Bill Keay, Vancouver Sun
Stephenie has been seen at the mock Forks High School set today in Vancouver says the Vancouver Sun.
— Several dozen students and fans gathered at David Thompson secondary in Vancouver Tuesday hoping a for a glimpse of the stars on the set of Twilight: New Moon.
They were not disappointed.
A few lucky Twilighters saw series author Stephenie Meyer beyond the barricades set up outside the school cafeteria where filming is taking place. A single officer from the Vancouver Police Department is keeping the crowd in line.
The four books penned by Meyer have sold millions of copies and spawned an army of fans worldwide.
Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella Swan, was also seen on set today. Robert Pattinson, who plays vampire Edward Cullen, was not in evidence.
The halls and cafeteria at David Thompson have been redecorated to resemble the high school at Fork Washington, where the Twilight stories take place.
Forks High Spartans flags, banners and trophies (in a fake trophy case) were brought in to complete the look.
While the crowd was composed mainly of teens from the school, some older fans made the trek to south Vancouver when word of the shoot got out on Twitter and The Vancouver Sun website Monday night.
Thompson student Simrit Sian, 14, skipped her science class to join the fans watching the action.
She was hoping to see Taylor Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob Black, a rival to vampire Edward for Bella's affection.
"He's so hot," Sian said of Lautner.
Thirty-two-year-old Katrina Bergen is a live casting artist who came to the set on the chance she might get a cast of a movie star's hand. She has reread all four Twilight books over the past six days.
"I don't know why it appeals so much," said Bergen. "It's just a great love story."
In the past few weeks, fans have been running off their feet to catch glimpse of the stars around the city. Film crews have been spotted at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows and on location at Tofino near Long Beach.
Photos are circulating of Lautner at the Ridge Theatre and Varsity Ridge bowling alley, which was apparently being used Monday to stand in for the movie theatre in Port Angeles, WA. Lautner is pictured talking and talking pictures with fans. Photos are at www.vancityallie.com
Pattinson was seen dining at Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar in Vancouver's trendy Yaletown last week. A call to the manager confirmed that the teen heartthrobs frequent the restaurant "two or three times a week."
Pattinson also attended the Juno Awards reportedly was friendly towards fans, even giving a hug to a waitress who served him at Azia Restaurant in downtown Vancouver.
Stewart and Lautner were seen dining together apart from the rest of the cast at an Earl's Restaurant in Port Coquitlam and walking together downtown near Robson Street that same day.