"Eclipse" wrapped production in late October, a couple of weeks before its "Twilight" predecessor, "New Moon," opened with $143 million of tween-driven gusto at the box office. What the saga's actors chose to do next is as varied as the public's reaction to the vampire franchise.
"I keep in touch with some of the wolf guys, but mainly I just totally disconnect," he told MTV News at the red-carpet premiere of "Youth in Revolt." "I just got back from vacation, so I'm pretty refreshed."
When he says "disconnect," he really means it: no obsessive self-Googling, no clicking over to the "Twilight" fan sites to see what's shaking, no attempting to catch some early footage of the upcoming film. He hasn't seen a single frame of finished footage, nor does he have a clue when a trailer might be made public.
"I stay off the Internet," he explained. "I don't pay attention to anything. I put on my little stocking cap and I'm gone. What I like about New York City is nobody cares. If they do, they don't ever approach. They just give you a 'What's up?' and that's it."
That's a far cry from the brain-meltingly shrill squeals that greeted Spencer and his castmates as they crisscrossed the country last fall, promoting "New Moon" at suburban malls. Though, by the look of some of the photos that popped up on the Web during those PR stops, Spencer certainly seemed to be enjoying himself.
But months removed from that craziness — and months before it ramps up again in June with the release of "Eclipse" — Spencer confessed that it all seems a tad unreal.
"Oh, yeah, I almost forgot about that," he laughed. "That was a blur!"
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