Kristen Stewart knitting on the set of Eclipse, Jasper's Wig, AND what Stephenie Meyer thought of Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria

Here is part 2 of the Eclipse movie portion of our Stephenie Meyer interview. Today we will talk Jasper's wig, Kristen Stewart learning to knit on the set, and Stephenie's favorite flashback scene in Eclipse and much, much more. Plus : What does Stephenie think of Bryce Dallas Howard's performance in Eclipse? You'll soon find out!

We have heard from most of the Twilight actors that time in between takes is not their favorite. Stephenie was on hand for many days of filming found some fun ways to entertain herself.

Re-enacting scenes with Producer friend Wyck Godfrey sounds like a blast...I can't even image what is on Stephenie's cell phone in the video section!

Do you think they got around to this re-enactment?

"Gina the hairdresser" taught Kristen Stewart and Meghan (Stephenie's assistant/BFF) to knit. Stephenie is getting a custom line of scarves made from Meghan! Remember all those pap shots of Kristen knitting and all of us wondering how that fit into Eclipse? Well now we know but don't take our word for it!!! Listen for yourselves: Stephenie Meyer talks about what she does in between t... by twifans

 Stephenie talks indoor Eclipse sets, What they did in downtime during filming.


Q: Do you see the dailies? Like, on that, did you see the dailies with the original shoot?

SM: Yeah, I came up. When I came up the next time I was up there, I always go through all the dailies & everything that I missed while I was gone, and then it's too late because re-shoots are hideously expensive
and problematical because Rob's doing a movie somewhere else, and Kristen's
doing a movie, and their schedules, it’s really—. We had to do the re-shoots
really close to the release date because Rob was doing Bel Ami, and so it's
difficult to do re-shoots, so you want to get it in the day. And that's when
you have things like Rob not having the time off. You can't really do much
about it.

SM: Also they had dismantled Bella’s house at that point...and that scene that takes place in front of the house, it no longer was there…and that's a problem.

Alison/Twifans: We'd like it there just so a lot of people could visit it all the time. Why they'd take it down?

SM: They took it down so it wouldn't get vandalized in between shoots. They have it all stored away like a puzzle that they can put back together; same with the Cullen house.

TST: And you have to, like, get all these inspections done, ‘cause if you leave a house there, don't you? There's all these technical things that go on.

TS: Well yeah, they can't keep it up if it's not a fully functional house.

??: They wouldn’t get vandalized [the voice goes too high to be able to translate!]

??: People – Remember the L.A., uh…

??: It was horrible!

TF: It was like going to Disneyland.


??: That’s crazy.

??: That’s funny.

??: I want to steal the entire car.

??: Yeah, do it right!

SM: The Cullen house they built all indoors, which was really cool. To walk into that sound stage with the gravel driveway & the forest & the house, & to walk through the whole house,
and it was all just this set. It was really an amazing construction. Bill
Bannerman does that. He's a really fun guy; we were, like, "Bill…well done,
can I have one? Can you build this for me?"

??: And it’s all built, like, an actual driveway, and the path--

SM: Yeah, and the quality-- I think I'm gonna step gingerly, like, maybe this is paper, right?


SM: (as if speaking for Bannerman) Yeah, you can help with this ‘cause you [??] down this driveway.

Meghan: Night shoots

SM: We re-enacted some scenes. You know Wyck the producer? He & Meghan did the tree climb. I was the digital camera man with the cell phone. Good times. *laughter* There is so much time in between takes &
especially when they're resetting. You spend a lot of time sitting there. Most
of the people on the set picked up knitting, including her (Meghan, SM's

Meghan: Kristen taught me how to pearl.

SM: Gina the hair lady taught everybody to knit, she taught Kristen to knit. And they all sit around knitting. It’s really cute.

Alison: Everybody wanted to know what those—what Kristen was doing knitting, and I’m, like, "What is she knitting? Is that in the movie?" when those pictures came out.

SM: It's very calming, right? You can sit there & you can think while your hands work. It's a very popular thing. She (Meghan) makes really good scarves now. She learned it on Eclipse.



The background stories for the Cullens and the wolfpack help give insightful looks into why these characters are the way they are. They were are favorite parts of Eclipse and we wished they were longer. Damn you 2 hour movie! Stephenie wishes these parts in the Eclipse movie were longer also and says "maybe on the DVD extras!" But out of the 3 flashbacks; which is her fav?

AND p.s. Stephenie loves Jasper's hair Eclipse...listen for yourself: (TST asks) which flashback in Eclipse is Stephenie Mey... by twifans

There are 3 back stories in Eclipse: Rosalie, Jasper, and the wolfpack legends.
Which do you think is Stephenie's favorite?


Q: Okay, I have a question. It’s a little movie-related. We haven’t seen it yet, but in Eclipse we get a lot of background for Rosalie, Jasper, the Quileutes, which I love, love, love. It’s my favorite part of
reading those books. And getting to know the characters. So, which of the
backgrounds are you most excited, or have you been most excited to see played
out on film?

SM: I’ve known Jasper’s is really exciting. Having read them--When I was writing them. I really liked the Quileutes better.

Q: I love the Quileutes, so for me, I was so excited to see the third wife and all of that, but because of reading Bree, I am now so excited about seeing Jackson’s background (Jackson Rathbone, aka Jasper).

