July 17, 2009

MSN Twilight Superfan's Chris Weitz Interview

MSN's Twilight Superfan interviewed Chris Weitz too, and we get even more goodies, including details on Chris' fave scene to film:
Let me think…there were a lot of fun scenes to film, frankly. I really did enjoy the scenes in the Volturi headquarters, although it was a tremendous logistical headache. In a way, it’s the scenes that you dread the most, because they are so time consuming and you have to get them just right, which is like the stuff in the Volturi headquarters, or the stuff that was shot in Montepulciano.

I suppose that has to be my favorite scene, because it is the high point of the movie, when Bella goes to try to stop Edward from killing himself. We had a thousand extras in this medieval town square in a hill town in Tuscany, in the most beautiful country on earth, and it was such an extraordinary opportunity to get to work there. It was also kind of surreal, because every Twilight fan who could make it from all over continental Europe and further, had gone by hook or by crook to Montepulciano and booked a hotel room – sometimes at the very hotel which the cast and crew were staying. So there was this kind of weird Beatlemania sort of thing going on in this very small, beautiful, hill town. For five days it was this kind of bizarre festival atmosphere, and it really wasn’t bothersome at all; it was incredibly gratifying.

All these people would applaud after every single take, whether or not we had screwed it up - they had no idea because they weren’t close enough to hear. But if you looked down any alley down which the camera wasn’t pointing, you’d see hundreds of these young girls who had come to just touch a piece of what they really loved.

Read the rest of this interview at MSN.

4 comments:

  1. What a kick ass interview! Chris sounds fantastic and so loyal to Stephenie's vision.

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  2. That interview was fantastic! Why has it taken so long to interview Chris? He sounds great and it just makes me even more excited if that is even possible. That was just the TwiCrack I needed today--thanks TCA!

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  3. great interview!!!!

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  4. Oh what a great interview. Love it. It's totally Twilightmania!

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