Guys do you know what is almost live? That’s Normal. That’s right- we didn’t forget about that either (We have more lives these days than we used to so we’re behind on most except for drooling over Damon on Vampire Diaries. Well, UC, that is) But seriously: GET EXCITED. We are. That’s Normal will officially launch 11/1.
Oh and try not to be creeped out by this. You’re welcome:
Dear Erik Odom,
You know we love you. Even though we were fake-mean to you that one time.
And it feels strange introducing you as a New Face. Weren’t you in Breaking Dawn Part 1? You seem to have been around for forever. I’m just gonna change the name real quick to “Old New Faces Friday.” ALSO I have to confess the ONLY thing(s) I remember about Peter are things I read that one time I read Twilight fan fiction (I only read one ever!) and that’s pretty embarrassing:
Here are the first 2 questions with Erik Odom, Twilight Examiner has the rest so hop on over there:
Q: When you walked into Comic-Con [at the end of the Breaking Dawn – Part2 cast panel], you got some of the biggest shouts out of all the newcomers. How did that feel?
Erik: It was unbelievable. The only thing I could say it compared to was the Part 1 premiere when I walked down the red carpet. It’s just, you try to prepare yourself for it as much as you can, you know maybe the response will be big but maybe it won’t, you try to be ready for
everything … but when it hits you, your knees buckle. I mean my knees buckled. It’s one of the craziest, craziest things. But the fanbase has always been so enthusiastic, so passionate. And I think part of it has always been a combination of people loving the character Peter and just also being on Twitter and being on Facebook and having fans reach out, just trying to interact as much as possible and including the fans as much as you can, you know. Because the fans are what make the fandom what it is.
Q: People love Peter, but they also love Peter with Charlotte. Their relationship’s really special, and I know that that’s something we hope to see on-screen, and I was wondering how far in advance did you meet Valorie [Curry], and you know make it into a rhythm with her and feel like you could portray that on-screen?
Erik: What was great about Valorie, even more so than a lot of the other vampires who I met once we went to Louisiana together, I actually – I didn’t know her personally, but we had a lot of mutual friends in Los Angeles – so through the small world of Facebook, we were able to link up after the whole casting announcement came up, and we actually grabbed lunch before we even started filming, before we left. So, we went to a place in L.A., sat down for about two hours, and after the initial twenty minutes of ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe I’m a part of this; Oh my God I can’t believe I’m a part of this!’ After twenty minutes of us geeking out together about how cool it was, we really dug in and talked about Peter and Charlotte’s relationship and their relationship to the other vampires. You know, because the covens are such an interesting thing, they call the nomads a coven but really it’s Peter and Charlotte versus the world. You know, so we talked about really diving into the relationship, back to Maria [in Eclipse] and back to the newborn army and their relationship with Alice and Jasper, and it was just nice that by the time we got to Louisiana together, we already had the seeds of this relationship planted, you know? It was really nice. I love Valorie.
I saw this new EPIC FINALE IMAGE (side note: will the word EPIC ever stop being used so EPICALLY?) and immediately disregarded the “Breaking Dawn Coming Soon” text that was in between the two groups. I mean like anyone actually thinks they’re having a STAND OFF over a bunch of words.
I cropped out that text no one cares about for you
Was Michael Sheen like “Oh no! Beller told me that the movie comes out on the 21sth. That little liar” And Beller is like “I REALLY wish they came up with something more creative than BREAKING DAWN PART 2 like “THIS MOVIE IS ALL ABOUT BELLER BEING A KICK A VAMPIRE, BIATCHES” ”
Riggght like anyone believes THAT’S what they’re doing here. It’s clear they are racing towards something… and it’s obvious what it is:
They want to talk to UC & Moon FIRST on the red carpet duh!
Other options if it isn’t US they’re racing towards (but it is):
They could be trying to be first to volunteer as tribute
They could be racing to the hair department on set to find the least worst wig
They could be racing to save the ROBSTEN bear-skin rug from the incinerator the moving company is about to use back from when Rob hired them to remove all Kristen’s stuff. Remember when ROBSTEN was broken??
They could be running away from Jackson after he asked for a volunteer for diaper duty
Maybe they are running to be on time for Kellan’s Bible Study
They might have heard that the Olive Garden has a new happy hour
I bet they REALLY are running towards the EPIC LTT party we’re throwing on 11/11 (location TBD (But LA) be there)
Maybe they are running towards their nearest airport to burn all the 50 Shades of Grey books.
But they’re most likely just running to line up to talk to UC & Moon.
Sidenote: Summit has made BILLIONS off this movie and they’re still using interns to create their photos? Or…. nevermind interns would be better.. they’re using the studi owner’s mom and her 2003 version of Microsoft publisher, right? THEY MADE THAT GUY FROM PUSHING DAISIES LOOK TERRIBLE, GUYS.
