Breaking Dawn News – BD filming in Arsenal Park, Baton Rouge/BD Vampires about town/ Angela Sarafyan talks to MTV
Breaking Dawn has made TV local news in Baton Rouge! Check out WBRZ’s coverage of its filming in the town’s Arsenal Park.
BATON ROUGE- Twilight has taken over downtown Baton Rouge. Or at least the Arsenal Park near the State Capitol building.
Filming for the fourth addition to the Twilight Saga is scheduled to take place tonight at the park.
A giant green screen, known as a ‘key’ wall, was set up in the park. All day fans of the series and curious residents came out to the edges of the set to get a peek.
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Some folks spent their lunch break searching the scene for their favorite stars.
“We want to see Edward but we’ll take Jacob, yeah Carlisle too,” said Rhonda King, armed with binoculars. “Just in case we can’t get close we need to be able to check it out.”
However, the scene is blocked off and security is on hand, so if you’re looking to get a glimpse of the stars, you may be out of luck.
News 2 was told the lead actors of the film will not be at the set.
A couple of weeks ago, a fan on holiday in Baton Rouge caught up with the new cast members of Breaking Dawn at breakfast!(!! breakfast..hehe)
This is my wife who met the following stars from the Twilight movie Breaking Dawn which is in production in Baton Rouge studios. They are we believe as follows from:
Noel Fisher – plays Vladimir (the blond in the front going left round the table)
Lisa Howard – plays Siobhan
Patrick Brrennan – plays Liam
Sandra – my wife
Omar Metwally – plays Amun
Christian Camargo – plays Eleazar
Myanna Buring – plays Tanya
Judith Shekoni – plays ZafrinaTracy Heggins – plays Senna
Guri Weinberg – plays Stefan
We met them at breakfast and they were all fantastically friendly and accomodating, Guri Weinberg was extremely helpful and chatty. I’ve got to say that Judith Shekoni is gorgeous!! They all also signed Sandra’s copy of the book Breaking Dawn which she just happened to have with her (She’s not a stalker really!!)
And Peter Facinelli at last weekend’s Golden Globes talking to MTV’s Hollywood MovieCrush gives us more details about filming Breaking Dawn.
Production on the two parts of “Breaking Dawn” is expected to stretch well into April, with the cast eventually departing Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to finish up shooting on the final “Twilight Saga” films in Vancouver, Canada. But whereas the makers of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” chose to save that franchise’s final scene until the very end of production, the “Breaking Dawn” cast has already shot the last scene of their finale film — and it apparently was a pretty gloomy experience.
“The other day when we shot that ending sequence, we knew that was the ending of the last two movies and it got a little melancholy,” Peter Facinelli, who plays Dr. Carlisle Cullen, told us on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday. “It was sad.”
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While the 37-year-old actor wouldn’t delve into detail about the scene — “Lots of vampires,” he teased — Robert Pattinson, also walking the Globes carpet, dished about the lengthy climax toward the end of “Breaking Dawn, Part 2.” “There’s like a 27-minute sequence in the final sequence, and it takes forever to shoot,” he revealed. “There’s about 75 people in it. Being on a piece of fake snow surrounded by green screen for like a month, it’s driving me absolutely insane.”
Facinelli, too, admitted that filming the final fight has meant the cast must suffer through a “brutal” production schedule, but he credited director Bill Condon with creating a calm, creative working environment.
“Bill Condon’s fantastic,” he said. “He’s such a great actors’ director. He’s really collaborative. He’s a joy to work with. He’s very relaxed all the time. You never see him sweat.”
“I went on-set and met Bill Condon and he is truly such a great, great person,” she said. “I’m honestly humbled by the fact that he is kind and generous and, with the enormity of this film, has been so graceful about giving every actor their time. He immediately put me on a great starting point. We were all in this incredible Egyptian casbah in Baton Rouge [back in November] and it was quite magnificent. It was quite easy. It’s not as pressure-filled as you’d think. It felt like an independent project where everyone’s having a nice time, no one’s pressured. It’s been that way almost every day that we’ve worked on this.”
Three movies into the franchise already, the crew is currently in the midst of filming the final two films, “Breaking Dawn” parts one and two, and the “Twilight” newbie says that things are so relaxed on the set that she doesn’t feel like a rookie castmate.
“I was telling my mom, and I say these kids, they’re [probably] people who are not very nice and they’re stuck up … and they’re the complete opposite. They’re very kind and sweet and normal and awesome,” she explained. “I don’t think I could find anything bad to say about a single person on the set. They’re quite humble and normal people. It was a delight to come into that.
“About being the new kid on the set, there’s so many of us, we’ve all become a family ultimately,” she added. “It’s been quite easy.”
Sarafyan even got to help create a bit of backstory in order to play Tia. “I always envisioned Tia like Cleopatra and Benjamin like Marc Anthony, so even though they’re the younger vampires, they’re very strong-willed and rebels. We have this entire history of how they were 4 and they met and they fell in love and at 16 they turned into vampires,” she explained. “It’s something along those lines. And it’s funny, I spoke to Stephenie Meyer and she has a similar idea of what we created.”