Thanks to MSN (and Bee for pointing it out to LPO), there’s a behind the scenes look at Lee Pace in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part II. In it, fans get some insight into the audition process as various clips of Lee reading for Garrett are shown. He also talks about the changing perception of vampires in popular culture, including Stephenie Meyer’s unique take on the supernatural beings. “It’s a real privilege to be part of the [Twilight] universe,” he says.
This clip is from the DVD/Blu-ray release of Breaking Dawn — Part II, which is now available to purchase (along with the DVD and option of digital download).
My deepest apologies for the delay on this update: I was out of town when the interview was first released, and then I completely forgot about it. Anyway, there is a new-ish article from Theater Mania in which Lee Pace talks Golden Age – including approaching opera and his character’s sexuality – and the three big movies he was in that were all released within a month. As some of his fans know, Lee is a very big fan of Daniel Day-Lewis, and he talks a bit about him as an actor. Check out an excerpt below before heading to the source for more.
Where would you put your knowledge of opera on a 1-10 scale before you started Golden Age?
Well, I went to Juilliard, so you can’t help but get a little dose of opera when you go to that school. I’d seen a couple of things at the Met. And I had heard Bellini’s Norma. So it’s hard to say — but I guess 2, maybe 3.
Did that lack of expertise make this job harder for you?
I had a good month ahead of rehearsals to just listen to music and work on the research about Bellini. There’s so much fascinating research about this man, and I love doing research. My favorite thing about being an actor is to learn new things. But it wasn’t just about listening to the rest of Bellini’s stuff ; it was also listening to Donizetti’s stuff, Rossini’s stuff, Wagner’s stuff just to kind of get a real sense of what it was that Bellini was trying to do artistically, what musical information he had, and what influence he had on others.
Was exploring the music the most interesting part of the process for you?
One of the most fascinating things about the play to me was Terrence’s point of view on what it takes to make not just art, but to make an event out of an evening of opera. And that’s what Bellini does– the opera is not just the music, it is an event. It is all of the people in the boxes waiting to see the show and it’s the stars who step up on the stage and perform this incredible athletic feat of singing these notes. And it’s about arranging that kind of night and figuring out a way to make that night emotionally poignant and meaningful.
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Here’s a cute new interview with Breaking Dawn (Part II) actresses, Maggie Grace and Mia Maestro. When talking to The San Diego Union-Tribune about the upcoming film, they were asked the long-standing Twilight question: “what team are you on?” The actresses opted to give Lee Pace a shout out as their response:
Q: What team are you on: Edward or Jacob?
Grace: Well, we are actually cousins of the Cullen family, so we are sort of de facto Team Edward. But I’m also voting to start a new team — Team Garrett.
Maestro: We love Lee [Pace]! He is one of the new vampires, playing Garrett. He’s just a lot of fun to be around.
Q: So Garrett is taking over in Breaking Dawn (Part II)?
Grace: He’s like the vampiric rock star; the revolutionary war hero.
Maestro: I would be Team Joe Anderson, too, because Joe is pretty cute as well. Team Beard! All the scruffy, rock ‘n’ roll vampires.
A Breaking Dawn (Part II) clip featuring Lee Pace – among many others in the heavy ensemble cast – has been released. (My apologies for not getting this up sooner!) At under one minute, it’s pretty brief, but Lee does get a line and a few shots during a scene that appears to be calling everyone to action. For those interested, there’s also a b-roll video for the film that’s been released, showing additional footage while filming the movie.
Here’s some quick news on the Breaking Dawn (Part II) front: Stephenie Meyer, author of The Twilight Saga and close consultant on the film adaptations, recently praised Lee Pace. At the recent press conference for the film, she noted that Lee “stood out” among the cast as being close to the character (Garrett) she originally envisioned. Check out an excerpt of the transcript featuring her kind words below:
Q: Now that you’ve seen all your characters, Stephenie, who do you think was closet on film as what you saw in your head?
Stephenie Meyer: I think Lee Pace stood out. He was so much fun. MyAnna was great as Tanya. There were a lot, they all did a great job of matching the descriptions
At long last, the official – and final, promotional – poster for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part II) has been released. Of course, fans could anticipate the three leads in the one-sheet – including Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner – but it was quite a surprise to see Lee Pace on it as well. To the far left, you can see Lee in character as the American nomadic vampire, Garrett, trudging through the snow. Hopefully this means they’ve expanded his role in the film. To find out for certain, you can check out Breaking Dawn (Part II) when it hits theaters on November 16th.
A new trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part II) has debuted online, featuring even more Lee Pace from the previously released teaser. He’s shown several times throughout, but fans may be interested to see him drop a line of dialogue as the character Garrett. Breaking Dawn hits theaters November 16th.
The first film still from Breaking Dawn featuring Lee Pace has been added to the gallery. It features Lee – as the nomadic vampire, Garrett – in the woods with fellow vamps. This picture appeared in EW a few days ago, but a larger version is now available courtesy of ScreenSlam.