During a break from the “Breaking Dawn” set in Louisiana, Ashley Greene answered some questions for MTV via e-mail, hitting on subjects like working with Miley Cyrus, her most anticipated Breaking Dawn movie scene and what it was like to see Kristen Stewart as a vampire.
MTV: 2011 is shaping up to be a big year for you, coming off all the “Twilight” exposure and now having some prominent roles in “The Apparition,” “LOL” and a bunch of other projects coming down the line. Does 2011 feel like it’s going to be a particularly big year?
Ashley Greene: Definitely. I’m very excited for it. While it will be sad to finish filming the last installment of “The Twilight Saga,” I’m grateful to have so much to look forward to. There’s so much going on and so many wonderful opportunities popping up for 2011, and somehow I feel very Zen right now — I’m in a good place!
MTV: Do you have any goals for the year beyond what you’re already doing? What would you like to look back on at the end of the year and say, “I’m glad I accomplished that”?
Greene: “Twilight” and my upcoming projects have given me an amazing platform. I’m looking forward to doing as many diverse projects and roles as I can fit in this year! I’m also looking forward to continuing to make strides with mark’s m.powerment campaign; it’s important to me that I use my voice to inspire my young, female fans to pursue their dreams, just like I did. I’m so thankful for everything in 2010 and am extremely optimistic and excited about how much more can be accomplished this year.
MTV: What “Breaking Dawn” scene are you most excited to film?
Greene: Most excited to film and see would be the big fight sequence against the Volturi. As a cast, we like to do as many of our own stunts as possible, so it’s fun and challenging to shoot those scenes. Jeff Imada, the stunt coordinator, is such a blast to work with as well. I’m learning so much from him.
MTV: Tell us about Bill Condon’s style on set. How does he differ from prior “Twilight” directors?
Greene: “There’s no way to describe what it’s like working with Bill Condon except incredible! He is so professional, patient and a fantastic leader. I get excited going to set every day knowing I get to work with him. Each director has brought such a different energy and perspective to the films. Bill is very relaxed and authoritative, in a good way. I feel very comfortable working with him.
MTV: Kristen Stewart said at the People’s Choice Awards that she filmed some scenes as a vampire. What was your reaction to seeing Kristen as a vamp?
Greene: Glad to have her officially join the Cullen family!
Breaking Dawn movie vampires Cameron Bright (aka Alec) and Judi Shekoni (aka Zafrina) Tweeted some new deets! Cameron revealed that they have done some interviews for the media already, while Judi talks about spending time with the Breaking Dawn cast!
Carther Burnwell (pictured right; between Bill Condon and Catherine Hardwicke) was the composer behind the beautiful Twilight score, and now he is reportedly returning to compose the score for the Breaking Dawn movie Part 1 and the Breaking Dawn movie Part 2!
“Coen Brothers and Spike Jonze regular collaborator Carter Burwell is set to return to the ‘Twilight’ since working on the first film to perform scoring duties for the final installment of the series, the two parter “Twilight: Breaking Dawn.”
Burwell has an existing relationship with the director of the final two parts, Bill Condon, having collaborated on “Kinsey” and “Gods And Monsters” and will return to the position after Alexandre Desplat followed him for “New Moon” with Howard Shore stepping in for “Eclipse.”
Shooting began this past November with all major cast members such as Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Anna Kendrick and Ashley Greene reprising their roles. The two parts will be shot as one project and will then be respectively released on November 18th, 2011 and November 16th, 2012. And in case you haven’t do so already, check out Burwell’s score for “True Grit,” it’s ace.”
USA Today had the chance to chat with Twilight Saga Producer Wyck Godfrey where he gave us some Breaking Dawn movie info:
“Q: Where does the story split in half?
A: “We basically want to take the audience through the emotional part of Bella’s journey as she becomes a vampire. The first part will cover the wedding, the honeymoon and the birth.” The film ends just before she embarks on her supernatural transformation.
Q: The book has three segments, two of which present Bella’s point of view and a middle that’s devoted to the perspective of her rejected werewolf suitor, Jacob (Taylor Lautner). How is that handled?
A: “The story will break from her and follow Jacob throughout the course of the movie as he struggles with his own dilemma. There is a sense that as Bella and the Cullens (Edward’s makeshift vampire clan) deal with her pregnancy, the world is still turning outside with Jacob.”
Q: Why was Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning filmmaker best known for his musicals as the screenwriter of 2002′s Chicagoand the director of 2006′s Dreamgirls, selected as the director of the finale?
A: “These films have the most difficult stuff from a performance standpoint. With his history of directing, I can’t think of anyone who would be better at bringing out the best in an actor.” Plus, the director, who did the 1995 sequel to Candyman, is a fright-fare enthusiast. “He has an appetite for the genre and a passion for the Twilight books and movies.”
Q: Considering what goes on during the torturous birth process, how can the rating be PG-13?
A: With Twilight‘s core of under-18 fans, “it would be a crime against our audience to go R-rated.” However, “this is based on a much more mature book. We need to progress and be more sophisticated.”
A compromise: Having the bloody, bone-crushing delivery be seen only through Bella’s eyes. “She is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her. We only see what she sees.”
*This Post contains some Breaking Dawn Movie spoilers. Do not read on further if you’re trying to keep everything a surprise. *
Looks like we wont have to wait until 2012 to see Mackenzie Foy as Renesmee Cullen in Breaking Dawn. We posted some spoilers a few days ago from Lainey HERE, and it looks like her spoilers (though poorly executed) were right so far.
NessieMackenzie ( a reliable source who has delivered accurate news previously) posted the following news regarding how Mackenzie Foy will appear int he Breaking Dawn movie Part 1:
“Big news on Breaking Dawn part I & II – Renesmee
It’s been confirmed that we won’t have to wait till 2012 to see Mackenzie Foy on the big screen. She’ll also appear in Breaking Dawn part I in a tiny flashback scene.
Her face will be CGI’d and transferred onto another baby, little girl, teen, and finally a woman to show her growing up really fast. It’ll be a extremely quick scene, and maybe you’ll never realize it’s Mackenzie, but we’ll finally get to see Renesmee!
Also, in Breaking Dawn part II Mackenzie will play a 6 year old girl. Mackenzie is 10 years old now, so Breaking Dawn director (Bill Condon) will work with similar digital effects to the ones used in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” This means we’ll get to see Mackenzie playing a 6 year old Renesmee throughout the whole movie.”
Here are some brand new shots of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart filming scenes for the Breaking Dawn movie in Brasil! You can see them playing a game of chess, kissing on the beach (and Bella’s wedding ring), plus some of Kristen preparing to film a scene.