The Examiner has tons of new Eclipse cast interviews. They interviewed most of the leading actors. They interviewed Robert Pattinson:

Did you learn anything new for "Eclipse"?
I guess I had to learn how to run properly. In the last two, Iíve always run with a kind of limp/skip and I had to sort of look like I could run more solidly this time. So I spent a lot of time on a giant treadmill, like one of those
wheels mice run around and got filmed doing it to improve my form. I guess that was one of the big things.

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Taylor Lautner:

What did you have to do that was new and different for you about "Eclipse"?
I was actually bummed. There was a lot more action in this picture, but for me, specifically, I am a wolf when there is any action going on. So, I was bummed that I wasnít involved in too much. I got to kiss Bella for the first time. Yeah, so that was probably the biggest thing. Bella is a fantastic kisser. That was probably the most exciting new thing.


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Kristen Stewart:

Now that you've done three of these "Twilight" movies, are there things you wish had made it into the movies from the books that didn't? Yeah, totally. There are a million things. I mean, every single time we watch one of the movies, especially when the cast watches it together, it's always an incredibly frustrating experience. That's why I'm glad that "Breaking Dawn" is going to be two movies, which I can finally say. So there's going to be less of that, less of having to lose stuff. I know you want specific things, but I'm trying to think of one now but I can't.

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Then all three of them at the same time:

Why has the "Twilight" series become such a phenomenon?

Lautner: Thatís a very good question. I think the fans are the best people to answer that, but I think itís because anybody and everybody can relate to them ó whether youíre a guy or girl or any age, you can relate to these characters and the story.

Stewart: Iíve asked fans that, because we get the question all the time. I have a really simple answer, which is that I really, easily invest in the characters. I know why people get so obsessed with this, because when you read the books, itís first-person and itís very sensory. And everybody can relate to first love. Itís really raw sometimes.

Itís desire and devotion, which is all aspects of human nature which are ideal. Itís like a fantasy. When a love story comes along, theyíre always popular. I donít know why itís a cultural phenomenon. And the fans always say, "First love!" Just really simple stuff. They always say really normal stuff. And you have a pragmatic person [Bella] whoís really not prone to throwing herself into the unknown, and she loses herself.

Pattinson: The characters just seem very, very real. Thatís one of the things I connected to anyway, when I first read the books. I wouldnít say I was an obsessive fan or anything, but there is something about the way theyíre written that makes you desperately want to know whatís next in the series. I the think the fervor about it is that I think people like something to obsess over. And itís become socially acceptable if youíre a "Twilight" fan to scream and go crazy all the time. I think people really like it. They like communities of screaming people.

I think the vampire element is equated with people feeling like theyíre outsiders. But itís funny because now people just like reading stories about true love and commitment and finding the perfect person. And they feel like theyíre outsiders as well now. And with the two things combined, a lot of people really feel like the "Twilight" series is the only series that caters to their beliefs. Itís maybe a little extreme to think like that, but I think so. And more guys are liking it now. I just found out that Jaden Smith likes it.


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Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, and Jackson Rathbone:

Why would you recommend someone should go see "Eclipse," especially if that person isnít a fan of the "Twilight" series?

Greene: I think because this one essentially has something for everyone, especially in "Eclipse," because the whole film is leading up to this battle. Thereís a lot of action in this
film. Thereís a love triangle thatís been formed that only thickens in this one. You get a little bit of everything to heightened extremes.

Rathbone: Definitely. They told us that in the third film of the "Twilight" franchise that the guys would get to have a lot more action and a lot more visceral vampire action, which is one of those things I think people are really going to dig. Itís what makes part of the darker side of the myth of the vampire world more exciting. I think itís going to explode on the screen nicely.

Reaser: Iím a fan of ["Eclipse" director] David Slade and I think itís worth it just to see how dynamic what heís done [is], from the very first moment with Xavier [Samuel]. Seeing all these new characters being introduced ó Xavier and Bryce [Dallas Howard] who is not a new character, but a new actress and is so wonderful. You get to see their back stories. Thereís so many amazing characters to follow that you canít not get hooked, I think.

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Bryce Dallas Howard, Dakota Fanning, and Xavier Samuel:

All of your characters are more fully fleshed out in Stephenie Meyerís book "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner." Did you all read that book, and if so, did it influence what you did?

Howard: You got a copy.

Samuel: Yeah, I was given a secret copy that was handed to me by ["Eclipse" director] David Slade himself. I kind of felt like I had been given this really valuable document. It was amazing because, like you say, it really fleshes out those characters and gives an insight into, particularly, the Riley/Victoria relationship thatís not necessarily present in the "Twilight" saga. I just kind of treated it like some secret information. It really kind of informed a lot of the choices as well, and itís kind of exciting to read.

Howard: Because it wasnít given to me I didnít feel entitled to necessarily take it from Xavierís room. But I was like, "Can you read some of it out loud to me?" And he did. He read all the Victoria parts. Did you get a copy of it?

Fanning: I did not. Left out of that one.


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And Chaske Spencer, Alex Meraz and Julia Jones:

You said earlier, "Who wouldnít want to be in Bellaís situation?" But donít you think itís painful to be in a love triangle?

Jones: Yeah. I canít imagine that Ö

Meraz: I like a comment that you said before, that one of the reasons why [Leah] struggles with Bella is because it mirrors what [Leah] is feeling [with her love triangle]. It was kind of cool for me to hear some back story to your character.

Jones: Yeah, [Bella] is making Jacob feel the same thoughts and feelings that [Leah is] feeling because of Sam. And even if I can understand or control or make progress with my own stuff, Iíve got Jacobís brain reminding me constantly.


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But the Examiner isn't the only one with new interviews; Taylor Lautner was on David Letterman!


Terra interviewed Kristen Stewart. Click here to watch the video.

Jackson Rathbone was interviewed by both Good Day New York and Access Hollywood:




Both Peter Facinelli and Elizabeth Reaser were on Lopez Tonight:






And Collider interviewed Wyck Godfrey about Breaking Dawn:

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