Twihards join Degrassi kids, Fefe Dobson and Bella’s dad at the New Moon premiere
Team Edward and Team Jacob came out for premiere of The Twilight Saga: New Moon at Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre last night. The crowd ranged from tweens in kitten heels and crinolines (Suri Cruise in five years) to TwiMoms in satin and sequins. The accessory of the evening wasn’t sparkly jewels reminiscent of Edward’s sun-touched skin, but feathered headpieces that were more posh than goth. But back to the boys!
See photos from the New Moon premiere after the jump.
Sasha Valsamis, a fan who’s read the books a few times, said emphatically, “Team Edward all the way, because he’s really hot.” While she admitted to being into Harry Potter than Twilight, Degrassi: The Next Generation’s Charlotte Arnold was firmly on Team Jacob: “I like vampires, but I’ve had my fill of Robert Pattinson, he’s everywhere, and werewolves are cool.”
Adding further star power to the premiere were Billy Burke (Charlie Swan, Bella’s dad) and Justin Chon (Bella’s friend Eric), who spoke to the audience about their experiences working on the Twilight series. Burke let everyone in on the joke that resulted in the mustache he sports in the films, and showed little fear of fan backlash when he noted that he still hasn’t read the Stephenie Meyer bestsellers. The stylish Chon, who spends his time off-set at his two shoe stores, joked that in the third film we can look forward to more of his cafeteria scenes.
No stranger to premieres, Canadian actress Natalie Brown, whose first viewing of Twilight was just last week, was excited to see how the film would “shape up” prompting much tittering about Taylor Lautner’s abs. And yes, when they made their first appearance the crowd did cheer, though the camera’s first slow motion pan of Edward got considerable more noise, answering which team comprised a majority of the audience.
The fun of the film over, guests mingled over cocktails and snacks, while playing armchair critic. The evening ended with Band of Skulls playing their track from the New Moon soundtrack–just the kind of music a moody Bella would love.