Bella and Edward will be so proud!
The latest role-getting "Twilight" star isn't Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson but their on-screen daughter Mackenzie Foy, who according to Variety has landed the lead in the indie "Wish You Well."
The 11-year-old will star alongside Ellen Burstyn and Josh Lucas in the film based on David Baldacci's best-selling 2001 novel. Set in the 1940s, the coming-of-age tale centers on Mackenzie's character, who along with her brother, relocates from the bustling Big Apple to a Virginia farm to live with their great-grandmother in the wake of a family tragedy. Sounds like a dramatic role Mackenzie will really be able to bite her teeth into (heh).
If you're a "Twilight" fan who's been paying close attention to "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" buzz, you've no doubt been part of the ongoing worry and speculation about whether the book's beloved "dog bowl" scene, a climactic moment between Jacob and Rosalie involving projectile pet dishes, would survive the translation to a cinematic medium. (And if you haven't been worrying about the dog bowl scene, then shame on you. How dare you call yourself a fan?!) But while there's still no guarantee that this fan favorite moment will actually appear in the film, we can all breathe a sigh of relief thanks to Nikki Reed, who confirmed:
"We did shoot the dog bowl scene."
And there's more: "In fact, we shot it enough times for my head to hurt," the actress said, going on to explain that the repeated shoots of the scene required that she get hit over and over with "various items that I'm sure, at some point, would be CGI-ed into dog bowls."
In case you missed it, the full track listing for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" soundtrack dropped yesterday, and as any fangirl worth her O-negative could have guessed, the album is a mix of high-profile artists (Green Day), indie acts (A Boy and His Kite) and previous players (Christina Perri). Then there's Nikki Reed.
The "Twilight" actress and husband, former "American Idol" contestant Paul McDonald, will contribute the song "All I've Ever Needed" to the album. The actress took to Twitter yesterday to thank fans for their support: "We worked so hard! It's so exciting!" she wrote.
Of course, Nikki isn't the first saga star to bite into one of the movie's soundtracks. That honor goes to everyone's favorite brooding bloodsucker Robert Pattinson, who had not one but two numbers featured in the first installment.
An epic finale deserves an epic one sheet, which is exactly what "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" got on Tuesday following a worldwide countdown that culminated in the unveiling of the movie's poster.
Unlike previous key art, Edward (Robert Pattinson), Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) are depicted in motion, charging towards the Volturi during a climactic battle sequence, with the sprawling sky and Forks forest looming behind them. Fans might be surprised to hear, however, that according to one of the film's stars, the whole thing was shot on a stage and not in the snowy mountain wilds.
"I can't wait to see that whole scene; we had to really use our imaginations, because we shot that on a stage," Nikki Reed told MTV News while at the AXE Showerpooling campaign kick-off at USC in Los Angeles. "With these movies in general, we have to [use our imaginations]. With the wolves...there are these big cardboard cutouts that people carry and run with and they say, 'React! Here comes a wolf!' And you look, and there's a man holding a 10-foot wolf."
Just call us She-lock Holmes because we've been snooping days now for clues regarding that mysterious "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" bonus scene teased by star Kellan Lutz recently. Yesterday, we asked cast mate Ashley Greene for her insight on the bite, but she didn't have much intel to shell. So, today, we turn to fellow saga starlet Nikki Reed, who seems to know something Ashley doesn't.
"If it's what I think it is, it's really awesome," she told MTV News at the AXE Showerpooling campaign kickoff at USC in L.A. "It was a surprise moment on set that was pretty incredible. That day, there were like 150 of us, and we all came together and planned this thing—this secret thing—and we surprised Bill, so I hope it's that thing."
When we informed her that we knew exactly what thing she was referring to—that "Sweet Dreams" dance number—Nikki revealed even more details about the stunt.
With just six weeks to go before "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" finally makes its way into theaters, audiences are starting to get a little antsy in the pantsy for some hot Volturi-on-vampire action and the long-awaited conclusion to our favorite supernatural romance. The bad news is, you've still gotta wait 'til November 16 to enjoy the fifth and final film. The good news is...well, look! Pretty, pretty pictures! Which you really should stop sobbing and gnawing on the woodwork long enough to look at, honestly, we know you're dying for more "Twilight" but this is taking it way too far.
Our updated gallery of stills from the film features never-before-seen—or at least, never-before-seen from THIS ANGLE—shots of the cast in action, with notable inclusions such as Bella's arm-wrestling competition with Emmett, the newlywed Cullens doing some forested surveillance, Renesmee meeting Charlie, and, of course, two distinct photos of the masterpiece that is Charlie's mustache. (Mark our words: this will be the year that the mustache wins an Oscar. Maybe even a Lifetime Achievement Award. Someone must recognize its greatness!)
After a 24-hour, worldwide countdown beginning in New Zealand and concluding at dawn today in Los Angles, the final one-sheet for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" has been unveiled on the film's Facebook page!
The poster depicts Edward (Robert Pattinson), Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner)—along with their toothy allies—charging towards the Volturi in the snow-covered forest of Forks, hinting at a potentially monumental battle to come. The tagline simply reads: "The epic finale that will live forever."
See the full poster after the jump!
Sure, we have plenty of theories regarding "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" bonus scene teased by Kellan Lutz last month, but that doesn't mean we won't angle for something a bit more concrete when faced with one of the series' stars. To wit, when we caught up with Ashley Greene (a.k.a. Alice Cullen) in anticipation of her upcoming comedy "Butter," we just had to ask about the clip in question.
"He's probably in it," Ashley joked of her co-star's motivation for spilling the news, adding, "I did hear they are doing something very special at the end 'cause [we are] ending out the saga."
When MTV News caught up with "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer earlier this summer at San Diego Comic-Con, the authoress let slip an interesting tidbit: namely, that she'd be open to a cinematic reboot of her vampire romance...in the not-too-near future.
"I think that obviously that could happen, and in the right scenario it might be something I'd be excited about, I mean, 15 years down the line," she said. "It would be cool to revisit it in 15 years. It would be fun."
It would be, Stephenie! But why wait 15 years for the laughs? Our friends at NextMovie certainly aren't! They looked into their crystal ball (or perhaps asked a certain psychic vamp) to discover which actors and actresses would suit up as Bella, Edward and Jacob in a reboot, circa 2030. Little Suri Cruise as our clumsy protagonist? It could happen!
Click on over to NextMovie to see their full (and funny) predictions!
Kristen Stewart may have been in Toronto to support her latest film, the big-screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic "On the Road," but as we're wont to do here at MTV News, we couldn't help but pepper our Beat-friendly inquiries with a question or two about her other impending film, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." Always a good sport, Kristen was happy to oblige, sharing her completely non-biased (obviously) review of the series' conclusion.
"It's so good. It's good," she said. "It's really weird. I think everyone probably knows that and expects that. I'm so very proud. I'm very happy with how it closes. It was a lot to take in, and it was rough."
When Josh Horowitz inquired as to which part was the roughest for her to watch, KStew had to clarify:
"No, it's a rough cut."