SAN DIEGO — “The Twilight Saga” is a series largely fueled by fan support, and one of our favorite parts of interviewing the stars is bringing them your questions. During our live stream at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, we sat down with Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser and Nikki Reed to talk all things “Breaking Dawn,” but we made sure to take some time out to ask them some of the questions you guys sent via Twitter.
Fortunately, the fans have thought enough about the series that they have some really interesting questions. One of our favorites was when one Twitter user asked Reaser, Facinelli and Reed at what moment they knew “Twilight” was going to be a hit, and appropriately, it was a bit full-circle for them. Though none of those three were here for the first “Twilight” Comic-Con panel in 2008, Reed said it was at that moment that it hit her how big “Twilight” was.
“It was Comic-Con that year. That was the moment I realized,” she said. “That Comic-Con, I didn’t go. I don’t even think any of us were there.”
For Reaser, it wasn’t until after the movie came out and her mother started tracking its box-office progress.
“I think when my mom texted me, ‘$77 million!’ My mom was, like, all over it,” she said. “When we were shooting it in Portland, I thought we were doing this little vampire movie in the woods. I had no idea anyone would ever go see it.”
Obviously people have seen the films since, and “The Twilight Saga” has become one of the most successful film franchises of all time. With that in mind, another fan asked the three actors if they’d ever stolen anything from one of the five sets for nostalgic reasons. It turns out only Reed was the one willing to stick to the rules.
“I’m such a rule follower, and I couldn’t possibly steal anything, even if I wanted to,” she admitted.
With that being said, she does have some memorabilia from the set. It turns out she has a pair of the shoes she wore during the “Twilight” baseball scene, though that’s only because Kristen Stewart took them for her.
“Kristen stole them for me,” Reed acknowledged. “They weren’t cleats; they were shoes that I really liked, and she knew that there were doubles and I really wanted to take them, but it was a constant internal battle, and so she took them for me. And I still have not touched them.”
Facinelli probably took the best schwag, though it was definitely against Summit’s rules.
“I took Carlisle’s ring, I think. But then someone asked for it back. … They didn’t have one, but then I think they took the last one,” he said. “Now I don’t know where that is, but I’ll find it somewhere.”
But what about Reaser? Well, she was very level-headed when it came to stealing a prop.
“I have a pair of gray socks that I needed,” she said. “And then I kind of feel guilty about it. I don’t know, I ran out of socks. But I feel bad. I don’t feel like it’s good to steal from sets, or anywhere really.”
That being said, she totally thinks it’s OK to borrow characters from books for fan fiction, joking that she’d write “Fifty Shades of Esme.” We would so pay to read that.
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