"There's quite an extraordinary finale," Howard told MTV News of the scene that took weeks of intense fight training to prepare for. "That was very fun to do."
Those well-versed in Stephenie Meyer's fantastical world of vampires and werewolves know that the third "Twilight" installment focuses heavily on elements of love and war. In addition to the love triangle involving Edward, Bella and Jacob, "Eclipse" follows the actions of vampire Victoria, who creates an army of newborn bloodsuckers to avenge the death of her mate James in "Twilight."
Howard was careful not to reveal any details about the pivotal scene, but she did concede that the battle will likely trump the ballet-studio fight in "Twilight" and the Volturi rumble in "New Moon."
"The producers were saying it's the biggest spectacle filmed thus far in this franchise," she said. "There's a newborn army that's been raised for battle. It's a true battle scene."
Howard replaced actress Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria weeks before production began on "Eclipse" due to what the studio claimed was a scheduling conflict. Audiences will see Howard's take on the embattled character when the third "Twilight" film hits theaters on June 30. The 28-year-old can also be seen as a 1920s debutante in the independent drama "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond," opening in New York and Los Angeles on December 30. Based on a Tennessee Williams screenplay, the film also stars Chris Evans, Ann-Margret and Ellen Burstyn.
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