So you have started filming?
Peter Facinelli: “We have started filming.”
Where are you so far?
Peter Facinelli: “Well, nothing’s shot in order but we’ve shot the…let’s see…the birthday scene. We’ve shot that. And we’ve the voting scene. I’m not going to tell you what we all voted, but read the book. What else did we shoot? I shot stitching up Bella which was a lovely little scene. I pretty much mostly almost finished. I have a couple other shots to do in May and then we’re done.”
Have they added more Cullen family scenes?
Peter Facinelli: “You know, it’s hard because when you’re doing stuff that’s based on a book, if you add too much that’s not in there the fans don’t like it. I think we’re… There’s always going to be creative interpretations of stuff. But as far as adding stuff, there’s so much in it already, it’s hard to add. You have a 500 page book that you’ve got to squeeze down to two hours.”
But everyone wanted more of you guys in it.
Peter Facinelli: “Yeah. They’re going to have to wait for the third one. We’re more in the third and fourth for sure. I saw, which was really funny, I saw Stephenie Meyer at Disneyland. We went to Disneyland – just randomly went to Disneyland with my family and we both were eating dinner at the [Blue] Bayou restaurant, you know, Pirates of the Caribbean. And it was so odd. She walked over and I was like, ‘This is too coincidental.’ But, I should have told her, ‘You know, why did you take the Cullens out of the second book so much?’ I did tell her, ‘You know what? I’m a little upset I didn’t get to go to Italy.’ I said, ‘Carlisle could have shown up in Italy.'”
He knows those guys.
Peter Facinelli: “He knows those guys. He’d be like, ‘Hey, you know, it’s all cool. These are my kids.'”
You know, if she’s not going to do Midnight Sun, maybe she should just do one focusing on you.
Peter Facinelli: “I think so. I think so. I’ll have to meet her up again at Disneyland.”
And you also have a series coming up on Showtime.
Peter Facinelli: “It’s a Showtime series called Nurse Jackie. It’s starring Edie Falco.”
Are you getting typecast?
Peter Facinelli: “I guess. This time I don’t bite people though. But I have a sexual Tourettes, which is whenever I get nervous I grab boobs. It’s kind of a quirky…”
Is that a true thing?
Peter Facinelli: “I don’t know. it is in this. It’s kind of a crazy look at hospital life through the eyes of a nurse. And I play this doctor that she doesn’t really get along with.”
That grabs her boobs.
Peter Facinelli: “That grabs her boobs. It’s funny. It’s a dramedy so it’ll be good times.”
Do you grab patients’ boobs too?
Peter Facinelli: “I try not to. No, but you know what? As a doctor, they don’t make me nervous. Edie’s character makes me really uncomfortable and nervous all the time. So there’s a lot of boob grabbing.”
I can’t wait to see this.
Peter Facinelli: “It comes out in June. If you want to see me grab Edie Falco’s boobs, tune in.”
Because there’s no boob grabbing in New Moon.
Peter Facinelli: That’s a family movie.”
Did you read Stephenie’s books?
Peter Facinelli: “Of course, all four of them.”
Before you shot the first one?
Peter Facinelli: “No. I read the first three before I shot. The fourth one wasn’t written by that time. But since then I’ve read the fourth one. I’m excited for the fourth one because she’s pregnant and I’m a doctor. But like any doctor who delivers babies, when she’s finally delivering the baby, they’re not there. They’re off playing golf or on a family thing. They all promise, ‘I’ll be there,’ but then they’re not.”
Have you gotten used to the Twilight fans?
Peter Facinelli: “I don’t know if you ever get used to them. They’re not weird. I love them. I love each and every one of them. No, they’re great. They’re the best fans that you can have. They’re so loyal. We’ve had people camping out all night long on the sets.”
For this one, too?
Peter Facinelli: “Yeah, oh yeah. People are like literally in sleeping bags. We shot all night – you know, night shoots – because vampires like to shoot at night. And then we’d come out at 5 in the morning and they’d be in sleeping bags.”
And having Chris [Weitz] as the director this time?
