Monday, November 15, 2010

Chicago & Dallas Twilight Conventions

Britt (one of the admins) attended the Chicago and Dallas Twilight Conventions, here's her funny photo-ops from the events. Got any fan photos you want us to post, tweet them to us at Pink_Paws!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Eternal Twilight 4 by Leanne Golightly

A couple weeks back Eternal Twilight 4 happened in the UK. Julia Jones Fans asked for a reporter for the event to cover their fan experience with Julia Jones but she did us one better. Leanne Golightly, with the help of her friend Melanie Milburn wrote up her recount of the whole weekend. Enjoy!

Eternal Twilight 4

By Leanne Golightly

(Link to my blog... )

(Photos by Melanie Milburn/Leanne Golightly)

Here in the UK, we don’t have a lot in the way of Twilight conventions or opportunities to meet the stars. Massive Events organises such a convention and I was lucky enough to be at “Eternal Twilight 4: A New Dawn” over the weekend of 22-24 October, 2010, held at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, UK.

The line up had changed quite a lot in the months leading up to the event, but the final guests were announced as Julia Jones, Booboo Stewart, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Leah Gibson, and Kirsten Prout. (Leah Clearwater, Seth Clearwater, Sam Uley, Jared, Nettie, and Lucy respectively.) A lot of people had booked when Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen) had been on the bill, and many were disappointed by the lack of “vampires” attending. However, even though Alex Meraz (Paul) had dropped out, wolf pack fans were guaranteed to be happy.

During the opening ceremony, it was announced that Kirsten Prout had gotten another role at the last minute and she would no longer be able to attend. Imagine everyone’s delight when it was announced that she would be replaced by not one, but two alternative guests: Gil Birmingham (Billy Black) and Charlie Bewley (Demetri.) The replacements were very popular choices—especially with the Team Bewley fans sitting in the audience.

I was really excited to see Julia Jones in real life, as Leah Clearwater is my favourite character in the Twilight Saga. Leah can be portrayed as a two dimensional bitch at times, but in my own mind she is a complicated and intelligent woman, who acts the way she does because she cared too much and got hurt. Julia did an excellent job with her time on screen in Eclipse, portraying Leah exactly as I imagined her in my mind, and I look forward to seeing more of her in Breaking Dawn.

Charlie wasn’t there on the evening of the opening ceremony, but all six guests who were gave a short introduction as they appeared on stage. Julia commented that she had spent time in England before, as her aunt had married a Brit and she’d taken some of her childhood summer vacations here.

Friday evening’s themed party was “Edward and Bella’s Wedding,” complete with a table laid out for the wedding party and wedding cake. A mock up of the gazebo from the prom scene was set up over one of the entrances into the hall, which was very popular for photos, if a little too busy to have a quiet dance a la Edward and Bella.

Within moments of entering the hall, Bronson Pelletier walked right past me, and I saw that Booboo Stewart was surrounded by fans and handing out hugs. Chaske Spencer later had a go on the mechanical surfboard set up in the corner of the room, and did quite well...from what I remember... My memory might be failing me, but I was sure I saw him on the dance floor later, too.

The schedule for signings and photos started pretty early on Saturday and Sunday morning, which was unfortunate for those who had gotten a little worse for wear the previous night *ahem*

As you would expect at one of these events, there was a lot of waiting in lines involved, although it has to be said that queues for photos moved a lot quicker than the queues for signings—which often took twice as long as your schedule allowed.

There wasn’t as much merchandise on sale as I would have thought: lots of photos—framed, signed, and otherwise, fridge magnets etcetera, as well as True Blood merchandise. The most novel items I saw were the hand-painted personalised Twilight footwear. With the themed party for Saturday night being the “Volturi Ball,” it was disappointing to find that a Volturi “V” necklace could not be bought for love or for money at the event.

If possible, even more effort was put into transforming the room into the perfect setting for the “Volturi Ball,” including throne picture opportunities, gargoyles on the dance floor, and bloody cocktails. The DJ was a little jerky at times, but as a whole, the evenings were perfectly put together.

A number of non-Twilight authors were also present at the event: L. A. Weatherly (Angel,) Lauren Kate (Fallen and Torment,) and Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush Hush and Crescendo.) Books and related merchandise were on sale or were given away, and I can imagine it was very good for their publicity. It is worth noting that as part of these authors’ promotions, a half-clothed male hottie with a pair of black angel wings could be seen wandering around the Hilton—much to the delight of the female fans.

