Forays of a Finance Foodie talked to Mike about filming Eclipse, Twilight conventions, his charity interests, and Breaking Dawn.
Q: I hear that most of the guys in this movie had to do the Wolf Camp workout, even if they weren’t wolves. (I know you are not a wolf!) Did you get put into the training camp again?
MW: I did not do much of that because I am not a wolf. There is a big fight scene in the third film (Eclipse) where the Cullen clan and the wolf pack get together and have to fight this army of what is called “newborn vampires” so they went through like months of training and all that…but for me, I am just at the high school cafeteria. We mere mortals in high school did not go through any of that.
Q: Will you talk about filming Eclipse–was it tougher than filming the other two in some way?
MW: Yeah, filming Eclipse was definitely challenging. Each film definitely presents its own challenge. The main thing to really figure out is how to work with these same characters with different directors. That has really been an interesting challenge because these three directors, they are all brilliant but they are all very different in how they approach filmmaking and working with actors…so that has been kind of interesting. And it’s also been kind of interesting for me to deal with the character challenge of Mike Newton–because at this point, in Eclipse, he is not really going after Bella anymore. He has finally come to terms with the fact that he and Bella will probably never work out romantically and I think that anybody going after a girl who is being courted by both Taylor Lautner and Rob Pattinson would come to the same decision! It is no shame losing out to those guys!
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