I'll be updating this post while the Summit Twilight panel goes on.
Holy cow what an unbelievable frenzy there is for this movie with insane screaming from the females in te audience. I felt like I was at a Backstreet Boys concert. Every actor that came out generated ear piercing screams from the audience.
All the major castmembers are present including the author of the book series Stephenie Meyer. We had Taylor Lautner, Rachelle Lefevre, Edi Gathegi, Cam Gigandet, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. The guys on stage were totally feeding into the female fangirl frenzy with their comments.
They showed a clip from Twilight, a scene from near the end of the movie. For the first half of the extended clip it looked to me like it could have come from a CW television series like Smallville or Supernatural. It had Bella being attacked by James (while he videotaped) in order to enrage Edward. Edward swoops in before James does too much damage to protect her, and a pretty intense fight scene ensues that I have to admit looked pretty cool, even if I don't know if I could stand to sit through this movie. :-)
Some good questions were asked like what sort of music there would be in the film and whether the author envisioned her book eventually becoming a movie (she actually pictured it as a movie before a book) there was also some dumb stuff like "What was it like to play a super-hot vampire?"
The actors were asked what attracted them to the project. Cam stated that he thought the role would be challenging and also portraying the heartbreak of wanting someone you could never have.
Kristen jokingly said it was because she got to audition with Rob Pattinson.
Rob said he couldn't concentrate from all the cheers and coments from the audience - then he mentioned he just liked vampires and that he was attracted to playing character that was the hero of the book.
Edi said it was because he thought the book was awesome.
I guess the resident heartthrob Rob is involved in writing the music for the film since that came up as a question.
It was asked why all cute guys were selected to play vampires and the author replied "because I wrote them that way."
Someone asked Rob what it felt like to be one of the most wanted guys in America and he said "it's filling a void in my life" (which I thought was a pretty odd answer).
Apparently they made an exception to the "don't ask stupid or personal questions" rule since they let someone as Robert whether he wore boxers or briefs. (He didn't answer, ladies)
Kristen talked about how she found it difficult to play "clumsy" since she's not.
Robert's favorite scene to shoot with Kristen was where he first met her and tried to intimidate here and she wouldn't be intimidated.
Kristen's favorite scenes included one where she sticks her finger in Robert's mouth and asks challengingly whether he "wants a taste."
I am SO not the target audience for this flick. :-)
Twilight opens on December 12, 2008.