SM: And they’re short in the movie because they have to be. That’s always the heartbreak of them, it’s like—“ah!” The scene after the Biology—It’s so hard to get things--and it kills you. You want to see Robert
and Kristen do that.

Q: You want it to be 5 hours long!

SM: Yeah! And so it’s hard to have a story—Now, I think that Nikki Reed will surprise you in her section. She does so good.

Alison: I’m really excited about that.

Male: Oh, it’s so great!

Q: Oh, I wish it was longer, I wanted to see her where they--

Q: We wanted to see her rip up Royce.

SM: I know, didn’t you kinda want to—but she looked amazing. The period piece was really fun. They did have to shorten that down. And there were some things that I-- Again…hope for the DVD extras, right? But Jackson as
a human…..was…..awesome. And I know the issue is his hair, right? Ok…I hear
you. I love his hair in this one. When he’s human and that hair that he has in
the practice fight stuff? He had a Mohawk for a bit because he just did Airbender.
I always pictured Jasper with a little bit longer hair.

Q: Yeah, like Twilight.

SM: I like it when it’s messy. When they kind of smooth it, then it ruins it for me, but I like this one better than I’d liked him with the longer hair. We were really excited. The first time we saw the wig pictures, we
were like “ohh, we like that.” It’s different, right? But that happens because they’re
all people and, ya know, they’re getting older and… Vampires don’t do that.



When something changes or gets added to our movies it really upsets us. Bryce taking the role of Victoria sent a serious fear for continuity through the Twilight fandom. It has all worked out in the end for most and we couldn't of asked for a more gracious actress to replace Rachelle Lefevre. Bryce is a fan of the saga and did her best to carry on Rachelle's legacy in a way that would make fans proud. What did Stephenie think of Bryce's performance and was, Bryce Dallas Howard, Stephenie's first choice for the role of Victoria?

Learn for yourselves: Stephenie Meyer tells us what she thinks of Bryce Dall... by twifans
Transcript coming!
be continued....

Many more blogs from our Stephenie Meyer adventure coming soon. In the meantime don't miss our
other Stephenie Meyer interview blogs:

Right after the epicness

Midnight Sun...oh Hale yes we talked about it

Things coming up (teaser)

Stephenie Meyer talks 'Twilight' fan fiction & 'Breaking Down' (her own private FF)

The Motorcycle Drive Off, The Wrong Volvo, Angryward, & Rob's Best Day On Set. PLUS! As producer, can Stephenie Meyer create a Breaking Dawn that’s closer to the book?

Special thank you to Ms Monkey_Man for transcribing for us and Samuel for editing
audio. Proof reading and grammar for us country gals done by Bella Black. She makes us just like the city girls!


Kim & Alison

WARNING: All photographs are owned by Stephenie Meyer and there may be no
copying or other exploitation of such photographs without the express
prior written permission of Stephenie Meyer, c/o Jodi Reamer ,

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Comment by Gail on July 23, 2010 at 10:20am
Great information! Love it! Boy, just to be one of those sitting aroung the reading table. Once again GREAT info. Thank you so much.
Comment by Carlisle's Nurse on July 23, 2010 at 10:57am
Why aren't they talking about Peter???!!!
Comment by Eden Courtney on July 23, 2010 at 11:54am
Thanks again gals. This is just fascinating. Stephenie is such a great gal. Just a comment on Bryce - some of the other sites I go to continually trash her, but I actually think she was perfect as Victoria. And, I respect her because it had to have been a very daunting task to step into this role. Rachelle was very good in her interpretation of Victoria, but I really like what Bryce brought to the role as well.
Comment by George on July 23, 2010 at 12:32pm
I watched Eclipse again today and totally love Bryce now. I WAS FREAKED OUT AGAIN! When Edward was all like " I killed James until he was ashes!" and her growl, her face, the big piercing eyes! PERFECT! I would have loved to see this Rachelle doing.
My fav backstory was the Quileute one because it was so unique and totally like I imagined it!
Comment by susana flores on July 23, 2010 at 1:17pm
Comment by xX~MountainLionLover~Xx on July 23, 2010 at 2:03pm
I completely agree with susana!! I LOVE JASPER'S HAIR!! She played her part well but I like Rachelle's playful 'im gonna kill you so damn easily' look. I gotta say all of the characters like Jasper and Jacob especially were amazing, they really got into their roles and jasper made be cry when he shows bella his backstory and at the part where he met alice... He felt so used by Maria and he displayed his emotions perfectly!
The Quileute flashbacks were awesome! <3
Comment by ElarieJaymes on July 23, 2010 at 2:14pm
Kristen should auction off some of her knitting for charity - i'd pay so much for that! :L
Comment by Lindy Rosa Bella on July 23, 2010 at 2:27pm
Omg she was knitting?? how funny!!! And I remember those pap pictures. That was confusing..
Lol. Kristen's great. I agree here. I loved Jasper in Eclipse. Now I am a full-fledged Jasper fan. I'm not kidding. Seeing Eclipse has made me love Jasper more.
Comment by TeamEdwardForever<333!!=) on July 23, 2010 at 2:43pm
thank you for the info! and yeah i didnt like Jasper's wig in this one i am sorry. i like twilight the best......
Comment by Ronlyn James on July 23, 2010 at 3:37pm


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