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Monday, November 5, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012


Welcome to another New Face Friday interview! This Friday, your favorite Twilight fansites interviewed Mackenzie Foy who plays Renesmee Cullen, half human half vampire hybrid, daughter of Edward and Bella Cullen. This is the interview from Comic-Con last July.

July 12 2012. Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego, California
Q: I’d really like to know what you learned about acting from the other cast members that you got to work with?
M: Well, I learned the most by watching them because they would be themselves and then they would become the character that they become.
Q: Is there one thing that you learned by watching one person in particular, that you took in and thought “I want to be able to do that”?
M: There’s some cool stunts that everyone did, there’s a couple of flips and I thought that was very cool.
Q: Now do you want to do gymnastics?
M: (Laughs) No…

Q: You mentioned stunts in the panel… That you got to ride on the back of the ‘wolf Jacob’. Was that a stunt? Were you on a harness or something?
M: I was on a harness… It was really cool.
Q: You can’t tell us anything more? M: No! Q: They’ve got you trained!
M: (Laughs)
Q: Now, on the press conference you mentioned the swear jar… Who was the biggest offender?
M: Like I said, I don’t want anybody else to get in trouble! (laughs)
Q: Is there anybody who didn’t have to put any quarters in the swear jar?
M: Um… Stephenie (Meyer), Taylor (Lautner), Noel (Fisher), Dr. Guri (Weinberg), and there were some other people like Miss Tracey (Heggins), Miss Judi (Shekoni). Most of the Cullen guys. They didn’t say any swear words. Oh! And Miss Ashley (Greene). She didn’t say any.

