Robert Pattinson’s Interview For Empire

Love him (teenage girls everywhere) or loathe him (their boyfriends), Robert “R.Pattz” Pattinson is apparently here to stay. With Water For Elephants out soon, he’s gearing up to star in Cosmopolis for David Cronenberg. Yes, you read that right. Yes, this may mean that you have to start liking him. Here’s what he had to say about his role.

“I’m just astonished that I’ve been cast. I’d read the script before and thought, ‘Wow, this is insane. But insane and difficult.’ And then, out of nowhere, my agent said, ‘Do you want to do it?’ I’d never thought about working with Cronenberg, but I’ve always loved his movies. It just never came into my head that there would ever be that opportunity.

“Y’know, there are so few auteurs left. The one thing that pisses me off about working in films is when you start a project and then, suddenly, two days before you start, there’s a massive rewrite to make an R-rated movie into something that’s PG-13, and it’s a totally different story. As soon as that line’s been crossed, you know you’re not making a movie anymore. You’re making a…a… fridge magnet. But with people like Cronenberg you know that, no matter what, there will be a movie at the end, and it will be solid and self-contained, and it’s not made for any other reason than it being a movie.”

Pattinson also confirmed that, as far as he is concerned there will be no further Twilight outings following the two-part Breaking Dawn which finishes the current series. And he swears that he didn’t know what he was getting himself into with Stephenie Meyer’s massive vampire saga.

“I thought at the time, with Catherine Hardwicke and Kristen Stewart, it was going to be an indie movie. It seemed really interesting: a teen vampire movie that was going to be like Thirteen and really serious. I had no idea it was going to be this big thing you’d get on Burger King hats.”

Water For Elephants is out on May 4, and the full interview with His Dreaminess is in the new issue of Empire, out Thursday.

Source: Empire


Ashley Greene’s Cover-Shoot Photo Gallery For Glamour

On her career post-Twilight…
“It is difficult because people look at you as that character. I want to play a role of a 24-year-old woman, not 17-year-old girls. So I have picked a couple of films like Butter to show that. And it’s perfectly fine not to do anything for a year if I don’t find the right thing.”

On how it all started at a modeling convention in New York…
“I’m a big believer in ’everything happens for a reason.’ I’m not saying it wasn’t hard. I lived off Lean Cuisine and had no furniture and shared a bedroom with a girl for a year. I ran up my credit card. But every time I thought, I’m going to fail, something happened that kept me here.”

On how she avoids the pitfalls of the Hollywood party scene…
“I keep to the ground rules. I’m not going to get drunk at a bar. There are younger girls who look up to me. So I do my best not to stray too far.”

Source: Glamour

Ashley Greene in Glamour Magazine – May Issue

You know her from
The Twilight Movies

Look for her next in
The Apparition
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1

GLAMOUR: You have a truckload of experience with the Twilight films, but you are also just getting started. It’s kind of funny, right?
ASHLEY GREENE: I still am extremely green in some ways. And so each time I work on a character, it is very exciting, very scary.

GLAMOUR: What about your new movie, Butter? Are you funny in it? I mean, it’s about people who carve butter competitively!
ASHLEY GREENE: I am unintentionally funny in it. Yeah—butter carving in Iowa. It’s a thing there. They make masterpieces.

GLAMOUR: How do you define the rest of your career after being part of this huge Twilight phenomenon so early on?
ASHLEY GREENE: It is difficult because people look at you as that character. I want to play a role of a 24-year-old woman, not 17-year-old girls. So I have picked a couple of films like Butter to show that. And it’s perfectly fine not to do anything for a year if I don’t find the right thing.

GLAMOUR: To have a career like yours, you have to be professional. You have to be in control.
ASHLEY GREENE: You have to try. I am certainly not perfect. I don’t think you should try to be perfect for anyone. When you come to terms with that, then you’re OK.

GLAMOUR: So what about messy Hollywood, like the partying and drugs?
ASHLEY GREENE: I keep to the ground rules. I’m not going to get drunk at a bar. There are younger girls who look up to me. So I do my best not to stray too far.

