Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
"Victoria" in our much anticipated movie...TWILIGHT!!! Her eis what she had to say to MTV:
Rachelle Lefevre: [She laughs.] I've noticed. Twilight's got some avid — and rabid — fans.
MTV: And every other comment is: "OMG! Kristen is so beautiful!"
Lefevre: I don't think I've ever seen so many people [write] "OMG" in my life.
MTV: People are just now beginning to realize how big this "Twilight" thing is.
Lefevre: We are too.
MTV: So how did you become aware of it? When you first got the script, was it just another gig?
Lefevre: There were three things about it that made me want to go for the audition: The first one was that [director] Catherine Hardwicke was attached; the second was that the role was to play a vampire; and the third was that I could do an adaptation of a book that's a trilogy, with the potential to explore a character, hopefully, over three films.
MTV: So you've always wanted to play a vampire?
Lefevre: [She laughs.] I have, actually! It appeals to me. I wrote Catherine a three-page letter on why I thought I should get the part. And most of it was about how I thought that vampires were basically the best metaphor for human anxiety and questions about being alive. I also said I wanted to do something that appeals to both a younger and an older audience.
MTV: At the center of the books is the forbidden romance between Edward and Bella. And much like "Titanic" or "The Notebook," it's constructed to appeal to several generations.
Lefevre: Yeah, absolutely. ... She's not a vampire, and I love this idea that she can't be with him for all these reasons. It's the "Romeo and Juliet" thing that we love, that romanticism of "What am I willing to do?" and "What am I willing to sacrifice to be with the person I love?" Like "Titanic" or "Romeo and Juliet," these are movies where there's something that gets in the way of the romance, where you really have to sacrifice something in order to have it. And in this case, it's her life, so what can be more romantic than that — potentially having your life threatened every time you're with the guy?
MTV: You begin filming this week. What have you been doing up there until now?
Lefevre: I've spent a few weeks in Portland doing rehearsals, and it's amazing. The other actors are ridiculously committed to these roles. We've had cast dinners where we go out, just to bond — especially for the actors playing the Cullens. I think it's really important to them to be a family.
MTV: Are the Cullens sitting in the corner eating by themselves, like they do in the book?
Lefevre: [She laughs.] Well, it may evolve into that once we begin filming, who knows? But in the beginning, Catherine is very organic, and she really wants us to have it in our bodies about what it would be like to be a vampire. I remember that in your article, that Kristen [Stewart] pointed out that it's not just that these people are vampires. They have supernatural abilities beyond living forever. They have super strength and speed and hearing and agility. So Catherine really wanted us to feel what that would be like. And so there's been a huge emphasis on having the vampires work together and rehearsing together to get this cohesiveness.
MTV: And there's also tons of stunts. What kind of training have you guys received so far?
Lefevre: Oh my God, my favorite has got to be the wire-work. They put you in a harness and put you on wires, and you're flying through the air. It's really amazing. ... We also do this thing called "riding the magic carpet," which makes you look like you're moving extremely fast. ... They make you walk at incredible speeds, on an incredibly fast-moving thing, so that the effect is like you're walking with no effort at 30 miles an hour.
MTV: Tell us about how you see the character.
Lefevre: I play Victoria, who is in the book. There's not a lot about her backstory in the first book, but what I can tell you is that she's a nomadic vampire who is very, very feline and just pure instinct. This is a woman who is half-cat and is extremely powerful and enjoys her power. And she's got this flaming-red hair, which I kind of have.
MTV: She's a tough cookie.
Lefevre: Let's just say that hell hath no fury like a vampire scorned. [She laughs.]
MTV: Would it be appropriate to say that she is James' henchman?
Lefevre: They travel together; I will say that. They travel and feed together. ... You wouldn't want to meet a vampire in a dark alley, but I think you particularly wouldn't want to meet Victoria.
MTV: Now, these vampires have no teeth, right?
Lefevre: There are no teeth, no fangs.
MTV: For someone who always wanted to play a vampire, didn't you feel a little gypped?
