Bill Condon Press Conference in Rio

Bill Condon, the Director who is going to bring the last installment of our beloved Twilight Series to our screens; atteneded a press conference in Rio earlier today.  Below is an English translation from an article about the press conference.

In a rush for the filming of Dawn, the fourth film in the Twilight Saga, director Bill Condon gave a press conference on the afternoon of Monday (8) at Cine Roxy in Copacabana, south of Rio de Janeiro.

The director told R7 actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are enjoying the affection of fans.

– Both me and they’re enjoying the affection of fans. Incidentally, I want to say it to them (Rio). We are enjoying the warmth of the crowd and the city.

The director said the choice of the city as a location was stimulated by Rio Films, co-producer of Dawn, who decided to include the state capital in the script of the story.

– Rio is a very vibrant place, so we decided that the city would come in the film. We wanted this vibration was evident at Dawn. We did a scene in Lapa Edward [Pattinson] and Bella [Kristen] to show the real side of carioca culture.

Condon also said that the aim of production was less stereotyped find places on the screens. Therefore, there was the option for the island and Lapa bag Mamanguá in Paraty, on the southern coast of Rio, where the team should follow today.

The producer, Wyck Godfrey, revealed that filming with the actors in the river have been closed. Sergio Sa Leitao, president of River Films, added that the staff of Sunrise should be back to Rio just to make aerial images of the city.

Asked if the couple had time to know the city, the director said the entire schedule was planned to focus on just shooting.

-The schedule is very tight, but we love what little we have seen and know. I met the bossa nova, for example.

In the interview, the director also took criticism for the star Sylvester Stallone, who shot scenes of The Expendables in Brazil in 2009. The star spoke ill of the city.

– Forget Stallone. We love the city and not get out of here I’m speaking ill of Rio open invitation to attend the 2011 Rio Film Festival and surely will be here.

Rio Films said the film crew will be ten days in Rio de Janeiro – they arrived on Friday (5) – but that will only be five days of filming. The remaining days will be to shift production and equipment.

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