Now, I had thought that you’re done with the Twilight films, but IMDb lists you as being part of Breaking Dawn. Is that an error?
IMDb never lies, so… [Laughs] I honestly don’t know. The honest-to-God truth is that I have not talked to [screenwriter] Melissa Rosenberg about it.
How does it feel to be done with that franchise?
I feel like I got to go in and do my little silliness and try to be funny in the time that I was given. It was cool to be a part of something from the beginning when we had no idea what it was going to become, but it’s not really my movie, it’s not my experience. I’m just happy to have been along for the ride.
For that matter, how does it feel to be done with the ride that was the Oscar gauntlet? I interviewed you before Up in the Air came out, and you said you were worried that you’d have to do so much press that you’d have to fight your answers from becoming mechanical. How did you fight that? Was it draining?
Yeah, it was really draining. I did press for, like, six months, and it started to feel like my job was to talk about Up in the Air and not to be an actress. [Laughs]
Six months…that’s probably double the amount of time it took to shoot the actual movie.
It absolutely was, yeah. It was definitely a weird time. I’m sort of glad that it all happened — I mean, obviously I’m glad it happened — but I sort of got thrown in the deep end, and now I feel confident about press and events. I feel like I should have a T-shirt that says, “I survived Up in the Air press.” [Laughs]
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