Saturday, October 10, 2009

Interview with a vampire - New Robert Pattinson Interview

Ask Robert Pattinson how he's handling the global hysteria that now surrounds him and he says: "All right, I hope." Then he runs his hand through that tousled mop of his (a sign that he's anxious) and adds: "It's still sort of new."

It's almost 12 months since the first Twilight film was unleashed on the world.

Twelve months since we clapped eyes on the sensitive, tortured and fiercely handsome vampire named Edward Cullen from Stephenie Meyer's massively popular novels.

Twelve months since Pattinson, the 23-year-old British actor who plays the red-blooded teenage vamp, became an international heart-throb.

One minute he has a bit part in two Harry Potter films (he played Cedric Diggory in The Goblet of Fire and The Order of the Phoenix). The next he's the object of every teenage girl's affections. They're screaming right now outside his hotel room. He's in France to promote The Twilight Saga: New Moon , the follow-up to Twilight (there are four novels in all). Whenever he goes near the window to smoke, a crescendo of noise erupts from the street below.

"To be honest, I still don't really understand what's going on," he says. "Like yesterday, I was having lunch down the road. We were in this place for a couple of hours and suddenly there was like 400 people outside on the street. It was just so nuts and it's like that all the time now."

If Pattinson hasn't come to grips with the global hysteria by now, how will he cope when New Moon is released next month?

"When the second one comes out, then I'll see how I am. Mostly I can ignore things to quite a big extent and kind of pretend they're not really happening," he says, sounding eerily calm. "I just don't take any of it seriously. It's just a job and while it's a job I love, girls scream out for Edward, not Robert. I still can't get a date." Pattinson has been peddling this line for months. He won't fess up to dating Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella. Perhaps he's under studio instructions to appear single? It probably boosts ticket sales.

The real reason Pattinson is so calm is simple: "I'm not the lead in the second film. Taylor [Lautner] is." He grins idiotically. "I appear in Bella's dreams. So I'm in it but the focus is not on me. I just have significant moments at the beginning ... and the end. So I'm more of a supporting role in this one, which is why I felt so free. I didn't have to deal with any of the bullshit of the first one. I don't have to hold the movie or worry about the fans. I think I did it better without all those pressures."

Pattinson is extraordinarily beautiful. He's been called the Johnny Depp of his generation and been crowned Sexiest Man on the Planet by Glamour magazine, Top Hunk by Entertainment Tonight and Hottest Actor by Rolling Stone. Like Depp, he has the same asymmetrical beauty, the same gorgeous man-boy face.

He's 185 centimetres tall, lean and he, too, exudes a masculine femininity. Depp also started out as a teenage idol before he began furiously deconstructing that image. Ditto for Pattinson.

"After Harry Potter I could have done a lot more teen movies," he says. Instead he starred as a young Salvador Dali who has a bromance with poet Federico Garcia Lorca in this year's Little Ashes.

"I had to do all these hardcore gay sex scenes, when I haven't even had a sex scene with a girl in a film yet," he laughs. "I'm lining up so many different films so it'll be harder to just label me the vampire guy."

Those include Remember Me, with Aussie beauty Emilie de Ravin from Lost, and Unbound Captives, a western set in 1859, which stars Hugh Jackman – but more on that later.

Before Twilight, Pattinson was on the verge of quitting the acting game in favour of music. "With acting, a lot of the time you're doing scenes you don't really relate to and you don't really know why you're being cast half the time," he laughs.

He "understood" music. He's been playing the piano since he was five. He composes and sings. It's second nature. Acting isn't. He still feels "awkward in front of a camera".

Pattinson has a lovely voice and performed two songs in Twilight – something he now regrets. "When the first film came out I felt like a complete tosser," he says. "It looked like I was trying to be cool or something, like Eminem. You know, be in a movie and then do a song for the soundtrack. But I didn't look cool, I just looked ridiculous."

Pattinson's lack of self-confidence is staggering yet endearing. Compliment his singing and he'll change the subject. Compliment his performance and he'll tell you you're bonkers. But he'll stick to acting for now only because he'd "starve to death" as a musician.

