Once again, the our amazing staff member, Charlotte, has brought us another wonderful interview, this time with Kellan Lutz (Emmett)!!
Charlotte: Do you think that any aspects of Emmett are like you and if not Emmett who do you think you’re most like out of the books or the movie?
Kellan: Ok, First off I love your accent by the way and I wish I had it and it’s awesome. (charlotte almost hyperventilated at this point everyone.) And to answer your question, do I think that I’m like Emmett? I really think it’s quite amazing to read a book and to read a piece about something someone created and I’ve never really felt this close to a character if that makes sense, during my acting career. And just reading about Emmett and talking to Stephenie about the back story for him, everything he’s about reminds me a lot of myself. So obviously, I’m not just playing Kellan as Emmett you know, I gotta do research and get deeper into the moment but I feel like Emmett is inside of me a lot and it and being able to portray him does come easily and effortless in a way. S out of all the characters I love Emmett, I love being Emmett and the one I would be closest with would be Emmett.
Charlotte: Had you actually read the books or have you read them since you began filming?
Kellan: Yeah, actually I read them all within a week and a half. And we were doing all our rehearsal’s and whatnot so I was just reading the books. My good friend Ashley she had them, she had all three of them and she read them within like three days, she’s a crazy fast reader and so I had to borrow them and she gave me them. I just read them in my hotel room and I love them. They’re really good books and they’re easy reads. And no wonder everyone is so into them because they just paint such a vivid picture and are such a fantasy ride that it takes the audience with it. So it’s really cool.
Charlotte: Are you surprised at how loved and accepted your characters are at all?
Kellan: Yeah! To paint a picture I think all of our characters together really makes up a family and if you were to leave one character out big or small, I mean Emmett doesn’t really have that much in the first or second book but I really feel like if he wasn’t that character or if that type of big brother character wasn’t even in any of the books I think there’d be a void. Or some other character would have to step up and be able to portray that. Which I don’t believe Jasper or Edward would have that big brother nature. You know Jasper’s kinda the mysterious one and Edward is the emotional, deep one and I really think that all the characters on their own, I mean I’m glad they’re all accepted and loved. They just build the family everyone needs in a way even in our own personal lives. So I’m really glad that the fans and everyone out there are happy with the cast and are excited to see what we all do with it because that means a lot to us, you know, when we have people rooting for us we can do our best and you know, it’s like playing a ‘four’, when someone is shouting your name like ‘go Kellan, go Kellan! Get a touchdown!’ it makes you wanna try harder. And having all the fans come to set and taking pictures and asking to hang out – it really comforts us cast members because we are a younger generation and a lot of times you aren’t used too like having a fan come to their room or what to even do with it. But we’re all taking it really well and everyone’s being really nice and jovial with us. Not really acting like extreme stalkers you know, but just being like ‘Hey Jackson! What’s up dude? How’d shooting go today?’ some person said that on the street and it was really cool.
Charlotte: I just wish that I’d have gotten over to the states to see some of it filmed because I love the books and I’m really excited but you know, unfortunately I couldn’t.
Kellan: Awwww! Well you know the second book I know stuff shoots in Italy so may be that’s closer to you.
Charlotte: Yeah maybe I mean that’s only a three hour flight so you never know!
Kellan: Haha yeah much better than a twelve hour flight!
Charlotte: Ok so next, What’s the craziest or most meaningful thing a fan has done to get your attention?
