The frenzy has come, as Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has just wrapped up its press conference at San Diego Comic-Con. Hypable was in attendance and has a wrap-up of the highlights for those of you who missed our live-blog.
For those of you who may have missed the live-blog of the Twilight press conference, you can catch up with them here, courtesy of our own Andrew Sims.
UPDATE: Read about the first seven minutes of Breaking Dawn – Part 2 which screened at Comic-Con.
The press conference began with the Cullen’s, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, and Peter Facinelli, who spoke candidly on both the final film and the series coming to an end. Said Elizabeth Reaser, who plays Esme Cullen in the films, on the final shoot, “We finished a scene with Kellan. Peter [Facinelli] and I were walking through the woods being happy. They told us we were wrapped, and we were stunned. I remember screaming and laughing and hugging. Then feeling like ‘What do we do now?’” Added Peter Facinelli, “And then we went to dinner.”
The cast then spoke at length about the fan interaction and how special it has become as they near the end of the films. Another highlight of the press conference was the clear admiration and connection the cast shares with director Bill Condon, who is the only Twilight helmer to stay on board for more than one film.
Then Rob, Kristen and Taylor came out and spoke about how this final film is different in terms of the relationships between their characters. Kristen also spoke about how she misses filming, saying, “It’s funny. If you told me we had to do reshoots tomorrow I’d start giggling from happiness. I’d love to go back.” She added onto this by saying if Stephenie Meyer wrote another book she’d “love to read it.”
The trio of actors reminisced at their first meeting, as it’s clear this film is all about remembering and celebrating the journey. Said Kristen with a grin on her first impression upon meeting Rob, “I liked his pants.” Author Stephenie Meyer added on how memorable it was to see them in costumes for the first time – her vision realized.
When asked about a potential Twilight reboot, the answers were varying. Robert Pattinson said, “I pity the person who would take over my part, I would make a campaign against them!” Stephenie Meyer, meanwhile, wasn’t quite as adamant against it, “It’d be really interesting in twenty years. But I do pity the person who tries to step into these roles. It won’t go well.”
When asked about what makes the Twilight phenomenon, Stephenie Meyer said, “It still surprises me all the time.” With Taylor adding, “I think you’re just humble about it. All the credit does go back to the books and the characters. We’re extremely honored to be in this situation.” It’s clear these actors have a lot of respect and gratitude for both Stephenie and the novels she wrote, as they owe their fame to her.
Kristen Stewart, meanwhile, clearly takes the recognition in stride, saying about her being associated now with Twilight: “It’s the hugest compliment. People who call me the Twilight girl and mean it. Please, pigeon hole me. That means I did it right.”
For Mackenzie Foy, who plays Reneseme in Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the transition into the cast seemed natural. In fact, she even had a swear jar during filming, which was added to whenever someone on set swore. However, Stephenie Meyer said, “She never got a dime from me. Or Taylor.”
To wrap up the press conference, Rob reminisced over his time in Brazil and how symbolic it was of his time with Twilight and the cast and crew, saying, “I loved going to Brazil to film the boat and honeymoon. I crashed the boat.. that was fun. That was pretty symbolic of the crazy journey. Me and Kristen swimming with 600 Brazillian army men with machine guns and camera man. Making out. That wrapped up things nicely.” It also wrapped up the press conference nicely.
We’ll be back soon with a live-blog of the fan panel, so stay tuned! Read our coverage from San Diego Comic-Con right here!