Hi you guys,
As I mentioned a while back the move was planned weeks ago, yet always something happened. Well, now we’ve done it. Still this is not the domain name move I was mentioning but to a new free blog server. Sorry guys but business is low :P.
Anyway… starting on Monday 08.02.2010 we are on blogspot.com… I found it more useful and now I’ve made the move.
Step by step all the old posts will be moved there also, but for now you can read the latest 100 posts plus a few new ones.
So, the new address is http://twilight-s-news.blogspot.com/ learn it, bookmark it, share it… eh… you know what to do with it… Use it and abuse it…
Ah… there’s a poll there that I hope you’ll take a look at and maybe even vote on it… Please do so. It would mean the world to me…
Thank you guys!
I really won’t mind trading my life and soul for this house… :)) 😛 :D…
If you think about it, being a vampire is much too fun not to trade all that… That if you’re one of Stephenie Meyer’s vampires…
And this house is just to die for… no pun intended :P:P:P
There’s a lot of debates out there about the two most prolific francizes Twilight and Harry Potter. Let’s get things strait once and for all. Who’s the best?(more…)
Sorry for no source but I got it a long time ago and I don’t really remember where from.
My favorites from the books and movies are Alice and Jasper… You can say that I’m team Alice and Jasper… So for me… thia is the best pic ever… Source
Twilight’s First Family Peter Facinelli (Carlisle), Kellan Lutz (Emmett), Ashley Greene (Alice) and Nikki Reed (Rosalie): The Cullens Talk ‘Eclipse’
The undead Cullens have finally come to terms with Edward’s human love Bella, as the pair moves closer to marriage. In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the Cullens are ready to fight for her against an army of newborn vampires.
That meant lots of action for Peter Facinelli (Carlisle), Kellan Lutz (Emmett), Ashley Greene (Alice) and Nikki Reed (Rosalie). They told Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf why they believe in the power of eternal love and the power of Stephenie Meyer’s novels on the big screen.
No guessing about who’s coming to dinner.
Peter Facinelli: “Doesn’t everyone have someone like Edward in their family that seems to be in a problematical relationship? You’re like, ‘I really wish they weren’t dating that person,’ but because you love them you just smile and say, ‘Welcome to the family.’ I think love makes you do some pretty crazy things like even giving your life up for all eternity.”
Nikki Reed: “I mean, ask my brother how many girls he’s tried to date and how many have lasted after the family met them. I grew up very fast and I moved out very young, so when I’ve been in serious relationships, it was somehow much easier to bring a guy home to meet my family.”
Keeping love off the menu.
Peter Facinelli: “Edward shouldn’t really play with his food though. Romancing Bella is like falling in love with your mashed potatoes. Our family is living on a really strict bloodless diet, and when you’re on a diet you get cranky sometimes. I’ve always said, ‘Why don’t the Cullens have a petting farm, like a little zoo in the backyard, so if we want like a snack, we just go and grab a squirrel. It would be like having a candy bar or something.”
Fighting for Bella and Edward.
Peter Facinelli: “We trained for six weeks to take on the ‘newborns’ who are the bad vampires. We all loved the action stuff. My daughter came down and was watching one of the scenes. After we filmed it, I let her try. It was awesome. This 12-year-old girl was throwing this stunt guy across the room. That’s how good those guys make us look.”
The biggest fan magnet.
Kellan Lutz: “We’ve all stayed so down to earth, and it’s just funny to see life change for the people around us, especially Rob. It’s like when a fan lunges at him and you only see one bodyguard around, and then ten more jump out of the crowd where they’ve been hiding. God, it’s crazy to think about needing a bodyguard. But Rob can’t take any chances. He’s a heartthrob, but he’s also a great guy and we all love him because he hasn’t changed as a person.”
A strange Twi-hard encounter.
Kellan Lutz: “When we were filming in Oregon I was in my hotel room and there was a knock on the door. I thought it was my castmates because we were all going out to get some dinner. I had just gotten out of the shower and I grabbed a towel. Thank God I didn’t just throw open the door because I was practically naked. I heard voices going, ‘Emmett, we’re your fans’ and I could tell they were near tears. So I put some clothes on as fast as I could, opened the door and it was two lovely ladies holding a giant basket full of goodies for all of us.”
It’s all between the covers.
Ashley Greene: “I remember I read the first book in a day and a half and fell in love with it, and went right on to read the second and third. That’s when I understood why people are so totally into the story. I remember when I finally got cast, I was so ecstatic that I just burst into tears. I didn’t realize it was going to be such a huge deal until we started filming in Portland and my mom was like ‘Do you have a fan site yet?’ I was like, ‘People don’t know who I am.’ Now, everywhere there are screaming fans.”