Q: So, how much about Twilight did you know before you were cast for the part?
M: I knew about the first movie and the second movie.
Q: So you didn’t know they had a vampire hybrid baby?
M: I did kind of know because my friends would talk about it at Tae Kwon Do, and they would talk about the books and stuff to me.
Q: Have you since then read any of the books?
M: No, I’m not allowed to read them yet.
Q: So how did your friends respond to you being cast for the part?
M: I was really, really, really excited.
Q: And what about your friends?
M: They were really excited too, they were really sweet and very supportive.
Q: How did you enjoy meeting the fans last night outside in the line?
M: I was happy because they were all really excited to see me and my friends. When I’d take a picture with somebody and sign an autograph they’d be really excited and that makes me really happy.
Q: Is there anything from the set, outfits or mementos that you got to take home or wanted to take home?
M: I got to keep a clip for my hair. It had a pretty little dragonfly on it and I got to keep it.
Q: Did they just use your hair or did they use some enhancements on your hair?
M: I had like half a wig, and it was shaped around my head and that way I could have super long curly hair. And they would have my hair over it (gestures to top layer of hair) and they would curl it and stuff.
Q: How long did it take you to get into your make up and hair?
M: About, like, 20 minutes or something? Q: You had it easy! M: (Laughs).
Q: Since you’re not allowed to read the books, were you allowed to watched the first Twilight movie?
M: I did. I watched the first and the second one, and I saw bits and pieces of Part 1.
Q: You were not allowed to watch the honeymoon, right?
M: No!
Q: You have good parents! You have very good parents!
M: I got to watch the wedding, and I sat through the birth scene.
Q: So what was your favorite part in the movies that you’ve seen?
M: I think they’re all really good. I like in the first one, how… I just like the first one. And I like the second one too, and all the parts I saw of Part 1.
Q: Did you like the wedding scene?
M: I thought it was really, really good.
Q: What was your first time meeting, Taylor, Kristen and Rob like?
M: Well I met Kristen and Rob in the hair and make up trailer, and I think the first time I met Taylor was… in the first scene actually.
Q: Really? And you didn’t meet him before?
M: I don’t think I did! (long pause…)
Q: Was that awkward?
M: (laughs) No…
Q: Was he just like a big brother?
M: He was like a good friend.
Q: Did you have to go through any CGI work on the computer and make really cool stuff happen?
M: I did. I had to get a face scan, a body scan, and then I would have to sit on this chair that was like, surrounded by lights and cameras, and I had to sit and couldn’t move my head. I had to make facial expressions, and move my body without moving my head.
Q: Was Bill Condon there? Did he direct you?
M: He was there for most… I think he missed two? Because he was busy with other stuff.
Q: Did you like Bill?
M: I did, he was really sweet.
Q: Were there any interesting conversations that you had with Stephenie about the character?
M: No.
Q: Are you hoping for Renesmee to get her own spin off?
M: That would be fun!
Q: Would you be up for it?
M: Totally!
Q: How do you feel about the name Renesmee and the nickname Nessie?
M: I like it. I think it’s a really cool name because it’s like Renee and Esme. And I like the character that I play and that they call her Nessie, I think it’s cute.
Q: Did you get a chance to interact with the other actors who play the Cullens?
M: I did! With Miss Nikki we had American Idol night, and I played football with Taylor, I’m not very good at it (laughs).
Q: When you wrapped up did they show up for your last scene?
M: Yeah, it was just me and Kristen.
Q: You were the final two?
M: Yes.
Q: But the rest of the crew probably showed up right? “That’s a wrap on Mackenzie”!
M: The crew was there and the visual effects guy and all that stuff, because it had to do with the wolves. All the other cast, they weren’t wrapped yet, they just had the day off so it was just me and Kristen. It was nice.
Q: Did you have to act younger than you are now?
M: Um, I did. But it was like a body double, that way I have different bodies (in the movie) and they would have to put my face on their bodies. It’s kinda cool.
Q: If you came to Comic-Con, and not as a part of Twilight, what would you dress up as?
M: A traffic cone.
Q: Do you think you’re going to enjoy any of Comic-Con after today’s over?
M: I don’t know. But my dad is checking it out right now. I’m like “There’s an incredible Hulk t-shirt, you should get me one!”
Q: Have you had any encounters where you’ve been spotted outside of events like these, where someone has recognized you?
M: Yes, I got noticed at the mall once.
Q: And did you have to take a picture or sign an autograph?
M: I took a picture with her.
Q: While they were filming, they filmed both movies at the same time, did you ever have one of the cast members come and be confused about shooting a film or a part for part 1 or part 2, was that confusing for anybody?
M: No, because we had two different films but we shot them simultaneously. So you get a mini-script where you get the scenes for the day, and it says if it’s for part 1 or part 2, and what the scene is.
Q: Right, and you didn’t have to worry too much about it because you were only on part two.
M: (laughs).
Q: Who was the biggest prankster on set? Or the biggest jokester?
M: Rob was pretty funny. He had some pretty funny jokes.
Q: He made you laugh a lot?
M: Yes. And Mr. Guri, he was really funny too.
Q: He is very funny.
M: He was, like, “Don’t call me Mr. Guri!” and then I said “Ok, Dr. Guri”. and now I call him Dr Guri.
Q: What’s your favorite part of being Renesmee?
M: I like all of it. It was my first movie character, and she’s a really good character to play because there’s just so many things involved in the character.
Q: Do you have new things coming out?
M: I do. I have a new film coming out called The Warren Files, and a new independent film called Plastic Jesus.
Q: I have to ask, do you like cats or dogs better?
M: I love dogs and cats, because I have two dogs and one cat.
Q: Well, that is probably better for Jacob in the long run.
M: (Laughs). I like dogs, they’re really cute. And I love kittens, they’re so soft.
Q: They were talking about how you lost a tooth during the filming?
M: I lost like five.
Q: So did you have like one of those bridges in?
M: I think I had like four flippers. And I lost a molar, but it was ok with that one.
Q: And now you have all your teeth.
M: Yes, I do. I have all my big girl teeth. I am growing new molars in the back.
Q: So did you have to go to the dentist and get the flippers set several different times?
M: I had to go to the flipper Doctor. I usually go to one here, well not here-here but in LA. Dr. Smith, he’s the flipper Doctor. And I had another flipper Doctor in Vancouver.
Q: Did you film primarily just in Vancouver, or were you able to go to New Orleans also?
M: We had to shoot some of it in North Carolina, not North Carolina, Louisiana (laughs) and then we did in Vancouver.
Q: Awesome. Did you get to visit any cool places on your days off?
M: I did. We went to like this swampy kind of thing? (laughs). And we went to Cafe Du Monde.
Q: And are you looking forward to being part of the movie promo worldwide? And is there a country that you would like to visit?
M: I would like to visit China, I would like to visit London and Italy. I like Italy.
Q: Do you think you’ll get to go on something like The Tonight Show or David Letterman?
M: I don’t know!
Q: Have you thought about that?
M: I haven’t! (nervously).
Q: Oh, no, now I scared her! She’s going to panic, oh, no! Would you like to do something like that?
M: It would be fun! I’d like to go on The Ellen Show.
Q: You can show Ellen some of your Tae Kwon Do. That would be a great episode.
M: Yes!
What a great interview!!  Cant wait to see the movie!~ 27 DAYS GUYS! YAY!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Breaking Dawn P2: New Trailer Coming Soon!

is just
72 Days away!!!

A new trailer is rumored to air this Saturday, Sept 8th 2012! With that said..... Be on the lookout! For now please enjoy the trailer that so many of us just cant get enough of!
What are you looking forward to seeing in the new trailer?

Saturday, September 1, 2012



Letters To Twilight was able to interview Patrick Brennan aka Liam of the Irish Coven!


