Saturday, April 9, 2011
** I have removed the photos because #1 - I was asked to #2 - the book comes out tomorrow #3 - it was a sneak peak to get people more excited for the book... those who wanted to see pics have
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Here is Darcy's email to me:
Me and my daughter drove into Squamish from Vancouver, originally from Kamloops but we spent the night in Van. The 1st thing we see when we where coming in, about 20 min outside of town where white trailers WAY up on a hill side, right off the sea to sky hwy.....
... There was a gate and unfortunately it was locked. So we kept on going and at Murrain Lake (sp?) We saw the amazing lake that is right there on the side of the hwy, with only a few of the trailers left in the parking lot, no one was around, just some guys fishing so we knew they where done with that site. Kept driving until we reached the 1st part of town, drove around and found nothing. So remembering what Mandy (you) said about the travel center, we decided before we waste too much gas we would go and talk to them there. The guy working was super nice but pretty clued out on things...tried to tell me that most of the cast was staying at the Holiday Inn and Best Western (ummmm hello....they make how many millions and they're gonna be staying at a Best Western? Really....) but he did say a friend of his was walking through the woods the other day and saw a huge green screen but got turned around right away. He was nice enough to tell us where to go, which was just to the left of Alice Lake. Drove down there but saw nothing. Took a break for lunch, camped out at Booster Juice (hoping to see BooBoo or Kellan) but got a big fat nothing. I knew from looking for myself that the Executive Suites Hotel was booked solid for this weekend so we stuck around there for a bit. For a hotel that is totally booked up, the parking lot was SUPER empty. But still nothing.
So we went to the local Starbucks to talk to some people there and sure enough, found some good ol' twihards that said how hush hush everything has been around town and that the crew don't even put up signs to notify drivers where to go anymore and that one tip off is a bunch of white movie trailers doing U turns. But as far as they knew, everyone was up in Pemberton. Out by Whistler. Driving that far was just out of the question for us, so upset and disappointed (I'll never get an autograph in my Breaking Dawn book!) we tucked our tails and started home.
We where a good 10 min outside of town when my daughter noticed a bunch of white movie trailers...sure enough....doing Uturns, and an enclosed area, fence and all, lots of white trailers, security, and a HUGE fake rock with a green screen behind it!!! Cue fangirl scream!
We turned around ourselves to see if we could get closer but on a hwy where the speed limit is 100km/h and most go about 120 it was scary just slowing down, but we did and took a video. It was on our 2nd pass that my daughter said, theres a road that goes up, lets see where it will take us. So up we go and it was a camp ground on the top of this cliff and it went on forever. We parked and as it just started to down pour, got out and walked, hoping to be able to come in from behind the set to get a better look. So picture this...two girls walking along a cliff that was about 8 stories above the highway, in clear view of everyone driving that day, in the pissing rain. Yes we came to see and dammit we where not leaving until we did!
So we got to see the set from above....from the looks of things, they where just setting things up but there where fake flowers and trees everywhere just laying down, in the picture (sorry its hard to see I know my camera focused on the closer things)but its what looks like to be the starting of the front of a house, with steps leading down to a pathway (Bella and Edward leaving the reception maybe?) and the giant faux rock had like a box hedge on it and then the green screen behind the rock...have no clue about that one. All I know is they saw us within seconds of us getting up there and we had 4 people pointing to us and one guy pulled out his walkie talkie and was running towards his car at the same time, so we got out of there ASAP.
We also followed one car that left this set to see where he was going...sure enough, he pulled into what looked to be a lumber yard (I remember another blog posting about this one) and lucky us the gate was open...we drove in ad saw these little wooden houses being made...the wood didn't even look real. Don't know if they are for anything but the car did pull into this yard. And where did that car go? We have no idea. I was still moving when my daughter took the house pictures and by the time I turned around, the car was gone. Vanished. And there was only one road in and out!! Super hush hush is right!
Here are some more photos.....
Also - - - You can check out Darcy's blog http://www.blogger.com/www.thevampirediariescanada.com Thanks for the Pics Darcy!
She lives in Squamish and saw him there with several fans taking photos. She said he was very sweet to the girls and seemed affenctionate with a petite blonde girl (new girlfriend? just a friend?)
She was impressed with how kind he was to the young fans.
I am surprised no photos have surfaced yet... or maybe they have, I haven't been online too much.
Monday, April 4, 2011
|Hutcheron will play Peeta and Hemsworth will play Gale.|
Josh Hutcherson (The Kids are All Right) and Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song) have joined the cast of Hunger Games in the roles of Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne, respectively, Lionsgate announced today in a release. Both actors will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence, who will play Katniss Everdeen, the heroine who volunteers to represent her remote district in the brutal annual survival test. Hutcherson, for one, has long thought he was right for the part: Check out his Q&A with EW’s Karen Valby at SXSW, in which the actor talks about his desire to play Peeta.
The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy, will be directed by Gary Ross and released by Lionsgate on March 23, 2012.
I keep telling myself that people hated Robert Pattinson when he was first cast as Edward Cullen, but I just love Peeta in the book and I don't see or feel it with Josh Hutcherson.
It's not just he "looks" wrong, I am not a fan.... I mean he is attached to Vanessa Hudgens who I dislike, ok, ok I am being judgey, but it IS Mandy's Mind Blog so I am allowed.