Who’s your daddy?
Peter Facinelli: “I am in charge. We spent a lot of time together in rehearsals, a lot of time helping each other out. I think there’s a bond there because we all respected each other as actors. When I see them, they put a smile on my face. I have a profound love, like a family love, for all of the Cullens and for Bella and for Jacob. I just want to go over and give them a hug. I enjoy them. We did things together like they’d come over and play poker at the end of a day of filming.”
It doesn’t matter if you’re Team Edward or Team Jacob, both sides would agree ‘Alice’ is one of the most engaging – and interesting – characters in the Twilight universe. As brought to life on the screen by the gorgeous Ashley Greene, Alice is someone you’d want as your sister or best friend, despite the fact she’s a powerful vampire who can see the future.
The action heats up in the third film of the Twilight series, Eclipse, with Alice and the whole Cullen family doing battle against a gang of newborn vampires created to do the bidding of Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard). And although preparing for battle – and the continuation of the Jacob/Bella/Edward love story – is the focus of the film, Eclipse also takes the time to show the close, loving relationships between members of the Cullen family, with scenes spotlighting the origin of Jasper (Jackson Rathbone) and Alice’s relationship.
I’ve been fortunate to be able to sit down with Ashley Greene for exclusive interviews prior to the release of all three Twilight movies and, as with Alice in the films, Greene has really come into her own over the course of shooting the Twilight films. Greene’s become highly sought after by directors outside of the Twilight franchise, and recently completed work on Butter alongside Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Garner (two veteran actors who know what it’s like to be part of a popular franchise). However, despite the fact Greene’s got a lot going on professionally, this interview’s all about Eclipse with a little Breaking Dawn thrown in for good measure.
Exclusive Interview with Ashley Greene – ‘Alice’ in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Now that you’ve finished the third film of the Twilight series, is being a part of this franchise everything you expected it to be?
Ashley Greene: “I don’t think I expected it to be this. It certainly hasn’t let me down in any way, but I don’t think any of us had any idea of the scale of what it would become and the phenomenon that it’s become. I don’t think you can really conjure that up in your head because when was the last time you have seen something like this happen?”
It hasn’t – not even with the cast of Harry Potter. Are you hounded all the time?
Ashley Greene: “Yes, there’s always paparazzi. I live in LA so I’m sure…I think if I lived in New York maybe, or Florida, but LA there are so many paparazzi it’s crazy. It isn’t too awful until it gets close to release dates. That’s when it gets crazy.”
Has it changed your perspective on acting in general, being part of a franchise like this?
Ashley Greene: “Not really. I love it just as much as the day I started. There isn’t anything to compare it with because I think in Hollywood, or in this profession, there’s really no plan. You’re never going to walk down the same road as somebody else, so I never had any kind of thought of how it would happen. I definitely know I’m lucky, and I definitely know it doesn’t happen for a lot of people. I’m just enjoying it right now. It’s opened up a ton of doors and I’m jumping at the opportunity and working like a maniac.”
Has your approach to playing Alice changed over the course of the three films? Do you like her better now than when you started?
Ashley Greene: “She’s a great character and I’ve always loved Alice. Of course, it’s changed since we’re working with different directors each time. This character is essentially me at certain points. You know what I mean? I’m so aware of everything little thing about Alice’s life. I’ve been immersed in this Twilight world, so sometimes there are things that I don’t notice or things I don’t think about. Because you see yourself every single day and you don’t notice if your hair is different or you don’t notice if you’ve gained or lost weight; other people notice it. Having these other directors come in is kind of nice since they give me a different perspective. She has grown a little bit in different ways with each director, I think.”
She gets to be involved in the film more than she has been in the previous films. That must be really nice for you. All this hard work and now you’re on the screen more.
Ashley Greene: “New Moon was fun for that reason. And the third, Eclipse, is awesome too because we all got to interact and everyone’s part got bigger. We all kind of got a piece of the action.”
And you got to do more scenes with Jackson Rathbone. It was nice to see that relationship develop. Did you guys do anything special to get that bond, other than working on the films together?
Ashley Greene: “It’s going through this whole thing, all of us kind of created a bond that a lot of people will probably never experience in the way we have. It’s hard to explain to people sometimes what’s going on unless they go through it.”
“He made me laugh from the very beginning; from day one when we met it was instant. There was chemistry there and we knew it was going to be so simple. The more we get to know each other, the more it grows. It’s been certainly a positive being around each other versus being a negative.”
