What were the alternatives of "Hole on Tight Spider Monkey"?

We already knew it from the Twilight Commentary but here are the other lines that Catherine wrote :)

From MTV.com:

'Twilight' Star Robert Pattinson Hand-Picked 'Spider Monkey' Line

We give you a peek at the other lines that could have made it into the film instead.

VENICE, California — In the time since it was first revealed by MTV last year, it has gone on to become one of the most famous lines in the "Twilight" world.

"You'd better hold on tight, spider monkey."

And while an actual spider monkey isn't nearly as cute as Kristen Stewart, the phrase has taken on a life of its own, inspiring MySpace pages, T-shirts, and dozens of other fan tributes. Now, "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke is cluing fans in on the eight other lines that nearly became Robert Pattinson dialogue in that "spider monkey" scene.

"There's some stuff in here like ... well, like the 'Hold on tight, spider monkey' line," laughed Hardwicke last week when we visited her house to see the fabled rooms where she held her "Twilight" casting sessions. In the kitchen's glass case, she showed us a dog-eared copy of her shooting script — with the "spider monkey" line scribbled into a margin.

"That would be [written in] the night before," Hardwicke remembered of the evening before she shot the now-famous scene where Kristen Stewart's Bella hops on the back of Pattinson's Edward, getting an eye-opening glimpse at his superhuman powers as they frolic through the woods together. "I woke up in the middle of the night. I thought, 'They're going to be climbing that tree, and they're not going to have anything to say. It's just going to be another scene of them looking into each other's eyes.' "

Unfortunately, the writers' strike had begun, and "Twilight" screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg was no longer available to provide dialogue. "So I typed up, like, 10 ideas," Hardwicke recalled. "And thought, 'OK, maybe they could say this ...' "

At this point during our interview, Hardwicke went over to her computer and printed out a sheet from her personal archives. Titled "Sc. 86 pt. DIALOGUE ALTERNATIVES," the sheet lists the eight other options that Hardwicke wrote that evening.

"I gave it to Rob, the whole list," she explained. "And I said, 'Rob, which one do you want to say?' And he goes, 'I want to say the spider-monkey one.' "

Hardwicke's unused lines range from simplistic to silly, over-the-top to right on target. Now, we give you a peek at some of the alternative lines that Pattinson did not select:

Option 1:
Edward: You're not scared of heights, are you?
Bella: Not that I know of ...

Option 2:
Edward: Hold on tight ...
Bella: Don't worry ...

Option 3:
Edward: Wrap your legs around me like a spider monkey.
Bella: Done.

Option 4:
Edward: Got a good grip? Don't let go.
Bella: No chance of that, buddy.

Option 5
Edward: Prepare for liftoff ...

Reading over her unchosen chunks of dialogue, Hardwicke told us that she was glad Rob picked the now-immortal "spider monkey" line. "It's a fun line," she grinned. "Thank god he picked that one."

To read the three remaining "spider monkey" alternatives that didn't make the cut — including the line that Harwdicke wanted to include as a tribute to the movie "All About Eve" — head on over to the MTV Movies Blog. There, you can vote on which lines are real — and which is the fake one that we've thrown in there for fun. On Monday, the fake will be revealed.

Also check out 4tnz's alternative lines here :))


Anonymous said...


I m proudest of the worldwide all women of ages Xoxo

The whole world and the planets are worshiping "IT" is his own right 95%

Anonymous said...


I m proudest of the worldwide all women of ages Xoxo

The whole world and the planets are worshiping "IT" is his own right 95%

Anonymous said...

Forbes metnioned name Rob


Can Angelina Really Be the Most Powerful Celeb?

"And as for you hormone-jacked Twihards who keep asking why Robert Pattinson didn't make the Forbes list, there's your answer..."

monika said...

haha who's the most popular young star poll: Rob 94.93%, 17247 votes

Rhonda said...

OK, I am thanking the heavens he did not say "Wrap your legs around me" or "Prepare for liftoff". I am certain those words from his lips would have been my undoing!

Sophia Z.86 said...

well, well... Kristen held her foot on tight on his crotch, that lucky one... grrrrr!!....

Dahlia said...

"I want to say the spider monkey one"

altogether now... "awwwwwwwwwwwwww"

RPnKSaddict said...

I second that CH is nuts. Don't even get me started.

Poor Rob, what stupid list to choose from. Sorry can't help it I will forever be disgusted with CH.

Lucky Kristen getting to wrap herself around him like that.

I giggled at one of the behind the scenes of that shot where Kristen kissed his neck. That was before the R/K gossip got into full swing.
I just thought it was cute.

Latebloomer said...

I guess all things considered... he did the best he could. They all pretty much STINK!

What about...

Bella: OMG! Edward!

Edward: Don't worry... I gotcha!

How simple and REAL would THAT have sounded??

Anybody else?

MandyW said...

I cringed when I heard the spider monkey remark(althouh my daughter loves it) I like the first option.

Edward-"YOU're not afraid of heights are you?"

Bella-"not that I know of..."

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