When Is A Nude Scene Not A Nude Scene?

Today we watched and shook our heads as various media outlets picked up on the Jamie Campbell Bower interview with Larry Carroll on MTV and Jamie’s dry British humor went right up and over their heads.  We got the joke straight off, and even indicated that in our initial write up.

Alas other media outlets picked up on the MTV story and took it literally. In fact one of them went so far as to say “perhaps this is why the film is getting a PG-13 rating”…(um, we’re pretty sure if there was a full frontal threesome in a Roman Bathhouse it would at the very least have been an R or NC-17) It’s been spiraling into the more absurd ever since.

Anyway, because more and more media outlets are now picking up on these misinterpretations of the MTV story, this has prompted Christ Weitz to write the following statement:

“Dear all,

I would like to put everyone’s mind at rest and let them know that the
Volturi are not naked! Jamie (Campbell-Bower) has what you might call a
dry sense of humor and almost managed to convince me — which is why he’s
such a good actor. Anyway, be assured that, even though we do want the
look of the Volturi to be a bit of a surprise, they are always — as in
the book! — fully clothed.

Chris Weitz


  1. That is freaking funny!!! First Comment!!

  2. First time for everything!

  3. Man, now they are going to spoil it! I was having a great time watching people freak out about this “nude scene” haha. How anyone could believe him in that clip is beyond me, he is trying not to laugh like the whole time! Hilarious 🙂

  4. kehacakes says:

    He is hilarious. The more I see of him, the more I like him.

  5. FreakinLoon says:

    Ah, Jamie, bless him! That’s one way to get attention away from the Victoria re-casting.

    I was dumbfounded (and for me that’s not too hard) when I saw this in other news outlets. Wha?! After reading Jamie’s comment, I just laughed and moved on, but how the heck do you take that out of context? It was pretty clear it was a joke. *sigh* From Walter Cronkite to this kinda news reporting.

  6. lol i figured Jamie was just kidding, but he just looked so convincing when he was talking about it

  7. jamie’s awesome. looks, personality, twilight AND hp. I hope he continues to do interviews like this – it’s better than watching them ask Kristen what it’s like to kiss a vampire for the umpteenth time.

  8. ahh i love interviews with him. ^_^

  9. i love how chris weitz had to actually tell people that he was joking. thats awesome. jamie’s such a good actor.

  10. Amy Darlene says:

    hahahahahahhahahahah….. oh man…. with the way the Volturi are described in the book… lets just say Robes are a good thing. yup

    (the actors playing them are quite lovely though… can’t wait to see how they made them look wrinkled and breakable… i kinda saw them like the emperor in StarWars except with better posture)

    lmao… i really am.

  11. I’m laughing SO hard I have tear’s in my eye’s! And that Chris had to write a letter about it, HAHAHAHA………ahh too funny!

  12. That is just too funny. My British husband often says that (many) Americans just don’t get sarcasm/irony. I hate it when he’s proven right!

  13. Haha! That’s hilarious. I would have been the poor sap interviewing someone about a movie and believing it. I feel bad for that guy! That’s pretty funny. And poor Chris, probably getting a call at 6 in the morning, “hey, uh, you’re going to have to write a letter to clarify there’s no nude scene….” Nice.

  14. AHAHAAAA! I had a feeling it was a joke, but Jamie even almost had me convinced! Silly, Jaime! I was trying to remember some scene from NM where Carlisle comes in on them in the bath!

  15. “Christ Weitz”? Nice freudian slip there girls!! I watched the video yesterday, and thought the most amusing thing about it was that the interviewer was completely clueless and seemed to really believe him!

  16. oh come on, how could anyone have believed Jamie!

  17. that’s hilarious!!!

  18. People actually took him seriously? Wow. Honestly, yeah he sounded convincing, but people actually believed that there would be a nude scene? Wow.

  19. Good thing I finished my coffee or my screen would be dripping…..ROFLMFAO….WTG Jamie 🙂

  20. He’s so funny! I loved Jamie since Sweeney Todd!=)

  21. I think I just fell over laughing, watching that clip. Coming from someone who essentially breathes sarcasm and comes from England too, nothing annoys me more than when they can’t understand it. It was obvious he was messing around. Me and my sister were in fits of laughter because of how dead-pan he was XD

  22. yeah, I hate to be one of those Europeans who are posh about “our” sense of dry humour, sarcasm and wit and American “lack” of it, but… it’s been proven right too many times… exceptions to the rule, I salute you wholeheartedly! 🙂

  23. This is hilarious. I can’t believe people actually believed there would be nude scenes… sheesh, get a sense of humor people!!!!
    I love sarcasm!!! I’m really good at it!!

  24. Too Funny!

  25. I really believed him!!! it shows how naive and credulous i can be… haha 🙂

  26. That is SO funny!!! I can’t stop laughing!

  27. Elizabeth says:

    Sarcasm will NEVER go out of style… and this is a good thing.

  28. LMAO. i admit when i watched it i was like “no, not really… really?” and was gullible like Larry in the vid. i had to make sure to read comments and see if anyone else was taking it seriously before i did. lol

    well if you look at Jamie he looks totally serious the whole time, (and the fact they don’t have the “Bud” comment made it more so) how can ya blame me….

    good acting Jamie. i know i couldn’t say it with a straight face.

  29. LMAO!!!LMAO!!! I can’t stop laughing!!!! (deep breath…) Right, everything coming from Twilight movie is always something to talk ’bout… even if it is something so silly & funny… LMAO!!!!!

  30. That’s hilarious. As if the movie would show full-frontals of the Volturi. I guess it would have to have a different rating, wouldn’t it? 🙂

  31. Sterling Snow says:

    Lol, that is sooo hilarious. The funniest thing is that he could say that with a completely straight face. I know I wouldn’t be able to 🙂

  32. Does anyone know where I would be able to watch this video? I checked youtube but I’m not sure what to put it as. I’ve tried a couple different titles. I can’t find it though. I’m not able to watch the video because of the region I am in. Sigh, all the interesting ones are on MTV too. Any ideas?

  33. LMAO that lieing bastard! i belived him haha
    good actor.

  34. lol of course i got he was kidding but hes had that interviewer completely conivince!!! hahahahaha oh man he’s a great actor if he could keep his face straight throughout that:P

  35. ScarletRubie says:

    clearly he was kidding, people are so funny. WHy would they be naked? I can’t believe so many people took this comment seriously. I was laughing the entire time.

  36. dang. re watching this vid makes me almost believe him toO!! that is too funny. just goes to show ppl not to believe in everything they see esp the media and that he is a great actor. Can’t wait to see him…

  37. I just heard this on the news, I didn’t believe it, but had to find out where in the world this started. I can’t believe it got as far as my local news!

  38. Cindy E. says:

    Larry Carroll is such a tool, cuz you know he was buying it. He (Larry) ain’t that good of an actor to make me believe he was playing along. Sheesh … some people!


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