GLAMOUR: Let’s just talk about life offscreen. Tell me about your charity work.
ASHLEY GREENE: I work with a charity called Donate My Dress. It’s got chapters all over the country where you can donate special-occasion dresses. Prom is a big deal when you’re 15 years old, and it enables girls who don’t have the money to come in and choose something special.

GLAMOUR: That’s lovely. Your parents must be so proud.
ASHLEY GREENE: The only thing they ever wanted was for me to do what I wanted to. They are very proud because it’s a hard thing to not let Hollywood change you.

GLAMOUR: Have you always been a hard worker?
ASHLEY GREENE: Oh, man, I have had so many jobs. I always wanted to work, earn my own money. When I was 14, I convinced a dry-cleaning company to hire me. I was working to buy the things that I wanted.

GLAMOUR: Where did the acting come from?
ASHLEY GREENE: I started in modeling. [At first] I wanted to be a lawyer. I realized I don’t really want to be a lawyer. I want to play a lawyer. Thank God I figured that out.

Source: Glamour & TwilightExaminer

Walking in Nature with Nikki Reed

“Short scrambles requiring the use of hands” Um, Yikes?
Written on March 28, 2011 by nikki in Creative

The fact that I continued on after reading the sign made me feel accomplished. My first thought…Who hikes with food and water?

I’m from Los Angeles, where designated hiking trails dictate the time you spend working out. A 6-hour hike? Even my dog wanted to turn around and go home. Apparently the locals call this place “nature’s stairmaster.” Let me tell you now, no stairmaster leaves you as beat up as this mountain left me. I only huffed and puffed my way up for about 45 min before the twitching muscles in my legs said “no more”. Then began the slow, treacherous journey down. To be honest, if I were adequately prepared I would have brought butt pads.
The following day I attempted to seek out a hike that was more about the view than the glute workout. Note to self: When taking the scenic route in another country that uses the metric system, make sure to bring a device with a converter…or Google it. I underestimated what a 12km hike was. 2 ½ hours later, Enzo and I were still wandering around in the forest trying to find our breadcrumbs.
(Don’t judge the photos. The iphone camera didn’t do this place justice. Next time I will bring my “big girl” camera.)

And here are the photos 😛

Awesome picture 🙂

Source: IAmNikkiReed

Tinsel Korey Talks Breaking Dawn and Her Music

So how is Breaking Dawn coming along? How was filming this time around?
It was a lot different. It was a much bigger production than the other ones were. The cast was just massive. I think they have like 60 new vampires. So the feeling of a closer production, it didn’t feel that way because it was just so massive. But Bill Condon, the director, is really, really sweet. He takes his time to introduce himself to everybody, get acquainted and get a feel for the scenes and everything like that. So that was a really big delight this time.

What’s it like being one of the only girls around the wolfpack?
They are like my brothers. We’re really like a family. Just from the Twilight conventions and stuff like that, we get to see each other a lot more. Most of the time when you’re filming a movie, it’s kind of like summer camp. You finish it and you’re like, “Yeah, we should keep in touch.” And that never happens. But with this, where we’re constantly doing promotion for the movie and seeing each other and interacting with the fans, we’ve had more of a chance to bond as a family. And I’m kind of like a guy’s girl anyway. I get along better with guys I think than I do with girls. I don’t know. They are like my brothers. They are really cool.

Is it safe to assume that you’re Team Jacob?
I think by Breaking Dawn there are no teams. Bella’s marrying Edward, so I think the team scenarios are gone out the window at this point.

Fair enough. I saw the photos you tweeted during the whole makeup process. Tell me about that.
It’s really claustrophobic. They only have two spaces where your nostrils are so you can breathe. All of a sudden, it gets really really hot. You just have to focus on your breathing. They told me how they’ve had rock stars come in and completely panic because it’s so claustrophobic. But once it comes off, it feels glorious.

