Wednesday, May 27, 2009
'Edward' was spotted yesterday in Montepulciano, Italy. Rob's been decked out in vampire make-up (incl plucked eyebrows), showing off a paler chest. I do notice that either the make-up is covering Rob's arm hair or he got rid of it (but I think it was the make-up). Quite the different look from all the tanned pix from Cannes last week.
"New Moon" has resumed shooting this week for a couple of days, then Rob, Taylor & KStew will be heading off to the MTV Movie Awards this weekend to preview a teaser from the movie and win all 6 awards "Twilight" is nominated for.
Monday, May 25, 2009
They’ve been hard at work filming “New Moon” for months now, and yesterday (May 24) Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were spotted out in Italy taking some time off the movie set.
The “Twilight” hotties looked to be enjoying their down time with a swanky dinner out at a restaurant near Montepulciano along with a few crew members.
Mostly filmed in Vancouver, Canada, “New Moon” also has a short shooting schedule in Italy before post production on the film can begin. It is scheduled to hit theaters November 20th.
In related news, Mr. Pattinson was spotted all over the South of France last week enjoying the scene at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Heartthrob Robert Pattinson, who has become a superstar thanks to the ‘Twilight’ saga, is in Cannes, and the least we can say is that he has fans absolutely everywhere, especially a few thousand on the Croisette (name that French give to Cannes), where every time he appears, he causes a riot.
Technikart magazine met the British star, who can’t get over the enthusiastic welcome which was given on the Croisette. Extracts.
“I was having lunch on the Carlton’s beach when 700 people crowded together at the entrance to the restaurant of the beach. It was funny, in a way… I was carried by three bodyguards to a car parked in front of the restaurant. They were literally carrying me; I wasn’t touching the ground anymore! It was really, really weird!”
“Everything has become more intense for six months, since ‘Twilight’ was released. It’s hard to handle what’s happening to me. I don’t have the necessary hindsight, even if only to find a way out to this situation. But this celebrity thing, you can’t fight it, it’s useless, you can’t avoid it. When it’s not something you desired during your whole life, or something you don’t aspire to, you’re free not to care about it. I didn’t sign for Disney. There’s not a stipulation which forces me to smile to the paparazzi.”
“Here, for the moment, it’s okay. I’d like to do things. But I don’t. I don’t like to be photographed. But I like the hotel… it’s the Hôtel du Cap. It’s like a job, I have business lunches. I leave restaurants in speedboat, like James Bond, it’s cool. I’m going to find time to see Tarantino’s movie. But I feel that being on the red carpet is going to ruin this pleasure too. I hate this in advance.”
Already bored Rob? Anyway, the fourth part of ‘Twilight’ (i.e. ‘Breaking Dawn’) is signed… You’re not done with celebrity!
Original interview in French to Technikart Magazine here
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
How much is a kiss with Rob Pattinson worth?
The vampy leading man was auctioned off today in Cannes for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 Cocktail Party. The bidding got so high that Pattinson was split between two bidders ( a mother & daughter), who each paid $20,000 for the chance to meet, greet and win a kiss on the cheek from the 'Twilight' idol.
Other items that were auctioned off included a saxophone donated by Bill Clinton, and a vacation with newly engaged pair Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart.
Proceeds from the auction support amfAR's work which includes AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education and sound AIDS-related public policy. To find out how you can support amfAR, visit http://www.amfar.org/.
On Thursday, July 23, Summit Entertainment will hold a panel for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. Come see our stars and exclusive new footage for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON — there may be even be a surprise or two in store! Tickets to Comic-con are selling out fast, so we recommend you get your Thursday tickets soon so you can have access to our panel. Unfortunately, the 4-day passes are already sold out, but the Thursday single-day passes are available, albeit in a limited quantity. Tickets can be purchased on the official Comic-Con website (http://www.comic-con.org/).”
Robert Pattinson has lined up another film role. This time around the "Twilight" star will tackle the film adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's short story "Bel Ami," reports Variety
Pattinson broke the news while in Cannes promoting "Remember Me." "It's a totally amoral character," Pattinson said of the role, adding that he's playing a different kind of character than his fans are used to seeing.
Although no female lead has been cast, Pattinson said the actress who will take on the role "needs to be literally inspirational." And speaking of inspirational women, Pattinson described Jenny Lumet, who wrote the screenplay, as "a genius," saying that her script really connected with him.
"Bel Ami" is scheduled to start shooting in Paris next year. Pattinson managed to draw some parallels between his character in "Bel Ami" and Edward Cullen from "Twilight," saying, "They're both about commitment." He added that in "New Moon" fans will get to see a lot of Edward via Bella's "hallucinations."
