Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart gossip and news from Squamish, B.C.
Random encounters with Twilight's biggest stars have some residents in the mountain town of Squamish, B.C. aflutter and the town is buzzing with gossip and "twi-fans" aka "tweeks." As the cast and crew of Twilight: Breaking Dawn wrap up filming this week in Squamish, the visiting celebrity heartthrobs have done what real people do: eat in restaurants, get pedicures, go to the movies and (gossip has it) get drunk.
"The cast of Twilight drunkenly stumbled into McDonalds three nights ago after a late-night party," Chris, a McDonald's employee told The Vancouver Observer. "They came in here in a swarm."
Chris, at McDonald's (below) said he heard the Twilight crew visited the fast food joint after their late-night party....
The wedding scene in Breaking Dawn is apparently being filmed in Squamish, under tight wraps. But despite the secrecy surrounding the set, the crew themselves seem to be relaxed about showing up around town. And ever since Twilight's crew rolled into town, business has improved for some merchants, like Jay Dewitt, District Manager of Metropolitan Theatres.
“It all started when Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart came to Red Riding Hood and social media took over. These young 14, 15-year-old girls were texting, facebooking and tweeting everyone they knew. By the end of the movie, we probably had over a 100 people inside our lobby and outside our doors waiting for the two of them to get out.”
DeWitt tried to calm the storm by escorting the Twilight stars out the back door. "The cool thing was that Rob came up and said, 'Jay, don’t worry about it, let them in.' Rob and Kristen stayed for a good 15, 20 minutes signing autographs and taking pictures,” DeWitt said.
After this, "a group of 30-50 girls would come to the theatre daily over spring break in hopes that one of the cast would come in," he said.
17-year-old Boo Boo Stewart, who portrays wolf pack member Seth Clearwater has been generous with his time, Dewitt said. “Stewart has been to probably four or five movies and he’s been a class act. He’ll stay until every single person’s got an autograph or picture."
Boo Boo Stewart
Stephanie, (pictured below), an employee at Fatburger, said filming for Twilight took place at Furry Creek. "Millions of 12-year-old girls were running around the plaza these past few weeks,” she added. "Girls sit around at Booster Juice hoping to catch one of the celebrities spotted there."
Booster Juice, a popular place from which to Twi-stalk...
"One of my mom's friends was walking around because she works with Bear Aware, and she was looking for bear tracks. She sees this really nice-looking guy running down the trail," said Lauren Aiken with a quick laugh.
"He just comes up to her and says, 'Hey, how's it goin'?' And she's like, 'Good.' And she's really, like, she doesn't watch Twilight, so she's like, 'Am I supposed to know you?' thinking in her head, and then he runs away. And then she describes him to me, and I'm like, 'Okay, I'm pretty sure that's Taylor Lautner,' and I show her a picture of him, and she's like, 'Yeah, that's him. Oh my God.'"
Jacob Black/Taylor Lautner and Squamish local Lauren Aiken pictured below
Kursten Jack said she nearly fainted when she met the star. "Last I heard, they were in this Shady Tree in Brackendale," said the 18-year-old Jack. "I met Jacob." She was referring to Taylor Lautner who plays the werewolf, Jacob, in the Twilight series. "It was nerve-wracking. I almost fainted. I turned around and spilled my Booster Juice on him. He laughed," she said. Jack also dished on places where the cast has recently been spotted, like Parmesans Pizza, McDonald's and Burger King.
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