The press conference and junket for Breaking Dawn – Part 2 are currently underway today and we already have our first set of photos of Jackson at the conference! Thanks to the following for the photos: KalebNation, Twilightish, YahooMovies, letter2twilight, teamtwilighters, UniNewsEnt, KristaRichmond, BreakingDawnMov and TSTPodcast.
And some highlights from the press conference.
Twilightish: Jackson says he played a joke on @erikodom. Asked Erik where his vampire fangs were and made Erik go get them.
Twilightish: On doing stunts, Jackson said it was fun to explore new styles and techniques. It looks amazing on screen.
Twilightish: Nikki says @ToniTrucks choreographed the cast dance to Sweet Dreams performed for Bill Condon. They practiced on lunch breaks.
Fandango: Rathbone: The last 20 minutes will be really exciting for fans. It harkens back to the first Twilight. #BreakingDawnPt2 -LG
HarperJen: @JacksonRathbone on what he’d give Jasper for Christmas: “I think I’d give Jasper a gift card for the local blood bank.” #BD2
HarperJen: @JacksonRathbone: “There are surprises, so I think we’re all reticent about jumping on the spoiler alert train.” #BD2
myRKinterests: “We get to see all these new characters in BD 2, which is awesome, it’s like vampire X Men.” – Jackson Rathbone
CineMovie: Kellan likes Jasper’s power to change moods, would make everyone happy. “This place would be a better place” Jackson Rathbone agrees.
HitFixDaniel: Jackson Rathbone just saluted Gerard Butler in “Dracula 2000″ as one of his favorite screen vampires. Nobody’s ever said that before. EVER.
TwiFans: @JacksonRathbone is a big vampire fan even before Twilight #bd2pressconf
Movieline: Two citations today of Coppola’s BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, but Jackson Rathbone drops the first fond mention of DRACULA 2000 #BD2
KalebNation: Jackson Rathbone just pronounced “vampires” as “vamperz”. #Win
PageToPremiere: Jackson Rathbone: I played a joke on Erik Odom, who plays one of my Texas brethern. I said, “Hey man? Where are your teeth? You’re missing your teeth?”
PageToPremiere: Jackson Rathbone: The last 20 minutes of the film are really going to be huge for the fans. It’s really amazing and beautiful, and brings back to the first Twilight. It’s really awesome, and exciting!
PageToPremiere: Jackson Rathbone: I always loved the vampire genre of film. I watch vampire movies like Underworld now, there are so many different types of vampires out there. That’s why I loved this world, it’s so different than any other type of vampire out there. I loved that about Part 2, we get to see vampires from all walks of life, from all over the world.