Kellan: You know what was really funny, when we were shooting in LA actually, the craziest thing was like ‘Hey!” oh wait, what did they say…um, “hey if you bite my neck I’ll give you my baby!” And the mom had her baby there and she was like ‘take my baby! Take my baby! I want a vampire baby! Bite her neck!” It was just the cutest thing. We were all laughing and everyone was really cool. So that was probably the most fun I had with the fans and stuff. I guess the most meaningful thing was, and I know I’ve said this a couple of times, we had the two sweetest girls come up and they found my hotel room, knocked on the door and I opened the door and they were really cool. They were like ‘Emmett?’ and I was like “Hey.” and they were like ‘this is for you.’ and they gave us a big laundry basket for all the cast members from their friends and I think they were from San Francisco. They drove up for their spring break this basket just had letters for each one of us individual cast members saying how much they loved us, and their friends loved us and how much they supported us. And they threw in candy and Powerade’s and water bombs and squirt guns. I mean, to have someone drive that far and to see that passion in their eyes and for them to really fully support us. I mean these girls were like ‘we ran out of gas, we had to push it a little of the way, we had to thumb a couple of cars to get here.…’ you know? Bless their hearts they’re spending money on Powerade’s, candy and gas to drive up and see us. It was really humbling in a way because it’s like ‘do I deserve this? I appreciate it but I wanna give you fans stuff, you know? Thank you for supporting us.’ I remember I got the basket and then I called all my cast mates down and I just told them what happened for a good fifteen minutes and we all opened our cards and read the letters. And we shared the powerade and the candy between each one of us. And we were just together talking about what this is and how meaningful and humble we all feel about it all.
Charlotte: How cool were the baseball scenes to shoot?
Kellan: I loved them! Oh I loved shooting the baseball scenes! I wish I’d have had the chance to bat. How cool would that have been?! I played baseball in high school and growing up and I had this cool stance growing up, I was really proud of it. And everyone called me ‘K.C up to bat’ but not because I missed the third.. But you know…I just really wish I could have hit the ball. Everyone was really cool and it was fun. Just playing ball and having people hit the ball and going after it. I had some really cool stunts – they put me up in harnesses where I get to catch the ball really, really high in the air, running up a tree and jumping so high in the air and catching the ball and landing before throwing it back vampire speed-like. So, was really a lot of fun. There were a couple of days where the weather just wasn’t co-operating. It would hail, then rain and then stop and then we’d go out there and set up the shot and then it’d start hailing again, then we’d have to go back in. It lasted for like six hours doing that so we up the day. And mind you it’s like 30 degrees outside, 40 degrees we’re wearing baseball gear, it’s not the thickest stuff but I loved it! I loved it. I miss it so much.
Charlotte: What scenes are you looking forward to filming in later movies if they are made?
Kellan: Um….Instead of ‘if’ let’s say ‘when’ ha-ha. We have to be positive, right?
Charlotte: ha-ha ok, when!…ha-ha when.
Kellan: ha-ha I’m joking, I’m joking. I really am so excited for the third book. You know, Jasper and Emmett have really cool little fight scenes and I’m really excited to do those and I really hope we get to go that far.
Charlotte: If you could write the ending of ‘Breaking Dawn’, how would you have it all end? (and guys….do not all go OME! Haha cus that’s how I reacted when he answered!)
Kellan: ahhhh! You see, I’m so biased on how it ends because I know how it ends (!!!!!!!). So I can’t even answer that in a way because what I say might be taken to be truth or false. But I know that the fifth book is being worked on so I don’t want anything to end and I just believe in the love between the characters and I really know it’s endless and I know whatever happens, happens and I know everyone may be surprised but they’ll love it.
Charlotte: Ok awesome! Well that’s actually it. That’s all I’ve got so…
Kellan: Well it was a pleasure talking to you, thank you so much!
Charlotte: No it was really, really nice talking to you as well. And I just want to wish you the best of luck with whatever else you have coming up in the future and everything. Thank you so much for talking to me Kellan!
Kellan: Have a good day….or night ha-ha. Where you at right now?
Charlotte: I’m actually in my room in Manchester in the UK.
Kellan: Ahhhh! I love Manchester! Manchester is awesome. Manchester United all the way! (>.<)
Charlotte: Oh no! I’m a Chelsea fan! Ha-ha!
Kellan: Well I Just said that, I mean Beckham’s over here now. But ha-ha, I’ll let you go! Nice talking to you.
Charlotte: Yeah, have a great day! Bye!
Kellan: Bye Charlotte, take care.