Hi All! Just checking in for a minute between the convention and dinner! Jenn M, Shannon and were interviewed by Fox 5 NY today... and are watching to see if we'll be on. Catherine Hardwicke was great - what a sweetheart she is. She told some funny stories about filming Twilight - and about the actors in general. And she answered questions that Jenn M and I asked, which was cool. We asked if she would cast anyone differently if she could do it over again. She said she loves everyone she cast... but she offered an interesting tidbit. Apparently a well-known actor turned down Twilight - but has NOW taken a role. Could that be Bryce Dallas Howard, perhaps?! Jenn asked if it was true Catherine wanted Edward to have long hair and she said "Yes" and that Rob sat for 8 hours and got extensions... and HATED THEM. And I asked if Catherine would do anything differently and she expressed disdain at having such a small budget. She said she wasn't able to do things she wanted - like have Edward sparkle longer - and have the CGI look a little better. She also said she made Bella confess to Edward that she knew he was a vampire in the meadow - rather than in the car ride home from Port Angeles - because there aren't many good angles to film people in a car, which makes sense. She also said La Push was a really tough scene because it had been SNOWING that day - and everyone was freezing in addition to being soaking wet from horizontal rain.
OK Fox 5 just said the Twilight convention is coming up soon - so I'm going to sign off and go watch. And if we're on - I'm going to cringe! But it was fun, so I can't complain.
Later I'll blog about Gil Birmingham. HILARIOUS guy!