Julia Jones and Jackson Rathbone Visit Troops For Thanksgiving

Julia Jones and Jackson Rathbone visited troops at Camp Pendleton in the San Diego area of California.

We are not able to embed the video, but you can watch it here.

Peter Facinelli (in what is my favorite Peter facinelli story ever) visited troops right after New Moon see it here. Mike Welch spent a week overseas working with the USO and kids of military personnel last summer.

Team Clearwater: AKA Julia Jones and Booboo Stewart Hit Denmark

They Twilight Saga Actors are globetrotting right now. Booboo Stewart and Julia Jones headed to Northern Europe. We’re not 100% certain, but this may be the first time Denmark got some actor, post US premiere love

Tribute Movies Interviews The Cullen Coven and The Wolfpack

Tribute Movies talked to Jackson Rathone, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Liz Reaser, Nikki reed, Booboo Stewart, and Julia Jones.

Nikki Reed, Booboo Stewart, and Julia Jones Talk to Clevver TV

Clevver TV continues their discussions with the Breaking Dawn cast.

VIDEO: Screen Slam Interviews Taylor, Nikki, Ashley, Julia, and Bill Condon.

On set interviews from Taylor Laurtner, Nikki Reed, Julia Jones, Ashley Greene, and Bill Condon.

Fansite Interview with Julia Jones

Several fansites had the chance to talk with Booboo Stewart and Julia Jones in a phone interview a while back.  A few hours ago we posted our interview with Booboo.  Here is the interview we did with Julia.  Again, we’d like to thank Summit for the opportunity and Julia and Booboo for speaking with us!


Fansites: Leah generally is perceived as such an angry character by fans, but I think we can all agree that there’s also a level of sadness to her. And so I was just curious as to how you played the difference between the anger and the sadness that she might feel to give her a little bit more depth.

Julia: That’s a good question. It’s very Breaking Dawn appropriate. I think one of the big differences that you see in Leah from Eclipse to Breaking Dawn is that she’s able to shed a lot of her anger and express her sadness which is sort of like a step in the direction towards healing. Jacob really feels like he’s given her an opportunity to do that by letting her stay and be in his pack. And it sort of through that and through their relationship that Leah is able to shed some of the anger and get the weight of the things that were making her sad off of her chest.

Fansites: Now that we’ve seen small clips of Breaking Dawn and one scene between you and Jacob, what did you tap into in order to develop Leah? Because she seems to be much better developed in this movie than previously. And is there any life experience that you brought to the role, or do you feel that you were able to express Leah better in this movie than maybe you have in the past?

Julia: Definitely. Well, I don’t know if it’s a question of being able to express her better in this movie than in Eclipse, it’s just that she’s expressing such different sides of herself and she’s expressing a lot more of herself. So in that way I suppose it was an opportunity to express her better. But I think that a lot of her pain – I think that anger is sort of a cover for pain and a lot of times people who are really angry are feeling sad and hurt underneath it. And rather than express sadness and hurt, it kind of comes out in anger and sort of layers of that. And so I think that she just in this really needed to – she really needed Jacob in a way that was interesting for me as an actor, because I don’t have a relationship that like theirs. I don’t – it was hard to relate to, and fortunately, because you get to play these characters for so long, you get to a point where you really are just stepping into them where I look at Taylor and I don’t see Taylor. I see Jacob, and I see this person where, as Leah, she really needs him to accept her and to let her stay and to understand her. And so I really relied a lot on the script and on the material and on the book to imagine what it would be like for her. Because it’s such an unusual – it’s an inhuman experience to have.

Fansites: You said in a previous interview that all your scenes in this movie are with Taylor Lautner. How is that different from filming with the entire wolf pack in previous movies?

Julia: (Laughing) COMPLETELY different in every way! It’s really like opposite ends of the spectrum, because the wolf pack scenes are so – there are so many boys and there’s so much energy and it’s so loud and it’s so chaotic and it’s sort of fun and crazy. And the scenes with just Taylor and Booboo are quiet like sort of intimate, serious scenes for the most part. And there’s this sort of sense of weightiness and a heaviness in the scenes with Jacob and Seth because there’s all this real drama and tension. It’s like life or death. It’s very serious in Breaking Dawn in the scenes with those guys. Verses with the wolf pack a lot of it’s just fun and playing sports games and joking around. But then it gets very serious, of course, when we actually leave. A lot of drama.

Fansites: I was curious about your take on the Jacob/Leah/Renesmee triangle. It’s been hinted at by Stephenie Meyer and others and I was wondering if you portrayed the character in Breaking Dawn with that awareness or you tried to ignore it?

Julia: Yeah, totally. That doesn’t really come up quite yet. It’s just sort of beginning in the first part of Breaking Dawn. But I was very aware of and it was very complex actually, Leah’s feelings and reactions to having this child around and what it meant about her relationship with Jacob. And also I think a really big subtext thing is her questioning what’s going to happen to her in her life. Is she going to be able to have children? And I think that Renesmee sort of triggers a lot of those questions for her. And also she’s still close to Jacob and that somebody that he still cares for – and this is true of the wolf pack in general, but I think particularly in Breaking Dawn as it pertains to Leah and Jacob. They’re just so close that Renesmee is very close to her and means a lot to her in between the lines.

Fansites: Given the dynamic change in Breaking Dawn with you and the rest of wolf pack, has that changed how you bonded with the wolf pack over the course of the different films?

