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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
American Psycho author, Bret Easton Ellis, claimed on his Twitter page that Rob was the first choice to play Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey, according to author E.L. James, who allegedly shared the scoop with him at Rob’s house, no less, during a party a few months ago (it was that birthday party that Rob hosted for director Nicholas Jarecki, which was full of celebrity guests, remember?). Bret loves to ruffle feathers on Twitter, and at one point he was very interested in writing or directing 50 Shades, so God knows if he’s serious or trolling as per usual, but here are the tweets:
It would not surprise us to be honest, if Rob was truly E.L. James’ first pick for the role. If you were part of the fandom three years ago when Master of the universe (the original fan fic title for 50 Shades of Grey) was taking over Twitter and pretty much everyone (not really us) counted the days for the next update, then you remember that back then all the fan manips featured Rob and Kristen as the main characters, and obviously they were everybody’s image of them for quite a while, not just because they were originally Edward and Bella, but because people liked to imagine them as the actors of the story… until the new wave of fans of the book started asking for Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel. And it was also kind of suspicious how E.L. James was at Rob’s house for that party.
Either way, 50 Shades of Grey has its Christian and the funny story is that is Charlie Hunnam, Stephenie’s first pick to play Carlisle.
From the StephenieMeyer.com files, she posted on July 7, 2007, the following:
Second only to Edward on my “passionately decided” list is Carlisle’s character. My favorite: Charlie Hunnam. The reason this actor was able to get such a hold on me was his work as the title character in Nicholas Nickleby. He pretty much was Carlisle in that movie.
Check out that page for some real nostalgia and general weirdness. It’s crazy how time flies and how pretty much the series is now over. It seems like only yesterday fans were discussing who should play the characters, and how they were all throwing fits when Rob was announced as Edward Cullen (which, coincidentally, is how I discovered Twilight. I was a fan of Rob since managing HPLA, and the scandal made me read the book). The backlash was insane back then, if you remember Rob got death threats, there were petitions to remove him from the project, and that’s pretty much exactly what Charlie is facing right now from disappointed 50 Shades fans, but we’re pretty sure fans will get over it with time. Twilight fans did as soon as they saw Rob as Edward.
H/T: Page to premiere.
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
That sound you heard yesterday was the sound of thousands of twi-hearts breaking all over the world and Lionsgate executive face palming, after Stephenie Meyer’s Q&A with Variety came out, in which she said she was so over Twilight
and it was not a happy place for her to revisit, and in the day Lionsgate announced the Ultimate DVD Box Set, no less. Say it isn’t so, Steph! I asked fans on Twitter what they felt about Stephenie’s choice of words and here are a few reactions from both sides.
And we had people who were more understanding…
Here’s the thing… both sides
are right. On one hand, people who got their feelings hurt have every right to be upset. It does feel a little bit as order cialis from canada if that friend who got invited to the cool table no longer wants to be associated with the table that is uncool. That table where she sat for so long and where she found true friends, love and support is no longer an important table anymore. Or is it? Perhaps she’s just over writing about vampires, or writing all together. Perhaps for her it’s hard to revisit the work that while it made her incredibly famous and rich, it also made her quit writing because people were completely ruthless to her and the media made sure to associate Stephenie Meyer with bad writing, while she had the best intentions the whole time. I still believe she could’ve worded the whole thing differently to not make her fans feel betrayed, but sadly, she was brutally honest and that’s ok too. But it’s important to point out viagra does it work that at the end of the day, anyone who was involved with Twilight needs to make peace with the fact that they will be associated with it forever because of all the success it found worldwide, and because it was that thing that made them famous. And it will never go away. It will never be over. Just like Lord of the Rings is not over and now we have the entire Hobbit movie franchise. Just like Harry Potter is not over and the world is getting new box sets and theme parks every year. Just like Star Wars is not over and we’re getting new sequels soon. Just like Star Trek got its own reboot, as did Spider-man, and Superman, and Batman… I could go on and on, but when something is incredibly successful and is a huge money maker, it will never go away. Robert will be answering questions about Twilight when he’s 30, 40, 50, 70, 90 just like Leonardo Di Caprio still has to answer questions about Titanic, and Harrison Ford still has to answer questions about Han Solo. It will always be brought up to them and they should be prepared. I for one, would not mind at all if people still asked questions all the time about that thing that made me famous, but maybe that’s just my underachieving self talking. It’s different for successful people, probably. But Twilight will come back in a few years. New books, new movies, new adaptations, something. Just yesterday we got the announcement of a new box set with new material. So the best idea is to not forget the fans, keep them happy and always be grateful that they’re there, patient, loyal, loving. Because fans are what got Twilight going. It was their buzz that was heard around the world. The media had no clue. And that passion and loyalty is still something very strong to this day, and many fandoms and potential franchises wish they had it, so it should not be taken for granted, ever. I also feel compelled to point out that all the times I met Stephenie she was incredible. I remember the first time I talked to her at the world premiere red carpet of Twilight in 2008, and I said I was from Twilight Poison. She gasped and said “You guys have the BEST pictures!” and I KNOW she wasn’t just saying that, because our gallery rocked the fandom back then. It was updated all the time and I found amazing pictures in the Spanish media, that the rest of the world hadn’t seen yet. So that means she was paying attention to the fan sites and her fans, and trust me, not many authors care. So I will always keep that memory of her. The last time I saw her was last year at Comic-Con, and she was just as great. So maybe let’s just cialis canada online pharmacy cut her some slack and remember that Twilight is a bittersweet thing for her. Did she mean she was over us and the entire fandom? Probably not. But she should know that for so many people Twilight is their Happy Place, and we’re sorry she’s not right there with us anymore. Wish we could do something to change that.