In addition to "Bel Ami," Pattinson has recently been cast alongside Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz in the writing and directorial debut of actress Madeleine Stowe for her period drama, "Unbound Captives." "Captives" is a tale set in 1865 America about a woman played by Weisz whose husband is killed by a Comanche war party. Her two children, one of whom will be played by Pattinson, are kidnapped. She is then rescued by a frontiersman played by Jackman
**Thanks to MTV for this**
Cannes - Robert Pattinson will win an Oscar
Robert Pattinson believes that Twilight will win Oscars. The New Moon star is currently in Cannes rubbing shoulders with Sharon Stone and the best of Hollywood.
Rob revealed to Collider the inner struggle he went through when deciding whether to play Edward Cullen or not. He said: "I didn't want to do a stupid teen movie. I specifically hadn't done anything which anyone would see since 'Harry Potter' because I wanted to teach myself how to act. I didn't want to be an idiot. This came kind of randomly and I didn't really know what it was when it first started. "I was going to wait for another year. I wanted to do two or three more little things and then do something bigger and then this kind of happened and I was like, 'Well, okay.' I had done another movie where I'd gotten really intense about it before and I felt kind of satisfied afterwards, much more satisfied than I had from other movies. I don't know how it turned out or what the result from getting intense about something is, but you definitely feel more satisfied.
"I wanted to take that into 'Twilight' and also try to break down the assumption that if a movie is being made from a book which is selling a lot of copies, which every single book that sells a lot of copies now is made into a movie immediately and they're virtually all not very good and everyone knows, even six year olds know, that it's just to make money ? I didn't want to be involved in something like that.
"I thought Catherine (Hardwicke) and Kristen (Stewart) would be supportive of that. But they've also got reputations whereas I don't have a reputation at all. So I wanted to make sure that by the time people got to Portland that I knew everything about everything and just be like really ? I didn't talk to anyone about anything other than the part for about a month and a half of the shoot. I think it kind of galvanized people.
"I think most people read the book and it's an easy read. It's a nice book. So I think most people went in thinking, 'Yeah, it's a happy film.' I'm like holding the book and saying, 'No! This is going to win Oscars!'"
We'll have to wait and see what happens next February when the 2010 Oscar winners are announced to see if Rob picks up an award or two.
**Thanks to MyParkMagazine for this article**
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
“Twilight” star Robert Pattinson has made it official: “Breaking Dawn,” the fourth and final book in Stephenie Meyer’s vampire saga, will be adapted for the big screen.
The busy actor said he has also just signed to star in an adaptation of the Guy de Maupassant novel “Bel Ami,” about an amoral journalist-social climber in late 1800s Paris.
Pattinson confirmed the news Tuesday during the Cannes Film Festival, revealing that he is signed on to star in all four “Twilight” films. The actor is shooting the second, “New Moon,” with director Chris Weitz and said he was unsure as to when the fourth movie would begin production.
In the books, “Breaking Dawn” continues the story of Bella and her vampire beau Edward, who – spoilers follow – get married and start a family, a move that endangers Edward’s peaceful clan of vampires. Bella also undergoes a transformation.
Summit gave the go-ahead to the second and third films late last year, after the success of the first movie, which made more than $190 million in domestic box office.
Pattinson told the Hollywood Reporter that Edward’s role in “New Moon” has been expanded for the film; in Meyer’s novel, Edward is absent for the majority of the action, existing only as a voice in Bella’s head.
“I was trying to do it in a 2-D way. I hope it doesn't translate onscreen as being boring,” he said.
Before he’s due back in October to shoot the third “Twilight” movie, “Eclipse,” which David Slade will direct, Pattinson will film Summit’s “Remember Me,” about a young couple whose burgeoning relationship is complicated by a succession of family tragedies that test their bond. Allen Coulter is directing from a script by “Rachel Getting Married” screenwriter Jenny Lumet.
He’s also set to star in “Unbound Captives,” set in the American frontier with a script from writer-director Madeleine Stowe that Pattinson said “is almost entirely in Comanche.” Pattinson most recently played a young Salvador Dali in Regent’s “Little Ashes.”
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The busy British actor stopped by Cannes to talk up the sequel and catch a movie or two. Pattinson said he's still getting used to the fact that people know him wherever he goes.
"It is still strange," Pattinson said Tuesday. "I just don't get the immediate-recognition thing. I was at the Frankfurt airport yesterday, and people just immediately know who you are. It's never, 'Are you ...?' It's just like, 'Can I have a photo?'"
