Did ‘New Moon’ bring out Chris Weitz’s inner teenage girl?
Chris Weitz talks about his “romantic” side coming out when he took on the job of directing New Moon. From NPR:
Making New Moon involved creating CGI animals and fight scenes and working with teen stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It also involved learning something about himself, says Weitz.
“I realized that I’m a bit of a teenage girl myself,” he says. “I think I spent most of my late teens and 20s pining after people who were never going to come back. I remember explaining this to Stephanie Meyer and, maybe she didn’t believe me … but I’d read too many 19th century English novels and I was very, very romantic, so having the book — and having Kristen who’s an exceptional actor — and then having that melancholic tendency in myself, I think we were all OK.”
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