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
While promoting the movie Austenland, which she is producing, Stephenie Meyer did a Q&A with Variety in which she gave a couple of questionable answers, to say the least. When asked if she would ever revisit her Twilight universe, Stephenie said the following:
“I get further away every day. I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be. What I would probably do is three paragraphs on my blog saying which of the characters died. I’m interested in spending time in other worlds, like Middle Earth.
Ummm… what?! Why would you be over it, though? We understand why the actors are trying to get away from their characters as much as possible: because they are very young and they intend to have long, successful careers, and being remembered for just one character is pretty much a career killer that very few actors have survived in Hollywood history, but to try to distance yourself from something that you created? I don’t think that can really happen for authors. It will follow you forever! And to call it not a happy place when it means a lot to so many people… it’s a little baffling and, quite frankly, sad to us. We’re sure
that Stephenie has her reasons to try to prove that she can do a lot more with her life than Twilight, and maybe dealing with so much backlash over the years was particularly harsh on a person who only wanted to be a writer, and maybe looking back on all of it must not be easy (we all know that people were brutal to her), but when you have the love and support of so many good people around the world (and even Oprah’s blessing!) isn’t it better to just take the good, forget the bad and say, screw everyone else, I made bank anyway? We would do that. But hey, we’re not in her shoes.
What did you guys think about Stephenie’s words? Was she harsh? Are you shocked? Do you think she was taken out of context? Let us knw in the comments.
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Here’s the list of all the cast appearances scheduled so far on American television in the upcoming weeks, all of them confirmed by Gossip Cop.
October 31 – Taylor Lautner on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
November 5 – Robert Pattinson on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
November 8 – Robert Pattinson on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
November 9 – Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner on “Ellen” (taping November 5)
November 9 – Taylor Lautner on “Today Show”
November 9 – Taylor Lautner on “Live! with Kelly and Michael”
November 9 – Taylor Lautner on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
November 9 – Stephenie Meyer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
There will be more TV appearances worldwide, and we’ll post them as soon as we get confirmation of every single one of them.
Friday, August 10th, 2012
Entertainment Weekly’s fall movie preview features interviews with the cast, director and Stephenie Meyer.
After Breaking Dawn-Part 2 is released Nov. 16, we’ll have reached the cinematic end of The Twilight Saga. How are you feeling?
I’ve been holding off the sadness, but it’s starting to get to me. I miss everyone-Kristen, Taylor, and Rob. I’m used to seeing them every day.
You’re currently working on a film adaptation of another of your books, The Host. Has your experience with Twilight changed how you feel about turning your books into movies?
It’s hard to say. As a general rule, my experience has been positive, and as an author I don’t think anyone has been offered the access I’ve had. With every movie I’ve become a little bit more involved. I really like to be used as a resource-like if an actor has a question about backstory. And recently, on the set of The Host, I was the only person on the entire set who noticed that there was a cherry-picker tractor in the back of a scene. So I’m useful every now and then-I have fantastic eyesight. [Laughs]
You even had a cameo in Breaking Dawn-Part 1, as a wedding guest of Edward and Bella’s wedding.
It wasn’t my idea-and I hated that dress! I hate to look at myself on film. But the actual experience, aside from freezing our butts off, was great. I was sitting with [producer] Wyck Godfrey, who has also been there since day one, and we made up a backstory: He was a deputy policeman, and our marriage was on the rocks because he was in love with [Bella’s father] Charlie. We had a lot of fun sitting in that cold forest.
You named Bella and Edward’s daughter Renesmee, which has been a source of ridicule even among ardent Twilight fans.
