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EXCLUSIVE BLOG & VIDEO: Twilight Stars Sweep London’s Film and Comic Convention

New Moon stars made appearances at the London Film and Comic Con on Sunday and RadarOnline.com has an exclusive video and blog from Twilight fan Laura in London.

Read all about it below, and click here for amazing shots of fan Laura meeting the hunks of New Moon!


Peter Facinelli stood me up! OK, not quite — but he did forget his passport and miss his flight to London, meaning he wouldn’t make London Film and Comic Con on Saturday, which I’d been looking forward to since I pre-bought my ticket months ago!

Thankfully, he did make it in time for Sunday, and he must have been exhausted; not only from the red-eye from NYC but also honoring all the pre-scheduled tickets from the previous day. The guy famous for playing the compassionate Dr. Carlisle “I’m a good vampire” Cullen worked his socks off so as not to disappoint his adoring fans!

Upon arrival at the event (which, I’m sure was filled with much more women than these convention boys were used to thanks to Twilight!) I immediately scouted out where Peter was signing autographs. My first glimpse of him actually made me “squeee!” – I couldn’t believe he was really right there! He was looking every bit as handsome as I’d hoped and just a little more ‘rock and roll’ with his tousled hair and distressed leather jacket: yum yum! 

I went up (a little nervous) to where he was sitting to get my autograph and was immediately at ease; Peter was very sweet, soft spoken and… swift, lol!  My brief moment with him was just that, brief – with a line of people behind me, he’d not even had the chance to touch the plate of food that had been brought to him. He did, however, call me ‘Lovely Laura’ as he was signing my print of him from the Vampire baseball scene (classic!) so all was forgiven. I drifted away in a dream like state, slightly unaware of my surroundings, only to turn around and spy…

Justin Chon and Alex Meraz! Justin (Eric Yorkie) was chillin’ at his table, waving to fans as they walked by as well as to those who waited on line for autographs. I went up to ask for a photo and he smiled sweetly and made a ‘peace’ sign for me; he is so much cuter than I ever realized!

Alex, on the other hand… Oh. Holy. Hotness! That boy’s biceps must need extra checking at the airport – yowza! I’d never really gotten the whole ‘Team Paul’ thing before but, in person my mind went blank… Robert who? Alex was also very kind, overlooking my bashfulness and signing my wolf-pack print. I asked for a hug (as I’d heard they were great) and he gave me a proper bear-squeeze. Being held by those muscles is no bad thing!

I was lucky enough to get a ticket to the Twilight talk with all three actors. The hall was packed and all the fans were so excited to spend some ‘quality time’ with the guys! We were told by the announcer, “Cheering is fine. Screaming? Not so much! Everyone values their eardrums.” With that they each made their entrance to the stage: Justin holding a camcorder, filming the reaction from the crowd (for DVD extras maybe or just his own record?) and Alex, with Peter joining them from the centre aisle.

Far from screaming, the (typically reserved British) crowd was a little star-struck. No one really knew what to say until Peter said, “These awkward silences are killing me,” and proceeded to hop out into the crowd to have fans ask their questions.

My sister was lucky enough to be chosen, and as she cozied on up to Peter (I’m not jealous, really!) she asked, “Do you ever take your Doctor’s cloak home with you *wink wink* to your wife?” He seemed amused and surprised as such a question from my innocent looking sister, blushed a little and ahem-ed a while before finally admitting, “No. Sorry to give you a boring answer but, no I don’t?”

His sly smile convinces me otherwise.

Another friend of mine, Shraddha, actually got to sit on stage whilst waiting for her turn to ask a question. I can’t remember what she asked but I doubt she can either as Justin started giving her a shoulder massage!

The questions continued, with answers containing some amusing anecdotes about jokes on set. Peter apparently bought a card for Robert Pattinson with a joke about “In these hard times, you’ll find a good job soon… but as it’s you, maybe not” and Rob apparently gave it to Kristen Stewart who didn’t think it was funny but (after she got the joke) passed it on to Chris Weitz.

Peter also teased that he has ‘Edward envy’ and thinks he’d look good hanging out in a tree all day, as well as wishing Carlisle had a super power (I’m paraphrasing but) “It’s not like I can go into the Volturi layer and smote them with my compassion… I am the most compassionate vampire in the world and am going to compassionize the hell out of you! Couldn’t I fly or something as well?!”

Justin mainly sat back and threw in the occasional witty remark about wishing the humans got more action (of the wolf/vampire rather than the bow-chica-wow-wa variety) but, upon being asked “boxers of briefs” (a la San Diego convention) rather than checking like Peter (boxers) and Alex (briefs), admitted that it depends if you’re rocking the tight or baggy trouser style because “the over-the-top parachute look is ridiculous”.

Alex was asked mostly about his reaction to the fan base, which he apparently worries is premature considering New Moon isn’t even out yet and when asked how he’s adjusting to the female attention, he simply responded, “Well?” with a chuckle. He then spoke about the auditioning process. Apparently all Native American actors read for Sam Uley’s role and because he played it really ‘angry’ he got the part of Paul, whereas Kiowa played it much younger and hence got Embry with Chaske reading it more ‘alpha’ and so became Sam.

Alex went on to do the ‘wolf dance’ as Peter called it, where he shook as if to about to phase and went onto talk about how they bonded over doughnuts – with Peter joking that Alex was looking just a little too good and needed some fattening up Alex also told us how, in an apparent fit of wolf-brother-bonding, he’d tried to teach Kiowa to throw a punch because it’s “something every man should learn how to do” – the demonstration of Alex flexing his muscles was worth the story on its own without the literal punchline that Kiowa actually broke Alex’s nose with a dead-on hit!

The whole day was such fun, from the Alice costumes to the Edward ‘look-a-like’, topping off with Peter, Alex and Justin who were so gracious and patient with the fans. If it’s possible, I’m even more of a fan than I was when I arrived in my ‘A sparkly guy from Forks told me I smell good’ t-shirt and Cullen crest necklace, next time I’m definitely going in full costume!

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