Seems like forever ago. It has been so long since my last Twilight cast themed blog I actually had to look it up. June 26th, 2011. Seems longer than that. To be honest, when they were here last time there was such a lack of interest... I really was certain the fad was dead & buried. Seems however, the fad isnt completely buried yet. The 150 new twitter followers I gained in 24 hrs upon relaying the info that they were back here in Vancouver to do Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn II re-shoots can attest to that.
The cast of the most successful movie franchise in Vancouver's history returned for another short re-shoot this week.
It appears there are 4 main cast members rolling around the Lower Mainland for this re-shoot.
Robert Pattinson is back to be Edward Cullen for 4 more days. His arrival was marked by about 10 or so people waiting for him. He speedwalked thru the calm & casual crowd of professional paps, autograph hounds & a couple casual fans to his waiting SUV while his over enthusiastic bodyguard Dean cleared a path for him. The Rob that most of us came to know back during New Moon who was casual, laid back & generally willing to stop and interact if you were that close to him is long gone of course, and now a zipping jaunt past the crowd is all you can expect when he is on Summits watch. If you manage to find him out and about, results usually are better, but as long as Summit is pulling his chain, he puts on this miserable fan-unfriendly demeanour.
About an hour later, his girlfriend rolled thru with Michael Sheen. Kristen Stewart returns to be Bella, and nothing has changed with her. The generally miserable and anti-social anti-hero did her typical scurry thru the dozen or so people waiting. Like Rob, her attitude actually has become worse since the days of New Moon. Her demeanour went from "terrible" to "not bad" during New Moon, but then she left for a few months to do a Joan Jet movie, and returned as the most miserable person on the planet, and shes never goShe too got into an SUV and was soon off to her lovenest to meet up with the man who she hooked up with in the very hotel their romance seemingly started in.
Michael Sheen (who I did see breifly, but did not have a chance to get any pics) arrived with KStew to resurrect his role of Aro. He DID stop & signed for those who opted to go over & wait for him in the terminal while Kristen snuck out a side door.
Later in the night (actually early Monday) Ashley Greene would return to be Alice Cullen 1 last time. Ms. Greene was turning into a bit of a anti-social grump when she was here for the original Breaking Dawn shoot. Like Robert, she started off her time in Vancouver, pleasant and approachable, but soured during her long breaks in L.A. However, seems a few months away from the limelight has eased her ego some, as she was pleasant, willing to sign autographs again & all smiles on her return.
Obviously, not being a fan of the movies, I am eagerly anticipating the day this franchise is done here. We have NEVER had a movie (let alone a group of them) here that has been so miserable, anti-fan, anti-interactive and all around hostile.
Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn II re-shoots are scheduled from pril 30th to May 3rd. So any sightings of the stars are likely to be few, if any. Below is a few pics from Rob, Kristen & Ashley on their return.
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Just slowly getting some of my vids up.
Here is a vid of Michael Sheen (Aro) arriving in Vancouver a couple weeks ago to film his part in New Moon.
There isnt a lot of chic chat, and it was done on email mode, so the size is small.
Its not overly exciting I suppose, but maybe you will find it more exciting than I did.
My favorite part might be the very end, where the guy goes "whose that". Gotta tell ya, as an autograph hound I LOOOOOOOVE that question. *insert sarcastic rolling eyes*
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.