yeah, definitely. I can’t remember who said it, but a soul and a heaven must exist because good people aren’t rewarded enough on earth. I always liked that idea, if that makes sense.

Taylor in GQ magazine

Preview of Rob's Interview with Good Company Today


Taylor und Kellan Pressekonferenz Pictures

Interview with ABC News - Rob talks Valium, Butt Cheek Massage and More




GossipCop Polices New Rumors from Rob's 'Today Show' Interview

GossipCop Hollyscoop has a long, proud tradition of getting things horribly wrong, so it’s less than surprising to discover the site has trouble interpreting a four-minute Robert Pattinson interview.

This morning, “The Today Show” ran a segment in which Pattinson spoke with Jenna Bush Hager.

Asked about the upcoming Breaking Dawn shoot, Pattinson called it “a little bit daunting,” reflecting on the paparazzi madness during Eclipse production. “If it’s in Vancouver,” he joked, “I’ll probably end up getting cabin fever and end up jumping off the balcony.”

Later, when Hager asked whether Pattinson wants to “settle down and get married” (as a clip of Edward Cullen proposing to Bella Swan played), he responded, “I don’t think settling down should be the same thing as getting married.”

“I mean, I guess settling down just means not sleeping with everybody,” explained Pattinson. “I don’t like the idea of having to settle, though.”

It’s clear Pattinson is saying he just doesn’t like the word “settle.” He’s not rejecting exclusive relationships.
Then he continued, “I would like to go on a date… I’m just putting that out there. Because I never go on dates anymore.”

In context, it’s obvious that Pattinson is referring to the non-stop chaos he faces whenever he goes anywhere in public, and his desire to have some privacy with his romance.

Hollyscoop watched all of this and decided to post, “Kristen Who? Rob Pattinson Is Ready to Date Again!”

“Kristen Stewart who? Rob Pattinson is ready to date regular girls and be a normal guy for once,” declares the site.
Um, where did that analysis come from?

Pattinson disagreed with the term “settling down” and expressed a desire to “go on a date” given the swirl of paparazzi.

He didn’t say he’s “ready to date regular girls.” He didn’t say anything about his relationship status.
But context and accuracy don’t matter when Hollyscoop is writing the headlines.

Rob's Interview with Extra: "I Would Propose with a Prenup."


Video: Twilight Stars Kiss and Tell


First Look at 'Remember' Me DVD Menu & Special Features

Details about the commentary

Watching RM w Commentary.. Its Rob, Ruby and Emilie. Rob’s giggling alot.. very cute

Ruby loved Eddie’s Sweet Shop!

Pornographic poems in bold letters… teehee

Rob was only relaxed during the first scene with Ruby because she was calm..

He said when he was putting the books away at the Strand that he was reciting the alphabet to keep the books in order… lol

Rob had the most fun shooting the fight scene… no choreography involved apparently.

I was there when they filmed that. teehee. Rob loves the backpack

He claims to have stolen a guitar from set but producer says that they gave it to him.. lol

Lots of talk about hemorroid cream… SMH

Aww.. the scene where Ruby tells Rob about the art show was improv’d

Rob compared Emilie to a Spice Girl because she wore the white tank with the black bra… she didnt like that too much. lol

He was grossed out by the food during the dish washing scene and squirted Emilie square in the face the 1st time they shot that scene

Momma Pattinson thought Rob actually tattooed Michael on his chest.. lol

Ruby’s quiet thru the sex scene. I really hope she isnt in the room with them during this discussion

Rob wanted to be a cop after watching the scene with Chris Cooper and his partner at the precinct

Birthday scene had 5 PAs blowing out the candles at the same time

Ruby said she related to Caroline on a lot of aspects and truly enjoyed playing the role

Ruby is jealous of Caroline’s room

Rob says anyone would want a little sister like Caroline because she never gets annoying

Rob enjoyed watching the Oak room scene in NY because everyone got the baseball jokes and he didnt.

Rob loves the RM soundtrack

Museum scene was shot the day after Rob was introduced to a cab

Rob discussed the boardroom scene with Pierce weeks before filming it to make sure the emotions played out correctly

Wallsecks scene- Rob: Random spazmatic behavior.. he enjoyed slamming Emilie around on the wall that made too much noise

PSA: Make sure you’ve watched RM regularly before watching with commentary.. there are spoilers

Emilie was told to just attack n kiss Rob on beach… he was taken by surprise

Rob: When the poo has hit the fan…. <- I’m dying right now.. lmfao

Rob told Emilie to hit him harder when filming the break-up

Ruby says the party was a fun scene to shoot.. Rob says the little girls’ energy is scary

Ruby said that she listened to music to get prepped for the haircut scene. She had to be fitted for various wigs

They’re discussing th paparazzi’s obnoxious behavior when they were filming the stoop scene.

They had to keep throwing the fire extingisher because it kept bouncing off the glass

It took Rob a long time to get the hand puppet of the bird right on her back

WTC- Rob: It was so strange to see the scene you’ve filmed in context

Rob defines the office scene as the point in the movie where Tyler is at peace

Tears warning.. if typing gets a little funky, I apologize

They had to research if flat screens were around in 2001 which they were but extemely costly

Window scene- Rob: it was strange thinking about what was supposed to be happening. Emilie cried during the filming of that scene

The rooftop scene with Emilie and Aidan was done in reshoots

Rob was taken back by the exhaustion that Chris Cooper exhibited in the last scene.

Rob gushes about how fantasic an actress Lena Olin is.

Emilie says the train scene isnt sad but that she’s accepting what’s happened in her life and that she’s living for Tyler.

The credits are rolling and when Rob sees his name on the screen, he says “He did a great job.”

The film was dedicated to the victims of 9/11

They’re doing the sign off.. Rob thanks the audience for watching and hopes they enjoyed the movie

Access Hollywood: Rob, Kristen and Taylor at the LA TwiCon


Rob: Don't you sleep with a baby in it?
Taylor: Don't you sleep with her in it?

Peter Tweets A Picture of Mama & Papa Cullen

COMPLETE Eclipse Convention

The Insider Interview


The Insider Interview


New Pictures of Rob Yesterday at the Four Seasons

Robert Pattinson steps out onto the balcony of the Four Season for some fresh air. 
June 14

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!

Happy  Birthday Elizabeth!

ET Interview: Rob


Shaun Robinson tweets a picture of her with Rob