From the twilight examiner
There are quite a few items of Twilight news to share, here's a wrap-up of the latest.
MTV has been readying for this Sunday's Movie Awards event in Los Angeles, and to celebrate the Twilight Saga's major involvement with the day, they've released several videos. The first (see here) is of Jackson Rathbone ("Jasper Hale") asking fans to make sure to submit their last-minute votes for the Saga, since this year's competition is mighty heavy. The second (see here) is of MTV Movie Awards host Jason Sudeikis explaining to Jason Bateman and a few others just what The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, or the Twilight series at large, is about. In a third (see here) several celebrities were asked to weigh in on their thoughts as to whether Twilight or Harry Potter will be the big thing for this year's event, and, finally (see here), Rathbone and Elizabeth Reaser ("Esme Cullen") stepped up to discuss who should win the "Best Kiss" (Eclipse was nominated twice in this category, for Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner).
MTV also spoke with Elizabeth Reaser (see video here) more about the details of shooting The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1's wedding sequence. According to her, it was very emotional for several of the castmembers involved, and it really affected her, it seems, when she saw Billy Burke ("Charlie Swan") walking Kristen Stewart down the aisle.
In other news, Melissa Rosenberg (screenwriter) participated in that YouTube Distinguished Speaker series mentioned before, and you can watch the full video here. She's always a great speaker on these subjects.
Meanwhile, Jackson Rathbone has scored himself another gig, according to The Hollywood Reporter, in Live at the Foxes Den, in which he will play a disgruntled lawyer (who sings!) who changes his own course after coming across a few new people at a cocktail bar. Production on the project, THR reports, began this week.
Jamie Campbell Bower ("Caius"), who was just recently cast as "Jace Wayland" in The Mortal Instruments, now has the series' author's stamp of approval. Cassandra Clare spoke up about the news of his casting, to MTV, saying:
"He auditioned with Lily [Collins, who'll portray "Clary Fray"], and he and Lily had incredible chemistry that sort of blazed off the scene. I’m just sitting here watching this on my computer, and you know, he was not the only person they’ve ever sent me to look at. I’ve gotten lots of headshots and this and that, and I’m watching the audition and I literally started crying because that was my Jace and Clary on the screen."
It's always good to have the author on your side in situations like these.
Last but not least, Michael Sheen ("Aro")'s three-day Passion event in Wales (which took place over Easter weekend this year) will become a film by next Easter. Find out more details on that here.
The 2011 MTV Movie Awards will take place on June 5th at 9:00 p.m. EST, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and the cast are nominated in several categories. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner will all be on-hand to deliver the first full trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, the sneak peek for which was unveiled yesterday. Voting is still open until June 4th, so be sure to cast yours!