Sunday, March 29, 2015

Stars talk 'New Moon'

If we're judging by the length of the line -- which I'm told started forming two nights ago -- then the panel for the next "Twilight" movie, "New Moon," must be one of the hottest tickets at Comic-Con.

Stars talk 'New Moon'

If we're judging by the length of the line -- which I'm told started forming two nights ago -- then the panel for the next "Twilight" movie, "New Moon," must be one of the hottest tickets at Comic-Con.

So, in media terms, was the press conference that preceded it this morning, where "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner did their best -- with the help of some publicists -- to keep their focus on their characters' love lives, and off their own.

There was plenty of subtext, though, for anyone interested in the supposed entanglement/disentanglement of Pattinson and Stewart, who had Lautner as a buffer between them for a half-hour.

Asked about their favorite scenes -- the questions at these things seldom get much deeper than that -- Lautner mentioned a breakup scene, after which Pattinson added, "I think my breakup scene was my favorite scene," too. "Hopefullly, it will come off as having a lot more levels than the relationship in 'Twilight.' ... It's a really interesting little moment and completely bypasses all the supernatural elements of the story."

Bypassing those elements seems important to Pattinson, who told a reporter from a Mexican outlet that "we're the worst people to ask" about why so many people, particularly teens, seem to love vampires.

"When I play it, I try to eliminate the vampire element as much as I can, and just use it as a tool to make their relationship a little more fraught," he said.

 

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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As the TV critic for the Philadelphia Daily News, I've always believed my job is less about thumbs -- up or down -- and more about the conversation. Because the more choices we have, the fewer people in our lives know what we're talking about when we say, "Did you see that?" And that's when television really starts to get interesting.

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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