While the werewolf-vampire cold war wages on, the armies of Team Edward and Team Jacob have temporarily set aside their differences to come together to celebrate one momentous occasion: the premiere of “Eclipse”!
Earlier this week, Twilighters began camping out in the California sun outside of the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles where the third “Twilight” installment will premiere this Thursday.
“We’ve been here for three days, and we are braving the sun, which is kind of evil,” Cherylyn from Littlerock, California, told MTV News on Tuesday. (Those of you not camping out can still get a great view of the red-carpet action when MTV News live-streams the premiere Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET.)
One Twilighter admitted that things got off to a rough start, as everyone jockeyed for position. “The first day, the vibe was very negative,” Jaylyn Sachette said. “Everybody was pushing and shoving and yelling at each other. But once we got wristbands and our spot in line, everything kind of chilled out, and now we’re all making friends.”
But fans from all over the world were willing to tough it out, sleeping on the hard ground while being bombarded all night and day by ads from the surrounding Jumbotrons. “I flew all the way from Sweden to L.A. just to be here and support Kristen and Rob and ’Eclipse,’ ” Sara Mendoza said.
Though they’re excited for the movie, many are holding out hope that they’ll get a glimpse of their favorite stars on the red carpet.
“We’re going to try and get autographs,” Sarah Freas said. “I would love to talk to them, be like, ’We love you!’ ”
Her friend Ben Williams agreed. “Yeah, just get autographs, basically. [Getting] a picture would be cool, but I don’t think we’ll be close enough.”
And although the Twi-hards have been obsessing over the chance to meet their idols for days, many confessed they might get too overwhelmed to speak if they actually got the chance.
“If I saw Edward, or Robert,” said fan Molly Jank, as she held a life-size cutout of RPattz, “I would cry. Then I would make him sign something, and then I would tell him that I would see him later because I’m marrying him.”
What would you say to your favorite “Twilight” stars if you met them? Talk about it in the comments.
We’ll be live at the L.A. premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” on Thursday, June 24. Tune in to Movies.MTV.com at 9:30 ET (8:30 Central) for our red-carpet webcast, and watch us chat with Robert, Kristen, Taylor and all your favorite stars. And don’t forget to submit your burning ’Eclipse’ questions!
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