Prize draws and auctions for guest encounters were also available, but unfortunately these always took place at the same time as other guests’ panels and, as a result, I missed every panel on the first day. Still...IT WAS FREAKING WORTH IT!

Bronson Pelletier (Jared)

My first guest encounter was with Bronson Pelletier, who plays Jared. Having been mentally trained by the books to think of the wolf pack as muscle-bound giants, I was surprised to find that Bronson was actually shorter than myself (5’ 8” without heels, and I always wear heels.) It also struck me as how much younger he looks in real life.

In the encounter (with eleven other fans and one of the event staff,) Bronson seemed a little shy, and more than a little bemused by the two Italian girls present, who professed their love and told him how beautiful he was on more than one occasion.

When asked about how he got into acting, Bronson regaled a tale about a time when David Duchovny (of X-Files fame) had been filming near his hometown when he was much younger. He had gained access to the catering table, and stuffed three Oreo cookies into his mouth. When he saw David Duchovny and wanted to meet him, Bronson spat the half-chewed cookies into his hand but, to his dismay, David Duchovny started shaking hands with everyone he spoke to. When it was Bronson’s turn, he had to hold out his hand and explain why it was covered in half-chewed cookie, resulting in a bemused look from the actor he had come to see.

Bronson attended an actor’s workshop with Samuel L. Jackson, but was really overwhelmed at the meeting. He did, however, manage to ask Samuel to say one of his lines from Pulp Fiction, which I won’t repeat for language reasons.

Another question was whether he had ever used his status as a Twilight star to some advantage. Bronson said that despite having an ex-girlfriend who had a history of having “don’t you know who I am?” moments, he tries not to behave that way. With some encouragement from his handler, Bronson did say that he had faced a three-month prison sentence for a driving offence (naughty boy!) that would have interfered with his filming schedule for one of the Twilight films, but the judge was a fan of the saga and he got off with a lesser sentence.

Overall impressions were that he is just a young, normal guy, who just happens to have a part in the Twilight movies, and when you can coax a story out of him, he’s really funny.

Leah Gibson (Nettie)

When you think of Twilight stars, Leah Gibson probably wouldn’t be in the first twenty actors that sprung to mind. By the end of the weekend, however, she had gained a number of fans over the course due to her intelligent, witty, and all-round nice personality.

Leah got into acting while in high school, and spent a lot of time concentrating on music, dance and performing. She said that at any high school reunion she might attend, she would probably only recognise twenty-five percent of the people due to the focus had to give to performing during those years. Acting requires a lot of dedication, and Leah says that if that’s what you want to do, you really need to do it because it’s what you love rather than any other reason.

Musicals are Leah’s passion. If she could reprise any role, she would play “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret, as made famous by Liza Minnelli. Her dream leading man would be Mark Lutz, her boyfriend (the Groosalugg from Angel, the TV series, amongst other roles.)

When given a choice of Team Edward or Team Jacob, Leah says “Team Jacob,” but quickly follows that up by saying she’s really more “Team Jasper.”

When filming Eclipse, the Oscar nominated actress Catalina Sandino Moreno, who plays Maria, had recently given birth and was still very much lactating. The scene was digitally altered to look as if it was night, but the filming itself was done in the desert during the day. It was hot, David Slade was getting the actors to jump up and down to “keep the energy going,” and Catalina was leaking breast milk—which is quite the mental image. Catalina is a really great actress and Leah enjoyed working with her.

Leah will soon be seen in A Night for Dying Tigers, a Canadian film, where she plays a new wife of one of the brothers attending a family party for another brother’s last night before going to jail. Over the course of the night, a number of skeletons come out of the closet and Carly, Leah’s character, witnesses the family falling apart.

The personable actress says that people don’t realise how difficult her profession can be, especially when they see the glamour, pretty dresses and red carpets. What people don’t realise is that red carpets are actually terrifying events, especially afterward if you read negative comments about yourself, which can really hurt.

Overall impressions are that Leah Gibson is a talented actress, clever and genuine, and guaranteed to win any Twilight fan over. She is sure to be much more popular with those who attended Eternal Twilight 4.

Charlie Bewley (Demetri)

First things first: those eyes...that body...that voice...unh!

