LTT Reader encounter in Baton Rouge

A few days ago we got a letter unlike any we have received yet in this filming cycle: From someone who actually has SEEN the cast in Baton Rouge. Yes, they are actually there. Even I was convinced that those cast pictures from the other day were just staged pictures sent to us from Stephenie just to rub it on our faces our that she was hanging on the set, hiding in Rob’s trailer, eating Taylor’s meat patties and we weren’t. Turns out, I was wrong:

Dear Breaking Dawn,

Green screen where they are filming TSBD in Baton Rouge.

I’m in Baton Rouge for a conference (they were really convinced after I suggested the location because “it’s more affordable and saving the extra money adds to our bottom line at the end of year”!) and have had the awesome privilege of hanging out with a number of the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn cast. *Not Robsten. Damn.* But I have pictures to prove that they are actually here in Louisiana! I was with Erik Odom (Who? I know! He’s Peter, nomad- Jasper’s friend), Michael Sheen, and some others.

I read LTT all the time and also was curious about the lack of BR photos available. The thing is they really are blending in like regular people down here. (Like someone even thought I was Bella, told me to get on set & into bed with “Edward!” I didn’t ask questions) It’s crazy to imagine, but now that I’ve seen it myself I understand why the locals are keeping it quiet.

They are just nice people and you feel bad for interrupting them to be “that crazy Twihard” that has spotted the Twilight star. And now needs a picture… Or 3… They are just working, and have the same 24 hours in a day that we all do. I saw them in the lobby walking around and felt odd stopping them to say hi. It took me a day to speak to one. When I did he, was super nice and introduced me to everyone. It was epic.

But Erik, and the rest were SO NICE, I could not bring myself to go nuts tweeting his immediate locations for all the wild followers to know. I feel like it would ruin their experience here. They seem to love Baton Rouge and the people here.

Erik Odom, plays Peter the Nomad Vampire who is Japer's friend. Erik was such a sweetheart, he introduced me to the group of others there and then took a picture with me. We talked for a while and he introduced me to "Bill" who is my official "BR" tour guide. He was giving me pointers on where to eat, etc. and now we are bff's :)

Just thought you may want to know about my encounter this weekend. I was at the Tsunami restaurant when Rob and the guys were there. The opportunity for picture sniper fan wasn’t there since I was with my professional industry peers who had no idea. Sort of regret my lack of guts, but then again… I don’t know. Career reputation management crisis : Stop the press, don’t look at me, I am now going to run and take a crazy rare Rob picture opportunity?
I’m still kicking myself.

We were eating at a restaurant and the vampires were sitting at the table across from us. I thought I'd sneak a shot and fake like I was taking a picture of the sushi we were sharing. Michael Sheen was in the group but I'm not sure of the others. They were Twi Cast for sure.

Jaime Campbell Bower, Me and Michael Sheen - I was so nervous to ask but once I did, then I had the nerve to talk with Erik. :)

I need to go on work trips more often!

-Stephanie

Love your story, Stephenie! THANKS for sharing it & for representing the NORMAL twilight fans out there! Also you’re adorable. Both Moon & I agreed. AND I have to admit to the rest of you that I added the things in the parenthesis into Stephenie’s story. I feel like I need to confess that in case she wants to share this with any of the people that were with her this weekend :):)

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News Dump: The one with a lotta Sundance and a lotta Renesmee

Double feature now showing!

Dear LTT-ers,

It’s time to catch up on the news that only needs a sentences worth of discussion. Yes, it’s time for another News Dump! So put on your Bella jacket and mittens cause there’s a whole lotta Sundance!

  • In between holding still for the screenings, Elizabeth talked about Kristen and Mackenzie. Don’t bother watching, it’s everything you expect: “Kristen scared me!” and “She looks like their child!” Boom, saved you 4 minutes!
  • Apparently it must be a Holy Trinity week of filming cause Charlie Bewley is ALSO at Sundance and he dropped this awesome gem when asked about Renesmee:

“I imagine if Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had a kid it’d be like this grungy…awkward and shy kind of thing,” jokes Charlie Bewley, who plays Demetri in the vampire movie franchise.

Dare to NAIR ladies

  • I’m sure it’s a BIG DEAL that artist Richard Phillips included Rob, Kristen and Dakota on his “Most Wanted” list and created pop images of them but I’m not so sure the girls appreciate the weird shadows on their upper lips that look oddly like mustaches.
  • WHO wasn’t at Sundance? Chaske Spencer ALSO dropped by the gifting suites to debut his new hair and announce he joined Fall Out Boy and will be quitting BD and touring this spring with the band. Then he bequeathed the role of Sam back to Solomon Trimble who clocked out at Home Depot and jumped on Cathi Hardi’s private jet for Sundance. Free shiz it free shiz however you get it.
  • Bella’s house was pulled out of storage (a Vancouver Twimom’s garage) and reconstructed over the last few days. It looks more like a Sears Siding commercial or the AFTER tornado view of Dorothy’s house in Kansas than the home of the Swans.

