by Lauren Kearney
You'd think everything would be sunshine and rainbows behind the scenes of "The Twilight Saga," considering the franchise's undeniable success and the obvious chemistry shared by the actors on the big screen. But star Nikki Reed, who plays vampiress Rosalie, keeps it real in the December issue of Seventeen, unveiling the dramz that sometimes goes on when the cameras are off, while also clearing up some misconceptions about herself.
"In the beginning, it was innocent and fun, and we were like one big happy family—it was like being at sleepaway camp. And then success comes along and changes the dynamic,” the newly wed revealed. "We’re not all best friends, and we’re not all going to hang out together after the final movie is done."
We may not have a new trailer just yet to sate our "Hunger Games" cravings, but, thankfully, the internet is ripe with plenty of tribute talk this morning to keep our ravenous appetite at bay...for now. Let's peek the Panem stories you'll be talking about today:
1. Hair, glorious hair
InStyle spoke with "Hunger Games" hair department head Linda Flowers, who spilled some by-the-numbers scoop about coiffing the movie's stars and many, many extras. The most interesting stats? Elizabeth Banks (a.k.a. Effie) wore three different wigs: one pink, one green and one lavender. And about that "bizarre" Caesar Flickerman look Stanly Tucci teased to MTV News recently: "It's a dark navy blue wig in a Karl Lagerfeld-style ponytail," Linda told the mag.
Two literary series, two unforgettable heroines, two impossible love triangles...let's just say it's not
two too surprising that comparisons have been springing up between "The Hunger Games" and "The Twilight Saga." But if you bring it up around "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence, she doesn't mince words:
"'Hunger Games' is not 'Twilight,'" she told Vanity Fair. "And while I hear the comparisons, it’s really premature to say that it will be the same phenomenon." (For the record, we agree...)
And since "The Hunger Games" is most certainly NOT "Twilight," and since any parallels between the two are totally overblown, we are sure that Vanity Fair would never, ever be so silly as to pose the casts of both movies for identical group shots, wearing identical clothing, in a setting that's... um...
Let's just say that this thing certainly looks a lot like that thing.
If you were looking for shame and a statement of contrition after Scarlett Johansson's little nudie-pic scandal... well, you clearly don't know Scarlett very well. The actress is making a command appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair's December issue without a hint of embarrassment; in fact, her cover photo has her giving us what can only be described as the world's most epic-sexy "bitch, please" look. And inside, a photo shoot by Mario Sorrenti is accompanied by one of ScarJo's trademark, statement-making interviews.
Like we said, there are no apologies here—but Scarlett does have something to say about the steamy images that hit the web after a d-bag hacker stole them from her phone.
"They were sent to my husband,” she said of the photos. "There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not like I was shooting a porno... although there’s nothing wrong with that either."
After three years' worth of "Twilight" films and comparatively few sightings of the saga's supporting actors in the wild, it's sometimes easy to forget that Ashley Greene is not actually a red-eyed, mop-haired, clairvoyant member of the undead. But here's a good reminder that the actress who plays Alice Cullen is, in real life, a grade-A hottie and generally normal human being: She's Allure magazine's November cover girl! And inside, she offers up a few choice quotes about her early years in Hollywood, her "Twilight" co-star and whether or not she really and truly is feuding with Demi Lovato.
The answer to that last one, by the way, is absolutely not.
"I’m really happy that she’s doing well," Ashley said, explaining that the rumored angst between her and the Disney star was all just a bunch of media hooey. "She and I never had a problem with each other, but, you know, it doesn’t go away... Jen Aniston still gets asked about Angelina Jolie."
Come Christmas, Rooney Mara will make history (and, quite possibly, the biggest movie of her career) when she plays vengeful goth girl Lisbeth Salander in the American remake of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." And while the jet-black locks, extreme haircut and multiple body piercings are all strictly for professional purposes, it's clear from her super-serious interview in November's Vogue that her role has Lisbeth has given her more than just a wild hairdo.
Rooney's photoshoot for the magazine shows a woman who's more grownup, more angular and a whole lot colder than the wholesome-looking college student she played in "The Social Network." And while she'll probably get rid of the piercings and dye her eyebrows back to their natural brown once production is done, she also says that her androgynous role in "TGWTDT" has permanently changed her personal aesthetic:
What do a newborn vampire and a sword-wielding princess have in common? Kristen Stewart, for one! In a recent interview with Boxoffice magazine, the actress opened up about her two seemingly disparate roles, and to hear her speak of it, the heroines are much more emotionally similar than you'd ever expect.
Though, to be fair, it depends on which version of Bella Swan we're talking about. For Kristen, filming the final two installments of "The Twilight Saga" was an exercise in extremes, as she'd play a different incarnation of the vampire bride nearly every day.
Ever since she deadpanned that line about her cat reading her diary, we've been crazy in love with "Glee"'s Heather Morris—a fab comic actress and probably the brightest dim bulb on television. But even though she's best known for playing a character who's not the sharpest tool in the shed, Heather the real-life lady is an articulate and down-to-earth sort of girl.
...Albeit an articulate and down-to-earth girl with a real, highly developed capacity for shenanigans; after all, she is posing in the November issue of Seventeen magazine wearing fuzzy knickers and a pair of pandas on her feet.
But when it comes to her interview, Heather's not afraid to show her serious side—and between posing for fun photos, she also shares the ways that a personal tragedy shaped her life.
If you've been looking for another reason to be peeved that Kristen Stewart's appearance in British GQ isn't as easily accessible stateside, here's a bit of news that'll get you nice and steamed! Because not only does Kristen look smokin' sexy in her pinup-style photo shoot, and not only is she talking candidly about her life, likes and career, but—according to an excerpt from Vogue UK—she also goes ahead and drops this little tidbit of info like it's hot: She's been spending a lot of time across the pond lately. And why, might you ask? Because, admits KStew:
"[My] boyfriend is English."
Well, gee whiz. An English boyfriend! Who'd have thunk it? And who ever could it be?!
If you've been having The Sads over the end of "The Twilight Saga" and all the "What's next for KStew?" interviews focusing on her future endeavors, here's a piece that'll fill your little vampire-loving heart with joy! Kristen Stewart is on the cover of Glamour magazine's upcoming November issue, and not only is she talking "Twilight," but she's being interviewed by none other than the series' author, Stephenie Meyer.
The two ladies know each other well from the set of the "Twilight" films (Stephenie has been a producer on the project in addition to penning the books), and the casual, chatty interview is a fun read—particularly when they're talking about Kristen's co-stars, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, and their respective approaches to watching the films that they've made. Turns out, one of the gentlemen in question is a loyal fan of the saga!