We’d already heard that the eagerly anticipated finale to the long-running Twilight saga was taking some liberties from the books, and now series star Kristen Stewart has chimed in on the matter. According to her, things are about to get "really weird."
Stewart chatted with MTV about Breaking Dawn Part 2, and said she is really pleased with the final cut of the film. But, it may not be what fans are expecting:
"It’s so good. It’s good, it’s really weird. I think everyone expects that but I’m really proud of [director] Bill [Condon] and I’m really happy with how it closes [the franchise]. It’s a lot to take…
I hope not everyone knows exactly how that [the ending] goes down. I think maybe they do, but even if you do know what happens, the end throws you for a loop, even if you’re expecting it."
Though it’s not uncommon for endings to be changed to better fit different mediums, this definitely has our curiosity piqued to see exactly how they may have tweaked Stephenie Meyer’s original take on the final few moments.
We won’t discuss the book’s ending here to avoid potential spoilers, but if you’ve read the books, do you think the ending should have been changed? How so?
UPDATE: According to People.com, Stewart’s reps said: “There are a number of fabricated stories circulating. The fact is that she has not met on this film nor has she been approached for this film.” Our original story remains below.
Now that Zack Snyder has cast his Clark Kent, our attention has turned to the second lead in Metropolis, Lois Lane. The rumor mill is stirring over which actress will play the intrepid reporter in Snyder’s Superman reboot and seemingly every young woman in Hollywood has been floated as a possibility. One name on the list that raised a few eyebrows, however, was Kristen Stewart. Apparently not only does the Twilight star agree, she thinks one franchise is more than enough and has reportedly taken herself out of the running. Read the juicy details after the break.
According to the New York Daily News, Stewart met with Snyder and his producer/wife Deborah to discuss the role. Snyder didn’t formally offer the role to her, but had “definite interest.” Stewart, however “ultimately passed” indicating she was “caught off guard” by the success of Twilight and wanted to concentrate on “smaller, independent films.”
The best part is that the News reports Snyder felt “slighted” by the actress and that she “wasted his time.”
When contacting Stewart’s publicist, all they would say was that she “did not read for the role” which could easily mean she took a meeting. Snyder’s people didn’t comment.
Whether or not any of this actually happened is pretty insignificant. The fact of the matter is, Stewart will not be Lois Lane. Almost all the other actresses that have been rumored – Rachel McAdams, Mila Kunis, Jessica Biel, Dianna Agron, Malin Akerman, Olivia Wilde, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and either Kristen Bell or Lake Bell – are definitely solid choices. If I had to rank them in my mind, it would be McAdams, Agron, Winstead, Wilde, Kunis, Bell (either), Akerman. But that’s just me.
Do you think Stewart could have pulled the role off? And how do you rank the actresses who are rumored to be up for this, obviously, coveted role?
Those official “New Moon” stills I put up on the blog at the end of the day yesterday have turned out to be little more than a tease. Some intrepid fan worked his or her way onto the set of “New Moon” with a camera in tow. The result? 65+ full-size images. Quite a bit more than the handful of officially released stills.
There’s a big crowd of folks in red, Kristen Stewart running through a fountain and a shirtless RPattz. The image gallery is up at ShockTillYouDrop.com. Since I have no idea what I’m seeing here, I’d appreciate some enlightenment from you hardcore “Twilight”-ers in the audience. Check out the gallery and then hit me back here in the comments.
As legions of “Twilight” fans no doubt already know, the vampire Edward Cullen leaves behind his town—and his true love, Bella—at the beginning of “New Moon.” That’s some heavy stuff, so it’s no surprise that the actress who plays Bella views the second book as considerably more harsh than the first one.
“It’s a struggle,” Kristen Stewart told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s almost lower-key, almost depressing. It’s more tragic this time around. It’s not as sunshine and roses.”
That’s not to say the original movie was some G-rated, feel-good popcorn flick. After all, Edward and Bella had to fight off blood-thirsty vampires throughout the film, and Ms. Swan eventually wound up in the hospital after a nasty bite.
But a vampire noshing on your flesh is nothing compared to being left behind by your true love. “[Bella] loses him, which is certainly a crazy concept for me to accept because that’s the basis for the entire first movie,” Stewart said.
Losing Edward means Bella dives into the troubling world of werewolves with her friend Jacob Black. But that adversity seems to be an opportunity for the teenage character to mature. “She grows up quite a bit,” the 18-year-old actress said. “She’s forced to, and she’s got strength and inner determination. A lot of people in her situation would be like, ‘OK, done.’”
While Bella is beset by challenges throughout “New Moon,” Stewart believes that with “Twilight” under her belt, making the second movie will be, if not easier, than certainly a fresh experience. “The beginning is different,” she said. “Preproduction is different. I’m not trying to make something. It’s already there, just going back into it. Different. It’s just a continuation.”
The continuation, of course, has already began. Filming is underway in Vancouver and the cast grows almost every day. The latest additions are Canadian model Noot Seear (who will play Heidi) and British actor Jamie Campbell-Bower (who will play Caius).
“It’s a different movie,” says Stewart, “but a lot happens.”
Which of the first two books did you prefer? Does darker “Twilight” material mean a better movie—or just different?
Last month, “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart made big news with the announcement that she’d soon be portraying another headstrong, no-nonsense tough girl with a disarming beauty and a wicked attitude: the one and only Joan Jett.
“I’m, like, vibrating,” grinned Stewart when we asked about “The Runaways,” a 1970’s-era flick about the influential all-girl rock band fronted by Jett and Lita Ford. “I’m just so excited about that movie.”
“I’m really, exceedingly, more excited than normal,” she laughed.
Directed by Floria Sigismondi, the flick will tell the story of the teenage band who were brought together and thrown into leather and lace, performing such sneer-filled songs as “Cherry Bomb.” Although they barely lasted four years and only put out a handful of albums, the band was able to overcome their sleazy “jailbait” gimmick to become an influential punk band that would eventually help birth such successors as The Breeders, L7 and The Donnas.
Joan Jett herself has signed on to be the film’s executive producer, and Stewart revealed to us that not only is she currently hard at work picking up old guitar riffs, but she’s also been spending quality time with the durable rock goddess herself.
“Yeah, I spent New Year’s with her,” Kristen said of her new buddy Joan Jett. “I spent, like hours, just talking to her.”
“The Runaways” hopes to begin filming near the end of 2009, and will follow the all-girl band from their mid-70’s formation to their late-70’s collapse. After their music – typically songs about sex, booze and life on the streets – died down, Jett (born Joan Larkin) went on to become one of the most popular female rockers of the early Eighties. Backed by the Blackhearts, her attitude-filled hits “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Crimson and Clover” and “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)” took her to the top of the charts and launched Jett on a successful career that still has her recording albums and touring extensively while she proudly maintains her punk attitude at age 48.
“It’s been great,” KStew said of her recent tutelage by Joan Jett.
Does Kristen Stewart have what it takes to play Joan Jett? What other “Twilight” stars would you like to see portraying famous musicians?