While the Twihards patiently waited for the Twilight: Breaking Dawn panel in Hall H (read our coverage of that here) director Bill Condon and his cast sat down with the press corps to talk about the beginning of the franchise’s end. We collected ten of the best quotes from the press conference…
Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) on what made him squirm in the final films: “The thing I was most nervous about was taking my shirt off. So much of the books are about Edward’s body, and I’ve managed to avoid having my shirt off, the whole series. In the book, it’s almost every three pages. I was like, ‘I don’t think I can wear a t-shirt when I’m in the sea, or a onesie.’ I look like an inflatable frankfurter in the sea.
Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen) on the new vampire clans that impressed her the most: “The Egyptians were cool, in general. There were all these international vampires all of a sudden! They were very sexy, like all these sexy vampires walking around; much sexier than us. And those nutty Romanian guys. Their outfits were very S&M inspired.”
Boo Boo Stewart (Seth Clearwater) on what he took or would like to take from the set as a souvenir: “I took a lot of craft service…in my stomach. If I could have taken something, I would have taken my shoes. My shoes were really comfortable.”
Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black) on the scene that made him most nervous in the Breaking Dawn films: “I was pretty nervous about imprinting. I was given an X on a wall, and I had to walk into the room, on the verge of killing this baby, and then stop, twist and imprint on it, whatever that means. That was challenging. I spent a lot of time talking to Bill and Stephenie asking, “Okay guys, what exactly does imprinting even look like?” It was tough, so I sure hope it comes across all right.
Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan) on her favorite scene in Breaking Dawn Pt.1: “There’s a scene with Bella and Charlie at the wedding that I love so much and also [a scene] with Renee as well. They’re one after the other and I really liked them; they’re sweet.”
Bill Condon on Kristen Stewart: “The thing that amazed me is that there’s no bigger fan of Twilight than Kristen. She’s approached it as an actress, but she’s also like, “I know what it felt like, when I was reading this the first time.” She was always pushing to make sure she was capturing that feeling. She did put that pressure on herself.”
Julia Jones (Leah Clearwater) on the weirdest fan experience she’s had: “I saw a woman once who had a nightgown on and she glued cotton and feathers to her skin and painted bruises all over and her hair was all messed up. And I was like ‘What is she doing?’ And I realized she was dressed as Bella…post-Brazil.”
Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen) on finally getting her character’s wig right: “[The short hair] was always what I had in mind and Bill Condon had the same view, I think. We wanted to make it a little more modern. With every installment of the saga we were kind of trying to get it exactly right and tweaking it a little bit. But I was very excited working with Bill and working with the hair and makeup team and making Alice’s look a little more modern in this film.”
Nikki Reed’s (Rosalie Hale) favorite character line: “I was a bit theatrical back then…” Everyone laughed. I didn’t realize it was so funny actually until everyone was laughing.”
Bill Condon on the possibility the Twilight saga might continue: “Stephenie (Meyer) already said it’s the end of the Bella/Edward story. But, especially in the second movie, there are so many new characters, I’m not sure, but I suspect she’ll want to revisit them, at some point.”