Pranks on the Breaking Dawn set

Guri Weinberg who plays Stefan just updated his blog with a series of funny stories about what happened behind the scenes on Breaking Dawn.

Here’s a brief snippet

We’re all on set against a green screen and massive amounts of fake snow. Shoot dates were getting long and we were all extremely silly. Plus, there were cardboard cut outs of the ‘wolves’. If THAT’S not fodder for juvenile behavior, I don’t know what is. So, par for the course, one of the P.A.s starts taping various notes to unsuspecting people’s backs…

Not to be outdone by ANYONE, Charlie Bewley had some prints made of a photo of himself looking particularly snooty as ‘Demetri. On the photo, he wrote ‘Team Demetri’ and stuck it on Nikki Reed’s back. She had no idea for hours, so definitely he scored a win with that one. Plus, it started the ‘Team’ epitaphs (‘Team Cullen’, ‘Team Wolves’, ‘Team Edward’, ‘Team Bella’, ‘Team GFYS’) that became ALL the rage. Coincidently, if you have never seen a huge, burly, macho grip or electrician with ‘Team Edward’ taped to their back, I’m just not sure you’ve lived…

So, I’m back over in Stephenie’s video village, thinking that would be a safe haven. As I’m chatting it up with her about CRITICAL issues facing the world today (like my deep love for Food TV), I am oblivious to the fact that a P.A. is attaching a hook to my coat – the other end of the hook is attached to a sand bag. As Stephenie is chatting with me, she gives NO indication of what is taking place behind me. All is fine until I stand up and prepare to walk away…only to be jerked back to my chair in a motion that has only been captured before in The Three Stooges films. I’m embarrassed, OBVIOUSLY, and Stephenie is looking at me like the cat that ate the canary. OH! The shame…

Trust us, there are at least four more stories on Guri’s site that you want to check out!

Guri Weinberg Talks Breaking Dawn Part 2

Yahoo! Movies had a chance to talk with Guri Weinberg, who plays Stefan in Breaking Dawn Part 2, at the Official Twilight Convention in Dallas a few weeks ago.  He had this to say about the preparation that went into his roll:

The role comes from Romania over 3,000 years ago. They didn’t have the same Romanian dialect as it is today because 3,000 years ago there was Greek, Roman, and Slavic influences. We had to learn Romanian dialect, switch it around, and add those things in so it would be a little more genuine to the time when they were human. That was the hardest thing because it doesn’t exist. You have to make it up.

That was the hardest thing, along with learning about those times 3,000 years ago. How was life then? How did they do things? They used to rule the vampire world so they were more royal. For 1,500 years they’ve been kicked out and beat by the Volturi. You’ve got the royal behavior and thought but they’ve been exiled. They don’t have that royalty anymore. Some of them just want the revenge. It’s all those things. They used to have wives. Some of them lost their wives. How does that all play into it?

There is so much excitement about the Romanian coven!  Let us know in the comments why you think fans are looking forward to Vlad and Stefan.

Read the whole interview at Yahoo! Movies.

Guri Weinberg Interviewed By Twilightish and Daily Twimes

Check out the latest on Guri.

Meet the Irish and Romanian Covens: Guri Weinberg and Marlane Barnes

What’s it like to be overwhelmed in the twilight storm? What’s it like working with Stephenie Meyer? Find out! Plus you really get to see what tight quarters we are in on the premiere carpet! it’s not a lot of room.

Guri Weinberg Talks Breaking Dawn at Ring Con: 4 Hi Def SyFy Videos

Guri Weinberg attended Ring Con, Europe’s largest SciFi/fantasy convention held in Germany every year.

Guri Weinberg Looks To Turn GFYS Into Doing Good For Charity

Guri Weinberg’s GFYS story has become infamous. (If you don’t know what it is, Google it, but warning it’s not PG-13) In any case Guri had something of a epiphany about quitting smoking and GFYS. The long and short of it is a charity is now born.

According to Guri’s blog here is how it all started.

I am quitting smoking. I use the verb in it’s present tense because I still don’t feel entirely comfortable using the past tense. I have fallen off the non-smoking wagon so many times in my life that it may ALWAYS seem like a process. For anyone contemplating smoking – just slap yourself for me. Detoxing when you stop is just ridiculously uncomfortable.

And, you know, you miss it. More accurately, you miss the social aspects.

On Breaking Dawn, I would generally find Rob Pattinson already smoking when I’d go outside to sneak a few puffs in. We would generally start chatting about whatever, he’d get fired up about whatever we were discussing and he would then generally finish his cigarette and ask for one of mine. He’d light another one and we’d keep talking. Then I’d light another one. We would chain smoke if there was a long enough break on set. I hate to say that’s how we got to know each other but that’s how we got to know each other. As shooting went on, I was smoking a LOT. Getting sick, looking tired, yada, yada, yada. So, I started my daily rant that my wife is ALL too familiar with through many attempts to quit – ” I gotta stop smoking”.

Rob looks at me and says, “You know, I heard that if you quit before you’re 30 you’re in the clear, health-wise.”

Since I am passed 30, that doesn’t seem too good.

“Hey, Rob. I’m over 30.”

He just looks at me totally non-plussed. “I know.”

Silence. I’m waiting for the “but”…it’s not coming.

“Well, aren’t you just a ray of sunshine. Do me a favor – Go f*** yourself.”

He’s laughing hard now. He keeps trying to talk but he’s laughing too hard. Feigning intense indignation, I get up to go to my room.

“Listen, man. I gotta go. Costco has a sale on caskets right now and obviously it’s a matter of minutes AT MY AGE.”