I think even if Josh and Liam swapped roles it would be a bit better - but we shall see. I think Liam is pretty on the eyes, and Josh has a few angles that are cute but I wanted to swoon over Peeta on film and I don't know if I can or will with this casting.
Additionally, I think Jennifer and Liam will have better chemistry (again just judging) so I would have rather had Liam as Peeta if need be.... (though we all know who I was rooting for *le sigh*)
Mandy;s Mind - well if there is anyone Twilight fans with leaked photos will listen to - it is ROB - good job! I almost feel bad for looking at the photos now..... ALMOST!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
To be fair, a British Man, drunk on moonshine, in TN. may very likely say "hayellyall" ha ha ha ha ha ha - oh my!
Here's the clip and some photos as well as some back stage goodies.....
See more at RP Life.
Back Stage Clip:
More... The drama
At the film’s press day, actor Robert Pattinson talked about the impression the novel made on him, his affinity for the time period of the 1930s, working alongside an elephant as a co-star, and how he personally identified with his character’s journey. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Question: What was the impression you got from reading the book that made you want to do a film adaptation?
ROBERT PATTINSON: I think I’ve just always had a bit of an affinity for that era. I always wanted to do a movie around that time. And, I think it was just very solid, how she (author Sara Gruen) created the world there. I just wanted to be a part of it.
How did you approach becoming a person from another time?
PATTINSON: There was a comprehensive creation of the world. I’ve never worked on anything so detailed. There was an embankment with a train track on the top. All the trailers were on one side, and then the circus world was on the other. Once you walked over the tracks, there would be a camera, but that was the only thing from the 21st Century. You could stand on the tracks and look over at everything, and you were in the ‘30s. We were out in the middle of the desert in Fillmore, and there was nothing else around. There was an orchard. We were in the ‘30s. Jack Fisk, the production designer, used authentic pegs and the ropes. Every single thing which built the world was all totally real. And, authentic period underpants do actually help, as well. I actually wore them every single day. Jacqueline West, the costume designer, was unbelievable. Almost everything was real. Every pair of jeans were all from the ‘20s and ‘30s. It was crazy.
What do you love so much, about that time period?
PATTINSON: There’s a wildness to it. I think that’s why I like that period. After that, it’s just white picket fences. It just gets progressively more boring. But, it’s the end of the Wild West. It’s why kids still want to be cowboys, even in England.
What was it like to work with Tai, the elephant, especially in the beginning?
PATTINSON: I wasn’t scared at all. There was only one moment, when we first saw the whole herd together and Gary, Tai’s trainer said, “Sit,” literally as if he were talking to a dog, and it sat down in exactly the same way a dog would. Just seeing that, it’s totally incomprehensible. I basically decided to do the movie, at that point. I hadn’t read the script or anything. It’s very powerful to think that you can have a relationship with these huge beasts.
It’s been said that the elephant took quite a liking to you. How does an elephant flirt?
PATTINSON: I don’t know who started that. I’ve been asked about it all day. It sounds really disturbing. I wasn’t flirting with the elephant. I think I had a relationship with the elephant, but it was based purely on candy. I strategically placed mints. I’d suck a peppermint for a bit, and then stick it onto my body, under my armpits and covering my entire chest, and not tell anyone. So, every single time, the elephant would be constantly sniffing me and I’d be like, “I don’t know, she just really likes me. It’s crazy!” But, I think she was just sniffing around for a treat.
In the film, your character Jacob lies about being a vet to get a job in the circus. Have you ever lied to get an acting job?
PATTINSON: Oh, yeah, all the time. I don’t know if there’s the same thing in America, but there’s a thing called the Spotlight Form in England, where you have all your talents and accents and everything. You just tick these boxes, saying what you’re capable of, as an actor. I just tick everything. I can do any accent in the world. I can literally do any technical skill. I think it’s still like that. I ticked that I can do Lithuanian accents, fluently.
What was it like to do the kissing scenes with Reese Witherspoon, who is so much smaller than you are?
PATTINSON: It’s really easy for me. I’ve got quite bad posture and I’ve got a big, heavy head, so it just slumps down and she was in the right spot, naturally.
How was it to do the scenes where you have to shovel the animal poop?
PATTINSON: I don’t mind working with poop, at all. I have a natural propensity to work on big piles of poop. I’m very familiar with it. I don’t know why I wasn’t grossed out by it, at all. Because everything felt so authentic all the time, you just accept it, as part of the world. The scene where we were in that train car, there were like 10 billion flies. On any other movie, I think I’d be like, “Let’s just do one take!” But, I was perfectly happy to make a little mound and sit there and eat my lunch.
Did you enjoy getting to shoot some of the film in Tennessee?
PATTINSON: There was an amazing moonshine day. It was one of the best days of the shoot. Drinking moonshine in 120 degrees, half of the crew was passed out, after one sip. It was amazing!
Was there anything about Jacob Jankowski’s journey in the film that you, personally, could relate to?
PATTINSON: I don’t know. I guess I had an experience, when I did a Harry Potter film, years ago, and I was just starting to realize that I wanted to be an actor, even though I had already finished three movies, by that point. I remember being in Tokyo and looking out the window and seeing the Tokyo skyline. It made me reflect on what had happened in my life, and I was in awe of what road I had taken, by accident. In terms of being mesmerized by a girl, like he is, I guess that happens.
See more photos at RP Life.
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Lot's of new info - can't wait for NYC for the WFE Premier (especially since they cancelled the Seattle screening in January I had planned to attend!)
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