Haha. Do you get recognized a lot without the big scar?
Not really. When I have the bangs, I think a little bit more, but we didn’t actually cut them for Breaking Dawn. So I don’t know if people will recognize me more in this movie. But I think the bangs and also the scars….a lot of people when I don’t have the scars are like, “Oh, I didn’t even recognize you.” I don’t think it makes that much of a difference, but apparently it does. Also, I don’t look at people when I’m walking around because it makes me paranoid. So maybe people are recognizing me and I just don’t see it? I don’t get paparazzi following me around.

How is the paparazzi? Is it as bad as they say?
When we’re filming. Everyday life in L.A., I don’t really see them that much unless I’m at an event. But yeah, during filming they’re around. They hide in trees and stuff like that. But the place that we were shooting, I think they thought that we were at a different part of the island because they didn’t find us at all when we were shooting.

That’s good. So what’s it like working with Taylor Lautner?
I don’t get to see Taylor outside filming. You know, he came up and said, “Hi,” and he’s really sweet. Obviously, he has way more fans than any of us. He’s constantly dealing with paparazzi and fans and stuff like that. So he’s kind of separate than the rest of the wolfpack. We don’t get as much attention as he does. It’s just hard for him to go out without getting recognized. We get to hang out a bit during filming, but after that we don’t really get to see him that much. But he’s really nice.

Is it the same way with Rob, Kristen and the rest of the cast of vampires?
I’ve seen Nikki after filming. We had a really good chat. I wanted to hang out with her because I’ve been reading some of her blogs and stuff and she really seems cool. But we started filming Breaking Dawn again, so they’re still busy. Same thing with Taylor. So you don’t really get to hang out as much with them. Plus, none of my scenes are with them as well. So it’s almost like you’re shooting a completely different movie. You have the high school kids. And then the vampires and Volturi. And then us. It’s completely different filming processes.

Do you get typecast a lot?
Not really. I’ve had a pretty big body of work. I think people don’t realize how much you can work before you get something like Twilight, which is when you get thrown in front of people’s faces. I play all different types of roles. I don’t think I’ve been typecast. I think the casting problem that I do have is people don’t know where to put me. Lately, the feedback’s been like, “Love her audition, but she’s not right for this.” What does that mean exactly? I think I’m so specific or they just don’t know what to do with me that someone’s just going to have to write a role for me. That’s sort of the casting dilemma I’ve been put up against.

Do you want to continue with movies or do more TV?
I did both. I don’t think I have a stigma like if you’re a movie actor you cant do television. I would do either, for sure.

Do you watch a lot of TV? What are some of your favorite shows?
If I do, I watch shows on because I can never find the time to watch it when it’s actually on TV. I like Modern Family and Sofia Vergara — she’s so funny and she’s just gorgeous. Gorgeous and funny is a just an awesome combination. And I also just watched Breakout Kings. It just came out on A&E. It’s really, really good. The show is a cop drama, but it’s [about] people that were con artists and they help solve the murders. So you’re getting completely different perspectives. And the casting is fantastic in it. So, that’s like a new show.

Awesome. What else do you do for fun?
Hmm…videogames (laughs), like Super Mario Brothers and Mario Kart and stuff like that. I’m such a cerebral person. I’m always thinking about the world problems that I just need moments to dumb out. So videogames are like my haven.

Now a lot of people don’t know this, but you’re also a musician. Which came first for you — acting or music?
It’s just both, you know? I think I sort of go by that old Hollywood style of entertainment, which is they have to do everything. They’re singers, actors, dancers. I don’t think one came before the other. I think I’m constantly doing both. It’s just sort of like acting has been the foreground for my life. That’s where I made my money, so that has taken the front seat. But I always had music. I still play guitar and piano whenever I’m not filming. So, they’re equal. One’s just sort of in the driver’s seat right now.

So, what’s your songwriting process like?
Some of it comes from characters that I’ve played in different movies and TV shows I’m in. I think about what they’re going through. And then other songs are just about my life. Like “Letter” was cause I found out one of my good friends was going through a domestic violence situation. So it was really hard for me to know she was going through that. I didn’t know. So I wrote the song as almost like a healing process, you know? I don’t think she’s even heard it, but it was sort of going through those feelings. I think anytime I’m sad or whatever, that’s what I put it through. I put it through my music. That’s sort of what inspires that song. Other than movie characters, it’s just everyday life.

