New Moon: Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner InterviewPosted by: Sheila Roberts
Read what took place during the press conferencee for Twilight New Moon! As you all know we caught with Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner at comic con and got to sit in on a press conference. Here is the complete interview. Make note that we will have more interviews with the stars coming later in the weekend. Enjoy Twihards!
Question: How does it feel for all three of you to be back at ComiCon this year
Lautner: It's good. It's exciting. I think last year ComiCon was the big eye opener for us and so it's awesome to be back and embrace all of our fans again for everything they've done this past year.
Question: In the book, even though you leave Bella you're very much an integral part of her thoughts. I know that can be a challenge to represent onscreen. How did you and director Chris Weitz try to accomplish this?
Pattinson: Well, it's through a kind of process. It's just a voice. Edward's just a voice in the book, and so I guess it would look pretty cheesy if it were just my voice. They've done these hallucinations, these semi-visible apparitions.
Question: Taylor, can you talk about Jacob's transformation in this movie and your personal transformation that you had to go through to play the role?
Lautner: Yeah, okay. When I was filming 'Twilight' I knew that Jacob's character changed a lot so if I wanted to continue portraying him correctly I had a lot of work ahead of myself. So as soon as I finished filming 'Twilight' I started hitting the gym. I got a personal trainer. I started eating a lot of food, good food of course; proteins, good carbs, cut the sugars. It was a lot of work but it was definitely worth it.
Question: Kristen, in the 'Twilight' series Bella's story arc really starts to develop in 'New Moon', in the second book and film. She becomes an active protagonist. Was it more difficult to prepare for this role this time around or vice versa?
Stewart: I wouldn't say that one was more difficult than the other. This is a severely emotional movie. That's the one big difference. This movie is not about discovery or falling in love which is sort of just an intense emotion but this is like low and there high points for her, too. She's a manic depressive basically. To have a character be able to pull her out of that, it's a hefty feat which I think we pulled off. But for me, like, I don't know. There was no difference. It was just sort of heavier and it was more to think about. It's a more mature part strictly because she's older and she has more to deal with.
Question: Can you talk a little bit about how your lives have changed since we saw you here last summer?
Pattinson: I don't know. I'd like to think that I haven't changed that much. Within myself I don't think I've changed. I think I look down a lot. There's something wrong with my neck [laughs]. No. It is, it's kind of extraordinary. I don't think that any of us expected any of this to happen and especially that it seems to keep building and building, the magnitude of this franchise. ComiCon really was the eye opener and it's just kind of gotten bigger and bigger. It's an interesting thing to deal with.
Lautner: I think that another thing that's changed for me that's kind of obvious is that the schedule has gotten really, really busy doing publicity and working on other things. It's crazy. None of us saw it coming and since last year it's definitely been a ride for all of us.
Stewart: I cut my hair off. Yeah.
Question: What would say have been the highs and the lows of this whole experience?
Stewart: Well, this is definitely a high. I mean, there's only been a couple of images from the movie that have been released and they've all been received really well. So I'm really excited for people to see some of it. It's a little overwhelming to have so many people here, but I guess that's a good.
Lautner: It's awesome because this is our opportunity to come out and thank our fans for everything that they've done for us and for 'Twilight'. We get to embrace them again. We're so thankful for them. So it's awesome that we get to see them all waiting for us, again, a year later with the same, if not, actually definitely more amount of passion and dedication. So it's really exciting. I'm a little nervous but it's good.
Pattinson: I don't know. I still think it's still so young, to me, anyway. I can't claim anything to be a low. I pretty live an almost identical life apart from being recognized. That's not exactly the worst thing in the world.
Question: How does this massive embracing of Team Edward and Team Jacob plays into your performances?
Lautner: I think that everything is kind of crazy about this franchise and that's why we love it so much and that's why the fans do as well. But yeah, there definitely a lot of fans who are on the two separate teams. I don't know. I mean, sometimes it gets me a little nervous because I'm trying to live up to the fan's expectations and trying to represent Team Jacob in the right way. I don't want to disappoint them so that's why I worked so hard to not only mentally and emotionally but physically change as well for this role because this guy is some pretty good competition. So I've done a lot of hard work.
Question: How did you guys address that fact that Robert's not in this film as much as 'Twilight' which might be disappointing to fans?
Stewart: He's in it a lot.
Pattinson: They won't be disappointed either. I just watched a clip which they're going to play later, and like, people will forget immediately [?]â€¦'Why is he wasting our time?'
Pattinson: If he doesn't go you can't miss him and that's what this whole movie is about, that like empty, completely dark place where Edward is absent.
Question: Rob, the experience of working with a new director and the vibe on set, how has it been this time around on what's a whole new project?
Pattinson: I mean, it wasn't just the director that made this one different. It was so different as well because we kind of knew what type of animal that we were dealing more. I was much more of a supporting role in this one. I started three weeks after they started shooting and I did a lot of my first scenes doing the apparition scenes. That's a lot of me doing maybe one word. It was actually one of the most relaxing jobs that I've ever done. Chris has a really peaceful presence and I got on really well with him. I had a pretty much stress free job for three months. It was great for me. All the pressure was on Taylor [laughs].
Question: Taylor, when you see the trailer for the first time and watch yourself morph, what goes through your mind? You turn into a fan, I'm sure.
Lautner: I don't know. I thought that they did a pretty good job with the wolf transformation. I'm excited that there are werewolves involved now because the werewolves definitely step up the action in the movie. There is double the action in this movie than there was before and there's also a different dynamic. Now it's not just this romance between a human girl and a vampire, but it's the beginning of a love triangle and so that's exciting.
Question: How much of the final film have you guys seen and what was your feeling after seeing what you've seen so far?
Stewart: We've only seen the clips that they're going to show today. We saw them this morning.
Lautner: Yeah, we've seen just about as much as the fans have seen.
Question: Are you anxious to see the final movie then?
Stewart: I think it's a different kind of anxious, but yeah, definitely.
Pattinson: It looks aesthetically very different. The script was very different. It's a completely different mood. So I'm really interested to see how it works out.
Question: Do you have a favorite scene from this film that stands out as your favorite one to shoot and why?
Stewart: Well, your favorite scene didn't turn out to be your favorite.
Question: Why do you think people embrace these stories now, the themes, the characters, the subject, the darkness, the romance?
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