Seventeen.com gives us some secrets from the Vancouver set of New Moon!
Despite trying to keep a low profile, the shoot locations were announced on Facebook when fans realized that New Moon had set up in their neighborhood. Local Vancouver radio station 94.5 also began broadcasting shoot locations, causing pandemonium during early filming.
Fans slept on collapsible chairs with comforters to stay warm, but it paid off: Some lucky fans were used as extras for a parking lot scene.
The Cullen’s New Digs
The Cullen residence was recreated for this movie in a 1950s modern home since the house used in the first film was in the Portland, Oregon, area (where Twilight filmed). The house was located in a leafy suburban area just north of Vancouver, BC.
Protecting the Floors as Much as the Actors
While walking on set in the Cullen house, the crew and actors had to wear hospital booties on their shoes to protect the floors.
No Tweets Allowed!
A fake Twitter account was made in director Chris Weitz’s name at the beginning of the shoot. New Moon’s people had the account shut down since it wasn’t official, but an official account was just recently launched!
Listening to Britney?
The area that became the actors’ home base, where all their trailers were parked, was nicknamed “Circus.”
For Kristen’s Eyes Only
During filming, K.Stew was very serious about watching her playback. Immediately after finishing a scene, she would make her way over to the monitors and often covered the screen with her robe so that she could watch it alone.
Prepping for the Role
To prepare for the scene when Carlisle is stitching up Bella’s arm, Peter Facinelli bought chickens and sewed them together to practice the movement. He would then cook the chickens and eat them for dinner at his hotel room.
New Moon Roomies
During filming, Kristen Stewart shared a hotel room with Nikki Reed at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
Staying Warm on Set
Kristen changed into comfy Uggs between scenes to keep warm.
She’s a Coke Girl!
Kristen drank Coca-Cola out of a straw between takes.
The contacts that the vampire cast wore for their roles were often so blinding that they couldn’t read their e-mails with them in.
Jackson’s Side Job
Jackson Rathbone’s band 100 Monkeys performed a live show for fans at record store Neptoon Records in downtown Vancouver.
Peter’s Blond Moment
Peter Facinelli had his hair died for Twilight, but because the die irritated his head so much, he opted for a wig on New Moon.
VIP Access Only
To disguise that they were filming New Moon, the badges to access the set said “USM” on them, which was the working title of the movie: Untitled Sports Movie.
A Chill Birthday Party
While filming, the cast and some of Kristen Stewart’s friends helped her celebrate her 19th birthday at Chill Winston, a popular Vancouver restaurant.
Does Rob Watch Over Her at Night?
Kristen told us she’s a good sleeper and can get to sleep when she needs to, which made the grueling, always-changing shooting schedule a little easier for her.
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