Sorry. *Cough*

Charlie is a very articulate and intelligent person, with a number of higher ideals and opinions about society as a whole. He has a love for trance music, and said that he can often be found going for a run, while listening to music, with the biggest smile on his face—even when running through slums and the seedier parts of town. For the sake of his career, he has recently moved from Vancouver, the Hollywood of the North, to Los Angeles.

Charlie competes in ironman events in an effort to raise money for Jocelyn Clarke, who was Dakota Fanning’s stunt double, and contracted a form of cancer, which he discussed in more detail during his guest talk with Leah Gibson. He also plans to do more to raise awareness of bullying after being shocked by the trend of videoing physical attacks for entertainment.

In the US/Canada, Charlie has a clothing line due to be launched, and some other undisclosed business projects which will be announced soon. His @alchemission twitter will be phased out and replaced with a new account @charliemmbewley as part of his future plans.

One of his upcoming film projects is Slightly Single in L.A., in which Charlie plays the part of Hayden, a jock who goes on a date with the main female character. He has since had to go back to redo some audio work for the part. For his role, Charlie used an American accent—something that he is still perfecting.

Charlie is unaware when Soldiers of Fortune, which he has filmed since Eclipse, will be released and hasn’t seen much with regard to how it has turned out. Acting-wise, Charlie is now concentrating on the upcoming filming for Breaking Dawn, and is using the opportunity to be selective over which projects he signs himself up for in the future.

After ET4, Charlie will be travelling to Hallowfest in Mexico, and has many other Twilight conventions lined up.

Julia Jones (Leah Clearwater)

Meeting Julia was one of the things I was most looking forward to at ET4, and imagine how delighted I was when I got the chance to have a guest encounter with her.

While I was in the encounter with Bronson, I had unfortunately missed Julia’s panel with Booboo, where she had answered the question I had posed on rumours that her hair would be cut very short for Breaking Dawn. Having her hair chopped for Eclipse had been an emotional experience, and for the forthcoming filming she is being allowed to have more input with that aspect of her character’s appearance.

Like many members of the cast, Julia does work for a number of charities, including the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Los Angeles Mission.

When asked where she sees herself in five years time, Julia says that is a difficult question to answer. Her mother has always leaned towards her career, while her grandmother was very focused on family, so Julia feels pulled in two very different directions, and isn’t sure which path her life might take right now.

A comment made by Booboo during an earlier panel, where he discussed a moment where a fan had asked to make out with him during a photo session, came up. Leah said that kind of approach was unlikely to result in meeting the person who she would later choose to spend her life with.

What really illustrated the power of Twilight to Julia was when, after landing the part of Leah, her mother felt as though she should read the books. Julia’s mother is a very serious and career-orientated woman, and had gone away to complete some work uninterrupted. When she spoke to her mother again, she admitted that she hadn’t started the work because she had been unable to put the Twilight books down. That showed Julia exactly how addictive the stories were.

The subject of Jonah Hex was brought up—a film released earlier in the year, in which Julia was almost completely edited out. Julia said that the film had a lot of potential, with an illustrious cast including Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, and Megan Fox. Julia says that the actors involved gave stellar performances, but the film was changed beyond recognition due to creative differences between those involved in the post-production. The result was that the movie did not fully live up to its early potential. Still, she is glad to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from such excellent actors.

Julia was asked how she gets into character to play Leah, and she says that spending time around the boys who play the wolf pack and watching their horseplay gradually irritates her more and more. Before she knows it, she’s snarling and in the right frame of mind.

There is a very supportive relationship between the cast. Bronson is very much the set clown, and very entertaining. Chaske is the guy who she rings up when she has a problem and wants someone to talk to. One day, Alex Meraz had gotten stranded up a tree (!) after he had been mobbed by fans when his wife hadn’t shown up to pick him up. He called Julia to find out if she could get there quicker than his wife, but unfortunately she was too far away. Alex asked her if she could stay on the phone while he waited for his wife, just to keep him company.

Julia is glad to see that more women have been cast for Breaking Dawn, so she will have more female company on set.

Overall, Julia looks very different in real life to the character she played in Eclipse, but certainly has the feisty attitude, and is a confident, beautiful, and intelligent young woman.

Guest Talks

I missed quite a few of the guest talks due to my taking the opportunity to meet some of the actors in the smaller gatherings, but I did manage to sit in the audience for three panels.