Pattinson has two older sisters – Lizzy, a musician, who's in the band Aurora; and Victoria, who's in advertising. His father imported classic cars and his mother worked for a modelling agency. It was his father who encouraged him to pursue acting (to meet girls).

So he modelled, did some amateur theatre and British television. But now he has to go. A plane is waiting. He yawns and looks tired.

So how does he unwind? "I don't really need to do stuff to relax or get away because all my interests are part of my job," he says.

"Like I'll watch movies to be inspired to do other movies. I read books to be inspired. I listen to music to be inspired to write music. Everything I do is to create something."

Pattinson's next film is Unbound Captives. He met Jackman in Japan recently for a little bonding ahead of the film. "We went karaoke singing," he laughs. "We were singing Abba songs, it was pretty funny. It was sort of an Abba song sing-off, you know, last man standing."

Who won? "I think he did, only because he can drink more than me and still sing in tune. He's a cool guy and I'm really looking forward to that film."

So are we.

The Sexiest Man Alive meets the Sexiest Man on the Planet – now that should be interesting.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens on November 19.


Pattinson chain-smokes during the interview. About halfway through, he runs out of cigarettes. He decides to pop out into the hallway to see whether he can "bum" one from a passing hotel guest.

When the French hotel staff, who are normally cool, calm and collected, lay eyes on him, they turn into an adoring mass of autograph-seeking fans. Pattinson has to make a quick dash back to the safety of the room.

He's clearly unnerved by the run-in.

<A href="">Source: The Sun-Herald</a>
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Wet Xavier Samuel is SEXY as Riley

Xavier is SO SEXY!!!!

I am so biased...

I mean I watched this guy walk in and out of a lake for hours while shooting the new borns arriving out of the Puget Sound....

After chatting briefly with him at the 100 Monkey's Show I saw him again outside and chatted for a few minutes quite casually and his accent and calm and charming personality made me crush hard....

Now seeing the video and photos of him as Riley being chased and attacked in the rain .... rawr!

New Kstew Interview

I saw this over at <a href="">Robsessed</a> and you should go see more there..... But here are some highlight of the new Kstew interview done at Comicon..... Lots of odd spelling errors that I've just left....

<P><em><b>The rumors persist that you have an affair with your twilight castmate Robert Pattinson.</b>
<P>We get on well and became great friends while shooting. But beside Robert I found other new friends on the Twilight-Set, too. A lot of people don´t understand, that women and men actually can be just friends, without concerning a sexual connection.<P>
</em>There is nothing more about Rob in the interview but you can read the whole thing At <a href="">Robsessed</a>
<P><b> Here's a few more highlights:
</b><Em><P>Beautiful & Shy She is a star who actually didn't want to be one. Kirsten Steward [sic] starred in independent films and played roles, with whom she wanted to cause consideration. But then she became a part of Twilight, the film version of Stephanie Meyers vampire saga, last year and found herself catapulted into Hollywood over night. A dream for every young actor, but the 19 year old is still struggling with the hype, which was brought to her with the vampire love story. At the interview for her current teenage comedy " Adventurland", which takes place in the " Four seasons hotel", Beverly Hills, she wears vampire dark black from top to toe: t-Shirt, vest, jeans- and initially seems shy. Still Kristen manages to relax a little minute by minute.

<B>Due to the worldwide success of Twilight you are among the most questioned young actors in Hollywood. How does that feel?
Twilight changed my life a lot. The success opened me a lot of opportunities and I do get offered more great roles. The fan post is twice as much as before and it got difficult to run through a city without being recognized by someone. I´m inherently rather shy, and therfore not searching for the spotlight. Some people think my insecurity is arrogance. That´s not fair, but I learnt to deal with it.

<B> You must have been used to the public intrest by now, after all you are acting since your childhood days.</b><p>That´s right, I was spotted by an agent when I was 8 and got my first roles in Disney film productions. It had thrilled me to simulate other characters. I think, my interest in the show business developed so early because both of my parents are involved in filming, too. My father is a producer and my mom is a script writer- a job I would like to have, too.<P><b> You seem to be very mature for your 19 years.<P></b>I hear that a lot. When I was 14, people said I would talk like a 30-year-old. Spiritual persons even think I´m an old soul. Certainly I grew up faster than others my age, because I left school at the 7th grade for my acting career.

