France's September/October "Zoom Star" magazine has a new interview with Kristen and Taylor - enjoy:
Kristen, how was the filming of New Moon?
Very different from the first time! In Twilight you were supposed to see the emerging love from Bella to Edward. Here’s it’s the complete opposite because Edward is almost not there the entire time. It’s very interesting to me because I can get into another side of the character.
What changes in Bella in this second episode?
It’s the complete drama. Edward leaves her with little explanation. She doesn’t understand why they are separating. She’s in a terrible state and starts questioning her own life. Plus, she starts using Jacob who is trying to console her. The love triangle between Edward, Jacob and Bella is something very interesting to play.
We had lots of fun on the set because we’ve managed to keep the same mood.
In New Moon, Bella gets closer to Jacob. What do you think of Taylor’s evolution?
It’s completely hallucinating. It was hard to recognize him as the same guy who walked in the first day of the filming of Twilight. It was crazy to see all his energy and hunger to win. It wasn’t certain that he would come back for this movie and still he found it necessary to keep in shape.
Even if you’ve played different roles before Twilight, this is when you became a star. How are you living this new status?
I don’t care about becoming a star. This doesn’t mean I hate it if I’m recognized on the streets, of course. But it’s real pleasure for me to act. Is what interests me in life: giving life to fictional characters. And no one can tell me that it’s an easy job. I get up every morning at 6 AM with dozens of hours of filming ahead. It’s really hard. But beyond the celebrity, what touches me deeply is the feeling that we give to the public. I share with all my fans a really intense relationship, is almost stronger than love.
People say you have a relationship woth Robert Pattinson. Is this true?
Oh no not again this question! (laughs) I know everyone wishes we were together right now. But we’re not. We’re just friends, that’s all. Many girls persue Rob and they are very jealous. But no, I’m not going out with him. (<-- ?!)
Can you tell us about Jacob and his personality that is a bit schizophrenic?
In the fist movie we really don’t get why Jacob doesn’t like Edward. Everybody thinks he’s just jealous, when in reality, he’s part of the Quileute tribe who have a very special power: they transform into werewolves. And he transforms into a very aggresive werewolf. He bursts into his wild side in this second installment and shows that he can be very violent. It’s a great role to play because he has so many different expressions.
In this second movie your character takes on a different layer. Yet there were rumors starting. Did you have to fight for this role?
Frankly, I had no idea it would be this hard! I knew I had to gain muscle mass. So when I finished Twilight I srtarted working out. I followed the advice of a specialist coach. I had to gain weight and volume, and lose the puny side from the first movie. I really did sweat. But the result is that I have at least gained more than 15 kg of muscle. My friends can’t recognize me. This is very important for my character.
And eventhough Bella is torn and still in love with Edward, she is very attracted to Jacob. When I read the books, I was sad for Jacob; he can never get what he wants. I really understand what he feels.
You met real Indians Quileute?
Yes, that’s part of my job! I met the members of the Quileute tribe during filming. It was really amazing because they are very close in real life to what they are in the film. I mean, they do not transform themselves into werewolves (laughs)
They just do not need to talk a lot to understand. it’s really intense. If, for example, the bin is full, they empty it. I spent a lot of time with them, discussing their worldview and cosmology. It is really interesting. I really hope the film will help them know I made many friends among them.
I’m seeing them again to continue our discussions. It was very informative.
How has Twilight changed your life?
People recognize me on the street (laughs). No, what really is funny is to see the change between the two films and public’s reaction, first dan, I was ugly, and now I am a little less. In the first I was ugly, in this I’m a little less ugly. And more girls look at me, that’s very cool!
Via TwilightPoison who also have the magazine scans... if anyone knows whether this interview is recycled please let me know, but so far it's being billed as new!