The screams were deafening. Literally. I think my seat-mate Jevon is actually hard of hearing now.
"Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke made it even louder right off the bat, telling the audience "When I read Stephenie’s [Stephenie Meyer] book, I fell in love with it just like you did." Screams. “I wanted to see Edward and Bella live and breathe just like you!” Screams.
The screaming continued throughout the duration of a clip they showed in which Bella is trapped by James and subsequently rescued by Edward. Twenty-two-year-old Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward, was smiling but visibly shocked and red at the fan reaction.
"As you can see we’re a little nervous," said star Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella. She later admitted that she hadn’t previously heard of "Twilight" before her involvement in the project.
"I don’t know. I was living under some big boulder rock," she said.
First question to Pattinson from the moderator: What’s it like to have these fans?
"It’s kind of the first time I’ve seen any of them, so I didn’t really expect it. I dunno… I… I… it just baffles me." Screams. "It’s nice, it’s nice though."
But let’s turn the mic over to the fans:
For all the actors, how is it to portray super hot vampires? Screams. Pattinson: “Wait, I’m the only one who’s playing super hot,” Pattinson dead-panned.
What’s on the soundtrack? Muse is on the soundtrack. Hardwicke added: “Rob’s a great musician.” And Hero Complex has learned, he’s writing “Edward’s Song” for the movie. He made up the lullaby on the spot while filming a scene.
Any spontaneous moments on set? Hardwicke: “I’ve got one! In one of the kissing scenes, Rob got a little passionate and fell off the bed onto the floor.” Screams.
Why‘d you get involved with the project, Kristen: Stewart: “It’s like the ideal version of love. As a lame sort of sappy girl, that’s sort of what life is about.” Awwww. “Plus, I got to do this audition with Rob Pattinson. It was on Catherine’s bed.” Screams.
“In her bed,” Pattinson added. Screams. “With Catherine.”
“I was filming,” Hardwicke protested.
“That’s worse,” said cast member Edi Gathegi.
How about you, Robert? Pattinson: “You don’t normally get a vampire…you know, I can’t even concentrate. I just wanted to play the hottest vampire in the world. Woo!” Screams. “And he dazzles.” Screams.
Why’d you pick a lot of cute guys to be in the movie? Meyer: “Because that’s how I write them.”
Hi Robert, I wanted to talk to you. Hi! How does it feel to be one of the most wanted guys in the world — because I want you, baby? Pattinson: I reckon most people talk to me for two people and it’s, it’s all gone. Seriously. No, it’s filling a void in my life. I need a love. Screams. I do, I need several. Screams.
Feeling any pressure? All: “Yes.”
Boxers or briefs or nothing: Screams. “Will we get in trouble?” (Kristen, do you know?) Silence.
— Denise Martin