Friday, April 25, 2008

My Trip to the set of Twilight - Part II "Vampire Siting"

Alrighty "Twilighters", I cannot even begin to tell you what an amazing HIGH I am on right now! Last night was one of the coolest nights I have had in a very very long time. As I stated in my previous Blog Tiff and I spotted the beginnings of some action taking place on the set of Twilight. So yesterday afternoon after we concluded a very long work day, we packed the kids in the car and headed back down to 1st Street, St. Helens! We picked up food along the way, and as we turned the corner I nearly choked on my grilled chicken wrap from McDonald's as we saw the entire Twilight movie set all geared up and ready to start shooting! I started screaming like a girl! Oh wait, I am a girl! Whatever! We proceeded down to the Marina and that is where we then saw all of the actor's trailers, wardrobe trailers, food tents, etc. Thus, more screaming ensued! Next came the texting and phone calls to my sisterships at home! He he he!





Tiff and I parked the car, loaded up the kids and headed down to where they were all set up. It appeared as if they were preparing for the Port Angeles Restaurant scene. We were sneaking down the sidewalk, trying to keep the kids very quiet when suddenly someone screamed "ROLLING!" I thought I was going to freak out! It was sooo exciting! We stood there for a good 15 minutes when Tiff decided to take the kids down towards the Marina while I tried to get more pics. She no more walks away and the director clears the set and I am standing in the middle of all the extras and everyone heading towards the Marina for their Dinner break. One of Edward's doubles walked right passed me and as I was gawking at him and a large white van pulls up next to me with you know who in it....EDWARD & BELLA! I nearly tripped over myself! So I took off for the Marina and that's where the fun really began!








We stood on the Pier right above the wardrobe trailer and watched as everyone gathered around the food tent and ate their dinner. After mingling with a few other Twilight Moms for about 30 minutes, they finally finished their dinner. Bella was the first to come out! She walked right over to us and started choosing her outfit for the next scenes. Normally they say that she doesn't like to be seen by fans, etc., but as you can, see, she wasn't hiding from us! Woo Hoo! We haven't been able to figure out who the funky-haired chic is that is with her!







As we were watching Bella, that is when my heart skipped a million beats! Edward came out of the tent! We were all freaking out! We started just snapping our cameras as quickly as we could. We truly were a bunch of fan freaks! But oh well! I didn't fly to Oregon to NOT see him!









We took pictures for about another 30 minutes and after that the kids had had all that they could have and they also had frost bite! It was only 45 Degrees and we were by the water! And the most tragic part is that my camera battery died!


After we came home and put the kids to bed, that is when I prepared myself to venture out on my own. Tiff went to bed and I headed back to the land of Vampires! And what an exciting world it was! What was once a typical old home style town of St.Helens, was now the glorious, lit-up backdrop of Port Angeles and the romantic Restaurant scene that we all know and love. I was delirious with happiness! The restaurant was now uncovered and completely lit up with tiny white lights and beautiful red flowers. All the homes that lined both sides of the street had lights in the yards lighting them up in many different angles. Trees throughout were lit up. It was beautiful. There were dozens of people buzzing around on platforms and cranes just moving about getting so many different things ready for the scene. I could not believe how much work went into getting the set ready for what ended up being a two-minute section of the movie!




Once filming actually started I watched as the scene played itself out over and over...which was completely fine by me! It would start with Jessica and Angela walking out of the restaurant only to bump into Edward and Bella....conversations would ensue, and then Edward would lead Bella inside! Be still my heart! I watched them do this for nearly an hour. They fixed her hair, fixed his make-up and on and on! It was magical! I loved every moment of it!


So we will be going back there today. I don't know what they will be doing tonight. Actually, don't really care. I just want to see Edward one last time! I hope you enjoy this update and I hope you enjoy the pics! (And for all the pics I didn't post...please go to the Cole Family Album!)

12 comments:

Samantha said...

shut up! stop it! NO MORE i can't take it hahaha!

Brittany said...

I think I would have made a sign protesting the Edward they picked. I know you are mad at me now :) he has not grown on me at ALL. I love, loved all the pics and your narrative on the set felt as though we were there. Glad you had a fabulous time can't wait to talk to you in person. Tell Tiff hello!

Annie J said...

Hi! I hope you don't mind me checking out your story. I found the link on TM's. You are so lucky to have these opportunities. I would be squealing if I were there. Thanks for sharing!!

den said...

Found your link through a MySpace page. I agree! You are so lucky to be able to have the chance to see the filming. Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

That was all great! The girl with Kristen in the blue jacket is Katie, her photo double.

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twilighter32494 said...

OH NO YOU DIDN'T BRITTANY!!! X(...just kidding..but really, not the smartest thing to say...on a blog that thousands of twilighters visit THAT LOVE ROB!!!!
....so ya, i respect your opinion, but you might want to share them elsewhere.....:)thanks.

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Maga said...

The pics are so pretty! Thanks!!! Greetings from Santiago, Chile!

Rianna said...

Hi I was reading your article (great by the way) and I was eyeing the pics of Rob/Edward (of course). I was wondering if I could use one of your pictures of Rob to make an icon? I've never tried it before but everyone else in the fandom does it so I figured I could give it a shot. Anyway I just wanted to ask for permission since they were your pics. So just let me know. Thank you.

Nataroo said...

Absolutely! Go for it!

Use away!

Rianna said...

wow really thanks a ton!