Chris Weitz: Of Course, I Thought About Directing Breaking Dawn

Man behind New Moon talks to us about his future in the Twilight series, the Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart romance, and much more!

By Marc Malkin, Dahvi Shira Mar 05, 2010 9:35 PMTags
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Chriz Weitz may not be directing Breaking Dawn, but that doesn't mean he didn't think about it.

"Of course when I was making New Moon and it was doing well, it was natural to think about doing other films in the series. But I haven't been pressured in any extreme way or anything," Weitz tells us, adding, "I think it's time for someone else to step up and do it, just because the third film was done by somebody else."

That's not all Weitz had to say. Read on to find out what he thinks about the Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart romance, splitting Breaking Dawn into two flicks and who he thinks should direct the rest of the series...

What do you think of Breaking Dawn being broken into two parts?
The book is very dense, so it's appropriate that it's broken into two parts. And I think that even though Twilight fans kind of want to have as much as they can at any one given time, I think they would be sad if it ended too abruptly.

What do you think of the idea of the violence and sex from the book being played out on screen?
A lot of it takes place offstage, offscreen, so I'm not sure if the sexuality presents a tremendous problem. The violence and the gore...I don't think those are a particular problem either, because the MPA that sets the rating for it doesn't have a huge problem with the violence for some odd reason.

Who do you think should direct the films?
I love Martin Scorsese, I love Wes Anderson, I love Michael Winterbottom. I'm not sure any of them would feel like this is their next best step, to direct a film in the Twilight series.

Is the obsession over Rob and Kristen's possible romance ever going to end?
They're both so appealing and attractive, and it's very fun to think about them being together. But myself, I've always tried to maintain plausible deniability by knowing as little as humanly possibly as I could about what is happening, and I will continue to do so.

Do you have any advice for them?
The pressure they're under and the amount of scrutiny they're under is nothing that I've ever had to face. If I ever have that many people that interested in what I'm doing, I'll call Rob and Kristen and ask them what I should do.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon will be released on DVD and Blu-ray March 20.


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