Who are some of your favorite musicians? Who inspires you?
My inspirations are Portishead, Sade and Shania Twain.

That’s a pretty big span of genres!
(Laughs). I feel like you can kind of hear it. I think even in a one of my songs, there’s a country twang to it. I love country. I’m huge country fan. I go from listening to like Tim McGraw, to gangster rap to classical music within like an hour span. It’s whatever feeling I’m going through. I don’t think you have to have a type of genre, I think that there’s beauty in all types of music.

Agreed. Now who are you not a big fan of? Who would you love to just disappear from the music industry?
I don’t know. (Laughs). I can’t say because everybody is a fan of somebody. I think a genre I could live without is the complete auto-tuning of music, when it’s completely synthesized and not even with that person anymore. And that’s like a lot of music nowadays. I love the organic sound of music. I like hearing guitar strings and the breath when someone is singing. Music nowadays, everything needs to be perfect, but I think there’s so much beauty in the flaws. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I like hearing that organicness of it. So yeah, I could do without the whole auto-tuning phenomenon that’s been going on lately.

So…like Rebecca Black?
(Laughs). It’s good that a 13-year-old girl is chasing her dreams. That’s a positive thing.

I’m guessing you like to go to a lot of live shows?
Yeah, whenever I can I’ll go check out live music, for sure.

Would you want to release a full-length album eventually?
Yeah, that’s kind of my goal. I put out “Letter” so I could fund an album. I’m doing it independently and I think a lot of people don’t realize how much it costs to do an album, just paying guitarists, drummers and the editors and everybody. That’s a lot money. So, it’s like, I could go with a record label. I haven’t thought about it. It would help me put out an album sooner, but I also want control over my music. I don’t want someone to just take it and turn it into something that I don’t think it is. So, that’s sort of been a struggle getting those funds and putting that into getting an album done. Of course, I’d love to.

Who is someone you would love to act with and someone you would love to sing with?
I really want to do a duet with Eminem because he seems to like that breathy sound in female vocalists. So I think we could do an awesome song. Acting-wise, I think either of my two favorite actors, which are Ben Kingsley and Gwyneth Paltrow. I’d be happy being in their company. Also, I would love to do a Seth Rogan film. I think he’s so funny. I really want to do more comedy, so I’d be happy to get into that gang. Also because they keep doing movie after movie, once you’re in with that scene, they put you in like five or ten movies, so that would be cool.

Awesome! Thanks so much for talking with me!
Thank you!

Source: Ology

Peter Facinelli About “Twilight” & His New Film, “Loosies”

Fans of Twilight may know Peter Facinelli as the DILF-y vampire Dr. Carlisle Cullen but there is more to PFac than playing Robert Pattinson‘s dad – the Queens-born actor is currently working on Loosies (a film that he wrote, produced and starred in) with his new production company, Facinelli Films. Peter took some time out of his hectic Breaking Dawn filming schedule to chat with Celebuzz about the making of Loosies and how he feels about Twilight finally coming to a close.

Tell us a little bit about your character in Loosies.
I play a pickpocket in New York who he lives with his mom [laughs] and his mom thinks he works on Wall Street. So, every day he walks out of the house in a suit and tie and he walks down to the subway and that’s his office and he just pickpockets the people all day. He’s a pickpocket because he’s in debt, his father left him with $500,000 in gambling debts, so he has to pay off the person that his father was indebted to which is Vincent Gallo‘s character so it kind of took his life into a whole different direction.

He lives this fast, loose kind of Steve McQueen kind of lifestyle and one day he gets tapped on the shoulder and this girl that he had a one night stand with tells him that she’s pregnant and his whole world just kind of collapses around him because he has to grow up and take responsibility for something, so it’s a fun story.

What was your motivation for starting your own production company, Facinelli Films, and creating your own films?
You know I had a couple of films that I had written and I thought it was time to get them off the ground. I wrote a television movie for the Hallmark Channel that aired last month and that my wife [Jennie Garth] starred in called Accidentally in Love and it did really well in the ratings so I was really happy about that. Loosies was the second movie that I had written and we shot it last August and are now in the middle of post-production.

