How did you both end up getting involved in the Twilight series?
RM: Much like you get any other roles, with your agent giving you a ring. I remember them saying “Twilight” and I said, “Ummm not my cup of tea.” They said you should probably take this. I said OK and went in for the audition. When I got the job I remember getting really excited thinking it was cool. I wanted to be a part of something that was historic in a way. Now I’m really glad I did it. I met some great people working on the film and some good actors. The director, Bill Condon, I’m happy to have known him and worked with him. I look back and say I worked with an Oscar winning director and an Oscar winning DP as well. And the fans have been pretty phenomenal.
My fear would be messing up and facing rabid Twilight fans.
AG: They want to like it. Everyone just wants to see it flushed out and they might have their own idea of what they want it to be. The fans are very pro, they’re not anti.
No disrespect to Trekkies, but Star Trek fans can be a little crazy.
AG: That’s sci fi. In a way, being very left brained about things is part of the genre. I was on LOST and I started joining in with the fans like “Hey! That can’t happen’. Twilight fans are all heart. It’s all youth, and love, and angst. There are very few ways you can left brain it.
RM: Twilight fans are different. They’re very civil with one another. It’s a respect because they’re all in this together and they all appreciate the same things.
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