We knew 2011 was likely to be a large year on earth of “Twilight” news. The fanbase seemed to keep growing from the hour, as did the excitement surrounding the release of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1.” The production of your new “Twilight” film also meant that we’d be seeing most of the blockbuster franchise’s superstars as they promoted the film and, boy, was MTV News lucky with simply how much time we wound up spending with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and all of those other gang this year. As a result, this week’s “Twilight Tuesday” is specialized in the best and brightest of those interviews with this favorite stars.
Our very first encounter having a “Twilight” star was our chat with Pattinson in the Golden Globes, during which he provided us with a giggly reaction to the very first “Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ still of Bella and Edward in bed, in addition to his positive reviews of Stewart playing a vampire. “It’s like she wanted to do it the entire time,” he told us. “It’s really funny, it’s like a completely different environment on set when she’s a vampire and when she’s not. I think she’s going to do it really well.”
There were also a lot of teases about the film’s most extremely anticipated scenes, such as the wedding of Edward and Bella as well as the honeymoon sex scene. Of seeing Stewart in the bridal dress throughout the filming of these characters’ nuptials, Pattinson said, “She looked amazing. I really didn’t do much than just stand there.”
Stewart later said from the experience: “It was very, very emotional for me.”
Pattinson added, “You kind of realize what the groom’s position in a wedding is, which, in reality, is basically a prop. You stand there in a suit, and then everyone is looking at the girl.”
One scene where everyone was most definitely not merely studying the girl will be the initial sex scene between Edward and Bella on their wedding night. “I think we had some really interesting ideas about [the love scene],” Pattinson said when we swept up with him in the “Water for Elephants” press junket. “It’s kind of interesting, as well, having to do it in the context of PG-13. It makes it more interesting.”
Talking to all the hype about the huge moment, Pattinson said that Although there is lots of pressure to provide some key fireworks within the scene, he was confident he’d provide a convincing performance. “That’s the one time I have felt like the coolest person,” Pattinson admitted with a laugh. “I was like, ‘This is easy!’ I can fulfill people’s sexual fantasy expectations without even thinking, piece of cake. That isn’t acting,” he joked. “The only thing [that was difficult] is the vanity aspect,” Pattinson continued. “Taylor [Lautner] just ruined the whole series for me. As soon as he buffed up, I’m like, ‘Well, I’m throwing in the towel’ on ‘New Moon.’ ”
Speaking of Lautner and his chiseled abs, the heartthrob told us that he had to actively campaign to director Bill Condon and the powers that be to limit his quantity of shirtlessness within the film, a lot to the disappointment of his devoted fan following.
“I got it down to one time, one time in the movie, and it literally lasts for two seconds,” Lautner stated proudly of his single shirtless shot. “There was some negotiating for sure. There was more [shirtless scenes] when I read the original script, trust me,” he said. “And I got it down to a very, very small amount, which I was so happy with.”
Other interview highlights included the unexpected, off-the-cuff, informal moments wherein our favorite stars played ball with a few in our more-outlandish requests and questions. Just to illustrate: Once we asked Jackson Rathbone to assist read off a few of the 2011 MTV Movie Awards nominees in song, which he did in good spirits and with aplomb. Then there is the “Breaking Dawn” version with the always-entertaining “Yes/No Show” with Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner.
And those are simply a little assortment of our favorites from 2011 alone. Only time will tell what 2012 will bring once we gear up for that “epic” conclusion towards the franchise, “Breaking Dawn – Part 2.” It is going without stating that we can’t wait.