News – FresnoBee.com’s 20 tidbits about the film from the cast, director and screenwriter
The Fresno Bee’s Rick Bentley discovered 20 VERY INTERESTING TIDBITS during the Making of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and here are some in random order.
#3 “Eclipse” features the long awaited first kiss between werewolf Jacob and Bella (Kristen Stewart).
Lautner says, “Bella is a fantastic kisser.”
#1 It doesn’t take Robert Pattinson long to get into character. All he has to do to become Edward is slip in the contact lenses that give him vampire eyes.
“They make me miserable as soon as I put them in. That’s what creates the pouting and brooding character,” Pattinson says.
#5 There’s more action in “Eclipse” than the previous two movies combined, but it didn’t mean extra work for Stewart.
“The action was absolutely everyone else’s responsibility. I just stand behind people who are stronger than me the entire time. I didn’t even get to run around as much as I did in the second movie,” Stewart says.
#9 “Twilight” writer Stephenie Meyer was on the set during filming but not to deal with the script. She was there in case the director or actors had a question about a character.
“She has a back story for all the characters,” says “Eclipse” screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg.
#12 The actors wanted to be loyal to the books when creating their characters. But Peter Facinelli, who plays Dr. Carlisle Cullen, took a little creative freedom with his wardrobe. He decided Carlisle should wear scarves. It’s not just a fashion statement but a way of making his neck appear less vulnerable.
Facinelli ditched the scarves in “Eclipse.”
“Going to battle with the scarf would have been silly unless he was using it as a weapon,” Facinelli says. “Maybe in ‘Breaking Dawn’ we can bring it back.”
#7 If you look closely, you’ll see Bella’s bedroom is different from the previous two movies. It’s four feet wider because Slade needed extra room for the lenses he was using to shoot the movie.