Sunday, November 7, 2010

Breaking Dawn Brazil Drama Day One

Lot's of drama going on in Brazil:

UPDATE: Ego is reporting that security has been doubled as Rob and Kristen prepare to shoot their overnight scenes at the Lapa set (Google translate version):

After rioting in Lapa, the police riot squad arrived at the Lapa in downtown Rio, to ensure safety on the set of "Breaking Dawn." Convened by the film, about ten men in riot gear came divided into three vehicles to support and ensure the safety of the people involved in production.

The police came armed with rifles, which scared some children waiting to see the idols Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. "You do not push and even hit us, right? You just want to play at Robert, "asked one of them a policeman, who smiled and replied:" We do not hit anyone. "

After the police arrived on the set mounted in Lapa ten taxis that will participate in the filming. Already at 21:50, ended the release of the extras on the set and many people registered on the site of the producer of the movie ended up out. The extras that will participate in the filming, the producer demanded that did not use dark clothes.

At 22:50, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart arrived for the filming of "Dawn" in Lapa. The actors arrived at the street Lavradio different in two armored cars, each escorted by another vehicle with security guards. Soon after, it was time for a trailer as a makeshift dressing room to get there.


According to media reports people were upset, when they were told the only way they could gain access to the area was with proof of residence (Google translate version):

Tense climate in the neighborhoods of Lapa and Neighborhood of Fatima, in downtown Rio, where there will be filming the "Dawn", the new film by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. With roads closed, residents of the buildings can only reach their homes with proof of residence. Prevented from circulating freely, chemical toilets and they burned bonfires on the street. Many, having been warned in the nick of time and not having proof of residence, could not get home.

"I pay property tax dear, I am entitled to go to my house when I want!" Protested one resident.

The owner of a thrift store in Lavradio Street, corner of Rua do Riachuelo, who asked not to be identified, said: "Today is a day of movement for us. On Sundays we have visits of many tourists. Just closed the street and then came with the 'chat' (the film's production) that I would win $100. I am working and this amount does not cover my expenses. I want my rights and know where in the Constitution is written that this kind of event can happen.

Because of the confusion, the Municipal Guard reported that a stretch of the Brook Street has been released until the start of filming.

We did hear another claim that the fires were actually set by production as a technique to make the buildings look older. You decide.


See more at Robpattznews.

Here are some more photos:

Twilight Lexicon reports:

There were incidents of arson when residents without identification were being denied access to their homes. Current reports from TwiBlogBrasil Twitter indicate that the security is keeping crowds back to allow for movement of vehicles, arrival of actors, etc. They crowd is excited but not unruly.

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