Alot of sites participating in interview with Bill Condon which took place this summer just before the MTV Movie Awards.The interview began just after screening the first ten minutes of the film.(Twilight Facebook, Twilight Lexicon, Twilighters Anonymous, Twilight Moms, Twilight Series Theories, twilight Examiner
and Twilight Source.
i posted part 1 of the interview , you can check it out here
here is part 2 :-
How was it filming both movies at the same time, ‘cause it’s your first time doing this? How was that?
Bill Condon: Yeah. Better than if we’d done it in 3D, the way we were thinking.
Yeah that was my question! Was: are you really doing it in 3D? ‘Cause that rumor’s been out there for so long.
Bill Condon: No, no . . . We were gonna do the second movie in 3D. There was a good idea behind that, which was: okay she wakes up as a vampire, now let’s see the world differently.
It’s a new dimension for her . . . But that wouldn’t have been—it wouldn’t have been just cheesy, but we would have gone crazy . . . I think we’re all grateful now. Yea . . . I get a headache just from the tutorial . . . But yeah—so it was—I found it was not hard—it was harder on Kristen, I think, more than anybody but she stepped up. But not only to have to go from “oh my God, I’m high school graduate Bella” [to] “oh now I’m kind of intense momma vampire” in the same day! Not only was that a psychological challenge but also physically. I mean she had to—the vampire makeup was two hours. God help her, the pregnant, late term Bella was three hours prosthetics, and sometimes she’d be jumping back and forth between those things. So she was a real trooper, you know. I think it fell on her shoulders more than anybody else’s.
Well, and we’re talking a lot about the serious stuff, and in the clip we saw we got to see some comedic relief from some of the Cullens. [In a pre-wedding scene Alice is barking orders at the family who are moving around large trees] I, and I think a lot fans, are really wanting to know is there going to be some comedic relief with the whole Rosalie/Jacob thing while Bella’s pregnant? Is it—even the trailer’s really serious, which I love—
Bill Condon: Yeah, yeah.
—but in the book there’s a lot of comedic relief that I think fans love, and is that going to be in
Bill Condon: Yeah. Yeah, there’s definitely a lot of comedy in the movie.
Melissa Rosenberg, when she was talking about the birth scene, she always kind of said something to the effect of “Well, I wrote it and now it’s up to Bill how he wants to do it.” . . . What do you have to add to that?
Bill Condon: In terms of the birth?
Yeah. What did you see? Like how did you see doing it?
Bill Condon: Again, the basic idea there was—went back to the approach of the novel which is let’s have her give birth and only see what she can see. So it’s all from her point of view, right? And for me, that allows us to do things like oh my God, he’s coming back into frame and he’s got blood on his teeth! He just bit through something. And if you know what he bit through then you know, but if you don’t, you don’t, you know? So it’s like—it gives—I think for people who know it intimately it gives us that moment: “oh my God, the baby’s just bitten her”. But we don’t see it, you know. It’s only what she can see. So that was the approach there.
So building a relationship with your cast members, and obviously, your crew and all that, what was your favorite aspect of building with the team?
Bill Condon: You know what? I think it was with the actors, being able to really spend weeks and weeks before we started talking through the scripts over, and over, and over again, you know. Um, and especially Kristen who knows it so well and she feels such a strong like burden of responsibility to live up to what the fan—she’s a fan, you know. She [said] “I cried when I read this [the] first time. I wanna make sure that people [cry],” you know. So that when she’s walking down the aisle at the wedding, you can’t believe what she puts herself through to make sure she gets into the state that’s gonna make—like open her up to all of the feelings that Bella’s feeling at that moment. It’s really amazing to watch. So that, I think, more than anything, you know. And I always think with Kristen too—sometimes she gets a bad rap for—like she seems like she’s a little, you know, unfriendly and things like that. I think that it’s all just—it’s her—she’s so tough on herself and that’s all it is......
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