BEVERLY HILLS, California — The Fine Arts Theatre was rocking tonight, as MTV, “Twilight” and hundreds of shrieking Twilighters packed a taping for MTV’s new movies show, “Spoilers” (premiering Friday, November 14 at 7:30). Needless to say, a dazzling night was had by all.
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Kellan Lutz, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Edi Gathegi and “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke were all in attendance as MTV paid tribute to the highly anticipated film, coming to theaters November 21.
The evening began with the film’s stars walking down the blood-red carpet, strolling past screaming fans as they went inside to introduce never-before-seen footage from the flick, based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer. (Check out some photos from the event here. )
“Shut up!” screamed Robert Pattinson from the stage playfully, attempting to be heard over the hundreds of shouting fans as he stood alongside his co-stars. Recruited by the MTV Movies Blog, the hardcore Twilighter audience had flown in from all over the world, and their “Team Edward” and “Bite Me” T-shirts showed that these were some spider monkeys eager to hang on for a wild ride.
After the lights went down, the fans were treated to an extended clip of the ballet-studio battle, the “Bella’s Lullaby” scene as performed by RPattz, full footage of Edward taking Bella to the top of an enormous tree to show her “my world” and the beloved Port Angeles scene. As fans screamed and applauded for the first appearances of Emmett, Alice and the others, they also saw the wooded scene where Edward reveals himself as a vampire, Bella’s love showing off his house (complete with cooking Cullens) and the kiss scene that left so many in the theater dreaming that they were Kristen Stewart.
After the lights came back up, Hardwicke took the stage to answer questions from hardcore fans who said they were fresh off the plane from places such as Boston, Texas and Vancouver — many had lined up as early as 8 a.m. for the evening’s event. The night’s biggest surprise happened moments later, however, when fan faves Lautner, Facinelli, Lutz, Greene, Rathbone and Gathegi came out onstage to join in on the fun.
Hardwicke crossed her fingers when asked about sequels, Lutz told a story about a fan who kept buying him hot dogs at a football game, and Taylor Lautner tried his best to explain how he’ll grow a foot before they shoot “New Moon.”
As the stars smiled and teased each other, the fans kept lining up with more questions, and the stars took every single one. One Twilighter was selected by the stars to come up onstage and get her shirt signed — but the evening’s biggest winner asked Lautner for a kiss. Eager to please, the actor leaped from the stage, ran into the crowd and planted one firmly on her cheek.
Keep your eyes on MTV, Twilighters, because we’ll be posting footage of the Q&A with the cast soon. And don’t forget: Even if you couldn’t make it to Beverly Hills tonight, you’ll have your own front row seat to all the “Twilight” fun when “Spoilers” premieres on MTV November 14 at 7:30 p.m.
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