While my wrist isnt 100% quite yet, its much better.....sooo, some blogging can finally be done.
With the 3rd installment in the Twilight Saga, Eclipse now in the theatres....time to toss out a few more pics of the cast while they were here filming New Moon & Eclipse.
First up...the females. I have far less photos of them than the guys, they were just seen less often by me.
So, heres so previously un-posted pics (in my blog...if you actually have checked out my candid photos section..maybe you've seen some of them) of Ashley Greene, Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart & Nikki Reed... with special cameos by Ian Somerhalder, Taylor Lautner & Robert Pattinson.
The other day I had the oppourtunity to see 3 or more cast members from the Twilight series. Plus of course 1 special 1, the author...who has had cameos in the first couple movies.
My day started with rushing out of the house to get to the airport for Dakota Fanning leaving. When I saw what time it was I didnt think I would have a chance, but still had to try. I took the new skytrain line from the downtown core to the airport, and have to say, it did a very good job of getting me there in a decent time. Unfortunately I got a text when I was about 6-8 mins away telling me she had gone thru a few mins earlier. So I missed her by 10-15 mins. Little did I know, this would be just the start of the bad luck day.
I grabbed a bite to eat & got caught up on the new pap/hound gossip of Punkd firing yet his 2nd photog in less than a month. While sitting around chatting about that, I got a hasty phone call from one of my buddies simply telling me to get back over to the departures area asap.
I ran over there (a few hundred feet) to see Stephenie Meyer, the Twilight saga series writer approaching the desk to check luggage in. I found out she signed a few autographs before getting in line, but also was warned that we might get told no by her assistant. I, along with a couple other autograph hounds, 2 or 3 fans & the croc hunter waited in the area where she would have to go by to get to the security gate. While waiting for her, I was of course confronted by the croc hunter who wanted to challenge me to a fight. Of course, since the guy makes a living from lawsuits I opted to decline. Some yammering back & forth was interrupted by Stephenie finally coming thru.
Instantly we were told "no, she doesnt have time to sign, she has a plane to catch" by her assistant. I never brought up the fact that she had 45-50 mins to get thru the security gate & no line up ahead of her. Wish I had, would have been interesting to see them come up with a new excuse. Instead I walked with her & her assistant for about 2-3 mins to the gate, away from the gate, back to the gate, all the while telling us no. I video taped most of her denial, unfortunately my editing program is messed up & wont edit the vid...so I am having to put off posting the vid till I can edit out the shaky camera work & dead miments. But I did take a handful of stills from it.
After Steph left there was a few hrs to kill.
When we returned, we found out we had just missed Billy Burke arriving. That didnt affect me so much, since I had nothing for him with me. We waited for our last hope of the evening. Peter Facinelli was due to leave later in the evening.
We sat around chatting with people who in theory, arent supposed to talk to us. People that work with Punkd. But with the king croc hunter not around, everyone was allowed to be ammicable. After sitting there for well over an hour it was decided he either wasnt getting on the flight, or managed to sneak by us (which is possible depending on what the driver does & what type of luggage he has).
We went home with little success.
Not an overall good day...but you wont win them all I guess.
Sorry for this being pulled for awhile. I was unable to be around the computer, and someone asked me to remove it till something could be confirmed...and even though I was told shortly after it was fine to have it up, I didnt have a chance to get it re-posted till now....
Tonight, all the cast (Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Rachelle Lefevre, Dakota Fanning, Jamie Campbell Bower, Michael Sheen, Cameron Bright & others I couldnt ID) & main crew ( both directors, Chris Weitz and David Slade, as well as Stephanie Meyer) that were still in town for New Moon had a get together at the Blue Water Cafe in Gastown. This get together was found & staked out by a modest 7-10 people for the mostpart early on.
The cast as they showed up were for the mostpart, courteous & patient with signing autographs & taking photos, even though many of us they saw repeated times in the past. Robert even was answering some questions from people while he took pics & signed. Nothing too in depth, but he still acknowledged some questions, including my question about my How To Be photo I got signed, when I asked if he knew if it was ever getting a wide release, and he said he didnt know.
Once the cast was comfortably inside, enjoying what SHOULD have been a calm & controlled evening with minimal people awaiting their departures. Chaos started to unfold thru the internet.
Local tabloid gossip queen, Lainey, twittered the exact location for where the party was happening. Even making multiple posts to make sure the message was seen as much as possible. Her reasons are not entirely known, but the group down there all had their own overwhelming hunches, which point to the fact she didnt have anyone there to shoot for her (ironic she posted this shortly after her pap went home for the night) & she wanted to create a scene where dozens of people were there to take exclusivity away from any shots that did come out of there. It was a low, underhanded & classless move, which really hurts the cast & crew more than the photogs that were around.
In a move of defensive maneuvering not generally seen by a small group of fans (which was now up to about 12-15 after the twitter posts) we grouped together & knowingly posted false departures of the cast. None of us liked doing it, but it was far far better than the alternative, which was 40+ people showing up. In just 5-10 minutes of her original post, 2 fans had shown up & in 30 mins 5-6 had. Luckily, it never got past that point & for that, I thank those down on the scene who banded together with myself to post eroneous reports to immobilize Laineys plan to cause chaos & problems. Luckily it worked. Sorry to those who were misguided by it, nothing personal against YOU, it is more that a sizable group causes problems & it was teetering on that edge already within a short timespan of the twitter posts.
I even showed one of the cast members the tweets when they were outside for some fresh air, they had apparently already heard about it. They thanked me for telling them, even though they already knew. What they didnt know & I didnt have the time to tell them was how we made an aggressive push to thwart chaos from happening.
With a controllable 12-15 people around, things went generally well as the cast left.
Early departures included Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning & Rachelle Lefevre (who returned for awhile) I believe all sperately.
Jamie Campbell Bower & Michael Sheen would leave some time later thru the back.
Even later, Cameron Bright & another cast member I could not identify left thru the back exit which was truthfully, a huge inconvenience for them. Stephanie Meyer also took the same back exit shortly after that.
For awhile after that, there was no immediate action. A small group of them came outside, sat on the ground in a corner & chatted like old friends for a good 10-15 minutes. With a 3 or 4 photogs in the area circling, only 1 was a bit invasive about trying to take photos of them out there, and I dont think her efforts paid off too well anyways. The rest respectfully let them have their time....which is something you rarely see from people who get paid to take incriminating photos.
As the cafe worked on getting the leftover cast out, they sent a waitress out to hail cabs for them & lined them up around the side of the front door, along with a limo.
As the rest of the cast left (Robert, Kristen, Ashley & a few unidentifiables in the bunch that I didnt focus on for too long) Rob & Kristen headed for the limo, which was being driven by a guy who looked like a finalist for "Mr. Middle eastern cowboy impersonator" contest. Rob took the time to sign a couple more autographs along the way & got inside, I cant recall who else may have got in with them if anyone. Only one other cab picked up anyone from the group. Rob joked about if he got in the wrong vehicle, since the limo driver seemed slow to close the door, giving the fans & photogs a chance to snap 1-2 more pics before the door closed. Someone joked back "you got in the paparazzi limo" & the door then closed & they left, with a small controlled crowd of only about 15 people there, instead of the 50 that Lainey & her tipster clearly hoped for. No one hurridly chased after them, everyone was happy with what they got. Imagine how differently that would have been if Lainey got her way?
Cant say if their evening was ruined at all, but I can say they didnt have nearly as much chaos when they left as they could have, had Lainey got her way. Even though I didnt get a lot of autographs or photos, it was a fun experience....and it likely wouldnt have been with even a handful more people there.