To be able to create something and give other people a job and have the whole crew working on something that was just an idea in your head, that was very exciting for me.

What was it like working with your wife in a movie that you wrote?
It was fun to have my wife actually say the lines that I wrote. When you’re writing something in your head you wonder if it’s going to work and I got to go down to the set and watch all the actors kind of bring it to life. With Loosies I was in it so I had to bring the words that I wrote to life. It was a lot of fun to have something that I wrote that I was able to act in and also have more control over from the producing side and be able to hire people and the cast that I thought were talented.

In the film you play a pickpocket – did you have to learn any pickpocketing tricks?
Yeah I did. I met with this guy and he taught me the tools of the trade [laughs] and how to pickpocket watches and wallets and I learned a lot and we implemented it in the film.

Actually, in one of the scenes I pick pocketed the actor and he didn’t even know that I had done it. In another scene we shot outside I pick pocketed this one actor and walked away and this lady had seen me do it and she ran over to the guy and she said, ‘You just got pick pocketed!’ [laughs] She had no idea we were filming.

Is shooting in New York different than shooting in Los Angeles or on different locations?
New York City is a character in itself. I wanted to really capture New York because I grew up there and this film was my homage to New York City. I don’t know if I have preferences [on where I shoot] since films are set in different places and right now I’m in the middle of Canada shooting Twilight 4 and 5 but I’ve always loved the City’s streets and I wanted to make that a big part of this film.

You mentioned that you are in the middle of shooting Breaking Dawn, is it a bittersweet feeling to know that the Twilight Saga is coming to a close?
Yeah. I mean, we’re so busy working that I don’t think that we’ve wrapped our heads around the fact that it’s ending soon. We still have another month to go so right now we’re just knee-deep in the work of it. I haven’t really given much thought to it being over. Even when it’s over, the films will be coming out over the next two years so I’ll still see everybody.

We asked our fans on Facebook and Twitter to submit some questions for you. This one is from Melissa H.: “Of all the characters you have played over the years, which one do you identify with the most?”
They all become like children to you so picking your favorite character is like asking who’s your favorite kid. I’ve had fun playing them all. My litmus test is if I don’t feel like I have a connection to the character, if I don’t have a passion for the role then I won’t do it. My test is, on my way to work am I going to be excited for the day’s work ahead? I’ve always been excited about the day’s work ahead.

With that said, I think with Loosies because I wrote it and it took me four or five years to get it off the ground and my character was an original character that I created it was very satisfying from that point to play that role.

This next question is from Alexandra A.: “Did it ever cross your mind that the Twilight Saga and Nurse Jackie would become so successful when you saw read the first script?”
No, I never have any control over whether it’s successful or not. When you’re an actor you come in and you do your part and then you hope that everyone puts it together and people like it. You have very limited control. With Twilight and Nurse Jackie I enjoyed the characters and I was excited to be able to play the characters, but I had no idea if they were going to be successful or not and I’m very pleased that they were.

I think that’s why in producing and writing as well that gives me a little bit more control over the project so I can see it all the way through form beginning to the end.

Now that you are working on an independent film do you ever get nervous that it won’t be a success?
At that point you’re creating you’re not worrying if anyone is going to see it, you’re always putting your focus into the creative aspect and then, once the movie’s done you kind of worry about how to get this out to the public so they can see it. Now we’re going into sound editing [for Loosies] and then we’ll distribute it to screenings and hopefully it will be in theaters for people to see it. Again, you have such limited control over whether or not that happens or whether or not the public likes it so I try to focus the energy on the creative process.

The last question comes from Leona J.: “Is there any other character in the Twilight Saga that you would like to have played?”
I’m pretty satisfied with Carlisle. When I read the book that one made the most sense for me. I always said that if I was 10 years younger that Edward would have been a fun role to play but for where I was I thought Carlisle was pretty cool. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. It’s good to play the dad.

Source: Celebuzz