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Well This is Awkward: ‘Twilight’ Drama Takes the Lead in EW’s Fall Movie Preview; Stewart Out of ‘Cali’

Well This is Awkward: 'Twilight' Drama Takes the Lead in EW's Fall Movie Preview; Stewart Out of 'Cali'

No surprise here; EW features a cuddly Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on their Fall Movie Preview issue. “For better or worse,” writes EW, “Stewart and Pattinson and their much speculated-upon romance have always been intertwined with the onscreen relationship of their fictional counterparts, Bella and Edward.” Director Bill Condon reminds readers: “The fact is, these are actors playing parts. Maybe it’s not such a bad thing for people to be reminded of that.” Either way, “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” (November 16) and EW will continue to sell plenty of tickets and issues that capitalize on the actors’ private lives. ‘Twas ever thus. Variety confirms web chatter that Stewart has dropped out of “Cali,” in which she was previously set to star alongside “Magic Mike”‘s Alex Pettyfer. Talks of a replacement are premature.

Luckily, there’s plenty more fall movies to talk about. Below, a taste of the star-packed issue featuring 98 films:

Emily Blunt on her Comic-Con statement about “Looper” (“the best movie I’ve ever been a part of”): “I realize that sounded very absolute,..[But] I feel more than anything that people are going to be quite stunned by it. This is not like anything I’ve seen.” (September 28)

Jake Gyllenhaal on training for “End of  Watch”: “You typically hear actors talk about how they went on a couple ride-alongs. We spent five months doing it, three nights a week. By the end of this movie, Mike and I really believed we were partners. It was hard to have anybody convince us otherwise,..The first ride-along I went on, someone was murdered—I saw it. It changed my life, this movie.” (September 21)

Liam Neeson on “Taken 2”: “I love doing all of the running-around action stuff. But it does take a little longer to recuperate than when you’re in your 30s. But I love doing all that shit.” (October 5)

Ben Affleck on “Argo”: “It was one of those rare instances where a good script falls out of the sky and lands in your lap. The big part of the whole thing is, Can you believe this really happened?” (October 12)

Ang Lee on shooting “Life of Pi”: “We don’t have big stars. All we have is difficulty: water, kids, animals, and 3-D,” says Lee. “Everything you should avoid in the movie business, it’s all put together.” (November 21)

Jennifer Lawrence on shooting “Silver Linings Playbook”: “I wasn’t running up and down mountains on this, so it actually did feel like kind of a vacation. Like, wait, I just have to talk to this person? I don’t have to shoot them with a bow and arrow?” (November 21)

Tom Hooper on making his actors sing live for each take in “Les Misérables”: “It utterly transforms the experience of what a musical is like on film,..When it’s live, the actors can actually think the songs.” (December 14)

Jamie Foxx on “Django Unchained” director Quentin Tarantino: “Quentin’s totally hip-hop. He’s able to, on a dime and off the top of his head, create. He’s freestyling,..At one point he reworked the entire ending. He went back to his house and came back hours later, and it was better than it was in the first place.” (December 25)

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