Rosalie’s part continues to grow with each film. What scenes—out of the three films thus far—have been your favorites to shoot and why?
I just wrapped Eclipse yesterday and the last scene we shot is probably my favorite thus far. I finally got to tell my story, in a very gentle yet elaborate way.
What was it like working with Chris Weitz on New Moon and David Slade on Eclipse?
It’s challenging because all of the directors have a different perspective and a different approach. It was great working with David because he really took the time to sit down with me and go over every moment. Chris is an amazing man, but unfortunately we didn’t have that much to do together as the Cullens are only in a few scenes in New Moon. David is quite a character and tons of fun to work with. Both men had a very strong vision, which is essential.
Elizabeth Reaser said that the two of you pal around on set and like to listen to Jay-Z. Is that what you typically do during your downtime?
Yes, Elizabeth and I bonded quite a bit during the filming of Eclipse. The experience in Vancouver this time felt more isolated as the cast was split up into different housing locations for security purposes. We were all totally exhausted and routinely photographed every time we left the apartment. I was very grateful to have Elizabeth there with Jay-Z and dark chocolate covered Halvah.
What other music are you really into right now?
I’m loving Chris Cornell.
How has Twilight affected your career?
It’s introduced me to a different audience, more criticism, and taught me to laugh a lot more.
What kind of work would you like to do once the Twilight saga ends?
I will definitely be taking it easy for a little while and exploring directing/producing/writing.
Lastly, we’re doing a game of wordplay with everyone we interview. Please give one word to describe each Cullen-clan cast mate starting with Peter Facinelli.