.July 30th, 2009 by Team Switzerland
MTV recently sat down with Twilight and New Moon screenplay writer Melissa Rosenberg to talk about the screenplay for the second film in the Twilight saga, and in the interview Melissa reveals a key scene she added to the script. Appropriately, the scene involves Rachelle Lefevre, who we recently learned will not return for the third film in the franchise. Keep in mind when reading on that there are some slight spoilers.
“There is something I just love with Victoria,” Rosenberg told us at Comic-Con, discussing her script for November’s “New Moon.” “It’s very fun to write the evil vampires — or it was fun to write James.”
With Cam Gigandet’s ruthless tracker gone for the sequel, Rosenberg instead found herself sinking her screenwriting teeth into Lefevre’s vengeance-minded vamp. “In the book, that was about Bella’s point of view,” she explained, admitting that keeping the events of the “Twilight” films to what Kristen Stewart’s character can see is a difficult task. “You can’t violate that to see what Victoria is up to.”
New series director Chris Weitz, however, gave Rosenberg permission to get away from Bella’s point of view a few times — most notably in a scene where we’ll get a glimpse of the evil vampire’s road trip. “I was able to explore what Victoria was up to,” Rosenberg revealed. “And at one point, we cut away to Victoria driving really fast in a car.”
When any of us are driving a long way, we might swing into a 7-Eleven and grab a Gatorade, some Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or a Slim Jim. Victoria, however, prefers human flesh.
“She took a snack with her,” laughed Rosenberg, making reference to Victoria’s latest victim. “And she’s reminiscing about her days with James. I loved writing that scene.”