“Absolutely, and as a pro-choice feminist, that was certainly my concern going in. No matter what, I would not have done this movie if it violated my own beliefs — I would have just walked away — so I had to find a way into it that was in line with my own thinking and yet not violating anyone else’s beliefs. So that was probably one of the initial challenges of it. I’ve also heard the comment that Bella is the one who’s constantly sacrificing, and wow, I never saw her as someone who sacrificed anything. If anyone’s sacrificing anything, it’s Edward, because from the very beginning — and certainly in this film — she knows what she wants and goes for it, hell or high water. She’s perhaps even a little selfish because she’s so driven for what she wants. ‘Okay, so I die and Edward’s broken-hearted for the rest of eternity? Well, tough luck, I’m going for it anyway.’ She’s very clear, and frankly, I see her as a very strong character. Do other people see her as someone who sacrifices? Absolutely, but I’ve never written her that way, and it actually took me by surprise.”
— “Breaking Dawn” screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg (who also wrote the three previous flicks) on a debate in this film between the Cullens about whether to call the vampire-thing in Bella’s belly “baby” or a “fetus.” Keep reading »
Thousands of dedicated fans turned out over the weekend to see “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1.” But for one teenage girl, the tragedy of not making it was a lot worse than choosing between Jacob or Edward.
Police in Illinois arrested an “extremely upset” 18-year-old girl on Saturday after she told authorities that she crashed her car because her boyfriend did not take her to see the new “Twilight” movie.
Cops found Olivia Christina Ornelas “extremely intoxicated” and after discovering her car, missing the front right tire and spun out in a ditch off Route 71, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Read more…
Is it just me or has Kristen Stewart been looking her best ever while doing the “Breaking Dawn” publicity circuit? She’s obviously very attractive, but some of her past appearances have made me cringe just because she looks so damn uncomfortable. I don’t keep up with “Twilight,” but I do keep up with celeb style, and the photos of Kristen in J. Mendel at the U.S. premiere made my jaw drop. Kristen looks gorgeous and glamorous while still managing to maintain her punky, not-overdone allure.
One thing I’ve noticed from her most recent ensembles is that she’s grown into a master of a feminine style that alludes to goth without bringing Hot Topic to mind. Classy, clean goth? What a feat! I love what Kristen does with her girly-goth sensibilities, so I’m breaking it down into tips and tricks we can all use to channel the look. (Flawless British boyfriend not required, but always preferred.) Keep reading »
“I don’t know about “role model.” But I do think she’s an incredibly strong female character, who has a sense of what she wants, and what’s right, and goes after it. I find her extremely heroic in this movie, because she is thinking about sacrificing any kind of sense of safety in the service of something that she thinks of as more important than herself. But that’s just the physical thing she goes through. And then in the second part of it, when she turns into a fierce kind of warrior vampire goddess. It’s an extraordinary kind of journey for this character who started out in such an ordinary way.”
— Bill Condon, who directed “Breaking Dawn: Part 1,” answers the age-old question about whether Bella is “good” or “bad” for women. Look, I’m as interested in depictions of women in pop culture as the next feminist. There’s no question that these narratives influence us to varying degrees. With that being said… Keep reading »
“Twilight: Breaking Dawn” doesn’t come out for another few days, but that hasn’t stopped rabid fans of the series from camping out in front of the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles in anticipation of the movie premiere. And oh, they’re not just camping, they’re plotting, planning, and wearing wedding dresses. They’re making elaborate collages and totems to their gods, the stars of the “Twilight” franchise. Check out the fruits of their dedication in this slideshow.
The black carpet premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ just wrapped, and we have all the photos of the red carpet. Read more…
“What is a ‘gay sensibility’? It’s just a sensibility, but part of who you are is that you’re gay. So in a way, yes and no — you know? Now I’ve got to read it and hear what he said. But you know, I think what’s legitimate about it is that the thing that’s really remarkable about ‘Twilight,’ to me, is that it’s not necessarily about teenage boys’ concerns. Certainly that’s an aspect of it with Jacob and the wolves and all that, but it really puts things that are more explicitly female center-stage in a tent pole that a ton of people go to see. I think probably that stuff interests me more than another comic book action movie might, or blowing up trains and things. So in a way, I can see that that makes some sense.”
— “Twilight”‘s Kellan Lutz is probably never allowed to talk to the media again after he said openly gay “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” director Bill Condon brought a “gay sensibility” to the film. In fairness, Kellan was talking to The Advocate, a gay lifestyle magazine. But Movieline pressed Condon about the “gay sensibility” line and this was his kind of jumbled and indirect response. But it’s nevertheless interesting that from a Hollywood blockbuster point of view, a film not being about “teenage boys’ concerns” is the anomaly — and therefore it’s not really weird that a gay man is directing a film for teen girls. (Whatever. We always thought those werewolves were kinda homoerotic.) [Movieline] Keep reading »
Kristen Stewart spilled the details of the much-anticipated love scene in “Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 1″ in Glamour UK. She told the mag that she had to keep reminding herself she was playing a character while acting with real-life boyfriend Robert Pattinson, and that part of the scene had to be cut because they were too steamy. Keep reading »
I read the entire Twilight series in just under a month, and by the time I reached the pivotal scene in which Bella and Edward finally get to make sweet, icy cold, passionate vampire love, I was pretty much ready to explode. And I wouldn’t even consider myself a true Twihard, so I can imagine the truly obsessed fans of the series — like this chick – are going to have some sort of simultaneous mass climax when that fateful honeymoon scenes hits the big screen in “Breaking Dawn: Part 1.” Here is a sneak peek to whet their/your appetite.