<B>. Compared to other young actors, you were never spotted in the famous nightclubs.</b><p>That´s not my cup of tea. I´m not a Hollywood girl. I dislike all this superficial affectations. I spend my free time with other things. I´m bookish and love reading. A couch and a good book is all I need. From John Steinback to Albert Camus- I read everything I can get. But I also enjoy going to dinner with my friends or chill with my family and organize evenings where we play games together.
What about shopping? Where do you like to go for that?</b><p>I don´t know, I buy things very spontaneously, when I see them during a walk around town. I don´t have a stylist who fits me. I want to be authentic and to be honest, I don´t care what kind of label a shirt has. I started to create an own t-shirt collection with my friend and co-star Nikki Reed, just for fun. It doesn't have to get a major result.

<P>Go read more over at <a href="">Robsessed</a>
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VIDEO - Self Magazine Photoshoot Kellan, Ashley & Rachelle

Earlier today I posted the photos - here's a cute video of the shots

Video of New Rob photos

I posted these photos before but this is a cool lil video :)

Eclipse's Last Night Shoot Wraps

Looks like David Slade may get back to a normal sleeping schedule.... Maybe!

Nikki Reed, Jack Huston and Vera (German contest winner) filmed weeks ago at a local garden and I'd assume that was a flashback of Rosalies life alive, then last nights would have been her attack and change perhaps?

@DAVID_A_SLADE tweeted
Just wrapped our last night shoot. Shot with Nikki Reed and Jack Huston all night. Now buzzing and unable to sleep.

Why must we wait till June to see this? And how horribly long will the wait be for BD!?! At least New Moon is quickly approaching... Gahhh can't wait!!

Last nights scene was filmed near an old Vancouver Hotel that is rumoured to be haunted. I actually stayed there this summer and my room faced that side.... How cool would it have been to look out your hotel window and see Nikki Reed filming? Too bad its October and I stayed there in August hahaha!

Photos and Videos Monday-im in Seattle and posting from my blackberry ;)

Also Monday more news on Vancouver New Moon Parties.... Lots of exciting things happeneing.

Have a great Long Weekend & enjoy my schedules posts while I'm away (mostly drool worthy photo spams rawr)

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Self Magazine Photoshoot Kellan, Ashley & Rachelle

Kellan is so darn yummy... his dimples... his personality.... I <3 him....


Friday, October 9, 2009

This Week's Filming Wrap-Up

This week had two units most days and lot's of day and night shoots between the two.

Monday's Filming was at Bella's house as a continuation of Friday's shoot. It was Billy Burke's last day on Eclipse set and rumour has it Bella was imagining her future with Jacob. Accidental tweets from David Slade indicated Billy had "old man" make up on and the props at the house included children's toys.

Tuesday's Filming had some daytime stuff with re-shoots and stunt work as well as close up shots for some cast in the forest. In the evening and overnight was filming at a shipyard style cannery. I got distant photos of the live shoot while a fan had some day time photos also. Based on location and photos probably newborn stuff.

Wednesday's Filming during the day was at Bella's and there were photos of props that indicated an Autumn scene.

Wednesday & Thursday Over Night was 2 locations shot of Xavier Samuel as Riley walking out of the bar and down a street then running in the rain down a cobblestone road as a shadow chases then bites him (said to be the opening of the movie) much of this was filmed at the historic Blood Alley in gastown.

Thursday Afternoon had filming in the forest as well as set-up for the overnight shoot involving Riley.

Tonight is Friday and there is filming happening in a very well-known location that is frequently used by films and television shows. But, you will have to wait till Monday Night for updates as I am heading out of town to Seattle for the long weekend.

I have scheduled some posts over the weekend while I am gone... mostly yummy photos and videos.... Monday I will be back with full set report from tonight as well as any weekend deets...

Happy Thanksgiving to Canadian Readers...

