I suppose it was my fault, but my interview with “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” director Bill Condon involved more discussion of “Dreamgirls” than I might have expected.
The thing that most “Twilight” fans probably don’t realize is that Condon previously stared down a rabidly devoted fanbase when he adapted that beloved musical, steering Jennifer Hudson to Oscar gold. But don’t worry, Condon is quick to note that “Twilight” fans are the more passionate lot.
In our conversation, Condon discusses his confidence that those fans will enjoy The Scene We Can’t Discuss from “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” the scene that isn’t exactly in Stephenie Meyer’s book and that’s sure to cause plenty of rumbling (positively and, perhaps, negatively).
He also talks about his three stars and how they differ from their public image, or at least how two of them differ. Which one lines up with their reputation? You’ll have to watch the full interview.
This is the last of my “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” video interviews. I’ve already posted my “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” interviews with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner and Elizabeth Reaser & Nikki Reed and Kellan Lutz & Jackson Rathbone and Michael Sheen.
I still have a long written Q&A with writer Melissa Rosenberg to post tomorrow.
Assuming it’s midnight wherever you are, the film is now in theaters.