Topic: elizabeth reaser

Snap This: The ‘Twilight’ Second Stringers Bring Breakfast to Fans Camped Out at Comic-Con

Snap This: The 'Twilight' Second Stringers Bring Breakfast to Fans Camped Out at Comic-Con

The Twilight fans who camped out all night for the series’ Comic-Con panel knew they were in for a treat the next day when they saw the cast speak about Breaking Dawn. What they didn’t expect was for the cast to show up early that morning with breakfast in tow! That’s Booboo Stewart, who plays excitable young werewolf Seth Clearwater, making sure Twihards stay energized with fruit. But where were the movie’s famous trio — Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner?

Maybe the SDCC coordinators were afraid that any sightings of the three would incite actual riots among the fans, and that it would be safer for them to stay just out of fans’ reach on the stage at the panel later. Maybe Booboo and the others got roped into it because they don’t have the same superstar status but are nonetheless attached to the films. After the jump, see which more well-known cast members were able to make an appearance. More »

Emma Roberts Manages to Play a Better Version of Her Past Roles in ‘The Art of Getting By’

Emma Roberts Manages to Play a Better Version of Her Past Roles in 'The Art of Getting By'

Hollywood typecasting makes it easier to audiences to figure out what a movie’s about without knowing anything about its plot — thanks to actors who play the same roles over and over again, trying to recapture lightning in a bottle. With each role, they run these characters into the ground until they’re the most bare-bones stereotypes.

It becomes shorthand: Sarah Jessica Parker is a highstrung, Type A businesswoman. Sandra Bullock is tough-as-nails and uses a breezy attitude to hide her secret insecurities. Penelope Cruz played the same role in both the Spanish and American Vanilla Sky movies, with the second an awful remake of what had been a fantastic performance the first time around.

Emma Roberts‘ good-girl muse Sally in The Art of Getting By could have been just a worse rehashing of her radiant character in Twelve, but the combination of director Gavin Wiesen‘s script and Roberts’ own know-how elevates Sally to a better version of what we’ve seen before. More »

Interview: ‘The Art of Getting By’ Writer-Director Gavin Wiesen on Making an Anti-Clique Movie

Interview: 'The Art of Getting By' Writer-Director Gavin Wiesen on Making an Anti-Clique Movie

It’s clear that Gavin Wiesen based The Art of Getting By off his own adolescence: He attended private school in New York City and bears a striking resemblance to the movie’s star, Freddie Highmore. (Or technically, Highmore looks a lot like his director.) Originally titled Homework, the movie follows reclusive smartass George (Highmore), who gets away with doing no homework during his senior year, and Emma Roberts as Sally, a popular girl who brings him into her world of parties and fun. More »