Breaking Dawn Filming News
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart arrived in Vancouver for the Breaking Dawn Part 2 reshoots on April 29th.
So, something that would give any director pause would be the fact you’re the fourth director these actors have worked with. In TV, where directors come and go, you always hear the actor saying, ‘Eh, the director just tells me where to stand. I know the character.’ How open were the actors to actually taking more direction than you’d expect?
Well, I don’t know about more, but certainly exploring with me and they were incredibly open. Y’know, I keep calling this ‘Twilight grows up,’ but in a way it is. All of the characters take tremendous steps in this story and that’s part of what turned me on to the material, to collaborate with Kristen Stewart as she goes from being the Bella we know in the first three movies to being a bride, being someone who finally has sex, gets pregnant, gets sick, gives birth, dies, become a vampire, becomes a warrior? Just think of that journey. I guess for none of them it was just playing the same old thing. Jacob becomes a man in this movie. He moves away from being the third leg in a triangle and breaks free of that and his background and his family and his pack and becomes his own person. So, that was a journey all the actors were eager and open to collaborate on.
Was there any actor who surprised you?
I think people will be surprised by everybody. In general, Kristen has such a huge journey to take and to watch her become this fierce, protective, powerful mother figure? I think that will surprise people. Taylor surprised me with his commitment and the dark places he goes to in this movie. And Rob, I think there is some sense that he has relaxed into this part and finally willing to show more of himself. His own charm, wit and grace are in evidence in this movie. It surprised me in how relaxed he seemed in something he’s fought a little against before.
You mention you think of this as ‘Twilight grows up’ because of the events that take place in the film. Is there anything you did with the vampires or werewolves that reflects this as well? Are they more sinister or fearful?
I think certainly that really comes into play in the second movie. These movies so far have mostly dealt with these vegetarians who don’t attack humans except for some of the newborns in the last movie and some of the people in the first couple, but here it’s a collection from around the world of vampires with specific gifts. So, I think yes, there was a sense of maybe seeing a darker side of them. And I also think we spend a lot more time in the final movie with Arro and his more overtly sinister group of Volturi.
I think you know this, I was on the set of ‘New Moon’ when they shot those first scenes with Michael Sheen and the Volturi and it seemed at the time that it was the funniest thing to him. To be playing this character. Is he just having a ball when you work with him?
Yes, he is. That whole group. It’s interesting, because you spend chunks of time with just Rob, Kristen and Taylor and then the Cullens. And there is a moment when it’s Volturi time and it just brought a completely different vibe. It’s British camp at its best. I don’t mean camp in a bad way, I mean just people who are having a blast and being very clever all the time.
One of the other things that’s interesting for fans of your work and fans of the first movie is this is the first time you’ve worked with Carter Burwell since ‘Kinsey,’ right?
Yes, that’s right.
I know that the last two scores have gone in radically different directions than the first movie, but what did you want to do with the score for these two movies?
First of all, I was just so thrilled that Carter wanted to do it again, but Carter is someone who is just so original that for him it’s not about repeating or getting back to the sound of ‘Twilight.’ That was a specific sound for a teenage story and I think you’ll find it’s more romantic and more lush. However, I always think of this fourth movie as a bookend to the first and it did give us a chance to play around with Bella’s Lullaby, the theme he had developed for the first movie and bring it full circle, because obviously things are coming full circle for Bella. In general, the one of the things that is consistent in all the different approaches that Carter is taking — and he’s taking his cue from what he sees — but it happened over and over again. It’s thrilling. It happened to me when I heard sketches and when we were in London recording the score, he is an actor’s best friend. I saw it happen with ‘Gods and Monsters’ and ‘Kinsey’ and I saw it happen here. [He can] get so deeply inside a character and it just fills out a performance and bring what sort of happening underneath to the surface. I think he’s a hidden weapon. I think actors should request him in their contract. He’s extraordinary in that.
Hardcore fans will recognize Bella’s Lullaby I’m guessing?
Yes, it definitely plays a part.
is there a theme that’s repetitive through the movie?
If I say there are three, I probably mean five. There is a Renesme theme that really comes to fruition to movie two that is quite prominent in movie one. There is a Bella/Edward love them that plays a lot throughout the first half of the movie. There is Jacob’s theme and there is a theme that suggests the love of everyone around Bella at the wedding, especially her parents and that’s really lovely. I probably am missing one, but those are the big themes.
Read all of Bill’s interview at HitFix!
I love that about bringing Bella’s Lullaby to full circle! Great interview!24 Comments
Here is a new extended version of the behind-the-scenes footage from Breaking Dawn Part 1!16 Comments
Entertainment Tonight will have behind the scenes footage of Breaking Dawn Part 1 this weekend. Here’s a little preview of it!!