Peter Facinelli: “Fantastic. You know, the second time around it’s a little easier. You feel like you have like a little bit more money it feels like. The atmosphere is calmer. I think it’s going to be good. It’s kind of nice having different perspectives, you know, film to film. They just announced the third director too.”
Peter Facinelli: “Yeah. No one tells me anything. I had to find out here. No one tells me. They told me what names they were kicking around and I know he was one of them. So now I know they made it official, unless they’re trying to trick me into saying it’s official.”
No. Summit announced it.
Peter Facinelli: “Okay, great.”
Monthly Archives: April 2009
“Surreal” is a word that perfectly suits Robert Pattinson’s life at the moment.
Not only is the up-and-comer adjusting to a new, hyper-famous life after Twilight’s rabid fan base sank their teeth into his brooding portrayal of the undead romantic hero Edward Cullen (and became as addicted to the newly minted star as the saga’s vampire clan is to hemoglobin), he’s also playing the famed Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí in his latest film. Little Ashes chronicles Dalí’s formative years at university, where he became embroiled in a complex, obsessive and sexually charged relationship with future poet Federico García Lorca.
Pattinson paints Fandango a portrait of how he climbed into Dalí’s surreality, bares a bit of fang on fame, stays in the shadows during frenzied fan encounters and even offers a nibble of New Moon scoop.
Fandango: There was the showy, intentionally bizarre public Dalí and then there is his art, which should be taken very seriously. Have you thought about that as it applies to your own work?
Pattinson: Yeah. He had a fanatical control over how he was perceived. But now it’s really out of control – out of your control. Your public image just seems to be in the hands of faceless strangers. You see these stories come up all the time and you’re like, “Jesus. How do you know…?”
Fandango: Is it harder playing a real person, as opposed to playing the fictional Edward Cullen who had his story laid out in black and white?
Pattinson: I think in a lot of ways it’s kind of the same. You’re still playing fiction even though you’re playing a real character. It’s the same kind of approximation of somebody. The only thing that you can take from the book is the general outline, the mood changes, the emotional changes and development. I’m not playing it exactly as it is in the book.
Fandango: Dalí was a famed surrealist and no doubt you’ve had your share of surreal experiences in the last few months – like fans screaming over cardboard cutouts of you at the video store.
Pattinson: I know! I was in a Blockbuster on the day it was being released. I had forgotten it was being released that day. There were two families who had come with eight- or nine-year old-daughters to get their DVD. They were standing in the line crying and I stood watching what all this commotion was about. They didn’t know I was there or anything. I was just thinking “Wow, you’re crying about a DVD.” It’s fascinating.
Fandango: And you never revealed yourself to them?
Pattinson: No way! [laughs]
Fandango: Do you and your castmates try to top each other with the wild post-fame encounters you’ve had?
Pattinson: In a lot of ways they are all quite similar. The funny thing is that I’m always going around trying to look as inconspicuous as possible I find that people are always really disappointed when they actually recognize me. They are like ‘”Oh! At first I thought you were a bum but then I realized who you were.”
Fandango: You’re just getting started shooting New Moon. How are things going?
Pattinson: The interesting thing about this one is that so much of my character is in Bella’s head. It’s based on a mixture of memories and nightmares. Bella thinks she is going mad. I get to do some really creepy stuff. In other words, Bella is really frightened of [her hallucinations]. It’s really, really different than Twilight. I think that a lot of people will be kind of scared by this one. I wanted to try and put that into Twilight but I couldn’t really find a way to make Edward scary.
Fandango: How is working with the new director, Chris Weitz?
Pattinson: He’s a great guy. He’s very, very talented, and articulate. I guess it must be kind of stressful for him to take this on. It’s got so much expectation. He just seems very calm about everything.
Fandango: What was it like attending the Academy Awards for the first time?
Pattinson: I got there and then I’m sitting in the second row. It was unbelievable. I keep thinking that something terrible is going to happen. “Death” is the only thing I’m thinking the whole time. I just used up all my luck so I’m probably going to die at 23 or something.