While at Cannes, Pattinson said he planned to see Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, which is in the festival's main competition.
He said he has four days of shooting left in Italy next week on New Moon, the sequel based on Stephenie Meyers' best-sellers about a high school girl (Kristen Stewart) who falls for Pattinson's immortally young vampire.
As for fans disrupting the film's shoots so far. According to Rob it really hasn't been a problem. "They had tons of security, but then at the end of the day actually, hardly anyone knew where we were shooting," Pattinson said. "I'm walking around with, like, three guys following me around all the time, and no one ever turned up. There was never any infiltrators."
Sunday, we discussed the opinions of Marc Malkin on the matter, and celebrant Twilight saga fans said a unified "yes" to whether Pattinson should be involved with the project. Last week, too, we discussed whether there was any significance to the unofficial but relevant changes on Breaking Dawn's IMDb status, and many fans found this information to be quite encouraging. A couple of weeks before that, we noted that the German television show which promises to place its contest winner in a Twilight series film hosted 12 women who might fit the bill for a spot on Breaking Dawn rather than The Twilight Saga: New Moon or The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The week before, we had received word from a source at TheWrap.com that Breaking Dawn was a definite "go" for production, though still had no official word from Summit Entertainment on the matter. And, finally, with one of the largest discussions we've had to-date, we went through the reasons why, despite the potential difficulties in making the film, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn should be done.
Now, we have another brick in the wall of Breaking Dawn unofficial (but quite hopeful) news.
Says HR, [ * Warning * contains information about Breaking Dawn that is a spoiler to non-readers ]
CANNES -- Robert Pattinson, who shot to stardom in Twilight and is now filming the second and third movies in the franchise, confirmed Tuesday in Cannes that there will be a fourth installment of the vampire franchise based on the book Breaking Dawn.
Pattinson told The Hollywood Reporter that he is committed to starring in the final outing to date but doesn't know when backers Summit Entertainment will begin production because of the actor's jam-packed shooting schedule.
Fans have been hoping for a movie version of the fourth novel from Stephenie Meyer's best-sellers, so Pattinson's commitment is the biggest fillip yet. The fourth book (caution -- spoiler alert) centers on Bella and Edward's marriage and her subsequent pregnancy.
Dropping in on the Croisette on the way to shooting the final four days of New Moon in Italy on Friday, Pattinson said he is heading back to Vancouver in October to finish up Twilight: Eclipse, the third installment. In between, the British actor, who turned 23 last week, plans to star in Remember Me, which Summit also is producing.
The script adaptation for New Moon beefs up his character's role considerably -- in the book, Edward is a "a voice in Bella's head," he said.
Said Pattinson, laughing: "You're playing a figment in Bella's imagination so I was trying to do it in a 2-D way. I hope it doesn't translate onscreen as being boring." The hardworking actor is taking a few days off after completing New Moon before the start of the Remember Me shoot. He plans three days off after an eight-week planned shoot for Remember Me before finishing Eclipse before October.
Pattinson said Remember Me is very difficult to describe but said it is very much about him and, after reading the script last summer, felt a connection with it. The main protagonist is a 23-year-old man who spends six weeks after meeting someone working out if he is in love or not.
Robert Pattinson, who soared to global stardom in "Twilight" and has just committed to a screen adaptation of the fourth installment in Stephenie Meyer's best-selling series, is more than just a pretty face. The actor, who didn't go to acting school, talks to The Hollywood Reporter U.K. Bureau Chief Stuart Kemp in Cannes about how long it might take to fall in love, why he doesn't care who directs him as long as it's a good script and losing his car.
THR: Have you been to Cannes before?
Pattinson: I came here on holiday once when I was 12 but not since. I wouldn't appreciate it (here) as a holiday now.
THR: Let's talk about "Twilight." There are four books. Is the plan for you to do them all?
Pattinson: I have committed to the fourth one, "Breaking Dawn." But I don't know quite when Summit is going to shoot it because of my schedule.
THR: How is the script for "New Moon" different from the second book?
Pattinson: It kind of plays relatively close to it. I would still describe it as being a sort of supporting role (to Bella's story). I think it would have been a bit cheesy if it had just stayed as a voiceover part as my character is a voice in her head in the second book. They've shot these hallucination bits of the film. You're playing a figment of Bella's imagination and I was trying to do it in a really 2-D kind of way. I hope it doesn't come out flat and boring (laughs).
THR: What's the schedule for "New Moon"?
