The Celebrity Q&A Examiner has posted an interview with Bryce Dallas Howard where she talks about the Twilight Saga and her controversial casting as Victoria-
Can you talk about your experience in joining the “Twilight” franchise?
I was really struck by what an incredible group of young people are in that franchise. Their friendships are so genuine, and they really ground each other. And there is a lot going on around them. There’s a lot of attention and scrutiny, but I’m truly moved by how solid they’ve remained in their values and belief systems and their caring of one another throughout all of that. You hope for that in a franchise.
Part of the reason to come back together is to tell a story but also to come back together because everyone genuinely enjoys working with one another. And it was a really, really positive experience for that reason — other than set aside the fact that I’ve read the ["Twilight"] books and loved the books from the very beginning and these characters are extraordinary. It’s such an absorbing story that I just felt very lucky, given the unfortunate circumstances surrounding it, that I was just invited in. I hope that “Eclipse” continues this trend of being really reverent of what ["Twilight" book series author] Stephenie [Meyer] created with the books.
Read the entire interview, which includes what Bryce has to say about stepping into the role of Victoria, here.
Edited to Add:
MTV also spoke to Bryce about Eclipse-