Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Time: Q&A Session with 'New Moon' Director Chris Weitz


TIME spoke with Weitz about his immersion in the Twilight world, dealing with Internet rumors and winning over the fans in the run-up to New Moon's November 20th release.

How much do you pay attention to what the fans are saying on the web?
Weitz: During shooting I tried to not go onto the Internet at all if possible. I started to pay attention to fan reaction to the trailers that have been out and what kind of stuff they like, just in order to get a temperature of where things were heading. I think you end up being a politician responding to polls if you pay too much attention to the Internet. Because it's a quick way to convince yourself that one particular person who happens to be Twittering at the moment just happens to be the authority. I try to put out fires when bizarre rumors get started. One rumor I addressed was that the Volturi scenes were supposed to be set in a bathhouse with everyone naked.

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