Dear Patrick Brennan (Can we call you Pat?)
We got a chance to phone chat with you recently for the Twilight fansite feature: New Face Friday and we learned that you, like your character Liam, are Irish and LOVE your Irish heritage. So before we get to the interview, here are (Lucky #7!)

7 Things we learned about Pat
  1. You could have been an extra in The Town (because of the way you sound & look)
  2. You’re CUTE adding to the list of drool-worthy Twilight cast members.
  3. You are, in fact, NOT from Boston and are not an Irish thug (although we wondered after hearing you talk…)
  4. You just had a baby daughter (We hope she doesn’t have super powers and grow extrodinarily fast and is named Nessie. Or falls in love with a werewolf. unless you’re into that sort of thing)
  5. You did not participate in wardrobe theft on the Breaking Dawn set (clearly someone didn’t get to know Rob Pattinson well enough)
  6. You forgot Taylor Lautner’s name because twice in the interview you said something along the lines of “Those 3– Robert Kristen and… those 3″ and finally said “Jacob” It’s okay. We call him Jacob too.
  7. (We learned this one from imdb) Some of your family members were/are movie stars. And we’re pretty sure your grandmother was a big movie star back in the day!

You’re one of the new vampires who has gotten a chance to interact with the fans at some Twilight conventions. Can you talk a little bit about what your experience has been with the Twilight fans so far?
Sure yeah. It’s been absolutely amazing. When I got involved in Twilight I knew it was a big deal, but I didn’t realize how big of a deal it was. And then you get to these conventions & you see these people who have formed a community, and they all support one another and are there for one another. And the way they support us– it’s almost a little— it’s a little crazy at first. But the way they support you and show you so much love it’s a great thing. I’m always humbled by it, and not to be corny or anything but I’m really touched by it.
When you found out you were going to work on this movie, who were you most excited to work with?
You know I have a scene with all the guys- Robert Pattinson – the 3 of those guys- and Kristen- I found them to be so… I was looking forward to meeting those three – I found them to be so welcoming and down to earth and normal. I don’t know what I was expecting but I wasn’t expecting that. I found them all to be really really great people. And funny and weird and cool. And when I did my scene with Jacob I was stumbling over lines and thought “wow—it’s too odd. I’m sitting across from these Twilight stars.” It took me awhile to get in my body & get in the scenes. I was nervous. And Michael Sheen- I’ve always admired him as an actor. And I didn’t get to do much with him, but I got to know him a little bit on set. I’ve always admired his work as an actor.
Your character is steeped in the history of Ireland and I was wondering if you brought any of that heritage to bear on how your portrayed the character?
I’m Irish. I come from Irish ancestors and my wife is from a section in Manhattan called Hells Kitchen which is all Irish. I have a lot of good friends that live in that area. So I find the Irish are my favorite kind of people. They’re a little crazy — have lived some tragic lives, but they still have their humor and they’re as tough as nails. They might drink a little too much, but that Irish thing runs pretty deep in me. I’m an Irishman myself. I have a clover tattooed on my arm. I’ve always had a connection to Irish people, ya know? When I was out at the convention in England I got to go to Dublin for the first time and hang out in the pubs and talk with the locals. It was a great experience. I had never been to Ireland before. And I got to sip some Guinness and sing some songs with REAL Irishman.
Do you have any fun stories you can share from filming? We love to hear stuff that you did on your off time!
Actors together are like overgrown children. We did a lot of silly little pranks on set. But we all as a group bonded instantly and we’d take trips into New Orleans every chance we could and enjoy the jazz- that was fun.
Who were you hanging out with?
Well Billy Tancredi and I became really close friends. Billy is actually the Godfather of my newborn daughter. We became really close. Rami Malek & I became close. Omar Metwally is a good friend. I met a lot of good people. That was my crew: Omar, Rami and Billy.
What was it like coming into such an established franchise. Did you feel like the new kid? What were your feelings joining everyone?
Well i was nervous- extremely nervous. Like I said Bill Condon and all those people and the guys that have been there through the whole thing- Robert and all those guys- they did have a way of putting you at ease. And I found them to be so normal. Maybe I was expecting them to be movie stars who were stand-offish, but they weren’t like that. I knew it was a big deal, but once you go to the conventions and see how big it is, it is pretty awesome.
I was just nervous. I did my scene the 2nd night there. And Bill [Condon] had to just calm me down. It was the biggest thing I’ve never been involved in- my big break, so I was extremely nervous. The people were so great from top to bottom- Bill Condon- I can’t say enough about him! What a decent, kind, artistic, gentle cool dude. He has a way of making you feel real involved- makes you feel like you mattered. He helped me with my nerves.
Tell us what you are taking away from being part of the last film and this fandom
That’s kind of deep! When this job came along I was really kind of at a low point in my life. [I was] really struggling as an actor & supporting myself and [my family]. And this job came along and I have nothing but gratitude for it. It just really saved my life- and I don’t know how to really put it. It’s given me confidence & self esteem and helped me make some strides in the business and I have nothing but gratitude for the whole thing. I feel very lucky, and I’m sure there were hundreds of people who came out to play Liam and it’s very humbling and I feel lucky. I feel lucky.
What were some of the things you did to bond with the other cast members on set?
You know it’s weird. you think there would be a couple people here and there you don’t get along with, but when you’re staying at the same hotel and you’re kinda on top of one another working all day, together you form all these great friendships and there was not one bad seed in the whole bunch. I think the people out there are gonna really love this new group of vampires. They are really good people. And it was kinda interesting- we got to the hotel and had dinner and I think we all really liked each other which is important because sometimes we’d spend sometimes 15 hours together on set and it was pretty instant! We really liked each other and spent time together outside of– even when we weren’t working- nobody holed up in their room. We all got together and did things together because we all genuinely liked each other. That was the cool thing. It was a great experience. People were so great!
What did you think of your costume and who else’s costume really surprised you when you first saw them in it?
I loved my costume. I’m kinda a t-shirt and jeans kind of guy. I don’t pay attention to what I wear. I never looked so cool in my life. I really haven’t! I had the Irish thing going, but it was a hip Irish thing. I can honestly say I looked pretty darn cool.
Guri Weinberg and Noel Fisher had some pretty outrageous costumes and they had to get into them every day. They didn’t look too comfortable. They looked amazing, but… I just had a tweed jacket and vest, gloves with the fingers cut off- a great hat. You put that on & put those eyes on, and it’s not hard to pretend you’re an Irishman! I tried to steal them but it didn’t work out.
Could you tell us a little bit about the dance off that we’re hearing about- the thing everyone put together to surprise Bill Condon?
I’m not sure who came up with it- it might have been Mia Maestro, but I said to myself “we’re not going to be able to pull this one off” because we met just once before and got the whole routine down. And I thought- I don’t know- this might fail miserably, but it was one of those natural things that when it happened it came together so beautifully. It was one of the real highlights for me. It was a lot of fun.
We’ll bring you Guinness in November, Pat!


