They are BACK - Twilight super couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart return to Vancouver with Ashley Greene and Michael Sheel for Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 re-shoots
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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Twilight Saga series has made a lot of stars out of no ones. Perhaps none more than Robert Pattinson.
I have had a few chances to shoot pics of him, along with get autographs.
Most often...its when hes at a bar. Almost always, its with multiple castmates at his side...as shown in this set with Kristen Stewart & a almost un-noticed Nikki Reed lurking around his every move.
if you are 1 of the 817 viewers of my candid photos section of this site...maybe these arent new to you...but they certainly are....bigger.
Like the lead slasher in all the successful horror movie empires, just when you thought they were gone for good....they come back unexpectedly.
The "big 3" of Twilight fame, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson have re-shoots to do in Vancouver this week for the June 30th release date movie, Twilight Saga Eclipse.
Tonight was the official return of the castmates who refuse to leave our city it seems. I thought I may never see them again as there were rumours the 4th film in this saga was rumoured to be heading to Portland, then I heard its coming here & thought "well, I guess the crazy picks up again later this fall"...but nooooo, they had to come back NOW.
So, today I went out to YVR to await the arrival of Taylor Lautner & Kristen Stewart who were scheduled to arrive from LAX in the alte afternoon/early evening.
As predicted a throng of fans, paps & other hounds were out there, Pretty much all the regulars were out in force.
With both cast members having pulled magic tricks getting in & out of the terminal in the past, the posse was actually actively keeping all potential spots they could vacate relatively covered. With no less than 3 possible escape routes on 3 different levels of an airport wing that is probably 2+ football fields long. The task of covering off all potential routes was actually a bit of a challenge.
The vehicles cleverly parked away from the arrivals area on an upper level and waited till they were needed. Eventually John, the "manager" (or as some angrily tweeted to me"assistant") of Kristen came out with a couple others & loaded up the SUVs. Then left....with out Taylor or Kristen. Everyone instantly went into WTF mode & scrambled to come up with ideas on where they are, where the vehicles might be going & again, the crowd had dispersed around the terminal.
About 20 minutes later, and after 2 or 3 moments of "where did they go", the 2 SUVS rolled back in, to the arrivals door. Within seconds Taylor & Kristen came out, with handlers holding umbrellas to try & cover them from photos. I was unfortunately covering off the furthest possible spot from where this happened. I got there JUST in time to see the group of fans & paps starting to disperse as the 2 stars were clearly inside their vehicles.
I went & grabbed a ride with 1 of the photogs & we made the trip into the downtown core. Unsure if the cast wound change hotels or not, we did a well played follow that eventually lead us to their current hideaway.
As we watched Kristens vehicle go into the secured parking area, the group of 6 or 8 hounds & paps & 2 fans that kept up, saw Taylor roll by moments later.
It was then a waiting game for Rob. Within an hour we saw John & another security type guy go for a walk. It was probably 2 more hours of nothingness, when we saw a bodyguard that we remembered from the last Eclipse shoot who followed Rob around like he thought he was supposed to be part of him. That was all we needed to see to know they had managed to get RPatts by us somehow, or before we got there.
We fruitlessly waited it out for about another hour or so before we gave in & decided this evening was not going to produce much more results & packed it in.
So, not much to report from the 1st day of Eclipse re-shoots.
Yesterday was a long & ridiculously stupid day where a local photographer (after I shockingly defended him earlier in the day on twitter) chose to drag ME and others names thru the mud...while KStew got called a bitch by an associate of one of his workers.
Of course if you are in the twitter world you know already about Kristen Stewart getting called a bitch by a female outside the venue. But that aside, yesterday had other things worth blogging about.
The day started for me doing a run thru the downtown core. When I got there, I found nothing happening anywhere. So I went to the airport for the much publicized Peter Facinelli flight. On his flight was also Ashley Greene. They arrived to a moderate amount of paps & autograph hounds. I managed to get 2 Facinellis, but Ashley declined requests, which was understandable as her hands were full with her dog carrier.
