Contests Contests!

If you live in the UK you are eligible for this one. Twilight is up for the Audiobook download of the year. Vote and you could be the winner. Prizes include a SAT Nav.

Alex Meraz is appearing in Michigan on December 12th at the Grand Rapids Griffins Twilight Night. The Griffins are a local hockey team.  Michigan Live has details on how you can win tickets.

This one isn’t so much of a contest as it’s a chance to lend a helping hand. Cameron Bright has donated a signed New Moon movie poster to raise money for a Canadian girl’s battle against compartment syndrome. A Q&A with Cameron appear in the local papers and you can find the auction info here.

Along the same lines, there’s a signed Twilight Script up for auction that benefits homeless youth.

Cameron Bright Talks to IPop

Access Hollywood Interviews: Cullens, Volturi, and more

Now in case you missed other Access Hollywood info here are links for a recap:

Robert Pattinson Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Taylor Lautner Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Kristen Stewart part 1, Part 2, part 3

New Moon Cast at Rome Film Festival

Cameron Bright, Melissa Rosenberg, Charlie Bewley, and Jamie Campbell-Bower were all at the Rome Film Festival to debut New Moon clips for the Italian fans.

“Breaking Dawn: will it be filmed? When?”
Rosenberg and the actors declined to answer, and only said they are perfectly happy with the first three films. (They didn’t say “We don’t know yet”, they actually skirted the question…) Rosenberg said she has chosen to focus on the emotional journey of the book, and tried to replicate it in her script. This meant condensing some scenes, expanding other scenes with more action sequences. In the first movie she was very protective of her script, and felt Meyer was a strong external influence; but this time she realized Meyer was very cooperative, and a pleasure to work with.”

Check out more details here. TY to Mary G for the photo

EDITED: See additional coverage from Reuters including photos!

Meet the Volturi Down Under

Cameron Bright, Charlie Bewley, and Christopher Heyerdahl (who play Alec, Demitri, and Marcus) were at a convention in Australia this weekend and had time for an interview with Movie Mazzupial.

“Christopher: It was great fun, that’s the wonderful thing about being inside a studio. Certainly the majority of the Volturi scenes for New Moon were done inside a studio and in there you enter a cloistered, inner-sanctum where we’re protected on all sides. So all the pandemonium that happens outside bounces off this protective wall of the studio, so it was really easy to just do the work. But as soon as we left the studio and went outside to restaurants or hotels, what have you, the pandemonium was definitely there.

MM: What were some of the difficulties playing the role? I mean, all of your characters are essentially pretty evil, was that too hard to get into?

Charlie: I don’t know, it was fairly hard. The biggest trouble I found with my character was just his complete desire to want to let it rip, you know? You are bestowed with these powers of speed and strength and, you know, Demetri has a talent for tracking as well. I found I had to contain myself during the scenes and not just completely defy the script, whip around and go round ripping people’s heads off.

Christopher: (Laughs) I had no idea that was going on in your head, that’s amazing. You scare me now (laughs).”

Check out the rest of the interview here.

Live Chat With Cameron Bright!

Want to get to know Cameron Bright who plays Alec in New Moon?  Then drop by his live chat! Here are the details:

When: TODAY September 8, 2009 from 4-5 PST

Where: His chat room.

How: Make sure you sign up on the forum at and then once your account is approved (it’s  pretty much instantaneous) you are then able to access the chat room.

Also remember to follow the real Cameron on Twitter. His one and only account is CamBright. All other accounts claiming to be Cameron are fakes.

People Magazine: Volturi Feature

This issue of People Magazine that hits news stands today has a major Volturi feature.  The picture of Charlie Bewley menacingly clutching Ashley Greene’s throat is particularly fabulous!  According to People:

“In New Moon, the second installment in Stephenie Meyer’s wildly popular Twilight saga, readers are first introduced to the ancient ruling class of vampires known as the Volturi. Determined to capture their creepy menace for his screen version opening Nov. 20, New Moon director Chris Weitz has given them custom-crafted blood-red eyes.

“They’re all hand-painted, specially manufactured contacts,” Weitz tells PEOPLE. “They’re opaque red, almost like preying mantis eyes. You can’t really see into them. There’s something terribly off-putting about it.”

There are fabulous high quality pictures on the People site, way better than the scans that leaked earlier in the week. Go check it out on People. We are not posting the pictures here at the request of People magazine.

MSN: Cameron Bright Interview

MSN was able to get a few moments with Cameron Bright who plays Alec in New Moon. Cameron probably had one of the easiest commutes to work during the film shooting as he is a Vancouver native.

Is there pressure to kind of come into a movie that’s so big, as a new person?

Well it’s definitely different. Like, I was in “X-Men 3,” right? So that was kind of the same, but that was the last one of it. So I was in the last one, but this one there’s still two more coming. So it’s kind of mixing in and you know, it might give me a chance to finally be recognized and get bigger. Because all my other movies didn’t really have anything going for them until they came out; that was when they got it. Whereas this one already has a huge fan base because of the books and everything.”

Check out Cameron’s full interview on MSN.

Cameron Bright Talks New Moon

Cameron Bright spoke with the Vancouver Sun about his role in New Moon.  He is excited about filming his scenes in teh coming weeks and working with Dakota Fanning.

“I say ‘no’ right away, because when they walk up to me I can sense what they’re going to say,” he says, laughing. ” ‘Can you get me Robert Pattinson’s autograph?’ “

Cameron Bright: Doesn’t Miss Hollywood interviewed Cameron Bright who plays Alec in the New Moon movie.  Cameron is a native of the Vancouver area where New Moon is being shot.

“If I didn’t live here, I think I would probably be that stereotypical actor. In Hollywood, everyone wants to be an actor and just flaunt it,” he said. “Here, they just don’t care.”

Check out the whole article here.