Now, he’s having trouble breathing, he’s laughing so hard. But, I’m still thinking…man…I have been smoking for way too long.

So, I am quitting. Again. Not too unusual for me. What IS unusual is what I poured that excess energy into.

Ever since I blogged the GFYS story, my website blew up with all the traffic to the “GFYS” blog with over a million hits. Fans have really taken the ball and ran with it. I see fans on Twitter telling one another to “GFYS”, telling other cast members to “GFYS” and, naturally, I get several “GFYS” on a daily basis. That gave my wife and I an idea. How about we combine “GFYS” with smaller, local charities that really get overlooked when it comes to donations. Would people GFTS for charity? I must admit that the visual of people saying that they FTS for charity makes me laugh until I cry but there is also that charitable aspect. Just so people don’t think I am only in it for the #GFYSLaugh…

There’s a whole lot more involved here. Check out the rest on Guri’s site.

The merchandise that he is selling for charity is here.

What do you think of the designs and the concept?

Guri Weinberg Blogs About His Past

Guri Weinberg, who plays Stefan,  has a new blog up about his past.  We’ve met Guri on the Official Twilight Convention tour and he is a warm and genuine person.  On Monday we will be running an interview that we recently had with him.  For now do read this from the heart blog entry.

“I changed my mind 20 times regarding the subject matter of this blog. Originally, I was going to write about Italy and ItaCon. I wanted to focus on what conventions were like from one of the actor’s perspective. That perspective opened Pandora’s box because I am not only one of the “new” actors to the Twilight Saga, I am new to this type of public reception.

So, to explain my perspective, I need to share some details of my life, pre-Twilight and post-Twilight. This may get a little dark, definitely not in the “GFYS” vein so please bear with me.

When I was a month old, my father was murdered. Moshe Weinberg was the wrestling coach on the Israeli team at the 1972 Munich Olympics. At the Olympic games that year, members of the PLO (“Black September”) snuck into the Olympic village in the middle of the night, identified the housing for the Israeli team and took 11 of the athletes hostage in a public spectacle that was broadcast worldwide. To make a statement of their determination to achieve their demands, these hostage takers threw out the naked, dead body of my father for the press to photograph. My father had been killed for attempting to fight off the hostage takers – twice.”

See more on Guri’s website.

Guri Weinberg Updates Blog and Explains Inside Running Joke

If any of you have been as confused as we were with the GFYS references between various members of the Breaking Dawn cast, wonder no more. Guri Weinberg explains it all on his blog. The section where he gets Stephenie Meyer in on the action is particularly funny:

“When you’re shooting on location for 5 months, you come up with some pretty juvenile inside jokes, catchphrases and pranks. For example, what started as three extremely tired actors getting exceptionally silly while grocery shopping at Whole Foods turned into an elaborate game between myself, Lee Pace and Christian Camargo wherein one of us would, at any time or place, kick one of the others in the shin as hard as we could and then run away.

But that’s another blog.

My Twitter Followers know that there is currently a GFYS game playing out in real time – started by Charlie Bewley, who was quickly joined by Daniel Cudmore, Patrick Brennan and Toni Trucks in the GFYS Guri Weinberg campaign. Bewley and Brennan dropped out, Cudmore took the lead andTrucks keeps the pressure on. Thus, the name of this blog. Hey Cudmore and Trucks…if you’re reading this…this blog will have your names and GFYS combined on a Google search soon! It’s GFYS 2.0

But WHAT is GFYS?”

See more on Guri Weinberg’s (who plays Stefan in Breaking Dawn) official site.

Daily Twimes Interviews Guri Weinberg

The daily Twimes website had a great interview with Guri Weinberg. Check it out:

“Cat: Welcome! You are joining Cat &Emma on The Daily Twimes. You can find us at blogspot.dailytwimes.com or on twitter at dailytwimes. Today, we are chatting across the globe in Wisconsin, the U.K… and in L.A. we have the very talented, Guri Weinberg, who plays Stefan in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

Guri: Hi! [waves]

Cat: Thank you Guri for joining us!

Guri: Thanks for inviting me!

Emma: So… what was your reaction after you were cast in Breaking Dawn and who was the first person you told?

Guri: Well, I was ecstatic. My manager’s assistant is a HUGE Twilight fan, so she kept screaming into the phone while I got the news. I told my wife first. My wife was happy I got to FINALLY play a vampire. I had always wanted to play a vampire.

Cat: Your wife has great taste! Now, were you already interested in the Twilight Saga before you got the part? Had you read the books or watched the movies?

Emma: Apart from homework!

Guri: I didn’t know too much about the Twilight series before I got the role. In fact, when the part first came up, I told my manager I didn’t think I was right for it. My manager’s assistant called me saying, “It’s TWILIGHT, Guri. Not only will you audition but you BETTER get the role! I WANT TO MEET STEPHENIE!!!”

See more on the  Daily Twimes.

The Vampire Treadmills Are Back

Remember those behind the scenes videos for Eclipse that featured Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, and Liz Reaser running on treadmills with a green screen behind to simulate vampire, high-speed running? Well, it looks like they are back in use. Kristen Stewart, Guri Weinberg, and Noel Fisher were using them as part of filming in a sequence the other day that took place near a public park.

The photos aren’t too spoilery. You can’t see Kristen’s face so no fear, you won’t get an accidental glimpse of vampire Bella. Guri and Noel (who play Vlad and Stefan) however are pretty clear. We have one photo under the cut and a link to more at Celeb Buzz.
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