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USA Today – Twilight Sequel Underway

November 28, 2008

Looks like I missed some news, it all happens when I’m asleep! LOL….Here’s a interview with Catherine Hardwicke from USA Today! Enjoy!

source: USA Today

By Susan Wloszcyzna, USA TODAY
With Twilight‘s nearly $70 million opening last weekend, Catherine Hardwicke became the female director with the biggest debut. USA TODAY asks the filmmaker about the movie’s rise and future, including the pending sequel and some questions from readers.
Q: All the major players have signed on for the sequel, expected in 2010. What plans do you have for Taylor Launter as Jacob, who transforms into a very big werewolf in Book 2, New Moon?
A: I’ve got this to say about Taylor. He told me the other day that he had gained 14 pounds since I last saw him. He’s only 16. I think he’s chanting to make himself grow.

Q: You clearly met fan expectations turning the book into a film. What’s one thing you knew you got right?
A: I do think we create our own world. We got that right. How it feels to be in an Olympic rain forest at that misty magic location. And the sexual tension between Edward and Bella was important to make it feel as if it were the book coming to life. The emotional elements had to make it to the screen.
Q: Did you pick Nikki Reed, who appeared in your films Thirteen and Lords of Dogtown, right off as Rosalie, Edward’s vampire sister who disapproves of his relationship with Bella?

A: When I knew I was going to direct, I thought about the other characters. Not giant parts, but cool and important. As Stephenie (Meyer, author of Twilight) says, Rosalie is a bitch. I thought, “Who could be this beautiful bitch?” Of course, Nikki is great at that. I thought of her either as Victoria (one of the villainous vamps) or Rosalie. She asked, “Is Rosalie the one person who does not want them to get together? I’m OK with that.”

Q: If you became a vampire for real, at what age would you like to be frozen?
A: I think I would go for Bella’s age, 17. That is a pretty fun age.

Q: Would you like to be able to hear people’s thoughts, like Edward?
A: Um, I don’t think so. I don’t think that is good. It would be very distracting and depressing.

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