After following them back downtown, TO A NEW LOCATION. My friend & I were quite taken aback to see they no longer were staying where the rest of the cast were. For a week or so its been assumed but not proven, that some cast had moved out. Yesterday I saw for myself this seems to be true.
From there we did a tour of the area, before heading out to the Bobby Long show.
By the time we showed up, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed & Paris Latsis had shown up to the show. I had tweeted that Jackson was there. Based on info I was given, it turned out to be incorrect. Just those 5 seemed to be there.
When the show ended the staff of the Backstage Lounge went in& out all the exists to try & shuttle the cast out of. In the end they picked a door & the cast speed walked out. But didnt try hiding. Robert & Kristen came out first, with Kristens manager. They got in the back cab...which was a mistake, as they were boxed in by the front cab which was going to take Nikki, Paris & Elizabeth. They sat there for what seemed like an eternity, before finally being able to get away.
Rob did not try too hard to hide himself for once. Instead, he took to just leaning on his hands & had this sad look on his face that actually can make you feel sorry for him, despite the fact he has a life 99% of the people would trade for. I found it funny the cabby seems to have a similar look....or maybe he was watching the metre thinking "I hope we never get going" lol.
I didnt even notice till after the fact that Kristen was in the first pic I took. Both Rob & her were wearing baseball caps. A change from the hoodie wearing days they seem to usually have. Too bad that damn truck was in the way though.
The evening had little in the way of big moments, but it was an event that Rob & Kristen were at none the less.
So heres a handful of the pics from the Boneta restaurant.
In the bunch is one of a girl wearing a hoodie....now call me crazy, but unless Kristen has a Nikki Reed mask, I am going to just assume its Nikki Reed. Call me crazy.
Anyways. Except for a couple of the wayyy too close up shots, they are a bit grainy. I was trying to shoot without a flash, so I had limited light to work with.
So as I just reported yesterday, Rob is getting the itch to go out. He considered it last night & opted not to.
Tonight, he committed.
A cast dinner (minus most or all of the human kids & Kristen Stewart) had a dinner tonight at Boneta Restaurant (which I have passed a thousand times on my way home, and always thought it could be a celeb hang out).
The evening waspainfully dull. For hours we were staked out at the hotel with no sightings outside of Robs security guard going out to do laundry & have a jog. Rob had returned from his day of shooting scenes at Como Lake School pretty early & we were all convinced he was going to go out tonight for sure.
The night dragged on, eventually it was around 9 PM when the first sign of life happened. Taylor Lautner left. A car trailed & found him at a restaurant just down the street, as it turned out he didnt eat there apparently. Just got dropped off there. Shortly after that the driver who followed returned & within minutes a cab with Kellan Lutz, Xavier Samuel, Ashley Greene & who we believe was Peter Facinelli left. We followed. They ended up at Boneta & soon we were hoping for a Rob & Kristen sighting. News would come to us shortly after that Taylor never went into that restaurant, but instead scooted across the street to grab Nikki Reed & Elizabeth Reaser & left. They were followed from ther,e but lost shortly after....ironically, close to Boneta. As it turns out, they got to Boneta before we did with the other cab. No one really knows when, but Billy Burke also showed up.
Then it happened, and it was both sad & funny.
With 4-6 LA paps, 2-3 Vancouver paps, 3 autograph hounds all just "hanging out" waiting for some of the cast to leave, who comes from across the street walking...ROB.
Heres the kicker, NO ONE noticed him till he was literally passing them.
With all those cameras in tow NO ONE was fast enough to snap off anything.
He literally got in scott free.
But where was Kristen was the next question. Kristen Stewart never came to the dinner. The ASSUMPTION (no proven fact, but strongly assumed) she went to dinner with her manager & brother, who recently got into town.