Friday, August 24, 2012

It’s another New Face Fridays!
  This time an interview with one of the new vampires cast in Breaking Dawn Part 2. Together with other favorite Twilight fansites, was able to interview one of the new vampires to get to know more about them in our beloved fandom.
This week, they interviewed the lovely Angela Sarafyan who plays Tia, Benjamin’s mate from the Egyptian coven.


With Stephenie Meyer being on the set did you get a chance to talk with her and get any new insight about your character Tia?
Angela: I did. I did get a chance to talk to her. We actually spoke briefly about how she cam up with the character. And I don’t even know if it’s really coming up with but there’s just a little bit of a talk about how Benjamin and Tia came from poverty and kind of struggled until the met Amun and Kebi. It was interesting to hear her perspective on the character.
Was it nice having her there?

Angela: Yeah, of course, it was kind of cool. It was like having a legend on set in a way. Because she wrote all those books and she came up with those stories. And then to actually meet the person that did that, that was kind of surreal. It was kind of surreal to be on that set in general.

How did you prepare for your role once you got cast? Had you read the series before hand?

Angela: No, I hadn’t read the series beforehand. Actually how I got ready initially was I saw the third film before my audition and was readying all your sites actually about everything twilight. Because I had a short time to get ready for the audition so basically it all started from you guys. There is so much information that you put out there. I felt fortunate to have all the sites available. After I heard I got the part, I had briefly read summaries of the books before the audition, then after that I read it. I read the full book and completely saw all the movies, and got a sense of the world I was coming into.

I was wondering if you could tell us what it was like seeing yourself in full out vampire gear the first time.

Angela: I didn’t know what it was going to look like. It was trippy. It was, I don’t look anything like that. I was really cool because I don’t look anything like my character in the movie at all. From my hair to my makeup, to the clothes that I wear, I don’t look anything like it. I even think I look, there’s this picture out now of all the vampires, and I don’t even think it looks like me. That picture, she looks Egyptian. It’s crazy that this transformation happened. It was cool to finally play a character that didn’t look anything like me.
I was wondering, since you are Egyptian do you use an accent or how you make your voice a little different?

Angela: Nothing was different. There’s a slight accent, but everything was just really subtle and real. Also with our looks we’re really different from the other vampires. Just so you know. We are all golden. We are not white. Being Egyptian, that is one of the things that stood out. We look really good. So there wasn’t anything too extreme about it. Which I liked. I think it kept it real. As real as a vampire is.