Highlights of this talk had to be Chaske’s adorable laugh, (it has to be said, the guy is adorable from head to toe,) and the banter between the three on stage when asked to compare each actor to their on screen characters. Julia said that Chaske is a kind of father figure to those who play the pack members, and Chaske said that Gil has a similar role in that he is the person he would turn to for advice. Gil said that Leah is hot, and Julia is similar to Leah in that she’s hot—resulting in hysterics from Julia and Chaske. Chaske feels like he always ends up playing Gil’s son in films that they do together, and just for once he’d like to play the father.

Charlie/Leah Gibson:

Leah Gibson did a good job of holding her own during her time on stage with the irrepressible Charlie Bewley. Charlie stated that his set superstition was checking how he measured up in the bathroom, and that he compared well; Leah Gibson responded by saying that Charlie compared well in his own mind. When asked if they had ever stolen anything from the Twilight set, Leah said that she didn’t steal; Charlie said that he’d once tried to take a cravat but it was almost impossible to take anything . He did say, however, that he had once stolen Ashley Greene and taken her back to his room—much to the amusement of the audience. Someone shouted that he had best not tell Joe Jonas, to which he responded by saying that he wasn’t scared of that Disney boy and he could take all three Jonas brothers on.

All Guests:

Just before the closing ceremony, we were treated to all seven guests on stage at the same time. My favourite question being when the actors were asked whether they had a party trick. Booboo listed a number of hidden talents, and Julia, who answered next, said that she’d just bring Booboo along with her. Leah Gibson demonstrated a yoga pose which involved standing on one leg, and curling her other leg up behind her so it met her arms above her head; Charlie Bewley then jumped up and popped his head through the gap.

All in all, the entire weekend was a dream come true, and I have already put my name down for Eternal Twilight 5 in February. So far, the confirmed guests are Daniel Cudmore (Felix,) Alex Meraz (Paul,) Michael Welch (Mike Newton,) and Jodelle Ferland (Bree Tanner,) but due to the changes in line up for the last convention, I won’t say that they will all definitely attend until the day arrives.

If you are in the vicinity of the UK at that time, I highly recommend coming along.

Leanne also made a YouTube video compiling all of her pictures from the weekend event.

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Tinsel Korey Photoshoot

Here are photos of a shoot Tinsel Korey recently did. They will be in the Sexy Toro Magazine.
More photos and a video can be found by visiting xoxoTKO
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Julia Jones at Chicago Comic Con

Brittany with Julia Jones Fans recently attended the Chicago Comic Con where Julia Jones was a special guest. To read her account of it, click here

SOURCE: Julia Jones Fans

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Julia Jones, Alex Meraz, and Tinsel Korey Represent at TAO Nightclub

Julia Jones, Alex Meraz and Tinsel Korey were guests at TAO Beach and Nightclub July 23 and 24th this past weekend. Photos below. SOURCE: WENN, TAO, Alex Meraz Twitter via WolfPackSpain and Julia Jones Fans.

For more pictures you can see them here

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Interview with a Vampire....and a Werewolf

By Brittany Hackett

SLmag sat down with The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's Julia Jones (Leah Clearwater, the only female werewolf) and Charlie Bewley (Demetri, member of the Volturi).

Not a Twi-hard but a determined intern, I decided to do some research. Ya know, appear knowledgeable, searched the Web for info on their home town, birthdays, hobbies and anything else I could find. I also listened to previous interviews with the actors to get a feel for their personalities.

I was totally prepared, but it finally hit me at the Grand America Hotel (where I met the actors) on Saturday, “This is my first real interview. Me, the intern. It has to be good.” Waiting in the lobby, I wondered what it would be like to meet an actor from such a high profile film. I met the Osmonds, once. I even got an autographed picture of Melissa Joan Hart and glimpsed various Disney Channel actors, filming Going to the Mat at Northridge High School. But I never really sat an had a one-on-one with any of them. I had 20 minutes with the actors and nearly two pages of questions to guide me.

Bewley, Jones and I exchanged introductions. Then Bewley commented on my hair and noted it was the same color as Victoria's. He wondered if I dyed it to look like her, but I told him I just liked the color. Apparently, fans are always trying to look like the characters, and he just wanted to check.

He is a chill guy and Jones is really nice. I decided to begin the interview with her.

