There are several items of Twilight cast news to share today, so to keep it short and sweet, here’s a wrap-up of the latest!
For starters, Anna Kendrick (“Jessica Stanley”) has been a busy bee, promoting the release of 50/50 (the film hits theaters tomorrow), and the latest for her is an “Unscripted” session with her co-stars for the film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. Check that out here. She talks a bit about getting help from an actual therapist for her part in the film, which I found to be incredibly interesting. Also of note is a quote she offered up to Movie Fanatic about The Twilight Saga‘s use of four different directors throughout the process. Here’s what she had to say about that:
It was a little nerve-wracking. These people didn’t choose you. You have no idea if they think you’re a decent actor or you do a good job. It was lucky that it felt to me that everyone that came in felt like they just wanted us to keep doing what we were doing because they liked what we did on the last one. Nice and easy for me.
For Anna Kendrick, and many of the other Twilight Saga castmates, she was chosen by Catherine Hardwicke and her team the first go-round, so she was sort of grandfathered into her role again and again. With each new director, the original cast grew a bit more (with the exception of Eclipse and the Rachelle Lefevre/Bryce Dallas Howard change-up), so for Breaking Dawn, with Bill Condon, a cast of two dozen was already in place for the film before he ever approached the post. Presumably, he did so while content with the pre-selections, but who knows. I guess that would be a bit daunting for the actors who weren’t sure if they were what the director would’ve wanted, given more choices than Condon was. Interesting to hear her say that.
Moving on . . .
Next, the first clip of Ashley Greene (“Alice Cullen”) in her film Butter, which she recently promoted at TIFF, has been unveiled. You can watch it here. Jennifer Garner is hilarious and ironic in this scene, and Ashley Greene and Modern Family star Ty Burrell are watching Garner give her speech from the bleachers.
Meanwhile, Guri Weinberg (“Stefan” – Romanian Coven), who shared the details of his GFYS Breaking Dawn set game a while back, issued a new blog post in which he talked about turning that little back-and-forth into something charitable. The full details are here on his blog. He’s set up GFYS4Charity, a store with tons of GFYS designed shirts, etc. up for grabs. This year, proceeds will go towards Children of the Night, a charity which Weinberg and his wife support, and then in the spring, a local animal shelter will be aided by the effort until later, when Weinberg will use the aid of Twilight fans to choose a third beneficiary group. Great of him to put this into motion, right? Also, the designs are pretty elaborate and impressive! I want one!
Lastly, there are two in-progress films at the moment which are both bringing back together two Twilight Saga castmates (we’ve seen this before with Anonymous and Jamie Campbell Bower/Xavier Samuel, 50/50 with Bryce Dallas Howard/AnnaKendrick, The Haunting Hour with Booboo Stewart/Jodelle Ferland, and Shouting Secrets with Gil Birmingham/Chaske Spencer). They are: Hatfields & McCoys with Patrick Brennan (“Liam” – Irish Coven) and Noel Fisher (“Vladimir” – Romanian Coven) and Fishing Naked with Tinsel Korey (“Emily Young”) and Bronson Pelletier (“Jared”).
Fisher shared details on Hatfields & McCoys on his Twitter page, saying it is a miniseries, featuring Brennan as his father, “about these two famous feuding families in Kentucky and West Virginia.” It’s a remake of the 1970’s series The Hatfields And The McCoys, and stars Kevin Costner. Interestingly enough, Fisher has shared that production for the series is taking place in Romania (where his Breaking Dawn character hails from) and that he is staying somewhere nearby Dracula’s Castle. And it all comes full circle . . .
Meanwhile, Korey and Pelletier have been working on Fishing Naked for quite some time now, finishing up this week actually, and a first-look at the film has been offered up by Tinsel Korey Online. Check out the photos here. Looks like a sweet little movie.
Thanks: Team Twilight (2), Twilight Poison
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