Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Twilight Stars Tire of Paps... with good reason, I might add...

The cast of the Twilight Saga had no idea what they were in for last year. Not even D-listers back then, they shot a low-budget cult flick, simply expecting to add one more notch to their list of credits.

Just a scant year later, the entire cast has been plunged into the constant limelight, a frenzy of fans and a franchise spun out of control, offering up everything ranging from candy hearts, to cardboard cutouts, to board games.. anything to satiate rabid fans.

So just how do they feel about the never-ending snap of the flash from stalker paparazzi?
Twilight cast by eny_widiya.

"It's kind of bizarre," says Ashley Greene. "We would walk out of our hotel, and there would be people there taking pictures, and the [headline] would be, like, 'Jackson and Ashley Get Coffee!'

"You know what? They are so much more polite in Canada," Greene observed, comparing her recent interactions. "I think that everyone in Canada is more polite, and the paparazzi are even polite to you. It's kind of bizarre."

Edi Gathegi speculated that a mole may be in their midst, leaking details about the casts' every move. "There is a mole, and the mole is feeding information," Gathegi marveled, remembering recent pictures of the group flying out of Vancouver last week. "[The paparazzi] took pictures of every single one of us leaving the airport! It's like, how are they getting this information?"

"A year later, it's starting to hit me how huge this thing is," Gathegi said of all the attention sure to surround them as they reconvene on the "New Moon" set this week. "You really have to pay attention to what you look like when you leave your house, because you will be up on a blog site within minutes." (Note: guilty as charged. Sorry guys.)

At Kitson this weekend, three of the vamp actors were caught on film. One photographer was seen driving with his right hand and simultaneously pointing his camera out the window with his left. Another, parked in a red zone, dropped the flatbed portion of his truck, stood on it and quickly snapped photos of Rachelle Lefevre, Kellan Lutz and Greene before speeding off.

Kellan Lutz reveals that they are beginning to take matters into their own hands.

"It's funny. Edi and myself have been messing with them," Kellan Lutz said of recent pictures that include him taking photos of the photographers. "It's great; we have been doing some pranks on them. I can't really share any, but a lot of the pictures are planned."

"There is having your picture taken nicely at an event, and then there is having your picture taken at 5 in the morning in front of Starbucks when you're not even awake," Lefevre explained of the stars' current, increasingly tumultuous relationship with the paparazzi. "I think the truth is that it's unavoidable. If we could cultivate some sort of a mutual respect, that would be ideal. But somehow, that doesn't seem like it's gonna go down."

Note: At our DVD release party this weekend, I just ranted about how protective I feel for Robert Pattinson. I suppose they all were plunged into this chaos, but he particularly has been burdened with becoming a pop icon overnight, which seems to chafe against everything he knows. My heart is truly with him, and I hope the paps leave him alone so he can once again transform into the broody Edward we need to see in New Moon. Leave that darling Britt boy be!

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