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Twilight Thursdays! Vol. 1 Issue 39

Bits of Breaking Dawn
Want to be an extra in Breaking Dawn? Get the opportunity to catch your favorite cast member’s eye? Now’s your chance! {breakingdawnmovie}
 
You can ONLY apply to be an extra if you live in Baton Rouge or Vancouver at the time of filming.  They WILL NOT be accepting out of town applications.
 
However, if you do live in either locations and would like to apply, you can send in your Contact Information, Resume and Photograph to the following:
 
Louisiana:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
ATTN: Extras Casting
PO Box 240
Baton Rouge, LA 70831
Email: louisianafilm@gmail.com
 
Vancouver:
Andrea Brown Casting, Inc.
North Vancouver, BC V7H 2Z5
Email: andreabrowncasting@shaw.ca
 
*Note: Andrea Brown Casting does not hire extras directly, but rather hires through extras talent agencies. You can find a list of talent agencies here.  Please register with one of these companies, rather than contact Andrea’s office directly.
 
 
Summit Entertainment announced today that the following actors have been cast in supporting roles in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN:  But there are no details on who these actors will portray. {Twilight FB}
 
  • Olga Fonda (LOVE HURTS)
  • Janelle Froehlich (Hacienda Heights)
  • Masami Kosaka (THE RUNAWAYS)
  • Sebastiao Lemos (Brazilian TV series Força-Tarefa)
  • Amadou Ly (THE TESTED, THE BRIDGE)
  • Ty Olsson (2012)
  • Wendell Pierce (RAY/The Wire/Treme)
  • Carolina Virguez (Spanish TV series Matalobos)
 
 
Pictures via
 
 
In case you might’ve been nervous, let me lay your fears to rest! Michael Sheen will return as Aro for Breaking Dawn!
Michael Sheen is returning as a vampire leader in Summit’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.”
The British thesp closed his deal with the studio to reprise his turn as Aro, the leader of the vampire royalty Volturi.{Variety}
 
 
 
KStew talks with the LA Times about fame, interviews, & her personality.
"It's strange when you become a novelty," she said, slouching down into her seat. "It's sort of like, 'Yeah, sure. Go put this on your Facebook so your friends can laugh at it.' Because that's what they will do. And I usually say no to people like that, when they're like, 'Yo, yo, can I get a picture of you?' And it's like, 'No, … you,' '' she said, interjecting an obscenity. "That's what I'm thinking."

Stewart, it's clear, is still grappling with fame, which came at her hard and fast when at age 17 she took on the role of Bella Swan in the "Twilight" vampire franchise, whose fourth installment begins production next month. She's always trailed by paparazzi. A frenzy breaks out whenever she's spotted off-set with "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson; tabloids speculate breathlessly about their personal lives.

(One celebrity website, for example, recently gushed about its "exclusive new details" on the pair's visit to a Play N Trade video game store in Prairieville, La., where they are preparing to film the first part of "Breaking Dawn." If you must know, they reportedly bought the game "Fallout: New Vegas.")

Unlike other young stars like Justin Bieber or Lindsay Lohan, who seem to relish sharing tidbits about their lives with fans on social networking sites like Twitter, Stewart has strenuously resisted constant demands to divulge more of herself to the public.

In past interviews, she's displayed a penchant for stuttering and eye rolling, consequently developing a reputation for being sullen, or awkward. During a 2008 interview with David Letterman, she self-consciously referred to herself as "actually really boring."

"I don't have a personality fit for television. I just don't," she admitted, sounding genuinely friendly. "Even when I really feel like I've had fun with something and been totally fine and we talked about stuff that I thought was interesting — even then. I don't know. It's getting easier. It used to be a lot worse. And it's totally my fault, too. I guess I just put too much pressure on myself before, and it showed."

Though she started acting half a lifetime ago — garnering early acclaim from the likes of Jodie Foster, who co-starred with her in 2002's "Panic Room," and Sean Penn, who directed her in 2007's "Into the Wild" — Stewart says she's been unable to nail a performance as a carefree, charming or cute interview subject, because that's simply not who she is.

