Kristen Stewart has sat down with MTV to discuss a bit about the pre-production of "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" and about the changes of director for the franchise. When explaining what she thinks will make "New Moon" even better than "Twilight", she revealed that the rehearsals for the sequel have been completed.
"We've had all of our rehearsals, it's pretty much done - all of the prep for the script, it's solid," the 18-year-old gushed. She then went on explaining, "There's no more work to be done, whereas a lot of times you'll be on a movie and you scramble the night before and make sure everything's done, and then you lose sequence of the whole thing because you don't shoot in order. We're set! It feels so good."
Aside from giving out about the finished rehearsals, Stewart also used the time to once again talk about the changes of director from Catherine Hardwicke to Chris Weitz. "To be honest, I don't know - I don't run studios. It was definitely both of them [agreeing to part], it was Catherine [Hardwicke] and Summit agreeing it was the best thing to do. It wasn't like, 'You're fired!' It was a comfortable situation," she said after admitting that Hardwicke's exit "wasn't much of a shock" for her.
"And Chris is like the most genuinely invested guy - he didn't just jump on the bandwagon and be like, 'Ooh, let's get the biggest, most successful movie! I wanna do "Twilight 2"!' He genuinely likes it, and is entirely involved," the "Adventureland" actress then expressed her support to the "New Moon" helmer. "He's a really sweet guy, and we're all really excited to work with him. I like his previous work too, so it all just works out."
Asked about her opinion if Summit Entertainment choose female director for "Eclipse", Stewart stated, "I can't think of a direct effect of having a female or a male director." She furthermore continued, "I could speak specifically about Catherine, Chris or ["The Cake Eaters" director] Mary Stuart [Masterson]. I could speak about people that I know and that I've grown to care about - but I don't think it's about them being a girl or a boy."
A sequel to 2008 hit vampire drama "Twilight", "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" will be directed by "The Golden Compass" helmer Chris Weitz using the script penned by "Twilight" screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg. The romantic drama will see the return of Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner among others. The Summit Entertainment movie is aimed for November 20 U.S. release.