SANTA MONICA, California — As filming continues in Vancouver on "Twilight" sequel "New Moon," director Chris Weitz and his young stars are building toward the part of Stephenie Meyer's tale when a distraught Edward (Robert Pattinson) flees to Italy, with Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Alice (Ashley Greene) soon to follow.
Twilighters know that many fan favorites will be left behind during the trip to Italy. One of the stars, however, plans to go along for the ride — even if her character won't.
"Put it this way: I am not in any of the scenes in Italy, but we've already made sure that I am going to Italy while they shoot that," Nikki Reed laughed, revealing plans to witness the Volturi firsthand. "Because I am sort of obsessed with that portion of the book."
As Twilighters know, Nikki's no-nonsense vampire Rosalie will check out of the film along with many other key characters once the Italian scenes begin. But Reed promised her fans that if you want Rosalie to be there when Alice and Bella rush to save Edward, well, she kinda will be.
"Basically [I'm just going to watch them shoot]," Reed said. "And also, it is a chance to be in Italy and pretend like it's a work [excuse]. I have to be there — because I am in the film, so it's really important that I go along."
Reed did promise us, however, that she won't be going to Italy with hopes that Weitz will see her on set and decide he might as well interject Rosalie into some additional scenes. "Absolutely not," she promised. "No. I feel so strongly about them sticking to the books.
"In fact, there was a scene in a very early draft of the 'New Moon' [script] that they had invented that was not in the books," Reed revealed. "And there was a discussion, and that scene is no longer in the script.
"I don't want to be in more of the movie just to be in more of the movie — and I think if they do that with any of the other actors that it is ridiculous, because I think that the only way that we can succeed is to stick to the books," she insisted. "If you are worried about how to please the fans, you will fail if you don't stick to the books."
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