“Twilight” fans are chomping at the bit to see “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” the final film in the vampire saga, but they’re not the only ones. The movie’s stars were equally stoked to see the end product for the first time.
“I still get excited to see it because we don’t know what it’s going to look like when we’re doing it,” Peter Facinelli, who plays Carlisle Cullen, tells Zap2it at Comic-Con in San Diego, where the first seven minutes of “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” premiered during the movie’s panel.
“You see something on the page and … I couldn’t imagine that it would be that epic,” Elizabeth Reaser, who portrays Esme Cullen in the “Twilight” films, adds. “I was sort of crying a couple times in the first seven minutes … How is it possible that I can be a fan at this point? It’s a real testament to Bill Condon.”
By now, fans of the series know there’s an unexpected twist in the final film adaptation, and like we’ve said before, it’s really best kept a secret until you see it for yourself on the big screen.
“There’s a couple of surprises in the movie that aren’t in the book,” Facinelli says. “And those are the things that I love having fans see, because the movies kind of follow the books so rigidly that whenever you have something that’s a little bit of a surprise it’s kind of a breath of fresh air. … If I gave it away, it wouldn’t be a surprise. It wouldn’t be any fun.”
Having worked together on the “Twilight” series since 2008, the cast is sort of graduating with the release of the final film. So in the spirit of donning a cap and gown, who would Reaser, Facinelli and Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale) award superlatives to from the cast?
“Peter,” Reaser says with Reed agreeing.
“Peter,” Reaser and Reed respond in unison.
“Kellan [Lutz] too,” Facinelli says.
“Kellan,” Reed says.
“You’re kinda flirty,” she adds, turning to Reaser, “with me.”
“Jackson [Rathbone],” Facinelli says.
“Rob [Pattinson]’s got a serious helmet,” Reaser says. “That’s like a good word in my family.”
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“Well, you know Kristen Stewart seems to be doing pretty well at this point, but I think everybody’s doing really well,” Reaser says. “Every time I look up, somebody’s doing some cool movie or something.”
“She’s going to win an Oscar,” whispers Reed about her co-star Reaser.
Check out the rest of our interview to get the scoop on this crew’s guilty pleasures and more.