Storytime with UC & Moon: Our “romantic getaway” together in LA
I know you were just THRILLED to hear via Twitter and Facebook that Moon & I were reunited again for a sweet 2 days last week in Los Angeles. And I can imagine you’ve been wondering whatever the reason would be for UC fly across the country to spend less than 48 hours in California (especially when she’ll be going back to LA in less than 10 days time for vacation.) Well, today is the day when you get to hear alllll about it.
Tuesday morning I (UC) flew to LA on a flight that she didn’t miss and with Larry411 no where in sight (read about the first quick trip to LA that was almost disastrous here) It was a little sad, actually. Everything was so Normal. A quick 5 hours and 1 Chris Pine movie later, I arrived in LA to a kick-ass hotel in Hollywood complete with an in-room record player & stocked mini-bar that was raided approximately 1 hour after arrival:
After Moon arrived and hugs were given and we exchanged almost identical birthday gifts (ring holders!) we went to attend our very first activity, basically the reason I flew across the country. Yep, you guessed it- We put our hands & feet in ROBSTEN’s hands and feet. (Poor Taylor)
Let me tell you what this was like. It was MAGICAL. First of all, I have the same size hands as Kristen. This probably means we’re fake lesbian soul mates or something. Secondly, there were CRUMBS in Rob’s footprints which is just so typical isn’t it? Thirdly, this Japanese MALE tourist was in line before us (oh yes.. there was a LINE for the ROBSTEN hand prints) and he took about 12 pictures of himself and the hand & footprints. A UNICORN ALL THE WAY FROM JAPAN, GUYS!
Next we helped ourselves to Gin & Tonics in the hotel room while we did some “work.” And by “Work” I mean we had a google hangout with @brookelockart about a super secret project we may or may not be involved with. Eventually we met up with some other Twi blogger pals & headed to the hotel restaurant for what we assumed was a meet up with Japan’s biggest Twilight fan (coincidentally he’s the Unicorn we saw earlier) but instead we were AMBUSHED by a table of Breaking Dawn cast members. We recognized ONE of them (Congrats Erik Odom!) so we quickly sat down in case we were going to be quizzed about their character’s names during dinner (we weren’t)
During plate after plate of Greek tapas & red wine we got a chance to chat with most of the cast that was there. Don’t worry guys– UC & Moon were ON– we asked all the hard hitting questions like “What helped you get into character during the 2 scenes you were in?” and “Do you have the kind of relationship with Rob Pattinson where you could call him up to hang out?” adding “Can we call him now?” plus “No? Can I have his number” and of course “How has Twilight changed your life?”
Actually we asked none of that and instead our questions were more like, “What’s your favorite bar in LA?” or “Have any new iPhone apps I need to try?” and “What kind of dog do you have?” because we don’t really care about any of that other stuff.
And then we took a picture of course:
From Left to right name & character & some fun facts:
Toni Trucks— she plays Mary. We can’t remember who Mary is. She says “Beep” after she tweets. We assume because her last name is Trucks. She’ll be on a new law drama this fall & is moving to New York to start filming. Super Sweet gal!
Noel Fisher— he plays Vladimir and is MUCH less albino in real life than he is on screen. In fact, he’s not Albino at all.
Unintended Choice — I play whoever you want me to play. And yes this picture was after a lot of wine which is why it looks like my dress is falling of and I’m up in Moon’s business.
TheMoonisDown — She plays my bff & Vampire life partner. And LOOK at her killer heels (I tripped over them and fell over COMPLETELY btw)
Jd Pardo— He plays Nahuel and is our new (and only) half-vampire crush. He is SUPER nice and not too bad to look at at all. A real “Letter to JD” coming soon. Stay tuned.
Erik Odom— He plays Peter and was, like I said earlier, the only guy we actually recognized. He’s also the one we called C-list that one time and who tweeted us about it. We didn’t remind him of that at dinner, but since we’re mentioning it again and probably tweeting him today, we think he’ll remember. SORRY ERIK WE <3 YOU!
Missing from the pic was Casey Labow who had to leave early. She plays Kate from the Denali Clan. Oh and we can’t forget Jack Morrissey — partner to Bill Condon & beloved hero of “Team Jack.” We chatted with Jack for awhile, but I was on glass of wine #3 and I can’t remember much.
And before you’re impressed with my Twilight-blogging skills, Yes, I had to look up
most all of the character names.
More after the Jump!
The next day we were whisked off to the real reason why we were on this romantic getaway— a special viewing of a few scenes from Breaking Dawn Part 2 and a Q&A with Bill Condon. We can’t talk about it yet, but it was GREAT. I can’t wait until we can say more. After the viewing we gave Bill a trophy for being the best dad t-ball coach of the year. I mean Best Director ever:
After that we got this parking lot photo with Jack just because we felt so inspired by the parking lot:
AND THEN…. we had lunch and it was yummy.. AND THEN: we screened The Perks of Being a Wallflower which was AMAAZZZINGGG– make sure you see it when it’s out in the US in September. And last we found out the REAL reason why we were on this great trip: Nope– not to put our hands in ROBSTEN’S hands. Nope, not to meet the #1 Twilight fan of Japan. Nope– not even to meet Bill Condon & tell him what we thought of Breaking Dawn— it was to…..
SCREEN STEP UP 4- THE REVOLUTION:
TWO THUMBS UP FOR DANCING MOVIES IN MIAMI EVEN THOUGH CHANNING TATUM WAS NOT IN IT AND WE’RE NOT 17 ANYMORE.
No seriously. We laughed the whole time, but it was cool. We had a good time.
And that was our trip! Amazing short time away– we are so grateful to have been a part of it & we can’t wait to tell you more about the actual real reason why we were there…!
UC & Moon
Thanks to Sheila from Team Twilight for capturing that great pic of Bill. XO
Oh Hey Guys we have something exciting to share: TN is coming…. Just you wait…..
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