Fandango: Did you discover that any of the hugely famous stars that were there were actually fans of Twilight, or their kids love the movie?
Pattinson: Robin Wright Penn came up to me. I thought that was kind of amazing after her husband had just won Best Actor. That was very, very surreal.
Fandango: You contributed a couple of songs to the Twilight soundtrack. Are you still pursuing music, and will you be doing more for New Moon?
Pattinson: I’m in talks to do a soundtrack for another movie, composing. I cannot say what it is yet, but I really, really, really want to do. I don’t think I’m going to have anything on New Moon, but never say never.
Fandango: And next you might be doing Memoirs, which has been described as a story of two star-crossed lovers trying to overcome family tragedies.
Pattinson: That will hopefully happen. It’s not finalized yet. It’s a great script and it’s something different from anything I’ve done before. I was in New York working on rewrites the other day with Jenny [Lumet, screenwriter of Rachel Getting Married]. It seemed like its going to be really, really, really good.
Fandango: Finally, for many people, Dalí became known as the artist with the crazy mustache and today you’re the actor with the wild hair. Did you recognize the parallel in the hirsute trademarks?
Pattinson: [laughs] I didn’t think about that, but it’s funny because people are still bringing up my hair, even though I cut it off to make it different. That is quite funny. God. I hope that I don’t get known for that for the rest of my life.
What do Twilight stars Kellan Lutz and Edi Gathegi have in common with Australians?
A passion for the Nutbush. They might also like beer and Vegemite, but this video has captured the pair engaged in group Nutbushing Down Under. While that may sound like some sort of perverse outdoor crime against nature, it’s actually a dance based on a Tina Turner song (“Nutbush City Limits,” as in Nutbush, Tenn.) that has been embraced in a big way by party-crazy Aussies.
Which probably means there’s beer involved.
UK Residents! – Contest:
heat have had some pretty exciting competitions in the past, but we think this has to be the most exciting and amazing one EVER! We are offering one of you lucky people the chance to win a part in the brand new Twilight film New Moon. Yes, that’s right, you could actually BE in the film! Thanks to the nice folk over at E1 Entertainment, we are able to offer one reader the chance to visit the secret set of New Moon in Italy, where you will not only get to wander around behind the scenes and hang out with the actors, but you will also have the chance to appear in the background as a non-speaking “walk-on” part during the day (subject to terms and conditions). The prize includes a stay in a four-star hotel in Florence, as well as 150 Euros a day spending money. You will be permitted to bring a pal along for the trip, but the day on set will be just for you, so make sure you pick someone who won’t get too jealous! The winner will leave the UK on 25 May and return from Italy on 28 May. There are two parts to complete. First pick up a copy of this week’s heat and hunt down the four small Robert Pattinson heads we’ve cunningly hidden, then simply answer this question:
In the first Twilight film, what is Dr Cullen chopping in the Cullens’ kitchen?
When you have located all Rob’s heads, have your answer to the above question, and you’ve read and agreed to all the super-important terms and conditions below, simply e-mail your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org, marking the subject “New Moon” by 12 May 2009. Remember, we need the locations of all the hidden heads, the answer to the question above and all your contact details. We can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are about this totally exclusive comp. Whoever wins is going to be one very lucky Twilight fan!
Please make sure you read the full terms and conditions here, before you enter. Good luck!
Go HERE to see more details.
Germany Residents! – Contest:
The second contest is brought to you byBravo magazine and it’s for German fans. Go HERE to see more of the details, I would post it, but I can’t read German. LOL.
Good Luck to all those that enter. I would enter the first one, but Finals week is puts a damper on everyone`s fun.
The couple welcomed their first child together on Tuesday (April 14). Everleigh weighed 7.6 lbs and Cam’s , Jay and Kim, and sister Kelsie, were all present for the birth. “Leigh” was in honor of Cam’s acting coach Leigh Kelton Smith.
Congrats to the happy couple!
Cam, 26, is set to star with Gossip Girl’s in The Roommate.
How precious is his daughter’s name?! I love it. Very original. Let us know what you think.