“Yes, it was totally fun to interact with him a little more on screen. I think the fans will be excited that you do get to see it. You get to see a little flirtation. You’ll get to see that with everyone in the family. There are points where we get to pick on each other, we’re showing off, we’re fighting, stuff like that. There are more playful elements to the film, thought it’s also darker. It’s very odd that we got both of those in there.”
It is darker and you get to do action stunts that you haven’t done before.
Ashley Greene: “Yes. I got a little taste of it in New Moon, just a little tease. We were all really excited to do that. I was thinking, ‘Well, I have a background in martial arts. I did a little cheer and dance,’ so I was totally ready for them to throw it on us and they did. Every day or every other day we were working at it, and I think it paid off and was totally worth it.”
The action looks good onscreen. David Slade is a lot different director than the past two, so what did he do that helped you out?
Ashley Greene: “He definitely brought…he has a dark, sarcastic sense of humor. Luckily my father is very sarcastic and so am I, so I quite enjoy David. I think Summit has done a good job of selecting directors to really compliment the tone of the film, and the tone of Eclipse is darker. It’s got a little more weight to it. We’re dealing with some crazy issues in this one and everything is a little intense in this film. I think he did a good job of honing in on that without overdoing it and making it too dramatic. He did a great job in making this a really intense dramatic, dark film without over-killing it.”
How do you think it really compares to the other two? Is it just darker? Is that what you would say is the big difference?
Ashley Greene: “Absolutely. I don’t know if intense is the right word. It’s definitely real, in this one there’s definitely no fairy tale. The first one, I mean everything from the scenery to the interaction between Bella and Edward was the result of that fairy tale element and in this, even with the love triangle there is a lot of pain. I think it’s a little more adult than the other two.”
The next one is even more adult. Do you think Breaking Dawnwill still manage a PG 13 rating? Can they pull it off?
Ashley Greene: “They are going to have to. Luckily we have Bill Condon, and I think he is very well qualified.”
Have you met him yet?
Ashley Greene: “I haven’t met him yet but I know, as a lot of people know, his work. Again, Summit has not failed us yet with picking directors for the films. I’m sure he can tackle it and we are all excited about it. Luckily, I think, this is happening over the course of four years basically, so at least [the audience] is growing older with us. I think that there are some things that we might have to skip over a little bit. It’s going to have to be very specific how it’s portrayed on the screen.”
What do you think about dividing Breaking Dawn into two films?
Ashley Greene: “I’m certainly not against it. I think it’s weird that it’s coming to an end. At least we know that we have two more of these coming versus one, so we have two more premiers and two more press junkets that give us a little more time with each other. We always say we are very lucky because we don’t say goodbye, we say ‘see you later,’ and we get to come back. So it will be very interesting in the last days ofTwilight.”
How are you going to handle that?
Ashley Greene: “I don’t know. I would hope that we all would stay in touch. It’s hard because we’re all busy. Twilight has given us all good opportunities that we’re all jumping at. As much as we want to hang all the time, you know, Kellan [Lutz] is in Montreal and Jackson [Rathbone] is touring around the world with his band, which makes it difficult.”
“Back to Breaking Dawn, I think, well the book is quite lengthy, basically double the size of the original, of Twilight, so I think it makes sense to be able to split it into two films.”
Is there anything from the books involving Alice, from the three Twilight films you’ve done now, that you wish would have been included in the movies?
Ashley Greene: “I’m pretty happy with it. You know what I wish that was in the original? There is a moment between Alice and Bella where Alice is talking about Bella turning into a vampire and she explains to her how Edward would be angry about it. It was this really nice moment between Alice and Bella that didn’t end up making it into the final script. That would have been cool, but I’m pretty happy with everything, with the way it is turning out. It’s a good balance that Alice has got really sweet parts, gets to be girlie and plan parties, and she also gets to kick butt in the next film. I get to see the future, what else could happen.”
Bella and Edward
The heart and soul of Twilight, Bella Swan and Edward Cullen have captured the imagination of millions worldwide. This modern-day Romeo and Juliet come from very different worlds – human and vampire. Everything is conspiring to keep them apart, but their intense chemistry and passion for one another will not be denied. To quote another Shakespeare play, the course of true love did never run smooth, and Bella and Edward know that for a fact. Their relationship has put both of them in danger — and it’s only going to get worse. Will their love be enough?
