Early Tuesday morning, astronomy freaks had the pleasure of seeing a lunar eclipse take place on the winter solstice for the first time since 1638. It certainly isn’t the first eclipse to take place this year, however. This summer, Hollywood saw a major “Eclipse” when the third film in “The Twilight Saga” was released in June. So, in honor of this week’s historic event, we take a look at some of the castmembers’ best quotes about their own “Eclipse.”
Everyone was buzzing about that tent scene and it seems like it delivered. When MTV News spoke to Elizabeth Reaser about the scene, which Taylor Lautner admitted was his favorite , she had a very interesting take on the whole thing.
“The tent scene is sort of a three-way — I mean, it’s a chaste three-way, but it is, nonetheless, a three-way,” Reaser said. “So I do think that ups the sexiness factor in this movie, but I don’t know. The first movie, I thought, was intensely sexy, because [Bella and Edward] couldn’t touch, and to watch them fall in love was so sexy. And I love that, in the books, they all have great chemistry. So it’s fun to watch.”
Much of the Bella/Jacob love story is chaste, but as Kristen Stewart pointed out around the release of “Eclipse,” she could see why Bella would consider life with Jacob, especially during that epic battle sequence.
“There’s a moment right before the big battle happens; Jacob gets emotional and crazy, and he’s gonna try and hurt himself and fight,” Stewart said about one of her favorite scenes. “And [Bella] gets to a point where the only way to save him is to kiss him, and what surprises her is, she’s not only able to do it; she can clearly see that he offers a really desirable path that, before, because she was so obsessed with Edward … she just had to like nothing else. She had no perspective, and so it’s a moment.”
Robert Pattinson apparently doesn’t enjoy filming action sequences for the “Twilight” movies, but he said he had less of a problem with the ones in “Eclipse.” “You’re always wearing skinny jeans, a little blazer and a kind of woolen sweater and trying to act like you’re tough,” he laughed. “You just know it’s not going to happen. For some reason, I felt a lot more comfortable with the action stuff this time.”
Of course, no “Twilight” movie would be complete without seeing Jacob shirtless, and Lautner admitted that disrobing for this film was a lot easier than in the series’ previous installment. “It’s better when it’s warmer,” Lautner joked . ” ‘Eclipse’ was better than ‘New Moon’ because we filmed it in the summer. But it’s still a little different when I’m the only person on set with a shirt off.”
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