Here is a great video of Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner at the Eclipse event at Luna Park:
HYSTERICAL screams, tears and even a marriage proposal greeted Twilight werewolf Taylor Lautner when he braved a public appearance before 4000 fans last night.
More than 4000 Twi-hards packed Luna Park last night in the hope of quizzing Lautner and his co-star Kristen Stewart. With the gloomy weather befitting the dark vampire love story, the fans’ loyalty paid off when their idols walked the soggy black carpet stopping for photos and hugs.
Acting wasn’t Meraz’s first ambition: At eighteen, he left his home in Mesa, Arizona to join the circus. “Literally,” he insisted. “I was a dancer, and I wanted to train to be in Cirque de Soleil.” Things didn’t exactly go according to plan. “I moved to San Francisco, thinking that I would take the city by storm; cut to two weeks later, and I’m bagging groceries at Whole Foods.” Luckily, it wasn’t long before a chance meeting with an older actor who ultimately became his mentor led to a small role in Terrence Malick’s The New World. In Eclipse he plays Paul, a friend of Taylor Lautner’s Jacob. “On New Moon, we could hang out—go to dinner, go to the gym. But by the time we shot this movie, we had to do all this secret text messaging, and meet at abandoned restaurants. It was pretty bizarre, but I’m proud of him.”
“Twilight’s a star-maker.”
All four of the actors reported that getting cast in a Twilight flick has already had a transformative effect on their careers: Alex Meraz recently nabbed a starring role in the new film from Kids auteur Larry Clark, and Julia Jones’s next movie is the big-budget video game adaptation Jonah Hex. “It’s a star-maker,” Spencer said of the series. “It’s definitely opened a lot of doors.”
“A new Native America.”
Spencer said he’s played his share of historical American Indian characters—what he half-jokingly called “the leather and feather” parts. “What’s cool about New Moon,” he explained, “is that we’re in a contemporary setting.” Korey agreed: “I think it’s important for people to know that there is a Native American community that’s very vibrant, and very now. We’re sort of like a new Native America.”
“She’s the caretaker.”
Brooklyn-based Spencer admitted that he auditioned for “pretty much all of the [Quileute] roles” before finally being cast as pack leader Sam. “I looked in the book, and saw how big a part it was, and was like, ‘I’ll take it,’” he said. Korey’s character, Emily, is Sam’s fiancée: A Makah Indian, she’s actually not able to transition into a wolf. “She’s sort of the caretaker,” Korey noted, before adding that she doesn’t feel she missed out as a result of playing the only non-magical member of the pack. “I don’t feel any different from them. The wolf scenes are all CGI anyway!”
“It feels like family.”
According to Alex Meraz, a 25-year-old who appears in the upcoming third installment of the blockbuster Twilight series, the actors who play the so-called “Wolf Pack”—a group of American Indian shape-shifters—became as close as their characters almost as soon as they arrived on set. “We really rely on each other for support,” he said. “It feels like family.” His co-stars Tinsel Korey, 30, Chaske Spencer, 35, and Julia Jones, 29, agreed: “I felt, kind of instantly, like we had so much in common,” Jones said. Being in an intensely-hyped Twilight flick, she explained, “is a really specific kind of experience. We all feel we’re in the same boat.” (From Left: Meraz, Korey, Spencer, and Jones.)
This is you. This is your role.
The Eclipse casting directors weren’t the first to think Jones, a part-time model and Columbia graduate, was perfect for the part of Leah, the only female wolf. “One of my closest friends read the books before the first movie came out,” she reported, “and she always said, ‘This is going to be you. This is your role.’” Nevertheless, Jones admits to some trepidation about taking on Twilight. “Everybody has an idea of who the character is in their mind, and there’s no way I’m going to be that person for everyone,” she explained. “I just have to hope that the way I bring Leah to life wins people over.”
The company in charge of advertising for the Eclipse Movie, Upfront Promotions, is offering Twerds the chance to win the chance to host their own Eclipse party!By the looks of it, this us UK based only.
“Two of the most anticipated events of the year are nearly upon us! The Twilight Saga : Eclipse will be in UK cinemas on 9th July and before that the official soundtrack album comes out on 7th June.
We’re offering you an amazing chance to host a VIP exclusive Twilight : Eclipse party to celebrate the launch of the movie’s fantastic soundtrack! It includes brand new songs from Florence and The Machine, Bat For Lashes and Stephenie Meyer’s very favourite band, Muse, who have contributed “Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)”.
You’ll be hosting an exclusive party in your own home with around 10 of your best friends. We’ll provide you with a really cool party pack containing almost everything you need including unbelievable Twilight merchandise, the amazing soundtrack album, snacks and loads of other goodies and vouchers! There’ll also be loads of great competitions with the chance to win some fantastic Twilight prizes.
Party date is Friday 11 June so clear your diaries! But remember – there’s only a limited number of parties, so sign up quickly using the form below and we’ll be in touch very soon to let you know if you are one of the lucky ones!”
This is exciting. Not only are the Eclipse Movie trio going to be at the MTV Movie awards, but they will be presenting an exclusive Eclipse clip!
Prepare, because Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will be appearing live and in-house at the Movie Awards on Sunday, June 6, to introduce an exclusive clip from “Eclipse.”
Just let that soak in for a minute, OK? Because there’s more. “Twilight” franchise co-star Chaske Spencer (Sam Uley) will be MTV International’s official red-carpet correspondent, reporting live from the scene outside the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, where some of Hollywood’s biggest names will be stopping by to chat.
This marks the third year in a row that the Movie Awards are bringing you fresh “Twilight” footage. In 2008, the MTV News preshow brought you the first sneak peek at a scene from the original vampire flick. The next year, we premiered an exclusive expanded trailer for “New Moon.” And come June 6, Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner will be bringing you a never-before-seen clip from “Eclipse,” which hits theaters on June 30.