Lefevre: Yeah, I did. That's the only thing I really wanted, was to put in teeth. [She laughs.] But there is something about no teeth that I find even scarier now, because if you think about it, think how hard and how aggressively you'd have to bite someone. Think of how aggressively you have to bite somebody to draw blood. Think about that for a minute. It's a lot scarier than you initially imagined, and probably not as neat and tidy as those two little holes.
MTV: I like that.
Lefevre: Yeah, these aren't gentle, "you may feel a little poke"-type of vampires.
MTV: What's the one line in the script that you can't wait to deliver?
Lefevre: Oh, well, Victoria has a line where she very aggressively says, "I love it when men chase me!" And it can be taken so many different ways. I find that line, as a woman, to say that in a really empowering way, is kind of sexy.
MTV: Ever since we announced your casting, there have been so many fan comments posted about you — some good and some not so good. I know you've been reading them, so I thought we could have you address a few. An MTV Movies Blog reader named "Shada," for instance, posted: "Rachelle Lefevre doesn't look scary enough to play Victoria."
Lefevre: What would I say back? Well, I would say that every picture she's ever seen of me is taken out at an event, where I'm probably happy to be there. How could I possibly look mean? Maybe she should come to my house and see me at 7 a.m., before I've had a cup of coffee. [She laughs.]
MTV: Someone named "Alexia" said: "Victoria looks fabulous and could definitely portray evil."
Lefevre: I would say, "Thank you for your confidence. I hope I don't let you down!"
MTV: And then there's "Rachel," who wrote: "Victoria looks too nice with her freckles and stuff."
Lefevre: [She laughs.] I would say that freckles equal Pollyana. And I will say this for all us freckled people, all of us red-headed, freckled gals: I intend to represent
Anyway, I went to my hairdresser's place ready to get my hair done and feel like a new woman when all of a sudden my hairdresser disappeared. She apparently forgot our appointment. So, here I sit all ragged and sad. I was in need of pampering tonight. I guess I can't have everything can I?
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
During my quiet time I contemplate a great many things and yesterday was no different. Yesterday, I was stretched out coming ever so close to that elusive nap that seemed just out of my grasp yesterday. Well, needless to say while I was sitting in my favorite chair I began to think of callings and such and I wondered, to myself, why people turn down callings. Truly, I have never been in a ward where so many people turn down callings they are not fond of. Nearly 16 1/2 years ago I joined this church and was given my first calling. When I was extended the calling it was by a very dear bishop. He explained to me that unless there were circumstances that would interfere with my accepting the calling....and those circumstances had to be something huge indeed...that I should accept them as they are intended to help me grow spiritually. i have had a great many callings since then that I have argued in my head. Believe me, I don't always agree with the bishop's decision to extend certain callings to me, but in the end I find I have learned a valuable lesson. There was a lesson in each calling and although there are times when my stomach turns sour when a calling is extended, I tend to accept quickly before I can think of a reason not to accept. If I could I would say to them: "Are you insane?" (especially about the entire head cook at camp thing) I am quite sure that there is a purpose in all things and I will learn them one way or another. For now, I choose to accept.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
There is a running joke between Don and I....and please believe me that we are not serious about this at all. When he was out of town 3 weeks out of the month he would call me every night and truly worried about my loneliness as it was just me and the three kids. I would often joke with him that I was never alone. That Raul, my latin lover, was with me whenever he was gone. I joked with him that the love of his life, and every other teen boy in the 80's, Cindy Crawford.
Today at work we were looking through a trade magazine and there in the center was good ol' Cindy Crawford looking as fabulous as ever, which incredibly enough irked me that she looked so good after kids!!! Anyway, Don and I were laughing about how we refered to Raul and Cindy, but I had to warn my poor hubby that my heart no longer belonged to Raul. I have moved onto Johnny Depp. I mean, for goodness sake, I have watched him since 21 Jumpstreet.---I can just hear half of you in your mind saying "What was 21 Jumpstreet?" Especially since none of you were probably old enough to remember. How tragic! Don started laughing and shook his head.
He kissed me on the forehead and said: "Well, if anything happens to me and he walks through the front door I have a feeling he would fall head over heels in love with you. Everyone does." Then he gave me a big hug.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
You all can claim it as much as you want, but my Superman can really fly!!!Our view from the condo. Believe it or not I remember racing down this particular run in my teen years. 65 miles per hour...no problem!!!