What was it like coming into such an established set? What was it like to feel like the new kid?

Angela: I think that I had that experience initially, but what’s interesting is that there was so many of us that we became the people that everyone else was gonna try to fit into. There were so many vampires and so many actors there. Initially it was… I am trying to think of the correct word because the very first scene that we shot was at the Casbah , and I remember just going on that set and seeing Elisabeth Reaser and their facesthat I’d seen posters of and these faces that I’d seen in the films. I couldn’t digest it. I couldn’t look at it and go oh whatever, who cares, they are just actors, it was surreal. The whole thing was completely surreal. I remember I came on set the day before we were shooting, or two days before, and I saw Kristen sitting there, and I was like that’s the girl. There’s the face that I’ve been seeing and hearing everywhere. There’s that little head. It was interesting to finally see them in the flesh. It was not as intimidating as you think. Just a very crazy thing to see these things for real.

When you came into this, who were you most excited to work with?

Angela: I was looking forward to meeting Rami because he was going to play my man. I know technically I should be excited to meet Kristen and Rob and all those cats and I was happy to meet them, I really was, but I think that most excited about it was meeting Rami because we were going to be mates, as vampires can be. We were mates. I didn’t know who he was and it was a lovely surprise. It was just a great surprise. I think when you see the film, you will think that we are a couple, which is cool. We really found what was special between us.

Whose idea was the photo pose for the EW Comic Con photo booth?

Angela: It just happened. Nobody had an idea. I went and I stood there and we didn’t know what to do. It just happened.

It was really good.

Angela: Thanks, I love that picture too.

What was the most challenging part of playing this role?

Angela: I don’t think it was challenging actually. I didn’t find it to be very challenging. I kinda just took everything from one moment to the next. I don’t know, I would think that the right answer was that it wasn’t really challenging, it was fun. It was interesting and fun to approach based on the world that was being created. If that makes any sense. Because I didn’t know really what I was walking into, so everything was kind of created in the moment. I had ideas, but those ideas can be thrown out the window once you walk on a set, and you see what’s really going on. So then you create in the moment, which makes it more exciting. It wasn’t a challenge, so it was more fun than difficult in any way working on this part. Creating real relationships and building the characters from there. I guess, ultimately. And there werepleasant surprises along the way. There are pleasant surprises because you don’t know who you are going to meet. So when you have connections with other actors, like Kristen and I and Rob and Rami and Omar and a lot of us had real connections. People had real chemistry. It was surprising that those thingshappened and I was happy for them. And you create friends as well.
Absolutely gorgeous and such a sweetie! Can’t wait to see her as Tia.
Wow what a great interview!! Check out Pure Twilight on facebook for the next New Face Fridays soon!

Friday, August 10, 2012

NEW FACE FRIDAYS~ Tracey Heggins aka Senna (Amazon Coven)

This week New Face Friday's features Tracey Heggins, who plays Senna in The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn Part 2! Each week a fan site is hosting one of the new vampires from the last film in the saga… We hope you really enjoy reading about Tracey, and her experience playing Senna
from Twilight Series Theories


Tracey: Hi! How are you guys?

Tracey: I am excited to talk to you guys!

Q: We just saw the posters of you and Zafrina. The other actors have talked about what they first thought when they saw themselves. What was your first reaction when you saw the hair and the make up, and the outfit and the eyes?

Tracey: Roar! (sound) That is exactly what I thought! Whoa! This has an earthy, sexy quality to it, so I was all for it. It’s very exciting!

Q: Speaking of what you look like… You are baring a lot in your outfit. I’m wondering if you had to diet or work out? What was your regiment?

Tracey: Yeah! I have to work out. I’m a hippy girl… I have hips and curves. Literally, when I had the fitting, I had a King Size Snicker bar in my purse. After I had seen the outfit, on my way out, I dropped it into the trash can.


I was, like, oh, no, no, no, no! But yeah, I do a lot of yoga. And, on set it was easy to be disciplined because Kellan Lutz is up there working out all day long, and the rest of them were fighting to get to the gym before shoot time. So, you know, it was a lot of camaraderie at the gym because we were all on camera.
Renesmee shows Senna (at left) and Zafrina (right) her gift....

Q: You were a big fan of the books and the franchise before getting cast. When you were cast who was the first person you told, when you were aloud to tell?

Tracey: Oh! My sister! My sister’s my best friend. It literally blew my mind, because I’m such a sic-fi, fantasy, you know, fan. And, I’m in love with love. Stephenie really captured that first love, that first passion. So, it was just an honor, I was jumping over the moon, and yelling! And, she was looking at me, my sister, and asking, “What the heck are you yelling about?” I was like, “I just got the job, it’s an amazing opportunity!”