It’s that time of year again, the leaves are changing, the campers are dry cleaning their Edward blankets, downtown LA is preparing itself, and the new Breaking Dawn Pt 2 Soundtrack was announced! As you probably know I’m a super dork about this stuff and it’s become a tradition for me to break down the soundtrack, give you samples and chat about what we (think we) can expect. (Read: NM, EC, BD1)
Right off the bat, I’m just gonna say the sound of a whoopee cushion deflating played while I read it. I mean Green Day??? Didn’t he just have a fake rehab inducing break down? Didn’t their music play in all my fake punk friends rooms in 8th grade? Oh wells yall, ya know? There were also some jumping around my office and fist pumping and laughing my ass off with UC additions so there’s that. Anyhoo, let’s get it on…
1. Where I Come From — Passion Pit
If you haven’t been cutting a rug to their 2010 album Manners than you’re house party has been missing out BIG TIME. I mean this is like the best album. Their follow up Gossamer featured the song “Take a Walk” which you might have heard on rock radio. Craaazy. This is gonna be awesome. Video game/electronic/dance-y music + Twilight = Dance-y Moon
Passion Pit on Spotify
. 2. Bittersweet — Ellie Goulding
GUYS – this girl pretty much started that whole half head shaved thing and that song everyone’s heard on the radio, Lights, has been out for like two years, so it’s about time she got some shine. Probably took dating Skrillex and the recent influx of dance type music but whatever we’re super glad about this. Song that made me fall in love with Ellie:
. 3. The Forgotten — Green Day
Guys. You yourselves ranted during your set at the I HEART RADIO fest about being “punk rock” for 20+ years and now you’re on the Twilight soundtrack. I don’t really know what to tell you but… COME ON.
Green Day on being on the Twilight soundtrack
“When we were asked to be part of the ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ soundtrack, we readily agreed because the films are an insane cultural phenomenon, and we have always been impressed with the way the ‘Twilight’ soundtracks are so carefully curated.” We also really like money and have a mortgage.
Just because we’ll all be making montages in like a month using this song:
Extra Credit (just go dig through your CDs from junior high/high school): Basketcase
. 4. Fire In The Water — Feist
Welcome back Leslie! You probably best know Feist aka Leslie from this song 1234, aka that totally Twee but we loved it song from that iPod commercial back in 2007 that you could never get out of your head. You’re welcome for this, AGAIN.
Leslie was also in another kick ass band, Broken Social Scene. She’s been a bit off the radar for a while but this is a welcome treat, we’ll see if she goes twee or back to her AWESOME Mushabloom/Let it Die/etc roots.
5. Everything And Nothing — The Boom Circuits
And now we come to my first: “WHO THE HALE???” of the soundtrack. From my Googling they have 2 EP’s out and 87 followers on Twitter. So if I’m doing the math right, LTT has more followers than a band on the soundtrack. Is this going to be another Cider Sky/Mammoth whatever moment on the soundtrack? Perhaps… looks like they’ve had a song or two on some ABC Family show called The Lying Game which cements my idea that they’re probably library music writers/music editors who have a side project aka sorta poppy, innocuous music that a music supervisor can use and not spend a billion dollars on licensing something the general (and not so general) public might recognize.
After listening to this I’m convinced Owl City has a side project where the side project’s music sounds exactly like the original band’s music.
Extra Credit: Go to their website and learn who the HALE they are. .
6. The Antidote — St. Vincent
We all remember the beautiful St. Vincent aka Annie Clark (aka dream lover of so many boys I know) from the AMAZING (like the top of the heap) New Moon Soundtrack where she dueted with another dream lover, Bon Iver. God, the New Moon soundtrack seems like a distant dream now, I mean Bon Iver on this now after all his success? We wish. Anyhoo, enjoy some Annie:
Extra Credit: Go re-listen to Roslyn and cry your freaking eyes out. .
7. Speak Up — POP ETC
So it took me Googling “Pop ETC” to figure out the AWESOME band The Morning Benders renamed themselves POP ETC. WTF???! Where they on a Morning Bender and decided they needed a less cool, awful name like Pop ETC? ANYWAY The Morning Benders/Pop ETC are flipping rad and you should enjoy one of my most favorite songs via their Yours Truly session:
Guys. If Pop ETC is anything like The Morning Benders were than they’re gonna be one of your new favorites. Like actually buy an album/go to a show favorite.
8. Heart of Stone — Iko
After a good Google and a good listen I’ve come to this conclusion regarding Iko: This is some depressing, slit your wrists shit. And who doesn’t like that?? No, really. I do.
Enjoy this weird non-official video featuring Mickey Rooney. .
9. Cover Your Tracks — A Boy and His Kite
So I guess A Boy and His Kite is really this dude called Dave Wilton. Pro tip: If you wanna be freaked out by dad-esque looking dudes Google Image Search “Dave Wilton.” You’re welcome!
