Exclusive:A fan Report From An Extra On The Set Of Breaking Dawn!

Exclusive to breakingdawnmovie

 

One of their  readers, LillyJo,

had the awesome experience of being an extra on the set of Breaking Dawn!

but she was unable to share which scene she was a part of, but she did provide as much detail from the set as she could -lucky her!!!!


here it is :_

 

I wake up at 3:30 am with Velcro rollers in my hair and start to get ready for the day.

I apply minimal makeup and grab my back pack and head out the door.
My dad drops me off at the locations and right away I’m approached by fans waiting at the doors.
I bypass them and head into the building and check in.
My call time was 6:30 and its now 5:55am.

I sit and wait for the call that I have to go to wardrobe. My costume was already pre-fit the week earlier so I was already tagged. There are about 90 of us and  it becomes chaos in the hallways. I grab my costume and head on over to make up and hair. My eye brows are black and huge and my eye shadow is a copper brown (like Rob’s hair). I think I look totally ridiculous but that’s what I’m suppose to look like for this era.
It takes about 2 hair people to take out my stupid painful rollers, I sit and get my hair done and then I’m sent back up to holding (area where all the extras stay).

So I’m reading my book just chilling and watching the rest of the extras check in and a hair person comes up to me and says that I need to get my hair redone, its not styled right.  So I make my way back down to the hair dept. and  tell them that it needs to be pinned up not  let down. It takes about 30 mins to redo my hair and then  I head back upstairs.

 

 Once I get back I notice that I’m one of six extras in the room. The rest of them is on set. I don’t think much about it, so I keep on reading and wait till the rest get back.

It’s been about 1 hour and 30 minutes and I’m starting to freak out. I’m thinking what’s taking so long ? Then I hear over the radio….. “should we get Rob on set?”  Now I’m starting to freak out. He’s going to be on set and I’m stuck in holding. This so isn’t fair. Then another 20 mins goes by and I hear over the radio again, “ I think that’s it for the day”  Now I’m starting to feel sick and dizzy. There’s no way that  I’m here and he’s there and I can’t see him. Just then the rest of the extras come back from set and so I talk to some of the girls at my table and ask them, “what the heck?” One of the girls tells me that they’re only doing one more scene and then  we’re wrapped (finished for the day).

So now I’m crushed and so mad! Just then the wrangler comes and asks who hasn’t been on set yet. I raise my hand and he almost misses me, so I stand up and wave at him telling him that I haven’t been. So he calls the other six and myself and brings up to set……………………

Once I arrive, I’m told to sit down in a certain seat. Now we’re in a theater so I’m to sit in the fourth seat from the isle. Ok that’s cool. Then I look in front of me and notice Rpattz’s stand in and that the camera is right in front of him. I tell myself that I’m too far away from where the stand in is and I’m praying that I can somehow move closer to where the aisle is. Then the director Bill Condon looks and points to me asking to switch seats with the guy next to me. So now I’m in the third seat from the aisle. But still too far away.

The 2nd seat from the aisle is open and  I once again pray that I can sit there. About 5 minutes goes by and Bill Condon tells me to move into the second seat. So now I’m behind the Rpattz stand in but a little to the left.  You know how in a theater the seats are staggard? Well I was so close, I was p****** myself.

So after a while, when the director and photography people work on lighting  and angles of the camera, he holds up his radio and says, “ let’s get Rob in here….” So now I’m 100% freaking out.
As soon as he called for Rob, the entire set goes quiet.  So quiet you could hear a pin drop.  Just the anticipation of him coming to set has everyone on pins and needles.

So we all wait about 10 min and I’m looking around taking in the scene and listening to the director talk about ideas etc……Hair is fixing me and makeup is retouching my lipstick…. Next thing I know I turn around to my left and there he is in all his handsome glory. I whip my head forward and take in some deeps breathes. Trying not to let the others see that I’m totally freaking out inside. About one more minute and he comes over to us and walks down the stairs and sits in front of me. He turns and says “Good Morning” in his sexy British accent and takes a drink of his Starbucks coffee. I say good morning back and keep breathing deeply just thinking that Robert Pattinson just said good morning to me.

So we shoot the scene and  Bill Condon wants to see the playback. So he turns the monitor attached to the camera towards Rob and myself as well as the other 6 extras and  low and behold I’m looking at a scene with Edward and me in the back ground. I can’t believe it. I smile and hide my face so no one see’s my excitement and kicks me out. LOL!!!

He asks Rob of his opinion of the take and they chat for a while about how Edward is suppose to be feeling in this scene. So we do another take and then a couple more. He was done so he gets up and nods to the girl beside her and then as he’s in the aisle ( I can’t stop staring at him ) he slightly nods his head to me and winks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So in conclusion, let me just say that he’s even hotter in person and his face is flawless. When he smiles, he lights up the room and everyone is smiling. He’s a joker and a potty mouth. His chiseled jaw is real and so are his gorgeous eyes. He’s perfect!

The end.

 

 

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Comment by JoS on April 22, 2011 at 11:00am
that's so awesome ....lucky girl!!!!!!
Comment by sarah cullen on April 22, 2011 at 11:05am
ya she is
Comment by esthessy on April 22, 2011 at 11:09am
wow you're a lucky one! do you know what scene you were shooting?
Comment by Rita on April 22, 2011 at 12:26pm
You are so lucky ! Anyone know how we can get these jobs? I'm not in the US but I would love to know how :)
Comment by imalovinmyTaylor aka Mrs.Lautner on April 22, 2011 at 2:16pm
awesome hes a potty mouth like me!...lucky it girl!
Comment by Twilighter76 on April 22, 2011 at 2:27pm
LoL .... How cute ! The shot is for a Edward flashback when he leaves the Cullens.
Comment by Tama Perez on April 22, 2011 at 7:18pm
x,x im sooo jelouse right now!! x.x i never got call backs as an extra. grrr lol x.x haha oh well i did try, but :D im sooo happy for you :p
Comment by Tama Perez on April 22, 2011 at 7:19pm
@Rita =) you have to sign up with a casting agency ^^
im with BOSS here in vancouver, and almost did get a call back but no luck x.x lol it was for the wedding scene
Comment by KellyKel on April 22, 2011 at 7:45pm
Damn, so freaking jealous. I live in about half an hour away from where they filmed this, but I was too young to be an extra and I had school. -_- I wish I was her. I would've died to be breathing the same air as him. AND TO KNOW WHAT SCENE THIS IS FOR!
Comment by Nene Pattinson on April 22, 2011 at 8:15pm
She is so lucky!  Honestyl, if I ever got that close to Rob, I think I'd faint! 

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