Interview from the press junket with Kellan and Nikki, and Mia and Maggie in Seattle.
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Mia Maestro covers the latest issue of Vanidades in Mexico. She talks about her career in Hollywood and South America, her upcoming CD (if you liked Breaking Dawn’s track “Lloverá”, you might want to pay attention because it comes out later this year and it was produced by the same person behind Bjork and Feist) and working in Twilight.
Here are some highlights:
What was it like working in two movies that have so many fans worldwide?
As far as filming goes, it was just like any other movie, but it was interesting working with Bill Condon, someone whom I’ve admired for awhile. When the movie actually came out I realized just how impressive its connection with people really is. The Twilight audience is amazing, very loving, and they just adore the characters.
What was your preparation for your role as Carmen?
Just like any other role. I read the books, the script. I worked closely with the wardrobe department to see what would fit my character.
What do you think of the Twilight books?
It’s not really my type of literature, so it was interesting to see what young people are reading these days and have been reading for the past 3 years. I personally prefer classics, English and Russian literature, so it was very appealing to me to get into the young adult culture of today.
I have so many good snaphots on my phone of last week’s Comic-Con that I feel like a little post is in order. I originally shared this pictures on our Twitter feed @TwilightPoison, live as they happened but if you missed them or if you don’t have a Twitter (you should, because you can see our live updates as soon as they get posted) here they are!
Note: These you can re-post on blogs. Just please link back if you do.
I flew to Comic-Con last week to cover the Twilight panel, press conferences and a few round table interviews with the cast. This is only my second Comic-Con ever, and the second time I’m invited to cover the Twilight promo events in San Diego. Needless to say, I had an amazing time and I really enjoyed seeing the cast together in Comic-Con for the very last time. Bittersweet feelings altogether, I still can’t believe it’s almost over! Can you?
Let’s start from the very beginning. On Wednesday night the cast greeted the fans waiting in Hall H for the Twilight panel the next morning. Twilight had never done anything like this before and even Stephenie Meyer popped up!
See my pictures after the jump.
Argentinian newspaper La Razón interviewed the beautiful and talented Mia Maestro, who plays Carmen in Breaking Dawn and who sang Lloverá on the soundtrack. Here’s an excerpt:
Did you bond with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart?
Yes, they’re incredible. Very warm and quiet. We got along great, and Rob liked to take care of my Terrier when I had to shoot.
What’s it like going from a low budget movie that came out in two theaters only like “Agua y Sal”, to a big movie like The Twilight Saga?
It’s weird, but I do enjoy working in big budget movies and small auteur movies. It’s the need of working here and there. I put the work, the people involved and the script first, so it’s nice to come to Argentina and work in movies like Agua y Sal with Alejo Taube and Rafael Spregelburd. It does something good for me after working in big bidget movies like Twilight, or Poseidon.
Full interview at the source.
The official Swarovski page on Facebook has posted these new Breaking Dawn stills and shared the news that the Denali girls wore their brand to the wedding. The best news is – you can own some of these pieces!
According to Aurum (distribuitor of Twilight films in Spain), you can actually buy the Breaking Dawn jewerly in Swarovski stores in Spain and as a bonus you’ll get Breaking Dawn prizes. Wouldn’t you love to own a piece of Breaking Dawn jewerly? I’m doing some research to see if other countries carry the same pieces. I’ll keep you posted.
These are the pieces you can buy:
Does your local Swarovski carry these pieces? Let me know!
Exclusive: Carolina Herrera Talks About Designing Bella’s Wedding Dress At The World Premiere + Mia Maestro Talks Soundtrack CollaborationSaturday, November 19th, 2011
Breaking Dawn Part 1 has such strong Latin American presence with Carolina Herrera (Venezuela), Mia Maestro (Argentina), cinematographer Guillermo Navarro (Mexico), and the honeymoon locations in Brazil, and our site is the only Bilingual Twilight fansite online, that we made two interviews completely in Spanish – with English subtitles – for that fan community who follows and supports our site. We hope you enjoy them.
We spoke to Carolina Herrera at the premiere in Los Angeles, and asked her about her collaboration with Stephenie Meyer to design the wedding dress. Turns out, Stephenie was the person who approached her. Later we found out Stephenie was wearing Carolina Herrera to the premiere. Fans have always been curious as to see how the dress would end up looking like on the big screen, and the big reveal was saved specially for the big screen. Did you love the dress? Here’s what Carolina told us.
It’s such an honor to have you designing Bella’s wedding dress. What were your thoughts on it? How were you approached for the job?
I was personally asked by the author Stephenie Meyer, and I thought it was a fantastic idea. And I just love the characters of Edward and Bella. Their wedding was supposed to be such a magical moment, you know? It was meant to be very romantic.
And how was the collaboration with Stephenie Meyer? Because she always had a very clear idea in her mind of what the dress should look like.
Stephenie called me because she loves Carolina Herrera, she wears it often, she likes the dresses. So we had several meetings and we ended up choosing this dress.
And what’s it like being part of a Twilight movie that has so many Latin American contribuitors? We have Mexican cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, we have Mia Maestro acting and performing on the soundtrack as well…
I think it’s fantastic!
‘Cause it’s such a huge saga!
It’s a very important saga, these movies. They are so important to people, they’re freaking out. Did you know there have been people camping out for 4 days? And that’s just to see them come in here.
And how do you like Kristen in Carolina Herrera? How does she fit into the Carolina Herrera look?
I think she looks amazing. Have you seen the movie?
Not yet, I’m about to watch it for the first time, and I have not seen the dress either.
Well, then you’ll tell me! I’m not telling you!