Sixteen-year-old Dakota Fanning, who costarred with Stewart in "The Runaways" this year, picked up on her uneasiness during the film's media tour.

"I think that her being uncomfortable doing interviews — Kristen is exactly who she is. It's something that I admire her for," Fanning said. "When she's doing an interview, she really thinks about what she's saying. She's a truthful, honest person, and wants that to come across so badly."

Things got so bad, her team sent her to media training.

"Basically, they told me that I should be ready for any question that's thrown at me, and I should have a stock answer, because then it won't confuse things and you'll never be caught off guard," she recalled. "And there's no way to do that. There's no way to be prepared for a conversation with someone you don't know about something that means the world to you."

What seems to worry Stewart most about all the scrutiny, though, is that it could take away from her reputation as an actress with actual talent. It was her performance in "Into the Wild," before "Twilight" even came out, that convinced director Jake Scott that she was right for the lead in "Welcome to the Rileys."

"What I got from her in that movie was this vulpine, wily, kind of fox-like quality," he said. "She's got a way of looking at people that I found really compelling."

"There's a lot of young folks who want to be actors, but when they really have something going on, it makes me excited," said the Oscar-nominated actress. "She was 18 when we shot the movie — almost too young to know all the stuff she does, to get inside something like that. She had the willingness to literally be exposed in the way she was."

Scott says Stewart has become more confident in the two years he's known her and hasn't let celebrity warp her identity. "She's still Kristen to me — this kid from the Valley who's into Van Morrison and watching movies and hanging out," he says.

Fanning, though, says it might behoove Stewart to recalibrate her attitude about fame.

"Situations have happened to me when I was a cheerleader at school and paparazzi would sneak onto the field. It's something that comes along with what I've chosen to do with my life," said Fanning, who wasn't even 10 when her star took off after 2001's "I Am Sam." "Sometimes you have to accept it, even if you don't think it's fair or right."

Stewart fears that adopting that attitude might destroy her.

"I love my job," she said. "And because of that, I need to protect it."

 
 
 
Peter Facinelli Talks Tension and Surprises in Breaking Dawn
 
 
The Twio recently had an interview with Sky Movies about the fourth movie in the Twilight Saga {robandkristendaily}
With the fourth Twilight movie in production and all three of the films so far showing on Sky this November and December, we find out exclusively from the franchise’s young stars whether three really is a crowd. Interview: Jenny Cooney. (spoilers below)

“They never do the kissing scenes when I’m on set, so you genuinely feel like someone’s cheating on you!”When Sky Movies Magazine sits down with the lead actors from the Twilight franchise – Kristen Stewart (Bella), Robert Pattinson (Edward) and Taylor Lautner (Jacob) – it’s immediately evident just how close these young A-listers are.
 
Which is not surprising given how much their lives have changed in the two years since the first Twilight movie was released in 2008. Overnight, Stewart (18 at the time), Pattinson (22) and Lautner (then just 16) became teen idols, swept away in an incredible wave of Twilight mania.
 
Now, as they approach their fourth movie together, Breaking Dawn – Part 1, and with the first three movies (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse) showing on Sky this November and December, we get the lowdown on what it’s like to be part of one of the most successful franchises ever…
 
Sky Movies Magazine: So, the third movie came out in cinemas earlier this year and you’re about to start shooting the fourth – did you ever expect Twilight to be such a big success?
 
Taylor Lautner: It was a big surprise. When we were filming Twilight we just thought we were making a movie that we were passionate about. We didn’t know if anybody else was going to want to watch it. We had no idea it was going to turn out like this and then it just kept growing and growing.
 
Robert Pattinson: I genuinely thought this was a dark little indie vampire love story… And then it just ended up being this massive thing. I didn’t see it coming at all… But it’s not like I objected to suddenly being in a big film! I mean, it’s great.

Kristen Stewart: What’s cool is that you have this fantasy full
of myths and stuff. So it does raise the emotional stakes. I think that’s why girls love it so much, because it’s just a little bit more serious than what you’re dealing with in real life. It’s just a little bit more passionate than whatever you’re feeling.
 
