Joe Anderson (Alistair in BD2) Talks Rob’s Creepy Fan Encounter

A natural musician — he starred in the Beatles-based “Across the Universe” — Anderson worked on three projects in one year — “The River,” “The Grey” and “Breaking Dawn.”

And then? Then there’s “Breaking Dawn,” the last two parts of the “Twilight” saga. In the vampire drama, Anderson plays Alistair, a particularly complex vampire who intercedes for the Cullens. The actor read the books, saw the early films and “tried to absorb as much as I could” but knew he’d never be as savvy about the character as some of the popular books’ fans.

No sweat. “It’s nice to play against the grain of the film,” Anderson says. “He can do what he wants because he is who he is.”

The 29-year-old British-born actor, however, didn’t realize the devotion of “Twilight’s” fan base.

“I hadn’t even arrived at the motel and already there was fan mail. They figured out where I was going to be — and I didn’t even know. But every one of those letters was so genuine and so sweet.”

The creepy stuff? That was saved for other actors. “A woman was standing outside the Sutton Place in Vancouver with a pair of scissors. She had flown from England to cut some of Robert Pattinson’s hair for a doll.”

“Breaking Dawn, Part II” (slated for release in the fall) came with such high financial stakes “tension was ripe,” Anderson says. “There’s not a lot of rehearsal. So before a scene with Kristen (Stewart) I had to gun up the character from the trailer to the stage. It’s the first time you see this guy come to life. But until you get the gear on, you’re not quite sure what he’s going to be.”


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Rumor Alert: Robsten to Attend Oscars

We won’t be surprised one bit if we see Robert Pattinson at this year’s Academy Awards.

Yes, he’s presented at the Oscars already, but… His new flick, Bel Ami, is set for release just a few days after Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. A rep for the Twilight star didn’t comment on his possible plans to attend.

Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart is also said to be at the top of the presenter wish list. While Snow White and the Huntsman doesn’t hit theaters until June, she’d ideally be paired with her hunky fairy-tale costar Chris Hemsworth.

Mr. Hemsworth actually has two flicks, The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods, coming out before Snow White, so what better way to promote them all in one big shot than at the Oscars?

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Notes on Bill Condon’s Commentary for ‘Breaking Dawn Part 1′ DVD

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Thanks to @epnebelle for transcribing Bill’s R/K mentions:
  • re: birth/trying to revive Bella – “You have this intensity from Rob and Taylor…because Kristen made it so real, they’re imagining what it would be like to lose Kristen…both of them talked about that.”
  • Shooting the birth scene is one of the most memorable nights Bill has ever had on a movie set.
  • re: Edward hearing the baby scene & Rob/babies “You look at Rob here, you get a little hint of what you’ll see a lot of in the 2nd film. He is unbelievably tender with babies…with children…not just babies…he was with Mackenzie too. There’s something that changes about him when he’s with children. He’s just so sweet and caring and I think you really get a little glimpse of that here.”
  • re: Bella examining her tummy in the mirror “We debated if Kristen needed a little appliance, but she just stuck her belly out a little bit”
  • re: their future – Bill can see Kristen as a director, Rob as a writer & Taylor as a producer and studio head.
  • Bill talking about Kristen cooking for him in Baton Rouge (“a great cook…an amazing cook”)
  • They shot the scene from the book of Bella and Edward acknowledging that they’ve figured out a way to have sex without destroying the house or injuring Bella and Bella tossing around the idea of staying human a little longer. Bill really liked it but felt it didn’t go anywhere dramatically.
  • Re: Rob & Bella black lingerie “His reaction was just completely him responding in the moment…I love it, its just great to see him smile”
  • “They were great sports about it & obviously very comfortable w/ each other..I can’t imagine this without their comfort level w/ each other”
  • “That thrust that he did just as we fade out…we had a little more of that, so we sort of pulled back on that”
  • Re: honeymoon sex “I think people know there was an earlier more explicit version of this..it wasn’t that much different but there was more a sense probably that they were having sex”
  • “Kristen…she’s growing up so fast…I think she looks especially beautiful in this chunk of the movie.” (honeymoon)
  • Did we know that Lizzy Pattinson “sings” in the music as B/E drive away from Forks for their honeymoon? I don’t think I did.
  • Bill Condon: “I could spend this entire commentary gushing about these actors & I’ll try not to”
  • Bill Condon is pretty much fangirling over Kristen during this entire commentary…
  • re: last week of shooting & filming Jacob/Bella dance “These 3 actors knew this was the last time they would be playing these parts ever, and they were very aware of it and Kristen’s not overtly sentimental but I think there were a lot of tears on all sides”
  • Bill: “Kristen…I don’t know if everyone knows this…she’s the ultimate Twi-hard.”
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