Beloved cult classic, The Twilight Saga has a real special place in the hearts of ex-goth kids around the world – we can’t hear Paramore’s ‘Decode’ without being catapulted back into 2008, where we were feuding with our friends over Edward vs. Jacob and queuing for tickets to the midnight premiere.
I’ll have it known that The Twilight Saga: Complete Soundtrack is playing at full blast as I write this for you.
Since the announcement that the next instalment in The Twilight Saga, Midnight Sun is set to be released in August 2020, I found myself deep in reminiscence and stumbled across some whack, behind-the-scenes pics from DEEP in the archives.
Standing Over Body Doubles
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson both had body doubles for certain scenes but these pictures make Twilight look like a totally different movie about time-travelling interior decorators with iron deficiencies.
Crash-Tackling Sacks Of Beans
Some of the wildest scenes to film across all four Twilight films must’ve been the ones that included CGI stand-ins. Here you can see some of the actors throwing themselves at sacks of beans or pillow fluff or… idk, use your imagination – but it’s certainly not a werewolf.
Patting Your Friend For Fun
You would’ve seen these pretty iconic pics of Kristen Stewart patting Taylor Lautner in a skin-tight, full-body condom on the Twilight set before but what you may not have seen is the entire Cullen clan surrounded by cardboard cutouts of werewolves so they know where the CGI dogs are gonna appear from.
A Pregnant Dummy
In case you were wondering, Kristen Stewart did NOT lose a bunch of weight for that creepy, but weirdly intense birth scene where she was highkey dying at the same time – she had a dummy stand in. Kristen was seen bro-ing out with her on many occasions.
Behind The Birth Scene
Just on the Twilight: Breaking Dawn birth scene, it turns out it must’ve been actually really funny to film because every pic I’ve seen, someone is laughing. It might have something to do with the fact that on top of having a dummy for certain scenes, Kristen actually got some fake legs for scenes where she needed to emote, while her real ones were awkwardly underneath the birthing chair.
Also the pic of Robert Pattinson covered in jam and cottage cheese (what they used for blood/ afterbirth) is really very unnerving.
Getting A Leg Up
The first pic shows Bella pulling the head off someone in the Volturi, but peep that step ladder behind her and the scene becomes a lot less gruesome. The other two pics of Rob and Kristen running on the spot remind me of when you used to pretend you were going down the stairs behind the couch when there were no stairs. Comedy, really.
Green Screen Dream Sequence Photoshoot
I have no words for this fkn weird mid-scene shoot of Rob on the Twilight set, just crouching in different positions. And a woman walking by a dresser with a wolf? Help, I hate it here.
With the release of Midnight Sun well and truly on its way, I hope we get a spin-off film too. I would love that.
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