‘Twilight’ Stars Confirm Details Of ‘New Moon’
First Published: January 30, 2009 7:15 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Good news for Twi-hards; judging by the tips “Twilight” stars Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz shared with Access Hollywood about “New Moon” on Thursday night, it sounds like the second installment in the series will remain faithful to Stephenie Meyer’s book.
“I can tell you there’s a yellow Porsche,” Ashley revealed at the premiere of Dakota Fanning’s “Push,” confirming that the vehicle, which played a special role in the “New Moon” book, will be in the movie.
“I can tell you there’s werewolves,” she added coyly. “I think [the details of ‘New Moon’ script are] kind of highly under wraps.”
Ashley, who plays Alice Cullen, the sister of Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson’s character, is expected to return alongside Kellan, who plays older brother Emmett Cullen.
“We are both confirmed to be a part of it,” he said before retracting only slightly. “I’m still waiting — crossing fingers.”
Both of the actors said they are thrilled over the return of Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob Black, a young man/werewolf (and the best friend of Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan), to the franchise.
“I’m so proud of him,” Kellen said of the recent bulk-up Taylor underwent to secure his role in “New Moon.”
But one of their co-stars, Edi Gathegi, who plays Laurent, an old-school style vampire in the series, said he actually said he saw Taylor’s transformation as it happened.
“I actually worked out with him,” Edi revealed to Access last night. “We were working out in Australia together and working out across the country, so I saw it happening. I was there on the front lines. He was a little shrimp and he’s somewhat of a man now.”
Edi who will appear in “New Moon,” told Access the film would begin shooting in early spring.
“We start shooting in March in Vancouver and in Italy,” he said.
But whether the cast will include Dakota Fanning, who has repeatedly said she is interested in appearing in “New Moon,” is still up in the air.
“It’s probably too soon to say for sure, but I’m a huge fan,” Dakota said last night.