Pattinson: We've got four days left on the shoot for this. I'm going to Italy for the remaining days of the shoot.
THR: And then?
Pattinson: Then I'm going straight into filming (the relationship drama) "Remember Me," then have just three days off before going back to finishing up the third instalment in the "Twilight" series, "Eclipse." After that I am doing a film "Unbound Captives." I can't say much about that but I know the script needs me to learn Comanche! Maybe it'll be like in "Dances With Wolves!" My part is entirely in Comanche, ha ha.
THR: You've been shooting sequences from the second and third in the "Twilight" franchise at the same time. Is that harder for an actor than doing separate films?
Pattinson: Not really. We will just shoot the Vancouver bits (for 'Eclipse`') and then "Moon" is out later this year.
THR: How did "Remember Me" come about?
Pattinson: I read the script last summer and then met with (director) Allen Coulter and really liked it. It's quite a simple story but there was something about the character and way he spoke that was very similar to the way I speak. There is a naturalism to the writing and I really felt a connection to it.
THR: What's the script about?
Pattinson: I read somewhere it was being described as the modern day "Love Story." It isn't anything like "Love Story." It ("Remember Me") is really hard to describe. It about a 23-year-old guy and knowing someone for six weeks. You don't just fall in love and say, I'm in love, after six weeks. It's really a relationship story. It's very natural and the characters are incredibly real and well scripted. It's one of the few scripts I've read where you finish and realize you didn't really want it to end. I have no qualms in saying that (writer) Jenny (Lumet) is a genius.
THR: How so?
Pattinson: I went up to her house one weekend and we all hung out there and just chatted about the script and asked me what I wanted from it. She worked on the draft and about a week later she delivered this script. She'd captured little bits of my voice and all the inflections and mannerisms I have. The character in the script is quite similar to me.
THR: Playing yourself?
Pattinson: You can only really play yourself in a role once every 15 years I think (laughs). And you can only do it if its a good script and captures you properly. It is very therapeutic actually.
THR: Where and when?
Pattinson: It is set in NYC and will shoot there for eight weeks.
THR: You sound like you enjoyed helping with the writing of "Remember Me." A frustrated writer?
Pattinson: No, it's great when someone else is doing the writing for you.
THR: How do you see your career to date?
Pattinson: I didn't go to acting school, I fell into it. I don't really have conventional taste, and I want to only do films that I feel will be beneficial to my life. What we've molded with "Remember Me" is a very exciting and subtle work. I don't really understand acting as acting. I'm definitely not one of those people who can just look scared when they're told to by a director.
THR: How do you select projects?
Pattinson: If there's a good script I don't care who the director is that is attached. I like the most random scripts and I am really close friends with my agent. She really gets me and knows my taste. Occasionally she'll say, "I've got this really awful script but maybe you should read it anyway," and I look at a page and agree with her. I barely ever like scripts actually. After I did "Twilight," I really wanted to work but just didn't see a script I liked. I ended up doing nothing for a whole year. It was frustrating.
THR: Did the huge global success of "Twilight" affect you as an actor?
Pattinson: I prefer to do nothing than something stupid. I feel there's so much pressure because of this idea of career. It's a little worrying. It made so much money that now you get judged not by how good the film is but how much money the film your in is making. That's the scary thing now.
THR: Presumably there will is the hope that people who like you from "Twilight" will go and see "Remember Me"?
Pattinson: It's going to be helped by that. I just hope when people go and see it, they don't say, "Edward wouldn't do that." That's not going to be good!
THR: Do you still have a place in London?
Pattinson: I gave up my flat a year ago. I'm not really living anywhere at the moment because basically I am constantly working and on the road.
THR: Nothing to ground you?
Pattinson: I don't even remember where I left my car (in Los Angeles). It's probably been towed away by now. that's my only immovable possession and now I don't know where it is! (Laughs.) It was important to me because it was the first car I ever bought. Made me feel like a man, buying a car.
Thanks Risky biz
Monday, May 18, 2009
Speaking of pix of Rob, I added more to my slideshow up above.
Lots of rumours are abound with upcoming projects. There's talk that RPattz may be in a remake of "Dune", there's "Battleship" (yes, like the boardgame). This boy is going to be crazy-ass busy. Let's hope all this saturation of Rob doesn't burn him out too much.
A little gossip: Rob arrived in Nice airport today after a long flight from Vancouver, looking a little tired, but he did graciously signed some autographs for some lucky French Fans. Rob's in town for the Cannes Film Festival this week, though he's not actively promoting a film.
