The worlds of our favorite YA adaptations are colliding!
While promoting "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," Kristen Stewart dished to MTV News that not only have she and Jennifer Lawrence met, but they also totally hit it off. The ladies were seated together at a recent event, and we couldn't resist asking what two of the biggest names in Hollywood talked about.
"We didn't compare 'Twilight' to 'The Hunger Games,'" Kristen admitted with a laugh, though she added, "I had seen it."
The swelling success of E L James' best-selling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" has inspired more than just a renewed interest in antiquated equestrian implements—it seems publishers are now mining the world of "Twilight" fanfic for their next best-seller. The latest in line for prime placement at your local Barnes & Noble: "Beautiful Bastard," a reworked version of "The Office," originally written by Christina Hobbs in 2009 and taken offline a few months later (per The Hollywood Reporter).
"Beautiful Bastard"—a joint work by Christina and fellow fanfic writer Lauren Billings, to be published under the nom de plume Christina Lauren—centers around a young intern named Chloe Mills, who finds herself caught in a love-hate relationship with her perfectionist boss Bennett Ryan. And while there are clearly shades of James' phenomenon here, Bennett Ryan actually preceded Christian Grey online, though not in print.
Of all the lasts involved with "The Twilight Saga"'s concluding chapter, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," this has got to be one of the most bittersweet. Here, for you, one last time, the cast sinks their teeth into our patent-pending "Yes/No Show" with Josh Horowitz.
And, as you'd expect, these vamps (and wolf!) are doing it with aplomb. Among the inquiries they faced: Could Bella kick Katniss Everdeen's ass? Do you truly understand how imprinting works? And, perhaps most importantly, is Stephenie Meyer a bit of a pervert? (Josh's words, not mine!)
Our walk down "Twilight" memory lane continues, this time with the woman who started it all: Stephenie Meyer. The authoress stopped by our recent MTV First: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" during which Josh Horowitz asked her to recall the first time she saw Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as her beloved Edward and Bella.
"The first time I saw these two in character was on camera, and that was really fun," Stephenie said. "I think the first scene I saw was in the forest with the 'How old are you?' [scene]. That was the first thing I saw. It was pretty amazing."
In fact, Stephenie (who served as a producer for the franchise's latter films) didn't even watch a screen test until the series' second installment.
The latest round of talk-show musical chairs continues for the cast of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" as co-stars Nikki Reed and Mackenzie Foy stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres" show today to chat about the film franchise's finale, due in theaters November 16.
As any Twilighter can attest, Mackenzie's on-screen alter ego, Renesmee, goes through quite the evolution in this conclusion, aging from a newborn baby to a young child in a manner of weeks (thanks, vampire blood!). And for the young starlet playing the adorable half-human, half-vampire wunderkind, it made for some surreal moments on set.
"It's kind of weird because it's not my body," Mackenzie said of the special effects used to paste her face onto different children—and props.
Taylor Lautner's well-chiseled torso isn't a new sight for fans of "The Twilight Saga"—they've been drooling over that six-pack ever since the 20-year-old bulked up for "New Moon." And, as a shapeshifter, Taylor's used to losing his clothes when he morphs into his wolfy alter ego. But, as it turns out, Taylor doffs his top (and bottoms!) in a much more interesting fashion in the film franchise's finale.
During our recent MTV First: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," Josh Horowitz asked the cast to offer up their favorite scene from the final film, and co-star Kristen Stewart relayed this gem: "My favorite scene in the second part of 'Breaking Dawn' is probably when he takes his clothes off in front of my father," she said, pointing to Taylor.
"That's an amazing scene," Taylor agreed. "I still had to take off my shirt, but at least it wasn't rid—no, it still was ridiculous. I took my pants off."
MTV News' Twi-Fight Saga continues with round five, in which 4 of Stephenie Meyer's vampires will do battle for the title of No. 1 "Twilight" character. Each round a "Twilight" expert will weigh in on who she thinks will take the entire tournament. Today, Elena Raines of Twilightish shares her pick for victor.
We're down to the Final Four, and I don't think there's any question who will be advancing to the next round. On one hand we have Edward vs. Kate. While we've gotten a glimpse at Kate in "Breaking Dawn - Part 1," fans won't get a chance to appreciate her sassy attitude and her bad-ass vampire gift until seeing seeing "Breaking Dawn - Part 2." But even after seeing the final installment of "The Twilight Saga" myself and watching Kate gallantly defend the Cullens, I can safely say that that my vote is for Edward, and I'm certain the fandom will agree.
The end is near—not only for one of our favorite film franchises, but also for MTV News' hotly contested Twi-Fight Saga, in which 64 of Stephenie Meyer's vampires, werewolves and humans have been battling it out for the title of No. 1 "Twilight" character.
The Final Four is officially underway, and it's all vamps, all the time. You may recall that Fork's finest (a.k.a. Charlie Swan) was the last human standing in our Elite Eight round, and well, he finally fell at the hands of newborn bloodsucker Bella. (And this, after she showed up mom Renee in the second round!)
Clearly, this is Edward and Bella's tournament to lose. Mrs. Cullen now faces brother-in-law Jasper, while Mr. Cullen hopes to best Denali coven dame Kate, who should definitely win some kind of honor for being the longest-lasting bottom seed. (We're still scratching our head over how she beat Emmett...)
The one "Twilight Saga" scene Robert Pattinson would like to reshoot out of the entire series is probably not the one you'd expect. There are many iconic moments in the vampire film franchise, and the first kiss between Bella and Edward is definitely towards the top of the list. But, as it turns out, Rob isn't as big a fan of that scene as we are.
When he, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner sat down with MTV News for MTV First: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," one fan asked which scene the cast would like a do-over on. Rob admitted that he wants to try out the first kiss scene again.
The Elite Eight round of MTV News' epic Twi-Fight Saga is winding down (seriously, less than two hours to go, guys!), and if you're still undecided as to which of Stephenie Meyer's characters deserve your vote, perhaps you should take a gander at this here video. Because when we caught up with the cast of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" recently, several of the stars delivered impassioned pleas for their favorite vampire or human (if not themselves).
Unsurprisingly, Kristen Stewart was pretty certain her alter ego Bella Swan had this one in the bag. "I think I've proved time and time again that old Bella represents and comes out on top," she said confidently. "Done. I've got it."
But Bella better watch her back, because it seems several stars have a sweet spot for her sheriff father, Charlie Swan, whom she's facing in the Elite Eight.