Bella and Jacob
Most of us have had this experience: One of your parent’s friends has a kid the same age you are, so you’re expected to be friends, with maybe a bit of puppy love thrown in. However, most of us don’t encounter a guy like Jacob at the backyard barbecue — sweet, caring, abs of steel, and oh yeah, that puppy love is literal because he becomes a werewolf. Jacob has been a stalwart friend to Bella since she first moved to Forks, but the relationship deepened when Edward left town. Now Jacob wants something more with Bella, and Bella may not be able to resist. This triangle is one of the essential struggles of the whole series.
Carlisle and Esme
Husband and wife Carlisle and Esme are the proud parents of the Cullen coven, but it took almost 300 years for them to find each other. Carlisle became a vampire in 1640s, and lived alone for years. He managed to go to night school at some point over the course of three centuries and became a doctor. In 1911, he treated a sprightly teenager’s broken leg… and met his future wife. Carlisle encountered Esma again in 1921, after she attempted suicide after the death of her child. Seeing she was near death, Carlisle turned her. Soon after, they fell in love and married. As time went on, their family grew as more vampires joined their coven.
Alice and Jasper
People talk about a couple who were “meant to be,” but with Alice and Jasper, we mean it. Alice had a vision of her soulmate and finally found him in a diner in Philadelphia. The lovebirds then tracked down the Cullens and joined the peace-loving, “vegetarian” coven. The relationship is not without its troubles, which often center around Bella — Alice considers Bella to be like a sister, while Jasper… well, he sometimes considers Bella to be like a really good steak.
Rosalie and Emmett
It’s a tale as old as time: Boy meets girl, boy turns out to be abusive idiot who rapes and nearly kills girl, girls gets turned into a vampire by a kindly doctor, girl gets rejected by boy for the first time in her life, girl sulks, girl meets boy who has been partially eaten by a bear, boy also gets turned into a vampire by the same kindly doctor, girl and boy become soulmates who will never be parted. While their love is strong, Rosalie isn’t always happy with their lives — she desperately wants to have a baby, but vampires can’t conceive.
James and Victoria
Love can make you do some awful things… especially when you’re a bloodthirsty vampire. James and Victoria’s love affair was cut short when the Cullens killed James (although to be fair, James was trying to kill Bella at the time.) Alas, Victoria holds a grudge, and she decides that Edwards needs to suffer like she did. Victoria vows to kill Bella to avenge James’ death, and she’s pretty serious about it, even creating an army of newborn vamps to take on the Cullens so she can destroy Bella. How’s that for a sign of true devotion? (Truthfully, we’d prefer flowers. Maybe chocolates. We’ll pass on the army and the bringing of death.)
Sam and Leah
Leah Clearwater and Sam Uley were young lovebirds before their transformations into werewolves. You’d think the couple that shapeshifts together stays together, but you’d be wrong: Sam imprinted on Leah’s cousin, Emily Young, making her his one true love for all eternity. Once Leah makes her own transformation into a werewolf, she understands that Sam and Emily were meant to be, but that doesn’t make it any easier for her to deal with. The fact that she can hear all of the pack’s thoughts– including Sam’s goopy-love-poetry thoughts for Emily — make it that much harder.
Sam and Emily
Sam and Emily are soulmates — something neither of them realized until Sam became a werewolf and imprinted on Emily. On the upside, it means that Sam will be completely devoted to Emily for the rest of their lives together. On the downside, dating a werewolf can be dangerous — when Sam lost his temper and shifted into wolf form, he mauled Emily. Now Emily lives with the scars and Sam lives with the guilt.
In a recent interview on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, star Ashley Greene talked about her path to acting and to Twilight. Beginning with her Christian upbringing in Jacksonville, Greenedescribed convincing her mother to let her attend an alternative high school, and convincing her again to let her move to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
“I get very passionate about things,” said Greene of her high school career. “I wanted to go to a magnet school that specialized in law and psychology. I wanted to be a lawyer. Well…I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. I found out—thank God—that I liked the act of them on trials, I kind of liked being up there in front of the class and pretending to be a lawyer. What better field to go into if you want to pretend to be a lawyer than acting?”
So, at the age of 17, Greene graduated early from high school and moved to Los Angeles alone. She paid her dues for two years, through tiny apartments, crazy roommates, and early parts on shows like “Crossing Jordan”, “MadTV”, and “Desire” before finding the world of Twilight.
“I had to audition five times. It was a process. I was, I think, 19 or 20 when I got the role. I basically had to go in, and I auditioned for Bella and that didn’t work out…I was no Bella. And so then they asked me to come back in for Alice, and you know I went in and auditioned three times and finally they gave it to me.”