Things that are important to note from this video:
1. Jackson’s Jasper hair is back. The REAL Jasper hair. Like Twilight Jasper hair. We may need to get a muffin basket together for the BD hair folks
2. The 100 Monkey have a REAL, ACTUAL Tour bus???
3. In 5 years Jackson may be on Dancing with the Stars… or Dancing with the hands-y fans.
4. Who does Jackson give HJ’s to regularly at MTV that the 100 Monkeys keep showing up on this MTV videos?
5. Jackson seems to have dropped the totally over the top accent plus side mouth talking thing a bit. He must read LTT. *Hi Jacky!*
6. That one dude totally wishes he was Jackson. Sorry dude jumping around in the back who’s name I don’t know. Enjoy it while it lasts!
7. Does Jackson have one suitcase fully devoted to his WEIRD hat collection?

  • If you weren’t scared about bringing Breaking Dawn to the big screen you will be after you see this fan art I dug up over at Twifans. WOAH. Someone hold me.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Still no new set pictures or actual evidence that they’re doing anything in Baton Rouge. SHOCKING.

Off to the gifting suites… I mean Sundance!
Themoonisdown

Srsly how are 100 Monkeys still being featured on MTVonline on the regular? I don’t get it.I was mean about Liz’s fivehead but for reals, side sweep, am I right? What say you?

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Stop the presses: some mini letters to some Twilight people

Land of no cameras!

Dear Baton Rouge,

OMG stop the presses and hand me my heart meds because apparently there IS one person in Baton Rouge with a camera!!!!! I know this is shocking for you all too since no one’s seen an outsider since the town was established hundreds of years ago and so of course new fangeled technology like a camera must be frightening. But come here, I’ll hold you while we get over our surprise and shock and fear.

Sure it may be Jackson Rathbone with a fan near a See’s Candy Store but STILL it is SOMETHING! This gives me hope for your city and that maybe this little fan moment is a turning point. Maybe Jackson and his weird hat and Jasper-esque jacket (you are not on set Jacky!) broke down the walls for everyone to start snapping those shutters and maybe we’ll just be in a deluge of pictures till they leave… Or maybe I’m entranced by Jackson’s awkward facial expression in this picture and Vancouver and their paps will wipe the floor with your silly town.

xoxo,
Moon

PS I still love you Baton Rouge, but hire some girl scouts with cameras or out of work mall Santas to take some pictures.

Who’s ready for some premarrital counseling?!

Dear Kellan,

OK, SOMEONE call up Beyonce cause someone put a ring on it! Fess up Kellan, was it AnnaLynn? Was she tired of dodging in and out of that shady no-tell motel in Studio City or did you finally throw the ultimatum down: If she didn’t watch the entire McGee & Me series with you, it was done-zo, am I right?

No? It’s for a new film you’re in? Damn….
xoxo,
Moon

Dear Nikki and Kristen,

WAIT HOLD THE PHONE, someone grab my meds (again) are the fake lesbians back on?!!!!

You, Nikki Reed were quoted in something called Zink, talking about going to a party…
“I went with Kristen [Stewart, her Twilight co-star], who happens to be, like, my best friend now…”

Wait, squeeze me one second. Happens to be your best friend now? Operative word being “NOW.” Did we bury the hatchet ladies? Is this why the Fake Lesbian section in the LTT merch store mysteriously sold out? I gotta say I’m happy for you gals and for the fodder you HOPEFULLY will give us: sharing clothes, fights over ugly Nike’s, hand-in-hand jaunts through Vancouver, shopping trips where Taylor holds you purses while you’re in the dressing room! Or will it be smoothies and working out like you and Elizabeth Reaser in Vancouver during Eclipse filming, now? And this brings up another question, “What about Elizabeth?!” This is a bittersweet happiness. I am glad you two love birds are back together again.

xoxo,
Moon

As you can see there’s been some surprising news in the Twidom. What’s the best? A actual picture from Baton Rouge, Kellan with a ring or the FL’s back together again or whatever they are…

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Twilight News Dump – Cause really there’s nothing going on besides Ashley Greene & Joe Jonas handbag shopping

Dear LTT-ers,

Since I was out on the open road last night I didn’t get to write you lovelies something fun to read today but upon further inspection it seems that filming has halted in Baton Rouge and the rest of the interwebs are on Holiday. It is Christmastime after all… BUT never fear days like these mean we can catch up on all the little tidbits of news that fall through the cracks…

(click on the links/bolded sections for the full news story)

  • Word of warning to set crashers looking to see the magicness up close and personal on the BD set:  Louisiana has guns and they’re not afraid to use them to defend their home… or movie studio.

Oh heeeeeyyy guys

  • Ashley Greene and Joe Jonas go pick up handbags together… next on the list? New bras and some shoe shopping… for Joe… Ashley…. right…….
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  • Kiowa Gordon was the prettiest princess at an LA Fashion event. Wonder if he can teach me the 3 steps to clearer skin.
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  • The dude who was cast as Phil Dwyer (Renee’s new piece) looks like he just stepped out of a generic Ed Hardy ad campaign.
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  • Jackson had a birthday on the 21st… he is now the oldest known living catfish in the world. Congrats and Happy Birthday Jacky!!!


The end! Now go get the rest of your last minute Christmas shopping done!!! I’m currently waiting to hear back from Kim at Twifans.com for one of my special surprises! MOOOhhahahaha!

Happy Holidays!!!!!
Moon

Any news we missed? Should Joe get the green or the Gucci in the background? Decisions, decisions…

 

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