Check out what they had to say after the jump. Well, this is the first event that is marking the beginning of the end of Twilight. Luckily, we have it captured on film, forever, and our fans are really incredible. How did you guys celebrate the end, on set? You never quite knew when it was actually going to end because there was so much second unit stuff to be completed.
Peter and I wrapped at the exact same time. We had just finished a scene with Ashley and Kellan. I think we were just walking through the woods, being happy, which was nice, for a change. And then, they told Peter and I that we had wrapped and we were stunned. And then, we went to dinner. Did any of you take home any props as a souvenir? I took my original Alice Cullen necklace with me, which is pretty cool to have.
And then, to work with Kristen, who is a brilliant actress, and see her transform from human Bella to vampiric Bella, and see little things that she would change, was fun. Looking back over the franchise, what film was your favorite to do and why? I think the first one. I had the most fun in that. We had no idea what we were doing.
We had no idea what we were getting into. We thought we were just doing this little vampire movie in Portland. There was just a lot of silliness, a lot of hijinks and bad behavior. The film was everybody coming together and being together in the room for the first time. Doing those epically long Cullen family shoots would take two days to do.
Because everyone had coverage. You might have like three lines, but there were 10 people, so they would cover each person. Three lines could take 12 or 15 hours, but it was fun because everybody was together. As hard as it was to shoot those scenes, I always enjoyed when we were all together. Well, the first one felt like we were 17, before turning to 18, so we could get in trouble. Before all the craziness happened and Twilight became what it was, I just remember Jackson and Peter and I had some good times.
We still did later, but we had some monitoring come on afterwards. For the first movie, they had the girls in one hotel and the boys in another hotel. Then, we found out that they actually preferred their hotel, so we moved over there and all hell broke loose. We had a lot of rehearsals for the original Twilight to get the family to learn each other and experience each other, so we could all be like a family. We spent a lot of time together. What is it like to interact with your fans who line up for days at Comic-Con, and who are so excited to see you?
I think there was a different energy, this time around. This entire experience is because of them. They were there T the first premiere and at all the Comic-Con conventions. What is going to catch Twilight fans by surprise the most, with this final film? There are some surprises that are going to surprise them.
Yeah, you get introduced to a whole new cast. And Bella is a vampire, which is pretty awesome to see. There are a lot more vampires, this time around. Bill Condon is the only director that has worked on two of these films? What do you think sets these movies apart? Honestly, it felt like Breaking Dawn was one movie. But, Bill was just an amazing director. Since he was so calm and collected and composed, throughout the entire film process, it felt breezy and effortless and thought out.
He worked with us and talked to us and let us try new things. He just always had a pleasant disposition about him, which is really nice when you do a film. And he never raised his voice, once. Even though he was pressed for time, and he was doing two movies at once, and all this stuff was happening around him, he would still take time to sit there and talk to you about your scene and your character and what you were going through.
That was really a treat. Also, to get to work with serious filmmakers on this kind of a movie, has elevated these movies. But, Bill Condon had a vision and it was so specific. As far as character development is concerned, can you give us a little insight on the journey of each of your characters, in the final installment? When we first saw Jasper, he was just tweaked out. He was going through withdrawals and he hated it.
He was in a room full of high school kids and he just wanted to eat. He was like a guy on a diet, waiting for someone to leave a bunch of donuts. And then, as the movies progressed, he was more and more comfortable with that attitude and lifestyle of the vegetarian vampire. With Alice, I feel like she had a really great arc and development. And it was nice, throughout the saga, to get to see different sides of her. Whenever it came to her family, you got to actually see her act like a vampire and have a little bit of an edge to her and become protective.
That was fun to see. In this last one, you definitely see that. There are a lot of things that happen in this one, where everyone to step up and come together, and really work together to protect what we care about. I think these movies have forced Esme into a different lifestyle than she imagined for herself. Well, in Twilight, I started out dying my hair blonde.
And then, as the movie progressed, I wore wigs. The wigs went through a transformation. I just love to play him. Well, I smile in this last movie, which was a big deal for me. In Breaking Dawn, you can see the other sides of her and the audience can root for Rosalie, a little more.
Since all of you have had a chance to get to know each other through the course of this whole adventure, who is most like their Twilight character, in real life, and who is the least like their character? I honestly think we all are. It was brilliantly cast and everyone portrays their characters so well. She cast all of us based on who we were, not how we looked. It was an extreme connection and ability for us to go there. I think you are.
Those are all qualities that you have. I miss the woods. Sometimes I go on weekend trips and just wander the woods, barefoot and reminiscing, and I put my contact lenses in. No, I think the interaction was really fun.
I enjoy going to set and knowing exactly who your character is, and being able to have fun with it. For me, films are like the first day of school. It is fun, revisiting a role. With each movie, we went in trying to explore that character a little deeper, or in a different sense.
But, at the same time, there was a comfort in knowing that you know this person. What do you expect your life is going to be like, five or ten years from now? There are portions of time in between these movies where we do have other lives. We have these fans who fell in love with these characters and these books, and who come to these movies.
To be able to be a part of that had been amazing. Have you guys been a big fan of anything, like the fans are with Twilight? Being in this Saga, you become a fan. No one should be a fan of anything else. I have the whole DVD collection at home. I put it on every day and watch it at least five times a day. If the Rolling Stones went on tour again, which I keep hearing they might do, I would freak out and have an amazing reaction.
I would probably camp out three days to see the Stones perform.