So you are probably wondering why there is no mention of the “Twilight Saga” in this article. Well to put it simply, it’s because we already covered the topic in-depth under other headlines on this site, and there is simply no need to keep going over the same ground. For those of you new to this site, catch up by reading our extensive coverage of this topic starting from the initial announcement of the latest film in the franchise to the most recent news stories about the upcoming “Twilight Saga” film and beyond.
Robert Pattinson Is On-Camera For The First Time In ‘Twilight’
Even before the first teaser trailer was released, fans had already learned a lot about the upcoming “Twilight Saga” film based on the promotional material. One of the key points that viewers will remember is that Robert Pattinson will be on-camera for the first time in his career as a lead actor. While the actor has already proven to be quite the movie magic with his work behind the scenes, it will be interesting to see how he fares as a fully-fledged movie star.
Many Questions About ‘Twilight’ And ‘The Twilight Saga’ Films
Even before the first teaser trailer was released, fans had already learned a lot about the upcoming “Twilight Saga” film based on the promotional material. One of the key points that viewers will remember is that many questions about the movie and its characters still remain. While we don’t expect these questions to be fully answered in the film’s theatrical release, it will still be interesting to see how the movie’s directors and writers address them.
There are plenty of topics that the makers of the “Twilight Saga” films could address in their quest to bring a cinematic masterpiece to life. Here are just a few of the most important questions about the upcoming movie that we would like to see answered.
Is Robert Pattinson Still A ‘Twilight’ Character?
For those of you wondering if this is really the last we’ve seen of Robert Pattinson as either Cullen or Edward, the answer is no. Even though the actor has already starred in five films as the vampire hero, there is still plenty of scope for more stories. For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the actor’s career, here’s a quick refresher:
Robert Pattinson first played the role of Edward in 2014’s “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”. Since then he has starred as the character in 2016’s “The Twilight Saga: Tourist” and 2017’s “The Twilight Saga: Origins”. Although these three films focused mainly on the vampire’s adventures, they did feature a few cameos by Robert Pattinson as other characters.
According to the producers of the franchise, one of these characters was an older version of Edward. The implication is that this is the same character who appears in this year’s “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and next year’s “The Twilight Saga: Origins”. This is the same character who is referred to as an “old dude” in the film’s trailer.
Now that we have some idea of the characters that Robert Pattinson will be playing in the “Twilight Saga” franchise, let’s take a closer look at his personal life during the filming of these movies. As you will see, there are a lot of changes that he went through while playing the role of Edward, some for the better, some for the worse.
How Is Robert Pattinson’s Mental Health During The Making Of These Films?
As we’ve established, the “Twilight Saga” films are likely to focus on Robert Pattinson’s mental health and it’s something that the actor himself has spoken about previously. Back in August 2016, Pattinson opened up to Vanity Fair about the pressures of being on-screen and how he copes with it. According to the actor:
“I don’t sleep. I’m up all night, obsessing about the next scene, the lines, how I’m going to behave…It’s strange, to have that amount of energy, all the time. And it wears you out, too. You don’t get a break even if you wanted one. You’re constantly doing things, saying things. It’s exhausting.”
“It’s been a crazy last couple of years and it’s not over yet. I’m still working on these films and I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m trying to stay positive and I’m hoping that this next year is going to be a break-out year for me. I’m feeling really good about what I’ve done, but you never know.”
Has Robert Pattinson’s Body Language Changed Since He Started Playing Edward?
With every role that Robert Pattinson takes on, there is a certain body language that he is forced to adopt. While some gestures might be permanent, others might not be so lucky. Take a look at this clip from the 2006 movie “Little Children”:
Here we see Edward, played by Robert Pattinson, reading the room and responding to the behavior of his fellow students. Even though this is a scene from nearly a decade ago, these body language lessons from “Little Children” still hold true. Most notably, Edward seems to be playing a little bit of poker with his hands, especially when he notices that the teacher has turned her head away while he was talking. This is classic poker behavior and it’s the sort of thing that experts have been saying for years and years.
“Poker face,” as it is known in the trade, is a term that refers to the fact that the face of a poker player almost always gives away nothing. It is a technique that professionals use to maintain their poker face even when they are doing or saying things that they don’t want to reveal.
What Is Robert Pattinson’s Professional Relationship With His Directors?
Given that the “Twilight Saga” films are a collaborative effort between several different people, it’s important to examine the professional relationship between the director and the lead actor. In some cases, this might be fairly conventional – there is a mutual respect between the two and they are comfortable working together. In other cases, it might be more complicated – the director and the actor might not get on so well and it could even be hostile. Take a look at this scene from the 2014 film “The Rover”:
Here we see the director of the movie, Anthony Mackie, arguing with Ian McShane, who is playing the role of the lead character, Jimmy Prichard. In the scene, Mackie is trying to tell Jimmy that although he is a great tracker, he needs to quit following the trail of an injured animal to find out where it came from. Jimmy refuses to accept this and they start arguing. At one point, it even looks like Mackie might call Jimmy a fucking douchebag, although this is not entirely clear from the clip.
In other words, it doesn’t seem like there is a typical answer for this question. It all depends on the specific people involved and the nature of their relationship. In the case of Robert Pattinson and his directors, these are some pretty veteran professionals. Not only has he been in the business for a long time, but he has also worked with some of the greatest names in film. Here’s a short list of just a few of his collaborators:
- Gareth Evans – director of photography (more on him in a bit)
- Michael Kahn – editor (he was also one of the film’s producers)
- Kieran Furbert – composer (he won an Academy Award for his work)
- Jonathan Glazer – director of “Under the Skin” and “Birth of the Rainbow”
With such an experienced and talented team behind the camera, it’s no surprise that there are still so many unanswered questions about the upcoming “Twilight Saga” film. The thing is, if these questions don’t get answered in the movie, then they will remain questions.
How Was ‘Eclipse’ Filmed? Was It A Happy Place To Work?
The biggest mystery surrounding the upcoming “Twilight Saga” film is how it was filmed. The original “Twilight” was entirely shot on location in Melbourne, Australia, which is why a large portion of the movie is set in Australia. The question is, did the filmmakers visit Melbourne and what was the experience like?
From what we’ve seen so far, the answer is yes – ‘Eclipse’ was shot in Melbourne and it was not only a joy to film there, but the atmosphere was very supportive and collaborative.