Earlier this week, the first official photo from “New Moon” teased fans with a tiny peek into the “Twilight” sequel. On Friday (April 24) comes actual behind-the-scenes footage from the film, as “Entertainment Tonight” paid a visit to the closed Vancouver, British Columbia, set.
“I really hope it’s going to live up to the hype,” star Robert Pattinson told “ET.” “Hopefully it will. … The last one was kind of a success.”
Of course, that’s more than a bit of an understatement . “Twilight” grossed $380 million internationally and the DVD sold 3 million copies on its first day of release. That level of success, however, has the cast both nervous and eager to get another movie out there.
“It’s almost like, ’Well, they’re waiting,’ ” Kristen Stewart said. ” ’Let’s make it as good as we can make it.’ ”
“We have very high expectations,” Taylor Lautner, who packed on 30 pounds for his role as the werewolf Jacob, explained.
The on-set footage shows scenes such as Jacob calling out Bella’s name and hopping off a porch to chase her, Jacob and Bella having a conversation about their relationship and the two of them hanging outdoors.
Stewart was quick to reassure all the Edward fans out there that the pale-faced vampire will be getting a lot of screen time. “You will get more Robert Pattinson than you would expect,” the actress said.
Pattinson also addressed how Bella will begin coping now that Edward has skipped town. “She’s trying to get over me, but it becomes an addiction,” he said. “The more I don’t come back, the more she thinks, ’Should I settle for the compromise?’ ”
In terms of the love triangle that develops between Bella, Edward and Jacob, Pattinson had nothing but sympathy for the werewolf. “It’s so depressing for Jacob, because you find the love of your life and you always know you’re going to be second best,” he said.
Nerves were still an issue for Pattinson before shooting began. But if the pattern from the first movie holds, “New Moon” is poised to be a major hit. “The day before I started shooting I was kind of freaking out,” he said. “But that’s what I thought last time as well.”
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