Thanks for reading

Happy Birthday Jodelle

17 Seventeen Magazine Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and More


Hot New Robert Pattinson Photo Shoot


Tu Magazine - Robert Pattinson Interview and Photos

Robert, how do you feel today that so many girls around the world dream about you?
Honestly, I think it’s all part of the illusion of filmmaking. I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary to be so famous. It all comes down to those five minutes of emotions that you give to people and that’s nice to feel. It’s part of the magic and everything that comes from making movies.
The expectations, the dreams, the fantasies; it’s all an illusion. I’m a very normal guy, I can promise you that.

RobPattinson Life has it all here

Thursday Over Night Set Report

Yesterday I posted information on the set up of the overnight set

Also on Wednesday Night they did filming.

Both were intertwined for the same scene that is supposed to open the movie. It involves Riley leaving a Seattle bar and getting chased and inevitably bitten by a shadow that is of course Victoria.

We all know who bites Riley.... but in the movie it is only a shadow at this point, way to build suspense, though most movie-goers will already KNOW who the shadow is ha ha!

Lainey reports:
I’m told exclusively that Xavier is working on what’s currently intended (at press time) to be the OPENING SCENE in Eclipse. “Riley” in human form is being terrorised down an alley in Seattle pursued by a sinister shadow which turns out to be “Victoria”. He cannot outrun her, she attacks him, and as you can see from the exclusive video below (from PUNKD Images) he writhes in pain from being bitten.


This is a must see video by PunkD_Images.

I love Xavier. I am so glad he is scheduled to open the film, he is dreamy ha ha! Maybe it's because I met him and he is uuber cute and sweet and has an adorable accent but.... I <3 him!

Anyhow - Wednesday Night they filmed the scene in the video and Thursday night they filmed in Blood Alley.

Somehow through movie magic they will morph those scenes together to show Riley being turned.... and (as Lainey says) if things stay as planned, that will open the film... exciting!!

More photos later today :-)

Breaking Dawn may not be filmed in Vancouver?

Rumours have been flying as to if Breaking Dawn will be filmed and where Breaking Dawn will be filmed... I have even recieved an email from a crazy lady who said that Breaking Dawn would not be coming back because of *ME* ha ha - yes - ME... I am personally responsible if Breaking Dawn goes elsewhere... ha ha oh the insanity of some people... moving on...

The rumours are still rumours but it has been said that the 4th Twilight Book may not be filmed here. Although I find it silly to re-find sets and re-build sets, they did it from Twilight to New Moon so they could very well do it again.... I hope it's just an idle threat to kick BC Film Power-that-be into gear... While other areas offer better tax incentives, BC is falling short in this department...

Lainey Reports:

The first movie was shot in Oregon. Oregon desperately wants Twilight to return for the 4th film and they’ve introduced major tax incentives etc to lure the production back. British Columbia on the other hand is getting pounded by Ontario and Quebec (other Canadian provinces with historically active film industries) as both have also pushed tax incentives forward in a bid to take back British Columbia’s business.

British Columbia however has not answered, has not presented incentives of its own to match the competition. As such, British Columbia has already lost out on several productions and now faces the probability of losing Twilight’s final installment.

The crews that are working on Eclipse also worked on New Moon. They were booked back to back well in advance, schedules held for both films. My sources tell me exclusively that the crew was informed weeks ago that they had the all clear to book new jobs when Eclipse wraps. The studio will NOT hold them for Breaking Dawn. I’m told that as of press time the intention is to begin production on the fourth and final in September. In Portland.

Things are fluid, of course. And it could change. But unless British Columbia changes its film tax structure, it’s more financially feasible for Summit to shoot elsewhere. Say goodbye Vancouver

This is not entirely surprising, as many tv shows that film in Vancouver have been rumoured to be leaving unless BC bucks up.... shows moving to Toronto and other areas to get the tax benefits offered. It is my hope that BC steps up or risk losing not just Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn but many other great things filmed here.

Well... glad to hear it isn't *MY* fault ;)

Here's to hoping BC Filming Power-that-be get their crap together so we don't lose the many great movies and shows filmed here

Bloody Alley

What a great location to film a vampire movie... "Blood Alley"
Just the name is fitting enough, but it's history is even more interesting...

