IESB adds another great interview to their Comic Con collection. This time out they talked to Ashley Greene and Chris Weitz.
“Q: How is it for the cast?
Ashley: The funny thing about it is that we’re not filming, but we’re still traveling, doing press and doing Comic-Con, so we’re not really getting a break. At least we’re not working 12-hour days. We get a little bit of time to rest. But, it’s good that we’re getting them all done because we keep the memory fresh. We’re in these characters for the next two years, so I think that it helps to get them all done at once.
Q: Why do you think these books have succeeded so well as films?
Chris: I think it’s the feeling that, in some way, the vision presented on the screen was not so different from what they dreamed up in their head, when they were reading it, and that’s a very difficult thing to do because you’re presenting a contrary image to what any reader’s experience is. There’s something very sacred about the experience of reading a book. There’s something very extraordinary about a film, when you’re in a darkened room, seeing it. And, if those two things can blend, in some good way, then that’s great.”
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