We also talked to the beautiful Mia Maestro, who shared her thoughts on being part of the saga with the song used during the romantic scene when Bella meets Edward in the ocean in Brazil. Bill Condon heard her music while filming the movie, and was interested in using her song “Lloverá” for the honeymoon scene. It turns out that her song title being “It Will Rain” is a total coincidence that not even the people who produced the soundtrack realized!
There’s a lot of fans from Mexico, Venezuela… Did you meet them? Did you get to talk to them?
Yes, there’s fans from Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Puerto Rico. It’s such an international group of people.
Had you seen anything like this before?
Yes and no. Sometimes. I mean, I’ve been at huge festivals like Cannes, but these fans are so special because they know everything.
They know the story so well, they know the characters so well; they’re so passionate for the story that is quite impressive.
And how do you feel about singing the first song ever in the Twilight saga in Spanish?
It’s so exciting. I’m so excited to be part of the soundtrack. It’s an album that put together so many artists that I admire, so I’m really excited.
And how did the collaboration happen with the soundtrack? How were you asked to sing a song with the same title as Bruno Mars?
The same song as who?
No, the same title than Bruno’s song. Your titles are practically the same thing but the style is the opposite!
The complete opposite, and the song title thing is actually a coincidence, Bruno’s “It Will Rain” and “Lloverá”… I actually think the soundtrack people didn’t even realize that the titles said the same thing
Bill Condon heard my songs, my album comes out next year, and he took all the songs and told me that he would see if any of the songs could fit into any of the scenes and he chose “Lloverá” for a beautiful honeymoon scene in Brazil.
When is your album coming out? What’s the genre?
The album comes out in January or February and is bilingual. Half in English and Half in Spanish.
Awesome! So the fans who liked your music thanks to the soundtrack will have something to look forward to.
Yes, this album is very different. There’s songs that are more upbeat, and the rest of the songs fall more into the style of “Lloverá”.
So now that you saw the dress finally, what are your thoughts?
Mia Maestro will be part of Oliver Stone’s new movie The Savages. The Hollywood Reporter writes:
Twilight actress Mia Maestro is joining the cast of The Savages, Oliver Stone’s upcoming adaptation of the Don Winslow novel.
The ensemble cast ranges from hot up-and-comers such as Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson and Emile Hirsch to vets such as John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro and Uma Thurman, among others.
The story focuses on a couple of young, independent Laguna Beach-based marijuana kingpins (Johnson and Hirsch) who are blackmailed into working for the Baja Cartel after their best friend and sometime sex partner (Lively) is kidnapped.
Maestro will play Del Toro’s wife, a tough and bitter woman whose soccer mom lifestyle hides a gang-life past.
Sounds like a great project. Best of luck to Mia.
Actress Mia Maestro who will play Carmen in Breaking Dawn has posted the following messages on her Twitter page:
At JFK reading all the great messages I’ve been receiving from Twilight fans from all over the world! So hard to respond to all requests!
Here’s a few ‘general’ answers which doesn’t mean that I’m not reading every one of the lovely things u r sending along!
Although Prod starts soon I won’t start shooting until a bit later towards the end of the year. Now we r doing all the customary fun prep…
Everything is super confidential, which prevents us from giving interviews until movie’s coming out. Thank u to everyone that requested one!
Follow her on Twitter: @miamaestro. And while you’re at it, follow us too! @TwilightPoison
With the announcement of the Denali cast being posted just a couple of hours ago, we have tons to look forward to in the following weeks as we expect more actors to be announced officially by Summit for Breaking Dawn. In the meantime, here are some videos and footage of the cast that will bring the Denali coven to life. You’ll be surprised at all the Twilight/vampire connections each of them has!
Christian Camargo as Eleazar.
Previous work includes: Dexter (which is written by Melissa Rosenberg), The Hurt Locker (produced by Summit), National Treasure: Book of Secrets, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Law and Order and CSI.
Casey LaBow as Kate.
Previous work includes: CSI: New York, Moonlight (a TV show about vampires) and Skateland (co-starring Ashley Greene). Here’s a clip of Moonlight:
Mia Maestro as Carmen.
Previous work includes: Alias, Poseidon, The Motorcycle Diaries (directed by Walter Salles, who just directed Kristen in On The Road).
MyAnna Buring as Tanya.
Previous work includes: Doctor Who, The Omen and a movie titled Vampire Killers. Here’s a clip of her in Red Midst:
Maggie Grace as Irina.
Previous work includes: Taken, Lost (where she co-starred with fellow vamp Ian Somerhalder) and Knight and Day. Here’s a clip from Lost with Ian and Emily de Ravin, who co-starred with Rob in Remember Me:
Full press release from Summit!
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN — The Denali Coven Casting Update
Summit Entertainment announced today the following have been cast in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN for roles in The Denali Coven as outlined below.
The Denali Coven is comprised of Christian Camargo (THE HURT LOCKER, Dexter) as Eleazar; Casey LaBow (Moonlight) as Kate; Mia Maestro (Alias, POSEIDON) as Carmen; MyAnna Buring (DOOMSDAY) as Tanya; as well as previously announced Maggie Grace (Lost, TAKEN) as Irina.
The Denali Coven is the only other “vegetarian” vampire coven in the
world, considered cousins to the Cullens.
The next chapter of THE TWILIGHT SAGA will be released as two separate films with the first of the two slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011 and the second coming to theatres on November 16, 2012.
Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct both films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer?s Twilight series, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
About the TWILIGHT film seriesThe TWILIGHT film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together…even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires. The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in
the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON was released November 20, 2000 and the third installment, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was released June 30, 2010.
Christian Camargo as Eleazar:
Casey LaBow as kate:
Mia Maestro as Carmen:
MyAnna Buring as Tanya:
Previously announced Maggie Grace as Irina: