KRISTEN STEWART (Actress, “Bella Swan”):
Like New Moon
sort of starts and becomes a completely new movie. Just as soon as you think you’re going to get the same story, all of a sudden it completely changes. Bella is much more back to herself. She’s content now. She’s comfortable and self-assured in a way that she wasn’t in New Moon
. I think what I really love about Eclipse
, what was interesting for me to explore, was different levels of love and acknowledging that the ideals that you maybe had a little while ago aren’t true. Bella is innately honest. That’s something that I feel she is. In Eclipse
she lies to herself and she lies to everyone around her about the fact that she’s in love with Jacob — just not as much as she loves Edward. It’s that extra thing that you can’t really even describe. I loved watching the three of them. I loved playing with the three characters together. There’s literally a scene where Edward and Jacob, who are mortal enemies, are in a tent with a sleeping Bella in between them. It’s a ridiculous circumstance to find yourself in. We had so much to work with. Then the FX as well were even more. There’s a big battle that happens and that was more than we had to deal with on New Moon
. So it was cool.
WYCK GODFREY: I think it’s not just a love story. I think there is a love of fantasy when you go the movies, to be taken to a world with different rules and different creatures. I think part of the excitement of the Twilight series is not just it’s about first and perfect love, it’s about eternal love, which is kind of supernatural. And it’s about the introduction of a world of vampires and werewolves that do live among us, all handled in a realistic way. I think it kind of heightens the fantasy for the audience.
DAVID SLADE: You have to accept it was as natural as the next thing for the story to work. If you dissected one of these things, in the book it says one thing, in the film it says something else and we had to decide how to make it really tangible so that running at 50 miles per hour looks like they’re running 50 miles per hour. How can they do that? Why do they sparkle in the light and how does that work? These kinds of things were quite interesting to me as well in terms of exploring the mythology. We know certain things about these characters emotionally and story wise, and these things are actually kind of naturalistic, so for me the more fantastical things about these elements, I felt, needed a little bit of grounding in this film.