We’ve got plenty of “New Moon” goodies set up for you over the next two weeks (yes, there are less than two weeks until “New Moon” hits theaters! But who's counting?). Earlier today we brought you backstage snapshots from Friday's junket, and now we've got more gems from that same event — Five facts your didn't know about the movie.
Our favorite on the list actually pulls from a scene in the trailer, where Bella (Kristen Stewart) is seen hitting wolf pack leader Sam Uley (Chaske Spencer). Apparently, even though Chaske has nine inches and (we’re guessing) over a hundred pounds on Kristen, she still left him black and blue after the 15 takes it took to get the shot.
"We did this scene and Kristen, she has a mean right hook," Chaske told MTV News (as seen in the video above) with a laugh. "She hits me — I think it's in the trailer. She hit me really hard, and I'm trying to be all guy-ish, show that she didn't hurt me in front of [the other wolf pack] guys, or I'll get teased. After 15 takes, ouch! She's a little firecracker."
Another fun fact which also can be seen in the trailers have to do with the scene where Jacob (Taylor Lautner) jumps into Bella’s window in the Swan house. Apparently that window didn’t exist in the house used in “Twilight,” but production designer David Brisbin felt the scene was cool enough to make the change.
Speaking of houses, after the perfect home for Jacob Black was found, production designers had to repaint the house red because they were scared the color of the building, which was originally green, would upset detail-attentive fans.
Fun fact number four is that director Chris Weitz put together a 20-page introductory pamphlet for the cast and crew the day they came on set so they would know his plan for the film – and to encourage them to improvise from there.
Finally, and most interestingly, the flight Bella and Alice (Ashley Greene) take from Seattle to Italy is clearly a Virgin America flight. This must have solely been because Virgin America bought advertising in the film, because no flights run from Washington to Italy. Sorry to those who were hoping to make that fan trek a reality.