SLM: "Let's start with Julia. How do you think your fans will respond to your depiction of Leah Clearwater?"

JJ: “I don't know”, she sighs and gives a nervous laugh. “I really, really don't know. I realized when I watched the film for the first time, a couple weeks ago, that that's gonna happen, that there's gonna be some kinda reaction, that there's gonna be feedback. There's such a big deal made about being cast and about filming and then there's all these phases you go through, and then, actually the most important thing, in some way the only thing that matters is how your character is received."

She told me how nauseous she was after first seeing it. She put off thinking about how the audience would react. “Now I've recently been like oh my God it's gonna come out, that day is coming. I really hope it jives with the fans and other's ideas of the character. Everything I tried to do was from this book, and it was my interpretation”

SLM: "Is it hard to depict a character from a well-read book?"

JJ: “Process wise, it's just different. It's really about doing an interpretation of source material versus creating and imagining. It is harder in a lot of ways, because there is kind of a right and a wrong. Or there's a more right. The material is there, and you're trying to get as close to, as true to, this character that's so believable and so dimensional as you possibly can, and you're not gonna get there 100 percent.”

CB: “The difficult thing is that the books are like 15,000 times bigger than the script. And you have character developments in the book that just do not exist in the script. So, you can have the character based on what is outlined in the books, and then you're given the script to actually portray that character. You can do your best, but it's like film is so restricting in a many ways. You have marks to hit. It's very hard to play that character so organically with what you have in your head given when you're given the script, which is like four lines and then some tricky camera angles.”

He adjusted in his seat and leaned in closer.

JJ: “One of the most daunting parts about it for me was I had never worked on a set the size of the Twilight sets.” Julia related to Charlie. “The crew is huge, the cast is huge and there are all these added elements like paparazzi and fans, and all of a sudden, whatever experience I had before as an actor on the set went out the window. You have to figure out how to do your job in-spite of all these different variables that are brand new. Coming in, my character was new and every actor I interacted with had been playing their character for at least one other film, and I was trying to keep up. Yeah, I was on my toes quite a bit.”

CB: “But you did a really good job! Really you did.”

JJ: “Thanks Charlie,” she laughs.

CB: “I mean she's smokin' hot in the movie. A great character. She plays her (Leah) with real edge, really moody.”

JJ: “I went for it,” Julia says with unsure laughter. “The thing that lets you a little off the hook when you think about the daunting part of it is that you know that the people that are behind this—Summit, the studio, Stephenie Meyer, the directors. It's such a well oiled machine. They're so smart, they know what they're doing and you trust them. So, really it's just the belief that they believed in you or they picked you to do it. That calmed me much more than anything in my power… Just, you know, I have faith in it.”

SLM: "Are there any scenes you're particularly proud of or that you want the audience to watch for?"

CB: “Well from a Volturi point of view, this is a very cameo role for us. I don't want to beef it up any bigger than it is. We just have this fleeting presence. We're just there to check on how things are going.

CB to JJ. “Did you fight in the fight scene?”

JJ: “It's CGI.”

CB: Getting back to the interview, “Volturi are very cool wherever they go. We have these outfits, and we try to fly a little, but the stunt didn't come off so we only used a little slip of it. I'm just looking forward to Breaking Dawn, really. This is a great movie, but from my characters point of view, Breaking Dawn is where my character in particular, could have a very prominent role in it—very, very prominent role.

If they ask me, I'll be all ears and just sit down and tell them 'this is what my character would do this is how he'd do it. This is how he would fly, because he will fly, and this is how he's gonna track and this is the way he looks when he does it opposed to them going, 'Hey Charlie, uh Stephenie thinks this, this and this.' I'll listen to it, but I know this guy so intently now. I know him better than Stephenie knows him.”

JJ: "Yeah, but that's the thing that's different about playing a character that's in a book, too. Normally, when you approach a character it's yours; you own it, and nobody know it as well as you do. It's your creation, and in this case, I remember it hitting me early on I'm playing a character that belongs to the fans and the audience as much or more as she belongs to me.”

CB: shakes his head.

JJ: “You don't think so?”

CB: “No, you take it off them. That's the thing. You take it off them. That's the interesting thing. With Rob, there was that identity thing. He looks so much like his character that there was no separation. They didn't see them as two separate people, they saw them as one person and gradually, gradually, gradually you become Demetri, you become Leah, you become that person and whatever you do is gospel, really.”