SMM: Have your lives changed a lot with all the press and fan attention?

TL: Yeah, a little bit, because it’s not normal to wake up and have 12 paparazzi cars waiting for you, who are just going to follow you all day…

KS: It’s really funny when they fall down all over each other because they’re running backwards to try and get your picture. Whenever you see me really happy in a paparazzi shot, it’s because I’m laughing at them.

TL: But the pros that come with the job highly outweigh the cons. I’ve been having the time of my life these past two years. But it’s very important to not let it affect your life. I really live in two different worlds. I have the Twilight world and then I have the same world that existed before, with my family and friends.

RP: I’m relatively fearful about when the series ends, because it’s such a great security blanket. It’s like a net. You can afford to make mistakes when you have another Twilight film to make. But after that, I guess you’re on your own.
 
SMM: You guys have worked together for a while now – how have your relationships changed?

KS: We have a completely different relationship now. We’ve become good friends… I care immensely about Rob and Taylor, we’ve really grown close – and it doesn’t get weird!
TL: Yeah, we’ve grown closer and closer. I mean, we’re like best friends now and it’s really amazing how much that helps. We’re able to be more open with each other and we have more fun. I think that creates a better working environment.
 
SMM: Do you ever annoy each other?

KS: They don’t annoy me [laughs]. We have totally normal relationships with each other… We can be honest and not be worried about offending each other.

TL: Kristen and I are super close [shoots a mock ‘challenging look’ at Pattinson]. We talk about anything and everything. During downtime we’ll either throw a football around or she’ll throw a grape and I’ll catch it in my mouth… You get really bored on set sometimes. I don’t know how we’d film this franchise if we weren’t as close as we are. It’d be a nightmare.
 
SMM: Taylor and Rob – your characters are rivals in the films. Is it difficult shooting the scenes, particularly in Eclipse, where you fight?

TL: Rob’s very funny. Like in the tent scenes where we’re yelling and screaming at each other – it’s so hard hating Rob because he’s just a fun, nice guy, so having to look him in the eye and scream at him is difficult. Every time after they called ‘cut’, we both just burst out laughing, so that’s pretty challenging.

RP: I was in a very strange mood when we were shooting that scene [laughs].
I kept getting obsessed with the word, ‘thoughts’, because with an American accent it sounds like ‘farts’. And I couldn’t get over it, the entire day. The opening line was, “Can you at least keep your thoughts to yourself?” I mean, I’m sitting in this tent and every single time [laughs]… And Taylor got to the point where he was just like, “That doesn’t even sound the same – it’s not funny at all.”
 
SMM: Does that happen a lot?

RP: [There was a scene] where Kristen was supposed to be asleep on the floor. So I looked down and she’s looking up and trying to make me laugh the entire time. But it meant the scene got some energy to it, because I was trying to stop myself laughing and that kind of made it easier.
 
SMM: Jacob and Bella come even nearer to getting it together in Eclipse – does that cause any weirdness between you?

TL: It was good for Jacob to get in there and get his shot and kiss Bella for the first time. Definitely [laughs].

RP: Not only do they do the kissing scenes, they never do it when I’m on set. You genuinely feel like someone’s cheating on you… I’d come back to work and be like, “So how was it?”

TL: [There was one kiss] at the climax of the movie. We’re on top of this mountain and the background was amazing. It’s a really important, emotional moment… But it was so funny because whenever Kristen and I would kiss, as soon as we’d finish, Kristen would look at me and go, “We just kissed.” I’d be like, “Yeah, we did.” It was funny.
 
SMM: Did you guys get embarrassed?

TL: No, when Kristen and I do scenes, we are Jacob and Bella. Everything we do, whether we’re kissing or fighting. We definitely live those characters so after three movies it kind of just happens now.

KS: Yeah, I could probably be certified absolutely insane at this point because
I’ve gotten so into the head space of Twilight’s reality…SMM: Can you tell us a bit about the next installment, Breaking Dawn?

