Christian Serratos arriving at The Twilight Saga: New Moon Movie Premiere in Los Angeles.
New Moon Cast and Other Celebs arriving at The Twilight Saga: New Moon Movie Premiere in Los Angeles
Stephenie Meyer updated her personal website with a lengthy fan Q&A, and one of the major questions was how New Moon differs from the book to the screen, and how whether or not she likes the differences. Here’s what she says:
New Moon stays closer to the novel, so there aren’t a lot of scenes that aren’t closely related to the book. I am a little sad that my action movie—Crosshairs—is so generically titled. I like the name of the action movie they used for the film (they couldn’t use Crosshairs because there is a movie named Crosshairs somewhere out there). It makes me laugh every time Kristen says it.
Also (and I don’t consider this a spoiler because you’ve seen the trailers) there is a bit of a fight sequence in the Volturi tower now that isn’t there in the book. At first, I had some resistance to this idea because in my mythology, if you start a fight with the Volturi, your story ends right there. It would have been kind of a bummer to have Edward, Bella, and Alice slaughtered in Volterra and no happy reunion scene (and no Eclipse or Breaking Dawn). But I worked with Melissa Rosenberg (the screen writer) and Summit until we came up with a solution that made sense with the story but also gave them the visual action they needed. And now that it’s all put together and beautiful, I love it and kind of wish Felix had gotten his moment in the book.
Some more footage has come out from the Twilight Saga: New Moon interview that Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner did on Jimmy Kimmel. (You can see the first bit here.)
In it, Kimmel asks Taylor about bulking up to play Jacob in this movie. “The hardest thing, actually, was the eating,” Taylor said. “I mean, getting to the gym was easy because I was motivated. [But I had to be] constantly eating. Eating a lot, but also, putting something in my mouth every two hours.”
This, of course, gets a big scream/cheer from the audience. All three actors laugh. “Good one,” Kristen says. “Nice.”
The entire interview will run on Kimmel on Friday.