Every Family needs a "Snow Bunny." This is ours...
My second favorite guy in the entire world!!!
Can't forget my Molly Bee!!!
The rest of these photos are...well...they may require an explanation, but you will not get one. That falls under the agreement! Enjoy!!!!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
When I pass across the Upper Truckee River I will remember the summers we used to raft all day. My older brother and I had a raft and my parents had another. It was a fun way to experience the true Tahoe...away from all others. I will see the exit to Emerald Bay and remember ALL of the hikes down to Vikingsholm Castle and spending the day on the beach there. I will remember catching tadpoles and crawdads and bringing them home to my mom who patiently discarded them when I was not looking.
I will never forget the days we would cruise around on our bikes all over having a great time. It was a dream childhood. I ice skated on a lagoon with my friends, oaddles all over the Tahoe Keys with my best friend and stood in the back of a truck while we sped along the dirt trail to Fallen leaf Lake with our boombox blasting Duran Duran in the background. Life was definitely good!!!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
On a side note, I truly hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
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Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
“People really love these books,” said Stewart. “Right now it’s a trilogy, and a fourth book is coming out, so hopefully we’ll get to shoot all four.”
For those who haven’t yet been bitten, “Twilight” will feature Stewart as Bella Swan, a teenage girl whose life gets turned upside-down after she meets and falls in love with a vampire. Additional names will be cast in the next few weeks, but according to the actress, 21-year-old Pattinson is already sinking his teeth into the role of Edward.
“He’s so good and he’s so soulful and he’s just not a liar — you can feel pain from him,” Stewart cooed. “The cool thing about the story is that it’s a seemingly wonderful fantasy — let’s fall in love with vampires and live forever — but it’s so much harder than that. Imagine living forever. Living one life is hard enough.”
But don’t get fooled into thinking this is going to be “The Notebook” for the undead. “The main character is like, superhuman,” Stewart said of the action scenes in the script. “He’s a vampire, but with really [heightened powers]; he can run faster than a car can drive, and he’s super strong. He throws me over his back [in one scene], right before he’s going to tell me that he’s a vampire, and then he runs over the treetops. And we’re going to be in real treetops; we’re not just going to CGI it. We actually get to go up there, and that’s what I’m stoked on.”
“It’s a pretty triumphant love story,” Stewart concluded, looking forward to stepping in front of the cameras. “It’s gonna take a while, and it [deserves to be] at least a series of three.”
So, I thought you all would really enjoy that little update since the fact that the release date has been met with such a huge excitement!!!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
For those of you that have wandered into the store you may have noticed that Don and I play with walkie talkies all day long. He is usually working with the feed outside, loading up customers or filling propane tanks. We have found the easiest way for me to call and let him know what else he needs to load up i call back on the walkie talkies. Well, today I was caught completley off guard with my dear little monthly friend starting. So, I called my hubby to whine. I simply was just whining because I didn't expect it to come this soon. when I walked out of the restroom to find my purse for my emergency supplies in walks Don. he went over to the house to retrieve supplies for me. I didn't want to tell him that I already had it because I didn't ask him and that simple act reminded me what a sweetheart he really is. I am grateful for him even though
Sunday, February 3, 2008
I also totally understand that everyone in this ward is truly busy. I know that the hours at work can run late and there are always things to do when we get home. Some people sneak in when they can and I can totally appreciate that. I guess I am a dreamer of sorts and a major control freak...believe it or not. I am not feeling very controlling in this. It is more of my dreamer self. I dream of a day when we have our ward filling the seats of even the small endowmwnt room. How cool would that be? We would be united in purpose and serving together, taking a rest from the weariness of the world we live in. Our hearts would be filled with the spirit and know that our friends were there with us. That's my vision of heaven on earth!!!!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Today we lay our dear prophet to rest. We thank him with tears in our eyes and hearts full of gratefulness for all he has taught us and done. I will miss him greatly, but he has made me a better person and for that I will always be thankful. Rest well, dear brother.