Fear Net chatted yesterday with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the stars of the hotly anticipated vampire romance, as well as Chris Weitz, the second director in the Twilight Saga. Learn what they told us after the jump.
On preparing for New Moon:
Pattinson: ...as soon as I finished Twilight I knew what I had to do and I knew I had a lot of work to do. I mean, gaining 30 pounds. I stayed focused and it all worked out well.(Gozde:Okay, I missed all comic con but Rob gained 30 pounds? It's Taycob that gained the weight no? And if Rob did gain 30 pounds where did they go, in his beanie? :))
On the fans at Comic-Con:
Stewart: I knew what to expect going into this so I was much less surprised. When I show up at these places I'm always sort of blown away. In this case I was ready for it. I think I was overcompensating. I was really tired.
Pattinson: We've seen just about everything there is to see with these fans during the past year, so we expect anything. And it was just awesome to be with them again and show them the two clips.
On the film's romance:
Stewart: The [romance was probably] the only thing that could bring this girl out of the deep. I mean, it's much more heightened depression. In this movie you don't get sad, it's like you die.
On the third film, Eclipse:
Stewart: But it's kind of nice because we are playing the same characters and building on them and digging deeper into their lairs.
On what was learned from the previous movie:
Weitz: For one thing, I have a wonderful cast, which is really the main appeal to me. Because when I was offered the film I hadn't read the books yet, and once I did I saw that there was this kind of deep current of longing and romance to it. I inherited a huge fan base, which is incredible for a director, because you know people are going to come and see your movie. That's the whole thing you worry about when you're trying to make a film, because it's so, so expensive and you work so hard and you make other people work so hard. So knowing that people are going to come and see it is tremendously refreshing.
On changes to the first film's vampire makeup:
Weitz: There's more consistency between shots, to be cold-blooded about it. (Gozde: LMAO, you mean his ears aren't red while his face is white in this movie? That's gonna be hard to get used to :P)) The whole thing has a different kind of look because this is a whole new breed of vampires altogether. The diamond skin we're remaking – it's gonna be groovy.
You can read more from Chris Weitz here at Fear.net.
P.S.: I am not entirely convinced this interview was done with Rob. Sounds like Taycob to me.