Eclipse Producer Hopes Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart “Stay Together”, Explains Victoria Recasting
Time has a revealing new interview with Twilight Saga producer Wyck Godfrey. In it, he explains why he hopes that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart “stay together”–
Everyone is talking about whatever is going on between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Is that good for business?
Do you want the honest answer? I haven’t even thought of it that way.
That’s not the honest answer.
It really is. I honestly don’t think of it in terms of business. It doesn’t affect our core business at all. The thing I do think about is, Oh my God, I hope they stay together. Because it could be awkward on set in the next movie if they have a huge falling out. It’s like, Wow, they have to portray this love story through two more movies. God, I hope they stay together; please stay together. That’s what affects my day-to-day.
Next up, he covers in more detail why Rachelle LeFevre was removed from Eclipse as Victoria and replaced with Bryce Dallas Howard–
You have said it was a scheduling conflict on her part. Missing a box office hit for scheduling? How does that happen?
I think her management told her it would be fine and that she could do both [projects] without really understanding the realities of our schedule. We were locked into shooting her those first two weeks, and those were the weeks that she wasn’t available. That was a hard lesson. As a producer you can work around [scheduling conflicts] when there’s lead time, but when you find out at the last minute, you cannot. And it was heartbreaking for her and us. As much as people like to report differently, no one likes to replace people in a franchise. You don’t want to rock the boat.
So did we just get 100% confirmation of the Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart relationship? In any case, It’s a terrific interview–be sure to read it all over at Time.