Q: I’ve hear Mackenzie and Judi talk a lot about working with you, but I haven’t heard you talk about working with them. Can you talk a little about your relationship on set and off?

Tracey: Wow! They’re both my girls! I’m telling you… That Mackenzie is something beautiful and something special! She was my test student for my children’t books. I would read to her and she would give me her notes. She would come to set with pictures drawn of my characters, which was amazing. She’s just a sweet honest soul, she’s a nice little girl. We’d have walks looking at the ducks and things, we really honestly became friends and, well, I’m that age at heart! So what can I say? It’s not a stretch for me, I think I’m a little girl. And then, Judi, I cannot go shopping with her because we like the same things, and if I have a quarter in my purse we’ll go to the mall and figure out how to spend it. Judi is the best shopping mate of all time! She likes funky items. Even though we are so different, we are so much alike. Like, for instance, she’s got this ‘rocker’ kind of quality, and Iove classic things. But for some reason, we’ll end up buying the same things but putting them on totally different. It was truly a blessing.
Tracey Heggins (aka Senna, pictured at left) plays Senna of the Amazon Coven. She is joined by Zafrina (Judy Shekoni)

Q: I was wondering if when you were preparing did you get a chance to talk with Stephenie about these characters, or was there any pow-wow about how she saw them and how you were going to portray them?

Tracey: Yeah, yeah! It was exciting! Very, very exciting! She was literally on set the whole time we were shooting and she was so available and so kind. So if we had any kind of question she was open to answer them. We’d ask, “What do you think we would do here?” And she was very receptive. That was really a blessing. I mean, I was in awe! I love Stephenie Meyer… I’ve read The Host, and everything. At first I was speechless, and then, she’s so warm and so kind, what can you say, but thank you!

Q: So you had some of your first Twilight experiences with the Breaking Dawn Part 1 Premiere and Comic Con this year. How are you handling it and what are you looking forward to when the movie actually gets in theaters?

Tracey: The Twilight fans, in particular, are just so kind and the reception has been so warm. So I’m just riding the wave. It’s a nice place to be as an actor. You couldn’t have been blessed any more to be able to do this and have the fans support you. So I haven’t seen the movie so I’m curious. I don’t know what I expect. I just know that it was a blessing to work on the project. I met so many friends, like Mackenzie and Judi. Working with them, Toni Trucks, Valerie, all of them, Erik, Noel Fisher. I met so many great people, so hopefully through this, I’ll maintain my friendships.

Q: Your character doesn’t really have a special super power in the movie, but if you could choose any power for your character which one would you like it to be?

Tracey: Oh boy! That is so good! I mean all of them are so awesome! What special power? I mean… I guess she would like to have a shield, but then… Ahhhhh! Oh golly! I mean there are so many I would like a piece of all of them. Um, let me see which power would I want? I guess to electrocute people! I mean, my character’s a fighter, and that would go well with her. (Laughs) That was a good power to have. I think it’s so fun, so I guess that one.

Q: If you had a favorite thing to shoot, was there a moment you were, like, ‘Wow!’?

Tracey: Yeah! My first ‘Wow!’ moment was when I got on set, but pretty much the scenes when we all, it’s in the trailer, when we all said that we want to stand by the Cullens. Just watching everybody in action, I thought that was a good moment. Because, it was something… I don’t want to use the word teaser, but I just think that it was just one of those surreal moments for me. Looking around and watching everybody else and say that we want to help the Cullen’s out, that was a big moment for me. I thought it was awesome.

Q: Looking at your costume, I think you and Judi both have a costume, as you said, a smaller costume, and everyone is always talking about the wolves having to be in the cold with not a lot on. I think you’re the first girls to be in the cold with not a lot on. How did you buck up against all the cold weather wearing what you were wearing?

Tracey: Oh Wow! They provided us with heaters and all kinds of stuff. We had, like, foot warmies on. It still was jarring, as soon as you walk out. We’re deep in Canada, and walk out, and the cold does hit you. But I think that we were so full of adrenaline from being on set, and being in Twilight that it didn’t really effect us much. We moved around so much that I think we were working off adrenaline, but then as soon as your ending the day you realize it’s kind of cold out here… With our little outfits on. Everyone could hear me coming down the hallway because I had all the puka shells, and you’d hear me, like, “clack, clack, clack”. The first two days it was driving me crazy, but then I missed it afterwards. I was like, “Awe man! I have no theme music!”

Q: Did you get to keep anything from set, or from your costumes or anything?

Tracey: I tried, but no! They were checking my bag on the way out! No, I guess they never know if we’re going to be reshooting, or what’s going on, so the set, they keep those just in case.

