Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
0:03- What is your favorite scene in New Moon?
0:27- How about the scenes you appear in?
0:49- What if you are in a forbidden love?
1:02- So you are not logical but emotional?
1:15- What do you think of Jacob?
1:42- What is your weakness?
2:09- Are you scared of going to a doctor?
2:51- What is the difference before and after Twilight? for example, you made lots of new friends...?
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
About New Moon: With all these pots of money the movie is earning, does the cast get to share in the windfall? At the very least will they gets cars or Rolexes or something? And are these kids finally A-listers now?
—Scarlett via the Answer B!tch inbox
As much as you may think that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart each deserve a brand new shiny Volvo for delivering all that magic over the weekend, as far as I know, they'll just have to settle for millions and millions of dollars.
As for a piece of the action and other perks, well...
...yes, according to reports, the deals afforded to Stewart and Pattinson include not only a raise from about $2 million on the original Twilight to about $12 million, but also a percentage of the profits.
That $12 million figure applies per film, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, meaning that, presumably, Stewart and Pattz got at least an additional $12 million for Eclipse, and they should get something close—or, let's hope, better—for Breaking Dawn.
And that's standard for successful franchises.
"The percentage is usually pretty small—5 percent or less—but I have seen them higher," entertainment attorney Christopher J. Cabott tells me. "In most cases, the costs to make the film never get fully recouped and the talent's percentage never comes into play. On a blockbuster like Twilight: New Moon, however, the costs should get recouped and the talent's percentage on net profits should equate to a handsome payday."
Gifts are also common, and I have no doubt that if Summit is smart, it'll at least toss Taylor Lautner some new shirts. (No reliable reports indicate what kind of pay raise Lautner earned for his near overnight bulking up to play Jacob Black, but lawyers tell me he's likely getting a hefty increase, too.)
Such traditions have been going on for quite a while.
Way back in the 1990s, when Macaulay Culkin was considered merely a jaded child actor and not a jaded adult actor, he starred in franchise called Home Alone. When it came times for Home Alone 2, Mac got a pay raise from $100,000 (and no percentage deal or "points") to $5 million and 5 per cent of the profits. That made him Hollywood's first millionaire movie star born in the 1980s. The Culkin family was also offered a Range Rover by Fox studios as an incentive to sign on for Home Alone 2 before the first film's release.
As to your second question, they're not A-listers yet.
The true definition of an A-lister is an actor who can open a film on name alone and do it across many, many demographics, from teens to retirees. Pattz may have women, but old dudes have yet to get on that train.
"This film is very much character based," Cabott rightly points out, "and the characters are adapted from a series of books. The cast was selected primarily on who best personified the book's characters and not so much on how their acting fit the script."
That is, if they even want to keep acting. Like Harry Potter star Emma Watson, these kids may make so much money off of their percentage deals that they never have to take a role they hate, ever again.
Robert Pattinson has compared himself and his Twilight co-stars to the Beatles - insisting the teenage hysteria around the movie series is similar to the frenzied music fans of the 1960s.
The British band attracted hordes of dedicated devotees, and the intense fervor around the group became known as Beatlemania.
Pattinson is adamant he has been subjected to the same kind of erratic behavior from the screaming fans that follow his every move.
He tells JustJared.com, "I don't know how the Beatles felt but I imagine it was close to this. Very few human beings will ever get to experience the love we feel at Twilight events.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
It's no coincidence that Robert Pattinson seems to be wearing the same outfit, every time he steps out. Twilight star Peter Facinelli tells Access Hollywood, "He's smart, because if he doesn't changes his clothes and the paparazzi get pictures of him in the same outfit all the time, then they can't sell the pictures."
But more than that, Rob has also developed a bit of a stench in order to protect himself from paparazzi and overly eager Twilight fans. New Moon director, Chris Weitz admits, "I can smell him coming, that's the nice thing."
Adds co-star Ashley Greene, "You know what, I think maybe out of a defense mechanism, I don't sniff him." Something tells me that something like a little stink isn't going to keep die hard Twifans from getting close to their beloved RPattz. So, if you see some shrieking women running around with clothespins on their noses, you'll know what's happening.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
1) How your life change this year?
2)That you look like Edward?
3) how was shooting the scene of the break between Edward and Bella?
4) How was working with Chris Weitz in comparison to Catherine Hardwicke?
5) Tell us about your projects for 2010