BEVERLY HILLS, California — Twilighters love Stephenie Meyer, and so do the stars of [movie id="414921"]"New Moon."[/movie] Which made it all the more interesting recently when MTV solicited questions from the fans over at the Movies Blog, and one of them seemed innocent enough: Which scene came out better in the November 20 film than it was written in the novel?
"I don't know," [movieperson id="262629"]Kristen Stewart[/movieperson] said when we hit her with the question last week. "I can't — that would be a really presumptuous thing to say. I couldn't go there."
What's the problem? Well, naturally, nobody wants to offend the Queen of "Twilight" and presume anything from their movie is better than it was in Meyer's book.
"I don't know if I could answer that," [movieperson id="365131"]Robert Pattinson[/movieperson] laughed, echoing the statements of his leading lady. "Um, I think this one follows really closely to the book. I do. ... They always sound like political answers, but this was my favorite book."
Well, surely we can all acknowledge that actors play a major part in the interpretation of a script. And the "New Moon" script is at times very different than the "New Moon" novel. Pattinson, who it must be said does always strive to answer every question with honesty, was willing to acknowledge both points when we pressed him a little bit.
"There are some difficult bits," he said of the novel-to-movie translation. "The breakup scene was a lot longer in the book, and it's a very subtle scene. I mean, it's such a weird line which Edward's walking and how Bella's reacting to him. And in the script, as well, it was very well-distilled."
Ultimately, RPattz explained to us, if fans want to learn more about the motivations behind Edward breaking up with Bella in the woods of Forks they should definitely consult the "New Moon" novel. But if they want to watch actors break down the tender moment with more immediacy, they can see the emotions in Rob's and Kristen's eyes rather than reading all those pages describing it.
"I think it works very well. I hope!" he laughed. "It's weird to say that, because I'm in it."
MTV delves deep into the "Twilight" universe with two can't-miss specials: "Love Bites" chronicles the budding rumored romance between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart on Monday at 10 p.m. ET/PT, while "New Moon Revealed" will feature die-hard fans as they gather to meet the saga's stars Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Check out everything we've got on "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."
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