Blood Alley is fairly stereotypical of a Gastown alley - there's brickwork lining half of the alley and nearby buildings; there are ornate aged lamps and railings clustered together at it's entrance; and there are homeless Vancouverites huddled together out of the rain. What makes Blood Alley famous is not it's aesthetic appeal, but that it is home to perhaps the largest amount of rumours, myths, tall tales, and outright fabrications in Vancouver history.

There are numerous stories about Blood Alley, many, of course, can't be proven, but are still fun, scary lil' urban legends and rumours passed on from generation to generation...

One rumour is that it got its name from unsuspecting ship-workers of the Granville town site who would walk through the alley after pay-day only to get murdered if they didn't surrender their cash.

Another rumour is that Blood Alley was the location for a number of butcher shops. At the end of each day they would be rinsed out resulting in the inevitable blood in the street.

Furthermore, they apparently used to hold public executions in blood alley square as Gaelor's Mews (right next to Blood Alley) was the Location of Vancouver's first jail.

The brick works are the original materials.... how creepy?

Here is a photo of a local restaurant. It is located in "Blood Alley" where they filmed Thursday overnight with the rain machines.

Complete details on what was filmed and who was there later today.

I just wanted to share with everyone a piece of Vancouver history and commend David Slade and the entire production team particularly the location scouts on discovering and using a location so amazingly rich in beauty and history. What a visually stimulating scene this will be, not just for it's content but it's location.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wet Taylor Lautner New Photoshoot (Rolling Stone maybe?) rawr!

Here we go... this was a difficult post to get through... droolz

Taylor Lautner lets loose as he rides a motorcycle on the beach in Los Angeles on Thursday evening (October 8).

The 17-year-old Twilight hunk’s photo shoot is rumored to be for Rolling Stone magazine.

Taylor was seen having fun on the cycle and doing a series of his famous flips and handstands. During the shoot, Taylor was also able to show off his football skills.


OK - my wolf-pup is a pup no more... RAWR!


Photos from Tuesday's Set

Katina blogged about her set experiences and posted some excellent photos of the set in the daylight. The same set that I posted evening photos of.

Katina says:
So how do I know (or think I know at least) that it was a newborn scene? Good question.
+ The only car of notice was David Slade’s black SUV arriving about 6:30. His usual driver and very young looking assistant were up front. No other recognizable cars like Kristen or Rob’s were there, so not the main stars.
+ There were an unusually high amount of regular cars, like 80-100 (no joke), meaning not only a lot of crew, but extras! And probably newborn vamps. The number of cars doesn’t even include the trailers, trucks, or transport vans.
+ There were 2 if not 3 mobile dressing room trucks, meaning lots of costumes for lots of people.
+ The background was an old wherehouse and dock, I’m thinking Seattle.
+ There was an ambulance on set, meaning stunts!

Interesting... I was thinking since the newborns exit the water

(I took photos of this being filmed a few weeks ago)

perhaps this is the planning to "go get Bella" and entering the water?

I could be way off - I am just guessing here.... Thoughts?

here’s the dock. I think it’s funny how the ship has the name Victoria on it. Not sure if that was done on purpose or just a coincidence.

oooh - good eye Katina... how clever!!! I like this too!!!

A lot of these shots are from the same location I took my evening photos seen here

Katina continues:

+ There was this huge light across the river from the shoot. A neighbor explained to me that the lights were on a sky jack and the lights are called the “light of God.” They are usually used during nights because the light will be the sun once they convert it to daylight. I was just not too sure about this because that would mean a lot of sparkling.

I saw this light along with other lights at the live set that evening

one point a black Porsche came into the parking lot, but it drove out after awhile. I wonder if it was being diverted to another set.

Katina ends by saying:

I don’t have any expectations anymore, but I was still a little bummed that since I was the only one I didn’t even get a hello. I did, however, get a New Moon poster and a bunch of trading cards, which was nice. And that is really because I believe that I kept it low key. I was asked not to twitter about the location and didn't. I didn’t take flashing pictures at cars. I didn’t get in their way. I was just pretty quiet and stood in the same area. I hope this is a little bit of a lesson to other fans. So no actors seen, but I had a good time.

Sounds like and Look slike a good time. Despite no cast sightings, just seeing the set up and set area is exciting because when the film comes out you will have that connection of having been there!!!!

Thanks Katina!