Oh. My. God. Edward hitting Jacob… So friggin sexy! GAH! 36 days!!
Breaking Dawn hairdresser, Bonnie Clevering, spoke to Canadian Hairdresser Magazine recently and talked about creating “Bella’s look”. Also, makeup artist Stacey Panepinto talked about Bella’s natural look.
“The inspiration was simple” says Bonnie. ”I had to remain consistent with “Bella’s” previous looks which was soft and casual.” The foundation for Kristen’s haircut was layered around the face at a chin length level while the back was longer with layers. To maintain her hair color, Bonnie would use a colour enhancement to give vibrancy and tone to her hair for film. This all might sound simple but filming scenes in Baton Rouge, Vancouver and the US Virgin Islands played havoc on Kristen’s fine, silky hair.
Even though her hair was dense, Bonnie had to maintain “Bella’s” look for 12-15 hour days of filming. To achieve her look through various scenes and weather, each morning after shampooing, she would apply conditioner to only the shaft area. For lift and volume, Bonnie would apply IT&LY HAIRFASHIONS Pure Style Mouse (Strong) to the root area to serve as a root lifter while using a light gel to the shaft. It was important to use products that would prevent her natural oils from weighing down the hair. Next, Bonnie would blow dry her hair using a small mixed bristle brush at the root area for added lift and switching to a medium round brush to finish the shaft area. After blow drying, she would use a jumbo curling iron, running it through the shaft area just to heat up each section and then switch to a 3/4″ iron to create a blend. To finish, she would use a light hairspray like Sebastian Shaper. According to Bonnie, “The greatest challenge was the various weather conditions. I needed products that would allow me to comb the hair out and re-blow dry the hair without any track or pulling of the hair.”
“Bella’s look has been very natural in the movies and we wanted to keep that for Breaking Dawn,” said makeup artist Stacey Panepinto. To achieve the look she used very natural colours like browns and peach tones to enhance Kristen’s eyes and a sheer colour to pull out the natural colours in Kristen’s lips.
Love Bella’s hair in Breaking Dawn! Kristen is such a natural beauty anyway. *sigh*
Thank you IT&LY HAIRCARE!
Scans after the break!12 Comments
Google translation of the interview:
The actor said backstage at the fourth installment of the saga, which promises to be as crazy as his shooting. An extreme experience that seems to have transformed the star.
“We still had two whole months to turn in the same room in front of a huge green.“While the first part of Revelation comes in just over two months, Robert Pattinsoncomes in a long interview with Premiere magazine, in episode 4 of the saga Twilight. What could be a turning atypical (the green background, so the wedding night in Brazil, angry fans …) also proved to be an extreme experience. For Twilight 4 took a serious turn and does not hesitate to flirt with sex and gore. You read. What many teens are taking to the trifles would become “a bizarre tragedy sometimes ventures into the horror” says Pattinson as to Premiere before warning “the audience will get their money! “.
In this long interview, he admits being surprised every day direction things were taking on a shoot that has still lasted eight months. But for a result that is worth it.“No film of this magnitude never dares make that kind of risk,” says the actor, who says, among other things, how he became a pro of the “Caesarean mouth” (those who have read the books understand), and why he felt gradually become the guinea pig of a strange experience – an experience that would not have deniedDavid Cronenberg . The actor of 25 years is loose, multiply anecdotes and confidences. As if the change made by Twilight 4 and the approaching end of the saga had released. Pattz Rob tells the most unlikely scenes of the film, the last day of shooting, and Kristen Stewart , also interviewed by Premiere, confirms the impression feeling of strangeness of this shoot denies: “I sometimes feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day . “
In this interview, Pattinson also breaks the image is too smooth that the films had been able to stick to the skin. It still causes riots wherever he goes (he says a recent mishap in Brazil could make a film in itself), but he distanced himself from the hysteria of the fans and seems not to want to stay trapped in a phenomenon that escapes. So when he mentions the shooting of Revelation , it does not spare the twihards which are likely to live as an affront taken the slightest liberty with novels by Stephenie Meyer . A freedom that Bill Condon , the final orders of this combo, however, has decided to grant itself when his predecessors had ever dared. And “too bad” for the fans, Coward Robert. They will be obliged to follow. Although the film looks so crazy that he sometimes asked people to the team “You’re sure we’re spinning Twilight? It’s not supposed to be harmless and all age groups? “
Read with unpublished photos from the film and interview with Kristen Stewart in the upcoming issue of Premiere, on newsstands Wednesday.
Amour! Premiere magazine hits newsstands on September 7th.24 Comments
Here are a few more stills and behind the scenes photos from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1!
Love the first Bella and Edward still! That look is so intense! *melts* What scene could it be? Honeymoon? Also love the photo with Renee, but Edward’s hair looks…different.117 Comments