Oh, what’s that? Twilight is the bane of true Comic Con fans’ existence?
The truth is that I never really cared much about ComicCon, nor heard much about it, until the Twilight franchise squeezed its way into the annual conference. Well, except for that one time that Adrienne Curry got banned for dressing like a stripper.
And I realize how this makes me look (actually…no, I don’t…ignorant…about…Klingons, maybe?), but I am here for the masses. The masses of middle-aged women who need to make the most of this FINAL Twilight installment, which hopefully will suck less than the last one.
Now that we have THAT out of the way, let’s gaze, shall we?
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and all those other people sat on a panel yesterday to talk about Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part II, which will be out in theaters in just four! short! months! The star of the panel this year, however, was not Kristen’s scowl or Pattinson’s unkempt hair; it was the duo’s onscreen daughter, Mackenzie Foy. The 11-year old plays the unfortunately-named Renesmee and, as many have noted, even bears a resemblance to her on-screen parental units.
Foy fielded questions about what it was like working with the cast, revealing that Pattinson and Stewart are “nice people” but that there was also a swear jar on set after a co-star jokingly suggested it. Speaking to a HuffPo reporter, Foy explained:
Oh, the swear jar [laughs]. On set, there are bad words going on. And one of my co-actors was like, “You should start a swear jar — there are some bad words going on here.” I was like, “All right.” So, I started a swear jar and we decorated the whole thing. It was two dollars for a minor bad word and it was three dollars for the really bad words.
She also admitted that she hasn’t read all the books, and isn’t allowed to see at least two of the saga’s movies (namely the one with the headboard scene, obvs.) I wonder if Stephenie Meyer had something to do with that. Such a BUZZKILL, that one.
And while no one dared ask the P-Ratz lovers about their realtime lovefest, Pattinson did make jokes about how he loves being a receptacle for Kristen’s lips.
As expected, fans camped out days in advance to get into the Twilight panel, and for those who made it in, it really paid off. Apparently the first SEVENWHOLE MINUTES of Breaking Dawn Part II was shown to the audience. Holy cocktease, right?
But, seriously, it was a bit of a solemn experience as many of the attendees who sported black ribbons in remembrance of one 53-year-old woman who died while camping out to see the Twilight fam-a-lam. She was apparently running across the street earlier this week when she tripped and fell and was struck by a car. Lionsgate released a statement about the incident, but I’m pretty sure all of use would agree that having Robert Pattinson himself read the thing would have been much more meaningful.
On that note…think it’s too early to start camping out at the theater?