Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bill Condon talks about Kristen with MTV, Movieline, & NYMag

Bill Condon parle de Kristen avec MTV, Movieline, & NYMag

Movieline: Not only that, but the idea that Bill Condon would want to direct a Twilight movie! What were the reasons you were interested in the job, and how did you go about convincing Summit you were the right director?

You’d have to talk with them but I think it was the connection to the material that I felt. Because it’s all told from Bella’s point of view, I don’t know why I hook into her so much especially in this story. And my Kristen Stewart crush, you know? The idea that she was going to take this journey, I was really exciting to collaborate with her on that.

Movies: In the Hall H panel, you talked about how you feel that there is no bigger Twilight fan on the set than Kristen Stewart. Can you expand on that?

Condon: Right from the beginning she was a real collaborator. When I sit down with her with and a draft of the script and she says, “God I miss this part not being in,” most of the time we put it right back in. I think she never loses sight of what it was like for her the first time she read Breaking Dawn. She’s reading it as a fan, but also with the responsibility of giving and living up to what is expressed in the books about what Bella is feeling. She becomes an important voice to listen to in all of that. As I said we’d talk about it, then we’d rehearse it, then we’d block it, then we’d come to the day and we would still find some nuisances that we’d want to explore having reread it again the night before.

NYMag: "You can play with expectations, and in terms of the lovemaking, that's what I tried to do a little bit," he told Vulture. "You think you might see something, and then you get something else. I can't describe it any better than that because I don't want to give it away now, but the fact that there is such anticipation can actually let you play with it. And let's face it, it's the most intimate thing, and it all comes down to the relationship between the actors and the chemistry they have. I couldn't be luckier than to have Kristen and Rob, who are just so comfortable with each other and are able to explore that."