MTV announced that Rob, Kirsten & Taylor will be at the MTV Movie Awards presenting the first look at the "New Moon" movie. "Twilight" is nominated for 6 awards including Best Kiss.
As many of you know, we were given the amazing opportunity to ask Gil Birmingham, who plays Billy Black in Twilight, a few questions. We are thrilled to finally present the results to you and we want to sincerely thank each and every one of you who submitted your questions for Gil.
TwilightersAnonymous.com: You’ve been in countless roles and have been involved with TV, animation, stage, and movies – how do you go about choosing your roles? Is there any role you’ve done that stands out in your mind as being your favorite, or one of your favorites?
Gil Birmingham: The first thing that draws me to a role is a well-written and compelling script. I look for characters with complexity, who have something to say and who will challenge me as an actor. Each role that I’ve done has challenged me in different ways. One of my favorite performances was that of Dogstar in Stephen Spielberg’s six-part miniseries, Into the West. Through the eyes of Dogstar, viewers were able to witness the atrocities and devastation of Wounded Knee and its affect on Native Americans. It was a challenge to “age” with the character as he went from a young warrior to a tribal elder.
TA.com: How did you first hear about the movie Twilight, and can you tell us a little bit about your audition process for the role of Billy Black?
GB: My agent brought me the script. At that time, I knew little about the Twilight books, but I knew that the character had a unique story, and that the vampire/werewolf romance genre had a great appeal. I felt very connected with the character, which apparently showed during the audition process.
TA.com: Has the Twilight hype affected you in anyway? After having gone through one Twilight film already, do you feel you are better prepared for the hype the second time around?
GB: The whole Twilight experience has been truly amazing. I am constantly in awe of the love and support that Twilight fans all over the world continue to give me. The downside is that I have less time now to communicate directly with my fans, but I hope they know that I feel truly blessed to be a part of this thing called Twilight. I’m at the point in my life where I can appreciate all the adoration from fans, but not get swept up in all the hype. I’m still the same Gil Birmingham I was before Twilight.
TA.com: It’s well known in the Twilight world that Billy Black is in a wheel chair due to a medical condition – do you feel that this has affected your performance in any way? Do you find it harder to play a role where you are confined to a wheelchair?
GB: I was concerned at first that working in a wheelchair and making the movements look natural would be a challenge. Once I got into character and into the wheelchair, it all just seemed to come naturally.
TA.com: How do you get into character to carry out your role as Billy? Do you find that you relate to the character of Billy in any way?
GB: I spent time studying the book and the character to understand the inner motivation of Billy and tried to get into his thought process and how he would look and react in various situations. Billy is the leader of the tribe, but is not a werewolf. Because of this, he brings a different perspective to the story, and it adds complexity to his character. I found that there was a lot of Billy in me, which projected in the film.
TA.com: Can you tell us what it was like filming New Moon?
GB: New Moon was a tremendous experience for me. It was great to be back working with Rob, Kristen, Taylor and the rest of the cast. With the addition of the werewolf clan cast members, the energy on the set was at a whole new level. Filming New Moon, like Twilight, wasn’t easy. We spent long hours on location, in cold damp weather, sometimes well into the morning. What impressed me the most was the many dedicated fans who camped out in the cold all night while we were on location. They were really amazing!
TA.com: Have you seen any previews of any of the CGI work being used for the film, or any sneak peeks at the transformation the wolves will go through on film? What are you most looking forward to seeing come to life on-screen?
GB: I have not yet seen any of the special effects that will be used in the film, but I understand that they will be awesome. I’m anxious to see the transformation of the wolves on the big screen. I’m limited as to what I can say about the film at this point, but I know the fans will love the action and effects in this film.
TA.com: On a final note, can you tell us about your upcoming TV and film appearances, and any other future projects you have in the works?
GB: I’m waiting for the release of Love Ranch, a film with Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci, about the couple who started the first brothel in Nevada. I also just finished a role in a film that I can’t announce yet, but hope to be able to release that information soon. Soon, I’ll heading off to Perth, Australia for the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, and will be in London, England, in October for a Twilight convention. There are a few other projects and appearances that I hope to be able to announce in the next few months. And, with the little spare time I have these days, I’m working on my music. I’m hoping to find enough time to put something together to release on my MySpace and my web site.
Another huge thank you to Gil for taking the time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions! We look forward to seeing you in all of your future projects.
And stay tuned, Twilighters, we have a major project coming up in a few weeks involving Gil, so keep checking back for more details!
**Thanks to Twilighters Anonymous**