KS: Well, it’s now been split into two movies. We start filming in November…

TL: I’m really excited that it’s going to be two movies. I think that’s going to work really well and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Bill Condon [the new director]. When I heard he was on board I was like, “OK, this is going to be golden.”

KS: I think each director has suited the projects perfectly. Catherine [Hardwicke, the director of the first movie] has a really strong connection to youth and discovery and stuff like that, and it’s really hard to describe how nice Chris [Weitz, the director of New Moon] is. He’s so compassionate and has a wisdom about him – I really needed someone to look up to and who was willing to go to the depths with me. David [Slade, the director of Eclipse] has more of a morbid sensibility. Which is good as Eclipse gets a little scarier…
 
SMM: How have your characters changed as the movies progress?
 
RP: When I first read the books, I was like… I can’t play this. This is impossible. But I’ve tried the entire time to make [Edward] the perfect underdog. No matter what anyone says to him, no matter what heroic deeds he does, it’s impossible to convince him that he’s done anything right. And the only thing that has made him feel alive – feel anything – is Bella.

TL: In New Moon, I was kind of playing a split personality; for the first half I was the old Jacob and then the second half, I was the new Jacob. For Eclipse, Jacob has matured and he’s a little more serious because he knows what he’s dealing with now, which was definitely emotionally challenging. That’s why Eclipse is my favourite movie, because everything that’s great about this franchise – the romance, the action, the danger, the suspense, everything – Eclipse takes to a whole other level. It’s the height of the love triangle – Bella is being torn between these two guys who are literally fighting for her.

KS: Well, in Breaking Dawn, Bella becomes a wife. She becomes a mother. Luckily I’ve played the character for a while. If Breaking Dawn was its own movie, it would be much more difficult to play such a young wife and mother, but because I have been with her since she was 17, it’s been a progression. I think that’s what’s so cool about the series. It takes her a long time to get to that point and she loses a lot and then gets it back. I think to make decisions like that you have to really know yourself and trust yourself and she achieves that. She’s very straight up and honest about everything and I’m excited because I know the guys so well and we’ve all taken this journey together.
 
 
The Cullen house is being built in Baton Rouge, LA. Take a peek at these pics! {breakingdawnmovie}
 
 
 
 
 
Kellan Lutz had an interview and photo shoot with Men’s Health magazine. Check out these excerpts {twicrack addict}
The Multicine.com: How would you define your character of Emmett?

Kellan Lutz: The older brother is there to protect your family, and together with his superhuman strength, appreciate what is known invincible and face things with a smile, because when you're not afraid of anything, you can enjoy it more.

EM: What can you say about your character in these parts of the saga, Breaking Dawn?

KL: Emmett's character will become more relevant, as happens in the book, and opened a little door that will allow us to see how Emmett.

EM: How do you manage an actor to play the same character with four different directors?

KL: You know, to me that I love. The actors we are expanding the characters we play and is a continuous creation, so when it comes to a head again, he'll adding and adding elements, until we know the character perfectly.

EM: And regarding the last director of the saga with which you start rolling, Bill Condon, Do you know anything about him, his conduct?

KL: I love your work, I've seen all his movies and I really look forward to meeting him and the great team working with him, I'm really looking forward to working with him.

 
 
TwiFun Time!
A beautiful photo tweeted by David Slade of KStew on the beach being Bella
 
 
Check out this preview clip of The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror XXI featuring Daniel Radcliffe as “Edmund” the vampire that falls for Lisa.
 
 
Daniel Radcliffe talks about playing “Edmund”
 
 
MTV produces a show called “The Buried Life” were a group of guy friends try to live out dreams on their “bucket list” (a list of things to do before you die) and help others do the same. Who knew of their wishes would be Twirelated? In this episode the boys try to get a lock of RPattz’s hair. Can they do it? Watch below!
 
 
NECA has released another round of Eclipse trading cards! You can bid for them here & here {twicrack addict}
 
 
 
Check out this other Twilight merch! I cannot believe all the things they’ll put Twilight on! {twicrack addict}

 Thanks again for joining me on another Twilight Thursday! Click back next Thursday for all of your Twilight news, views, pic spam, & videos!