Q: We saw in the promotional pictures the makeup around your eyes, but in the film we don’t see that. Is that something we will actually see in the movie, or is it just in the promotional shot?

Tracey: No! You’ll see that in the movie, I don’t want to spoil anything, but yeah! You’ll see our makeup… Our special makeup!


Tracey: It was fun! At first when they put it on me, I was like, “Hey! What are you doing? What is this going to look like?” But after we got it on, were like, “Wow! This is super cool!” It goes with the contacts and the hair, because as you can see I have really short hair. Everything, it’s so fun, such a blessing… I cannot complain at all! That is super fun, when they’re experimenting putting makeup on you and making you look fierce. It was just great, even playing in the makeup, I’m such a girl!

Q: In the books, Senna doesn’t talk much. Do you have lines in the movie?

Zafrina plays Senna's Amazon Coven "Sister"
Tracey: Yeah! In the trailer, I have my little line there. In general, yes. I like that you brought that up. Senna is very quiet, you know, she’s watching. She’s there to protect Zafrina, and she’s kind of scared. In my backstory, the last time she’s seen the modern world, they were making a muck of her village and moving things. She is that quiet, kind of watching… And then she meets the Cullen’s and you can’t help but fall in love with them. But yeah, Senna is always constantly checking out, and figuring are these good people or are these bad people? How are they feeling? She doesn’t have a whole lot to say, because she really wants to see what’s going on. Is Zafrina going to be safe, and now is this baby going to be safe? What’s going to happen? She’s very fierce, and she’s almost like a lioness. She’s maternal and visceral.

It’s all about forceful presence!

Tracey: Yeah!

Thank you, Tracey and Twilight Series Theory for this spectacular interview!!!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Casey Lebow spoilers! Secrets of Breaking Dawn P2!

Summit Entertainment is starting New Face Fridays today, where every Friday, an interview with a new cast member from Breaking Dawn will be released!This week, made an interview with Casey LaBow, aka Kate of the Denali Coven!


Q: Can you tell us about your audition process for the role of Kate?
A: I believe it was five [auditions], if I remember correctly, it was four or five. Initially, they didn’t tell us which part was for, it was for a “Russian sister.” We weren’t given the exact specifications and we were given these fake scenes that were sort of relevant to the story but weren’t actually from the script. They were sort of this rewrite to make it ambiguous so we wouldn’t know who it was, because if you didn’t get the part they didn’t want you walking away with any plot details. I went back in several different times, they wanted me to do different things like straighten my hair because they thought it looked too much like somebody else, then they gave me some new material. There were a lot of people who had to make the decision and everyone had to come in line. It was my part they had some trouble with because according to Maggie [Grace] and MyAnna [Buring] they just sent tapes in and several weeks later found out they got the role. I didn’t have as easy of a time getting the job.

Q: At what point did you first meet Lee Pace and what was it like working with him?
A: I absolutely adore that man, he is just a delight! You have to get really close to a person when they’re playing your lover, and we just got along right away. I met him on set the first day and the first scene we shot together we had already progressed quickly through the love story so we had to pull it all together right away.

Q: How did you prepare yourself for the role of Kate?
A: Obviously a lot was given in the books, but I also did a lot of online research because the fan following online is so prevalent and there’s a lot of discussion of stuff even outside of the book. So when I read the book, I obviously read all of the parts where Kate and her sisters and her family were present. Then I did some research on where we came from and where we were living, Denali, etc. Kate’s been alive for such a long time, so I did a brief overview of the centuries that she lived in. I familiarized myself with the events she got to witness and the places she got to be which was really fun because I could have been in Versailles with Marie Antoinette or anywhere at anytime. I got to make those decisions and have those backstories in my head.

Q: A lot of the characters are going to have CGI powers, do you think yours will?
A: Yes

Q: Can you go into detail at all? Will you shock Edward?
A: I definitely shock some creatures. Short of them actually giving me a taser to use while we were filming, they have to do some special effects on it. There was a rig and there were some special movie magic moments that happened. We had a really great special effects team on the movie on set and obviously people are doing post-effects in the editing room afterwards. I haven’t seen it yet, but I wish I could tell you more.

Q: You said you did some investigating online. Was is somewhat intimidating to come into this franchise that was so huge and had such a big fan base? What worried you the most and/or what comforted you the most?
A: At first I was really nervous. I discovered while doing press for Breaking Dawn – Part 1, and now for part 2, that there is something about the love for this series and for these characters that I really enjoy discussing with the fans. A lot of actors don’t like doing interviews and talking to fans, but I really enjoy it. You see their eyes light up because there’s this world that they identify with and attach to and enjoy immensely. It’s such an honor to be apart of that because there were a lot of other girls out there who were in the running for this part but for some magical reason I got it.