JJ: “Cause the reality is that I definitely know her better than any individual fan. I mean, I don't think anyone on the planet has spent more time studying Leah Clearwater…”

CB: Interupts, “Than it's yours.” He smiles.

JJ: laughs and continues, “…than me maybe besides Stephenie Meyer. But my voice is so small compared to the millions of people who are constantly voicing their opinions, their feelings and their passion for the characters.”

SLM: Do you think you'll be influenced by what fans think?

JJ: “Maybe. I don't know how to incorporate that into my process as an, I doubt that.” She thinks for a moment. “Maybe, subconsciously.”

CB: “Yeah, you're your harshest critic really. Whatever you do on that screen is not going to be as magnified by them as much it is by yourself. So, if there is any criticism to come out of anything, it'd be coming out of your own head directed right at yourself. And further more, if you weren't accurately playing the character I don't think you'd make the cut. I just don't think it works.”

JJ to CB: “But they can't cut you out. That's the thing, like for better or for worse, it's not like you're like 'oh, they didn't cut me out, so I did an okay job.' It's like under no circumstances can they cut anything.”

CB: “I just know the director would not have let it slip through, and plus Stephenie Meyer sits there…”

JJ: interrupts, “You're right, I completely agree with that.”

CB: continues, “… sits there in Studio City every day. I can imagine her just coming out one day and going, 'Look pal, you're going in the wrong direction on this one; I just gotta tell you that.' But we were cast, and she had a hand in casting us all and she's, I'm pretty sure right now, just relinquished all control to the story that she set out and the characters that she assembled within that are now us. We are the characters. They are not these things in her head, and that's the same with the fans, like I was talking about, they had an idea of what they were, but unfortunately, you can't have everything you want.”

SLM: "So what do you think about the whole imprinting thing? It heavily defines Leah."

(For those who don't know, imprinting is where the werewolves in Twilight find their soul mate. That person is their one and only and they don't get have a choice. Sometimes it can get creepy, like when a werewolf imprints on a young child. They basically wait around until the kid is old enough to marry. Weird stuff huh?)

JJ: “Totally. It's funny. I think it's like the best thing and the worst thing. I mean, for what it is if you're on the right side of imprinting— it's what could be better. There is absolutely no question that the person that you're with is the person you're supposed to be with...period. At the same time, if you're on the wrong side of imprinting, like Leah is, it is literally unfathomable and you combine that with the wolf packs' ability to mind read. I mean the love of her life imprinted on her cousin, and she has to hear his thoughts of pity towards her and his thoughts of love towards her cousin and the rest of the wolf packs' thoughts of just anger and madness at her, because she's so mad and they have to listen to her thoughts. It's just so bad.” She pauses then excitedly says, “I would like to imprint. I would like to be the imprinter.”

CB: “Don't you imprint?”

JJ: “I don't get to imprint. It's so depressing; it's like the most heartbreaking part about poor Leah. She's like one of the only wolves that doesn't imprint as far as the books go, and she's like totally on her own.”

CB: “Who would you imprint? I read some fan fiction right that you imprinted Demetri, like seriously, I don't know how it works. Just check it out! Leah imprinted Demetri. Yes!” He claps his hands together in triumph, “And there's a youtube about it. It's Demetri and Leah dead serious.”

SLM: "Did you make this up? I'm sure you wrote it."

CB: “I'm serious. Dead serious.” He pulls out his iPOD.

JJ: “I've just been doing press with the wolves. I'm very gullible, and they are jokesters and pranksters, and every day every for five minutes there is some story or some crazy thing that I completely believe and low and behold it's,” she laughs, “totally not true. So maybe Charlies' not…”

We both look at Charlie, he turns the iPOD to show us.

CB: “Leah and Demetri bring me to life I told you look.”

We all laugh and he apologized for taking the interview off track. I didn't mind, I thought it was pretty funny. I like random.

SLM: "Please describe some similarities and differences between you and your character."

CB: “Very fine, actually. I'm very much like my character. He allows me to be everything I want to be really. If I was kind of in that capacity, if I was head guard of something huge, that's how I'd...I'd be the nice guy. I would be the smiling guy, I wouldn't be like the tough guy and especially if I knew I had power behind me, I'd be very arrogant about it as well like Demetri is.”