This is another one of those “where do they find these people?” moments but I’m way less annoyed because Dave (I call him Dave) sounds way less like Owl City then those other dudes.
Extra Credit: Listen to a few clips Dave has posted on his website, “It’s Racing” is pretty lovely. And defs listen to the song I found on some charity album on the Spotify playlist.
10. Ghosts — James Vincent McMorrow
DUDE. Guys. Welcome to one of my favorites of the sad bastard genre that I love so much. He’s Irish, he’s talented, he makes you cry (in a good way) he’s lovely. I kinda wanted him to remain my private dancer/musician but hey I’m glad he’s getting this kind of exposure.
11. All I’ve Ever Needed — Paul McDonald & Nikki Reed
HAHAAHAHAHAH GUYS! I can’t. UC and I are just on the edge of our seats waiting for this one.
I mean they seem like lovely, lovely people but this is like so great, just makes me think of those legendary hotel “jam sessions” during the original Twilight and how this is probably like a wet dream for her. .
12. New For You — Reeve Carney
You guys this is the Spiderman guy. No, not Andrew Garfield or Toby MacGuire Spiderman guy, we’re talking the now defunct Broadway “Turn Off The Dark” Spiderman guy who also has been rumored to be roaming around town with our pal Ashley Greene! Oh man, connections!
Extra Credit: The “Turn Off The Dark” Soundtrack, Rise Above (with Bono) .
13. A Thousand Years (Part Two) – Christina Perri
Part TWO??? In case you forgot Part ONE…
“Time has brought your heart to me// I have loved you// for a thousand years// I’ll love you for a thousand more.” Play this back to back with Green Day up there and I’ll bawl my eyes out. I kinda gave Christina Perri shit last time around when I heard she was going to be on the soundtrack but I gotta hand it to her, the original was catchy, I now always sing along. This might also be because I heard it 3470329423094 times at last years Breaking Dawn Convention but whatever, this is a compliment. .
14. Plus Que Ma Propre Vie — Carter Burwell
And then we all cried because it’s the quote off Renesme’s locket. AHHHH WAAAAAHHH!!! We all know I’m not the President of Carter Burwell’s fan club, probably his use of the guitar SO MUCH, but ya know it’s full circle at this point so good on him.
Most memorable cue for me from OG Twilight.
So there we have it friends! I was (sorta) nice and as always I am genuinely looking forward to the new soundtrack and seeing what new gems we’ll get this time around. See you at the stores (online) November 13th and at the inevitable upcoming tiny tour of the lesser knowns!
Here are a few reasons why we love Toni Trucks who plays Mary in Breaking Dawn Part 2:
-After she tweets she says “beep” we assume because her last name is Trucks
-She’s on a new show called “Made in Jersey” which would be even better if it were called “Made in Pennsylvania” but Jersey is close enough so I’ll take it
-She lives in Brooklyn and enjoys Smorgasburg which means she eats unlike most actresses
-She’s SUPER sweet and friendly
Here’s our fansite interview with Toni Trucks. Big thanks to Amanda The Twilight Examiner for transcribing this!
Q: There’s not a whole lot of information on your character in the books, so did you have any conversations with Stephenie [Meyer] or even with Melissa Rosenberg, or did you get to build a lot for yourself?
Toni: We did get to build a lot. I did pull Stephenie aside – I think a lot of us did – and Stephenie was, I mean, how rare to have contact with the writer right there every day with us, so it was such a treat. But she really gave us the freedom to create the characters that we needed to do the daily work, with the disclaimer that what we needed to do to get the work done may be different than what would possibly end up in like the ultimate Twilight Guide and stuff like that. So, she definitely prepared us for that, but she gave us the freedom … She told us what she had written and then gave us the freedom to do whatever we wanted to do, and I remember at the time when I spoke to her, she was like Edi Gathegi’s the perfect example because she had written pages and pages of his back-story, and he’s going to be really surprised when the Guide comes down. It’s totally different, but you know you kind of have to marry what’s written and then you have to do your job.
Q: What can you tell us about Mary, can you describe her?
Toni: Sure! The thing I loved most about Mary is it’s such a treat when you get introduced to all of these new vampires, and a majority of them are coming in pairs. You know, they’ve got their mates. And even though you have Peter and Charlotte within the nomad family, our coven is not really a coven. We don’t travel around together, we truly are nomadic. I love that Mary … comes of her own volition. She doesn’t have any real prior relationship, and when her job is done there … You know, she’s not going to come back for Christmas. That’s not Mary’s M.O. And the whole idea of this like family unit for Mary is really foreign. And so she truly is a nomad. She is a wanderer. She doesn’t need to sleep in the same bed every night. But you know she is one of their strongest friends so ended up valuable.