Leah: I don’t think so. I am still as close or closest to- you know, Chaske Spencer and Alex Meraz are two of my closest friends. And we have stayed in close touch even when we weren’t filming and throughout filming. The way that we filmed it, a lot of the wolf pack stuff in Breaking Dawn was filmed earlier in shooting, and then later on it was sort of more Jacob, Leah, and Seth stuff. So it didn’t really affect the dynamics of the wolf pack in the beginning because they really just weren’t really around for parts of it. My overall experience filming Breaking Dawn was incredibly different because they weren’t around for a lot of it, but I don’t think it affected our dynamic at all.

Fansites: Prior to getting the script, was there a particular scene or an interaction that you definitely wanted to make it to the film, and I don’t know if you can tell us or not if it actually made it into the film.

Julia: I was really excited to see the scene where Leah screams at Bella for hurting Jacob. I think I was excited about that because I spent all of Eclipse being so angry at Bella and so to actually get to scream at her was going to be like really fun and exciting. And I’m not going to answer about whether it’s in there or not!

Fansites: Stephenie Meyer once said that if she was to make another chapter of the Twilight saga in the perspective of another character it would be Leah’s. Did you get to speak with her about Leah and get any new information that we never read in the books?

Julia: Not so much actually. One of the kind of wonderful things about getting to work on a movie or franchise that’s based on a book is, of course, that there’s so much material to sort of draw from that’s not in the script. And then additionally, with Twilight we had Stephenie on set pretty much every day. There’s so many characters that we all kind of do our work and come to work with an idea of what’s going on and the whole inner life of the character. And then if you need any help or if you have any questions, not only do you have a director and producers and other actors around there, but you also have Stephenie Meyer who wrote the books. I know that that was really helpful for a lot of people, and I have maybe one or two really brief exchanges with her about Leah that have been positive and given me confidence. But I haven’t talked to her at all about anything going forward.

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Kristen Stewart Didn’t Want Her Birthday to Eclipse Wrap Party

According to Marc Malken at E!, Kristen Stewart didn’t want to celebrate her 21st birthday on set because she was afraid it would upstage the wrap party that was scheduled for the same day. Marc got Julia Jones to comment.

“There was a huge cake for her, but she didn’t want it to be about her birthday; she wanted it to be about the wrap party,” Breaking Dawn’s Julia Jones told us at last night’s Burberry Body event in Beverly Hills. “So they didn’t bring it out.”

“At a certain point, myself and a few other people were like, ‘Wait a minute. Where is Kristen’s cake?'” Jones said. “We went back into the kitchen and demanded they bring the cake out. It was quite a scene.”

Stewart finally gave in.

“She was totally fine,” Jones said. “But I understand, because the wrap party was a big deal. I’m very shy about my birthday also. You don’t want any more attention.”

Julia Jones in Boston Common Photo Shoot and Article

Boston area native Julia Jones just did a stunning photo shoot for Boston Common magazine.

The Jamaica Plain native has had plenty of time to soak up masculine style while shooting Eclipse and the hotly anticipated The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, the first part of which releases November 18. She plays Leah Clearwater, the lone female in the Quileute’s wolf pack. “I have spent so much time with boys during the filming!” she says. “During Eclipse, I hardly ever saw the vampire cast, where there are more women. Breaking Dawn was a slightly different experience for me, though. Jacob, Leah and her brother spend a lot more time with the vampires, so I’ve gotten to know that part of the cast much better.”

The collaboration inherent in acting is one of the things Jones loves about the profession. Like her days on her high school ski team, she says, it’s about the individual’s performance enhancing the whole team. “It pushes your game to be around great acting,” she says. “I always want to be in the level above me.”

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Julia Jones says Leah and Jacob would “Kill for Each Other”

JuliaJonesheadshotIn an interview with Cosmo Magazine, Julia Jones talks about the relationship between Jacob Black and Leah Clearwater in Breaking Dawn, as well as her own relationship with Taylor Lautner.

What’s the relationship like between Jacob and Leah?
Jacob and Leah have a very close bond. It’s a little like family but it’s also a partnership. In Breaking Dawn, when Jacob lets her join his pack, he’s giving her an opportunity to stop feeling the pain of being around Sam all the time. I think her gratitude for that and her ability to understand his pain over Bella gives him strength as well. They would literally kill for each other.

In the novel, Leah is quite protective of Jacob. Are you protective of Taylor?
I actually do feel protective of Taylor. He’s so mature in a lot of ways that it doesn’t seem like he needs protection but every now and then I’m reminded of the fact that he’s still pretty young. I adore Taylor so it makes sense that I’d want him to be happy and safe.

Be sure to read the full story at Cosmo.

Next Movie: Julia Jones Describes the Wolfpack as a Boys Club

What’s it like being just about the only girl to deal with the wolfpack actors day-in and day-out on the set of Breaking Dawn? Julia Jones describes it all!

“I felt so privy to their conversations, they literally stopped censoring themselves around me,” Jones says of Taylor Lautner, Boo Boo Stewart and the rest. “At a certain point… they said, ‘We’re just not going to try to clean this up at all for you.’

“It’s mostly fun and it’s a little bit sometimes like… you want to puke. [Laughs] But for the most part, it’s really wonderful.”

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Are you looking forward to an expanded Leah presence in Breaking Dawn?