I am someone who strongly believes in reality, and that you don’t monkey around with people’s names. Whether they become a stripper or a lawyer has a large part to do with the name you give them. I would never name a real child Renesmee. But in fantasy, you can name your characters anything you want. I couldn’t have named [Bella and Edward’s] child Lindsay. I couldn’t have named her anything that already exists-it would have felt wrong. I had to pick a name that I felt was completely and totally unique, which opens you up to heckling. Which I’ve taken. I take all my heckling, and I totally get it!
Someone is probably naming their real-life child Renesmee even as we speak.
Well, that really disturbs me. [Laughs]
Do you have a favorite among the Twilight movies?
Not to say it’s the best, because all of them have things to recommend them, but I think New Moon is the one that most closely dovetails with what I had in my head. It might help that I love [director] Chris Weitz-he’s a dream to work with. Everyone was fun to work with, but Chris and I really got each other.
When you were writing the first Twilight, could you ever have imagined it would become such a phenomenon?
If I’d had any idea that anyone would see what I was doing, I’d have stopped immediately. Id’ never have been able to finish it. It’s a huge amount of pressure, and it’s taken me forever to be able to call myself an author. I’m a reader, and to me authors are magical creatures.
Do you ever watch True Blood or The Vampire Diaries to see what all these other vampires are up to?
No. I’m a huge coward. [Laughs] I’m actually really squeamish.
Don’t forget to buy your own copy! This is Twilight’s final Fall Movie Preview issue ever :(.
Friday, July 20th, 2012
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!
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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.
Friday, July 20th, 2012
Here’s part 2 of my exclusive pictures taken at the press conferences at Comic-Con last week. This post features the first installment of four, featuring images of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Stephenie Meyer and Mackenzie Foy. Since this is an exclusive, I ask fellow bloggers and community owners to not redistribute the pictures on their sites, and instead, share my gallery link, so fans can enjoy the content on the site that is intended to. Thanks for understanding :D.
>> LAUNCH COMIC-CON GALLERY.
There’s hundreds of shots still waiting to be posted, so make sure you check the site over the weekend! And next week I’m posting exclusive interviews with the cast, along with some pretty cool new pics.
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Last night Stephenie Meyer (Yes, she was there!)Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Mackenzie Foy, among others, greeted fans that were camping for Hall H at Comic Con.
We were able to take some pictures of the cast while they were taking pictures and signing autographs with the fans.
As usual they were very nice to fans, they also talked to some of them about different stuff.
Even Jackson rathbone talked about his new baby boy!
We´ll be updating this post, so make sure to head back to our website and don´t miss all the pics and deets from last night´s sighting!
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
was interviewed by MTV
on the set of The Host
, and she talked about Fifty Shades of Grey
, the erotic bestseller that started off as Twilight Fan Fiction Master of the Universe
“I haven’t read it. I mean, that’s really not my genre, not my thing,” she said with a laugh. “I’ve heard about it; I haven’t really gotten into it that much. Good on her — she’s doing well. That’s great!”
She’s still glad that E.L. James is successful thanks to what started out as fan fiction based on Steph’s stories, however, she believes the story would’ve found its way with or without Twilight.
“It might not exist in the exact form that it’s in,” Meyer said. “Obviously, [James] had a story in her, and so it would’ve come out in some other way.”
She also talked about The Hunger Games, a series that she supported very early on.
“I’m just excited for anything that they do,” she said. “I was really excited they were turning it into a movie. Of course, then you have that, ‘Are they gonna screw it up?’ ’cause it’s so awesome, but they didn’t; it’s awesome. I’m really looking forward to the next one. I have fingers crossed for a couple of casting choices.”
Once she revealed she had actors in mind, we had to ask her pick for the beloved District 4 tribute, Finnick Odair: “Taylor Kitsch,” she said, stating her choice. “Is there another option?”
Are you a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey/MoTU?
Monday, May 28th, 2012
Stephenie Meyer spoke to MTV on the set of the movie The Host. She talked about missing Rob and Kristen, and Midnight Sun, a.k.a, twilight from Edward’s point of view, which, if you remember, she was planning on publishing until a manuscript was leaked online.
“You know, things change so much from year to year, I mean there are other stories obviously, I have a really hard time putting down characters so I know what would happen. It’s just a matter of are we tired of vampires? I kind of feel like we are as a general group. I know that I am a little worn on vampires, so it might take some time to want to go back there. And of course for me it’s easier because I know what happens, so it’s not as much suspense and stress”
“Some day on my death bed or whatever if I never get around to writing it (Midnight Sun), I’ll tell everyone what happens.”
We sincerely hopes she’s joking! It’s a book we’ve all been looking forward to for years.