There is something about Hollywood that makes us want to be part of it. Whether you’re an actor, a writer, or a director, when the opportunity to work in Hollywood presents itself, you cannot help but say “yes, I’ll do it.” Perhaps that’s why there is such a fascination with celebrity culture. Who wouldn’t want to be famous?
That’s what makes this year’s Golden Globes so special. Not only do we get to experience the awards ceremony, but we also get to see the behind-the-scenes stories that made the event so fascinating. This year’s Golden Globes was definitely a media event that will be talked about for years to come. Although there were many wonderful moments, one of the most memorable has to be the on-stage reunion between Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The actor/artist couple played an engaged couple on-screen in 2012’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2. The movie was a huge success, and their on-screen chemistry was loved by fans. It was truly a fairy-tale ending when they both appeared on stage together for the first time since the end of the franchise.
The reunion was one of the highlights of the night. The camera’s focus was on the couple as they made their grand entrance. It was almost as if they were declaring their undying love for each other. As they embraced, the crowd went wild. Even the presenters had to stop and watch in awe. We’ll never forget that breathtaking moment. It was truly magical.
The following is an interview with producer Akiva Goldsman, who talked about the making of the Golden Globes and the special reunion that fans will want to remember.
How Did You Become Involved With The Golden Globes?
I had been involved with the awards show for many years, either producing or consulting on various movies and shows. This year, I was thrilled when they approached me about producing the Golden Globes. I’d never done anything like this before, and I’m proud to say that we pulled it off successfully. It was a true joy to work with the fantastic team we had put together, from the incredible producers Akiva Goldsman and Michael Davies to the director of photography Peter Norbeck and the entire crew. They all contributed to making this year’s ceremony special and historic, and I am so grateful to them for that.
What Was You Nerve-Wracking Pre-Production?
This was definitely one of the more nerve-wracking productions I’ve ever been involved with. If I’m being honest, the idea of reuniting Robert and Taylor for a movie after all these years was more than a little daunting. It was exciting and terrifying at the same time. So many memories I have of working on various films with these two amazing stars.
We knew we were doing something special, and we wanted to make sure the audience knew what was going on. We didn’t want to give away any major plot points from the upcoming film, but we did want to give a small hint of what was to come. So, we settled on doing something that had never been done before, which was to introduce the audience to a new generation of vampires through a performance art piece. It was a brilliant way to showcase the new vampires and how they interact with people, and it worked like a charm. Not only did we want to give a small taste of what was to come, but we also wanted to show the fans a different side of the vampire character than we have ever depicted before. In addition, we wanted to pay homage to the late night comedy shows of the 1970s, when the original Twilight was released in theaters. So, we recreated the atmosphere of those shows with our presenters, introducing new characters and creating some old favorites to bring back for a special one-night-only appearance.
Who Are You Reuniting With?
As I’ve already mentioned, this was more than a little terrifying. The fact that Robert and Taylor had not worked together in years made this even more nerve-wracking. Not only did we want to reunite with these two great actors, but we also wanted to give them a memorable moment that they would never forget. So, it was important to us to create the perfect atmosphere for them to rekindle their on-screen magic. It turns out, they weren’t alone. The entire cast and crew of Breaking Dawn, Part 2 were also there to greet them. We were all very excited to see them, and it was a very emotional moment. Especially when Robert held up a picture of their son Balthazar as he gave the most heartfelt speech. It was very moving.
Is This A One-Time Event Or Are You Doing This Again?
Sadly, this is going to be the only time we’ll get to see Robert and Taylor together on stage. After the success of this reunion special, I have no doubt that we’ll be seeing more collaborations between these two. Taylor is an incredible artist, and it was important to us to have her contribute something for this movie. Not only does it give the fans a taste of her work, but it also allows more room for her to shine in the upcoming sequels. Balthazar will play a bigger role in these movies, and he’s going to be just as special as his parents.
As for the Golden Globes, I’d love to do this again. It was a ton of work, but it was so worth it. We were able to reunite these amazing actors and give the fans an experience they will never forget. This is one ceremony they’ll want to be a part of for the rest of their lives. If they do decide to do this again, I’d love to be involved. I’m sure there are a few ghosts who would love to take a bite out of me, but I’d happily sacrifice my innards for this production. It was a memorable moment, one I hope they’ll cherish forever.