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Entertainment Weekly talked with Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Julia Jones, and Elizabeth Reaser.
EW will have live streaming video from their Comic Con 2011 lounge at The neighboring Hard Rock Hotel.
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We were given the heads up last night and the images don’t disappoint. Entertainment Weekly will have two covers for this week as well as a few more images inside the magazine. Photos include Bella eating her breakfast of eggs in a morning after scene, Jacob running holding what looks like a wedding invitation, and our first look at Tanya, Kate, and Irina from the Denali clan. We were given the image of Jacob to share with all of you. For the rest of the images, visit EW’s main site.
Fans have waited years to see Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) tie the knot, and the wedding scene, scheduled for the end of production on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, proved to be equally climactic for those involved. “It was one of the coolest things that I’ve done,” says Stewart. “There was a certain point when I walked on set, and I saw everyone from the entire cast sitting there in the pews, about to do their bit. And it was just so perfect for me in that moment. It was so emotional in such a real way. I literally felt like thanking them for coming.”
But filming wasn’t always quite so idyllic. As the stars and director tell EW, Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2 (in theaters November 18 and November 2012) involved a grueling, globe-trotting shoot, and scenes far darker, bloodier, and more polarizing than any in the franchise so far. If audiences haven’t matured with the Twilight books, they’re about to grow up fast. “We shot everything—whether it’s the lovemaking or the childbirth—as potent and powerful as it can be,” says director Bill Condon, who knew he was working within the constraints of a PG-13 rating. “It will be interesting to see whether there will be people who think it too disturbing for this universe.” For her part, Stewart wishes the movie could have been even truer to the graphic nature of the book—not so much the honeymoon sequence (“It feels like a real love scene, not necessarily vampire-y, which is good”), but the brutal birth of the baby, Renesmee. “It’s funny because when [the PG-13 issue] comes up, everybody thinks it’s all about the sex,” she says. “The birth is really effective, and I’ve heard it really hits you in the face. But what it could have been? It could have been shocking and grotesque, because that’s how it was written in the book.” She sighs: “I would have loved to have been puking up blood.”
Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob, says that even being a member of the wolf pack didn’t have its privileges. “Everybody is always complaining to me that I don’t have to wear the contacts, I don’t have to wear the white makeup or wear wigs and all that stuff. And I’m like, ‘I’m the one in the freezing rain and cold not wearing a shirt! I paid my dues in New Moon and Eclipse.’” And as for his plot arc in Part 2, which will involve falling for—or imprinting on—Renesmee? “There were many times I walked up to Stephenie [Meyer] and asked her, ‘What exactly is imprinting?’” says Lautner. “It’s still a very confusing thing for me, so don’t ask.”
For more on Breaking Dawn, plus exclusive photos—including one of Bella and Edward in a steamy waterfall embrace—pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands April 29th.
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This just in via Summit:
“Please share with your readers that tomorrow at 9am ET/6am PT EW.com will have the exclusive debut of the BREAKING DAWN/Entertainment Weekly dual cover issue, which hits stands this week! Kristen & Rob are featured on one cover and Taylor is featured on the other. Additionally, they will be launching an exclusive BREAKING DAWN image gallery, so be on the lookout for that as well!”
Entertainment Weekly has their interview with David Slade posted. Having watched the Blu-Ray myself, I wondered why there weren’t more deleted scenes. In particular, I wanted to see the scene where Bella envisions her life with Jacob. Slade addressed this issue and others in the interview.
Why don’t we see all the deleted scenes described in the commentaries on the DVD?
Stewart describes the first thing she shot on the movie — a “fairly ridiculous” sequence in which she imagined herself in the fireside flashback as the Quileute elder chief’s third wife, who stabbed and sacrificed herself to distract the vengeful female vampire attacking the village. Meyer and Godfrey describe people laughing when they saw it. Understandable that they would choose not to include it. Ditto the scene Bella imagined after her kiss with Jacob on the mountain. She saw them having grown old together. “There were a lot of issues with prosthetic makeup,” Slade says with a groan, then a laugh. “It gives me a bit of a shiver, as a filmmaker. As an idea, it was wonderful. What happens with a film is it becomes organic and it grows, and it tells you what it wants, and it was screaming loudly, ‘I don’t want that!’ to me.” Another scene described in the commentaries never actually got shot. “Stephenie really wanted to see Edward as a young man again, and we had this vision scripted for a while where Bella and he are together in Victorian times, as a kind of reverie,” Slade says.
To read the full interview, visit EW’s site.
“Still, the final Edward-v.-Damon showdown trumped ‘em all. Our polls were open for 72 hours, and midway through the final day of voting, the virile vampires were separated by less than 200 votes. With six hours remaining, and our finalists still locked in a statistical dead-heat, EW.com’s Sexy Beast special-ops team decided to hide our poll results, and began to plan a special issue of Entertainment Weekly commemorating a tournament that had becoming nothing short of an Internet sensation. When the blood, sweat, and broken fangs were wiped away, who was the winner? Let this be the official reveal: Damon Salvatore eked out a mild upset victory over Edward Cullen by a margin of 138,630 to 134,728, a difference of just 3,902 votes.”
It’s been ramping up to this ever since EW started this year’s contest. The only real challenge Edward Cullen as played by Robert Pattinson received before this was when he was pitted against Jacob Black as played by Taylor Lautner and Emmett Cullen as played by Kellan Lutz. Edward/Rob pretty much obliterated all other match-ups. It’s now down to the bitter end and Edward/Rob is up against the only other person to dominate his side of the bracket and that’s the Vampire Diaries’ Damon Salvatore as played by Ian Somerhalder.
So with two hot vampires making it to the final round. The votes are in a dead heat and they have been that way since they opened two days ago. The poll closes at midnight tonight. Get voting and make sure your favorite wins!
Alphie is being torn apart because she loves them both. She’s been know to get this misty look in her eye about Ian, and she just about passed out when there was a rumor (sadly untrue)that he’d been cast in the Host movie. As for her Edward love…well..you’re kind of looking at it. Without her this website wouldn’t be here.
So vote, people! VOTE!
We knew this one was coming. Two hot vampires make it to the final round. The odd moaning sound that you hear right now is Alphie being torn apart on who she should vote for. She has this HUGE thing for Ian Somerhalder.
So, who is hotter? Edward Cullen as played by Robert Pattinson or Damon Salvatore as played by Ian Somerhalder?
We all knew it was coming folks given the way the brackets were divided. EW’s quarter final round now has Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen and Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black squaring off. Go vote, and please do no bodily harm to those voting on the opposite side