Mar 9, 2011

Lee Pace talk about Kristen and Rob, Bill Condon and 'Breaking Dawn'

It's not every day that actors like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson become as big as they have without changing at least a tiny bit. But it's true. As I've always said, these two are the same today as they were when they first signed up for Twilight.

And one of their newest Twi-costars couldn't agree more...

"Kristen hasn't lost any of that stuff that makes her special," Lee Pace, who is playing Edward's vampire BFF Garrett in the Breaking Dawn flicks, tells me. "People say it's quirky, but I think it is authentic.

"She doesn't march down these red carpets like a show monster," the former Pushing Daisies star continued. "You see these girls and they're all just like, 'I'm living the fantasy. I'm wearing $10,000 worth of clothes and jewelry.' Kristen's just not like that. Kristen is just her."

The same for Mr. Pattinson. "The thing about him that is so charming is what you see is what you get," Pace said. "He is as charming and humble and handsome as he presents himself. Totally what you see is what you get with him."

Pace also said that director Bill Condon's take on the movies is a bit more "dark" than the previous three movies. "Bill Condon is cooling up these movies," he said. "I hope that doesn't get me in trouble with anyone, but he's cool...He really is killing it with this one. He's making it cool. Bill is finding that stuff and letting it be as shocking as it can be, but stylish, too."

Pace returns to filming Breaking Dawn this week after taking a three-week vacation to India. "I wear bright red contacts," he said. "I feel so plain and boring when I take them out."

PopWrap: "The Fall" is a visual feast and most of your films have been indies, so a lot of people were surprised by you taking on a role in the upcoming "Twilight" two-part finale. What made you sign on? 
Lee: Bill Condon. He's great and just killing it with this movie. It’s gonna be the cool “Twilight.” He’s adding a level of style that is just awesome. I’ll be honest, I went in to this a little like “you know what you’re getting into, just do what you can.” But it’s been awesome fun.

PW: So you like playing a vampire then? 
Lee: Yea, it’s really fun. It’s easy and fun to bring that side out of you. Both parts are fascinating. After reading them, I understand the huge sensation around them. And can I tell you something, Kristen Stewart just looks like a proper movie star. Not like a teen sensation. She walks on set and its pure movie star-ness. And you don’t see that very often.

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