Q: You were saying that the fans are super passionate about Twilight. What is something that you are passionate about right now?
A: I always say this, I’ve never had anything that I’d be willing to camp out for but I will tell you that I really love Florence and the Machine, I have a little bit of an obsession with her. Other than that, I love Woody Allen films. But nothing that I would camp out for, I haven’t found that thing yet.

Q: I read online that you were really into musicals while growing up. Any aspirations?
A: I trained at a theater school for a couple of years. I would love to go back to New York and do some more stage work, it’s been on my mind as of late. With musicals you have to be willing to put in 190,000% because it’s easy to make a fool out of yourself doing them.

Q: Can you tell us how your experience at Comic-Con was?
A: It was really mellow. The only time I saw anything that really concerned me was at Tent City last year when they had trampled over a girl when Kellan showed up. This year, there was a very tragic incident that happened at Comic Con before we got there, but other than that I’ve been really lucky. I haven’t seen anybody totally freak out or have anything frightening happen.

Q: Speaking of Kellan, can you tell us a little about the Bernard Project that you and him worked on in Baton Rouge?
A: It’s this really lovely charity that Kellan got involved with when he was down there shooting another movie. He brought us down there and it’s a really great charity because you can just show up and they will put you to work. A of time charities want to you train or do this and do that, but we showed up and they gave us hammers and said “do this.” We helped to rebuild a home of a woman that had been flooded during Hurricane Katrina. St. Bernard Parish is right next to the Lower 9th Ward, but it didn’t get the same amount of attention that the Lower 9th Ward got, even though it was just as badly destroyed. It was really moving, we got there and a lady spoke to us about what had happened and I got a little misty-eyed. It was really lovely to go and do that on our day off. Kellan is a very avid in his charity work and really committed to it.

Q: What was the different between filming the wedding scene and the final battle scene in Breaking Dawn – Part 2?
A: When we were shooting the wedding, it was like panic at the disco because it was outdoors and there were helicopters flying over our heads, and paparazzi, and we were trying to keep the dress hidden. It was this anxious, panicky thing happening on set. With the “final confrontation,” as we like to call it, we were on a sound stage. While it was much more grueling and it took much longer to shoot, it was a lot calmer because we had this privacy, this shield from the world, if you will. But at the same time, we shot it for six weeks. When you shoot any kind of action-based thing, it’s so technical and it takes a really long time. I don’t want to give way too much of it because it’s really special and I want everyone to be able to enjoy it.

Q: You spent time with Kellan outside of filming, are there any other cast members you’ve maintained friendships with now that filming is done?
A: Yeah, Julia Jones, Maggie Grace, Mia Maestro, MyAnna Buring, Christian Camargo, Lee Pace, Rami Malek, Bill Tangradi, Guri Weinburg, a lot of people. Some people I see more often than others but everybody really does keep in touch.

Q: We heard about how great it was to work with Bill Condon. Was there any specific moment for you as an actress that particularly stood out? Did he do anything to bring the cast together or take charge of a situation?
A: My favorite thing about Bill was that regardless if there were 80 people or 6 people on set he took the time to come up to each actor and have a private moment and discuss what was happening in that scene. That’s really important because I’ve been on other sets where the directors are yelling on bullhorns and not having intimate communication with the actors to make sure that every moment is taken care of and dealt with. Bill made me feel safe as an actor.

Q: Did Stephenie Meyer tell you anything about Kate’s backstory that you found helpful or interesting?
A: I didn’t ask her much about Kate’s backstory because I had done so much of my own research. But there were some technical things about her special power that I did discuss with her, but I don’t want to tell you what it is right now because I don’t want to ruin anything.

Q: Looking back, is there a favorite day or moment on set that you can talk about?
A: There was a day where I shot a scene with Lee Pace, Kellan, Rob, and Kristen. There were a couple of other people there, but the scene took place between myself, Rob, Kristen, Lee, and Kellan. I really enjoyed that day, we had a lot of fun. You’ll see the scene.

Q: Has being in the Twilight Saga opened any career doors for you?
A: Yes and no. It has and hasn’t. I think that because there was a little tiny teaser of us in [Breaking Dawn] part 1, I think we may see more of that when part 2 comes out. Because of the secrecy we need to keep in order to protect the film and the integrity of the story, I haven’t seen as much of it as I’m sure I’ll see in November when the movie comes out.

Q: Do you have any other upcoming projects?
A: I had one that was meant to shoot in April but the lead actor who also wrote it got another job so we had to put it on hold. It’s this really lovely indie romantic comedy that Abigail Spencer wrote called Wrong Number. Hopefully we’ll shoot it in the fall. She actually wrote the part for me so I’m really excited for it. It’s about a couple that meets on a wrong number phone call.