Maria(the lucky fan) says: Well....it all started with an email to the Oprah show. I just told her
that the entire family were huge fans and if you came over and you were
NOT a twilight fan then "YOUR NOT COMING". Where? We didn’t know. We
just said your not coming to anything with us unless you were a fan.
They apparently loved that line. So Sunday night they called and said
that the show was totally booked but there might be a slight chance that
we can pre tape something with skype. Now...she said a very slim
chance. They were calling thousands of people. She asked me to send pics
of my family. So in order to get their attention I thought I would be a
great idea to take pictures as the “Cullen Family”. I waited all day on
Monday to hear from them to see if we would be doing the skype thingy.
Just when I started to give up it was around 10:30pm and they called.
THE TWILIGHT PICTURES DID THE TRICK. They were so amazed on how my son
Giuseppe looked so much like Edward. They told me to expect a skype kit
to pre-tape a very short segment around 8pm on Tuesday night. They told
me a hundred times “Sorry the show is full & we couldn’t give you
tickets. So on Tuesday the skype kit came and I waited all day again for
directions on how it was going to work. They called at 5pm and said we
were going to do a practice run with skype and we would be live with
oprah on the show in the morning. They told us do not dress up wear
comfortable cloth because you will be moving furniture and it was just a
test run. She actually told us to wear our pjs. At 8pm they called us
on the skype cam to set everything up. We wasted about on hour just
setting up the room. They kept telling me make sure all the blinds are
close the camera is sensitive to light. (which now I know it’s because
they didn’t want us to see him pull up.) They were asking random
questions really just filling in time until I saw a camera crew through
the small window on my front door and the people on skype heard me and
said “go open the door” Well….that was it we all lost it. Screaming like
a bunch of maniacs. Rosanna was crying, Giuseppe was frozen and
everyone else was jumping a screaming. He stayed for about 10 minutes.
Even though it felt like a week. And we just were all amazed that he was
in our house. I told him me and Rosanna stalked him in NYC for the
Remember Me premiere and he said “yeah I think I remember you” which was
an obvious joke. I asked him is Kristen was here too and he said “well
fine…I’ll just leave then”. Other things were said but I was in so much
shock I cant remember. It is so weired. His lips were moving and I know
he was talking but all I heard was wah wah wah. (kind of like snoopy and
Charlie Brown). Then he told us we had tickets to the show. Again lots
of screaming. He was great. So nice. Funny. And sooo tall. You was
beautiful. I still cant believe it. So we went to the show and they had
our names on our seats so we felt to privileged. Robert, Taylor,
Kristen, & Dakota all sat and talked to oprah and then they showed
the footage of him knocking on doors. He went to 3 homes in Naperville.
We were the last ones. When he was leaving my house he said to the
camera “I really want to stay and hang out at this house.” It was
amazing. We all got a certificate to order Bella’s engagement ring from
eclispe. The audience got to see the movie while he made his visit to
our house. It is something we will never forget. Oprah & Robert was
great but hearing my kids say “thanks for making this
Updated: Here is another encounter!!
Rob (center) is flocked by fans during a surprise visit to a Naperville home on Tuesday. Pictured here are Meggan McAlpine (from left), Jena Fakroddin, Jillian Petterec, Ellie Adochio and Jenny Petterec.
Naperville Sun: You’re not supposed to invite a vampire into your house, but when Robert Pattinson of “Twilight” fame rang the doorbell of the Webster family’s Naperville home Tuesday, all decorum — let alone rules — went out the window.
Pattinson’s appearance was part of a taped stunt set up by producers of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The actor made surprise visits to three Naperville homes that evening.
“Twilight” cast members from the movie franchise about teen vampires were in town to tape an episode set to air May 13. The Websters were one of the families who had requested tickets to attend the taping. Little did they know they would get a whole lot more.
Jeanne Webster and her daughter Colleen, a sophomore at Naperville Central High School, had been contacted by producers and told that no more tickets were available. Instead, the producers asked if they could set up a video phone in the Websters’ home Tuesday night so Winfrey could talk to them remotely during taping the next morning. The Websters agreed and settled in for what they thought would be a dull night of technical setup.
“At 9 p.m. the doorbell rings and we saw this huge light and we were just screaming,” said Jeanne. “We thought it was Oprah at the door. My daughter Colleen opened the door and it was Rob Pattinson at the door to wish her a sweet 16th birthday.”
Another Naperville family, the McAlpines, also fell victim to what would become a welcome prank.
Lisa McAlpine’s 13-year-old daughter Meggan had invited three friends over to watch the video-phone setup. They met a movie star instead.
“The poor man — they practically tackled him,” said Lisa. “I don’t think he’ll have his hearing back for awhile.”
“I was in a state of shock at first,” said Meggan. “I always think if I ever meet these people this is what I’m going to say to them, but all I could do was scream.”
At the Websters’ home, Pattinson stuck around for about 15 to 20 minutes.
“I had my glasses on and had taken out my contacts and had no makeup on,” said Jeanne. “I couldn’t believe it. He was really funny and answered all of (Colleen’s) questions. He was a real laid-back type of guy.”
Pattinson also handed out Oprah tickets, so Jeanne, Colleen and 17-year-old daughter Shannon attended the Wednesday taping, where they also got to see stars Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning.
“It’s been a crazy couple of days,” said Colleen. “I can’t believe it. The first thing that went through my mind was, ‘This cannot be happening to me.’ I was completely speechless for the first time in my life.”