So the werewolves for the Twilight Saga: New Moon have been introduced to the world and all I can say is “Break me off a piece of that.” ( Clueless influences my life on a daily basis.) The hotness is a little too much to handle. I’m so excited that I don’t recognize any tanned or bronzed faces of actors I know. They have actually cast actors of Native American descent…… <GASP!> it’s like super authentic! Can’t wait for New Moon.
SIDE NOTE: Has anyone seen Taylor Lautner’s bod right now? It is out of control…… I had to go get my inhaler after I saw him on E! the other day. See here.
Got wind of some interesting news about the ‘Twilight‘ sequel ‘New Moon’. It appears HSM star and Zac Efron arm candy, Vanessa Hudgens auditioned for the role of Leah Clearwater in the sequel.
I’m hoping it doesn’t go any farther than that. I know being a fan and reading the books makes one bias since each reader has their own Leah Clearwater in mind, but Hudgens? It’s just a no for me!
I would like to hear from a Twihard who thinks Hudgens could work because I don’t see it at all. Vanessa is just too cute-sy for the role. I just think it takes someone with more emotion behind the eyes to play a character like Leah Clearwater. A scorned lover, the only female werewolf. The freak among freaks? I mean seriously, Hudgens? She’s such a yawn. Although I would like to see what she would look like without the perfect spray tan.
I hope they go in the vain of the first film, casting unknowns. The casting of the whole Forks gain was spot on, with no star power distractions. Just the way I like it! And is it possible to find a teen actress who is actually Native American? Is it that hard?
My lovely friend has just informed me that a director for the ‘Twilight’ sequel, ‘New Moon’ has been announced.
On author Stephenie Meyer’s blog she posted that Chris Weitz, of American Pie, About a Boy, and The Golden Compass director of the newly lucrative franchise.
Although, American Pie plays more to the horny teenage boy crowd, About a Boy is a truly sweet movie that captures real human emotions, especially feeling lost, which I think Bella very much is in New Moon. Weitz is also a writer, which I think could lend itself well to ‘New Moon’. Now as much as I love ‘Twilight’, there is admittedly some clunky dialouge
Also, on the blog is enclosed a letter from Chris, his answer to all the Catherine Hardwicke controversy and gender issues. He writes:
“To those who doubt as a male director I can capture Bella’s experience , I can only say that emotion is universal and that my work has often involved working with some of the most talented actresses in the the world.
For the rest, the proof will have to be in the pudding. But I promise to remain responsive to your hopes and fears.”
I for one am impressed with the director’s letter. He does not have to take the time to write an open letter to Twilight fans about his state of mind and intentions.
So, my Twihards, put your hearts at ease, I think this is a good next step for the franchise. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with.
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All the twihards have probably heard the news and have been deciphering it ever since, but for those not as obsessed, news came down from Summit this week that Catherine Hardwicke will not direct ‘Twilight’ sequel ‘New Moon’.
I have read a lot of articles on the topic and mostly I think it boils down to the fact that Hardwicke and the studio had creative differences. She seems like a very take every scene and throughly analyze it type of director. Which is fine, except our vampires are not supposed to age, so the sequels need to be made quickly.
Is Hardwicke’s departure a gender issue, like every magazine wants to paint it? I certainly hope not and don’t think so. There is some reverse discrimination going on here. Why can’t a man direct the ‘Twilight’ sequel? Men write and direct great love stories all the time.(HAS ANYONE SEEN THE NOTEBOOK?!) Baz Luhrman (Moulin Rouge, Australia) comes to mind. Men are half a love story anyways and deserve an equal part in how they can be told. Saying a man can’t direct a love story is like saying a woman can’t direct a sports movie, it’s a blatant double standard.
It’s like saying Hardwicke’s accomplishment of having a hit film is nothing more than because she is a female who brought to life a female driven story. And only a female can understand the confusion of falling in love. Hey folks, perhaps, now this may be a crazy idea, she’s just good at her job. And the way she works doesn’t coincide with the way Summit wants her to.
I’d be extremely interested to see what a male mind could bring to ‘New Moon’ because it is an angry self-loathing book. Bella is so full of angst and everything is not picture perfect. I’d wish everyone would stop making it a gender issue. Fresh perspectives are always welcome.
I’ve been kind of busy lately with anticipation. Anticipation of TWILIGHT, the movie is going to be awesome! I just know it. I wasn’t so sure about Robert Pattinson for Edward Cullen at first, but the casting directors were so right! He’s also so refreshing self-deprecating. I love it!
I gotta get going…. I’m starting Eclipse tonight…… the end of New Moon made me cry and I’m not ashamed. This series is so good, maybe better than Harry Potter.
Happy Almost Twilight Movie opening.