An hour- hour & 1/2 would linger on, which included a multi person argument between the un-educated staff of Boneta & the wily veterans of legal loopholes, the paps. I videotaped much of it incase there was a need for it. In the end, outside of some unflattering comments & some light pushing, nothing was made & a truce was bartered between the manager of the place & the paps.
I've seen how these "truces" usually work. Place theya re at says "we'll do the best we can to accomodate you". We agree & give them their space, and they try as hard as they can to fuck us over by sneaking them out back or side doors etc. With the exception of one nutjob who came out with Rob waving his hand going "no,no,no" they actually did what they said they would. They let us know they were about to leave, and didnt try to impeed our views, shots or anything. Quite civil in teh end.
One cab showed up. I cant even recall everyone that got in. Just that I remember seeing Billy Burke & I THINK Ashley Greene & Nikki Reed leave. It left. A few more minutes would go by before the next cab was ready. It was showtime. Rob was going to come out the front door with 10 or so paps, 3 autograph houdns & a light dusting of onlookers. He came out, head slightly down, hoodie up, beelined for the cab & was in. Elizabeth Reaser and I THINK Xavier Samuel got in with him. From there they left & headed back to their hotels never to be heard from again.
In the end it wasnt overly succesful for me or other autograph hounds. No autographs were had (except 1 Taylor...who left after everyone rushed out after Rob). Most of the paps there got something to satisfy their hunger & likely went away happy with the efforts.
Like I said yesterday, Rob is dipping his toes into the pool a little longer each time. I expect more interactions to come. Hopefully next time I will have some actual luck.
After hibernating for more than a week Rob Pattinson poked his head out today.
He was at the set for Twilight Saga: Eclipse & he was spotted by the paps & fans alike. At the David Thompson Secondary School which is the set for some of the high school scenes Rob was there to film scenes & the paps were there too...and FINALLLLLLLLY, they got him. They got him good.
Photo company Splash News http://www.Splashnews.com got shots most everyone wanted to see, Robert Pattinson as EDWARD!!!
I will not steal the images, instead I will provide links to sites that have (likely) legitimately obtained the rights to the pics.
This was so big that other companies on the job were a bit deflated from seeing that they got the shots everyone was there looking for. There was a sense of "what are we here for now?". But they still hung on till the end with the approximately 100-140 fans that congregated on the grounds hoping to catch a glimpse of the cast members. The cast was well concealed behind more tarps & gates than I've ever seen for anything.
Sometime around 8 (I think) a cavalcade of vehicles left, including Robs, with his bodyguard in the front seat the chase was about to begin. I advised my friend to take to going the opposite direction of where they went since we had a bad angle to start. We caught up a few blocks later & followed him to his downtown residence, where several fans & paps were scouting the area.
He drove in, with nothing for anyone to see. About 2 hrs later. Rob, Kristen, Ashley & Kristens manager were seeing walking along a walkway on the property....we thought we had them. We went where it lead....but they never came out. After 20 mins, KStews manager came out, talked with 1 of the autograph hounds, went for a short walk & came back. We still had things tightly covered. Shortly after that, her manager came back out...this time on my side. We chatted, he told me the cast had given up on going out, and that he was just going solo....then proceeded to leave on foot walking away, not to be seen again.
We hung on for another 1/2 hr or so before finally pulling the pin.
Although it was a fruitless day in the aspect of actually GETTING anything, it was useful in that Rob sightings usually lead to more. Things went like this last time. Nothing, nothing, nothing, breif sighting, nothing, nothing, breif sighting, breif sighting, nothing, everywhere, everywhere etc. I am hoping its the same. I compare it to someone testing water at a pool or the ocean. They dip their toe in first, pull away, then try again, then maybe a foot, then soon a leg, and soon they jump right in. Today he dipped his toe back into the pool again. Maybe tomorrow it will be a whole foot. If anything tonights near close call makes me feel hes itching to go for a swim.
Maybe next time.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.