JJ: “ I think always, or most of the time, with acting there's an element of it where it's you in the circumstances or the character. I mean, it's all kind of coming from you and what you're made of, and it's sort of like alchemy in a way. The biggest difference and one of the hardest things for me to latch on to with Leah was the anger 'cause I don't really express anger the same, so outwardly, so clearly. And I wasn't comfortable with it, and I had to really push myself to find anger and to express anger, and that was something that I feel like David Slade [the director] really helped me do."

CB: “How did David make you angry? “

JJ: “He'd didn't make me angry.”

CB: “Call you names?”

JJ: “No, he doesn't do that.”

CB: “Tell you you're fired? Ah, just joking. You're fired! Ah, I'm joking.”

JJ: “That's not David.”

CB: “No it's not David. David's the guy that tells you the most disgusting joke you've ever heard in your life after two minutes of meeting you, that's David.”

JJ: “David's awesome. I'm really sad I didn't see him either; I didn't see so many people at the premier because it was just so massive.

CB: “I'm so glad that my instincts on David were true in that he's really taken a strip of Hollywood off this franchise. I just feel that New Moon was quite theatrical kind of like very sort of showy. If you see some of the performances, like Rob's performance, is strangely self deprecating. Kristen's is quieter and less desperate. But at the same time she, has this depth to her, and Taylor's Taylor.” He chuckles.

JJ: “Taylor's so great in this.”

CB: “And the whole thing has this very sort of tight aspect to it. It's not like that's a CGI wolf like it was in the last one. It was flawless. I thought the whole film was flawlessly put together given the fact that you have to follow this book at the same time. He really did make it entertaining for me, who wouldn't generally watch a film of that genre.”

SLM: "Well I'm excited to see it."

CB: “It's going to be amazing.”

I asked Charlie, avid snowboarder/skier/extremes sports extraordinaire, to visit us Utahans on the slopes. He said definitely, so be on the lookout for a tall, good looking Brit this winter.

I took a picture with them, and we said our goodbyes. I walked out of the interview impressed with how nice, fun and personable they both were. And Charlie, he was such a character, which really made the interview.

I want to watch it now to cheer them on and see if the film is truly flawless. I'm not big on CGI or even Twilight as a series thus far, so we shall see. Join me and check out The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opening June 30th .

Thank you Julia and Charlie for being down-to-earth and giving me a great interview!

SOURCE: Salt Lake (the Magazine for Utah) via LovingCharlieB Article Link

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Eclipse Premiere

Click HERE to watch Tent City video of Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Julia Jones, and Jackson Rathbone. SOURCE: OTRC (On the Red Carpet) via Julia Jones Fans

Click HERE to watch interviews on the Black Carpet of Taylor Lautner, Boo Boo Stewart, and Julia Jones. SOURCE via Julia Jones Fans

Click HERE to watch interviews of Kiowa Gordon, Bronson Pelletier, Taylor Lautner, Gil Birmingham and other Twilight cast members SOURCE: FOX All Access via Black Pack

Go to Black Pack's livejournal to watch other videos of the cast.

For images of the premiere you can go here.

How the 'Eclipse' Wolf Pack Got Their Animal Instincts

Twilight actors Julia Jones, Alex Meraz and Chaske Spencer dish to to iVillage about prepping to play their wild parts.

The first things you might notice about the Twilight wolf pack are their toned bodies and rock-hard abs. But Julia Jones -- who plays the only female wolf-pack member in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse -- explains that there's much more to being a werewolf.

"This is going to sound really weird, but I watched a lot of footageof wolves," the 29-year-old actress tells iVillage about getting into character for her role. Her biggest inspiration was watching the documentary 'A Man Among Wolves' about Shaun Ellis, a British animal researcher who became a part of a real-life wolf pack.

"He had to eat the heart of the animals they killed because that's how the pack knew he was dominant...Anyway,that's what I did (to prepare)."

"Wow, I was just doing pushups!" jokes Alex Meraz, 25, who plays pack member Paul.

Watch our exclusive video interview to hear how Jones, Meraz and fellow wolf Chaske Spencer(Sam Uley) felt about working with other actors with Native American ancestry and why their fans made it difficult to "travel in a pack" offset.

Would you rather be part of the Quileute wolf pack or the Cullen vampire clan? Chime in below!

SOURCE: iVillage, watch the video here

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