It's funny the difference a year makes. At last year's Comic-Con, Twilight made it's huge debut, which showed the world (and the cast at large) the incredibly passionate fans that were awaiting the first film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's series of novels. The film was on display in the Summit Entertainment panel, which also featured the films Push and Knowing before the big Twilight presentation that became the talk of the entire Con. This year, not only did the next film in the Twilight series, The Twilight Saga's New Moon get its own panel, but the Con was also kicked off on Thursday morning with a The Twilight Saga's New Moon press conference, in the glorious new Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San Diego. New Moon stars Kristin Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were on hand to talk with the press before the insanity of the Con began, and here are some of the highlights of the half-hour press conference.
So, it's another year, another Comic-Con. How does it feel to feel to be back after last year?
Taylor Lautner: It's good, it's exciting. I think last year's Comic-Con was big real eye-opener for us, so it's awesome to be back and embrace all of our fans again for everything they've done in this past year.
Can you talk a little bit about how your life has changed since the last Comic-Con?
Robert Pattinson: I'd like to think that my life hasn't changed that much. I mean, within myself, I haven't changed. I guess when I walk down the street, I look down a lot more often.
Kristin Stewart: Why? (Laughs)
Robert Pattinson: It's kind of extraordinary. I don't think any of us expected any of this to happen and it seems to keep building and building. Comic-Con really was the eye-opener and it's kept getting bigger and bigger.
There are probably a lot of fans that might be disappointed that Robert (Pattinson) is not in this film as much as the last film, so...
Kristin Stewart: He's in it.
Robert Pattinson: They won't be disappointed either. I just watched the clip.
How has it been with the heightened expectations with this whole project?
Robert Pattinson: I mean, it wasn't just the director that made this one different. It was so different as well because we kind of knew what kind of animal we were dealing with. I was much more of a supporting role in this one. I started three weeks after they started shooting and I did a lot of my scenes with the apparition scenes, which involves me doing maybe one word a week (Laughs). It was actually one of the most relaxing jobs I've ever done and Chris (Weitz) is a very peaceful presence and I got along really well with him. I had a pretty stress-free job for about three months. It was great for me. All the pressure was on Taylor (Laughs).
The Twilight Saga's New Moon hits theaters nationwide on November 20.