Twilight Poison brings us yet another translation. This interview was done during Comic Con by Gold Magazine. I am posting parts with Robert Pattinson, you can read Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart's answers and see the rest of the scans at Twilight Poison . Enjoy!
In the book, even though you leave Bella, you are very present in her thoughts. It is difficult to represent it on the screen? How did you manage?
Rob: In the book, she hears the voice of Edward, but we used another method in the film: she has hallucinations, fleeting appearances of Edward. Would have been a bit corny to do it with only my voice.
Kristen: Everything is in the suggestion. It’s the memory she has of him, not necessarily what he really is.
Edward is much less present in this film than in the previous … What did you do to ensure that the fans are not too disappointed?
Kristen: No, no. You’re still going to see him a lot.
Rob: They will not be disappointed. But if Edward has to be left a little behind, it’s so people can miss him. The film is precisely about the longing, the emptyness and the complete darkness because Edward’s gone.
With a new director at the helm of this sequel, did you feel like working on very different a film from the first?
Rob: It wasn’t just he change of director that made things very different this time. There’s also the fact that this time we knew the beast, we knew a little bit more what we were dealing with.
In this film, I have a more of a secondary role. I started three weeks after the start of filming and the first scenes I shot were many scenes of hallucinations, in which I did not say more than two words. So it was probably one of the most relaxing jobs I ever had! Chris has a very calming presence, and I feel so good with him. To have no stress from the job for three months was great. It was Taylor who had to deal with the pressure! (laughs).
Is there a scene in the movie that you particularly enjoyed more than the rest? If so, which?
Rob: For me, it was my break up scene that was my favorite. This will make their relationship heavier in a sense, and a little bit more responsible, the it was in Twilight.
There were like fifty pages of dialogue in this scene, it was so interesting, it completely bypasses the supernatural elements of the story also, I think.
In your opinion why is it that so many people enjoy this story? Is it because the themes, the characters, the subject of darkness, the sentimental story?
Rob: I think we’re the last persons you should be asking. But I don’ know. The thing is, I never saw the story as a vampire story to begin with. When I play the character, I try to eliminate the vampire element as much as possible and not to see a tool to make their relationship a little more intense. Immediately after passing the audition, I felt strangely invested in this story when I did not even read the books before, and I am more and more attached. In
recent weeks, talking about the scenario of Eclipse to friends, I realized that I was very argumentative, which is not like me much. This story has real power.
As readers, what book do you prefer, and as actors, on which movie are you most looking forward to work?
Rob: I think I also prefer New Moon. Edward is such an extreme character that everyone sees as a romantic hero and suddenly, in New Moon, at least is the impression I had while reading it, he receives a lesson in humility. He says he loves her too much to stay with her and deliberately destroys their relationship. I think this is very painful, which I can identify with. And then there is the battle scene at the end, during which ultimately Bella saves Edward.
It’s funny that the whole world see him as the hero when it is systematically the damsel in distress who saves him.
How much have your lives changed since last summer?
Rob: I think that my life have not changed too much. I do not think I have changed too much either. I am walking very much with my head down these days, I wonder if I’ll have neck problems soon! (laughs). No, it’s quite extraordinary and I think none of us expected this, especially since the amplitude of the franchise keeps growing. We first realized it at last year’s Comic Con and it got bigger and bigger after it. It’s interesting to be confronted with it.